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Lamayuru Alchi Trek

This trek is much frequented. The adaptation of the Altitude is gradual, as you will be entering into the valley. You will cross some small villages and landscape of this trek varies all the time as you will cross three different enchanting small valleys. The most exciting part of this trek is that you will cross three important passes of between 3600m to 3900m. The views are spectacular and awesome. During your trek, you will cross some beautiful and charming villages.

Sketch Itineray

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Day 02: Flight Delhi -Leh

Day 03: Sightseeing tour to Matho -Stok -Shanti Stupa - Samkar

Day 04: Full day tour to Shey -Thiksey -Hemis

Day 05: Drive Leh -Alchi -Lamayuru -Wanla -Tarchit (156 km)

Day 06: Trek Tarchit -Urtsi (4/5 hrs)

Day 07: Trek Urtsi -Tar-la (4970m) - Tar (7/8 hrs)

Day 08 : Trek Tar - Hipti Phu (5/6hrs)

Day 09 : Trek Hipti - Mangyu (5/6 hrs)

Day 10: Trek Mangyu -Gera then drive Gera -Alchi -Leh (73 km)

Day 11: In Leh

Day 12: Flight Leh -Delhi

Day 13: In Delhi / Departure

Day 14: Arrive your Home Country.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive in Delhi, Transfer to nearby hotel for few hours.

Day 02: Flight Delhi – Leh

Early morning transfer to domestic Airport to board flight for Leh. Arrive Leh, transfer to hotel. Day is at leisure to get you fully acclimatize with the altitude of Ladakh. Overnight at hotel in Leh. (3500 m)

Day 03: Sightseeing tour to Matho – Stok – Shanti Stupa - Samkar

After breakfast, drive to Stok via Choglamsar by crossing Indus river over bridge. Visit the royal Palace, constructed on hill overlooking the village and Indus valley, by the king Tsespal Tondup Namgyal in 1825. Inside the Palace, you see great collections of ancient royal ornaments, Thankas and old statues. After visiting Stok Palace, drive to Matho village, 10 km from Stok. Visit Matho monastery built on hill top, with awe inspiring view charming village and imposing Indus valley, by Lama Tumgpa Dorje in 13th century. The famous two Oracles (known as Rongtsan), who were invited from Tibet by the founder of the monastery, still make appearance during the monastic festival. After visiting Matho, drive back to Leh. Post Lunch, visit Shanti Stupa (peace stupa) inaugurated by H.H. Dalai Lama in 1985. Enjoy the view of stunning mountain peaks, specially Stok kangri and imposing Leh town. Later on, drive to Samkar Monastery, founded by H.H. Kushok Bakula in 1847. Evening, Enjoy hike and explore around Leh Market. Overnight at hotel in Leh.

Day 04: Full day tour to Shey – Thiksey – Hemis

After breakfast, drive to Hemis monastery which is 45 km far from Leh and it takes 90 minute drives. The great Mahasiddha Staktsang Raspa along with 35th King Singey Namgyal built this biggest, Drugpa sect monastery in 16th century. After visiting this monastery, drive back to Thiksey monastery, visit Gelugpa sect monastery founded by the great Lama Paldan Shesrap in 14th century. It provides imposing view of Indus valley and surrounding wonderful mountains and its snow clad peaks. It houses the exquisite big statue of the Maitreya Buddha (Future Buddha). Later, drive back to Leh via visiting Shey Palace wherein you visit big copper gilt statue of Lord Buddha dating back 1633AD. Overnight at hotel in Leh.

Day 05: Drive Leh – Alchi – Lamayuru – Wanla – Tarchit (156 km)

Today you have amazing and spectacular view of mountains, confluence of Zanskar and Indus River; beautiful and charming villages; enchanting and magnificent view of moon land escape before Lamayuru. Morning after breakfast, drive on Leh-Srinagar highway to Lamayuru, en-route visit Alchi, situated at a distance of 68 Km from Leh. Alchi monastery was built by great Lama Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo (The great translator) 1000 years ago and is considered to be the most famous and largest among the entire monastery built by him. After the visit, continue drive to Lamayuru which is 58km from Alchi. Lamayuru monastery was constructed by Arahat Nimagung in between 10th and 11th century. History says that in the 11th century the Mahasidha Naropa visited this place and the cave where he resided and meditated is still to be seen inside the monastery. After the visit, drive back till small monastery on the bank of Yapola River. Leaving behind highway, you enter in awesome Yapola valley. Continue drive along the road as far as wanla. If time permits, visit Wanla monastery. Pass the village and continue drive for two kilometers to reach at campsite in Tarchit. Good and nice campsite near Yapola River. Overnight at camp. (3300m)

Day 06: Trek Tarchit – Urtsi (4/5 hrs)

Morning after breakfast, follow the road along the river's left bank of Yapola river. Arrive at the small village Phanjilla (3410 m) from where you follow the left side valley along a small stream for around an hour then gently climb up along ancient clear route as far as charming Ursi village. You walk a little further to reach at campsite. (3610m)

