Lamayuru-Alchi Trek (Ladakh)
Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Best Time : Mid June to September.
Lamayuru is the name in Ladakh that reflects the true pacification and glory all around the Himalayan valley. Around 125 kms at the west of Leh, there lies the most ancient and the spectacular monastery of Ladakh, the Lamayuru monastery which is also known as Yung-drung or the Swastika and the famous Lamayuru- Alchi trek is all about visiting such ancient asset of Ladakh in a pure surviving form. The Gompa, which traditionally and locally known is remarkably built on sand stone, dating back to 11th century was built by Rinchen Zangpo. This monastery has a unique history of its own with mesmerizing surrounding area to bring an interesting topography and the enthusiastic trekkers can find the most bewildering routes all around the monastic areas. The monastery houses some of the best murals and frescoes representing the Kashmiri style of Buddhist iconography. Each monastery in Ladakh is distinct in itself and for those who wish to experience the uniqueness of Ladakhi monasteries the Lamaryu-Alchi trekking is an ideal opportunity.
The sporty people can feel this beautiful and interesting Ladakh trek where they can come across some of the oldest and most famous monasteries in Ladakh, founded during ancient times where Lamayuru, Wanla, and Alchi are the most important monasteries of historical values. This trek is unique as it offers an opportunity to see not only the many natural beauties of Ladakh trip, but also some of its most famous monasteries.
This enthralling trek is spiritually enlightening as it reinvigorates the senses and compels one to introspect and express gratitude to some of the world’s most sacred places.
Day 01 Leh-Lamayuru
Drive to Lamayuru enroute visit Liker and Alchi Monastery. Reach Leh by afternoon. Overnight in camp.
Day 02 Lamayuru-Wanla
Walk down along the stream towards east and then after 20 minutes cross the stream near the Chorten. Walk along another stream towards southward and then east up to the Prikiting La. 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 03 Wanla-Hinju
Leave Wanla for Hinju after the breakfast the nice views of mountains and narrow gorges. The Hinju village comes with the prayer flags in the starting of village. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 04 Hinju-Sumda Chenmo
Procced 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 05 Sumda Chenmo-Sumda Chun
The trail leads towards north to Sumda along with Sumda chu . Arrive Sumda Chun visit thousand year old monastery. Overnight in the Camp.
Day 06 Sumda Chun-Alchi
Have a fantastic view from Stakspila & trail leads to Alchi village. Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 07 Alchi-Leh After the breakfast drive to Leh. Reach Leh by afternoon.
Overnight in Leh.
Day 08 Leh-Delhi
After breakfast transfer to Airport to board flight to Delhi.