Yangthang

Trip title: Ladakh Baby Trek | Duration: 07 night/ 08 days | Best time: June to Sep | Grade: Moderate Max  | Altitude: 5486mts.  | Max sleeping altitude: 11500ft.  | Places: Shey palace, Thiksey & Hemis Monastery, Rafting on Zanskar River , Lower Ladakh Trek for 04 days , & Beautiful Pangong Lake.

 Day 01: Leh arrival (3505 meters/ 11567 feet)

Arrive Kushok Bakula airport Leh- 3500m above sea level. Transfer to hotel.   Breakfast at the hotel before 09:30 am. Half day of rest for acclimatization. After lunch visit Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace, Later in the evening walk around local market. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Leh. (Breakfast/ Lunch /Dinner)

Day 02: Tour of Hemis, Thiksey Shey monastery & Sindhu Darshan

After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to visit Hemis Monastery situated 45km west of Leh; Hemis is the largest and the wealthiest monastery in Ladakh. From Hemis, you are driven 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 we continue to drive through series of chortens to visit Shey Palace the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)

Day 03: Drive to Likir 58km visit Monastery and trek to Yangthang (04-05hrs)

Morning after breakfast you will be driven by taxi to Likir which is just 58kms away. Likir village (3650mts.) is the starting point of our trek. Although the distance is short, the route is warm, without any shade or water and we need to traverse two passes. From Likir the route heads west up to Phobe La (3580 m) and beyond this lies Sumdo village. The trail goes steadly 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. O/N stay at Homsetay (Breakfast/ Packed Lunch/ Dinner)

Day 04: Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachen across Tsermang- chen La (8km; 2/3 hours)

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 Tsernmangchen La (3750m) after a short rest at the past we 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. O/N stay at homesaty (Breakfast/ Packed Lunch/Dinner)

Day 05: Hemis Shukpachen to Temisgam across Mebtak La (10km; 3hrs)

Again this is a fairly easy day. The trail goes upward between two hillocks west of the village upwards until it veers south and climb 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 camp at Temisgram. O/N stay in Homesaty. (Breakfast, Packed lunch/ Dinner)

Day 06: Temisgam to Leh en- route rafting on Zanskar River from Skorpochay to Sangam.    

After breakfast we will drive towards Leh en- route we will stop at Sangam to get our rafting gear and we will start our rafting from Skorpochay to Sangam with grade – II (2.5Hrs). Later drive back to Leh. O/N stay at Hotel in Leh (Breakfast/ Packed Lunch/ Dinner)

Day 07: Tour of Pangong lake

(It is the highest land locked lake (155kms one way from Leh 05 Hrs driver each way.)

After an early breakfast we leave for pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 mtrs. Pangong Lake situated at 14,000 feet. (4,267m). 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 through 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 at hotel in Leh (Breakfast/ Packed lunch/ Dinner)

Day 08: Depart

In the morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination.

Hotel

      Place

       Standard

     Deluxe

     Luxury

     Premium

Leh

Three roses/ Naro/ Cho Palace

The kaal omasila / mansrover / caravan centre/ ladakh inn Ladakh residency Shangri –La Spic n Span Ladakh Palace Drunk/ Singee Palace Premium  The Grand Dragon Ladakh Sarai resort Zen Resort 

Cost includes

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • 03 nights home stay during trekking
  •  Accommodation on breakfast +  lunch+ dinner (only packed lunch will be provided during long day trips)
  • Return airport transfer along with all sightseeing by non AC Innova/ Xylo (06 pax in per car, 08 pax onward vehicle will be tempo traveler)
  • All monastery entrance
  • English speaking guide for complete tour
  • Rafting from Skorpochay to Sangam (grade-II)
  • Trekking fee
  • Pick up and drop from trek start and ending point

Tour Cost Excludes

  • Any type of natural crises, road blocking and flight delay charges.
  • Extra meals above itinerary, laundry, telephone charges, room service, extra beds.
  • Mediclaim and insurance.
  • Flight ticket
  • Any kind of drinks (alcoholic, mineral, Aerated).
  • Any kind of personal expenses, optional tours, extra meals ordered.

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