Trek No. 3: LAMAYURU - ALCHI (5 days)
|Season||May - November|
min. 2 persons
Lamayuru - Phanzi-La (6-7 hours)
Descend to the gorge below Lamayuru, hike downstream for a few km. Enter the side valley at a prominent chorten and ascend to Prinkiti-La (3'506m, 11'502ft). Through a canyon, reach the wide green Shilakong valley and the village of Wanla, cross the river and ascend gradually to the village of Phanzi-La. O/N in tent.
Phanzi-La - Kongske-La (6 hours)
Trek up to the Ripchhar valley, crossing the river a few times, reach the village of Hanju/Halsi. Proceed on an easier trail through a few small summer encampments and pastures to reach the base of Kongske-La. O/N in tent.
Kongske-La - Sumda Chenmo (6-7 hours)
Steep ascent to the Kongske-La (4'570m, 14'995ft), view of Sumda Chenmo village in the distance, and Stok Kangri range to the East. Steep descent to the floor of Sumdo water cross, follow the stream to camp site. O/N in tent.
Sumda Chenmo - Sumda Chun (7-8 hours)
Trek down stream of the Sumdo river through the tangled and wooded gorge to reach Sumda Chenmo. O/N in tent.
Sumda Chenmo - Alchi (6-7 hours)
Start early in the morning to climb to the Stakspi-La. Steep descent to a herder's summer camp, and easy trail towards Alchi. Visit beautiful Alchi monastery. O/N in Guest House/Hotel.