Day 01 - Leh to Martselang to Shang Sumo (2½ hrs drive)

Leave Leh by jeep to the starting point of the trek at Martselang 3600 m.

En route we will visit the first Palace of Ladakh at Shey followed by a visit to the famous Yellow Sect monastery of Thikse, which houses one of the biggest Buddha sculpture known as the future Buddha.

We visit Hemis, the biggest and the most famous Drukpa monastery of Ladakh, built in the early 17th century.

After the visits we will drive to Martselang and start our trek to Shang Sumdo, a small village at 3700 m.

Martselang is the entry point into the Hemis National Park in which we may see endangered high altitude animals like Snow leopard, Tibetan Wolves, the great Tibetan Sheep and the Golden Eagle.