Lamayuru to Alchi
- Lamayuru to Alchi
- Transportation both ways (to the starting point and coming back from the finishing point by Jeep)
- Homestay accommodation with all meals
- Trekking guide
- Assistant guide
- Ponies or Donkies to carry the luggage
- Monastery entrance fees
- wildlife fees
- Inner line permission where ever it's required
Did the Lamayuru to Chilling trek
Client Name: ASteven Michel & Sandra : 24-06-07
Excellent time, first day car ride to Wanla. We visited six monasteries “superb”. Over all an excellent experience, just long enough to experience the thrill of going over the two passes. Good food, great care and attention. Highly recommend this trip and this trekking agency. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Lamayuru to Chilling
Client Name: Steve Murray & Alan Chapen 24-06-07 , Toronto, Canada I trekked with Alan and I too was very pleased with the trek (Lamayuru to Chilling) set up by Dreamland. I recognized their name (from reaching Leh/Ladakh before arriving) on Fort road and once we came into the office we were well taken care of. Our guide, Namgyal was amazing. He was tireless on the trail and similarly was great cook. Thanks again!!! email@example.com
27/04/09 Lamayuru- Likir & Chilling –Zinchen trek
Client Name: Shawn Learn & Emily Zhang: Calgary, Canada We made the Lamayuru- Likir & Chilling –Zinchen trek as well as a tour of Monasteries. Our mother and father during the trip were Safraz, Achchu Pema and Hussain. Safraz knows the trail very well and reasonably and flexibly adjusted the route to weather and trail conditions (snow…) and our health. Achchu Pema made sure our camp was set up and wrapped up properly and acted as our guide to monasteries. Both fed us with royal meals every evening. We were amazed at the 5-6 dishes they made in the simple camping conditions. They were also very good company, discussing culture, movies, sports & politics with a lot of sense of humour. Hussain is a very skilled driver in the hair-rising roads we travelled with a “no problem” attitude to photo stops, sightseeing stops, toilet stops and so on. He was also a very energetic helper at campsites. If we come back, we will love to have the same team ……… Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Day 1: Leh – Lamayuru 3420m Drive on the way we will visit Basgo, Likir, Alchi and Lamayuru monasteries,
- Day 2: Lamayuru to Wanla 3-4 hrs
- Day 3: Wanla – Hinju 3720m (4-5 hrs)
- Day 4: Hinju – Sumda Doksa 4430m (5-6 hrs)
- Day 5: Sumda Doksa – Dung Dung Chan la base 4430m (4-5 hrs)
- Day 6: Dung Dung Chan La base – Chilling 3550m (5 hrs)
- Day 7: Chilling to Skiu (5-6 hours)
- Day: 8 Skiu to Markha (7-8 hours)
- Day: 9 Markha to Thachungtse (5-6 hours)
- Day: 10 Thachungtse to Nimaling (4 hours)
- Day : 11 Nimaling to Shangsumdo via Kongmarula 5200 m (7 hours)
- Day: 12 Shangsumdo to Leh via Hemis (3 hours trek, 1 hour drive) On the way to Leh, it will be possible to visit some of the great monasteries of Ladakh such as Thikse, Hemis and Shey.
Location : 125 Km from Leh
Founded in 11th century by Mahasiddhacharya Naropa
Lamayuru Monastery is situated in Ladakh, in between Bodhkharbu and Kha-la-che, on a steep rock mountain. It lies at a distance of approximately 127 km to the west of Leh town. Lamayuru Monastery belongs to the Red-Hat sect of Buddhism and houses approximately 150 Buddhist monks. The monastery is made up of a number of shrines and also has a very rich collection of thankas and magnificent wall paintings. At the outset, the Lamayuru Monastery consisted of five buildings, out of which only the central one exists today. Every year the Lamayuru Gompa plays host a masked dance, which takes place on the 17th and 18th day of the 5th month of Tibetan lunar calendar. Today, the Lamayuru Monastery is served by the successive reincarnations of Skyabsje Toldan Rinpoche.
Location 67 Kms from Leh
Founded in 1000 AD by Rinchen Zangpo1000 AD
Alchi Gompa dates back to the year 1000 AD and was built by the Translator, Rinchen Zangpo. He even made a reference about the monastery in his biographies. It is written that he brought thirty-two sculptors and wood carvers from Kashmir, for the construction of the Alchi Monastery of Leh Ladakh. The monastery is sited at a distance of approximately 67 km to the west of Leh. One can easily see an Indian touch in this monastery, especially in the way its paintings have been made. Three sacred temples, with the main one being that of Rinchen Lhakhang at Lotsa Lhakhang, make up a major part of the Alchi Gompa of Ladakh.
