If you are a person allured with spirituality and religions; simultaneously a great favorer of trekking, the Lamayuru Alchi Trek in Ladakh is the perfect way to fervor your trip to Ladakh. Since, the Lamayuru Alchi trek begins with a visit to the stunning Lamayuru Monastery and end with the famous Alchi monastery; it could also be called as the cloistered trekking in Ladakh ranges. This moderate trekking takes the trekkers at the high altitude ranges of 4300 mts/17220 ft to catch the glorified snow-casted deep valleys for an astounding sight-seeing experience.
Lamayuru, which is about 80 miles west of Leh towards the Kargil road, attracts people with its breath-taking vistas all around. From Lamayuru the trek proceeds towards great high passes including Wanla and over to it towards the high mountain passes of Tar La and then towards the village of Alchi on the Indus River. The Lamayuru to Alchi Trek not only brings the fascinating trips towards the scenic valleys and incredible monasteries but also brings the agitating glimpses of wildlife.
Extract the true essence of Ladakh in a crisp manner with this trek that provides the extensive experience of the land, its people and culture along with the astonishing monsters of the region like Lamayuru Monastery, Indus River, Sham Valley, Alchi Monastery.
Additionally, the major activities to be enjoyed during this moderate trekking are: trekking, hiking, camping, sightseeing and cultural tour. The other major highlights can be found are ancient wood carvings at Sumdah Chenmo, all made in the 11th century by Rigzing Zangpo.
Take a morning 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.
On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area.
Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.
Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order.
Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.
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 century by 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.
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.
Today will be a long day past a couple of villages till you arrive at the base of Tar La.
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.
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.
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.
In the morning transfer to airport to catch the flight for Delhi.