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Lamayuru to Hemis Trek – Trek No 18

12 Days

Trip Facts

Trip Facts
Duration 12 Days
Best time to travel January to December
Trip Grade Hard
Departure Date Every Day
Altitude 5100M
Trekking Hours 6-7 Hours
Starting Point Leh
End Point Leh
Mode of Travel Transport / Aeroplane
Group Size 2 to 20
Style of trek Hard

Itinerary

Lamayuru to Hemis Trek – Trek No 18

Duration of Trek:12 Days

Best Time: Mid June to End of September 

Highest Point: Kongmaru La (5,100m)

Focus: Monasteries, Monks, People Villages

Highlight: Remote villages, High mountain Passes

Physical Challenge: Moderate overall

Day 01 Arrival Leh

Upon arrival Leh airport, pick-up and transfer to hotel. After tea/coffee rest in hotel to get acclimatization. Evening walking walking tour in Leh bazaar. Overnight at hotel.   

Day 02 Leh to Lamayuru 08 hrs

Drive to Lamayuru, en route visit Liker and Alchi Monasteries. Overnight stay is in camp or Guest House.

Day 03 Lamayuru to Wanla (3250m) 2-3 hrs

Walk down along the stream towards east and then after 20 minutes cross the stream near a Chorten.  Walk along another stream towards southward and then east up to the Prikiting La (3700m). After the pass you reach down the river in the Shillakung valley. The trail to the right also leads to Zangskar via Snigutse La. Take the right trail with chorten and Mani wall. Cross the river and the campsite is reached passing through the houses near the second bridge and tented restaurant.

Day 04 Wanla to Hinju 5-6 hours

Leave Wanla for Hinju after the breakfast while enjoying nice views of mountains and narrow gorges. The Hinju village has prayer flags at the start of the village. Overnight stay is in Hotel.

Day 05 Hinju to Sumda Chenmo 5-6 hours

Proceed towards Sumda Chenmo via Konski La 4900 mtrs. From where you can have a view of back route from Pirkiti La. The Valley across the Kanski La has a few huts of shepherds from Hinju where they make butter and cheese. Overnight in Camp.

Day 06 Sumda Chenmo to Dundunchan La Base 5-6 hrs.

The trail leads to Dundunchan la Base along with Sumda chu . Arrive  base of the pass after a good walk for 4-5 hrs. Overnight in Camp

Day 07 Dundunchan La base to Chilling 3-4 hrs.

Have a fantastic view from Dundunchan La (4700 mtrs) and trail Leads to Chilling village where the Zangskar River follows towards Nimo village. Arrive chilling. Overnight in the Guest House.

Day 08 Chilling - Sku (3500 m) in 5 hours: We cross the Zanskar River with a trolley bridge turn wise to join the waiting team on the other side of the river.

Day 09 Skiu - Markha (3850 m) in 7 hours

The trail joins the Markha stream and will follow it for a few days. The day’s trek is relatively easy, but it involves crisscrossing the stream at numerous points depending on the water level. Markha has a monastery and a fort for a local cultural sightseeing.

Day 10 Markha - Hankar (4000 m) in 4 hrs

Many monasteries are spread along our route today. After the Umlung monastery, the valley narrows and we stop to camp at the foot of Kang Yaste (6400 m).

Day 11 Hankar - Nimaling (4650 m) in 4 hrs

Trek in the valley in direction of Zalung Karpo and Rupshu. We pass through Thagshungtse pasture and start our gradual ascent towards the wonderful high valleys of Ladakh.

Day 12 Nimaling to Shang Sumdo 6-7 hours

After breakfast start trekking to reach Kongmaru La (5100 M). The trek to Kongmaru

la passes through narrow gorges. From the top of the pass, you can have a view of Ladakh ranges and the sight of villages to the north of Indus valley is excellent. Cross the pass and proceed to Shang. Overnight in tents.

Day 13 Shang Sumdo to Hemis to Leh 6 hours

Walk along the stream down to Hemis monastery, which is one of the oldest and richest monasteries in Ladakh.Visit Hemis monastery and drive to Leh, enroute visit Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace and Stok Palace cum museum.

Day 14 Departure

Early morning transfer to leh airport to catch flight for Delhi.  Trek Ends


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