LADAHK, The Indian Tibet
Yoga, Meditation, Trekking and Adventure Trip in the Himalayas
August 15 to September 1, 2022
Journey to the Himalayas.
With Pablo Ferrero. Yoga and meditation teacher. Adventure travel guide with experience guiding in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Peru and India.
Delhi – Dharamshala – Manali – Leh – Delhi.
Come with us to enjoy and get to know the INDIAN HIMALAYAS in its widest variety of landscapes. After making contact in DELHI, we will begin our route to MCLEODGANJ, a picturesque town where the DALAI LAMA resides in exile. We will begin to walk gently in the MANALI VALLEY.
Heading to the highest peaks we will arrive at LEH, capital of the LADAKH region. Known as LITTLE TIBET, this region straddles the border between India and Tibet proper. A lunar landscape of mountains, Buddhist temples, immense SALT LAKES and small villages. A journey full of content where we can walk leisurely through the mountains, enjoying the stopped time of the MONASTERIES and SMALL VILLAGES.
August 15 – Spain-Delhi
International flight via European point. Arrival in Delhi on August 16th at sunrise. We will travel together on the plane.
Aug 16 – Delhi -Dharamsala-McLeodGanj (Overnight by train)
Arrival in Delhi. We will go to a hotel where we will have a room during the day. We will visit some of the most picturesque neighborhoods of the capital. In the evening we will take an overnight train (sleeper car) to Pathankot – Dharamshala.
August 17 – McLeod Ganj (Dharamsala). Arrival at Pathankot and transfer to Dharamshala (Mcleodganj) by Taxi.
Dharamsala is one of the most pleasant places in Himachal Pradesh. Home to the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan government in exile and thousands of Tibetans. After the Chinese repression and the bombing of 1954 they fled through Nepal to avoid HEART OF THE HIMALAYAS. Guided tour of Mcleodganj.
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August 18 -McLeodGanj
Today we will have a good walk in the mountains surrounding Mcleodganj. A one-hour climb through a dense cedar forest will bring us to the Shiva temple of Galu Devi. From Galu Devi we can already see the Dhauladar mountain range with some ease. After the stop we will walk another hour to the village of Naddi, with spectacular views.
August 19th.- Dharamshala – Manali
Today a long road trip to Manali awaits us. We will visit Shivaite villages and temples along the way.
August 20.- Manali
Today after breakfast we will go to the small Vashisht, a small town near Manali from where we can make a very pleasant walk through the nearby mountains if the weather allows it. In the town itself there are some hot springs that are known throughout the area for being medicinal; its sulphurous water is used to treat muscle and joint pain. There are 2 separate pools for men and women and we recommend you try them after doing the walk. After eating we will move to the Hadimba temple. After the visit, rest of the afternoon at leisure in Old Manali. Hotel.
August 21.- Manali – Jispa
Today we will have to go north. We will leave the green exuberance of the Manali valley and begin our first day of trekking towards the heart of Ladakh. After 92 km of route we will arrive at the Rohtang pass, at 3,980m. From this port we will enjoy very good views of the Pir Panjal mountain range. After the port, the green landscape of Manali will remain for the memory, as an arid world of bushes, rock and snow begins. We will descend towards Tandi and then pass through Keylong, the district capital of Lahaul and Spiti. After 7 hours and 145km of route from Manali we will finally arrive at Jispa. Basic hotel.
August 22.- Jispa – Leh
Today we have to prepare ourselves to cover the longest stretch of the road trip. It will be worth it because we will finally enter the lunar landscape of Ladakh. A route of at least 11 hours (328km) that more than compensates because we will finally arrive in Leh, the capital of Ladakh. We will have a very early breakfast (about 5:30am) to leave Jispa at dawn. We recommend bringing plenty of water and aspirin on the way, as we will reach high points and this day will serve as acclimatization for Ladakh.
We will arrive at the port of Barachal-la at 4892m, leaving the Himalayan barrier and fully entering the lunar valleys of Ladakh. The border between the state of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh is at Sarchu, where we will have to show our passports at the control. From here begins a route along one of the highest roads in the world. First we will cross the port of Lachulung-la at 5063m, after this we will cross the second highest road passable port in the world, the Tangla-la, at 5360m. In this area the road is in very poor condition and we will go very slowly until we cross the pass. A few kilometers from the Tangla-La pass the road begins to be in good condition directly to the capital of Ladakh. After a long day we will arrive in Leh, this will be our last full day on the road. Hotel.
August 23 .-
Aclimatation in Leh in the morning. After guided visit of Leh City.
August 24 .- Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Leh
After breakfast, we will travel 45 km. Towards the monastery of Hemis. It is the largest monastery of the Drukpa sect. After the visit we moved to Thiksey monastery. This large monastery that occupies an entire small hill and offers stunning views of the Indus Valley, the cradle of the first civilizations. The monastery is built in the same architectural style as the Potala in Lhasa, it preserves a collection of paintings in an excellent state of preservation. For those interested in traditional Tibetan medicine there is an Amchi (doctor). We will eat inside the monastery. Back to Leh, we will visit Shey Palace and Spituk Monastery. Return to Leh for overnight. Hotel.
