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.

Day 01 :: Arrival Delhi
Arrive in Delhi by International flight met our representative and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 :: Delhi- Leh
Early morning transfer to Domestic Airport to connect the flight for Leh. Upon arrival at LehAirport our representative would assist you at the Airport and transfer to Hotel. Check into the hotel. Full day relax at the hotel for the acclimatisation.

Day 03 :: Leh -Lamayuru (3 ½ hrs drive)
We leave Leh in the morning for Lamayuru. Along the way, we come across some of the oldest and most famous monasteries in Ladakh, founded around 11th centuryby Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo Lamayuru, Likir and Alchi offer truly memorable visits on account of their age and history. After reaching Lamayuru (3420m) we will spend the day exploring the ancient monastery and to prepare for the next day.

Day 04 :: Lamayuru – Wanla (3-4 hrs)<./span>
We pack our small backpacks, watch the horses get ready, and set off for this first day of our adventure. A gentle trail leads up to the small pass of Prinkti La (3750m) before heading down to the village of Shilla and the last 3 km to Wanla (3250m).Here we set up camp for the night and spend the afternoon relaxing in the sun or exploring the Gompa in Wanla, before we gather around for a good dinner.

Day 05 ::Wanla – Base of Tar La 8 hrs (4200 mts/13776 ft)
Today will be a long day past a couple of villages till you arrive at the base of Tar La.

Day 06 :: Base of Tar La – Tar (4300 mts/14105 ft) via Tar La (5250 mts/17220 ft)
The trail ascends and descends a few times before you arrive at Tar La. The way down to the village of Tar is over boulders.

Day 07 :: Tar – Mang Gyu 5 hrs
Crossing a small pass above Tar will bring you the village of Mang Gyu. There is a small monastery in the village that is worth a visit.

Day 08 :: Mang Gyu – Alchi – Leh 2 hrs
The last day’s trek is a short one to the village of Gera from where a vehicle will pick you up and drop you to Leh after visiting Alchi and Likir.

Day 09 :: Leh – Delhi
In the morning transfer to airport to catch the flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi take a guided sightseeing and by evening transfer to International airport to catch onwards flight.

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