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Lamayuru to Alchi Trek Via Tarla in Ladakh by Mountain View Trek and Tour
The valley of Sham in the lower part of Ladakh, is celebrated for its beauty and richness during the harvesting season. This trek follows the old caravan route to Lamayuru which diverges from the Kargil-Leh road at the Phatu La. According to legend, Lamayuru was once a lake, which miraculously disappeared by the hand of Lotsawa Naropa.The monastery at Lamayuru built in the 10th century is one of the oldest in Ladakh, and belongs to the Kargyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism. This trek offers not only view of the many natural beauties of Ladakh, but also some of its most famous monasteries and the traditional lifestyle of the natives.
Leh – LamayuruArrive at Leh airport and drive towards Lamayuru (120 km/5 hours drive). It is one of the oldest and most eminent monasteries in the region. Spend the whole day in the village sightseeing at the monastery. Spend the night in luxury tents. Day 01 of Lamayuru Alchi Trek ends here.
Lamayuru – WanlaDay 02 of Lamayuru Alchi Trek starts with trekking. Steep down and cross the waterbed. Climb the mountainside and reach Prinkiti La (3720 meters). Continue walking till you reach Wanla (4/5 hrs). Overnight in tents.
Wanla – UrshiEarly morning trek for around 6/7 hours to arrive at Urshi. This trekking route is the most popular in Lamayuru Alchi trek tour. Reach Urshi by evening. Stay in tents for the night.
Urshi – Tarla – Tar (8/9 hours trek)Day 04 of travel to Lamayuru Alchi begins with trekking on the well-marked and precipitous paths up to Tarla (5250 meters/5-6 hours). From there, a 3 hour walk takes you to Tar. Overnight in tents.
Tar – Mang GyuOn day 05 of Lamayuru Alchi Tour, leave Tar in the morning after breakfast and head towards Mang Gyu, a trek of about 4/5 hours. The path is smooth. Mang Gyu is a beautiful village. Stay in tents overnight.
Mang Gyu – Gera – Alchi (4/5 hours trek) – Leh (2 hours drive)On the last day of trek to Lamayuru Alchi, reach Indus valley in Gera village (2 hours). Continue the Indian route upstream and cross Lardo till you reach a motorable road, 3 km before Alchi. A 1 hr drive takes you to the famous Alchi monastery and a 2 hr drive to Leh. Upon arrival, continue journey to onward destination or back home.