The Nomadic life of Ladakh

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Green Village:
Trek distance:
0 Km (no trekking)
Costs include:

Airport pickup

Sight seeing

7N stay

All meals

Local guide


The nomads of the Chanthang region migrate from one grassland to another with their herds of Yak and Sheep. Surrounded by lakes, Mahé is one such village of Ladakh which offers an enriching experience of nomadic lifestyle.
Experience a new culture as this village is held mostly by women who are majorly involved in labor work. With an intent to improve their lives, Mountain Homestays aims to take tourism to Mahé.

Day 1: Acclimatization at Leh

Pick up from the airport and arrive at your hotel in Leh. Acclimatize yourself to the new environment amidst the picturesque Himalayan landscapes. This is required to get your body to adjust to the height and oxygen levels.

Day 2: Get introduced to Ladakh

We get to know a little about Ladakh. We attend a morning chanting at Thikse Gompa. Learn about its history and more about Buddhism.

Day 3: Visit Hemis monastery, drive to Mahé

Our day starts with a visit to another prominent Monastery of Ladakh, the Hemis Gompa.
Our drive until Mahé is a scenic 150Km drive along the Indus river stream. In the evening we visit the Mahé Monastery.

Day 4: See carpet weaving done by the village women. Visit the lakes.

In the morning we see weaving work done by the village women. Carpet weaving is common in Changthang but of late it is not being practiced a lot due to lack of a market for this.
Just few miles from Mahé is the high altitude Yahey lake surrounded by grasslands. The nomads from Mahé graze their livestock here. There are many other lakes which can be accessed on foot, to which these nomads migrate in summers.

Day 5: Visit Tso Moriri lake

Tso Moriri Lake is famous among wildlife lovers. The lake is identified as a conservation wetland and a major spot to observe migratory birds like black necked cranes.
We will spend some time at the lake and return to Mahé in the evening to enjoy some authentic Ladakhi dinner, local folk songs and dance by the village women.

Day 6: Visit Chumathang, drive back to Leh

Chumathang has natural hot water springs which is a unique geothermal site, one of the very few in Ladakh. We reach Leh by the evening.

Day 7: Goodbye Ladakh

Airport transfer as per your flight schedule.


  • Airport transfers in a private vehicle

  • Lodging in Leh for 4 nights in a 3-star guest house/hotel

  • Logistical costs for local sight-seeing in Leh on Day2

  • Accommodation in homestays during the trek

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in Leh and during the trek

  • Support staff cost (trek leader, guides, cooks, porters and horses to carry your luggage)

  • Medical kits, carried by trek leader and guides

  • National Park permits and all Govt. taxes


  • Domestic flight tickets

  • Travel insurance

  • Any personal expenses (water bottles, phone calls etc.)

  • Tips for guide(s), helper(s), driver(s)

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