Ladakh Monasteries Trek

Ladakh Monastery Trek

Ladakh is the land of monasteries where the numerous monasteries are the true emblem either of the Mahayana or the Hinayana sect of Buddhism. The monasteries of Ladakh give the region its unique flavor and beauty. Typically, most gompas and monasteries are built on the lone rocks or on the craggy mountain faces to bring the innermost pacification to the pilgrims and the devotees of Buddhism. The head of the lama is called a ‘kushak’, meaning reincarnation, a visit to whom will bring the innermost soulful and peaceful effect on your mind and body. 

The Ladakh monasteries trek will take the trekkers along the most beautiful villages and fascinating gompas on a lesser known trek through this fantastic region. With its snow covered peaks, remote villages, and ancient Buddhist monasteries – Ladakh takes the enthusiastic trekkers all around the most explicit and wondrous land of the world. 

The specially designed Ladakh Monasteries hiking and trekking tour through various monasteries like Shey monastery and Thiksey monastery in Himalayas is a great combination of trekking and spiritual expedition all around the famous Ladakh valleys. 

ITINERARY

Leh Day 1   Delhi – Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatisation)
Take the morning flight for Leh. Check into the guest house and relax the whole day. This is necessary for getting acclimatised. Overnight at the guesthouse.

Shey MonasteryDay 2  Shey monastery and Thiksey monastery
On third day of Ladakh Monasteries Trek, we tour Shey monastery and Thiksey monastery, and Stok Palace. Overnight at the guesthouse.

Lamayuru Monastery Day 3   Lamayuru Monastery
On the forth day of Ladakh Monasteries Trek, we travel by jeep to Lamayuru monastery, a site that abounds in myth and legend. Overnight in the village.

Prinkti LaDay 4  Prinkti La
Begin trek. Cross the Prinkti La (3700 meters) to the village of Wanla, where there is a beautiful ancient monastery.

Hinju Day 5   Hinju
Continue through awesome country to pastures beyond the village of Hinju.

Konzke LaDay 6  Konzke La
Next on Ladakh Monasteries Trek is Konze La (4900 m), here we get a spectacular view before descending to pastures just above the village of Sumda Chenmo.

Sumda Chenmo Day 7   Sumda Chenmo
Pass through Sumda Chenmo, which actually has two monasteries - one is active, while the other lies in ruins below the village. Camp in the valley near the river.

Sumda ChoonDay 8  Sumda Choon
Rest day, with an optional side trip to Sumda Choon, whose ancient and rarely visited monastery houses remarkable artistic treasures.

Lanak Day 9   Lanak
Continue upwards on Ladakh Monasteries Trek to the beautiful meadow of Lanak. In the evenings, we have often spotted Bharal, the rare and elusive blue sheep, on the nearby cliffs.

Alchi VillageDay 10  Alchi
The climb to Dundunchen La (4800 meters) is strenuous, a stunning view encompassing the Stok and Zanskar ranges. Finish our trek with a long descent into Chilling, before boarding the rafts on the Zanskar River. Ride the river to its confluence with the Indus at Nimu, and then board jeeps for the trip to Alchi. Overnight at Alchi village.

Alchi Sightseeing Day 11   Alchi
In Alchi, we tour the remarkably well-preserved 11th-century monastery and the famed frescoes within. In the afternoon, we return by jeep to Leh for a well-deserved rest.

Leh SightseeingDay 12  Leh Ladakh
Day free in Leh.

Day 13   Leh Delhi
In the morning transfer to airport to catch the flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi take a guided sightseeing and by evening transfer to International airport to catch onwards flight.

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Ladakh Monasteries Trek
  • Duration:13 Night/14Days