LTT brings to you one of the most interesting trekking package in ladakh from Lamayuru to Alchi.

Around 125 kms. west of Leh, on a spectacularly beautiful road, lies the earliest surviving monastery of Ladakh, known as Yung-drung or the Swastika. The Gonpa is remarkably built on sand stone and dates to the 11th Century. The monastery has a remarkable history and the surrounding area presents an interesting topography that is spread with yellow loess formation. The Alchi monastery lies 69 kms. west of Leh, the most famous and largest of all the Gonpa built by Rinchen Zangpo in 11th Century. The monastery houses some of the best murals and frescoes representing the Kashmiri style of Buddhist iconography. Each monastery in Ladakh is distinct in itself and for those who wish to experience the uniqueness of Ladakhi monasteries this is an ideal opportunity.

This trek begins with a visit to the stunning Lamayuru Monastery, the oldest in Ladakh, and ends with a visit to the Alchi Monastery, known for its early Buudhist art in the Kashmiri tradition. Lamayuru is about 80 miles west of Leh, just off the Leh to Kargil road. From Lamayuru the trek proceeds through Wanla and over the high mountain pass of Tar La with its breath-taking vistas, before reaching the village of Alchi on the Indus River.

 

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION New Delhi – Leh Ladakh –  New Delhi
PLACES COVERED Nubra valley (Turtuk)– Monasteries – Tsomoriri Lake – Leh
DURATION 14 days, 5 days trekking
BEST TIME May- November
ACCOMMODATIONS Camping on Trek
GRADE Moderate to Strenuous

 

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Day 1: Arrive in Delhi

You will be met our LTT representative on your arrival at Delhi IG Airport and escort to your hotel and help you check in. You will have rest day to the rest and relax from long trip to Delhi.

  • Delhi, India’s capital and a city of more than 15 million inhabitants.
  • Overnight stay at Delhi.
  • Hotel: Ashok country Resort / Similar
  • Meals: Breakfast
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Day 2: FLY TO LEH

Arrival at Leh Kushok Bakula Airport (This must be one of the MOST SENSATIONAL FLIGHTS IN THE WORLD. On a clear day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the Nun Kun massif.) Upon arrival you will met by our representative and transfer to Hotel for Check in. Complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatize.

Hotel: Oriental Hotel / Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 3: ACCLIMATIZATION IN LEH: 11,500ft/3,505m

After breakfast leave for local sightseeing and photography opportunity in Leh. We visit Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace, Hemis Monastery, Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. Overnight at Leh.

Thiksey Gompa

An impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. The monastery has a beautiful 30 m high gold-plated statue of Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha of the future. Drive further to visit the famous

Hemis Gompa

Founded in 1630’s by Stag-tsang-ras-pa under the royal patronage of Sengge Namgyal. Hemis is one of the largest and richest gompa of Ladakh. The two-day festival of monastic dance in June-July has raised the reputation of Hemis particularly high. The festival is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as second Buddha and responsible for spreading Buddhism in the Tibetan world.

Stok palace is the last palace ever built by the Ladakhi king Tsepal Tundup Namgyal in 1824.

Hotel: Oriental Hotel / Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 4: DRIVE TO LAMAYURU (124km/ 4 hrs)

After breakfast we drive down the geologic wonderland of the Indus River valley, past the confluence with the Zanskar River, and on through the small villages of Nimo, Saspol and Khalse. We cross the Indus just past Khalse and begin a steep climb to the village of Lamayuru. We reach the monastery, perched on top of a steep cliff, in the early afternoon with plenty of time for a tour. This monastery is the oldest in Ladakh, dating from the 11th century. The monastery is built around a cave where the Naropa lived and meditated.

Hotel: Onpo guest House / Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 5: TREK TO WANLA (5 hrs trek)

We start our trek from Lamayuru with an immediate descend to a valley. Later we cross a stream, then gradually ascend across a mountain side and reach Prinkiti La (3720 m/12,200 ft). Continue further to Shilla and then to Wanla. On arrival we set up camp and later visit the monastery. Overnight in tents.

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Day 6: TREK TO URSHI (6 hrs trek)

After a hearty breakfast we trek along the Yapola River and cross the bridge before arriving at Phanjila. Hike up the Ripchar River and turn up a sidestream, ascending up to Urshi by late afternoon. Overnight in tents.

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Day 7: TREK TO TAR VIA TAR LA (8-9 hrs trek)

Today is a difficult, but panoramic day. The path is well marked and steeply ascends to Tar Lar (5200 m/17,060 ft). About six hours takes you to the top of the pass, and about another three hours descent to arrive at Tar village. Overnight in tents.

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Day 8:TREK TO MANGYU (5 hrs trek)

Todays path goes up along the mountain side to a small pass, then takes an easy descent towards Mangyu. This is an attractive village with an interesting monastery. On arrival set up camp. Later visit the village and monastery. Overnight in tents.

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Day 9: TREK TO ALCHI (5 hrs trek) (4-5 hrs)

Today we take a nice path into a beautiful narrow valley. After another two hours of walking we arrive in Indus valley at Gera village. We follow the Indus upstream and cross it at Lardo. Further walking takes us to the village of Alchi where we have a very old and remarkable monastery. Visit the village and monastery. Later transfer by vehicle to Ulle Resort.

Hotel: Ulle resot / Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 10: DAY AT LEISURE:

Continue your exploration of Leh , go for shopping and witness cultural show in the evening.

Hotel: Oriental Hotel / Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 11: FLY TO DELHI.

Our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

Hotel: Ashok country resort / Similar

Meals: No

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Day 12: RELAX IN DELHI.

Late night transfer to International Airport.

Hotel: Ashok country resort / Similar

Meals: Breakfast

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Day 13: FLY HOME.

Tour End

Package cost per person in USD

1950 USD net per person for 2 pax.

1650 USD net per person for 6 & above.

What is included in trek cost?

  1. Accommodation in best tourist category hotels as listed or similar during tours.
  2. Flight to and from Delhi – Leh – Delhi.
  3. All the meals including evening Tea.
  4. All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees.
  5. Cook, Helper and English Speaking LTT local guide.
  6. During the trek: Fully organized trek with all meals, and beverages.  All trekking gears including Tents, Thermal mats, Blow pillow, Hot-water bag for warmth during night. Pack animals to carry luggage and additional riding pony for emergency, Basic Medical Kit. Trekking staffs include  Guide, Cook, assistants and horseman.
  7. Sleeping bags can be borrowed ! (cleaning charges will apply)

What is not included in above cost?

  1. Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered /Phone calls
  2. Anything which is not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices Included”.
  3. Tips and gratuities (optional).
  4. Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
  5. Travel/Medical and evacuation Insurance – purchased separately

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