Area: Ladakh Himalaya
Duration: 12 days (3 days travel/9 days trekking)
Best Season: Mid June – September
Altitude: 16895ft (5150m)
Total Trekking: 105 K.M
Regarded as an easy to moderate trek, the trek from Hemis till Jugtakh takes one to the most pristine places and offers a good look inside the Ladakh. During the journey from Hemis, trekkers will visit mountains, cross passes, and many streams. With most of the camping sites revolving around the remote and uninhabited region of Ladakh, one has an opportunity to explore the local culture of Ladakh.
Beginning from the sacred Hemis monastery, the trail from Hemis till Jugtakh is one of the most famous trekking routes of Ladakh. Crossing through strenuous and high passes like Kongmaru-La pass and Tanglangla pass and many hidden villages of Ladakh, one finally reaches the Jugtakh. The journey from Hemis till Jungtakh can be a little tiring, but the view of the neighboring mountains is worth every ache, slide and bruise. Series of jagged mountains, mesmerizing and dramatic landscapes deep cut through gorges will accompany tourists throughout the journey. Trekkers who are planning something adventurous in Ladakh then this trek can prove to be the right choice.
Mid June till September.
Starting from Hemis Monastery, the trek further makes it way to Markha Valley via Kongmaru La (5135m), Tanglangla Pass ( 5,328 metres) and many hidden villages of Ladakh. Crossing this rocky trail will strenuous but the view the scenery that beckons at every turn is worth every ache, slide and bruise.
By Air: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is the closest airport to reach the basecamp. From the airport, cabs and buses are easily available.
By Road: Two high-altitude roads connect Leh with the rest of the India. The National Highway 1D from Srinagar via Kargil is operational from early June to November. The other route, Leh-Manali Highway, is open from mid-June to early October.
Catch the morning flight to reach Leh. Arrive at Leh and transfer to hotel/guest house, check in and take a complete day rest. This relaxation is essential for you to become accustomed. Overnight stay at the hotel/guesthouse.
Relish a sightseeing tour to visit some primeval monasteries on this day. Located at 15 kilometers from Leh, Shey Gompa used to be the summer palace of the emperors of Ladakh. Around the palace, you will find scores of Gompas and Stupas. In the beginning of 17th century AD, Deldan Namgyal constructed Shey Palace. 12-meter high Shakyamuni Buddha Statue is the prominent attraction of Shey. This statue is located inside Dresthang Gompa. Thiksey Gompa is positioned at a distance of 17 kilometers from Leh and is near to Shey. This monastery is counted among the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh. Thiksey Monastery belongs to Gelukspa order. At the distance of 45 kilometers from Leh is situated the well-known Hemis Monastery, which is one of the largest and most popular monasteries in Ladakh.
Today, you will visit the Hemis monastery; from there you will start trekking to Shang Sumdo. Overnight in Camp.
Post breakfast, start trekking to Kongmaru-la base via Chu Skurmo. Overnight stay and dinner at Kongmaru-la base.
Start walking uphill till Kongmaru-La pass (5150 Mts.). The journey will be tiring, but the scenic view of the mountains is worth all the effort. Spend some time at the pass and then start trekking downhill through the summer pasture of Nimaling till a ridge, which is behind your campsite. Cross another ridge and travel through rocks till Langthang Chu. Overnight stay at Langthang Chu camp.
On the fourth day, you will start trekking towards Sorra by passing through large streams and moraine walls. Dinner and overnight stay in Sorra.
Today you will trek for six hours till Dat, which will be your next site for camping and dinner.
From Dat, start trekking downhill till Lungmoche. Overnight in Lungmoche.
Start trekking downhill, along the river till Lun. Overnight stay and dinner in Lun camp.
From Lun, trek along the left bank for half an hour, then take a good path which leaves the river up to the left. After few kilometres, you will trek downhill till Takh, which will be your camping site for dinner and overnight stay.
In the morning after breakfast drive to Leh. On arrival check in to hotel. The day is for relaxed. Overnight at hotel.
Depart to reach airport to relish fascinating flight across the main range of Himalayas to Delhi.
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You should book Hemis Jugtakh Trek two months in advance so that you get ample amount of time to prepare well for the trek.
There will pony/porters that will carry your personal luggage, you only need to carry your small day pack
Once you book your trek with us we will give you a list of things to carry and the total weight should not cross 12 Kgs.
Our pick up and drop point for Hemis Jugtakh Trek is Leh airport. At airport our guide will pick you and then from there your tour will start.
We have an experienced trekking guide who leads the trek.
Our group size is minimum 2 people and maximum 18 people with mix of men and women.
Hemis Jugtakh Trek is a moderate trek with a maximum altitude of 16895ft (5150m) minimum age required is 15 years.
In the month of June, July, August, September till mid October the temperature during the trek can go as low as 8 Degree Celsius during the night and by the day time 20-30 degree.
We plan our treks in such a way that after 6 hours of trekking we reach next camp around lunch time and normally trek a distance of 10 to 12 Kms.
Hemis Jugtakh Trek is only happens during the month of June to mid October which are the full monsoon months but the area of Ladakh not affected by monsoon.
Diamox is indeed helpful when you have little time for acclimatization but we strongly advise to consult the doctor before taking Diamox.
If we have to extend the trek due to the reasons which are beyond our control then additional charge may apply for hotel stay and food.
Trekking shoes with ankle support are a must for any trek in the Himalayas. Quechua Forlclaz 500, Hi-Tec Colman and Salomon are good shoes with value for money.
We serve nutritious simple vegetarian food during the trek. We maintain variety in lentils, vegetable and breakfast. At times, we also treat our trekkers in the Himalayas with delicacies like Thukpa, local dishes etc.
Himalayan stream water is safe to drink as well as for cooking but we also have water filters, and chlorine tablets in case of an emergency.
Most of the Himalayan roads towards the trek are in bad shape, so vehicle with high ground clearance like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, Tempo Traveller etc are used for transportation.
We guarantee that even if that there will be only one trekker, we will head out on that particular date.
Our trek leaders are certified mountaineers with knowledge of first aid in wilderness and they carry necessary first aid kit. At each camp they asses your condition and can take relevant and prompt action in case a rescue is required. Please note in the case of a rescue, all the additional cost will be borne by the trekker.
Register for the trek and we will send you the details of the booking procedure.
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