My name is Jerry and I’m an escapaholic. Its been 402 days since my last adventure …..and nothing beats a selfie.

And what a backdrop for my lovely selfie. Chilling by the pool – a bit of R&R, cocktail in hand, before the most crazy, amazing escapapde in Ladakh, north India. Tibetan temples, abseiling off mountains, trekking to unbelievably high mountain passes and ridiculous sub-zero temperatures – crazy games and challenges in the mountains. These guys – how do they think these things up? A surreal place in a surreal landscape. Never been anywhere remotely like it. Nothing beats a selfie….except may be slightly salted yak butter tea…..

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Itinerary

 

Unbelievable…. A tough and crazy trip to the Tibetan plateau in Ladakh. From the usual sensory explosion of Delhi to this utterly remote part of India, close to China. The capital city of Leh, overlooked by Leh palace, and in a region dotted with monasteries and gompas and close to the might Indus, with a trekking adventure over 5 days upto 17,000 feet. All this makes escapaholics Ladakh a “steaming hot chai with extra spice” of an adventure. With all the fun, frolics, chaos and majesty of Delhi, mix the magic of local expertise, dramatic harsh high desert and mountain scenery, with excitement straight from a Tin Tin book, and season with a generous sprinkling of adrenaline and adventure.

Arrival in Delhi to meet up with your fellow escapaholic, with transport (local style) to the iconic Maidens Hotel. Time to relax before heading to see some of the sites of Delhi and a taste of escpaholic escpades.

Evening Welcome drinks and dinner.

Overnight at Maidens

An early start to tour Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) by cycle. A zippy tour as the old city awakes followed by…what else…got curry for breakfast. (Veg option available!)

A visit to our charity, the Shiksharath slum academy, tour of the slums and meet the kids.

Time to relax at the Maidens, prior to heading to the mountains on Day 3.

Following a morning Flight to Leh, we spend the next few days acclimatising to the altitude. Relaxing, wandering the streets, drinking chai. We explore ancient monasteries, visit local sites, enjoy some adrenaline challenges and take in the ambience off this amazing ‘roof top’ town high in the Himalayas.

The next few days is spent trekking up to Lasermo La at over 5,400m. Cycling from Leh we gradually ascend away from the mighty Indus River, camping along the way. Sandwiched between a few ‘Endeavour Challenges’ we trek through the high altitude desert, amidst soaring peaks and truely stunning scenery. Camping at the South Base of Lasermo La perched above the Indus Valley with amazing views of the Karakoram Ranges, before summitting the mountain peak and returning to Leh.

Take the flight to Delhi in the morning.
Relax by the pool, wander the streets of Old Delhi, visit the sites or take in the wonder of the Jama Majid.
Celebrations, final dinner and awards ceremony.

Kareri village (2,200m) to RV2, Kareri Lake (3,048m) steep uphill route along the Liyund river.
The trail goes through a mixed forest of oak, rhododendron and pine, along old routes used for many centuries by the Gaddi shepherds. As we walk, we climb above the tree line to the foot of the snow capped mountains and the Minkiani Pass.
Activities at Kareri Lake to include briefing for the Day 3 ascent (no escape now), and some fun and games.

Kareri Lake (3,048m) to Minikiani Pass (4,268m)…..and back!
This section can be a challenging ascent towards either the Minkiani Pass using specialist equipment, and depending on the weather.
After reaching the pass (conditions permitting), adventurers will return to the campsite at Kareri Lake.

From Kareri Lake, escapaholics will ‘enjoy’ a knee-jarring descent from the snow fields and through woodlands towards Bugga Valley and past several villages ending back at the Dalai Lama’s residence after a long and satisfying day.

Time to relax and chat and enjoy the serenity of McLeod Ganj, shop, wash, relax and enjoy the view.

Evening dinner and celebratory drinks with our local support team.

Return to Delhi by flight and enjoy the Maidens’ splendour – relax by the pool, or venture into the streets of Delhi.

Celebrations, final dinner and awards ceremony.

Flights home at various times during the day, enjoying Hotel until departure.

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