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Lamayuru to Hemis Trek

Lamayuru to Hemis trek is an overall moderate trek which starts from Wanla and ends at Hemis. This trek also focuses on Monasteries, Monks, Villeges etc.

Tour Route

Leh / Lamayuru / Hinju / Chilling / Skyu / Markha / Kongmaru La / Hemis / Leh

Tour Program

Day 01: Leh to Lamayuru
Drive to Lamayuru, en route visit Liker and Alchi Monasteries. Overnight stay is camp or Guest House.

Day 02: Lamayuru to Wanla (3250m) 2-3 hrs
Walk down along the stream towards east and then after 20 minutes cross the stream near a Chorten.  Walk along another stream towards southward and then east up to the Prikiting La (3700m). After the pass you reach down the river in the Shillakung valley. The trail to the right also leads to Zangskar via Snigutse La. Take the right trail with chorten and Mani wall. Cross the river and the campsite is reached passing through the houses near the second bridge and tented restaurant.

Day 03: Wanla to Hinju  (5-6 hrs)
Leave Wanla for Hinju after the breakfast while enjoying nice views of mountains and narrow gorges. The Hinju village has prayer flags at the start of the village. Overnight stay is in Hotel.

Day 04: Hinju to Sumda Chenmo  (5-6 hrs)
Precede towards Sumda Chenmo via Konski La 4900 mtrs. From where you can have a view of back route from Pirkiti La. The Valley across the Kanski La has a few huts of shepherds from Hinju where they make butter and cheese. Overnight in Camp.

Day 05: Sumda Chenmo to Dundunchan La Base  (5-6 hrs)
The trail leads to Dundunchan la Base along with Sumda chu . Arrive  base of the pass after a good walk for 4-5 hrs. Overnight in Camp

Day 06: Dundunchan La base to Chilling  (3-4 hrs)
Have a fantastic view from Dundunchan La (4700 m) and trail Leads to Chilling village where the Zangskar River follows towards Nimo village. Arrive chilling. Overnight in the Guest House.

Day 07: Chilling  to  Sku (3500 m)  (5 hrs)
We cross the Zanskar River with a trolley bridge turn wise to join the waiting team on the other side of the river.

Day 08: Skiu  to  Markha (3850 m)  (7 hrs)
The trail joins the Markha stream and will follow it for a few days. The day’s trek is relatively easy, but it involves crisscrossing the stream at numerous points depending on the water level. Markha has a monastery and a fort for a local cultural sightseeing.

Day 09: Markha  to  Hankar (4000 m)  (4 hrs)
Many monasteries are spread along our route today. After the Umlung monastery, the valley narrows and we stop to camp at the foot of Kang Yaste (6400 m).

Day 10: Hankar  to  Nimaling (4650 m)  (4 hrs)
Trek in the valley in direction of Zalung Karpo and Rupshu. We pass through Thachungtse pasture and start our gradual ascent towards the wonderful high valleys of Ladakh.

Day 11: Nimaling to Shang Sumdo  (6-7 hrs)
After breakfast start trekking to reach Kongmaru La (5100 M). The trek to Kongmarula passes through narrow gorges. From the top of the pass, you can have a view of Ladakh ranges and the sight of villages to the north of Indus valley is excellent. Cross the pass and proceed to Shang. Overnight in tents.

Day 12: Shang Sumdo to Hemis to Leh  (6 hrs)
Walk along the stream down to Hemis monastery, which is one of the oldest and richest monasteries in Ladakh. Visit Hemis monastery and drive to Leh, enroute visit Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace and Stok Palace cum museum.

Trek Ends

See what our Customers say about Lamayuru to Hemis Trek

I have travelled with teams of Overland Escape on 6 occasions now and every single time the experience was wholeheartedly positive. On two occasions, Tundup organised lengthy treks through remote parts of Ladakh, Zanskar and Nubra and his organisation was absolutely reliable and spot on on every occasion. The trekking teams we travelled with were excellent, the food outstanding and the support available whenever it was needed. We were trekking during the floods in Summer 2010 in Zanskar and Changtang, and were, ultimately, the only trekking group that reached Tso Moriri during the middle of August, in the week just after the flooding. This was due to the competence of our guide, Namgyal, who changed our route to enable us to proceed, who knew exactly where to cross the swollen rivers and who kept us completely safe at all times. On 4 occasions, Overland Escape organised Easter expeditions through the Markha Valley for relatively large school groups. This, of course, needed extraordinarily good organisation, and on each occasion, this was exactly what we got. Not only were all timings kept and all information was relevant and 100% reliable, the trekking teams Tundup organised for us, were amongst the best teams I have ever travelled with. In particular, Namgyal is in all likelihood the best guide I have ever trekked with. His knowledge of the region, its culture and wildlife is outstanding, and he is also an excellent travel companion. He can empathise with and enthuse adults and youngsters to the same degree. Overland Escape certainly is one of the best trekking outfits I have come across in the Himalayas or indeed anywhere in the world (I have also trekked in Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, Peru and Jordan). I would wholeheartedly recommend travelling with this organisation.

Edwin Gruber



"Tundup, have really a sixth sense...his associate in Manali (Kuram) is really a good man...a really good man where you can trust and give the full faith for everything. As already said, Tundup, know very well how to choice his partners. Concerning the driver choose by Kuram for the transfer from Manali to Dharmasala and then to Amritsar...he was a very good professional driver. All of us were surprise to find out in India a special driver, very professional, very polite...typical western style driver. Few words, always agree for everything, never complain and at the end he wanted to refuse our tips and we forced him to have it. I don't know if this choice has been affected by Tundup or by Kuram...but in any case...compliments to all of you. Now we are here into our house, very sad...our holiday has finished so quickly that we didn't realize. Everything has gone well, everything perfect. We'll be always in debit with Tundup for his great service and we really hope to see him again in a close future for another trekking. Thanks again for all, thanks for your book guide and for your full assistance."

Fausto & Silvia, Italy



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