Day 07: Trek Urtsi – Tar-la (4970m) - Tar (7/8 hrs)

The trail from the camp is clear but challenging as you have to trek up and down a sometimes before reaching the Tar-la (5250 m). Your hard labor will be rewarded with the splendid view of imposing landscape and magnificent snow clad mountains around. Easy descent down, but sometimes difficult due to a mass of fallen rocks strewn about. Continue down in the valley for 3-4 hrs to reach at campsite in the exquisite Tar village surrounded by enormous towering stunning mountains. The location of village is like a Turquoise in a box. Overnight at camp. (3520m)

Day 08 : Trek Tar - Hipti Phu (5/6hrs)

From Tar, the path steep ascend in Zigzag Trail up to the top of Hipti La 4200m.From the top of the pass, enjoy wonderful and enchanting panoramic view of Sham region's wonderful mountains and rapids of Indus River. Today, on the way, it is possible to see the Blue Sheep (the wild animals). After ascending and descending over the ridges; finally you reach at camping site near the spring water. The village which we see on the other side below in the valley is Hipti village. Overnight at camp in Hipti Phu. (3900m)

Day 09 : Trek Hipti - Mangyu (5/6 hrs)

After the breakfast, Right from the camp, you start ascends to the ridge on the right side of camp then again contour around the ridge. You will enjoy awe inspiring view of surrounding daunting mountains and panoramic landscape. Cross the pass Mangyu-la 4100m. From the top, take pleasure of panoramic view of Peak Mountains wrapped in Snow and beautiful far flung view of mangyu village. Possible to see some animals (Yaks) across here. Cross the pass, continue easy steep descend down in the valley till small river. Continue along downstream river, eventually you approach at Mangyu. Overnight at camp around campfire. (3350m)

Day 10: Trek Mangyu – Gera then drive Gera – Alchi – Leh (73 km)

Morning, after breakfast at camp, continue short trek for 5km down in the valley as far as Indus river. Cross the Indus over long wooden brige then drive to Leh via visiting exquisite Alchi monastery. Cross Indus before Saspol village then follow the road that leads you to Alchi village. Visit Alchi monastery, well preserved ancient monastery, founded by Great Lama Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo 1000 years. Later continue drive to Leh, still 68 km. Arrive Leh by afternoon. Overnight at hotel in Leh.

Day 11: In leh

Day free or Visit.

Day 12: Flight Leh – Delhi

Arrive Delhi. Afternoon, visit Old and New Delhi. Overnight in Guest House / hotel.

Day 13: In Delhi / Departure

Visit or Day rest. Late evening, transfer to International Airport to take return flight for your home country.

Day 14: Arrive your Home Country.

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No. of Pax

Cost with Guest House

Cost with A Category Hotel

  • 02 to 03 Pax
    Euro 985 per person
    Euro 1145 per person
  • 04 to 06 Pax
    Euro 870 per person
    Euro 1030 per person
  • 07 to 09 Pax
    Euro 840 per person
    Euro 975 per person
  • 10 to 12 Pax
    Euro 780 per person
    Euro 935 per person
  • Single Room Supplement
    Euro 95 per person
    Euro 180 per person

 

One Tour Leader Compliementary on Paying for 10-12 Pax Included: A class category guest house with Bed & Breakfast Included: A class category hotels with Breakfast & One meal (lunch or dinner)

Rates are valid till December 2017.

 

Cost Includes :

  • Hotel or Guest House: Neat & Clean in Central Delhi with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Hotel or Upper Class Guest House in Leh.
  • All ground transportation in Delhi by air-conditioned car/coach.
  • All ground transportation in Ladakh by non air-conditioned jeep.
  • All camping/trekking arrangements such as:-
  • Food (during trekking and camping)
  • Two men tent with mattress
  • Kitchen/mess tent with utensils
  • Cook & Helpers
  • Pack ponies for luggage
  • Camping fee
  • Trekking bag for protection of your personal luggage.
  • Local English speaking guide in Delhi & Ladakh.
  • Entry fee to monasteries / monuments in Ladakh only.

 

Cost Does not Includes :

  • International/ Domestic Flights
  • Lunches & Dinners in Delhi.
  • Sleeping bag and Personal clothing.
  • Insurance and medical evacuation.
  • Tips, hard & soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls, anything not specified above and any item of personal nature.
  • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road block and flight cancellations due to natural calamities etc.
  • Entry fee to monuments in Delhi.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Cost includes”.

 

PRICE FOR TREKKING PORTION ONLY

No. of Pax Cost only includes for Trekking Portion from Leh to Leh
02 to 03 Pax €555 per person
04 to 06 Pax €525 per person
07 to 09 Pax €505 per person
10 to 12 Pax €470 per person

 

Note:-

  • Cost does not include hotel accomodation in Leh.
  • Services Starts From Day 5 to Day 12 till Leh without accomodation in Leh.

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