Ladakh with Heather McNeice

July 3, 2023 - July 18, 2023




On this unrivalled moderate to challenging trek we head along remote trails and over high and windswept passes to the secluded kingdom of Zanskar in the most remote region of Ladakh. The Zanskar Valley is enclosed by high snow-capped peaks and rugged gorges that lead to tiny whitewashed settlements. Our trek is timed with the annual masked dance festival at Karsha Monastery – the largest in the Zanskar region – before we complete a spectacular two day drive back to the Indus Valley and Leh.


This trek also offers an optional 3 day extension to the remote Nubra Valley.


Join author, photographer and adventurer Heather McNeice, with expert local guides, to tackle some of Ladakh’s most remote and isolated trails in the stunning gorge country of the Indian Himalaya. You will enjoy traditional hospitality, dramatic scenery and new experiences every day on this 16 day trek through the heart of the Himalaya.


You’ll also gain inspiring insights into the support AHF is providing to the people of the Indian Himalaya with a visit to the Snow Leopard Conservancy in Leh. This trip raises vital funds for AHF’s projects in the Himalaya. 

To register or for more information, contact the Australian Himalayan Foundation:

[email protected] or (02) 9438 1822

Prayer flags over Ladakh
Prayer flags over Ladakh



This trek is a major fundraiser for the work of the Australian Himalayan Foundation. For 20 years AHF has worked to help the people of the Himalaya through improvements in health, education and conservation. AHF works in partnership with local communities in Ladakh, Nepal and Bhutan in a long-term, sustainable way.


Everyone joining the trip will be asked to contribute toward a group fundraising target of $20,000 either through personal donation or fundraising activities.  Heather is planning to organise some fundraising events in Noosa before next June. She would also be delighted to support you with any fundraising initiatives of your own.

What’s included:


  • 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 15 dinners
  • airport transfers in Leh on Day 1 and Day 16
  • expert bilingual guide
  • group medical kit
  • good quality accommodation in Leh
  • souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
  • private transportation
  • all park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • horses to carry all personal and group equipment
  • the use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • Trip escorted by Heather McNeice


What’s not included:


  • International flights
  • Flights Delhi/Leh/Delhi
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Accommodation in Delhi
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry etc
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Tips
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
Photo of Black Hat dancers by Heather McNeice