Sham Trek plus Visit Monasteries – 10 days
• DAY 01 flies to Leh
• DAY 02 in Leh (sightseeing)
• DAY 03 drive to Liker (via Rafting)
• DAY 04 treks to Yangthang
• DAY 05 treks to Hemis-Shukpachan
• DAY 06 treks to Temisgam
• DAY 07 drive to Lamayuru
• DAY 08 drive to Alchi
• DAY 09 drive back to Leh
• DAY 10 fly back to Delhi (trip conclude)
The trip price includes:
• Comfortable accommodation in Leh on a full board basis
• Gear package including sleeping bag & insulated sleeping mattress
• Pack horses or truck to carry all personal and group equipments
• All internal transport by private car
• Local sightseeing around Leh
• Rafting in the Indus River
• All meals while trekking
• Guide and kitchen staff About Tour:
In this tour program combines an unrivalled opportunity to explore many of the Buddhist monasteries and ancient Stupa and Mani wall, in the outlying regions of the Indus Valley.
Here we are doing trekking in Lower Ladakh know as Sham.
Before we start our trek we are doing rafting in the Indus River.
During the tour we are passing through few villages were we interact with locals.
During the sightseeing we visit Shey palace, Theksey monastery, Hemis 17th biggest monastery in Ladakh. Lamayuru the oldest monastery in Ladakh and Alchi 11th monastery Kashmir art was built by Lama Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo.
Alchi monastery is now in the list of UNESCO.
We also visit nunnery in village Temisgam and Rizong.
Day 01. Fly to Leh 3500 meters
We take the early morning flight to Leh and rest of the for acclimatized (Lunch & Dinner)
Day 02. In Leh (sightseeing)
Today we are visiting Shey Palace overlooking a small lake, the palace and fortification of Shey was the site of one of the former capitals of Ladakh.
In the 10th century the first ruler of western Tibet, Nyima-Gon, laid the foundation of the first dynasty of Ladakh.
Later we visit Theksey Monastery is most imposing structure providing a panoramic view of the green Indus valley from its vantage point atop a hill.
Lastly we explore Hemis the most famous monastery in Ladakh the private monastery of the royal house and built over a period of 40 years (1602-42).
Today Hemis is well known for its festival. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 03. Rafting in the Indus River
In the morning we drive to village Phey from there we start rafting in Indus River up to the Nimoo.
Later we drive to village Liker from there we start our trek.
In the evening we visit Liker Monastery. (B, L & D)
Day 04. Trek to Yangthang 3600 meters 3-4hrs
The trails from lower Liker leads west crossing a bridge and climb gradually to Fobe-la 3700 meters.
From the trail drops down to Saspol Tokpo crosses it near Sumdo village, climbs up to Chagatse-la 4020 meters and descends to Yangthang village were our camp-site. (B, L & D)
Day 05. Trek to Hemis Shukpachan 3600 meters 3-4hrs
After the breakfast we are heading towards village Hemis Shukpachan.
The trails drop down to crosses the Yangthang River and after that we have gradually accent up to the pass Tsermangchen-la 3850 meters.
Later we have decent to village Hemis-Shukpachan was we camp. (B, L & D)
Day 06. Trek to Temisgam 3200 meters 3-4hrs
In the beginning we pass through the Juniper trees along the way.
Onwards cross the pasture towards north-west, pass a few Stupas and after a level walk of about one hour climb to Meptak-la 4030 meters.
The trail then drops down gently along the valley to village Ang 3400 meters located on the bank of Dangdong Tokpo. Onwards the trail crosses the stream over a bridge, follow the stream along its right and arrive at a biggest village of Temisgam.
Here we visit Castle cum monastery and Chomoling (the Nunnery). (B, L & D)
Day 07. Drive to Lamayuru 3460 meters
After the breakfasts we are heading towards Lamayuru were we visit Lamayuru monastery spectacularly located along the valley plain and surrounded by mountains on all sides.
Lamayuru is one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh. (B, L & D)
Day 08. Drive to Alchi 3250 meters
In the beginning we visit Rizong Monastery and later we visit Alchi the complex of temples located within the village of Alchi is the most celebrated of Ladakh’s monasteries.
Alchi monastery contains a remarkable record of Buddhist iconography.
The murals and the statues of Alchi are different in contents and style from those of others monasteries in Ladakh.
It is not only older (build in 11th century) but also has influence of Indian art and iconography rather than Tibetan.
Alchi monastery is now in the list of UNESCO. (B, L & D)
Day 09. Drive to Leh
After the breakfast we are heading towards Leh. (B, L & D)
Day 10. Fly back to Delhi
In the morning flight back to Delhi. (Trip concludes)