1: Early morning flight to Leh. Day free for rest and
Day 2: Tour of Leh city, including the 17th century
palace and gompa.
Day 3 - 4: Touring the monasteries and palaces of the
Day 5: Travel by jeep to Lamayuru gompa, a site that
abounds in myth and legend. Overnight in the village.
Day 6: Begin trek! Cross the Prinkiti La (~3700
metres) to the village of Wanlah, where there is a beautiful
ancient gompa. A short day.
Day 7: Continue through awesome gorge country to
pastures beyond the village of Hinju.
Day 8: Cross the 4900 metre Konzke La for a
spectacular view before descending to pastures just above
the village of Sumda Chenmo.
Day 9: Pass through Sumda Chenmo, which actually has
two gompas: One is active, while the other lies in ruins
below the village. Camp in the valley near the river.
Day 10: Rest day, with an optional side trip to Sumda
Choon, whose ancient and rarely visited gompa houses
remarkable artistic treasures.
Day 11: Continue upwards to the beautiful meadow of
Lanak. In the evenings, we have often spotted Bharal, the
rare and elusive blue sheep, on the nearby cliffs.
Day 12: Today's climb to Dundunchen La (4800 metres)
is strenuous, a stunning view encompassing the Stok and
Zanskar ranges. Finish our trek with a long descent into
Chiling, before boarding the rafts on the Zanskar river.
Ride the river to its confluence with the Indus at Nimu,
then board jeeps for the trip to Alchi. Overnight at Alchi
Day 13: In Alchi, we tour the remarkably
well-preserved 11th -century gompa and the famed frescoes
within. In the afternoon, we return by jeep to Leh for a
Day 14: Day free in Leh.
Day 15: Morning flight to Delhi. Brief exploration of
Day 16: Depart-Delhi, Transfer to airport for flight
to Onwards journey