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Lamayuru Trek to Alchi

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Alchi Ladakh trekking in India

This trekking tour takes place between Lamayuru and Alchi, and it is an excellent combination of ancient Buddhist monasteries and the natural beauty of Ladakh. This relatively short trek starts at the legendary Lamayuru Monastery, which lies in lower Ladakh.

Lamayuru was once a lake. It is believed that a monk who was taken aback by the natural beauty of the body of water moved it up the hills, leaving vacant the spot where the monastery stands today. This 10th-century Buddhist monastery is one of the oldest in the region. Alchi is a unique monastery built in a deep location, unlike most Buddhist monasteries built on high ridges. This three-storied monastery from the 11th century lies close to the banks of the Indus River.


Day 01: Arrive at Indira Gandhi International airport to be met by our tour officer, get transferred to the domestic terminal to catch the early morning Delhi – Leh flight. Overnight Hotel with breakfast.

Day 02: Morning tour of Hemis, Thikse, and Shey monasteries; afternoon for getting the gear ready for the trek. Overnight Hotel with breakfast.

Day 03: Leh -Lamayuru (3.5-hour drive). Overnight Hotel with breakfast.

Day 04: Lamayuru to Wanla. Overnight in a tent with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 05: Wanla to Base of Tar La tour (4200 m), 8-hour trek. Overnight in a tent with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Overnight in a tent with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 06: Base of Tar La to Tar village (4300 m) via Tar La (5250 m). Overnight in a tent with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 07: Tar to Mang Gyu village (5 hours). Overnight in a tent with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 08: Drive from Mang Gyu to Alchi for sightseeing and then to Leh (2 hours). Overnight hotel with breakfast.

Day 09: Fly from Leh to Delhi.

Cost Includes:

  • ‘A’ class hotel in Leh
  • All meals, as mentioned on the trip.
  • Experienced regional leader or hire Raj
  • Porters or pack animals on the trek
  • Trek permit
  • Park fees
  • Staff insurance
  • Non a/c transport
  • Accommodation a mentioned in the program.
  • Sightseeing as indicated

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Hotel in Delhi. The cost of a hotel room in Delhi ranges from US$50 to a couple of hundred dollars, depending on the standard chosen.
  • Internal airfare for Delhi / Leh / Delhi sector in economy class. The airfare can cost from US$60 to $500, perhaps even higher each way. July and August are the busiest months. It is best to book the flights in advance.
  • Travel insurance
  • Any extra activities & optional tours
  • Riding horse during the trek
  • Personal bills like drinks, bar & beverages, tips, telephone, laundry, any additional and optional trips then the above, etc.
  • Anything which is not included in the includes section
  • Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only; leader’s tips at your discretion)

Trek FAQ

Am I too young or old?
Most of our clients, from 3 years old to some in their 70s, have done and completed their treks with almost no exercise or training.

Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking, there will be an option to input flight details or hotel name.

Do I need a visa?
All foreign nationals who want to enter India need to possess a valid international travel document such as a passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad. All visa applicants are requested to apply for the Indian visa online by filling the online application form.

The duly signed hard copy of the completed application form will be submitted at the concerned Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC) or directly to the Indian Mission or Post. The instructions to fill the form and appointment scheduling can be seen at the Instructions for Regular Visa Application. The applicant is required to bring the referral number and the required documents on the scheduled date of the interview.

The status of the visa application can be checked on the link for Visa Enquiry. The applicants are also requested to visit the website of the Indian Mission for detailed information about the Indian visa.

What should I bring on a trek?
Being correctly equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip. Please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.

Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.

If you have more questions, please check the FAQ section or contact us