Lamayuru Chilling Trek
- Price from:
- 549 USD /person
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
- 11 days
- Location Start:
- Location Finish:
- Start time:
- 12.00 am
- End time:
- 11.00 am
- We Speak:
- English, Hindi
Last updated: 12/04/2006
Trek offers not only view of the many natural beauties of Ladakh, but also some of its most famous monasteries and traditional lifestyle of the natives following the old caravan route to Lamayuru.
You arrive in Delhi by International flight. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at the airport and take to your hotel for check-in. After some rest have your breakfast at the coffee shop in the Hotel. After breakfast we will go on a guided tour of Delhi at 1100 hrs, beginning with a morning sightseeing trip to Old Delhi and followed by visits to the 1648 Red Fort, India's largest mosque-Jama Masjid and Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat.
Afternoon tour includes visits to India Gate & President's House. Later we drive back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Delhi-Leh (BY 9W-609) Dep:0645hrs /Arr:0800hr
Early morning transfer to Domestic Airport to connect the flight for Leh. Upon arrival at Leh Airport our representative would assist you at the Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel. Post breakfast rest of the day for rest and for acclimatization. Later in the afternoon take a walk around Leh town (3500mtr). This includes a visit to Leh Market Leh Palace Shanti Stupa & Leh Gompa - This walk shall help us in a getting acclimatized at this height. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Leh-Lamayuru 3420m - Wanla 3250 m (3 hrs)
We will leave Leh by taxi in the morning for Lamayuru following the Indus River through Sham Valley. After visiting Lamayuru monastery we will pack our backpacks and set off for our first day's adventure. We will follow a stream for a time, and gradually climb up to the pass of Prinkti La (3750m). We will later pass through the small village of Shilla (3700 m) before reaching our campsite at Wanla (3250m),where we will spend the afternoon either relaxing in the sun or visiting the monastery.
Wanla -Hinju 3720m (4-5 hrs)
Following a dusty road we will reach the small village of Phenjilla (3410 m) and the scattered village of Uri .We will then walk through a narrow gorge until we reach a traditional Rangthak (flour mill) at the far end of the village. The trail will then cut through the village of Hinju (3720 m) roughly 2 km below our campsite in a yak herder 's encampment.
Hinju -Sumda Doksa 4430m (5-6 hrs)
From the encampment we will continue along the trail and ascend the ridge below Kongskil La (4950m). If lucky we will get glimpses of some wild life. We will then climb gradually until we reach Kongskil La where we will be surrounded by dizzying views of the Karakoram and Stok ranges. This valley is occupied mainly by the villagers of Sumda Chenmo.
Sumda Doksa - Dung Dung Chan la base 4430m(4-5 hrs)
After a short walk and a few river crossings, we will reach the village of Sumda Chenmo. From there we head towards the true left side of the valley, which provides a beautiful view of the village with its lush greenery. Before making a steep challenging ascent over Lanak, we will see Edelweiss and some of the other rare wild flowers of Ladakh. From the campsite, there is a splendid view of Konskila.
Dung Dung Chan La base - Chilling 3550m (5 hrs)
We will begin the day with a straightforward climb to Dungdung Chan La (4820m), which offers views of the beautiful vistas of the Stok Range in the east and the Zanskar Range in the south. From the pass the trail gradually descends down a ridge toward the valley continually tapering before reaching the village of Chilling. From Chilling we will drive for about 3 hours along the Zanskar River .We will eventually reach its confluence with the Indus and the easy road back to Leh.
Leh Sight Seeing
Today we proceed for Indus Valley monastery tour. We start with a visit to Shey the ancient capital of Ladakh. Then we visit Thiksey Gompa an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. Drive further to visit the famous Hemis Gompa founded in 1630's by Stag-tsang-ras-pa under the royal patronage of Sengge Namgyall. The two-day festival of monastic dance in June-July has raised the reputation of Hemis particularly high. Later we visit the Stok Palace, the Royal residence of the King of Stok and the Museum that has a rich collection of Ancient Ladakhi artifacts including old Thangkas precious stones arms and armoury the Queen's necklace and the crown of the King of Ladakh among others. Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
Leh-Delhi (By 9W610) Dep:0840hrs /Arr:0955hrs
Transfer to the Airport to catch the flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi we assist you to check in at our Hotel. Later in the afternoon we depart for Delhi sightseeing that includes Humayun's Tomb Lotus Temple and Qutab Minar. Later we drive back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Delhi-Agra- Delhi (220 Kms.-04hrs - One way)-Optional Tour
After an early breakfast we drive at 0730 hrs to Agra, the erstwhile capital of India under the great Mughals and known for The Taj Mahal. It has always fascinated Indians and foreigners alike. On the way we visit Sikandra (Tomb of Emperor Akbar). At Agra after lunch (own lunch) We visit the incredible architectural excellence of Taj Mahal. Next we visit Agra Fort. Built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565, the red sandstone Agra fort was partially converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time.
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- Tour Information -
Season : May - October
Total Duration : 10 Nights /11 Days
Trekking days : 05 Days
Total trekking hours : 25 hours approx.
Special Features : Monasteries & Natural beauty of Ladakh
Trek Grade : Moderate
Max Alt. : 4950 m
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