Beginning our tour in Leh, we visit several monasteries, before commencing our trek in Ridzong.
A short and easy route which seldom goes over 4000m, we visit several villages (amongst the richest in Ladakh) and get to see the lifestyle of the locals, meeting them in their fields or houses. This trekking route also gets you to visit Ridzong, the most recent Gelugpa monastery perched in a fantastic spot, high up in the side valley. This monastery follows the strictest order and the monks possess nothing but their books and robes.
Ending the trek in Themisgaam we go on to visit the famous Lamayuru monastery built on a terraced landscape and the unique Alchi monastery which has survived largely intact since the 16th century. Interestingly the paintings in Alchi are in the Kashmiri tradition which makes it distinct from other monasteries.
Trip Grade: Easy
(Jeep safari with high altitude driving)
Maximum altitude: 3720 m
Best Period: Early June to Mid October.
Trip length: 7 hotel nights, 2 nights deluxe camping, 2 nights camping
For an idea of what to expect read our blog.