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Day 1: Lamayuru - Wanla
After having your breakfast in camp you will start trekking to Wanlah. Till Prinkit La (3726mts), climbing up is very easy but after the village Shilla, you trail will follow a narrow and dry gorge and reach Wanlah. It is altogether 3 hours journey. You will have your lunch enroute. Overnight at tent.

Day 2: Wanla – Hinju
From Wanla we follow the jeep track upstream towards Panji La Pass (3400m). Across the pass the trail descends to a stream and further ahead lies the village of Hinju (3750m). There are several campsites beyond the village and we camp here for the night.

Day 3: Hinju – Sumda Chenmo
It’s a relatively easy climb for the first two hours above Hinju through several summer pastures. The trail leads upwards from the stream as we ascend to Kongske La (4900 m). The views from the top are worth the climb. Looming in the south are the peaks of Zanskar while in the north one can see the Nubra-Shayok peaks. The descent from the pass to the village of Sumdha Chenmo takes around two hours. The campsite (3900 m) is just below the vast grazing ground with yaks, sheep and goats.

Day 4: Sumda Chenmo – Sumda chun
Todays walk follows a trial that goes past many grazing areas with several stream crossings. The main trail involves four river crossings. The village of Sumdha Chun has a beautiful gompa from the Alchi era. The village also has a settlement of copper workers who migrated here from Nepal nearly two hundred years ago. Our campsite is just beyond the village.

Day 5: Sumdha Chun – Alchi
From our campsite to the pass involves a steep climb for almost four hours with the last stretch over rocky ground. The view from Stakspi La (4950m) is wonderful. The decent to the north is sharp over rocky terrain to the grazing grounds. Another three hours trek leads to Alchi, our final destination, where we spend the night.

Day 6: Alchi – Leh
The morning would be spent in visiting the Alchi monastery which has some of the rarest frescoes in the world. In the afternoon there would be a taxi to take back everyone to Leh.

 

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