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Ladakh Monastery Trek

10 Nights - 11 Days

Inclusions

  • star hotel Accommodation
  • transport Transfer
  • meal Meals
  • sightseeing Sightseeing
Trek LocationArea
:   Ladakh Himalaya
Trek DurationDuration
:   Duration: 11 days (4 days traveling/7 days trek)
Trek SeasonBest Season
:   Mid June to October
Trek SeasonGrade 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.
:   Moderate
AltitudeAltitude
:   4950 mts
Trekking DistanceTotal Trekking
:   65 K.M

About Ladakh Monastery Trek

Ladakh is like a trove full of ancient Buddhist Monasteries. Called Gompa in the local language, the monasteries in Ladakh are steeped in history and have unbelievable architecture. Lamayuru being one of the ancient monasteries dating back to 11th century is the fine example how powerful once the Buddhist religion would have been in the region. For those who would like to unlock the myths and study these religious structures in Ladakh, Ladakh Monastery trek is ideal for them. Passing through lofty mountains and walking by sparkling lakes, trekkers have the chance to visit these historically rich shrines that have endured difficulties from time to time. The trek will not allow one to witness number of monasteries but also the lifestyle of the Indo-Tibetans, the Zanskari culture and the festivals, avalanches, wildlife, unexplored canyons and sparkling azure lakes. It is a trek that promises adventure, exploration and a learning experience all at one time.

Ladakh Monastery Tour Highlights

  • Visit the old age monastery of Lamayuru
  • Stunning view of Wanla and Alchi
  • Witness some high passes of the Ladakh
  • Rich local culture and remote village
  • Night stay in hotels/Guest house/Camps

Best Time to Visit Ladakh Monastery

Mid June- Mid October

Summer is the best time to go for trekking as due to clear sky the mountains can be seen very clearly. Also, the weather remains bearable throughout the day, and the highways that lead to Leh are open for public. However, during the night hours, the temperature drops drastically, thus, it is advisable to carry warm clothes.

Where is the Ladakh Monastery Trek

Commencing from Leh, the trek takes one to the soul soothing monasteries of the Ladakh region. Thiksey Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery, Hemis Monastery, are amongst the prominent monasteries that are covered in this trek.

Ladakh Monastery Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Day 01

Delhi – Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatization)

Other Benfits (On Arrival)
  • meal Breakfast
  • transport Transfers
  • star hotel Stay Included

Take the flight for Leh in morning. Check in at the guesthouse and have the rest of an entire Day. Taking rest is extremely important in order to be acclimatized. Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 02

Leh – Shey – Thiksey - Hemis (2050 M)

This Day is meant for exploring some of the astonishing and ancient monasteries in the area.

Situated at 15 kilometers from Leh, The Shey Gompa was once the summer palace of the Ladakh Kings. Adjoining to the palace, you will witness the potpourri of Gompas and Stupas. In the beginning of 17th century AD, Deldan Namgyal built Shey Palace. A 12-meter high Shakyamuni Buddha Statue is the eminent attraction of Shey. This statue is positioned in Dresthang Gompa.

Thiksey Gompa is at a distance of around 17 kilometers from the Leh and is close to Shey as well. This monastery is well known among the most majestic monasteries of Ladakh. Thiksey Monastery belongs to Gelukspa Order.

The illustrious Hemis Monastery is located at the distance of around 45 kilometers from Leh, which is one of the prominent and most popular monasteries in Ladakh region. This monastery belongs to Drukpa order and it was built in early 17th century. Beautiful Mani walls face the monastery clandestine in arresting valley bordered by gleaming streams. Have the overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Day 03

Leh – Alchi

On this Day, we will travel to Alchi along the Indus River by jeep. The trail passes through scores of quaint villages including Saspol and Nimmo. The landscape is incredible with Ladakh Range on its north and Stok Range and south. Near Nimmo, there is a fascinating view of the point where Zanskar River confluences with Indus River. Alchi is an immaculate village including one on the most striking Gompas in Ladakh. Alchi Gompa holds the paintings that are around thousand years old. Spend a night in a simple hotel here and explore the maximum.

Day 04

Alchi - Lamayuru

We will head towards Lamayuru today. It is the starting point of our trek. The road starts with a steady climb that involves almost 30 switchbacks in the last 25 kilometers on the route to Lamayuru. Set the camp at Lamayuru. Visit the Lamayuru Gompa in the afternoon. This astonishing Gompa was declared a sacred site in 16th century.

Day 05

Lamayuru – Wanla (3-4 hrs trek)

In the morning after breakfast pack your small backpacks, see the horses get ready and start the first day of adventure towards Wanla. A moderate track leads up to the tiny pass of Prinkti La (3750m) prior to heading down to the village of Shilla and then the last 3 km to Wanla (3250m). After reaching at Wanla camping site set the camp for the overnight stay. After lunch visit the Wanla Gompa and village. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.

Day 06

Wanla - Hinju (3720 mts/12205 ft) 5 hrs

The trek of today will stroll through pristine villages of Ladakh before reaching the meadow camp outside the Hinju Village.

Day 07

Hinju - Sumdo Doksa (4430 mts/14530 ft) via Kongskil La (4950 mts/16236 ft) 6 hrs

The steep ascent brings the trail to Kongskil La Ridge. From the ridge, you will be endowed with breathtaking vistas of Karakoram and Stok ranges. The other side of the pass is hard to navigate.

Day 08

Sumda Doksa - Base of Dung Dung Chan la (4430 mts/14530 ft) 5 hrs

After crossing few rivers and Sumdo Chenmo Village, the track steadily ascends to Dung Dung Chan La Base. Get mesmerized by edelweiss and other rare Ladakhi flowers on the route.

Day 09

Base of Dung Dung Chan La - Chilling (3550 mts/11645 ft) 5 hrs

It is a straight ascent from the Dung Dung Chan La pass. The route then dips down gradually to Chilling Village.

Day 10

Chilling - Leh

We will drive to Leh in the morning along the River Zanskar. The trail eventually reaches the confluence of Indus and Zanskar rivers. From this confluence, the road is maintained and makes drive back to Leh easy and comfortable. Check in the hotel after reaching Leh. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 11

Leh - Delhi

Reach the airport in morning and catch the flight for Delhi. Reach Delhi and enjoy the half-Day guided sightseeing tour of the city. In the evening, transfer to the International Airport and take the flight for onwards journey.

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