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Overview

Legend of himalayan trek and expedition trek offer a 20 day package to witness the Hemis festival. The festival is held in Ladakh, and is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the Tse-Chu – Lunar month in accordance with the Tibetan Calendar. The second day of the festival is the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava. On this day, the Hemis Monastery is adorned with colorful artifacts to host the auspicious ceremony. This festival helps to showcase the handicraft created, along with the lovely traditional attires created by the people residing within the region. The Hemis Monastery – the biggest monastery of Ladakh plays host, where people gather in the courtyard to celebrate the great festival of Hemis. 

During the 20 day trek and expedition tour, you will be able to wander the shores of Tso Moriri Cross Zalung Karpo La. Here you will be able to view the natural jagged ridges of the Zanskar range. Enroute, you will also be able to explore the wild and remote Tibetan borderlands, get a first hand view of the ancient monasteries and forts of the upper Indus Valley. Here you will be able to experience the traditional lifestyle offered by the hotel located in Leh. 

Hemis Festival trek is an ideal trek to witness the visually stunning and culturally rich region of Ladakh, atop the Indian Himalaya. The trek will include opportunities where you will be able to explore the rugged land which is characterised by the Buddhist monasteries, consisting of ancient forts. This is where the snow leopards can be seen running around in the highest ridges at the turning of the season. Legend of Himalaya has scheduled the trek in such a way that the trek coincides with the start of the famous Hemis Festivals. During which you will be able to enjoy the masked dances and all the celebration – and most importantly, you will be able to partake in the celebration. The trek will conclude when we journey to the vast lakes of Rupshu and camp in the spectacular terrain on the land that borders Tibet.

Itinerary

  • Day 01:

    Arrive in Delhi

  • Day 02:

    Fly to Leh.

  • Day 03:

    Spend a day in Leh

  • Day 04:

    Leh to Rumbak (drive approx. 1 hr, walk approx. 3 hrs)

  • Day 05:

    Partake in the day walk around Rumbak

  • Day 06:

    Partake in the day walk around Rumbak

  • Day 07:

    Base Camp to Shogdo via Ganda La (Walk approx. 6hrs)

  • Day 08:

    Shogdo to Narding(4-5 hrs)

  • Day 09:

    Narding to Markha (3-4 hrs)

  • Day 10:

    Markha to Hankar (walk approx. 3-4 hrs)

  • Day 11:

    Hanker to the base of the Zalung Karpo La (6 hrs)

  • Day 12:

    Cross the Zalung Karpo La to Tsorka (6-7 hrs)

  • Day 13:

    Trek to Dat settlement (walk approx.5hrs)

  • Day 14:

    Spend the at Tso Moriri

  • Day 15:

    From Tso Moriri, return to Leh

  • Day 16 - 17:

    Attend Hemis Festival

  • Day 18:

    Spend the day In Leh

  • Day 19:

    From Leh fly to Delhi

  • Day 20:

    The trip concludes once we reach Delhi

Included

Price included

  • Hotel stay.

    • Full board meal in during the trekking.

      • All local transportation government tax and government papers needed for the trek

Price does not included

  • International flight tickets

  • Tips for guide and driver.

  • Soft and hot drinks during the trek.

  • Personal Expenditure (Laundry service, Phone calls, Shopping)

  • Extra room if needed

  • Travel Insurance.