Places Covered: LEH, LAMAYURU, WANLA, BASE OF TAR LA , MANG GYU, ALCHI
Duration: 8 Nights 9 Days
Best Season: June – October
Grade: Moderate to Challenging
Altitude: 5250 mts/17220 ft
A short trek that takes you to three of the oldest monasteries of Ladakh all in five days. The beauty of the trek is that it takes you to monasteries by a rarely used trail away from the Leh-Srinagar highway
1st Day: ARRIVE DELHI.
2nd Day: DELHI TO LEH. Full day relax at the hotel for the acclimatisation.
3rd Day: LEH TO LAMAYURU. 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.
4th Day: LAMAYURU TO 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.
5th Day: WANLA TO BASE OF TAR LA (4200 mts/13776 ft). Today will be a long day past a couple of villages till you arrive at the base of Tar La.
6th Day: BASE OF TAR LA TO 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.
7th Day: TAR TO MANG GYU. 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.
8th Day: MANG GYU TO ALCHI TO LEH. 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.
9th Day: LEH TO DELHI. In the morning transfer to airport to catch the flight for Delhi