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Lamayuru Hemis Monastery Trek

18 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Variations in hiking in dry cool desert valleys
  • Excellent view of Ladakh and Zanskar mountain ranges
  • Explore Lamyuru Monastery and Hemis National Park
  • Experience trails that cross rocky canyons

Lamayuru Hemis Manastery Trek; from Lamayuru A very interesting route beginning at the famous Lamayuru monastery After Hinju near Kongskila on the 3rd day of your Trek you will enter the famous Hemis National Park till you finish your Treknear Hemis at Marsteling approximately you will walk 80 km in the Hemis National Park

Hemis National Park: There you can find many rare wildlife/bird species including the beloved Snow Leopard, Ibex, Antelope, Tibetan Argali, Blue Sheep, Shapo, Marmot, Red Fox, Tibetan Wolf, Eurasian Lynx and Tibetan Hare etc. Meet the snow leopard in summer. Among the birds one can see snow pheasant, golden oriole, snow cock, golden eagle, horn lark, red billed chaff etc.

Next days. From Chilling we cross the Zanskar river. Then we proceed towards Marka Valley – Mark valley is considered to be one of the most beautiful valleys in Ladakh. Here you will pass many Ladakhi settlements as you walk through their farm fields and observe their lifestyle. Several small river crossings will be involved, but they are not dangerous. Crossing many more short paths through gorges and wide open pastures, we end the trek at the village of Marsteling. And there will be our on private basis, vehicle to Leh.


Lamayuru Hemis Monastery Trek or Lamayuru Hemis trek is a moderate trek reaching up to a maximum elevation of 4950m at Konzke-La pass and a maximum overnight elevation of 4800m at the Dundungchen-La. This three weeks trek includes crossing one high Khongmarula pass above 5000m and is a fully camping based trek. Physically challenging due to the higher elevation, involves daily trekking of approximately 6–8 hours.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Delhi airport and transfer to the hotel
Day 2: Morning fly to Leh and transfer to hotel
Day 3: Sightseeing – Explore Leh
Day 4: Drive to Lamayuru (3364m), en route visit Likir – Alchi
Day 5: Trek to Wanla (3250m), via Prinkiti La (3650m)
Day 6: Trek to Hinju (3750m)
Day 7: Trek to Sumdo Doksa via Konzke-La (4950m)
Day 8: Trek to Lanak Base of Dung Dung Chan-La
Day 9: Trek to Chilling 6 hrs via Dundungchen-La (4800m)
Day 10: Trek to Skiu village [11,160ft]
Day 11: Trek to Markha valley [12,370ft]
Day 12: Markha to Hankar [13,100ft]
Day 13: Trek to Nimaling [15,400ft]
​​​Day 14: Trek to Shang Sumdo via Khongmarula [17,060ft]
Day 15: Drive to Leh via Hemis Monastery
Day 16: Rest day, explore Leh
Day 17: Fly to Delhi and transfer to hotel (Free day, explore Taj Mahal or anywhere in Delhi
Day 18: International Departure

Special Note:
If this itinerary does not suit your requirement or if you would like to customize it, please do not hesitate to contact us. This itinerary can be customized according to your required time frame and budget limit.

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Cost Inclusion

  • Delhi/Leh Airport pickup/drop, on arrival/departure
  • Standard accommodation in Delhi with Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Delhi to Leh and Delhi flight (as per flight time)
  • All private transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Standard accommodation in Leh with Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Sightseeing tour of highlights including entrance fees
  • All camping logistical arrangements for your comfort
  • Guide and camping staff / Cook and kitchen staff
  • Freshly prepared meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with boiled water, tea, coffee etc.
  • Twin sharing tent for accommodation during the trekking
  • Full support camping crew with mules for porterage
  • Staff transportation costs - including meals, insurance, salary
  • Inner Line Permits, Toll Taxes, Red Cross Society fees
  • All government, local taxes, and official expense
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medicine
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)

Cost Exclusion

  • India Entry Visa Fees
  • Flight airfare - Delhi to Leh and Delhi
  • Lunch and Dinner in Delhi/ Leh
  • Extra night accommodation, Leh or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks and cold drinks, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, personal porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist

The gear listed below is recommended for trekking, tour. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment.

Head Gears:
— Sun hat or scarf
— Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
— Sunglasses
— Head Torch
— Sun Creams (40+) and Lip Balms

Upper Body:
— Cotton t-shirts and thermals
— Fleece jacket
— Waterproof jacket
— Down jacket

Lower Body:
— Lightweight cotton pants (long)
— Waterproof pants
— Inner thermals

— Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
— Creams
— Sanitizer

— Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
— Thick, warm wool hiking socks
— Comfortable hiking boots
— Shower sandals

— Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
— Trekking bag (Rucksack)
— Duffel bag
— Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
— Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
— Water bottle or camel bag
— Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits:
— Personal Regular Medicines
— Knee Caps
— Bandages
— Ointments
— Blister Tape

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 2 copies of passport-size photos (For sim card and travel purposes)
— Credit cards in case of emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport
— Travel Insurance and Flight tickets

Trip Map

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Lamayuru Hemis Monastery Trek

Trip Facts

  • 18 Days
  • Challenging
  • 5150 Meters
  • Mid-June to mid-September
  • Leh Ladakh, India
  • Leh Ladakh, India
  • Fully Camping
  • 2 Person

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