Lamayuru - Hemis Trek ( itinerary )
15 N / 16 D
The trail begins in majestic site of Lamayuru, where from we leave to the ascent of passes allowing to reach the valley of Markha, On the way we will visit the silversmiths cross the Zankar river by a cable. This steady trekking allows to discover varied landscapes and protected villages of mountain. The path goes through isolated villages and oasis dominated by the snowy mountains as Stok Kangri and Khang Yaste (6400 m ). A pass of 5150m Kongmaru – Lam will allow us to join the monastery of Hemsi on the Indus valley. Further drive to Leh by visiting the some of prominent monasteries.
Day - 01 Arrival Delhi
Upon arrival Dehli Indra Gandhi international airport meet to our representative, transfer to hotel, near by the airport for the rest of the night.
Day - 02 Delhi - Leh.
Very early morning transfer to domestic airport, flight to Leh. On arrival at Leh meet our local staff, transfer to hotel, rest of the time leisure for acclimatization, over night at hotel.
Day - 03 Leh-Lamayuru(3420m) 165 km/4 hrs drive.
Morning commence our journey to Lamayuru, en route visit Phayang and Alchi monasteries. On arrival at Lamayuru set the camp near by the monastery, rest of the time visitMoon land and Lamayuru monastery, overnight at tent.
Day - 04 Lamayuru-Wanla over Prinkitila (3760 m) 5 hrs.
Morning commence trek to Wanla over the pass, after the pass follow the narrow gorge till the Shila village, upon arrival at Wanla set tent for overnight. Rest of the time visit the village and monastery.
Day - 05 Wanla-Hinju, 4 hrs.
After breakfast commences the easy trek follow the Yapola River on the lift and after 2 hours arrive at Penjila. Continue up to the valley, leading off at right angles, after one hour Trekking leave the valley on the left, and after one hour arrives at Hinju.
Day - 06 Hinju-Sumda (over Konzke La 4950m.) 7 hrs.
Trail goes through Hinju village, steep climb till pass. After descending reached at pasture. Before Sumda there is a blocked cave, so many nice campsites at the edge of the river, but continue along the left bank along the mountainside till Sumda.
Day - 07 Sumda - Chilling.
Exhausted trek between Sumda and Chilling, A short Steep trail for 1.30 hours and then gradual walk till the campsite at the base of pass.
Day - 08 Base - Chilling over Dundunchenla (4700m) 6hrs.
Morning commence the trek the first part of the trek is totally ascending, 2 hours trek till the pas, After descending the pass south side, slope is steep and continue towards a narrow valley, in the end it opens out at Chilling. Chilling is a village of the craftsmen, here peoples work with metals like copper, tin, silver and make ladles, Tchhang pots tea ports etc.
Day - 09 Chilling - Sakaya, Skiu (3850m) 7 hrs.
From Chilling follow the Zanskar, River upstream for few hundred mtrs. To get other side is only one option by cable, Cross the river than take a good path till Sakaya.
Day - 10 Skiu-Markha, 7 hrs.
Nice path on the right bank of Markha, a great deal of the vegetation. Thenon the left bank cross a barren plan, go back on theright bank and arrive in Chaluk (few houses). Crossing the rivers then short climb towards the beautiful village of Markha-Campsite near the river.
Day - 11 Markha - Tchatchutse, 6 hrs.
The trail goes to the main valley on the right bank, visit the monastery of Humlung, then along the right bank arrive Hankar village. Leave a broad valley on the right hang side. The valley is narrow and goes higher, cross abridge on the lift bank to reach the pasture of Tchatchutse.
Day - 12 Tchatchutse - Nimaling (4758m) 4 hrs.
The trail s gradual, several small inclines; The River is rather far to the (gorge) continuing near a small lake, then cross the pasture to the Nimeling. This is a one of the beautiful high valley in the Ladhak dominated by the Kong-Yatse (6400m) peak.
Day - 13 Nimeling - Shang Sundo (3640m), over Kongmurula (5150m), 8 hrs.
Early morning commence the trek first part of the trek is ascending up to the Kongmaru-La(5150m) from the top one can see the panoramic view of Indus and Nubar valley. Later steep descent till Chuskirmo, gorgeous riverbed, colourful rocky path leads to a Shang. Beautiful camping roves. Visit a small gompa out of the village.
Day - 14 Shang - Sumdo - Hemis - Leh, 60 kms drive.
On end the trek the vehical will pick you for futher visit to Hemis - Thiksey monasteries and Shey palace, on arrival check in hotel for overnight.
Day - 15 Leh - Delhi.
Morning take Flight to Delhi. Upon arrival meet to our staff, drive to hotel rest of the time leisure.
Day - 16 Delhi.
Morning commences New and Old Delhi combined sightseeing visit Red Fort, Chadani Chowk, Jama Masjid, Gandhi Memorial, Government buildings, Qutab Minar and Birla temple. After farewell dinner transfer to International airport, Flight back to home.

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