Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis - Likir - Yangthang - Hemis Shukpachan - Temisgang – Lamayuru - Leh
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Walk into the ancient era from where it is supposed that the civilization began in India. The Indus Valley Trek allow us to know about the ancient territories secluded within a picturesque landscape, where one side you will see the snow clad peaks and the other side is speckled with cattle farms. Further ahead it enters a rocky and infertile land. The trek showcases most of the ancient monasteries and remote villages. It passes through a beautiful and vast gallery of rock arts depicting the lifestyle and principles of the ancestors inhabiting here. The major spiritual places of interest on this trekking tour in Ladakh are the monasteries like Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Phyang, Lamayuru, Spituk, Alchi, Ridzong, Temisgang and Likir, which also reflect the folk culture.
The entire trekking trail runs through rolling land along the River Indus and Old Caravan route. It crosses through some of the main mountain passes and the full stretch ranges between the altitude of 3000m and 3750m.
After adjusting yourself in the environment of Leh, the Indus Valley Trek heads to Likir followed by Yangthang after crossing Phobe La and Charatse La, wherefrom one can capture the spectacular views of the entire valley. Further, trek climbs to Temisgang passing through Ridzong Monastery in Hemis Shukpachan. The trail then winds down to Lamayuru and Alchi and hereby to Leh. Thus, the Indus Valley Trek in Ladakh is one of the main places to visit that even attract the Buddhist pilgrims from South-Asian countries as well as from Korea, Japan and China.
Board the morning flight to reach Leh. Upon arrival at Leh meet our company representative who will transfer you to the hotel and assist in check-in process. Take some rest in hotel. This relaxation is essential for becoming accustomed to the climate. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today, you will be taken for the sightseeing tour and will visit primitive monasteries. First visit Shey Gompa, which used to be the summer palace of the emperors of Ladakh; then visit Thiksey Gompa, which is one of the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh and last visit will be to Hemis Monastery, which is one of the largest and most popular monasteries in Ladakh.
Today, you will be visiting Likir. Upon arrival, enjoy refreshments and lunch which include the local soup – Thupka. Post lunch, move forward to visit Likir Gompa, which is home to around 120 Monks. After sightseeing, return to the hotel and enjoy overnight stay.
Today we will go for trekking from Likir to Yangthang, which is one of the most beautiful trails around. This trek is done in order to get the muscle strengthen and to explore natures beauty. During the trek, two low passes Phobe LA which is 3700m and Charatse La 3800m will also be crossed. Overnight stay in Camp or at a guest house in Yangthang.
Today get ready for trekking from Yangthang to Shukpachan. On the way, we will visit the Ridzong monastery, which is surrounded by beautiful hills. After crossing Tsermangchan La (3750 meters) and Lago La (3750 meters) we will descend towards the Hemis Shukpachan. Overnight stay in the tent.
Today, we will be going to trek Hemis Shukpachan, which is believed to be a striking trek as the region is beautiful. On reaching Temisgang, take some rest at the hotel. In the evening we will visit Avalokitesvara and other Red temples which are among the famous attractions of the place. Enjoy your dinner in the camp and take proper rest, overnight stay in camp.
Post breakfast, we shall go for visiting Lamayuru and Alchi monasteries. The two monasteries are rich in elaborate wood carvings done in Baroque style. After this visit, we will return to Leh in a coach. Overnight stay at the hotel at Leh.
Depart for airport to board flight to Delhi.
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