Lamayuru to Alchi Trek

Trip Duration: 5 Nights - 6 Days
Best Time: May-Oct
Altitude: 5,250 m
Highlights: Sham valley, Mangue gonpa
Villages: Wanla, Mangu, Gera
Grade: Moderate - Strenuous
Passes: Prinkti La 3,750 m, Tar La 5,250 m
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Itinerary

Day 01 : Leh -Lamayuru (3 ½ hrs drive)

We leave Leh in the morning for Lamayuru. Along the way, we come across some of the oldest and most famous monasteries in Ladakh, founded around 11th centuryby Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo Lamayuru, Likir and Alchi offer truly memorable visits on account of their age and history. After reaching Lamayuru (3420m) we will spend the day exploring the ancient monastery and to prepare for the next day.

Day 02: Lamayuru - Wanla

We pack our small backpacks, watch the horses get ready, and set off for this first day of our adventure. A gentle trail leads up to the small pass of Prinkti La (3750m) before heading down to the village of Shilla and the last 3 km to Wanla (3250m).Here we set up camp for the night and spend the afternoon relaxing in the sun or exploring the Gompa in Wanla, before we gather around for a good dinner.

Day 03: Wanla - Base of Tar La Tour (4200 mts/13776 ft) 8 hrs

Today will be a long day past a couple of villages till you arrive at the base of Tar La.

Day 04: Base of Tar La - Tar (4300 mts/14105 ft)via Tar La(5250 mts/17220 ft)

The trail ascends and descends a few times before you arrive at Tar La. The way down to the village of Tar is over boulders.

Day 05: Tar- Mang Gyu 5 hrs

Crossing a small pass above Tar will bring you the village of Mang Gyu. There is a small monastery in the village that is worth a visit.

Day 06: Mang Gyu-Alchi-Leh 2 hrs

The last day's trek is a short one to the village of Gera from where a vehicle will pick you up and drop you to Leh after visiting Alchi and Likir.

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