Early morning flight to Leh. Day free for rest and
Day 2: Tour of Leh city, including the 17th century palace
Day 3 - 4: Touring the monasteries and palaces of the Indus
Day 5: Travel by jeep to Lamayuru gompa, a site that
abounds in myth and legend. Overnight in the village.
Day 6: Begin trek! Cross the Prinkiti La (~3700 metres) to
the village of Wanlah, where there is a beautiful ancient gompa. A
Day 7: Continue through awesome gorge country to pastures
beyond the village of Hinju.
Day 8: Cross the 4900 metre Konzke La for a spectacular
view before descending to pastures just above the village of Sumda
Day 9: 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 river.
Day 10: Rest day, with an optional side trip to Sumda Choon,
whose ancient and rarely visited gompa houses remarkable artistic
Day 11: 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: 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: 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 well-deserved rest.
Day 14: Day free in Leh.
Day 15: Morning flight to Delhi. Brief exploration of
Day 16: Depart-Delhi, Transfer to airport for flight to