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Indus Valley Trek

Duration

10 nights / 11 days

Places Covered

Ladakh Himalaya

Best season

Mid June - September.

Grade

Moderate

Altitude

3700 mts.

Overview

Indus Valley Trek

Walk into the pre-historic era from where civilization began. The Indus Valley Trek divulges the ancient territories secluded within the secernating landscape, where one side towers the hulking snow clad peaks and the other side the lush greenery dotted with cattle farms. Further ahead it enters a rocky and barren land. From the Iron Age to modern times, the Indus Valley Trek is filled with historical treasures making treks in the Ladakh a matter of prestige. The treks showcase most of the ancient monasteries and remote villages following traditions from ancient times.

The Indus Valley trek passes through a natural and vast gallery of rock arts reflecting the lifestyle and ritual beliefs of our forefathers. Thereafter it takes one onto the divine floor of several monasteries that showcases the culture of the Indo-Tibetans. The major spiritual attractions on this trekking tour in Ladakh are the monasteries like Shey, Thikshey, Hemis, Spituk, Phyang, Lamayuru, Alchi, Temisgang, Ridzong, and Likir, which also dilates the folk culture.

The entire trekking trail in Ladakh region follows through undulating land along the River Indus and Old Caravan route. It crosses through some of the major mountain passes and the entire stretch ranges from an altitude of 3000 meters to 3750 meters.

After some acclimatization at Leh, the Indus Valley Trek heads to Likir followed by Yangthang after crossing Phobe La and Charatse La, wherefrom one can capture the stunning view of the entire valley. Further the trek trails up to Temisgang passing through Ridzong Monastery in Hemis Shukpachan. The trail then winds down to Lamayuru and Alchi and hereby to Leh. Thus the Indus Valley Trek in Ladakh is one of the major attractions to worldwide trekkers and attracts the Buddhist pilgrims from South-Asian countries as well as from Korea, Japan and China.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi - Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatisation)

Catch the morning flight to reach Leh. Arrive at Leh and transfer to hotel/guest house, check in and take a complete day rest. This relaxation is essential for you to become accustomed. Overnight stay at the hotel/guesthouse.

Day 2 Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis

Relish a sightseeing tour to visit some primeval monasteries on this day. Located at 15 kilometers from Leh, Shey Gompa used to be the summer palace of the emperors of Ladakh. Around the palace, you will find scores of Gompas and Stupas. In the beginning of 17th century AD, Deldan Namgyal constructed Shey Palace. 12-meter high Shakyamuni Buddha Statue is the prominent attraction of Shey. This statue is located inside Dresthang Gompa. Thiksey Gompa is positioned at a distance of 17 kilometers from Leh and is near to Shey. This monastery is counted among the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh. Thiksey Monastery belongs to Gelukspa order. At the distance of 45 kilometers from Leh is situated the well-known Hemis Monastery, which is one of the largest and most popular monasteries in Ladakh. Hemis Monastery belongs to Drukpa order and it was constructed in early 17th century. Long Mani walls fronts the monastery cosseted in striking valley fringed by radiant streams. Have the overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Day 3 Leh - Likir

Trip to Basgo, Alchi, and Likir Gompas. Overnight stay at camp in Likir.

Day 4 Likir - Yangthang

On this day, you will have to trek over Phobe La (3550 meters) in order to reach Yangthang. Overnight stay in the camp.

Day 5 Yangthang

Stroll on the trekking trail to Ridzong Gompa. After exploring it, return to Yangthang. Overnight stay in the camp.

Day 6 Yangthang - Tsermangchan

Enjoy the trek to Tsermangchan La (3750 meters) and Lago La (3750 meters) to Ang.

Day 7 Tsermangchan - Wanla

Trek on the beautiful trail to Bongbong La (3630 meters) in order to reach Khaltsey. From Khaltse, take the jeep to Wanla. Enjoy the overnight stay at the camp in Wanla.

Day 8 Wanla - Lamayuru

From Wanla, trek over Prinkti La (3725 meters) in order to reach Lamayuru. Stay overnight at the camp in Lamayuru.

Day 9 Lamayuru - Leh

Day 10 Leh - Delhi

Depart to reach airport to relish fascinating flight across the main range of Himalayas to Delhi. Check-in the hotel in Delhi and have the overnight stay here.

Day 11 Departure Transfer

Take the flight from Delhi airport for onward journey.

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