Lamayuru Chilling Trek
Lamayuru to Chilling trek is actually a moderate kind of trekking that focuses mainly on famous monasteries, monks, local/ tribal people, small ancient villages and stupendous valleys all around the region. In all, this trek is completely meant for the nature lovers and the spiritual beings to explore the Buddhist culture in a pure form.
The Lamayuru- Chilling trek involves a visit to the area of Shey. The Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh that used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17th century AD. The major attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.
Further, the trek leads to Thiksey Gompa which is quite closer to Shey at a distance of about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order. Last but not the least, the trails further leads to Hemis- one of the major regions in Ladakh to please the expeditors in a more virtual form. Hemis is about 45 kms south of Leh and is one of the most famous and largest monasteries in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17th century. The setting of the monastery cradled in a lovely valley is simply perfect and is surrounded by streams, fronted by long Mani walls.