August 25th. -Leh-Nubra Valley
A spectacular road, one of the highest in the world, will take us across the Khardung-La pass, over five thousand meters high, towards the Nubra Valley, the green valley. A 5-hour lunar highway route to get there. Also known as “the valley of flowers”, Nubra has the best climate in Ladakh.
The Nubra Valley was the main trade route between Turkistan and Tibet. After resting at the hotel we will visit Deskit. Deluxe pension or tent in Hundar.
26 of August. – Nubra Valley
We will visit in depth the Nubra Valley.
August 27.- Nubra Valley-Sumur-Hundar- Leh
After breakfast, drive back to Leh. Before we will walk through Sumur and Hundar after crossing the Khardungla pass. Arrival in Leh. Rest of the day free. Hotel.
August 28.-Leh-Lamayuru-Alchi (125 km)
After breakfast we will move to Lamayuru. 36 km from Temisgam and on the Kashmir expressway. Arrival at the monastery of Lamayuru, imposing monastery of the SXI. This one sits atop a promontory, where only a few nearby trees survive in a moonscape. After the visit to Lamayuru, we will visit the impressive monastery of Alchi. The Alchi monastery stands a thousand years old. Return to Lamayuru where we will spend the night in an incomparable setting. Pension.
After breakfast we start to return to Leh. On the way we will visit the Likir monastery, one of the most fascinating monasteries in Ladakh, and the oldest. Presided over by a large statue of Maitreya Buddha, the monastery sits on top of a hill and the quality of its Buddhist frescoes is unbeatable. After the leisurely visit in Likir we moved to Leh. Rest of the afternoon free.
August 30 – Leh
Yoga Session in the morning and in the afternoon. Free day in Leh. Dinner together.
September 31 – Leh – Delhi.
September 1 – Delhi – Madrid
Services during this journey terminate at Delhi Airport. For personal reasons we count that there are people who have to return to Delhi on the 30th or 31st of August. You can inform us in advance to take it into account in the organization of the trip and help with what we can.
890 euros VAT included (Minimum 8 people). Includes companion, logistical help and advice before and during the trip.
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Yogic practices and meditative spaces, accompaniment by Pablo Ferrero (yoga teacher and experienced guide), assistance and advice before, during and after the trip.
Contacts in the field that will help us with the logistics of the trip to carry out parts of the trip, guide us in protected areas and areas of high cultural interest.
International flights, visa, accommodation, transportation, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Personal expenses.
The following list shows the approximate expenses that will be incurred during the trip. The estimate has been made at the discharge, being able to lower the costs.
– Breakfast, lunch and dinner per day: 25 euros.
– Average accommodation per day: 1500 rupees (17 euros)
– Average transport per day in Rickshaw, taxi, etc: 5 euros
– Transportation by bus, train, etc: 150 euros (total of the trip)
– Visa: 80 euros Approx
– Roundtrip International Flights: 550 euros.
– Flight Leh – Delhi: 80 – 100 euros
– Travel insurance: 70 euros
Estimated total cost of the trip: 2,500 – 3,000 euros per person.
A necessary gift that we should allow ourselves more often, since it is through interaction with others that we learn the most about ourselves. It allows you to get out of the routine, sometimes suffocating and monotonous. For me it was a journey inside, to observe and recognize my "here and now" and thus continue my path with more clarity and strength. It was a meeting from naturalness, sharing in a group approach to life, experiences and experiences-learning; without fear of vulnerability. To repeat, without a doubt.
Todo un lujo, poder disfrutar de unas clases de yoga en la Sierra Oeste.
Dónde el cuidado del detalle, sensibilidad, y personalización de la práctica de yoga, toma protagonismo.
Donde la mirada, se dirige a nuestro interior.
Me encantó el curso de Respiración Pranayama y apertura del corazón en Madrid, Pablo, un gran profesional que te acompaña con su naturalidad hacia la conexión con la Consciencia del ser. Muchas gracias Pablo!!
I’m in Barcelona for 2 months and I have had the priviliege to have some private classes with Pablo (some others were not but still the same attention). How lucky am. I felt like I improved a lot and I already miss this even if I know I will get back to his classes, such an addiction. Muchas gracias!
Una visión detallista y profunda del yoga, mas allá de la concepción física. Pablo es el perfecto guía en el camino del descubrimiento de uno mismo, empuja tus limites, acabas descubriendo que eres capaz de llegar donde no creias, efecto que traspasa la frontera de la práctica a la vida cotidiana. Gracias maestro!!
Me llevo al sur a gente muy especial en el corazón. Llegué sin absolutamente ninguna expectativa y ha sido mejor de lo que había podido llegar a proyectar.
Maravillosa experiencia la de asistir a las clases de yoga con Pablo. El profesor excelente, el ambiente inmejorable. Un espacio mágico para recuperar cuerpo y espíritu de las tensiones de la vida. Muy, muy recomendable
Me encantó el curso de Respiración Pranayama y apertura del corazón en Madrid, Pablo, un gran profesional que te acompaña con su naturalidad hacia la conexión con la Consciencia del ser. Muchas gracias Pablo!!!
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