LAMAYURU HEMIS MARKHA VALLEY TREK - ( 18 Days )
Lamayuru Hemis Markha Valley Trekking Itinerary:
Day 01 : ARRIVE DELHI:
On arrival met at the air port and transfer to the hotel. O/N stay at hotel.
Day 02 : DELHI / LEH :
Transfer to the airport time to catch flight for leh. day free at leh.
Day 03 : LEH: Sightseeing of leh and nearby monastries.
DAY 04 : LEH / LAMAYURU / SHILLA
Early morning drive to Lamayuru - 130 km. Visit Lamayuru monastery then start trek to Shilla cross Pritintik-la (1900 Mts.)
DAY 05 : SHILLA / HINJU
After visiting Wanla monastery and Tharchita Brukbukza and Hanjala
villages we arrive at Hinju village. Overnight in Camp. Trek time: 6 hours.
DAY 06 : HINJU / EAST BASE OF KUNGSKILA
Today trek is a bit hard, you have to climb a pass called, Kungski-La
(4400m.) from the top of this pass one can see Hinju village on one side and Sumdha village on the other side. Trek time : 6 hours.
DAY 07 : EAST BASE OF KUNGSKI-LA / WEST BASE OF DUNDUN CHAN-LA
Today we have some river crossings enroute to Sumdha village. We will also across a small pass. We will be camping at Dundun Chan Larcha. Trek time : 6 hours.
DAY 08 : DUNDUN CHAN-LA BASE / CHILLING
Dundun Chan-la is (3950 Mts.). The trek is easy and very scenic. One can see even Khardong-la pass across the valley. Camp at Chilling, this village has gold smiths famous for local golden jewelry - it is said that the gold comes from the local mines. Overnight in camp. Trek time: 7 hours.
DAY 09 : FREE DAY AT CHILLING TO EXPLORE.
DAY 10 : CHILING / SKIU
The walk is not as easy one, we will be crossing a pass and a river crossing is required. Overnight camp at Skiu. Trek time: 6 hours.
DAY 11 : SKIU / SARA
Today we have several river crossings, the trek is easy. Overnight
camp at Sara. Trek time: 5 hours.
DAY 12 : SARA / HANKAR
We will cross the Markha village enroute to Hankar Yogma camping ground. We will stop at the Markha village and visit the monastery also, but will not camp at Markha. Horses do not get fodder easily here. Overnight in camp. Trek time: 7 hours.
DAY 13 : HANKAR / NIMALING
A bit beyond Hankar, leave a broad valley on the right-side. The valley narrows and goes higher. The river is far to the left. Walk near a small lake, then across pastures to Nimaling. This is one of the most beautiful high valleys of Ladakh (4750 Mts.). Trek time: 5 hours.
DAY 14 : NIMALING / SHANG SUMDO
Long climb along the mountainside then some zigzag up to the Kangmaru-La ( 5150 Mts. ). Long descent into gorges several easy stream crossing. Leave the sometimes in the riverbed right-side, and again on the left bank arrive in Shang Sumdo. Trek time: 7 hours.
Day 15 : SHANG SUMDO / HEMIS
Take the riverbed again, then a good footpath through large blocks. You reach the motorable trail Pass a series of Chortens. Leave Martselang village on the right and follow a gentle rising trail to Hemis. Over night in camp. Trek time: 4 hours.
Day 16 : HEMIS / LEH
After sightseeing of the Hemis monastery, leave for Leh, enroute visit Thiksey and Shey monasteries.
Day 17 : LEH/DELHI:
Transfer to the airport time to catch flight for delhi. On arrival met at the airport and transfer to the hotel. O/N stay at hotel.
Day 18 : DELHI/DEPARTURE:
Transfer to the airport time to catch flight for onward destination.
2/3 participants = 1100 €
4/5 participants = 1050 €
6/9 participants = 1000 €
+ than 9 participants = 950 €
- Domestic flights (Delhi - Leh - Delhi)
- Land transportation as mentioned in the program by a private vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur.
- Accompaniment: the assistance of a local staff: guide, cook (and cook helpers for large groups).
- The Jeep for the carrying of individual camping, cooking and collective material.
- Lodging : hotel in Delhi and Leh, camping during the Nature Safari
- Meals : full board except the meals in Delhi and Leh
PRICE DO NOT INCLUDES:
- International flights
- International airport taxes
- Visa fees
- Repatriation assistance
- Main meals in Delhi and Leh
- Admission fees for the visits of temples, monuments, monasteries and museums planned
- Drinks and personal expenses