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Visit the Breathtaking "Plateau of the World": Leh-Ladakh

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Ladakh is often seen as a last frontier by travellers. Once upon a time it was on the crucial trade route between Central Asia and China. Remnants of those influences can still be seen across Ladakh. Today, the region is politically important having borders with both Pakistan and China. Culturally it is rich with the varied influences coming through. Ladakh is also where the Indus originates – the river that gives India its name. Summer is when the most festivals take places in Ladakh and the visitors pour in to get a glimpse of this unique landscape. Tourism forms an important part of the economy of this harsh land. PAGIR is a group of people with disabilities and their families who are working for improved livelihoods for those like themselves. They wanted to move away from viewing people with disabilities as charitable cases and get into the mainstream economy of tourism. And that is how Himalaya on Wheels emerged. It is a holiday that lets you spend a day with a Ladakhi family if you like. It also has activities for guests with mobility issues. Day 1 – Reach Leh and rest in the hotel to acclimatize to the high altitude. It takes about a day to get used to the lower oxygen at this high altitude. There is no correlation between age, sex, physical fitness and high altitude sickness (HAS). So it is best to relax the first day. If you have any symptoms such as headache, nausea, hallucinations, do speak to our team and they will get you medical help. The doctors in Leh are well trained to handle HAS. Often the solution is as simple as giving oxygen or moving to a lower altitude. Day 2 – We head west towards the Sham Valley. On the way we will stop at the Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, the Indus-Zanskar Confluence and the Alchi Monastery, the oldest in the region. At night, we will stop at the Uley Tokpo resort. Set amongst orchards, it gives you a view of the Indus flowing way below its cliff. Day 3 – you have the choice of trekking upto a nearby village before lunch or heading back to Leh. If the latter, we will stop at the Likir monastery, SECMOL and the Hall of Fame Museum. SECMOL is an NGO working on social issues of the region. They will share with us their work around educational reforms and passive solar heating. The Museum has been set up by the Army and traces the history of the region. You spend the night in Leh. Day 4 – We can start as late as you want as today is spend in and around Leh – Shanti Stupa, Shey Gompa, Choglamsar – monasteries around Leh. Choglamsar is a Tibetan settlement relatively untouched by tourism. The monks here are open to discussions if you are interested. You could also choose to spend the day with a Ladakhi family, helping them with their work and maybe learn to cook their food. This is optional, so please let us know beforehand. Day 5 – Head to Pangong Lake stopping at Sindu Darshan on the way. You will cross the Changla pass, the third highest motorable road in the world. Spend the night by the Pangong Lake. Day 6 – Wake up early to catch the sun rise and just laze around by the Lake. Head back to Leh by around 10.00 am. Meet with your hosts, the PAGIR team, who operate the Himalaya on Wheels itinerary for Travel Another India. PAGIR – People’s Action Group for Inclusion and Rights – are a group of people with disabilities and their families who are working to improve their livelihoods and make Leh cleaner through their waste to craft programme. Himalaya on Wheels was set up by them since they wanted to move away from charity to getting a slice of the main economy of Ladakh which is tourism. You can visit their shop, Junkgwa Shrunkyob, later in the Leh market. Day 7 – Time to leave and send us your beautiful photos and travelogues.

Ladakh is often seen as a last frontier by travellers. Once upon a time it was on the crucial trade route between Central Asia and China. Remnants of those influences can still be seen across Ladakh. Today, the region is politically important having borders with both Pakistan and China. Culturally it is rich with the varied influences coming through. Ladakh is also where the Indus originates – the river that gives India its name. Summer is when the most festivals take places in Ladakh and the visitors pour in to get a glimpse of this unique landscape. Tourism forms an important part of the economy of this harsh land. PAGIR is a group of people with disabilities and their families who are working for improved livelihoods for those like themselves. They wanted to move away from viewing people with disabilities as charitable cases and get into the mainstream economy of tourism. And that is how Himalaya on Wheels emerged. It is a holiday that lets you spend a day with a Ladakhi family if you like. It also has activities for guests with mobility issues. Day 1 – Reach Leh and rest in the hotel to acclimatize to the high altitude. It takes about a day to get used to the lower oxygen at this high altitude. There is no correlation between age, sex, physical fitness and high altitude sickness (HAS). So it is best to relax the first day. If you have any symptoms such as headache, nausea, hallucinations, do speak to our team and they will get you medical help. The doctors in Leh are well trained to handle HAS. Often the solution is as simple as giving oxygen or moving to a lower altitude. Day 2 – We head west towards the Sham Valley. On the way we will stop at the Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, the Indus-Zanskar Confluence and the Alchi Monastery, the oldest in the region. At night, we will stop at the Uley Tokpo resort. Set amongst orchards, it gives you a view of the Indus flowing way below its cliff. Day 3 – you have the choice of trekking upto a nearby village before lunch or heading back to Leh. If the latter, we will stop at the Likir monastery, SECMOL and the Hall of Fame Museum. SECMOL is an NGO working on social issues of the region. They will share with us their work around educational reforms and passive solar heating. The Museum has been set up by the Army and traces the history of the region. You spend the night in Leh. Day 4 – We can start as late as you want as today is spend in and around Leh – Shanti Stupa, Shey Gompa, Choglamsar – monasteries around Leh. Choglamsar is a Tibetan settlement relatively untouched by tourism. The monks here are open to discussions if you are interested. You could also choose to spend the day with a Ladakhi family, helping them with their work and maybe learn to cook their food. This is optional, so please let us know beforehand. Day 5 – Head to Pangong Lake stopping at Sindu Darshan on the way. You will cross the Changla pass, the third highest motorable road in the world. Spend the night by the Pangong Lake. Day 6 – Wake up early to catch the sun rise and just laze around by the Lake. Head back to Leh by around 10.00 am. Meet with your hosts, the PAGIR team, who operate the Himalaya on Wheels itinerary for Travel Another India. PAGIR – People’s Action Group for Inclusion and Rights – are a group of people with disabilities and their families who are working to improve their livelihoods and make Leh cleaner through their waste to craft programme. Himalaya on Wheels was set up by them since they wanted to move away from charity to getting a slice of the main economy of Ladakh which is tourism. You can visit their shop, Junkgwa Shrunkyob, later in the Leh market. Day 7 – Time to leave and send us your beautiful photos and travelogues.

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