Lamayuru Trek to Alchi

Quick Details

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 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 that are built on high ridges. This three-storey monastery from the 11th century lies close to the banks of the Indus River.

Itinerary

Day 01: Delhi – Leh

Day 02: Morning tour of Hemis, Thiksey, and Shey monasteries; afternoon for getting the gear ready for the trek

Day 03: Leh -Lamayuru (3.5-hour drive)

Day 04: Lamayuru to Wanla

Day 05: Wanla to Base of Tar La tour (4200 m), 8-hour trek

Day 06: Base of Tar La to Tar (4300 m) via Tar La (5250 m)

Day 07: Tar to Mang Gyu (5 hours)

Day 08: Mang Gyu to Alchi – Leh (2 hours)

Day 09: Leh – Delhi

Cost Includes:

  • ‘A’ class hotel in Leh
  • All meals throughout the tour
  • Experienced regional leader or Hire Raj
  • Pack animals on the trek
  • Trek permit
  • Park fees
  • Staff insurance
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Sightseeing as indicated

Cost Excludes:

  • International airport taxes
  • Visas
  • All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Transfers outside of the tour program
  • Travel insurance (you must buy insurance)
  • 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 that is 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 is to 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 be able to offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.

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