From Lamayuru to Spituk Trek
From Lamayuru to Spituk Trek

From Lamayuru to Spituk Trek

11 days

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Explore the wonders of northern India’s mountains on foot

Embark on a trekking journey through Ladakh, India, a region nestled amid prominent, lofty mountain peaks. The Trek from Lamayuru to Spituk offers the chance to hike deep into some of the most special hiking trails around. While the paths carved into Ladakh’s slopes may be challenging, the unforgettable views will motivate you like no other. If you’re looking to escape reality and let nature’s beauty totally surround you, this tour is for you!

Stamp the start and end of your trek from Lamayuru to Spituk with a dose of India’s culture! Spend the second day of this tour meandering the notable relics in Ladakh’s joint capital, Leh, and enjoy an optional visit to the mountain backed Hemis Monastery on Day 10. After trekking through unruly trails amid high altitudes, a heightened respect for yourself will undoubtedly be found. The Trek from Lamayuru to Spituk is a must for any serious hiker!

Highlights of the From Lamayuru to Spituk Trek

Go on an unforgettable trek through the towering peaks of Ladakh, where you can fully immerse yourself in the mountains.
Spend 6 nights camping in a collection of remote spots and quaint villages in the mountains on your hiking adventure.
Start and end your tour with glimpses of northern India’s culture by exploring monasteries full of history.
Enjoy comfortable, relaxing stays at a hotel in Leh before and after your journey through Ladakh’s backyard.

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11 days
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From Lamayuru to Spituk Trek

Trek From Lamayuru to Spituk Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Leh

Arrive at Leh Kushok Bakula Airport and meet one of the tour representatives before transferring to your hotel. Do note that the flight to Leh offers sensational views, so if it’s a clear day, be sure to peek out the airplane window!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Leh (3,500m / 11,482’)
Distance: None
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Visit Shey Village, Thikse Gompa, and Shanti Stupa

After having breakfast, get ready for a day spent exploring the cultural and architectural wonders of Leh! First, you’ll head to Shey Village to check out the palace and gompa. Admire the mountain views acting as a backdrop to these stunning architectural pieces. The royal family used to live here! Next, you’ll head to the Thikse Gompa, where a collection of buildings dot a rocky slope. Soak in the views here before checking out the sleek-looking, masterpiece-worthy Shanti Stupa.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Leh (3,500m / 11,482’)
Distance: 19 km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Begin trekking in Lamayuru

Get ready to embark on your trekking adventure! Begin your day with a drive to Lamayuru, the trailhead for your trek. But before you start your first ascent, you’ll stop at the Lamayuru Monastery, which sits precariously atop a rocky slope. Today’s hike opens with a gradual rise to Prinkti La, which sits at 3,750m. Eventually, you’ll walk through the quaint village of Shilla (3,700m), and once you reach Wanla, you’ll get a ride to Hinju, where you’ll spend the night at a camp.
Overnight Location: Camping in Hinju (3,780m / 12,696’)
Distance: 14 km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Hike to Sumda Doksa

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before beginning your first full day of hiking. The journey starts by ascending just below the ridge of Konskila, which stands at 4,950m. Keep your eye out for wildlife! Soon, you will embark on a gradual climb towards Konskila, where breathtaking views of the Karakoram and Stok ranges sprawl below. After taking in these views, you’ll begin your steep descent. Eventually, you’ll pass a yak herders’ hut, meaning that your campsite is close!
Overnight Location: Camping in Sumda Doksa (4,430m / 14,534’)
Distance: 6-7 hours
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Hike to Dung Dung Chan La base

Cross through lush scenery, bubbling rivers, and a valley of wild rose bushes before the first significant steep ascent of the day. Keep your eyes out for edelweiss as well! Once you reach your campsite, take a moment to bask in the remarkable view of Konskila.
Overnight Location: Camping at Dung Dung Chan la base (4,430m / 14,534’)
Distance: 4-5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Hike to Chiling

After breakfast, begin the day by ascending to Dung Dung Chan, admiring the stunning, soaring views of Stok Range and Zanskar Range. Start the descent after reaching the ridge, following a path that continually narrows until you reach Chiling, a quaint village tucked into the mountains. Side note: Chiling has provided an array of metal (copper, tin, silver, and more) to the market in Leh for hundreds of years. Spend the night camping here.
Overnight Location: Camping in Chiling (3,346m / 10,980’)
Distance: 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Hike to Skiu

