Day 01: Delhi - Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatisation)
Catch the morning flight to reach Leh. Arrive at Leh and transfer to hotel/guest house, check in and take a complete day rest. This relaxation is essential for you to become accustomed. Overnight stay at the hotel/guesthouse.
Day 02: Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis
Relish a sightseeing tour to visit some primeval monasteries on this day. Located at 15 kilometers from Leh, Shey Gompa used to be the summer palace of the emperors of Ladakh. Around the palace, you will find scores of Gompas and Stupas. In the beginning of 17th century AD, Deldan Namgyal constructed Shey Palace. 12-meter high Shakyamuni Buddha Statue is the prominent attraction of Shey. This statue is located inside Dresthang Gompa. Thiksey Gompa is positioned at a distance of 17 kilometers from Leh and is near to Shey. This monastery is counted among the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh. Thiksey Monastery belongs to Gelukspa order. At the distance of 45 kilometers from Leh is situated the well-known Hemis Monastery, which is one of the largest and most popular monasteries in Ladakh.
Day 03: Leh - Hemis – Shang Sumdo
Today, you will visit the Hemis monastery; from there you will start trekking to Shang Sumdo. Overnight in Camp.
Day 04: Shang Sumdo – Kongmaru La Base
Post breakfast, start trekking to Kongmaru-la base via Chu Skurmo. Overnight stay and dinner at Kongmaru-la base.
Day 05: Kongmaru La Base – Langthang Chu
Start walking uphill till Kongmaru-La pass (5150 Mts.). The journey will be tiring, but the scenic view of the mountains is worth all the effort. Spend some time at the pass and then start trekking downhill through the summer pasture of Nimaling till a ridge, which is behind your campsite. Cross another ridge and travel through rocks till Langthang Chu. Overnight stay at Langthang Chu camp.
Day 06: Langthang Chu – Sorra
On the fourth day, you will start trekking towards Sorra by passing through large streams and moraine walls. Dinner and overnight stay in Sorra.
Day 07: Sorra – Dat
Today you will trek for six hours till Dat, which will be your next site for camping and dinner.
Day 08: Dat – Lungmoche
From Dat, start trekking downhill till Lungmoche. Overnight in Lungmoche.
Day 09: Lungmoche – Lun
Start trekking downhill, along the river till Lun. Overnight stay and dinner in Lun camp.
Day 10: Lun – Takh
From Lun, trek along the left bank for half an hour, then take a good path which leaves the river up to the left. After few kilometres, you will trek downhill till Takh, which will be your camping site for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 11: Takh - Leh
In the morning after breakfast drive to Leh. On arrival check in to hotel. The day is for relaxed. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Leh - Delhi
Depart to reach airport to relish fascinating flight across the main range of Himalayas to Delhi.
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
12 days (3 days travel/9 days trekking)
Best Season :
Mid June – September
Total Trekking :
About Hemis Jugtakh Trek
Regarded as an easy to moderate trek, the trek from Hemis till Jugtakh takes one to the most pristine places and offers a good look inside the Ladakh. During the journey from Hemis, trekkers will visit mountains, cross passes, and many streams. With most of the camping sites revolving around the remote and uninhabited region of Ladakh, one has an opportunity to explore the local culture of Ladakh.
Beginning from the sacred Hemis monastery, the trail from Hemis till Jugtakh is one of the most famous trekking routes of Ladakh. Crossing through strenuous and high passes like Kongmaru-La pass and Tanglangla pass and many hidden villages of Ladakh, one finally reaches the Jugtakh. The journey from Hemis till Jungtakh can be a little tiring, but the view of the neighboring mountains is worth every ache, slide and bruise. Series of jagged mountains, mesmerizing and dramatic landscapes deep cut through gorges will accompany tourists throughout the journey. Trekkers who are planning something adventurous in Ladakh then this trek can prove to be the right choice.
Hemis Jugtakh Trekking Tour Highlights
• Add to your record, scaling of two high mountain passes - Kongmaru La (5135m), Tanglangla Pass (5,328 metres).
• Enjoy the captivating view of neighbouring snow covered mountains.
• Experience the colourful culture of Ladakh by going for monastery tour.
Best Time to Visit Hemis Jugtakh Trek
Mid June till September.
Where is the Hemis Jugtakh Trek?
Starting from Hemis Monastery, the trek further makes it way to Markha Valley via Kongmaru La (5135m), Tanglangla Pass ( 5,328 metres) and many hidden villages of Ladakh. Crossing this rocky trail will strenuous but the view the scenery that beckons at every turn is worth every ache, slide and bruise.
How to Reach?
Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is the closest airport to reach the basecamp. From the airport, cabs and buses are easily available.
Two high-altitude roads connect Leh with the rest of the India. The National Highway 1D from Srinagar via Kargil is operational from early June to November. The other route, Leh-Manali Highway, is open from mid-June to early October.