Ladakh Monastery Trek - 15 Nights / 16 Days
Ladakh monastery trek is an amazing journey. This adventure trekking offers breathtaking views and unique and untouched Tibetan culture and life style. Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two other, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range.
Ladakh Monastery Trek -Itinerary
Day 01: Early morning flight to Leh. Day free for rest and acclimatization, overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Tour of Leh city, including the 17th century palace and Gompa.
Day 03 - 04: Touring the monasteries and palaces of the Indus valley.
Day 05: Travel by jeep to Lamayuru gompa, a site that abounds in myth and legend. Overnight in the village.
Day 06: Begin trek! Cross the Prinkiti La (~3700 metres) to the village of Wanlah, where there is a beautiful ancient gompa. A short day.
Day 07: Continue through awesome gorge country to pastures beyond the village of Hinju.
Day 08: Cross the 4900 metre Konzke La for a spectacular view before descending to pastures just above the village of Sumda Chenmo.
Day 09: Pass through Sumda Chenmo, which actually has two gompas: One is active, while the other lies in ruins below the village. Camp in the valley near the river.
Day 10: Rest day, with an optional side trip to Sumda Choon, whose ancient and rarely visited gompa houses remarkable artistic treasures.
Day 11: Continue upwards to the beautiful meadow of Lanak. In the evenings, we have often spotted Bharal, the rare and elusive blue sheep, on the nearby cliffs.
Day 12: Today's climb to Dundunchen La (4800 metres) is strenuous, a stunning view encompassing the Stok and Zanskar ranges. Finish our trek with a long descent into Chiling, before boarding the rafts on the Zanskar river. Ride the river to its confluence with the Indus at Nimu, then board jeeps for the trip to Alchi. Overnight at Alchi village.
Day 13: In Alchi, we tour the remarkably well-preserved 11th -century gompa and the famed frescoes within. In the afternoon, we return by jeep to Leh for a well-deserved rest.
Day 14: Day free in Leh.
Day 15: Morning flight to Delhi. Brief exploration of India's capitol.
Day 16: Depart-Delhi, Transfer to airport for flight to Onwards journey.
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Note: At the end of this trip, you can extend your great holiday to Nepal for trekking to the World's highest peak Mt Everest (8848m) base camp, visit to Buddha's birth place-Lumbini, and sightseeing tour in holiest Pasupatinath temple including a lot of historical and world heritage sites. You can also combine a trip Tibet through Nepal.