Likir – Lamayuru – Stok Kangri Base Camp

Presentation

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23 Days / 17 Days trek including 4 days acclimatization trek / Moderate to Demanding

The Lamayuru – Chilling – Stok Base camp Trek is a spectacular tour in the Ladakh region offering stunning views of the Indian Himalaya as well as the Karakoram Range in the extreme north. Immensely popular with experienced and amateur trekkers, the massif has captured the imaginations of all adventure seekers with its exhilarating challenge and rewarding results that the mountain has to offer. Scattered with villages, monasteries and barren high valleys, the region of Ladakh, is a popular cultural destination that includes rich historical and religious heritage mixed with traditions and old customs practiced since unknown times.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Delhi – flight to Leh

 Day 2, 3, 4 : Leh – Rest and acclimatization 

ACCLIMATIZATION TREK : LIKIR – TEMISGAM (BABY TREK)

Day 5: LEH – LIKIR – YANGTHANG (4-5HRS) 

Day 6: YANGTHANG – HEMIS SHUKPACHAN VIA RIZONG (6-7 HRS)

Day 7: HEMIS SHUKPACHAN – TINGMOSGAM (4 HRS) – LAMAYURU

Day 8 : LAMAYURU – HINJU – KONGKSIL LA BASE CAMP (4 Hrs)

Day 9 : KONGKSIL LA BASE CAMP – SUMDA DOKSA  (6-7hrs)

Day 10 : SUMDA DOKSA – DUNG DUNG CHAN LA BASE 4430m (6-7 hrs)

Day 11 : DUNG DUNG CHAN LA BASE – CHILLING 3550m (5 hrs)

Day 12 : CROSS ZANSKAR RIVER AND TREK TO SKIU (3,500m)- 5 hrs.

Day 13 : SKIU – GANDA LA BASE CAMP (4,100m)- 5 hrs.

Day 14 :  GANDA LA BASE CAMP – RUMBAK  (3,800m) – 7 hrs

Day 15 : RUMBAK – KHILCHAY (4,200m) – 5 hrs

Day 16 : KHILCHAY – MANKARMO (4,500m) – 5 hrs

Day 17 : MANKARMO STOK KANGRI BASE CAMP (5,000m)

Day 18 : STOK KANGRI BASE CAMP – GLACIER – BASE CAMP (5,400 mtrs) 5hrs

Day 19 : DESCENT TO STOK AND RETURN TO LEH

Day 20, 21, 22 : REST IN LEH                                                                                                                   

Day 23 : FLIGHT TO DELHI Transfer to Hotel > Transfer to International Airport > Departure

Details

Day 1 : Arrival

Arrival in Delhi night time stay in hotel

Early morning flight from Delhi to Leh, transfer to hotel and rest.

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Day 2, 3, 4 : Rest

Resting days

Visit on day 3 Likir and Alchi monasteries.

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ACCLIMATIZATION TREK : Likir to Temisgam (Baby Trek)

This short trek runs through Sham, the lower part of Ladakh .The trek will give you a great opportunity to see several ancient monasteries and villages that are rich in agriculture, especially fruit. The Likir- Tingmosgam trek is one of the easiest treks to acclimatize to, as the trail rarely rises above 4000 m.

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Day 5: LEH – LIKIR – YANGTHANG (4-5HRS) 

We start the Day early in the morning from the Leh. It is 2 hours drive from Leh to Likir following the Indus River. Likir gompa situated atop a windy cliff top overlooking the beautiful village of Likir, This Monastery is headed by the younger brother of Dalai Lama. According to tradition the foundation of Likir monastery goes back 11th century when it was a Bon center. But the real foundation seem to be not earlier than 15th century. On the top on roof they have newly setup a museum which contains some very old thankas brought from Tibet and the armory, coins, seals etc.

After visiting the famous Likir monastery we begin our trek below a mountain nearby the monastery.

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Day 6: YANGTHANG – HEMIS SHUKPACHAN VIA RIZONG (6-7 HRS)

ToDay our trek is pretty long. We walk alongside the river and trees amidst the gorge to the Rizong monastery. It is worth visiting Rizong Monastery, which is an isolated at the back of a natural amphitheatre and has three main rooms to visit, two with large Buddhas and third with a large stupa.

After visiting the gompa, we ascend gradually to the Shushut pass 4000 m. From the pass we have a view of Hemis Shukpachan as well as surrounding peaks. An easy descent towards our camp at Hemis Shukpachan takes a couple of hours. It is one of the major villages of Sham, and the name of the village is derived from the conifers (shukpa cedar or juniper).

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Day 7: HEMIS SHUKPACHAN – TINGMOSGAM (4 HRS) – LAMAYURU

From Hemis Shukpachan we go onto a flat ground as far as ill-defined pass alongside the Chortens (stupas). A steep descent will lead us to the right side of the mountains and climb steadily on the slope towards the Mebtak La 3720 m.

