Through the lower Indus valley and the ancient kingdom of Sham, you will discover the main Ladakh monasteries and the wonderful sites surrounding them. This trek is of moderate difficulty and the path does not rise above 4500 mts. The trail crosses numerous villages, where the people have kept their Ladakhi culture and customs.

Outline Itinerary

  • Arrival day in Delhi
  • Fly to Leh and Overnight
  • Explore Ladakh
  • Trek to Likir -Chagatse-la-pass(3630m)-Yangthang
  • Trek to Hemis Shukpachen
  • Trek to Ang
  • Trek to Temisgam
  • Fly to Delhi and departure

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.


Day 01:

Arrival day in Delhi

Arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Delhi Hotel.

Day 02:

Fly to Leh and Overnight

Early morning transfer to the Airport for Delhi/Leh flight (Dep: 0630/Arr: 0745) Arrive Leh airport. Transfer to your hotel, free day to get acclimatizes. O/N hotel.

Leh is the main town of Ladakh district. It is located to the north of the Indus River at an elevation of 3600 m. above sea level. The town is dominated by the nine-storey Namgyal Palace and Tsemo ( Victory peak ), built by King Tashi Namgyal on his victorious in reunification of the upper & lower Ladakh. Leh became the capital of Stod (upper Ladakh) during the reign of King Graspa Bum-Lde, who ruled Ladakh from 1400 to 1430 AD. Leh became an important centre for trade in central Asia. When Ladakh was opened for foreign tourists in 1974, Leh became the centre for tourism related activities in the region.

Day 03:

Explore Ladakh

Visit monasteries in the higher Indus valley, Shey, which houses the old summer Palace of the Kings of Ladakh. Thiksey monastery is perched on top of the hill and resembles the Potala of Lhasa in Tibet and Hemis, one of the Largest monastery in Ladakh. O/N in hotel at Leh.

Day 04:

Trek to Likir -Chagatse-la-pass(3630m)-Yangthang

Morning after breakfast you will be driven by car to Likir village (3650 m.) and it is the starting point of your trek. Although the distance is short, the route is warm, without any shade or water and you need to traverse two passes. From Likir the route heads west upto Phobe-la pass (3580 m.) and beyond this lies Sumdo village. The trail goes steadily upwards till you get to Chagatse-la pass (3630 m.). Across the pass is the village of Yangthang (3530 m.) where you camp for the night.

Day 05:

Trek to Hemis Shukpachen

Trek Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachen. Today is an easy walk despite the pass, because both the approach and the descent are of gentle gradients. The trail heads north, descending for a bit, crossing a stream before climbing up west again to Tsermangchen-la (3750 m.). After a short rest at the pass head down to Hemis Shukpachen. The village, named after the grove of cedars, is one of Ladakh’s prettiest. There are several sparkling streams surrounded by shady willows and large barley fields that provide a touch of green to the otherwise desolate, Rocky Mountains.

Day 06:

Trek to Ang

Trek Hemis Shukpachen to Ang. Again this is a fairly easy day. The trail goes upward between two hillocks west of the village upwards until it veers south and climbs steeply up to the Mabtak-la (3740 m.) marked by prayer flags. From the pass you head down the gorge to Ang, a charming village with apricot orchards, where you camp for the night.

Day 07:

Trek to Temisgam

Trek Ang to Temisgam. Today is the last day and a very easy one as its downhill all the way to the main road. From Temisgam drive to Lamayuru, one of the oldest monasteries of Ladakh, after visiting drive to Leh also visiting Alchi monastery. Overnight in hotel at Leh.

Lamayuru- According to the legend, during the time of Sakya Muni Buddha there used to be a crystal clear lake where the monastery today stands, with the blessing of the Lama the water of the lake receded leaving place for the monastery. The complex was founded in the 11th century and houses a library, thought to be the oldest in region. The present monastery dates back to the 16th century and has the 11 headed image of the Avalokiteshwara Buddha, mainly in ruins it also has some murals and thankas. Considered the free zone of Ladakh, not even a criminal can be apprehended here.

Alchi Monastery- On the banks of river Indus is Alchi gompa dating back to the 11th century. It is one of the largest and a famous monastery with a widely renowned collection of paintings. One of its walls features thousands of miniature-sized pictures of the Buddha. This monastery is maintained by the monks of Likir monastery and is no longer a place for active worship.

Day 08:

Fly to Delhi and departure

Early morning transfer to Leh airport for Leh/Delhi flight (Dep: 0825/Arr: 0940). On arrival Delhi transfers to the Hotel. Free day. Evening Transfer to IGI Airport for the flight Delhi/Home.

Price: US $ per person

Inclusions

  • All hotel accommodation (3* hotel in Delhi/A class hotel in Leh) on a twin sharing basis with breakfast.
  • All meals on the trek.
  • Complete trek arrangements (without sleeping bags).
  • Airport transfers in Leh and Delhi.
  • Sightseeing transport in Leh.
  • Transport to/from trek area.
  • The services on a local guide for sightseeing and on the trek.
  • Portage on trek.
  • Trek permits, wildlife fee and camping fee.

Exclusions

  • Air ticket Delhi – Leh – Delhi (Current fare is US$ 130 per person. The rate is flexible and may increase at the time of issue.)
  • Lunch and Dinners in hotels.
  • Entrance to sights and monuments.
  • Room service, telephone & fax calls, laundry.
  • Local trek staff gratuities.
  • Client’s personal insurance.
  • Any change in the above itinerary due to political or natural disturbance.

 

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
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Equipments

It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipments for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipments for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. 

Head:
Sun hat or scarf 
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 
Sunglasses with UV protection

 

Hands:
Lightweight gloves 
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

 

Upper Body:
T-shirts (2) 
Light and expedition weight thermal tops 
Fleece jacket or pullover 
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)
shell jacket 

T- Shirt and Down Jacket
Advanced Adventure provide you this

 

Lower Body:
Underwear (4) 
Hiking shorts (2) 
Lightweight cotton long pants 
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 
Fleece or wool pants 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
 

Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4) 
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4) 
Hiking boots with spare laces 
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
 

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F - Advanced Adventure provide this 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag- Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal) 
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 
Thermarest sleeping pad 
Water bottles (2)
Toiletries
Small wash towel

Extras/Luxuries:
Binoculars 
Reading book 
Trail Map/Guide book 
Journal & Pen 
Walkman 
Pencils and small notebooks 
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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