7 Nights / 8 Days
Destination Covered : Leh-pangong-lake-temisgam-yangthang
Day 01: Arrival at Leh
On arrival at the Leh airport, meet an dgreet by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Breakfast at the hotel before 09.30 am. Half day at rest for acclimatization.( adjusting to the change in temprature) After lunch visit Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace, Later in the evening walk around local market. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
Day 02: Tour of Hemis, Thiksey Shey monastery & Sindhu Darshan
After breakfast, drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45km west of Leh; Hemis is the largest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, drive back taking the same route to visit Thiksey Monastery, located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk. After that continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. Dinner and over night stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Trek to Yangthang
Morning after breakfast you will be driven by taxi to Likir, 58 kms away. Likir Village (3650 mts.) is the starting point of our trek. The distance is short and the route is warm, without any shade or water and you will traverse two passes. From Likir the route heads west up to Phobe La (3580m) and beyond this lies Sumdo village. The trail goes steadily upwards till you get to Chagatse La (3630m). Across the pass is the village of Yangthang (3630m) where we camp for the night, next to a stream. The Ridzong Monastery lies about an hour south of Yangthang. Overnight stay will be at the camp.
Day 04: Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachen across Tsermang-chen La
Today is an easy walk despite the pass because both the approach and the descent are of gentle gradients. The trail heads north, descending for a bit, crossing a stream before climbing up west again to Tsermangchen La (3750m). After a short rest at the pass you head down to Hemis Shukpachen. The village, named after the grove of cedars, is one of Ladakh’s prettiest. There are several sparkling streams surrounded by shady willows and large barley fields that provide a touch of green to the otherwise desolate, Rocky Mountains. Overnight stay will be in homestay.
Day 05: Hemis Shukpachen to Temisgam across Mebtak La
Again this is a fairly easy day. The trail goes upward between two hillocks west of the village upwards until it veers south and climbs steeply up to the Mebtak La (3750m) marked by prayer flags. From the pass we head down the gorge to Ang village, and pass through a charming village with apricot orchards ahead to our last night camp at Temisgam village. Our last night at Temisgam. Overnight stay will be in homestay.
Day 06: Temisgam to Leh en-route Rafting on Zanskar River from Skorpochay to Sangam
Highlights: River rafting. Destination: Leh
After breakfast, drive towards Leh en-route stop at Sangam to get your rafting gear and start rafting from Skorpochay to Sangam with Grade –II (2.5 Hrs). later drive back to Leh. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Leh.
Day 07: Tour of Pangong Lake Highlights: Village Walk Destination: Leh
It is the highest land locked lake (155 Kms One way from Leh 05 Hrs drive each way. After an early breakfast you'll leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. A few years back the government decided to open it to tourists though the lake and its surrounding is under army surveillance. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. Drive back to Leh, Via same route. Overnight stay will be at hotel in Leh.
Day 08: Departure from Leh Highlights:
After breakfast check out from the hotel, depart to airport. your memorable trip to Leh ends.
Rafting in Zanskar river from Skorpochay to Sangam.
Night stay in homestay.
Easy treks of Ladakh.