A trip to Ladakh should atleast be 7 days so that it allows students to explore these activities curated for this module comfortably, with clear learning outcomes.
Given below are a few activities that can be conducted at this destination, along with the appropriate age group. Our forte is customisation, so feel free to select ONE, ALL or ANY combination of the below activities to design a trip unique to your curriculum and experiential learning needs.
Please note: There is an acclamatisation period required in Ladakh and all end designs will incorporate that.
The serene landscapes of Ladakh offers multiple opportunities for single day to multi-day cycling expeditions. Apart from bolstering essential life skills like leadership, team work and self-belief; it also provides a wonderful opportunity to study varied high altitude Himalayan formations.
Can be conducted in conjuction with the local school where the module can include working with a local school.
Apart from the elusive Snow leopard, ungulates like Ibex, Agrali, Urials and Blue sheep can be seen in different regions. One can also spot the Red Fox and the elusive Tibetian wolf. Amongst the avian fauna Golden Eagle, Lammergeier or the bearded Vulture, Himalayan Snowcock etc. can be spotted. The module is run along the lines of conservation based program.
Ladakh has some amazing trekking routes ranging from a day hike to multi day expeditions with varied levels of difficulty. An important factor is altitude acclamatisation, hence even for a three day expedition the acclamatisation period should range from 4 to 7 days. Apart from essential life skills these expeditions expose students to high altitude wildlife and amazing geographical features.
Ladakh is home to some amazing landscapes and during the long distances through this wondorous region we show the participants real life examples of geological formations like moraines, hanging valleys, glacial valleys, alluvial fans and much more.
1 . Nubra Valley is a perfect example of cold desert and a rain shadow region.
2. Pangong Lake is a great example of remanant lakes of the Ice Age. On the way to Pangong lake we see many 'U' shaped valleys which are a result of glacial erosion.
3. The high altitude wetland of Tsomorir is host to multitude of wildlife due to specific geological factors.
Changes in economy and land use are under way in the Indian Transhimalayan region of Ladakh, creating both negative and positive prospects for wildlife conservation in this sparsely populated and previously remote area. New livestock breeds, irrigation developments, farming practices, foreign tourists, and a large military presence are changing the way people view and use the mountainous land that surrounds them.
Internationally endangered species such as the Snow Leopard, several wild ungulates, and the black-necked crane provide special incentive for conservation efforts in what are some of the best remaining natural areas in the mountainous regions to the north of the Himalayan crest.
(Fox, Joseph L. et al.. “Wildlife Conservation and Land-use Changes in the Transhimalayan Region of Ladakh, India”. Mountain Research and Development 14.1 (1994): 39–60. Web...)