Area: Ladakh Himalayas
Duration: 08 Nights & 09 Days
Altitude: 4300 mts/17220 ft
Season: July- Oct
The Lamayuru Alchi trek is one of the popular treks in the Ladakh region that takes you on a spectacular journey to the earliest surviving monasteries dating back to the 10th - 11th century. The Ladakh region is often dubbed as the 'land of high mountain passes and monks', as the topography brings forth several ancient trading routes that used to connect Ladakh, India, with Tibet. It influenced the Tibetan sects to set up their settlements and over the year the Ladakh region started to reflect the traditional colours of Buddhism and thus ramping up monasteries exposing the unique Tibetan architectural style. From the pious Lamayuru Alchi trek one can mull over the ancient indo - Tibetan culture flaming from the collection of various ancient manuscripts, chortens and paintings. The journey allows you to step into the Lamayuru monastery, which is one of the oldest monasteries in the region, and the popular Alchi monastery, which is a monastic complex of temples in Alchi village and administered by Likir monastery. Nonetheless, along with the cultural diorama, the trek crossing through several high altitude mountain passes like the Prinkiti La 3,720 meters, Penji La at 3,400 meters, Konski La 4,950 meters and Stakspi La and remote villages offers a vivid view of the farfetched meadows and valleys.
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Arrive in Delhi by International flight met our representative and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi - Leh
Early morning transfer to Domestic Airport to connect the flight for Leh. Upon arrival at Leh Airport our representative would assist you at the Airport and transfer to Hotel. Check into the hotel. Full day relax at the hotel for the acclimatisation.
Day 03: Leh -Lamayuru (3 ½ Hrs Drive)
We leave Leh in the morning for Lamayuru. Along the way, we come across some of the oldest and most famous monasteries in Ladakh, founded around 11th centuryby Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo Lamayuru, Likir and Alchi offer truly memorable visits on account of their age and history. After reaching Lamayuru (3420m) we will spend the day exploring the ancient monastery and to prepare for the next day.
Day 04: Lamayuru - Wanla
We pack our small backpacks, watch the horses get ready, and set off for this first day of our adventure. A gentle trail leads up to the small pass of Prinkti La (3750m) before heading down to the village of Shilla and the last 3 km to Wanla (3250m).Here we set up camp for the night and spend the afternoon relaxing in the sun or exploring the Gompa in Wanla, before we gather around for a good dinner.
Day 05: Wanla - Base Of Tar La Tour (4200 Mts/13776 Ft) 8 Hrs
Today will be a long day past a couple of villages till you arrive at the base of Tar La.
Day 06: Base Of Tar La - Tar (4300 Mts/14105 Ft)Via Tar La(5250 Mts/17220 Ft)
The trail ascends and descends a few times before you arrive at Tar La. The way down to the village of Tar is over boulders.
Day 07: Tar - Mang Gyu 5 Hrs
Crossing a small pass above Tar will bring you the village of Mang Gyu. There is a small monastery in the village that is worth a visit.
Day 08: Mang Gyu - Alchi - Leh 2 Hrs
The last day's trek is a short one to the village of Gera from where a vehicle will pick you up and drop you to Leh after visiting Alchi and Likir.
Day 09: Leh - Delhi
In the morning transfer to airport to catch the flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi take a guided sightseeing and by evening transfer to International airport to catch onwards flight.