Frozen Ladakh with Jungle Lore

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Celebrate New Year the Ladakhi Way!

If you are looking for options to celebrate New Year's away from the hustle and bustle of the city, we have just the right place for you. Located deep in the higher Himalayas at over 10,000 feet, Ladakh has some breathtaking views to offer.

Walk on the Frozen Zanskar river and Pangong lake
During winter, the temperature in Ladakh goes 20 to 25 degrees below zero. The snow covered mountains, frozen Pangong lake and the Zanskar river have a completely different story to tell. Amidst all the snow, it’s the best time to walk on the frozen Zanskar and Pangong lake.

Ladakhi homestay
We give you an opportunity to experience a traditional Ladakhi homestay in a remote and quiet village. Spend the evening learning their language and humming to some local folk songs. Feel free to join them in the kitchen if you wish to learn how to cook some local cuisine.


DAY 1 – 26th Dec – Arrival at Leh

Pickup from Leh airport and transfer to hotel, check into the hotel for a complete day of rest. Sit back, relax and enjoy some tea and coffee. Overnight at the hotel in Leh.

Day 2 – 27th Dec - Local sightseeing in Leh

Sindhu Ghat: The Sindhu Ghat at Choglamsar village at the bank of Indus is where 50 senior Lamas hold prayers to mark the beginning of the Leh festival.

Thiksey Monastery: Thiksey Gompa is the most beautiful of all monasteries in Ladakh which lies on a hilltop to north of Indus River. The monastery is home to a 35ft Buddha statue, a must visit.

Leh Palace: The erstwhile palace was home to the royal family, located on a hilltop it overlooks the Leh town and offers spectacular views of the same.

Shanti Stupa: A spectacular white domed structure, the Shanti Stupa located on a hilltop at Chagspa offers magnificent view of the sunset. It was constructed by a Buddhist organisation, known as 'The Japanese for World Peace'.

Dinner and overnight stay at Leh.

Day 3 – 28th Dec - Leh to Ulley (Walk on the frozen Zanskar river)

Today, we take our first halt at the Sindhu Zanskar sangam, followed by a walk on the frozen Zanskar river. The drive continues and the road begins descending right into the river valley. Night stay in Uley village  home stay.

Day 4 – 29th Dec - After breakfast drive back to Leh

Confluence of Sindhu and Zanskar rivers is a magical sight apart from the obvious geographical significance.

Magnetic Hill: Alleged to have magnetic properties strong enough to pull car uphill. Visitors and residents alike claim the legend to be true. Though theres some science to it as well but we'll tell you about that during the trip.

Pattharsahib Gurudwara: A beautiful Gurudwara constructed in memory of Guru Nanak Dev. It is situated on the Leh Kargil road. The armed forces looks after the Gurudwara.

Dinner and overnight stay in Leh.

Day 5 – 30st Dec -  Visit Pangong Lake (14,270 ft)

After crossing the third highest motorable pass the Changla Pass (17800 ft) one arrives at the picture perfect Pangong lake (14,270 ft, highest salt water lake). It’s an unimaginable 135 kms long with almost 70% of the lake in China. Its part of the Changthang geographical setting in the higher Himalayas.

A day trip starting in the morning will give us enough to visit Pangong. We head back to Leh for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6 – 31st  Dec – Visit Khardungla Pass

After breakfast, we drive to Khardungla pass 18,380 ft (World's Highest Motorable Road) and get back to Leh. Welcome the new year! Over night at Leh.

Day 7 – 1st Jan - Transfer to Leh Airport

Hotel Stay: 

Hotel Panorama - Visit Website 

Home Stay at Ulley Village

Trip Cost : Rs 25,500 + 5% (GST)


- 5 Nights and 6 Days stay in Leh on twin sharing 

- 1 Night homestay in Ulley Village with (breakfast, lunch, dinner) 

- Breakfast, Dinner during stay in Leh

- Surface Transfers and SUV Charges 

- Inner liner permits, monastery fees and taxes

Does not include

- Rail or Air Fare

- Any other services or meals which are not mentioned in the above "Includes" section

- Expense of personal nature such as mineral water, tips, laundry, telephones, beverages etc.


Ladakh has always captivated visitors with its magical charm and beauty. While in the summers, the region comes alive with the most vibrant colours, during the winters it is adorned with white blankets of snow making it even more mystical and magical.

This Februray immerse yourself in the sounds of the monastery chants, dance to the music of the Stok Guru Tsechu festival, get lost in the valley of Nubra and lastly, nestled deep within the whirly passages of the snow-clad mountains, trek on the stunning frozen river - Zanskar.

Join us for an overwhelming and thrilling voyage through the snowy lanes of Ladakh

Quick Info

Travel Dates : 26th Dec 2017 to 1st Jan 2018

Trip Cost:  Rs 25,500 + 5% (GST)

Weather Link for Leh

Trip Leader : Vishal Monga