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Ladakh Monastery Trek
|Duration of Trip:
16 Nights / 17 Days
Delhi - Leh - Phyang - Taru - Taru La - Nyemo - Nie - Likir - Yang-Thang - Hemischukpachan - Themisgam - Khaltse - Lamayuru - Dah-Hanu - Leh - Alchi - Leh - Delhi.
In the valley of Indus You will explore the most famous monasteries and some of fascinating site. Some are accessible by road and some by trek, The trail crosses numerous passes, its a moderate grade trek required minimum of physical fitness and the path does not rise above 4500m. You will visit the remote villages where people have still kept their Tibetan ways of customs and in Dah–Hanu the Brogpas are an Aryan race is most fascinating tribe in Indus valley, Over night stay possible in local house.
Day 01: Arrival Delhi,
Reception at air port, transfer to hotel, Overnight in hotel.
Day 02: Delhi–Leh: (3500 m)
Transfer to domestic air port, flight to Leh. Transfer to hotel, Afternoon Visit monastery in the town, Shanti stupa and old fort of Leh.
Day 03: Around Leh
Full day sight-seeing to visit Shey, Thiksey, Hemis monasteries, Back to hotel.
Day 04: Leh-Phyang (3600m) Taru (3700m) Trek 1
Leave to Phyang, We visit the monastery and continue towards Taru with a pleasant walk. A short day trek is necessary for acclimatization Camp.
Day 05: Taru-Taru La (4200m) - Nyemo (3700m) trek 2
The trail climbs steeply towards the first pass of the trek, and descends to the Nyemo village.
Day 06: Nyemo-Nie (3800m) trek 3
The route traverses Basgo, dominated by impressive ruined fortresses. A quite stricking succession of shortens, sanctuaries and a palace line the path.
Day 07: Nie-Likir (3600m) trek 4
We enter an arid and bare landscape. Visit of the Likir monastery,
one of the oldest in Ladakh.
Day 08: Likir-Yangthang (3600m) trek 5
The route goes through two low passes, the Phobe La (3700m) and the Charatse La (3800m), opening to beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.
Day 9: Yang-Thang to Hemischukpachan (3600 mtrs) 6h. Over Chermentsela (3750) trek 6
Leave to the big village of Schukpa (Cidar). Two hour,s climb to reach the pass, long descend to the village. visit Gopa a top of the village and explore the village, a beautiful camp site.
Day 10: Hemischukpachan to Themisgam (3200 mtrs.) over Meptekla 3750 mtrs. 5.30 Trek 7
(Trail pass through flat pasature toward the Meptekla which
take approx 2.30 hours till pass) descend to Ang village from
here one can leads towards the Shyok valley. Next 30 minutes
to Temisgam the richest valley of Ladakh Appricot, Apple and
nut are plenty there, beautiful village of tea with its gompa
can be visited camp.
Day 11: Themisgam to Khaltse-Lamayuru (2995mtrs. over Bonbbongla (3850 mtrs.) 5 hours, Trek. 8
Last day of trek, leave beautiful valley and easy climb to Bonbonbla for 1.30 hours. Follow a long gentle slope to Khaltse the main high way between Leh and Srinagar. Drive to Lamayuru, guest house.
Day 12 & 13: Lamayuru to Dah-Hanu-71 kms.
Drive along the Indus river, afternoon reach at Dunkhar, later visit village, night in Local house/Guest house.
DROKHPA AREA: Is along the Indus river. Main
villages are Dhunkar, Tirit, Skurbuchan, Hanudo, Biama, and
Dha on the road to Baltistan. Inhabitants called Drokhpa, belong
to the purest Aryan race. They are tall, handsome and hospitable.
Drokhpas are belived to have migrated to this area via Gilgit
around thousands years ago from central Asia. They are different
with a large, beautiful eyes, sharp,equiline nose. The men,
women and children wear heavy metallic earrings. Most of these
villages are dominated by Muslims with colorful mosques and
a very few Buddhist houses with small Gompas. Stroll in Biama
and 2 kms. trek to Dah, Afternoon cross the Indus to Balrase
village. Leave to Dah enroute visit several villages Skurbuchan
with apricot orchards, Achinathang and Biama famous for pashmina,
sheep breeding, handicrafts center. Night in guest house or
in family house.
Day 14: Dah-Hanu to Leh via Alchi 140 kms.
Drive back to Leh
via Alchi, the oldest monastery of Ladakh,
afternoon reach Leh, rest time free at leisure, night in hotel.
Day 15: Around Leh
Visit Stok Palace, its museum, stroll in the village and Spituk
monastery. Afternoon get back and rest time at leisure, night
Day 16: Leh–Delhi
Transfer to the domestic air port, flight to Delhi. Transfer from airport To hotel, afternoon at leisure. Overnight in hotel.
Day 17: Departure
Full day sight seeing. Evening transfer to International airport for Flight to onward destination.
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- ACCOMMODATION AT SUGGESTED HOTELS,
- DAILY BREAKFAST AT HOTEL
- SIGHTSEEING TOURS AS MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY,,
- ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES
- PRIVATE CAR WITH DRIVER
- CHANDNI CHOWK RICKSHAW RIDE
- ALL APPLICABLE TAXES AND SERVICE CHARGES
- ALL ROAD TAXES, GOVERNMENT TAXES AND DRIVER ALLOWANCES,
- ONE FAREWELL DINNER FROM TNS GROUP.
Lunches and dinners are not included (except where mentioned in the inclusion list) along with personal expenses, camera, etc. tips, (if any) at places where applicable. All hotels are subject to availability and all flights are subject to confirmation. Airfare is included in the tour price. It is not separate.