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Lamayuru Chilling Trek A very interesting route beginning at the famous Lamayuru monastery After Hinju near Kongskila on the 3rd day of your Trek you will enter the famous Hemis National Park till you finish your Trek near Hemis at Martselang approximately you will walk 80 km in the Hemis National Park . There you can spot many rare wild animals/birds species amongst these are the elusive Snow Leopard, Ibex, Antelope, Tibetan Argali, Blue Sheep, Shapo, Marmot, Redfox, Tibetan Wolf, Eurassian Lynx and Tibetan Hare etc. However its very difficult to spot Snow Leopards during the Summer time. Among the birds fauna you can spot the Snow Patridge, Golden Oriole, Snow Cock, Golden Eagle, Horned Lark, Red Billed Chuff etc. This trek is less crowded, with many villages there you can experience the culture and lifestyle of Ladakh and more importantly, you can see the scintillating views, amazing rock formations & unforgettable transformation of landscape.
Day 1 : Delhi - Leh (by Flight)
Early Morning Transfer to the Domestic Airport to Board the Flight for Leh. Upon Arrival At Leh Airport Our Representative Would Assist You At the Airport & Transfer to the Hotel for Check-in. Rest of the Day At Leisure & Acclimatization. Later in the Afternoon a Walk Around Leh Town (3521 M) & Visit Leh Market, Leh Palace Ruins, Leh Gompa & Shanti Stupa. this Walk Shall Help in Getting Acclimatized At this Height.
overnight Hotel - Leh.
Day 2 : Leh - Basgo - Likir - Alchi - Lamayuru (3420m) (124 Km - 4 Hr)
today We Drive to Basgo (44 Km from Leh). It Was An Important Centre in the Old Days, Having Been the Capital of Lower Ladakh When the Kingdom Was Divided in the 15th& 16thcenturies. We Visit the Ruins of the Royal Palace At Basgo,Serzung Temple, Which is Known for Its Great Frescoes & Finally the Temple with An Enormous Gold & Copper Statue of the Maitreya Buddha.
after that We Drive to Likir (9 Km) & Visit Likir Monastery Situated Atop a Windy Cliff Overlooking the Beautiful Village of Likir. It Was Founded in the 12th Century Although the Present Construction Dates Back to the 18th Century as the Original One Was Destroyed By Fire. in Its Courtyard is a Yellow Colored 3 Storey High Mammoth Statue of the Buddha, Which Was Constructed By a Resident Monk. the Top Floor Has An Impressive Museum Containing Old Thangkas & Weapons Used Many Centuries Back.
from Likir We Drive 16 Km to Alchi. Just Before Alchi We Drive Across the Mighty River Indus Over the Bridge & Reach Ladakh's Most Loved Alchi Monastery. Over a Century Old, Its Wall Paintings are Very Similar to Those of the Tabo Monastery in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. Unlike other Monasteries Which are Usually On a Cliff Top or Cling to a Mountainside, Alchi is At Ground Level & is Nestled in the Shade of a Garden.
we Continue to Drive & Finally Reach Lamayuru Monastery.
lamayuru Monastery is One of the Most Popular & Magnificent Monasteries of Ladakh. It is Known to Be the Oldest Monastic Establishment in Ladakh & Was Founded By Rinchen Zangpo in the 10th Century. this Monastery is Located Amidst the Massive Mountains. the Spectacular Setting of this Monastery & Its Renowned Collection of Carpets, Thangkas & Frescoes Has Been Attracting Many People all Over the World Over a Long Time. We Will also Be Part of the Prayer Ceremony Inside the Prayer Hall among the Monks. It is a Very Soothing & Spiritual Experience to Be There among These Warm & Friendly Monks.
overnight Camp - Lamayuru
Day 3 : Lamayuru - Wanla (3250 m) (3-4 hr trek)
In the morning before breakfast you may again visit the Lamayuru monastery to be part of the morning prayer ceremony.
