hemis-festival-ladakh

Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days

Destinations: New Delhi – Leh – Markha Valley Trek

Ladakh at an altitude of 11500 Ft. is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two others, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range. Ladakh is also known as the land of passes.

HEMIS MONASTERY is 40 km from Leh, it is the wealthiest, best-known and biggest gompa of Ladakh. The festival is held in summer every ear in honour of Guru Padma Sambhav’s birth anniversary. Hemis was built in 1630 during the reign of Sengge Namgyal, an illustrious ruler of Ladakh. It flourished under the Namgyal dynasty for the royalty favoured the Drugpa sect, which managed the monastery.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrival at the International airport. Meet and assist by our representative and transfer to hotel. Afternoon sight seeing of Delhi covering Qutab minar, Lotus temple, Red fort, India gate etc. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi-Leh

Morning after breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Leh. Arrive Leh and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free for acclimatisation. Dinner overnight hotel.

Day 03: Leh

Morning excursion to Phyang Gompa. This Gompa is 20 kms from Leh on the right side of Leh-Srinagar road. The beautiful statues and Thankas are worth seeing. Also visit Spituk Gompa which lies on the right side of Srinagar-Leh road about 6 kms short of Leh Proper. Some very interesting Thankas are pride of this monastery. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Leh – Stok – Base of Stok-la

Drive to Stok via Choglamsar and start trekking towards base of Stok-la. It is a gradual walk with a few kms of ascending path, which will be covered in about 4 hrs. Dinner overnight in tents at Stock-la base.

Day 05: Stok-la – Rumbak

Trek to Rumbak over Stok-la (4800 Mts.). The trek upto Stok-la of about 3 kms is of steep ascend then it is a deep descent upto Rumbak. The total distance of 12 kms will be covered in about 6 hrs. Rumbak is a small shepherd village with few houses. Dinner overnight in tents at Rumbak.

Day 06: Rumbak – Ganda-la – Skiu (3380 Mts.)

Trek towards Skiu over Ganda-la (4930 Mts.). It is an ascending upto Ganda-la top and then a descending path upto Shingo. A distance of 18 kms will be covered in about 8 hrs. Dinner overnight in tents.

Day 07: Skiu – Markha valley

Trek to Markha via Hermoger and Sase: An easy walk of about 15 kms will be covered in about 6 hrs. Markha is main village at the height of about 4500 Mts. And has a school. Dinner overnight in tents.

Day 08: Markha – Hankar

Trek upto Hankar via Omlung. A distance of about 12 kms of gradual walk will be covered in about 6 hrs. Dinner overnight in tents.

Day 09: Hankar – Nimaling

Trek to Nimaling a gradual walk of about 12 kms will be covered in about 6 hrs.Dinner overnight in tents at Nimaling.

Day 10: Nimaling

Full day free to explore the surroundings. One can trek upto glacier of Kangyatse peak (6030 Mts.), one needs permit from IMF to climb this peak. Dinner overnight in tents at Nimaling.

Day 11: Nimaling – Chugdo Over Kongmor-la

Trek over Kongmor-la (5200 Mts.) to Chugdo. First four to five kms are quite steep and then a descend right upto Chugdo. One feels fresh on reaching the top of Kongmor-la after viewing the beautiful range of Mountain peaks and forgets the tiredness of steep ascent. Dinner overnight in tents.

Day 12: Chugdo – Hemis -Leh

Trek down to Hemis via Oza and Sumdo. A gradual walk of about 13 kms will be covered in about 6 hrs. After visiting the Hemis monastery, drive back to Leh.Dinner overnight hotel.

Day 13: Leh – Delhi

Transfer to airport to catch flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi you will be received and transferred to the hotel. Overnight in Delhi hotel.

Day 14: Departure

Morning at leisure. Later transfer to airport to borad the flight for onward journey.