|Duration||:||7 days ( 4 days of trekking)|
|Best Time||:||June through October|
|Highest Point||:||Tsermangchan-La (3750m)|
|Trek Highlight||:||Remote villages, culture sites & rural life, people, mountain routes & passes.|
This short trek is soft and convenient enough for amateurs desirous of hiking through remote villages combined with sightseeing and visits to cultural sites. Many villages and several historic monasteries fall along this trek. As the route passes through many habitations, accommodation is possible in homestay facilities, if camping is not preferred.
|Day-1||Arrival Leh (Alt: 11500 / 3505 M) - Acclimatization / Orientation.
Arrive Leh and transfer to the hotel. Take complete rest for acclimatization to the high altitude. In the late afternoon visit the city centre and take leisurely walk in the main market for general orientation. Overnight at Leh.
|Day-2||In Leh: Visit Monasteries & Palaces / 110 kms / 4 hours
After breakfast, proceed on sightseeing tour of Shey Palace, Thiksey M onastery, Hemis Monastery & Stok Palace Museum. Overnight at Leh.
|Day-3|| Likir -Yangthang : 4 to 5 hours.
After breakfast drive to Likir village (58 kms. from Leh) which is the starting point of the trek. Before starting the trek, you may like to visit the Likir monastery . The first day's trek involves crossing of the Phobe La (3580m) to reach Sumdo village and then crossing of the Chagatse La pass (3630 m) to reach the Yangthang village. Overnight in camp or Homestay.
|Day-4||Yangthang -Tsermangchen la (3750 m) -Hemis Shukpachen : 2-3 hours:
The trek out of Yangthang leads northwards up and across the Tsermangchen La and descend to the pretty village of Hemis Shukpa-chan . Camp overnight near the streams amidst shady willows or stay at a Homestay in the village.
|Day-5||Hemis Shukpachen - Mebtak La (3750m) -Ang / Temisgam: 3-5 hours:
Today's trek leads to the charming village of Ang after crossing the steep Mebtak La pass and walking through a gorge. Camp here for the night or check-in at a Homestay. Alternatively, one can trek for another couple of hours along downhill trail to reach Temsigam. Overnight in camp or Homestay.
|Day-6||Ang / Temisgam to Nurla to Leh: 3 hours:
At Temisgam, transport will be waiting for the journey to the highway and on to Leh, en-route visiting the 11 th century Alchi-Choskor , oldest surviving monastic complex of Ladakh. Overnight at Leh.
Leisurely day at Leh for rest after the trek. In the afternoon drive to visit Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace and then explore the markets on your own. Overnight at Leh.
Early morning transfer to the airport for taking the flight back home.
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