Spitok To Hemis Tour - 17 Days
Group size2 - 15
- ActivitiesSightseeing and cultural tour.
It is short drive from Leh to Spitok, which has the monastery considered to be one of the oldest monasteries in the upper Indus Valley, founded at the same time as Thikse and Likir. The monastery, like Thikse, is situated on a hilltop with a commanding view of the valley.
- Day 01:
Arrival in Delhi , flight to Leh .
- Day 02:
Tour of Leh city, including the 17th century Palace and Gompa.
- Day 03:
Tour of Spitok and Phyang gompas.
- Day 04:
Tour of Shey and Matho gompas and Stok palace, the home of Ladakhi royalt)
- Day 05:
Tour of Tikse and Hemis gompas, two the wealthiest and most influential institutions in Ladakh. Camp at Hemis.)
- Day 06:
Trek from Hemis to the village of Chogdo.
- Day 07:
Trek to Kongmaru La base camp.
- Day 08:
Rest day for acclimatization.
- Day 09:
Trek over Kongmaru La (5,150m) to the plain of Nimaling, a vast high altitude pasture.
- Day 10:
Trek through the tiny settlements of Hankar and Umlung to the valley's largest village, Markha.
- Day 11:
Trek to the lovely oasis at Tunespa.
- Day 12:
Trek to the village of Skiu, with its med review gompa.
- Day 13:
Trek to Zanskar River. Take the pulley bridge across 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 stay at Alchi village.
- Day 14:
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.
- Day 15:
Rest day in Leh.
- Day 16:
Morning flight to Delhi. Check into hotel there and stay overnight.
- Day 17:
Transfer to Airport for flight to onward journey.