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SPITUK- MARKHA - HEMIS –TREK

GRADE: MODERATE
BEST PERIOD: May to November

Day

Itinerary

Over night
Hotel/guest house

Day 1

Arrival Delhi international airport in the med night received by our staff and transfer to domestic airport after 3hrs  

 

Day 2

Morning 5:40 Am fly to leh  arrival Leh airport 6:40 am meet out staff
and transfer to Guest house or Hotel, rest of the day acclimatization evening laser

 

Day 3

Monastery sight seeing
Acclimatization and Monastery excuration
After breakfast visit SHEY PALACE AND GOMPA: Situated on a hillock 15 Kms upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A 7.5 mts high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here.

THIKSEY GOMPA: 19 Kms from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite.

HEMIS GOMPA: 40 Kms from Leh, it is the wealthiest, best known and biggest Gompa of Ladakh. Its popularity stems from the major annual festival held here in summer. The festival is in honor of Guru Padma Sambhava’s birth anniversary. It also has the largest Thanka in Ladakh which is unfurled once in 12 years (nest in 2004) Hemis was built in 1630 during the reign of Singge Namgyal, an illustrious ruler of Ladakh. It flourished under the Namgyal Dynasty for the royalty favored the Drugpa sect, which is managed the monastery. It is divided into two, the assembly hall on the right and the main temple on the left. The hall (Dukhang) is also used as “green room” by the dancers during the festival. The temple is known as Tshogkhang. The verandahs have a surfeit of frescoes, among them the Buddhist “Wheel Of Life” (Kalachakra) and the lords of the four quarters, besides the prayer wheel.
Drive back to leh

Hotel/guest house

Day 4

Trek Leh - Spituk-Zingchan Village (3600mtrs);
Early morning, transfer to the trekking point at Spituk. After 6/7 kilometers the Indus enters into the tight gorge as its confluence with the Zingchan River. Follow the trail up the Zingchan valley, to reach the main Zingchan village consists of few settlements. We camp at Zingchan. Overnight in Camps.

4,5hrs

Day 5

Trek Zingchan – Yurutse (4150 meters) via Rumbak village;
Today early in the morning we start our trek following the Zingchan stream passing through small hut, entering the Hemis National Park, the trail then leads through narrow gorge and then the valley widens and reach Rumbak village. Then the trail continues along the stream crossing the bridge and arriving Yurutse village. We establish our campsite and then rest of the day is spent exploring the surrounding camp below the pass from the camp nice view of Stok Kangri peak 6128m

5,6 hrs

Day 6

Yurutse to Skeu
Today you have one pass to cross early morning after breakfast  trek two hrs ascent to the pass Kandala pass 4900m from the pass very nice view of Zanskar range mountain, descent all the way down by passing Shingo village end of the valley you can reach Skeu village camp near the village.

5,6 hrs

Day 7

Skeu to Markha                  
along the markha valley little up and down along the river side some times shadow from trees and many small tea shop camp near by the small monastery

6,7 hrs

Day 8

Markha   to Thochungtse
the day easy walk along the river side of the markha valley cross the wooden bridge camp near river side.

5,6 hrs

Day 9

Thochungtse to Nimaling / base camp of Kangyatse peak 6400m      
Nimaling  camp is the highst camp of the trek 4700m but very beautiful view of the Markha valley and Zanskar range

4,5 hrs

Day 10

Rest and preparation for climbing Kangyatse peak
After lunch three hrs to Advance base camp 5500m

 

Day 11

climbing Kangyatse summit 6400m but you can climb only up to shoulder 6100m for summit it is very technical climbing, back to base camp

10 hrs

Day 12

Nimaling to Shangsumdo village via Kongmaru la 5100m
two hrs to pass beautiful view of mount  Kangyatse 6400m after the pass two hrs steep down and then narrow valley until the village Shang

 

5,6 hrs

Day 13

Shangsumdo to Hemis  and drive to Leh
the day easy walk on the new road after ane hrs live road lift side of the mountain Hemis  visit monastery.and drive to leh transfer to guest house

 

Day 14

Leh to Delhi
After breakfast transfer to air port and fly to Delhi meet our staff and transfer to Hotel after lunch visit old Delhi

4,5 hrs
And drive to Leh

Day 15

 Full day sight seeing in Delhi evening transfer to international airport and fly