Living with the Nomads

The Changpa Nomads of Eastern Ladakh

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Starts at
8899 per person

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Package Cost

₹ 8899 per person

Additional Details


  • Any number of days can be added at 2500 / person / day
  • Accompanying photographer available @ 1000 / day

Inclusions:

  • Personally lead experiential trip
  • Stay
  • All Meals
  • Transfers
  • Water refills
  • Daily refreshments
  • Permits / passes

Exclusions:

  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

This experiential program is designed for travellers interested in exploring the nomadic lifestyle of Himalayas where we stay with the nomads and listen to the stories of wolfs and snow leopards.

The Changpa nomads in Eastern Tibetan plateau of Ladakh wander from pasture to pasture with thousands of Yaks and Pashmina goats. They live in small temporary settlements made of hedge stones called ‘pullu’ and Yak wool tents called ‘the Rebo.’ The Changpa’s nomadic lifestyle set in trans Himalayan cold desert makes them a tough tribe living in one of the harshest climatic conditions. Receding pastures and wetlands through the Himalayas and the new generation lured to technology based comforts of the city is a major lifestyle challenge faced by them.

Itinerary


Day 1:
Travel to Changthang meet the clan head and with his permission pitch your tent in their settlement.
  • Stay:  Dome tents
  • Meals: Cook with the Nomads / Fire pit dinner
  • Transfers: Bikes/Jeep optional 
Day 2:
Live in the settlement and see the day to day life of the Nomads - the religious practices, storing food, milking goats, Handicraft work. Sit around the fire pit and share stories with them
or
Leave with a shepherd for the mountains with yaks and goats for the day. Pack your lunch, pick up your camera and you are in for a treat of best panoramic shots of Himalayas.
  • Stay:  Dome tents
  • Meals: Cook with the Nomads / Fire pit dinner
  • Transfers: Bikes/Jeep optional
Day 3:
Say good bye and travel back from the settlement to Leh. 
  • Stay:  Dome tents 

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We totally understand that unforeseen circumstances might need you to change plans, and so our cancellation policy makes it easier to do that.
  • Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trip — full refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trip — 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the trip — no refund.

In case of unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond the control of the host, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled, or there could be change in the itinerary. In such cases, the host will try their best to provide an alternate feasible activity or a voucher will be handed over (in case of cancellation or rescheduling of event) to you. However no refund will be provided for the same.

In case the trip is cancelled by the host for lack of minimum number of people in the batch, you will get a full refund.

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