After taking short rest and enjoying the view from the pass, we head down to the village of Ang. From Ang, we head towards the south on the dusty jeep road to the village of Tingmosgam. Tingmosgam is well famed for its monastery, and is perhaps the most affluent village in the sham valley for its apricots, apples, nuts and beautiful houses.

LAMAYURU

Transfer by taxi to Lamayuru and visit to the Monastery … the oldest of Ladakh a pure jewel ! Lamayuru or Yuru Monastery (Tibetan: བླ་མ་གཡུང་དྲུང་དགོན་པ་Wylie: bla ma gyung drung dgon pa “Eternal Monastery”, Urdu: لمیرو گومپا‎) is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Lamayouro, Leh district, India. It is situated on the SrinagarLeh highway 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) east of the Fotu La at a height of 3,510 metres (11,520 ft). (source Wikipedia)

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Day 8 : LAMAYURU – HINJU – KONGKSIL LA BASE CAMP (4 Hrs)
Transfer by taxi from Lamayuru to Hinju starting point of our trek. Long ascend a trail below Kongskil La (4950m). If lucky we will get glimpses of some wild life. We will install the camp at 4300 mtrs high.

 

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Day 9 : KONGKSIL LA BASE CAMP – SUMDA DOKSA  (6-7hrs)

Departure early in morning. 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.

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Day 10 : SUMDA DOKSA – DUNG DUNG CHAN LA BASE 4430m (6-7 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 a 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.

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Day 11 : 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

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Day 12 : CROSS ZANSKAR RIVER AND TREK TO SKIU (3,500m)- 5 hrs.

After crossing the Zanskar River on a box and cable bridge (see photo) we follow the Zanskar river upstream to the village of Skiu.

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Day 13 : SKIU – GANDA LA BASE CAMP (4,100m)- 5 hrs.
Today we walk up a beautiful gorge to the village of Shingo and then set up a camp a little further up the valley at the Base Camp of Ganda La pass. Along the way you will see beautiful Ladakki scenery with splashes of green near the streams or irrigated farmland and elsewhere the landscape is dry and arid with a variety of colours.

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Day 14 :  GANDA LA BASE CAMP – RUMBAK  (3,800m) – 7 hrs
From Camp we follow a long gradual ascent to the Ganda La at 4,850m then descending to Yurutse and onto our camp near the village of Rumbak.

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Day 15 : RUMBAK – KHILCHAY (4,200m) – 5 hrs
From Rumbak we start the the steep climb to the Stok La at 4,900m where we have views of the Stok Kangri range. The camp is at Khilchay a short descent from the pass.

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Day 16 : KHILCHAY – MANKARMO (4,500m) – 5 hrs
Today we walk to the lower Stok Kangi Base Camp and in the afternoon we go for an exploration walk (“climb high, sleep low”) to help the acclimatisation process.

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Day 17 : MANKARMO STOK KANGRI BASE CAMP (5,000m)
Today we continue up the valley ascending slowly to the Base Camp where we install our camp for a couple of days … the rest of the day is dedicated to acclimatization and farniente …

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Day 18 : STOK KANGRI BASE CAMP – GLACIER – BASE CAMP (5,400 mtrs) 5hrs

Walk to the Stok Kangri Glacier (5400mtrs) then return to the base camp.

Day 19 : DESCENT TO STOK AND RETURN TO LEH

Day 20, 21, 22 : REST IN LEH                                                                                                                   

Day 23 : FLIGHT TO DELHI Transfer to Hotel > Transfer to International Airport > Departure    

Map

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Price

PARTICIPANTSPRICE / PERSON (€)
51850
41900
32000
22200
12600

Conditions

WHAT A TOUR COST WILL INCLUDE :

  • Accommodation in Delhi in hotel
  • Accommodation in Leh in guesthouse
  • Domestic flights Delhi – Leh – Delhi
  • Transportation for sightseeing as per the itinerary by Private Car / vehicle.
  • English Speaking monastery guide for sightseeing
  • All monastery entrance fees in Ladakh
  • Arrival and departure transfers at airports in Delhi and Leh with assistance
  • Trek on full board
  • All trekking equipments; sleeping tents, sleeping bags, dinning tents, kitchen tent, toilet tents, carry mats, water cans, kitchen utensils and accessories etc.
  • All trekking staff : Mountain Guide, Trek Cook, Helper, Horse/Pony
  • Transportation for trek staff, equipment and food items.
  • Potable oxygen cylinder as per requirement
  • Hyperbaric Gamow bag as per requirement
  • First Aid Box (No imported medicines and accessories)
  • Any Inner-line applicable as per the regions.
  • Ascension permits

WHAT A TOUR COST WILL NOT INCLUDE :

  • International Airfares
  • Trekking & mountain shoes
  • Food & meals while not trekking
  • Government Service tax 3.09% on package
  • Medical and insurance of any kind.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and items of personal nature.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

REFUND POLICY

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

CONFIRMATION POLICY

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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