Lamayuru to Alchi4 Nights , 5 Days ( LDK/Trk-LA )
Trekking from Lamayuru to Alchi is a beautiful and interesting experience, Where we will come across some of theoldest and most famous monasteries in Ladakh founded around 11th century by great translator Lotsawa RinchenZangpo. Lamayuru gonpa is remarkable built on natural pillar like formation of sand stone. Lamayuru belongs toDrigungpa order of Tibetan Buddhism...Best Time: June to Sept.
Day 1: Arrival at Leh Airport. You will be escorted to the Hotel by our Company representative. Rest for proper acclimatization.
Coming straight to the altitude of min 3,200 m from a much lower place can cause some health problems. So to avoid that, we suggest our guest to take complete rest for a day to get acclimatized. Later there will be a briefing of the program by the agent or by the company representative.
Day 2: Leh SightSeeing
Second day is good to get out doing some sightseeing because you are already acclimatized. So we will Start by visiting Hemis and Thiksey monastery at first and then Stok palace after a hot lunch at Chamba restaurant. O/N in Hotel
Day 3 : Lamayuru - Wanla (3420m)
We drive from Leh in the morning towards Lamayuru which is around 125 kms west of Leh. It takes 3 hrs along theIndus River through Sham Valley visiting the monastery and you get ready for your 1st day's adventure. Start walkingeast along the stream for 20 minutes & then you cross the stream near the Stupa. We will gradually move up to thesmall pass Prinkti la (3750m) from where the gentle descend from the pass takes you in the Shilakung valley and thelast hour will take us to the camp site at Wanla.
Day 4: Wanla - Tar la base (4200m)
Today we will walk on a dusty road along the river coast for 2 hrs till we reach the small village of Phenjila (3410m)and from there we will follow the left side of the valley along a small stream for an hour and arrive at the village of Ursi.After crossing the village we will reach the camp site near the school.
Day 5 :base of Tarla-tar
The trail from the camp is clear but challenging as we have to climb the gentle ascending of Tar la (5250m). But themoment you reach the top you will forget all your tiredness looking at the wonderful view of Karakoram range and many other ranges. Getting down is dificult due to no proper way. It takes 3-4 hrs to reach the camp.
Day 6 : Mangyu
From Tar village the path heads up along the mountain side to a small pass known as Heptila. We will a gentle descenton the right side which leads to the Pass of Mangyu. From there we can see the village of Mangyu and an ancientMonastery. The monastery of Alchi & Mangyu both were founded by the great Translator Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo.
Day 7 : Mangyu - Alchi
We will end our last day by walking down a beautiful valley along the small river, and then we will reach the village of Gera where our vehicles will be waiting to take us back to Leh visiting famous monastery of Alchi and Liker.Trekking from Lamayuru to Alchi is a beautiful and interesting experience, Where we will come across some of theoldest and most famous monasteries in Ladakh founded around 11th century by great translator Lotsawa RinchenZangpo. Lamayuru gonpa is remarkable built on natural pillar like formation of sand stone. Lamayuru belongs to Drigungpa order of Tibetan Buddhism. Alchi Choskor is the most famous and largest of all the monasteries built by Rinchen Zangpo the great translator and the Alchi monastery is very well known for its paintings and wood carvings.
Day 10 : Rest and shopping.
Last day is free for you to shop around. You can visit Shanti Stupa afterwards. In the evening there will be a cultural show on demand. O/N at Hotel
Day 11 : Departure.