Day 01 : Likir to Yangthang (3,700M) 05:30 Hrs.:
Early morning after breakfast
at the camp, start the trek towards south through trail behind the monastery, amidst wheat fields. After a walk for 20 minutes,
you come down to the rough Motorable road to Hemis Shukpachan. Ignore the road and walk through the trail down the road along
with Stupas west word.
The easy ascent starts, from
here which leads you to the top of the small pass “Chagatse La” (3,700M). Again leave the road on your right and
walk through the trail down and up to the road. From here you can have the view of a hamlet called Saspotse. Walk towards
the village leaving the road on your right hand side. The village is reached after crossing a river. Take the trail behind
the village through a small gorge which takes you to “Phobe la” pass (3,849M). You can have the view of Yangthang
village from here.
After a walk for 10 minutes
through the road you arrive to the camping site. There are two Camping site; one near the school which has good view of the
village and the peak and has toilet facilities. The next one is near the river amidst poplar plantation without toilet.
Day 02: Yangthang to Rizong-Yangthang: (06 Hrs): Start
the trek walking through village houses and along the river through the gorge with plantation of Apricot and Apple. After
walk for an hour through the gorge, you reach on a rough Motorable road which enters into another gorge to your right hand
side. It takes around 30 minutes before you will have the view of Rizong monastery. Rizong is the most isolated monastery
of all the monastery of Ladakh. There is no entry fee in this monastery, you can offer whatever you can. After the visit of
the monastery, you can also visit the monastery kitchen and have a cup of butter tea After the visit trek back to Yangthang.
The way back to Yangthang is the same. There is a short way to go to Hemis Shukpachan from behind the monastery through a
Day 03: Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachan (3596 M)-02 Hrs.
Today is a shorter walk if you want to camp at Hemis Shukpachan village. Yu can also walk upto Temisgam or viilage of Ang
before Temisgam which takes around6-7 hrs. As soon as you cross the river, the climb of the Phobe La (4,000 M) starts, which
takes around 01 hour to reach the top of the pass. After another hour or half you reach Hemis Shukpachan. Overnight camp.
Day 04: Hemis Shukpachan to Temisgam 5-6 Hrs: After an
easy walk for an hour you will start climbing Meptak La. After the pass you reach Ang village
near the river. After crossing the river you can walk down to Temisgam village. The camp is near the road. We can visit the
monastery and Nunnery. Overnight camp.
Day 05: Temisgam to Khalse 2-3 Hrs. Walk towards Tia
along the road for sometimes and then cross the river. After walking for a few minutes you will start climbing the Bongbong La. Then you reach the Leh-Srinagar highway. You can
walk upto Khalse along the road otherwise your trek finishes here. Drive to Leh.