Likir to Khaltse Home Stay TrekDuraton : 04 Nights / 05 Days
Drive to Likir around 45 kms from Leh towards Srinagar. At Likir, before starting the trek, you can visit the monastery atop a hill upstream of the village. As you begin your trek you come across Yangthang and Sumdo villages crossing small passes called Phobe La (3550 meters) and Charatse La (3650 meters). Overnight stay at homestay in Yangthang village.
After the breakfast proceed towards Rizong monastery. The walk is through a thick grove of poplar, willow, apricot and apple trees along a stream before getting to the popular nunnery of Rizong at a site called Chulichan in about half an hour. The valley on the right is the way to the monastery, which is known for its strict rules of observing monastic life as per Buddhist tenets. After having lunch, the trek towards Hemis Shukpachan village involves crossing a simple pass behind the monastery. Overnight stay at local homestay in Hemis Shukpachan village.
Today is a bit longer trek involving crossing of Maptek La (3750 meters), which has great views of surrounding valleys and mountains. Soon after the pass you get the sight of Ang village. From Ang the road leads down to the Temisgam village, which has ruins of historical fort and a small monastery enshrining the highly sacred marble statue of Avalokitesvara. Overnight stay at local homestay in Timisgam.
Walk down to Khaltsi via Bongbongchan La, and your trek finishes at the Srinagar Leh highway. The same day you drive to Lamayuru for sightseeing of Yundrung Monastery perched on pillar shaped interesting geographical formations, which gives this valley a ‘moon land’ image. Overnight at local homestay or guest house in Lamayuru.
After having breakfast visit Rizong monastery and drive back to Leh, en route visit Alchi and Basgo monasteries. Evening at leisure and overnight at hotel in Leh.