Lamayuru- Alchi Trek

Lamayuru Alchi Trek

Lamayuru is the name in Ladakh that reflects the true pacification and glory all around the Himalayan valley. Around 125 kms at the west of Leh, there lies the most ancient and the spectacular monastery of Ladakh, the Lamayuru monastery which is also known as Yung-drung or the Swastika and the famous Lamayuru- Alchi trek is all about visiting such ancient asset of Ladakh in a pure surviving form. The Gompa, which traditionally and locally known is remarkably built on sand stone, dating back to 11th century was built by Rinchen Zangpo.  This monastery has a unique history of its own with mesmerizing surrounding area to bring an interesting topography and the enthusiastic trekkers can find the most bewildering routes all around the monastic areas.  The monastery houses some of the best murals and frescoes representing the Kashmiri style of Buddhist iconography. Each monastery in Ladakh is distinct in itself and for those who wish to experience the uniqueness of Ladakhi monasteries the Lamaryu-Alchi trekking is an ideal opportunity.

The sporty people can feel this beautiful and interesting Ladakh trek where they can come across some of the oldest and most famous monasteries in Ladakh, founded during ancient times where Lamayuru, Wanla, and Alchi are the most important monasteries of historical values. This trek is unique as it offers an opportunity to see not only the many natural beauties of Ladakh trip, but also some of its most famous monasteries.

 This enthralling trek is spiritually enlightening as it reinvigorates the senses and compels one to introspect and express gratitude to some of the world’s most sacred places.


Day 1   Delhi - Leh
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 Hotel. Check into the hotel. Full day relax at the hotel for the acclimatisation.

Day 2  Leh -Lamayuru (3 ½ hrs drive)
We leave Leh in the morning for Lamayuru. Along the way, we come across some of the oldest and most famous Lamayuru Alchi Trekking monasteries in Ladakh, founded around 11th centuryby Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo Lamayuru, Likir and Alchi offer truly memorable visits on account of their age and history. After reaching Lamayuru (3420m) we will spend the day exploring the ancient monastery and to prepare for the next day.

Day 3   Lamayuru - Wanla (3-4 hrs)
We pack our small backpacks, watch the horses get ready, and set off for this first day of our adventure. A gentle trail leads up to the small pass of Prinkti La (3750m) before heading down to the village of Shilla and the last 3 km to Wanla (3250m).Here we set up camp for the night and spend the afternoon relaxing in the sun or exploring the Gompa in Wanla, before we gather around for a good dinner.

Day 4  Wanla - Base of Tar La (4200 mts/13776 ft) 8 hrs
Today will be a long day past a couple of villages till you arrive at the base of Tar La.

Day 5   Base of Tar La - Tar (4300 mts/14105 ft) via Tar La (5250 mts/17220 ft)
The trail ascends and descends a few times before you arrive at Tar La. The way down to the village of Tar is over boulders.

Day 6  Tar - Mang Gyu 5 hrs
Crossing a small pass above Tar will bring you the village of Mang Gyu. There is a small monastery in the village that is worth a visit.

Day 7   Mang Gyu - Alchi – Leh 2 hrs
The last day's trek is a short one to the village of Gera from where a vehicle will pick you up and drop you to Leh after visiting Alchi and Likir. Lamayuru Alchi Trekking Tours.

Day 8  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.

Book This Tour
Lamayuru- Alchi Trek
  • Duration:8 Night/9Days