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we care where eagles dare

your local host for tailor-made
treks and tours in ladakh




looking for people to join

we are looking for interested people to join a woman traveler (fanny fradon from france) doing classical markha trek for 6 nights/7 days, starting on 8 june 2019. if anybody is interested, kindly contact us.
thank you.


snow leopard trek in ladakh

the booking for our snow leopard treks and birding tours for september 2019 is open. kindly check also our 2020 dates. for more infos click here.

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HIDDEN NORTH guesthouse

unwind in the countryside, away from the bustling city of leh. at HIDDEN NORTH guesthouse in phyang you can enjoy a family-run accommodation.

for more infos click here.







weather forecast leh

you can check the actual forecast for leh by clicking on the link:

leh kushok bakula rimpoche airport
(source: AccuWeather.com)





good to know

kindly take some time to read following documents, as we think the information provided will be helpful for you.

we wish you a happy preparation and save journey. see you in ladakh!


administrational info

  • our terms & conditions   PDF
  • reasons to travel with us   PDF
  • about trip reservations  PDF
  • packing list   PDF

info about ladakh

  • about ladakh  PDF
  • the environment of ladakh  PDF
  • cultural understanding  PDF
  • health issues  PDF
  • breathless: acclimatization in high altitude  PDF

additional info about our treks & tours

  • mask dances in ladakh –
    dates 2018 & 2019  PDF
  • fixed trekking departures:
    dates & prices for 2019   PDF

about HIDDEN NORTH guesthouse




about tibetan buddhism

in this section, we are trying to explain several topics in tibetan buddhism as simple as possible.

documents available:

  • what is a mantra?   PDF
  • mudras – ritual hand gestures   PDF
  • prayer flags   PDF
  • the wheel of life   PDF
  • the eight auspicious signs   PDF






  • volunteering in ladakh
  • humanitarian aid in ladakh




about us

HIDDEN NORTH ADVENTURES is a local travel agency active since the late 1990-ies. it is the first village-based travel company in the region, managed by tashi chotak and his italian wife cristina. both speak fluently several languages (ladakhi, hindi, urdu, english, french, italian, german) and are active hobby photographs observing the unique flora & fauna of ladakh.

domestic and foreign guests experience with HIDDEN NORTH ADVENTURES a remarkable holiday in the indian himalayas through adequate tourism in respect with the social, environmental, and cultural setting of this amazing high-altitude region.

the agency is working in a selected network of local, domestic, and international service providers. HIDDEN NORTH ADVENTURES is committed to benefit the local service suppliers as well as to preserve the region’s environment and rich culture.

because of the low overhead, competitive prices can be offered.


cristina, tashi namgyal, and tashi at taglang-la


cristina martinelli

is mother, entrepreneur,
and high-altitude farmer.
she looks after HIDDEN NORTH guesthouse, and is a passionate cook using produces from the own organic garden. she has a
profound knowledge in the administration and marketing sectors as well as in the
humanitarian aid.

tashi namgyal

 is currently studying at a
private school in leh.
he has already guided
interested tourists to few
cultural sites at phyang,
being probably one of,
if not THE youngest
local guide in ladakh.

tashi chotak

was born in phyang.
during his studies at university,
he started to work as a guide
for local and international
trekking agencies. the visitors
and guests travelling with
will profit from his vast knowledge of over two decades.
tashi is an enthusiastic wildlife photographer.




thanks to the continuous support and enthusiasm of our valuable clients, HIDDEN NORTH ADVENTURES is able to provide livelihood opportunities for the local inhabitants. our entire crew is comprised of motivated and well trained locals coming from all parts of ladakh.


our staffour staff


standing from left: gyapo lamayuru (trekking guide), dorjey shang (guide cum cook), thupstan (motorbike manager), stanzin (guide)

sitting from left: tundup from lingshed (homestay guide), tonu wanla (trekking guide), stanzin (office manager), toon wanla (trekking guide), namgail leh (guide cum cook), dorjey zangskar  (cook)




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contact us

contact our dedicated team by phone or come by, and let us help you plan your tour.
visit our office, you are welcome!


 office in leh

 DB2, zangsti road, LBA shopping complex
 leh ladakh 194101

 write to office@hiddennorth.com
 or call tashi +91 (0)941921 8055

 guesthouse in phyang

 HIDDEN NORTH guesthouse
 phyang lonchey, tsakma
 leh – ladakh 194101

 for reservations write to office@hiddennorth.com
 or call cristina +91 9906 9999 50












our office in zangsti road at leh.our office in zangsti road at leh. visitors in front of our office in leh.visitors in front of our office in leh.












trekkers from france at our officetrekkers from france at our officewonderful to see happy people around here :-)wonderful to see happy people around here :-)










if you like to send us mail, like letters or parcels, via postal service, please write the address (inclusive phone number!) below as addressee, thank you.


 tashi chotak lonchey
 p.o. box 133
 leh – ladakh 194101

 phone +91 941921 8055






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