Trekking at Lamayuru Archi, Ladakh

Lamdik Eco Ventures
  • 8 days
    (Duration)
  • Moderate
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)
  • Hilly
    (Terrain)

Trekking at Lamayuru Archi, Ladakh By Lamdik Eco Ventures



Description

One of the most famous trek connecting Ladakh (leh), Zanskar(Padum) and Himachal (Darcha).This trek is different and involves breathtaking experience of the untouched land of Lamayuru ans zanskar regions. From the valley of Sham to the Zanksar region it crosses several rivers and remote petit villages and finally the trek ends at Darcha in Himachal from where we drive to Manali. It also gives a chance to visit the most famous and remote monastery of Ladakh in Zanskar region, the Phuktal gompa which is otherwise not accessible by road..

For nearly 900 years, from the middle of the 10th century, Ladakh was an independent kingdom, its ruling dynasties descending from the kings of old Tibet. The kingdom attained its greatest geographical extent and glory in the early 17th century under the famous king Singge Namgyal, whose domain extended across Spiti and western Tibet right up to the Mayum-la, beyond the sacred sites of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Gradually, perhaps partly due to the fact that it was politically stable, Ladakh became recognized as the best trade route between the Punjab and Central Asia.

For centuries it was traversed by caravans carrying textiles, spices, raw silk, carpets, dyestuffs, narcotics, etc. Heedless of the land’s rugged terrain and apparent remoteness, merchants entrusted their goods to relays of pony transporters who took about two months to carry them from Amritsar to the Central Asian towns of Yarkand and Khotan. On this long route, Leh was the midway stop, and developed into a bustling entrepot, its bazars thronged with merchants from distant countries.

The famous pashmina (better known as cashmere) also came down from the high-altitude plateaux of eastern Ladakh and western Tibet, through Leh, to Srinagar, where skilled artisans transformed it into shawls known the world over for their softness and warmth. Ironically, it was this lucrative trade that finally spelt the doom of the independent kingdom. It attracted the covetous attention of Gulab Singh, the ruler of Jammu in the early 19th century, who sent his general Zorawar Singh to invade Ladakh in 1834 AD. There followed a decade of war and turmoil, which ended with the emergence of the British as the paramount power in north India. Ladakh, together with the neighbouring province of Baltistan, was incorporated into the newly created state of Jammu & Kashmir. Just over a century later, this union was disturbed by the partition of India, as a result of which Baltistan became part of Pakistan, while Ladakh remained in India as part of the State of Jammu & Kashmir.


Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Delhi/Leh: Arrival assistance and transfer to the National airport to catch flight for Leh. Overnight Leh.

  • Day 2

    Leh – Lamayuru (120 Kms): Four to five hours drive will take us to Lamayuru which is one of the oldest and most famous monastery in the region situated on the National Highway route to Srinagar. Day to visit around the village and the monastery. Overnight in Tents.

  • Day 3

    Wanla – Urshi 6/7 Hrs. trek: Leave in the morning and easy ascending upto the destination. Arrive in the evening. Overnight in tents.

  • Day 4

    Urshi – Tarla – Tar 8/9 Hrs. Trek: This is the difficult day but panoramic too, the path is well marked and steep ascending upto Tarla 5250 Mtrs. five and half hours walk. Another three hours descend and arrive at village of Tar. Overnight in Tents.

  • Day 5

    Urshi – Tarla – Tar 8/9 Hrs. Trek: This is the difficult day but panoramic too, the path is well marked and steep ascending upto Tarla 5250 Mtrs. five and half hours walk. Another three hours descend and arrive at village of Tar. Overnight in Tents.

  • Day 6

    Mang gyu – Gera – Alchi 4/5 Hrs Trek – Leh 2 Hrs drive: From here good path into a beautiful narrow valley. After two hours reach the Indus valley at Gera village. Follow the Indus up stream cross Lardo continue untill reaching the motorable road. Three kilometers before Alchi. Another one hour time will take us to Alchi monastery. Drive to Leh which will take us 2 Hrs. Overnight Leh.

  • Day 7

    Leh/Delhi: Morning fly back to Delhi.Arrival assistance and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon halfday sightseeing of Delhi. Overnight Delhi.

  • Day 8

    Delhi: Morning free for shopping and evening departure to International airport for onward journey.


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