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Activities > Trekking > Lamayuru - Alchi

This trek distills the very essence of Ladakh and in a short span of time, provides intensive experience of the land, its people and culture. Linking two of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh at its either end, the trail passes through dramatic desert mountainscape with vivid verdant villages tucked away into the hillsides. Highlights include the gompas at Lamayuru, Wanla, the Sumdochoon valley, inhabited by descendants of Nepalese craftsmen brought by the king of Ladakh in the 18th century renowned for their metalwrok in copper, tin and silver, and Alchi and ancient wood carvings at Sumdah Chenmo, all made in the 11th century by Rigzing Zangpo.

This is a beautiful and interesting trek where we will come across some of the oldest and most famous monasteries in ladakh, founded around 11th century by lotsawa rinchen sangpo. Lamayuru, wanla, and alchi are too important to be missed because of their historical values. This trek is unique in that it offers an opportunity to see not only the many natural beauties of Ladakh, but also some of its most famous monasteries.

Trekking itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Leh and transfer to the Hotel
Day 02: Sight Seeing of Indus Valley
Day 03: Drive to Lamayuru from Leh
Day 04: Leh - Lamayuru (3 hrs by Road) Lamayuru - Wanla 3250 m (3-4 hrs trek)
Day 05: Wanla - Base of Tarla 4200 m (8 hrs)
Day 06: Base of Tarla - Tar (6-7 hrs)
Day 07: Tar - Manggyu (4-5 hrs)
Day 08: Manggyu - Alchi, drive to Leh
Day 08: At Leh
Day 09: Departure Leh to Delhi

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Season: June to September
Duration: 5 days trek
Grade: Moderate





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