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Famous for the many villages with beautiful apricot orchards it passes through, the ‘Apricot Valley Trek – Likir to Lamayuru,’ is as much a cultural experience as it is a gentle and enchanting walk. Starting by the imposing monastery of Likr, the trek will take us through a number of small passes and picturesque villages to eventually reach the even more so imposing monastery of Lamayuru with its ‘moonscape’ in the background. Stretching over a total of 3 days with 4 passes to cross, this trek is gentle to moderate. Embarking on this journey towards the end of April when all the trees are in flower is a unforgettable experience!

 

Before and after the trek, we have also arranged a brief cultural tour of the Leh valley. Highlights of this journey will include walking through the many fields, gardens and orchards of the lush Sham valley and visiting the ancient temple complex of Alchi. 

~$1800

10 Days/9 Nights Trekking Tour (3 days on trek)

APRICOT VALLEY TREK - LIKIR TO LAMAYURU

10
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PRICE INCLUDES:

Twin sharing accommodation in government approved hotels

All meals (except for dinners in Leh and Delhi)

All transport (including domestic airfare)

All Trekking equipment

Airport transfers

Entrance fees

All permits

PRICE EXCLUDES:

All international airfare

Any expenses of personal nature

Personal Medical Insurance

Travel insurance

Visa Fees

Airport Taxes (if applicable)

Tips to local staff

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

With extreme temperatures and heavy snowfall blocking the majority of roads getting in and out of Ladakh during the winter months, the adequate seasons for this tour are Spring and Summer. Ladakh receives the bulk of its visitors during the Summer months of June through September due to the warm weather and abundant sunshine. While the Spring months of April and May are cooler during the day and require a warm jacket at night, they nonetheless offer visitors a more quiet setting and the exceptional chance to witness the apricot trees of the Sham valley in full bloom.

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE:

 

Day 1: Morning flight Delhi-Leh – rest and acclimatization day 

 

Day 2: Visit of Leh valley (Stok, Matho, Shey)

Day 3: Visit of Leh valley (Thikse, Stakna, Hemis) 

Day 4: Drive to Likir - visit of Sham valley en route

Day 5: On trek - Likir to Yanthang via the Phobe La and Chagatse La (4 hours)

Day 6: On trek - Yanthang to Hemis Chugpachen via the Tsermangchen La (3 hours)

Day 7: On trek: Hemis Chugpachen to Temisgang via the Mebtak La (6 hours) and drive to Lamayuru

Day 8: Drive to Alchi and rest

Day 9: Return to Leh

Day 10: Morning flight to Delhi - exit

GRADE: GENTLE/MODERATE
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE ON TREK: 3750 mts/12300 ft
NUMBER OF PASSES ON TREK: 4

Phobe La (3580 mts/11745 ft)

Chagatse La (3630 mts/11909 ft)

Tsermangchen La (3750 mts/12300 ft)

Mebtak La (3720 mts/12204 ft)