The Indus Valley, formed by the main channels of the Indus Rivers, is the soul of Ladakh. Passing through a vast inhabited wilderness at the very heart of the Himalayas, the Indus Valley region comprises of some of the least explored places of Ladakh. Through the Indus Valley and the ancient Kingdom of Sham, we will discover the main Ladakhi monasteries and the wonderful sites surrounding them. The trail crosses numerous villages where the people have kept their Tibetan ways and customs.
Day 01 : Delhi to Leh
Fly from Kathmandu to Delhi - 1½ hours. Fly from Delhi to Leh (3505m) - 80 minutes.
Day 02 : Leh
Sightseeing in Leh.
Day 03 : Phyang - Taru
Sightseeing in Phyang and Spitok Gompas. Commence trek Phyang - Taru (3700m).
Day 04 : Taru - Nyemo
Taru - Nyemo (3700m) via Taru-la Pass (4200m).
Day 05 : Nyemo - Nie
Nyemo - Nie (3800m).
Day 06 : Nie - Likir
Nie - Likir (3600m).
Day 07 : Likir - Yangthang
Likir - Yangthang (3600m) via Pobe-la Pass (3700m) and Charatse-la Pass (3800m).
Day 08 : Yangthang - Rizong Gompa
Yangthang - Rizong Gompa. Back to Yangthang.
Day 09 : Yangthang-Hernis Shukpachan
Yangthang - Hernis Shukpachan (3600m).
Day 10 : Hernis Shukpachan - Temisgang
Hernis Shukpachan - Temisgang (3700m).
Day 11 : Temisgang - Lamayuru
Temisgang - Lamayuru. Transfer to Leh by jeep.
Day 12 : Leh-Matho Gompas
Rest day in Leh. Sightseeing in Shey and Matho Gompas and Stok Palace.
Day 13 : Leh-Delhi
Fly from Leh to Delhi - 80 minutes.
Day 14 : Delhi-Kathmandu
Fly from Delhi to Kathmandu - 1½ hours
Trek Days 9 days
Total Days 14 days
Max. Elevation 4200 meters approximatively
Trek Grade Moderate