A very interesting trek beginning at Lamayuru and walking up the less traveled Ripchar valley with its small villages, nomadic settlements and pastures where you see a wide variety of flowers from end of July to end of August and birds too. You cross some high passes with excellent views of the Karakoram and the Zanskar ranges. The initial part of the trek till Chilling is less traveled. From Chilling you cross the Zanskar river by a pulley cable and continue into the Markha valley-most popular and considered one of the best valleys in Ladakh.
This trek is not difficult but is demanding in stages due to the terrain. The average walking time is 5-6 hours.
Day 01 / :
Early morning transfer for flight to Leh. Arrival and transfer to Hotel / guest House. Afternoon free.
Day 02 / :
Full day 6/7 hrs, Sightseeing at Shey, Thikse and Hemis monasteries. By jeep, 110 km,
Day 3: Leh - Alchi - Lamayuru
128 Kms drive. 4/5 hrs Leave after breakfast and drive through the picturesque villages on the way visit Alchi monastery and by the late lunch you will arrive Lamayuru. After noon visit the most interesting monastery of Ladakh region known as Lamayuru monastery. Overnight in tents.
Day 04 / : Wanla :
Trek starts.The trail heads down the valley before turning east to Prinkitila (3506m). Descend from the pass to the scenic village of Wanla. From Wanla to Tarchit 1 hrs trek along with Wanal Tokpo… 3/4 hrs walk, Camp overnight.
Day 05 / : Ursi :
- Follow a nice wide path till the village of Penji from where you leave the main trail and head up the Ripchar valley to Ursi. 5/6 hrs walk.. Overnight Camp.
Day 06 / : Base of Konzela :
Continue up the valley to grazing areas which support the village summer camps to camp at the base of Konzela. 5/6 hrs walk, Overnight Camp.
Day 07 / : Sumda Pullu :
Begin a short but steep climb to Konzela (4950m)for views of the Zanskar range.A long and steep descent brings you to a camp of Sumda Pullu .5/6 hrsWalk,Overnight Camp..
Day 08 / : Lanak Base : From Sumda Pullu walk along with small river after the walk of around 2 hrs you reach Sumda Village visit village and walk towards base of Lanak .. after 1 hrs walk small accent of 45 minutes bring you to Lanak la Base, (4210m) .4/5 hrsWalk,Overnight Camp..
Day 09 / : - Dundunchenla - Chilling. (3390 m,).
Leave after breakfast ,there is a bridge, cross it and start steep ascending towards Dundunchenla (4800 Mtrs) beautiful view can be seen from the pass. Immediately descend and you reach a house high up in the valley and from here the valley gets narrower and narrower until you reach Chilling. Which is famous for metals such as copper, tin,silver used for the making of ladles, tchang pots, tea pots etc. Dinner and overnight in tents
Day 10 / : Skiu (3390m):-
Cross the Zanskar by pulley cable and follow a lovely trail to camp at Skiu. 4/5 hrs..walk. Overnight Camp.
Day 11 / : Markha (3810m):-
A full walking day 7/8 hrs. Cross the Markha River at two places to the village of Chalak. Beyond this settle-ment is an impressive line of chortens and a huge mound of goat horns. Follow the Markha River to the village of Markha to camp overnight.
Day 12 / : Thachungtse:-
Follow the main trail passing the monastery at Humlung to the village of Hankar. We now go away from the wide valley and go up a narrow valley to the pastures at Thachungtse. (5-6hrs). Overnight-Camp.
Day 13 / : Nimaling (4700m):-
Approx. 3-4hrs from Thachungtse, the trail climbs steeply to the plateau and pastures of Nimaling with impressive views of Kangyassey peak. Overnigth Camp.
Day 14 / : Chogdo:-
Begin a gradual climb of about 2 hrs to the top of Kongmarula (5030m), the highest point on the trek with excellent views of the Stok range and the Karakoram range of mountains. Descend to the wooded gorge to camp at Chogdo. 4/5 hrs walk, Overnight Camp.
Day 15 / : Shangphu:-
Follow the Shang Tokpo (stream). 2 hrs trek and then drive up to Leh by jeep, Leh Hotel.
Day 16 /: Rest Day, optional Shoping, Walk around Leh market.
Total cost for this trip in 2012.
For 02 persons, 2000 euros, per personnes 1000 euros..
For 03 persons, 2730 euros, per personnes 910 euros,
For 04 persons, 3400 euros, per personnes 850..euros,
For 05 persons, 3900 euros, per personnes 780..euros,
For 06 persons, 4200 euros, per personnes 700..euros,
For 07 persons, 4620 euros, per personnes 660..euros.
For 08 persons, 5040 euros, per personnes 630..euro.
For 09 persons, 5400 euros, per personnes 600..euro.
For 10 persons, 5800 euros, per personnes 580..euro.
For 11 persons, 6160 euros, per personnes 560..euro.
For 12 persons, 6480 euros, per personnes 540..euro.
Services included in the Price : Service compris dans le prix.
A - Transfer upon arrival from Leh air port to Guest House.
B - Hotel / Guest House with Beak fast and Diner for 03Nights in Leh.
C - All surface transport indicated in the itinerary.
D - All Camping fees and Monasteries fees.
E - Wild life fee for the applicable area.
F - Local English speaking guide during trek only..
G - 01, Cook, (Helper, pony man and horses or mules depends on group size)
H - Foam mattresses for each person ( 3 inch thick) .
I -- Tents (Alpine or Dome for two men or single)
J - 01, Kitchen, Dining and toilet tent.
K - Table Chairs and all Kitchen materials.
L - All three Meals during trekking(Indian,Chinese,Continental, Italian,Ladakhi etc).
M - Transfer from Hotel to Leh air port.
What is not included in above cost?
Any flight tickets
Sleeping Bags, trekking shoes and clothing sun cream.
Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
Any thing not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices Included”.
Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.