This trek is a short route on which one visits several villages among the richest in Ladakh. This tour seldom goes above 4000m. For this reason avoid the hot part of the summer.
(7 nights 8 days)
- Day 1: Delhi - Leh Fly into
Leh. Meet, assist and transfer to hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in the hotel to acclimatize.
Overnight stay in hotel.
- Day 2: Leh After breakfast,
visit Shey, Hemis, Thiksey monastery and Stok museum and Palace (The king of Ladakh still
resides here sometimes). Thiksey is a monastery with largest no. of monks in
residence in Ladakh. Lunch at
hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
- Day 3: Leh - Likir to Yangthang
(3,700M) - 5 hrs In the morning drive to Likir and start the trek towards south through trail behind the monastery, amidst
wheat elds. After a walk for 20 minutes,
you come down to the rough Motorable road to Hemis
Shukpachan. Ignore the road and walk through the trail down the road along with Stupas westward.
The easy ascent
starts, from here that leads you to the top of the small pass "Chagatse La" (3,700M). Again
leave the road on your right and walk through the trail down and up to the
road. From here you can have
the view of a hamlet called Saspotse. Walk towards the village leaving the road on your right hand side. The
village is reached after
crossing a river. Take the trail behind the village through a small gorge which takes
you to "Phobe la" pass (3,849M). You can have the view of Yangthang village from
After a walk for 10 minutes through the road you arrive to the camping site. The campsite is near the river
amidst poplar plantation.
- Day 4: Yangthang - Rizong -
Yangthang - 6 Hrs Start the trek walking through village houses and along the river through the gorge with plantation of
Apricot and Apple. After walk for an hour
through the gorge, you reach on a rough Motorable road which
enters into another gorge to your right hand side. It takes around 30 minutes before you will have the view
of Rizong monastery. Rizong is the most isolated monastery of all the monastery of Ladakh. There is no
entry fee in this monastery, you can o er whatever you can. After
the visit of the monastery, you can also
visit the monastery kitchen and have a cup of butter tea after the visit trek back to Yangthang. The way back
to Yangthang is the
same. There is a short way to go to Hemis Shukpachan from behind the monastery
through a steep pass.
- Day 5: Yangthang to Hemis
Shukpachan (3596 M) - 02 Hrs Today is a shorter walk if you want to camp at Hemis Shukpachan village. You can also walk up to Temisgam
or village of Ang before
Temisgam which takes around 6-7 hrs. As soon as you cross the river, the climb of
the phobe La (4,000 M) starts, which takes around 01 hour to reach the top of the pass.
After another hour or
half you reach Hemis Shukpachan. Overnight camp.
- Day 6: Hemis Shukpachan to
Temisgam 5-6 Hrs After an easy walk for an hour you will start climbing Meptak La. After the pass you reach Ang village near
the river. After crossing the river you
can walk down to Temisgam village. The camp is near the road. We can
visit the Temisgam Palace, monastery and Nunnery. Overnight camp.
- Day 7: Temisgam to Khalse 2-3
Hrs Walk towards Tia along the road for sometimes and then cross the river. After walking for a few minutes you
will start climbing the Bongbong La. Then you reach
the Leh-Kashmir highway. Walk up to Khalse along the
road and drive back to Leh.
- Day 8: Leh - Delhi Drive to
airport and y back to Delhi.