Location 60 Km from Leh
Founded in 9th century by Lama Duwang Chusje
The monastery is situated at a distance of approximately 62 km to the west of Leh town. Lhachen The Likkir Monastery of Leh Ladakh was founded in the later half of the 11th century, around the year 1605. It belongs to the Yellow Hat Sect, founded by Tsongkhapa. It consists of a number of shrines inside its complex. Presently, it serves as the residence of approximately 120 Buddhist monks. The monastery also has a school, in which almost thirty students study. In the 15th century, Likir Gompa came under the influence of Lodos Sangphu. A disciple of Khasdubje, he made efforts to see that the monastery flourished and prospered.
Location 70 Km from Leh
Founded in 1831 AD by Lama Tsultim Nima
The Rizong Gompa of Ladakh was founded by the great Lama Tsultim Nima in the year 1831. It belongs to the Gelukpa Order, and is situated at a distance of approximately 73 km from the Leh town. The monastery serves as the residence of approximately 40 monks. Rizdong Monastery of Leh Ladakh consists of a number of shrines inside its complex. The gompa also has quite a rich collection of the painting blocks of Lama Tsultim Nima's biography as well as a number of objects made and books composed by the first Sras Rinpoche. A nunnery, known as Chulichan (Chomoling) is located near the monastery, at a distance of approximately 2 km. Comprising of about 20 nuns, the nunnery is under the control of the governing body of Rizong Monastery only.
Location: 46 Km
Founded in 1630 by First incarnation of Stagsang Raspa Nawang Gyatso
Hemis Monastery holds the distinction of being the biggest as well as the wealthiest monastery of Ladakh. It dates back to the year 1630 and was founded by the first incarnation of Stagsang Raspa Nawang Gyatso. Hemis Monastery is positioned inside a gorge, at a distance of approximately 47 km from Leh. Belonging to the Dugpa Order, it stands on the western bank of the Indus River. The monastery also boasts of a very rich collection of ancient relics. The Hemis Monastery also serves as the venue of an annual festival, known as the Hemis Festival. This festival is celebrated as a commemoration of the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhav. On the day of the Hemis Festival, the thangka of the monastery is displayed, with a gap of twelve years between successive displays. The Thanka is the sacred appliqué-work tapestry wrought with pearls, which depicts Guru Padmasambhava. And not to be forgotten is a sacred mask dance that is performed at the monastery every year. The dance takes place on 9th and 10th day of the fifth month of the Tibetan calendar.
Location Thicksey Village 20 Kms from Leh
Founnded in 1430 AD. By Spon Paldan Sherab, nephew of Sherab Zangpo
Thiksey Gompa of Ladakh is situated at a distance of approximately 18 km from the town of Leh. One of the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh, it belongs to the Gelukpa Order of Buddhism. Sherab Zangpo of Stod got the Thikse Monastery built for the first time, at Stakmo. However, later Spon Paldan Sherab, the nephew of Sherab Zangpo, reconstructed the monastery in the year 1430 AD. The new monastery was sited on a hilltop, to the north of Indus River. Thikse Monastery of Leh Ladakh houses a temple, known as Lakhang Nyerma. This temple, built by Rinchen Zangpo, the Translator, is dedicated to Goddess Dorje Chenmo. A huge temple in its time, today it stands mostly in ruins. Apart from this temple, there are a number of other sacred shrines inside the monastery complex. The monastery also has a rich collection of numerous valuable artifacts and ancient relics. Thiksey Gompa serves as the residence of approximately eighty monks. It has been served, for quite a long time, by the successive reincarnations of the Skyabsje Khanpo Rinpoche. The monastery also plays the host to Gustor ritual, organized from the 17th to 19th day of the ninth month of the Tibetan calendar. Sacred dances also form a part of this ritual, which takes place on an annual basis.
Shey Palace & Gompa
Location : 14 Kms from Leh
Founded by King Deldan Namgyal in 17th century
Shey Gompa of Ladakh is situated on a hillock, at a distance of approximately 15 km to the south of Leh town. The monastery was erected on the instructions of King Deldon Namgyal, in the memory of his late father, Singay Namgyal. The main image inside the Shey Monastery is that of Buddha Shalyamuni. It is a huge image of the seated Buddha and is considered to be the biggest metal statue and the second largest Buddha statue in the Ladakh region. Copper sheets, gilded with gold, make up this amazing Buddha statue. An annual festival is also held at Shey Gompa, on the 30th day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar.