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we care where eagles dare

your local host for tailor-made treks
and tours in the indian himalayas




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.

snow leopardsnow leopard




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




other tours in ladakh

the tours mentioned below can all be combined with each other and/or with a trekking. we organize all our tours with reliable local partners, so that the logistics works smoothly. ladakh is a high-altitude region, therefore, we plan adequate acclimatization time.

you like a quotation for a program which is not mentioned below? tell us your ideas and get your tailor-made program with the price. we are happy to help in organizing your tour!



please do select from our range of tours below:


sightseeing tours
in ladakh

sightseeing tours in ladakh

jeep tours
in ladakh

jeep tours in ladakh

motorbike tours
in ladakh

motorbike tours in ladakh


cycling & mountain-
biking in ladakh

cycling/mountain biking in ladakhcycling/mountain biking in ladakh

river rafting &
kayaking in ladakh

river rafting & kayaking in ladakh



sightseeing tours in ladakh

enrich your ladakh holidays with sporting and adventurous activities, eg. thrilling downhill mountainbiking, splashing river rafting, etc. if you like to take more time, you want to indulge into the rich culture of ladakh, then book a taxi to visit monasteries, explore remote areas!

we organize different sightseeing trips – if you like in combination with your personal trekking tour, or mountain expedition. these trips are ideal for individual travelers, couples, groups of like-minded people, and families alike.

the castles at basgo.the castles at basgo.





jeep tours in ladakh

these three astonishing areas of ladakh are well worth visiting! before undertaking the comfortable jeep tours, keep in mind that you need special permits for all the below mentioned (restricted) areas.

ask for your quotation, we are happy in helping you to organize your trip.


silk route tour to nubra valley

until 1949, the nubra valley was a busy trading route that connected leh via khardong-la and karakoram with trades people from yarkand, tashkent, kashgar, tibet, kashmir and punjab.

the valley is open to tourists since 1974. it is the northern-most point that can be visited in india. getting there is an adventure by itself: a spectacular drive over the world's highest motorable pass, the khardong-la (5’260 m), to the mystic high-altitude nubra valley, populated by buddhists and muslims.

riding camels among the sand dunes in nubra valleyriding camels among the sand dunes in nubra valley

maytreya buddha statue at deskitmaytreya buddha statue at deskit













nomad girl milching the goats.nomad girl milching the goats.changtang tour to the nomads and salted lakes

your driving patience will be rewarded: the eastern highlands of ladakh, also known as the rupshu plateau, are bordering to china-occupied tibet. the area is dominated by nomads. the world's famous and finest wool, the pashmina (locally known as lena), is won from their goats.

only few nomads still collect the rock salt near the lakes – a very hard work which has nearly disappeared. you can visit also the salted lakes of pangong tso, tso moriri and tso kar.


pangong tsopangong tso


yaya tsoyaya tso



apricot valley tour to dha-hanu

the inhabitants of dha-hanu grow different kinds of vegetables and fruits. this area is lower in altitude and known for its delicious apricots. the different qualities of dried apricots – the best quality is called chuli – and other apricot products like jam, almonds or apricot oil, can be bought in leh market.

it is said that the inhabitants of dha-hanu are the purest race of caucasian, called aryan. they have well preserved their way of life, religion, costumes, and own language.





motorbike tours in ladakh

explore the region of ladakh on our motorbikes (magnificent royal enfields 350 - 500 cc) or scooties (stylish honda 109cc with automatic gears), with backup by our crew/staff and logistics for kitchen and camping according to a day-to-day itinerary possible.

  • leh and sorroundings (2 days)
  • nubra valley (2 nights / 3 days)
  • pangong lake (1 night / 2 days)
  • tsomoriri lake (2 nights / 3 days)
  • explore ladakh (7 to 8 days)

for a totally indipendent tour, you can hire our bikes and scooties on a day-to-day basis. the rates for our motorbikes are calculated per bike and per day. the rate list 2019 is as follows:

 royal enfield himalaya 440cc         INR 2,000/-  bajaj avenger 220cc                             INR 1,000/-
 royal enfield bullet 500cc              INR 1,600/-  honda activa 110cc (automatic gear)      INR   800/-
 royal enfield classic 350cc             INR 1,400/-  
 royal enfield standard 350cc          INR 1,000/-  





explore ladakh on a motorbike!explore ladakh on a motorbike! 

rent a motorbike at our office in leh.rent a motorbike at our office in leh.

enjoy your motorbike tour in ladakh.enjoy your motorbike tour in ladakh.















cycling / mountainbiking in ladakh

explore the region with our rough and tough mountain bikes. cycling tours with a backup by our crew/staff and logistics for kitchen and camping according to a day-to-day itinerary possible.

  • delhi-manali-leh via rothang pass, lahaul valley, tso kar (15 days)
  • day trip to kardong-la, the world's highest motorable road (5,600 m)
    the trip starts from leh with the supporting pickup truck. it brings the cycles and cyclists till top of the khardong-la. from there, downhill cycling of 39 km back to leh. price: INR 1,300/- per person
  • day trip leh-phyang-murubok (4,000 m)
    the trip starts from leh with the supporting pickup truck, bringing you and the cycles till murubok, the top of phyang village (29 km from leh). then, downhill cycling until the national highway no. 1 at bottom of phyang village (15 km). en route, lunch at HIDDEN NORTH guesthouse, and visit of phyang gompa. both is included in the day package. price: INR 1,100/- per person.
    for hardcore cyclists, possibility to pedal till leh (additional 14 km), out of this 7 km are uphill/climbing from spituk to leh.
  • leh and sorrounding (2 to 3 days)
  • from leh to tsomoriri lake (3 to 4 days)
  • ladakh wide and lenght (2 weeks)

if you want a totally independent tour, we rent out mountain bikes on a day-to-day basis (rent of INR 800/- per person per day).


these young cycling enthusiasts loved ladakh!these young cycling enthusiasts loved ladakh!

 this couple from switzerland stayed at our guesthouse before continuing their cycling tour.this couple from switzerland stayed at our guesthouse before continuing their cycling tour.














river rafting & kayaking in ladakh

enjoy the wild rapids and get wet in the splashes of mighty indus or roaring zangskar rivers.

  • mighty indus (1 to 3 hours)
  • roaring zangskar (1 to 3 hours)
  • total wild zangskar (1 week)

ask for the prices at our office at zangsti road.


river rafting on the indus ...river rafting on the indus ...

... and zangskar rivers.... and zangskar rivers.













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