The Lamayuru to Alchi Monastery Trek
Day 01: Drive to Lamayuru from Leh (125km) :
Which is 4 to 5 hrs drive by jeep via visiting Spituk. Today we camp at Lamamyuru. O/N Camp.
Day 02: Lamayuru - Wanla 4/5 Hrs :
Today we start trekking going down to cross the stream, and then gradually climbing across a mountain-side to reach Prinkiti La (3720m). Continue walking down to Shilla, and then to Wanla. Visit the monastery there, and then stay overnight in tents.
Day 03: Wanla - Urshi 6/7 Hrs. Trek :
Start in the morning, and easily ascend up to the destination. Arrive in the evening. Overnight in tents.
Day 04: Urshi - Tarla Tar 8/9 Hrs. Trek :
This is the difficult, but panoramic day. The path is well-marked and steep, ascending up to Tar La (5250m) in a five and a half hour walk. Descend for another three hours, and arrive at village of Tar. Overnight in Tents.
Day 05: Tar - Mang gyu 4/5 Hrs. Trek :
Leave after breakfast and go up along mountainside to a small pass, then easily descend towards Mang Gyu. This is attractive village has an interesting monastery. Good campsite near the stream. Overnight in Tents.
Day 06: Mang gyu - Gera - Alchi 4/5 Hrs Trek:
From Mang Gyu, there is a good path into a beautiful narrow valley. After two hours, reach the Indus valley at Gera village. Follow the Indus upstream across Lardo, and continue until reaching the motorable road three kilometers before Alchi. O/N at Camp or in Guesthouse.
Day 07: Alchi - Basgo and Likir monasteries and back to Leh:
After breakfast, we will visit the famous Alchi gompa, which is 1000 years old. It is historical, with most fascinating wall paintings. After our visit, we will drive back to Leh via the Basgo palace and Likir monastery. O/N in Leh.