Konske La Pass At 4900 Metres
Lamayuru Monastery And Hemis National Park
Perfect for adventurous spirits, the Lamayuru-Stok trek will take you to four major passes such as Konski-La at 4900 metres, Dungdungchen La at 4700 metres, and GandaLa and Stokla. These passes will offer you breathtaking views of the Ladakh, Karakorum and Zanskar ranges. This trek will not only take you through a stunning landscape of mountains, you will come across a number of villages like Chilling, Wanla, Lamayuru, Rumbak and Shingo, before you reach Stok finally.
The trek will commence from the Lamayuru village where the monastery of Bon tradition has a stronghold. This tradition was customary in Ladakh before the dawn of Buddhism. When you reach Wanla, you will come across a castle that was the stronghold of the kings in Ladakh. An important treaty was signed here as well. The Chilling village is where the first part of the trek will end. You should know that the inhabitants of Chilling are considered as the descendants of men and women who were brought to Ladakh in the 17th to 18th century by King Deldan Namgyal. This was to consecrate the renowned Shakyamuni Buddha of Shay who came from Nepal. The villagers at Chilling are experts at brass works and well-known for their traditional beer kettle or Chabskyan as it is known in Ladakh. They can craft other religious instruments too.
The next part of the trek begins from Chilling and will culminate in Stok where the present king of Ladakh lives and has his palace. You can also take a tour of the palace and admire ancient Ladakhi memories.
After having bed tea early in the morning, you have to start packing your belongings for the trek. After you finish breakfast in the dining tent, you have to get ready for the day. Your guide will lead you on the trail and you have to carry a light backpack with essentials like camera, water bottle, lunch and sunscreen with you. You will stop for lunch at noon and get some rest as well. The trek will then continue and the kitchen staff will lead the way to make the campsite ready. When you reach your campsite, you can enjoy tea and juice and light snacks. Your leisure time is your own then and dinner will be served at 7pm. After dinner, the guide will brief you on the activities of the next day and clear any doubts you might have.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner, you will get to enjoy a variety of cuisines starting from Indian, and Tibetan, to Chinese, Continental, Ladakhi, and Italian.