Lamayuru – Alchi via Tarla Trek – 4 days
Day 01. Lamayuru – Urshi , 6-7 hrs
From the monastery , go down towards the village , cross the stream , then , gradually across a mountain – side , reach a small valley which you follow as far as the Prinkiti-La (3720m).
Go down into a narrow gorge until reaching the village of Shilla .
Cross the river over a bridge , then take the right bank as far as Wanla ( 2.5hrs , possible to get some supplies in 1985).
Go along the Yapola on the left bank for another 2 hrs until reaching the village of Phenjilla after crossing the river (bridge ).
From Phenjilla , go up a valley which goes off at right angles (north-east).
After one hour , leave the main valley and go straight north along a stream which leads to Urshi .
Pass the village and pitch camp close to the pass.
Day 02. Urshi – Tar-La – Tar , 8 hrs
From the camp , the path is well -marked but difficult until the Tar-La ( 5250m , 5hrs).
Climbing down can pose problems for the horses , difficult mass of fallen rocks . After a 3-hrs descent , you arrive at the village of Tar
Day 03. Tar – Mang Gyu , 4-5hrs
From the village of Tar, the path goes up along the mountainside to a new pass , then easy descent towards Mang Gyu .
Attractive village and interesting monastery .
Good campsite near the stream beneath the village.
Day 04. Mang Gyu – Gera -Alchi , 4-5hrs
From Mang Gyu , very good path into a beautiful narrow valley.
After 2 hrs , you reach the indus valley at the village of Gera.
From there , a bridge across the Indus upstream , pass Lardo ( 3hrs) , continue along the hillside until reaching the road , half an hour before Alchi.
Guest house in Alchi .
The monastery here contains the most beautiful wall paintings in Ladakh.