Ladakh as a tourist destination in India often pulls in leisure travellers for capturing the vibrant culture of the Indo-Tibetans, ancient monasteries and blue lakes. For an ardent mountain traveller, the Ladakh region is his second home. They just can't think of Ladakh as only a leisure holiday destination as its vicinity is far more beautiful and heavenly beyond civilization. Trekking in Ladakh would take you to several unexplored destinations in the region that reveals the virgin territory at its best, just like a walk-in paradise. The region secluded by the hulking high peaks further divulges the remote culture nestled in the colourful valleys along the river banks. Trekking in the Ladakh region thus takes one to a natural gallery of ancient civilization that is dotted with rock-carvings depicting the Neolithic settlements, ancient monasteries that exhibit various forms of Indo-Tibetan culture and destinations offering a panoramic view of the distant snow-capped peaks and deep valleys.
Upon arrival at the airport, you will receive a warm welcome by our representative. Later, drive to Likir around 45 kms from Leh towards Srinagar. At Likir, before starting the trek, you can visit the monastery atop a hill upstream of the village. As you begin your trek you come across Yangthang and Sumdo villages crossing small passes called Phobe La (3550 meters) and Charatse La (3650 meters). Overnight stay in camp.
After breakfast, proceed towards Rizong monastery. The walk is through a thick grove of poplar, willow, apricot and apple trees along a stream before getting to the popular nunnery of Rizong at a site called Chulichan in about half an hour. The valley on the right is the way to the monastery, which is known for its strict rules of observing monastic life as per Buddhist tenets. After having lunch, the trek towards Hemis Shukpachan village involves crossing a simple pass behind the monastery. Overnight stay is in camp.
Today is a bit longer trek involving crossing of Maptek La (3750 meters), which has great views of surrounding valleys and mountains. Soon after the pass you get the sight of Ang village. From Ang the road leads down to the Temisgam village, which has ruins of historical fort and a small monastery enshrining the highly sacred marble statue of Avalokitesvara. Overnight stay in the camp.
Walk down to Khaltsey via Bongbongchan La, and your trek finishes at the Srinagar Leh highway. The same day you drive to Lamayuru for sightseeing of Yundrung Monastery perched on pillar shaped interesting geographical formations, which gives this valley a ‘moonlike’ image. Overnight stay in the Guest House.
After breakfast, visit Rizong monastery and drive back to Leh, en route visit Alchi and Likir monasteries. On arrival at Leh, our representative will transfer you to Leh airport.
|Duration||:||4 Nights / 5 Days|
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|Route||:||Leh - Yangthang - Rizong - Hemis Shukpachan - Temisgam - Khaltse - Lamayuru - Leh|