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Lamayuru To Alchi Via Stapski La


Trek : Lamayuru To Alchi Via The Konze La And Stapski La
Trek Duration Pre Trek Post Trek Max. Altitude Grade Best Season
05 Days 04 Days 02 Day 4960 mts at Stapski La. Moderate June to October

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Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Places Covered :
Leh - Lamayuru - Wanlah - Hinju Valley - Konze La Camp - Sumdo Choon - Satpski La - Alchi - Uletokpo - Leh - delhi
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Trip Highlights
Lamayuru Monastry, Ladakh ToursThis is one of the easier treks in Ladakh and passes through less visited trails and remote Ladakhi Villages. The altitudes are lower than most other treks in Ladakh and some of the prominent Monasteries of Central 00000000000Ladakh can be visited alongside this trek. Lamayuru is one of the oldest Gompas/Monasteries in Ladakh and has been a popular destination for Explorers since many Centuries, it is belived to be a pre Buddhism Shrine of the lost Bon Po religion. The spectacular Gompa at Alchi was abndoned centuries ago but has been lovingly maintained by the Monks of Likir Gompa.

Detailed Itinerary

PRE TREK

Day 01 : Delhi / Leh
Arrive Leh and transfer to 'A' class hotel.
The rest of the day is free for acclimatization.
After dinner, overnight hotel.

Day 02: Leh Acclimstize / Sightseeing
Post breakfast full day to acclimatize in Leh or you can also it to take a tour of some of the famous Gompas (Monasteries) around Leh.

Thiksey Gompa : 17 kms from Leh enroute to Hemis Gompa, the Thiksey monastery provides a panoramic view of the Indus valley from its vantage point atop a hill. There are several temples and wall paintings of the Buddha. Close by is the summer palace of the old Raja of Leh. This monastery is 800 years old with statues made of silver and gold.

Shey Gompa : This monastery has a large 7.5 m copper statue of Buddha plated with gold.

Hemis Gompa : 40 kms from Leh, built in 1630, it is the biggest monastery in Ladakh. It is not visible from the road as it is located in a side valley. Hemis has the largest thanka in Ladakh, which is unfurled once in 12 years (next in 2004). It celebrates an annual festival attended by people from all over the provinces who come to join in the celebrated mask dances. Packed lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Spituk Gompa, Ladakh Travel HolidaysDay 03 : In Leh
Morning excursion to Phyang Gompa. This Gompa is 20 kms from Leh on the right side of Leh-Srinagar road. The beautiful statues and Thankas are worth seeing. Also visit Spituk Gompa which lies on the right side of Srinagar-Leh road about 6 kms short of Leh Proper. Some very interesting Thankas are pride of this monastery. Afternoon free. Dinner overnight Hotel

Day 04 : Leh-Lamayuru (5 hrs)
Drive to Lamayuru (124 kms) along the Indus River after breakfast in Leh. Visit the Gompa after lunch and meet your trekking team.

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ACTUAL TREK
Day 05 : Lamayuru-Wanlah(3-4 hrs)
Cross a small pass called the Prinkiti La (3750 mts) on the first day of your trek. Trek down through a narrow gorge till the Shilakong Valley and continue till Wanlah (3250 mts) where you camp for the night. The village and Monastery at Wanlah can be visited in the evening.

Day 06 : Wanlah-Hinju Valley(4-5 hrs)

Trek on an easy motorable trail till Phanjila Village and then turn into the Hinju Valley and ascend till beyond Hinju Village where we camp for the night. Hinju is the base camp for the pass that follows on the next day.

Day 07 : Hinju-Konze La-Camp (6-7 hrs)
Trek through high altitude pasteurs and begin the ascend to the top of the pass which allows splendid views of the Hinju Valley. There have beeen many reports of Snow Leopard and Blue Sheep spottings on this day. The top of the Konze La (4950 mts) is a photographic delight with views of many Himalayan Ranges which include the Karakorams, Ladakh and Stok Mountains. A steep descent from the pass gets you to a camp site used by sheperds in the summer months.

Day 08 : Camp-Sumdo Choon (5-6 hrs)
Trek past the village of Sumdo Chinmu to Sumdo Choon (4400 mts). In the Ladakhi language Sumdo means confluence. Sumdo Choon is a smaller village than Sumdo Chinmu and has a small Gompa which boasts of a large statue and ancient wall paintings.

Day 09 : Sumdo Choon-Satpski La-Alchi (5-6 hrs)
Leave after an early breakfast so that the hard initial walking is finished with before the Sun gets too strong. Trek againAlchi, Ladakh Travel Holidays through green pasteurs to the top of the Stapski La Pass (4970 mts). From the top of the Pass the descend till Alchi takes about three hours. Visit the ancient Gompa at Alchi and then Hot water and a farewell dinner awaits you at hotel.

POST TREK
Day 10 : Alchi -Leh (72 kms)
Drive to Leh with packed lunch and visit Phyang and Spitok Gompas on the way.

Day 11 : Leh / Delhi
Transfer to airport to catch flight for Delhi.
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