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we care where eagles dare

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




snow leopard trek in ladakh

the booking for our snow leopard treks and birding tours for 2019 is already open. for more information click here.




bike service station

enjoy a cuppa, eat a freshly prepared meal while waiting that your rented motorcycle is getting ready. HIDDEN NORTH cafe & bike service station at karzoo pond.

HIDDEN NORTH cafe & bike service station near karzoo pond.HIDDEN NORTH cafe & bike service station near karzoo pond.



HIDDEN NORTH guesthouse

are you planning to visit ladakh? what, already in leh? stay at HIDDEN NORTH guesthouse and enjoy a family-run village accommodation away from bustling leh city.

for more infos click here.







good to know

following is a document list that we would like to share with you. please take some time and read through them as they contain additional info. 


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






following articles have been published:

  • volunteering in ladakh
  • humanitarian aid in ladakh



about us

LADAKH TREK 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 LADAKH TREK 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. LADAKH TREK 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 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 happy to provide livelihood opportunities for the local youth. our entire crew is comprised of energetic young locals.


our local staffour local 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 phyang (cook)




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contact us

our office in leh is conveniently located only few walking minutes away from the state bank of india. you will find our office behind IL FORNO restaurant.

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


 office at leh

 DB2, LBA shopping complex, zangsti
 leh ladakh 194101

 write your message to info@ladakhtrek.com
 tashi cell. +91 (0)941 921 8055

 guesthouse at phyang

 HIDDEN NORTH guesthouse
 phyang lonchey
 leh – ladakh 194101

 for reservations: mail to info@ladakhtrek.com
 or call cristina cell. +91 9906 9999 50


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














if you like to send us mail via postal service, please write the following address (inclusive phone number!) as addressee:


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

phone +91 941 921 8055























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