Lingshed monastery


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Green Village:
Lingshed
Grade:
Difficult
Trek distance:
32 Km (3 days)
Inclusions & Exclusions:

Airport pickup

Sight seeing

7N stay

All meals

Local guide

Transport


Lingshed is one of the very remote villages in Ladakh in the Zanskar region. To reach here you need to drive through some of the remotest roads of India, crossing two passes above 15000ft and then another 2 days of trekking. The village is about a thousand year old and has an ancient monastery, a very significant Buddhist site. The monastery is home for many monks who stay here all year around, away from all attachments of the world.

GHE took an arduous task to installed numerous solar micro grids at this village in 2016 and ended the eons of darkness for the villagers here. Apart from it, our team also set up a satellite based computer laboratory here for the school children.

Join us an enriching journey to Lingshed in June 2017. Relive with us the moments of joy of our electrification in 2016. We’ll visit the local school, interact with the kids and hear their stories. Enjoy some immersive moments in this village, our stay will be at the monastery Homestay.

Day 1: Acclimatization at Leh

Pick up from the airport and arrive at your hotel in Leh. Acclimatize yourself to the new environment amidst the picturesque Himalayan landscapes. This is required to get your body to adjust to the height and oxygen levels.

Day 2: Sight seeing - get introduced to Ladakh

Before we move into the villages of Ladakh you get to know a little about the Ladakhi heritage and about Buddhism which is widely followed here.

Day 3: Reach Skyumpata

Drive in a SUV for 8 hours to Khupala - the last motorable point from where we start the trek. We cross two mountain passes at heights of 15000 ft. to reach here. After the last point, we trek downhill for an hour before we reach village Skyumpata. Overnight stay at Skyumpata.

Day 4: Reach Lingshed

Our trek starts early in the morning today. We cross a pass at a height of 14500ft. A 2 hour arduous climb to reach the top and another 2 hours to descend. We reach Lingshed Monastery by the evening. Visit the Monastery and the school and stay in the Monastery Homestay.

Day 5: A day at Lingshed

Experience a day of village life with the villagers of Lingshed. After the morning prayers at the monastery we attend the morning assembly at this remote school. A chance to connect with our childhood whilst playing with the children. We also get to see the computer laboratory setup here which was set up by GHE, our initiative. This is not all. We get to see some Pashmina handicrafts. You could take some back with you too.

Day 6: Trek back

We trek back all the way until the road point where we have our vehicle waiting for us. Today we get to stay at the beautiful village of Photoksar.

Day 7: Visit Lamayuru monastery and Alchi monasteries

On our drive back to Leh we'll visit two very ancient monasteries of Ladakh. Lamayuru monastery is one of the most prominent of them in Ladakh. The Alchi Monastery is another prominent site of Ladakh well known for its structure and paintings.

Day 8: Goodbye Ladakh, we will meet again

Airport transfer as per your flight schedule.

Inclusions


  • Airport transfers in a private vehicle

  • Lodging in Leh for 4 nights in a 3-star guest house/hotel

  • Logistical costs for local sight-seeing in Leh on Day2

  • Accommodation in homestays during the trek

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in Leh and during the trek

  • Support staff cost (trek leader, guides, cooks, porters and horses to carry your luggage)

  • Medical kits, carried by trek leader and guides

  • National Park permits and all Govt. taxes

Exclusions


  • Domestic flight tickets

  • Travel insurance

  • Any personal expenses (water bottles, phone calls etc.)

  • Tips for guide(s), helper(s), driver(s)

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