General Information About LAMAYURU ALCHI TREK
Lamayuru to Alchi trekking is different from others as it offers an opportunity to interact with local people. On this route there are three passes to cross. There are cross (Las) to the left and right of every part of this trek. One understands why Ladakh could have had no other name but this one, La-tags, meaning land of many high passes. This wonderful trek leads out from Lamayuru to where you will drive along the moon land and from there, the Leh-Lamayuru Alchi Trek trail is followed by crystal clear streams and then moves towards the 3700m high prinkit la pass. From there, you will be able to see fascinating views of Zanskar Range Mountains. Thereafter you will pass through the small village of Wanla and its age old monastery and then for the next few days, you will lead towards the Tarla situated at an altitude of 4850m. After passing Mangyu, where two rivers meet, you will reach Alchi which is known for its centuries old monastery and also the opportunity to visit the oldest Lamayuru monastery and famous Alchi monastery, Founded by Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo. End at ALchi Monastery, The Alchi monastery lies 69 kms. West of Leh, the most famous and largest of all the Gompa built by Rinchen Zangpo in 11th Century.
Among the ancient monasteries
Day 01 - Delhi – Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatization)
Take the morning flight for Leh. Our representative will lead you to the hotel and relax for the complete day. This is necessary for getting acclimatized. Overnight at the guest house.
Day 02 - Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis – Leh
On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area. Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17’Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.
Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order. Shanti Stupa gives new dimensions to inner peace.
Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17’Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.
Day 03 - Leh to Lamayuru (125 kms.)
A four hours’ drive by taxi from Leh brings us to Lamayuru. Below the monastery there is a nice camping ground where we camp for the night.
Day 04 - Lamayuru to Wanla across Pritikingi La (8 kms; 4/5 hours)
Today is a short and easy march. From Lamayuru (3450m) descend towards the village, cross the stream, ascend gradual upward the pass Printikla (3800 m) descend into the gorge. Across the pass a steep descent leads you to a gorge which further takes you on to the entrance of village Wanla (3200m). We camp at Wanla for the night.
Day 05 - Wanla to Urshi. 4.30 hours. Trek 2
Now follow the Yapola river on the left and after 2 hours arrive at Penjila. Continue to the valley, one hour after leave the valley and keep continue straight to the north along a stream which leads to Urshi. Camp near the pass after passing off the village.
Day 06 - Urshi – TARLA 6-7 hours.
The trail is very well marked, but difficult for the first 5 hours until Tarla (5250 m).. There are masses of fallen rocks on the slope while descending the pass for 3 hours to reach the Tar village. Tar village surrounded by enormous towering stunning mountains. The location of village is like a Pearl in an Oyster. Overnight at camp. (3520m)
Day 07 - Tar to Mangyu. 4 to 5 hours. Trek 4
Now path goes up to the mountain side to a new pass. Then descend towards the Mang Gyu. It is a beautiful village with a monastery. Below the village is a stream, camp near the stream.
Day 08 - Mang Gyu to Alchi. 4 to 5 hours Trek 5
A very good path leads in to a beautifull narrow valley and after 2 hours you reached in a Indus valley at Gyra village. Following the Indus upstream, pass Lardo until reaching the main high way about half an hour before Alchi. Camp near the village.
Day 09 - Alchi to Leh.
The morning would be spent in visiting the Alchi monastery which has some of the rarest frescoes in the world. In the afternoon there would be a taxi to take back everyone to Leh.
Day 10 - Depart for Delhi by the morning flight.
The road journey is covered in two days with an overnight halt at either Sarchu, which lies on the Leh-Manali highway, or Kargil, which lies on the Leh-Srinagar highway.
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