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Explore Ladakh: Venture No Mans Land Back

Day 01
Delhi - Leh

After an exciting flight from Delhi to Leh. We receive you at Kushok Bakula Rinpochey airport-Leh and transfer to Hotel/Guesthouse. Take complete rest for the day. Late evening take a walk around Leh Town or take rest at hotel for Acclimatize.

Day 02
Around Leh - Shanti Stupa - Samkar - Namgyal Tsemo - Leh Palace

Second day for the acclimitisation, You will be doing short sight seeing around upper Leh. Shanti Stupa, built by Japanese master in 1995, and inaugurated by H.H.Dalai Lama of Tibet , from here you can have the panoramic views of Leh and surrounding areas of Indus valley. Sankar Gonap is a small Gelukpa Buddhist monastery at upper Leh and it is the monastery of Head lama of Ladakh. Namgyal Tsemo or the Victory peaks as it is called is on the top of the Leh and it was a ancient Casstle of Ladakh King dRakpa Bumde and Lehche Spakar or the Leh Palace is in nine storey built in 17th century by Ladakhi famous King Senge Namgyal. Now it is taken care of by the Archeological Survey of India. Overnight hotel/Guesthouse at Leh.

Pangong Lake (1 night 2 days)

The Pangong Lake is 160 km from Leh, with spectacular views, colorful mountains and the Changla pass. The scenic view of colourful mountains throughout the journey makes your trip memorable.
The drive begins with the spectacular view of Thiksey monastery, famous for its architectural similarities with the Potala palace of Lhasa . The monastery covers an entire hill. Beyond this village, you will drive towards the Changla pass, leaving the Leh Manali road on your right hand side. The long easy ascent takes you to Changla pass through it's winding roads passing through Sakti Village . Stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograph session and drive down to the village of Tangtse , where you can relax for a cup of tea. Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through few small villages of Changthang and finally you can have a sudden view of the lake. The Pangong Lake view is dramatic, surrounded by colorful mountains and its reflection makes the lake beautiful. The color of the lake changes into different color throughout the day. The division of lake between India and China makes it different than the other Lake . Therefore you are not allowed to go beyond a certain point.

Day 03
Leh - Pangong Lake

Early morning drive towards the Pangong Lake . Enjoy pack lunch beside the lake and move towards the Pangong Resort. Spend time besides the beautiful lake and take walks near it. O/N at Pangong Resort.

Day 04
Pangong Lake - Leh

Late in the morning drive back to Leh by the same road you travelled yesterday. If there is time, we can visit Thiksey monastery and Shey palace on the way. O/N at hotel/guesthouse.

Day 05
Alchi - Lamayuru

After breakfast leave for Lamayuru - the oldest monastery in Ladakh. Belongs to Dridung Kargudpa School of Tibetan Buddhism. On the way visit the Alchi Choskor. Night halt at hotel/Guesthouse at Lamayuru.

Lamayuru – Chilling 5 days trek begins. Physical Challenge: Moderate

Day 06
Lamayuru 3420m – Wanla 3250 m (3 hrs)

After visiting Lamayuru monastery, we will pack our backpacks and set off for our first day's adventure. We will follow a stream for a time, and gradually climb up to the pass of Prinkti La (3750m). We will later pass through the small village of Shilla (3700 m) before reaching our campsite at Wanla (3250m), where we will spend the afternoon either relaxing in the sun or visiting the monastery.

Day 07
Wanla – Hinju 3720m (4-5 hrs)

Following a dusty road we will reach the small village of Phenjilla (3410 m) and the scattered village of Ursi . We will then walk through a narrow gorge until we reach a traditional Rangthak (flour mill) at the far end of the village The trail will then cut through the village of Hinju (3720 m), roughly 2 km below our campsite in a yak herder’s encampment.

Day 08
Hinju – Sumda Doksa 4430m (5-6 hrs)

From the encampment, we will continue along the trail and ascend the ridge below Kongskil La (4950m). If lucky, we will get glimpses of some wild lives. We will then climb gradually until we reach Kongskil La, where we will be surrounded by dizzying views of the Karakoram and Stok ranges. The descent down the trail is quite steep, with loose moraine causing the difficulty--so be careful! The trail then follows the left side of valley floor, passing a yak herders’ hut (4500m), before we reach our campsite. This valley is occupied mainly by the villagers of Sumda Chenmo.

Day 09
Sumda Doksa – Dung Dung Chan la base 4430m(4-5 hrs)

After a short walk and a few river crossings, we will reach the village of Sumda Chenmo . From there we head towards the true left side of the valley, which provides as beautiful view of the village, with its lush greenery. Further on, the trail cuts through the valley’s wild rose bushes and leads us to another river crossing (this stream originates from the high snow-capped peaks of Photoksar (5685m). Before making a steep, challenging ascent over Lanak, we will see Edelweiss and some of the other rare wild flowers of Ladakh. From the campsite, there is a splendid view of Konskila.

Day 10
Dung Dung Chan La base – Chilling 3550m (5 hrs)

We will begin the day with a straightforward climb to Dungdung Chan La (4820m), which offers views of the beautiful vistas of the Stok Range in the east, and the Zanskar Range in the south. From the pass, the trail gradually descends down a ridge toward the valley, continually tapering before reaching the village of Chilling . Chilling is the only village in Ladakh that has provided metalworks such as copper, bronze, tin, silver and iron to the Leh market through the centuries. From Chilling, we will drive for about 3 hours along the Zanskar River . We will eventually reach its confluence with the Indus and the easy road back to Leh.

Day 11
Around Leh

A day to explore the nukes and corners of the town to get a feel of it and may be some shopping. Evening for relaxing with the sweet memories of Ladakh, calling you and your family again and again. O/N hotel/guesthouse.

 
Day 12
Leh - Delhi departure

Early morning drive to Kushok Bakula airport.

Venture No Mans Land

 

Highlights of the tour:

  • Length of tour – 12 days with 05 days trek.
  • Physical challenge of trek - Moderate
  • Trek as high as 4950 metres on Kongskil pass on the Lamayuru – Chilling trek.
  • Chances of spotting wildlife on the trek.
  • Drive on the world’s third highest motorable pass, Changla pass (5,300 m)
  • Visit Pangong lake, world’s highest brackish lake, in China.

 

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