This trek is good for those who want to explore the western and eastern parts of Ladakh. Its slightly longer trek starts from the beautiful apricot valley of Sham (Lamayuru) and ends at Tsomoriri Lake, located in the Korjok Valley east of Leh.
Wildlife/Birds like black-necked cranes and Changpa nomads are distinctive features of the valley. On your way towards the starting point you can see monasteries/forts like Basgo, Alchi (known for Gandala art) Likir etc. This part of Ladakh is known for agriculture. People grow a variety of fruits and vegetables. Starting at an altitude of 3400m, the trek gradually decreases as it reaches Chilling and again reaches 4200m at the end of the trek.
From Lamayuru to Chilling there are three passes with an average height of 4300m and between Chilling to Tsomoriri there are three passes with an average height of 4500m. The relaxing scenery during the trek is attractive, mostly green. You will really get a chance to see a typical village and their way of life. The best time to do this trek is mid-June to mid-September.
Day 1: Arrive in Leh (3,500m), transfer to hotel – free
Day 2: Visit to shey and Thiksey monastery
Day 3: Drive from Leh to Lamayuru – Phanjila
Day 4: Trek from Phanjila to Hinju 5-6 hrs
Day 5: Trek to Sumdachenmo Dok via Kongski-la pass (4950m), 6-7 hrs
Day 6: Trek to Lanak-la Base of Dundunchanla 5-6 hrs
Day 7: Trek to Chilling via Dundunchan-la (4800m), 5-6 hrs
Day 8: Trek from Chilling to Upper Sku 5 hrs
Day 9: Trek to Markha Valley 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Markha to Hankar 5-6 hrs
Day 11: Hankar to Yakrupal 5-6 hrs
Day 12: Yakrupal to Tsogra via Zalungkarpola (5100m)
Day 13: Tsogra to Daat 5-6 hrs
Day 14: Dat to Longmochey
Day 15: Longmochay to Zara
Day 16: Zara to Tsokar Lake
Day 17: Tsokar lake to Tsomoriri by drive
Day 18: Rest and explore Tsomoriri Lake
Day 19: Drive back to Leh 7-8 hrs
Day 20: Transfer to airport for Leh-Delhi flight
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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