Indus Valley TrekDuraton : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Best Season Mid June to mid-September Duration 07 nights / 08 Days Grade Easy Highlights Driving in the west of Leh by following river Indus / sham valley explore Yangthang – Rizong – Hemis Sukpachen
You will be met on arrival at Leh airport and transfer to hotel. Leh is situated at an altitude of 3500 M above sea level and need to acclimatize. Suggested to have a complete rest at the hotel.
Evening you will be taken at the top of the hill at Shanti Stupa offers an incredible view of Leh valley. Have some time at this place and retrace back to Leh by visiting Shankar Gompa enroute and Leh market. Overnight at hotel in Leh.
Leh Palace : This nine-storey dun-coloured palace took shape under 17th-century king Sengge Namgyal. Essentially it has been unoccupied since the Ladakhi royals were stripped of power and shuffled off to Stok in 1846. Located at the top of a small hill in main Leh market on walkable distance. Offers a magnificient view of Leh city at the roof top.
Shey Palace - Thikse & Hemis monastery : by driving in the east of Leh city must visit Shey Palace and one of the most picturesque monastery called Thiske. Hemis Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Drukpa Lineage, Situated 45 km from Leh by crossing Indus river and steep drive to reach at. This monastery was re-established in 1672 by the Ladakhi king Sengge Namgyal. Back to Leh and overnight stay.
Our destination is Likir. The gompa was established around the 15th century and early in its history, became responsible for the oversight of Alchi gompa, to which it has posted lamas up to the present day. Likir belongs to the yellow-hat sect of Buddhism and currently houses about 120 lamas. It is set on an isolated ridge a few kilometers north of Saspol. The road approaching the gompa makes a wide semi-circle around its base, affording beautiful views of the gompa from different vantage points. Likir's head lama, a younger brother of the Dalai Lama, has married (against the rule of the sect) and is permanently absent from the gompa.
Start trekking from Likir monastery, Today we cross two small passes - Chhagatse la (3,600 m) and Phebbe la (3,580 m) to reach the campsite at Yangthang.
Rest day. Take a day trip to Rizong gompa (5 to 6 hours round-trip). The gompa is in a truly beautiful mountain setting. The path leads to the buildings of Chomoling, a nunnery set in the midst of a lovely apricot grove and part of the Rizong gompa. The area around Chomoling is called Julichen meaning many (chen) apricot trees (juli). Chomoling itself does not have any temples as the chomos (nuns) worship at the temples in Rizong gompa. The chomos also work all the fields belonging to Rizong, take care of the animals and make the butter needed by the lamas both for their butter tea and for the butter lamps lit in the temples. The chomos believe that by selflessly serving others, instead of themselves, they are serving Buddhism. Keeping the nunnery's buildings on the left, walk on a clearly marked path for a few more minutes. At a fork marked by a tall prayer flag pole, turn left. Walk on this trail for about 30 minutes through arid gorges that produce a beautiful effect of solitude and serenity. After one last curve, Rizong gompa will suddenly appear, set between two barren rock walls. Rizong is a relatively new monastery, founded in 1829 by Tshul-khrims Nyi-ma and presently has about 30 lamas attached to it. It also has the reputation of being the best disciplined monastery in Ladakh. Return to the campsite at Yangthang for overnight stay.
We go over the Hemis La (3,650 m). Hemis Shukpachan is a beautiful village famous for its juniper trees. On the far east one can see the unclimbed Hemis peak, some 60 km as the crow flies. Two small passes - Aang La (3,650 m) and Meptak La (3,700 m) are also crossed. Overnight camping.
The trek ends at Themisgam. There is time to explore the palace and village. Overnight camping.
Vehicles await at this point to take you to Lamayuru monastery which is nearly 125 west of Leh on Kargil – Srinagar highway. One of the most beautiful monastery in the region. Explore the monastery and retrace back to Leh. Enroute explore the confluence of Indus and Zanskar river,. Check in at the hotel and overnight stay
After breakfast you will get transferred to the Leh airport for onward flight destination
Khardungla pass Tour ( Same day excursion )
Nubra Valley Tour ( Overnight visit )
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