Shyam Valley Trek
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You will begin with a flight from Delhi to Leh (3500 m), which offers unobstructed views of the vast Himalayan range and its spectacular snow-capped peaks. You will spend two days at Leh for acclimatizing to the altitude by visiting local Buddhist monasteries, experiencing local markets and villages, and visiting local Buddhist monasteries. Your trek begins in Taru, which is a small village near Leh, and takes you across a barren plateau before crossing Taru La, a peak at 4,200 meters. You will go through several Ladakhi settlements, where you will see a traditional and unaffected way of life, as well as a glimpse of the contrasting landscape of the Himalayan landscape.
Arrival at Delhi airport.
You will arrive in the evening at Delhi International Airport. You will be greeted by our airport representative, who will assist you in boarding your early morning flight to Leh.
Delhi - Leh
The plane takes off early in the morning from Delhi and flies over the Himalayas, offering an incredible aerial view of the entire mountain range, with massive glaciers and glistening peaks, before landing in Leh, a rich valley north of the famous Indus. Rio (this flight is subject to suitable weather conditions and perfect flight conditions). You will be transferred to the hotel upon arrival in Leh.
The rest of the day is open for you to relax and adapt to the altitude (3500 m). In the late afternoon, there is a pleasant introductory walkthrough Leh and its bazaars. Leh was previously an important trading city on the ancient Chinese Silk Road. The town is dominated by the nine-story Namgyal Palace, which has been compared to a miniature counterpart to the Potala Palace in Lhasa.
Today you are going on a sightseeing tour of Leh. You will visit the Thikse Monastery of the Gelukpa (Yellow Hat) order. You will then drive to Hemis Gompa, which is part of the Drukpa (Red Hat) order. It is a true UNESCO World Heritage site because it is the largest and richest monastery in Ladakh and for its extensive collections of ancient relics, rare 17th-century frescoes, and painted stone reliefs that adorn the courtyard gallery.
In the end, you will visit Matho Monastery which was founded in the 16th century and is the only one of its kind in the order of the Tibetan Sakya monastery.
Indus Valley (3500-3,800m): Stok Palace - Shanti Stupa - Taru
You will resume your sightseeing tour this morning. Stok, a settlement across the river south of Leh, is where the deposed royal family moved after losing their reign. The current residence of the royal family, Stok Palace, includes a museum dedicated to the relics of the dynasty. Later, you will go to the Shanti Stupa of Changspa, which is located on top of a mountain. The steep ascending walk of the Stupa culminates with spectacular views of the valley below and the road to Khardung La, the highest vehicular pass in the world at 5,602 meters.
Later, you will transfer to Taru, a small settlement near the beginning of your trek.
Taroo - Taroo La (4,200m) - Umla - Nimu (3,700m)
Your hike will begin in a desolate valley with a gentle ascent to Taru La, the first pass (4,200m). The descent to the village of Umla is along a long but gentle incline on a dusty path. You will pass through this charming town before reaching a barren plateau where you will have lunch. Later, through an unpopulated field, you will head to the village of Nimu.
Nimu - Nye (3,800 m)
This short day hike will begin with an hour of moderate climbing through a canyon flanked by steep rocks. From the top, there are panoramic views of the Indus River. To get to the green valley of Nye, you will have to walk across a desolate plateau. Afternoon you will explore this lovely village.
Nye - Likir (3,400 m)
Today you will trek to Likir. It is a short walk to the village of Likir from here. After a few hours rest you will visit the Likir monastery and the local village.
Likir - Sumdo - Yangtang (3,600 m)
This morning you will trek to Yangtang, passing through Sumdo. To go to Yangtang, you will have to cross the small pass of Charatse La (3,700 m). You will arrive at your camp.
Yangtang - Rizong - Hemis Shukpachan (3,600 m)
This morning you will walk through the forests to the Rizong Monastery, which is located the Indus Valley. After your visit to the monastery, you will continue your journey crossing Nigutse La (3,950 m) and descending to the village of Hemis.
Hemis Shukpachan - Ang - Themisgam (3,600m)
Today you will leave Hemis and reach Rongtil La, a nearly level walk up to the Chorten that marks the pass. The multi-colored mountain face of its second pass, Meptik La (3,750 m), can be seen from here. After a short descent the town of Ang, you will reach at Themisgam.
Temisgam - Khalsi - Lamayuru - Leh
Today's hike will begin the ascent to Bong Bong La. (3,650 m). It is a short descent to the highway exit at Khalsi, where your adventure will end.
You will board your vehicle in Khalsi and drive to Lamayuru. Where you will visit the Lamayuru Monastery.
Leh - Delhi
This morning you will transfer to Leh airport to board the flight for Delhi where you will catch your ongoing flight back to home.