Today we pack our backpacks, watch the horses get ready, & set off for this first day of our adventure. A gentle trail leads up to the small pass of Prinkti La (3750 m) before heading down to the village of Shilla & the last 3 km to Wanla (3250 m). Here we set up Camp for the night & spend the afternoon relaxing in the sun or exploring the monastery in Wanla.
Overnight Camp - Wanla
Day 4 : Wanla - Hinju (3720 m) (4-5 hr)
Today we follow a dusty road the small village of Phenjilla (3410 m) & the scattered village of Uri .We will then walk through a narrow gorge until we reach a traditional Rangthak (flour mill) at the far end of the village. The trail will then cut through the village of Hinju(3720 m) roughly 2 km below our campsite in a yak herders' encampment.
Overnight Camp - Hinju
Day 5 : Hinju - Sumda Doksa (4430 m) (6 hr)
Today we start walking from the encampment along the trail & ascend the ridge below Kongskil La. If lucky we will get glimpses of some wild life. We will then climb gradually until we reach Kongskil La (4950 m), where we will be surrounded by dizzying views of the Karakoram & Stok ranges. The descent down the trail is quite steep with loose moraine causing the difficulty, so be careful! The trail then follows the left side of valley floor, passing a yak herders' hut (4500 m), before we reach our campsite at Sumda Doksa (4430 m). This valley is occupied mainly by the villagers of Sumda Chenmo.
Overnight Camp - Sumda Doksa
Day 6 : Sumda Doksa - Dung Dung Chan La Base (4430 m) (5 hr)
Today we again start walking & after a short walk & a few river crossings, we will reach the village of Sumda Chenmo. From there we head towards the true left side of the valley, which provides a beautiful view of the village with its lush greenery. Further the trail cuts through the valley's wild rose bushes & leads us to another river crossing (this stream originates from the high snow-capped peaks of Photoksar (5685 m).Before making a steep challenging ascent over Lanak, we will see Edelweiss & some of the other rare wild flowers of Ladakh & finally reach the campsite at the Base of Dung Dung Chan La (4430 m). From the campsite, there is a splendid view of Kongskil La.
Overnight Camp - Dung Dung La
Day 7 : Dung Dung Chan La Base (4820 m) - Chilling (3550 m) (5 hr)
Today we will begin the day with a straight climb to Dung Dung Chan La (4820 m), which offers beautiful view of the Stok Range in the east & the Zanskar Range in the south. From the Pass the trail gradually descends down a ridge towards the valley continually tapering before reaching the village of Chilling(3550 m). Chilling is the only village in Ladakh that has provided metalwork such as copper, bronze, tin, silver & iron to the Leh market through the centuries. From Chilling we will drive for about 3 hours along the Zanskar River & eventually reach its confluence with the River Indus. From here the road is good & it is easy drive back to Leh.
Overnight Hotel - Leh
Day 8 : Leh
Today, we proceed for Indus Valley Monastery Tour. We start with a visit to Shey, the ancient capital of Ladakh. The monastery here has a huge gold-gilded statue of Buddha Shakyamuni with a large silver lamp burning in front of the statue. Then we visit Thiksey Monastery (Gompa), an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. The monastery has a beautiful 30 m high gold-plated statue of Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha of the future. Drive further to visit the famous Hemis Monastery, founded in the year 1630 by Stag-tsang-ras-pa under the royal patronage of Sengge Namgyal. Hemis is one of the largest & richest monasteries of Ladakh. The two-day festival of monastic dance in July - August has raised the reputation of Hemis particularly high. The festival is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as second Buddha & responsible for spreading Buddhism in the Tibetan world. Later we visit the StokPalace, the Royal residence of the King of Stok & the Museum that has a rich collection of ancient Ladakhi artefacts including old Thangkas, precious stones, arms & armoury, the Queen’s necklace & the crown of the King of Ladakh among others. We drive back to Leh.
Overnight Hotel – Leh
Day 9 : Leh - Delhi
After Early Breakfast We Transfer You to the Airport to Board the Flight to Delhi.
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