LEH – SHEY – THIKSEY – HEMIS – LIKIR – YANGTHANG – SHUKPACHAN – MEBTAK – TEMISGAM – NURLA
07 Days / 06 Nights
Day 01: Arrive Leh
Arrive Leh - The erstwhile capital of the kingdom of Ladakh, one of the coldest deserts in the world is located at a distance of 434 Kms from Srinagar and 474 Kms from Manali, Built by the kings of Ladakh in 1553 the Leh Palace was once the world’s highest building. The primary attraction within the Leh city, Leh palace now only has the palace prayer room which lives up to the sense of former grandeur of Leh Palace. Visit the local market of Leh in the evening. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 02: Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis
Today after breakfast proceed for sightseeing visit to some important monasteries in the area. We will be visiting Shey Gompa, which was once the summer capital of Ladakh kings; Thiksey Gompa, which is said to be one of the most beautiful structures in Ladakh and the famed Hemis Monastery belonging to Drukpa Order. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 03: Leh - Likir - Yangthang across Phobe La (4 to 5 hrs.)
Today after breakfast, we will drive to Likir, which is 58 kilometers away. It is the beginning point of our trek. We will trek today to cover a short distance. We will pass through two passes: Phobe La (3580 meters) and Chagatse La (3630 meters). The village of Yangthang is across the Chagatse pass. We shall camp at Yangthang for the night next to a stream.
Day 04: Yangthang - Hemis Shukpachan across Tsermangchan La (2 to 3 hours)
Our trek for today will be easy, despite the fact that it involves climbing up to a pass. Both ascent and descent will be on gentle slopes. We will trek to north, dipping down a bit and then crossing a stream ascending west to Tsermangchan La (3750 meters). We will climb down to Hemis Shukpachan after crossing the pass. There are several streams bordered by shady willows and large barley fields.
Day 05: Hemis Shukpachan - Ang across Mebtak La (3 hrs)
After breakfast we will trek upward between two hillocks in the west of village located upwards until it heads south and ascends up to Mebtak La (3750 meters). This valley is marked by prayer flags. We will proceed further down the gorge to Ang from the pass. Ang is a beautiful village with apricot orchards. We will camp at Ang for overnight stay.
Day 06: Ang -Temisgam and Nurla (3 hrs) – Leh (02 hrs)
On the last day of the trek, we will again go for an easy trek downhill all the way on the main road. Later drive to Leh
Day 07: Departure
After breakfast checkout from hotel and transfer to Leh airport for onward destination.