Ladakh

A delightful blend of Buddhist and Tibetan culture, you’ll uncover one of India’s best kept secrets on your luxury tour of Ladakh.

Cradled between the Himalayas and the Karakorum -the two highest mountain ranges in the world -is Ladakh, a rugged and remote sanctuary of Buddhist tradition. Its very name means “land of high passes”, and the country is optimally situated at the crossroads of several ancient trade routes.

Intrepid travellers the world over relish the contrast Ladakh is famous for. From desolate, open plains to snowy mountain peaks and the area’s collection of colourful, vibrant festival celebrations, Ladakh is a destination guaranteed to delight visitors of all ages and interests.

At Abercrombie & Kent, we’ve has been pioneering luxury holidays in Ladakh for decades. We offer our guests an immersive travel experience, drawing on our knowledge, experience, and relationships to design you a customised, one-of-a-kind adventure through this enigmatic and hospitable region.

Best time to travel to Ladakh

Summer in Ladakh falls between June and September; daytime temperatures hover in the mid-twenties and cool considerably in the evenings. Visitors keen to traverse Ladakh’s mountain passes should coordinate a holiday during this time and hikers should time a visit in July or August, when the main highways are open to vehicles. Intrepid adventurers may want to consider a winter expedition in search of the snow leopard.

Award-winning luxury holidays in Ladakh

Experience life in one of the highest continuously inhabited areas in the world as you explore the many sights and sounds of Ladakh. Our journeys are renowned for their uncompromising commitment to safety, comfort, and live-like-a-local opportunities. With us, you’ll enjoy the country’s natural splendours alongside its spirited culture.

Historians will appreciate Ladakh’s centuries old monasteries and temples, brought to life through private lectures on architecture and Buddhist cultural practices. Visit the ancient and revered Hemis Monastery, a spiritual haven for Tibetan Buddhist, and Thiksey monastery, where you’ll be moved by a traditional morning prayer ceremony.

Take an early morning jeep ride to the top of the Hundar Gorge and hike through terraced farmland. Treat your senses to a ‘kopong’ performance by nomadic mountain shepherds, and delight in the bursts of colour at a Ladakhi festival.

All this and more awaits on a luxury tour through Ladakh.

Inspired Accommodation in Ladakh

Every accommodation selected for our luxury tours must pass rigorous inspection and uphold our high standards of safety and comfort. We are pleased to offer our guests unique, five-star hotels, cottages and camps to complete their travel experience.

On arrival in Leh, enjoy a warm welcome at Saboo Resorts, the area’s premier accommodation choice. Discover tranquility, peace, and adventure as you take in panoramic mountain and valley views from your private verandah.

Connect with nature at Chamba Camp Thiksey as you settle in at your luxury tented home. Here, old-world charm meets modern indulgence. The property is beautifully appointed and a perfect launch point for rafting down the Indus River, taking in a Himalayan polo match, or watching the sun sink behind the mountains.

Destination Highlights

All of our luxury tours are carefully curated to offer you the best in culture, cuisine, relaxation, and adventure. We see to it that you enjoy a luxurious yet authentic experience when you travel through Ladakh. Activities include:

  • Experiencing inner peace during a guided meditation practice
  • Sampling traditional butter tea in the company of local monks
  • Travelling over the world’s highest drivable pass
  • And more…

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