01: Arrive Leh
Early morning flight to Leh. Day free for rest and acclimatization.
Day 02: Leh
Tour of Leh city, including the 17th century palace and gompa.
Day 03 - 04: Leh
Touring the monasteries and palaces of the Indus valley.
Day 05: Lamayuru Gompa
Travel by jeep to Lamayuru gompa, a site that abounds in myth and legend.
Overnight in the village.
Day 06: Prinkiti La
Begin trek! Cross the Prinkiti La (~3700 metres) to the village of Wanlah,
where there is a beautiful ancient gompa. A short day.
Day 07: Hinju
Continue through awesome gorge country to pastures beyond the village of
Day 08: Konzke La - Sumda Chenmo
Cross the 4900 metre Konzke La for a spectacular view before descending to
pastures just above the village of Sumda Chenmo.
Day 09: Sumda Chenmo
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
Day 10: Sumda Choon
Rest day, with an optional side trip to Sumda Choon, whose ancient and
rarely visited gompa houses remarkable artistic treasures.
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: Nimu
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 village.
Day 13: Alchi
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: Leh
Day free in Leh.
Day 15: Delhi
Morning flight to Delhi. Brief exploration of India's capital.
Day 16: Delhi Departure
Depart-Delhi, Transfer to airport for flight to Onwards journey.