Hemis – Jugtakh Trek

Trek LocationArea: Ladakh Himalaya

Trek DurationDuration: 12 days (3 days travel/9 days trekking)

Trek SeasonBest Season: Mid June – September

Trek GradeGrade:

On these treks one is not required to trek for more than 5/6 hrs a day. Also the terrain is not too difficult. These treks are normally a week or so long. For these treks prior trekking experience is not necessary. Very rarely on these treks would one camp at altitudes higher than 3800m. These treks are great for first timers or for veterans wanting to go on a trail which is relatively less demanding.

AltitudeAltitude: 16895ft (5150m)

Trekking DistanceTotal Trekking: 105 K.M

About Hemis Jugtakh Trek

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.

Hemis Jugtakh Trek

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.

Hemis Jugtakh Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Add to your record, scaling of two high mountain passes - Kongmaru La (5135m), Tanglangla Pass (5,328 metres).
  • Enjoy the captivating view of neighbouring snow covered mountains.
  • Experience the colourful culture of Ladakh by going for monastery tour.

Best Time to Visit Hemis Jugtakh Trek

Mid June till September.

Where is the Hemis Jugtakh Trek?

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.

How to Reach?

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.

Hemis Jugtakh Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Day 01: Delhi - Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatisation)

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.

Day 02: Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis

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.

Day 03: Leh - Hemis – Shang Sumdo

Today, you will visit the Hemis monastery; from there you will start trekking to Shang Sumdo. Overnight in Camp.

Day 04: Shang Sumdo – Kongmaru La Base

Post breakfast, start trekking to Kongmaru-la base via Chu Skurmo. Overnight stay and dinner at Kongmaru-la base.

Day 05: Kongmaru La Base – Langthang Chu

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.

Day 06: Langthang Chu – Sorra

On the fourth day, you will start trekking towards Sorra by passing through large streams and moraine walls. Dinner and overnight stay in Sorra.

Day 07: Sorra – Dat

Today you will trek for six hours till Dat, which will be your next site for camping and dinner.

Day 08: Dat – Lungmoche

From Dat, start trekking downhill till Lungmoche. Overnight in Lungmoche.

Day 09: Lungmoche – Lun

Start trekking downhill, along the river till Lun. Overnight stay and dinner in Lun camp.

Day 10: Lun – Takh

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.

Day 11: Takh - Leh

In the morning after breakfast drive to Leh. On arrival check in to hotel. The day is for relaxed. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Leh - Delhi

Depart to reach airport to relish fascinating flight across the main range of Himalayas to Delhi.

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Things to Carry for Hemis Jugtakh Trek

Things to Carry while Trekking
  • Duffel bag Down/synthetic camp booties
  • Sunglasses, Light gloves
  • Sleeping bag
  •  Flashlight/Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Daypack
  • One liter water bottles wide mouthed
  • Trekking Boots
  • Water purification/filter
  • Camp shoes/sneakers
  • Walking stick/Trekking pole
  • Cotton socks
  • Note book with pens and pencils
  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Lip balm
  • Light wind jacket Sunscreen / Moisturiser
  • Down jacket/vest
  • Camp towel/towel/sarong
  • Fleece jacket/vest
  • Personal toiletries
  • T-shirts
  • Personal medicines
  • Underwear
  • Money pouch/belt
  • Trekking pants
  • Energy bars
  • Thermal tops
  • Vitamin tablets
  • Thermal bottom
  • Extra passport photos
  • Warm hat and Bandana/scarf
  • Sun hat/baseball cap
  • Wind- and rain-gear with hood
  • Swiss Army Knives (Classic pocket tool)
  • One pair cotton trousers or shorts
  • Two cotton shirts/T-Shirts One warmer (jacket with hood)

Booking Terms and Conditions:

Please read the booking terms as set out with your agreement with Tour My India Pvt. Ltd. A Noida based Tour operator herein called TMI. For More Click Here...

When to book Hemis Jugtakh Trek?

You should book Hemis Jugtakh Trek two months in advance so that you get ample amount of time to prepare well for the trek.

Who will carry my backpack?

There will pony/porters that will carry your personal luggage, you only need to carry your small day pack

What will be the weight of the backpack?

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.

Where to meet us?

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.

How we run the trek?

We have an experienced trekking guide who leads the trek.

What is the batch size?

Our group size is minimum 2 people and maximum 18 people with mix of men and women.

What is minimum age required for Hemis Jugtakh Trek?

Hemis Jugtakh Trek is a moderate trek with a maximum altitude of 16895ft (5150m) minimum age required is 15 years.

What will be the minimum temperature during Hemis Jugtakh Trek?

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.

How long we trek during Hemis Jugtakh Trek?

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.

How monsoon affects the Hemis Jugtakh Trek?

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.

Can I take Diamox?

Diamox is indeed helpful when you have little time for acclimatization but we strongly advise to consult the doctor before taking Diamox.

What will happen if a trek is extended because of landslides or any other reasons?

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.

What kind of shoes will be required?

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.

What kind of food is served during the trek?

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.

Is it safe to drink water from the stream?

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.

Which vehicle do we use for transportations?

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.

Are your fixed departures dates are definite?

We guarantee that even if that there will be only one trekker, we will head out on that particular date.

How do you deal with emergency situation?

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.

How to book the trek

Register for the trek and we will send you the details of the booking procedure.

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