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Lamayuru to Alchi Trekking

Trek Highlights

This is one of the easier treks in Ladakh and passes through less visited trails and remote Ladakhi Villages. The altitudes are lower than most other treks in Ladakh and some of the prominent monasteries of Central Ladakh can be visited alongside this trek.

Lamayuru is one of the oldest Gompas/Monasteries in Ladakh and has been a popular destination for explorers since many centuries. It is believed to be a pre Buddhism Shrine of the lost Bon Po religion. The spectacular Gompa at Alchi was abandoned centuries ago but has been lovingly maintained by the Monks of Likir Gompa.

Lamayuru to Alchi TrekkingRoute Chart
Leh - Lamayuru - Wanlah - Hinju Valley - Konze La Camp - Sumdo Choon - Satpski La - Alchi - Uletokpo - Leh - New delhi


Day by day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

  • Arrive Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.

  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi-Leh

  • Transfer to airport for flight to Leh. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for acclimatization.

  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Leh-Lamayuru (5 hrs)

  • Drive to Lamayuru (124 kms) along the Indus River after breakfast in Leh. Visit the Gompa after lunch and meet your trekking team.

  • Overnight in tents.

Day 04: Lamayuru-Wanlah(3-4 hrs)

  • Cross a small pass called the Prinkiti La (3750 mts) on the first day of your trek. Trek down through a narrow gorge till the Shilakong Valley and continue till Wanlah (3250 mts) where you camp for the night. The village and monastery at Wanlah can be visited in the evening.

  • Overnight in tents.

Day 05: Wanlah-Hinju Valley(4-5 hrs)

  • Trek on an easy motorable trail till Phanjila Village and then turn into the Hinju Valley and ascend till beyond Hinju Village where we camp for the night. Hinju is the base camp for the pass that follows on the next day.

  • Overnight in tents.

Day 06: Hinju-Konze La-Camp (6-7 hrs)

  • Trek through high altitude pastures and begin the ascend to the top of the pass which allows splendid views of the Hinju Valley. There have been many reports of Snow Leopard and Blue Sheep spotting on this day. The top of the Konze La (4950 mts) is a photographer's delight with views of many Himalayan Ranges which include the Karakorams, Ladakh and Stok Mountains. A steep descent from the pass gets you to a camp site used by shepherds in the summer months.

  • Overnight in tents.

Day 07: Camp-Sumdo Choon (5-6 hrs)

  • Trek past the village of Sumdo Chinmu to Sumdo Choon (4400 mts). In the Ladakhi language Sumdo means confluence. Sumdo Choon is a smaller village than Sumdo Chinmu and has a small Gompa which boasts of a large statue and ancient wall paintings.

  • Overnight in tents.

Day 08: Sumdo Choon-Satpski La-Alchi (5-6 hrs)

  • Leave after an early breakfast so that the hard initial walking is finished with before the sun gets too strong. Trek again through green pastures to the top of the Stapski La Pass (4970 mts). From the top of the Pass the descend till Alchi takes about three hours. Visit the ancient Gompa at Alchi and then drive down to our permanent camp at Ule Tokpo (1 1/2 hrs). Hot water and dinner awaits you at camp.

  • Overnight in tents.

Day 09: UleTokpo-Leh (72 kms)

  • Drive to Leh with packed lunch and visit Phyang and Spitok Gompas on the way.

  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Leh- Delhi

  • Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Alternately you can spend another day in Leh and fly out the following day.

  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Depart Delhi

  • Transfer to airport to catch flight for onward destination.

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