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LAMAYURU - ALCHI
Destinations: Leh-Lamayuru - Wanla-Fanjila - Tarla Base-Tar (via Tarla 4900 Mtrs) - Alchi
Trip Duration: 6 days
Best Time: May to September
LAMAYURU - ALCHI
 

DAY 1 - Leh-Lamayuru

Plan your trekking on this route by contacting guides, helpers etc. at Leh. Purchase food stuff and hire trekking equipments before starting from Leh. Since availability of porters and pony at Lamayuru is uncertain ensure that your porter or pony is arranged before hand . Proceed to Lamayuru by taxi or Leh- Srinagar Bus along with your guide, food stuff etc. On reaching Lamayuru you have plenty of time to visit the famous 11th century Lamayuru monastery and see some interesting landscapes around the village. Night halt at Lamayuru in a guest house.

DAY 2 - Lamayuru-Wanla 5 hours

Follow the well mark path on the other side of the village along a slope which rises gradually to the top of Prinkitila ( 3500 Mtrs) then the path descend down a very narrow gorge till you reach Wanla village. The guide or the pony man can tell you the proper camping site. The duration of trekking is only 5 hours so you have enough time to visit the monastery, go around the village and chat with local people.

DAY 3 - Wanla-Fanjila 5 hours

Continuing up stream along the foot path proceed to Fanjila, a small village at the junction of two streams. There is a good camping place near a spring at the upper end of the village.

DAY 4 - Fanjila-Tarla Base 4 hours

Here one can see wild animals in abundance. The trail ascends gradually to the east and you may feel a little breath less while climbing. The ascend becomes more difficult when you are near the Tarla Base. The base is uninhabited and one can manage to pitch tents at this beautiful place.

DAY 5 - Tarla Base-Tar (via Tarla 4900 Mtrs) 4 hours

The ascend to the pass being very steep, the loaded animals can not cross this pass in early spring and late autumn. Tarla, almost 4,900 Mtrs high and the trekkers walk over snow even in summer. The peak offers very beautiful views of mountain ranges. The descend is also steep and continue down to the village of Tar. Plan your night halt at a camping site.

DAY 6 - Tar-Alchi 4 hours

Follow the well mark path sloping down gradually. Between Tar and Alchi village, there are some small villages. Within a period of approximately 6 hours reach at Alchi Village. Visit Alchi monastery that is very famous for its ancient wall paintings and wood carving. Night halt at Alchi in a guest house. In the morning at 7 A.M. there is a bus service from Alchi to Leh.

 
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