Today’s hike has you crossing the ever-so blue Zanskar river before you reach Markha valley, where grey peaks cradle a carpet of green! Eventually, you’ll reach Kaya village, and from here, you’ll hike just one hour to Skiu and set up camp under a circle of mountains.
Overnight Location: Camping in Skiu (3,200m / 10,500’)
Distance: 4-5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Hike to Gandala Base

Begin your day with an exploration of local culture! Admire a small monastery in Skiu before tying up your laces and hitting the trail. Today’s walk carries you through the sprawling Shingo valley until you reach Gandala Base, where you’ll enjoy your last night camping out in nature!
Overnight Location: Camping at Gandala Base (4,540m / 13,271’)
Distance: 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9 Gandala Pass and Leh

Today marks your final day in Ladakh’s backyard! First, you will cross the Gandala Pass and eventually, the scenery will unveil the tallest peak in the Stok Range of the Himalayas, Stok Kangri. After admiring the views, you’ll descend toward the Spituk Valley and meander through the quaint village of the same name. Once you reach Zingchan, you will transfer by vehicle to a hotel in Leh.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Leh (3,500m / 11,482’)
Distance: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 10 Visit the Hemis Monastery (optional)

Today grants the chance to check out the 1672-reconstructed Hemis Monastery, which sits just in front of stony slopes, helping to amplify its attention-grabbing beauty. Feel free to opt out of this optional trip and instead explore Leh at your leisure.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Leh (3,500m / 11,482’)
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11 Depart Leh

So long, India. The tour ends once you reach the airport.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Trek from Lamayuru to Spituk Price and Dates

This guided tour in Ladakh is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the price always depends on the number of people in your group. Please note that the prices might increase during the holiday periods.

The best time to travel to Ladakh is July and August when the weather is warmest.

Private Guided Trek from Lamayuru to Spituk Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2-3: $1,750 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4-6: $1,495 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 7-9: $1,375 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 10-14: $1,175 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Trek from Lamayuru to Spituk Tour

This tour will have you staying in a combination of hotels and alpine tents at overnight campsites. When you’re not camping, expect to stay in a 3-star hotel. The hotel provided comes with modern amenities that elevate your comfort. Do note that rooms are double occupancy, but you can often upgrade to single occupancy for an additional fee. Single travellers are also required to pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may be swapped for other similar accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $320 USD to have a private room in a hotel.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Hotel Kanglachan in Leh ★★★

This charming, quaint hotel provides the necessities to keep you comfortable during your stay. Enjoy the welcoming vibes and on-site restaurant!

Night 3-8

Camping along the route

Enjoy sleeping under the stars! You’ll camp next to several alpine lakes, where all necessary equipment will be provided.

Hotel Kanglachan in Leh ★★★

This charming, quaint hotel provides the necessities to keep you comfortable during your stay. Enjoy the welcoming vibes and on-site restaurant!

What’s included in the Trek From Lamayuru to Spituk?

Meals

10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 10 dinners are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 10 nights is included on this tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Personal and luggage transport is included to and from Leh at the start and end of the trek, for some sightseeing, and for airport pick-up and drop-off.

Also Included

  • Guide
  • Entrance fees for monasteries
  • Camping and permit fees
  • Trekking arrangements: tents, cook, ponies, helpers, one-inch mattresses
  • Toilet tent

Not included

  • Flights to and from Leh (around $188 USD from Delhi for a roundtrip)
  • Tour guide gratuity
  • Sleeping bags
  • Personal necessities such as drinks during mealtimes and laundry

Optional Extras

  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour

Frequently Asked Questions about From Lamayuru to Spituk Trek

Trans India Holidays was founded nearly 30 years ago in New Dehli, India. They grew their team from four dedicated travellers to 100 energetic guides and trip planners.

Trans India strives to provide the best possible value for client’s money, continually searching for ways they can upgrade their service and experiences.

Offering a range of tour styles, Trans India operates cultural, religious, adventure, wildlife, culinary, family-friendly, and sporting tours.

Looking after each little detail from the perfect hotel room to booking your tee time for you, Trans India knows how to make a holiday in India as unforgettable as possible.

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Is this tour for me?

This tour is rated as a 5 / 5. You will trek at high elevations on challenging terrain.

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New Delhi, India

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