Liker to Temisgam Trek (3500m-3750m)
Liker to Temisgam trek is a easy trek which any trek lovers can do. This Trek is possible during all season, whether its winter or summer. It starts from Liker and after crossing many small villages on the way ends at Lamayuru.
Tour Route (5 days)
Leh / Liker / Yangthang / Rizong / Temisgam / khaltse / Lamayuru
Day 01 – Leh to Liker to Yangthang, 4-5 hours
Drive to Liker around 45 kms from Leh towards Srinagar. At Liker, before starting the trek, you can visit the monastery atop a hill upstream of the village. As you begin your trek you come across Yangthang and Sumdo villages crossing small passes called Phobe La (3550 meters) and Charatse La (3650 meters). Overnight stay is in the camp.
Day 02 – Yangthang to Rizong to Hemis Shukpachan, 5-6 hours
After the breakfast we visit Rizong monastery. The walk is through a thick grove of poplar, willow, apricot and apple trees along a stream before getting to the popular nunnery of Rizong at a site called Chulichan in about half an hour. The valley on the right is the way to the monastery, which is known for its strict rules of observing monastic life as per Buddhist tenets. After having lunch, the trek towards Hemis Shukpachan village involves crossing a simple pass behind the monastery. Overnight stay is in the camp.
Day 03 – Hemis Shukpachan to Temisgam, 3-4 hours
Today is a bit longer trek involving crossing of Maptek La (3750 meters), which has great views of surrounding valleys and mountains. Soon after the pass you get the sight of Ang village. From Ang the road leads down to the Temisgam village, which has ruins of historical fort and a small monastery enshrining the highly sacred marble statue of Avalokitesvara. Overnight stay is in the camp.
Day 04 – Temisgam to Khaltse, 4-5 hours
Walk down to Khaltsey via Bongbongchan La, and your trek finishes at the Srinagar Leh highway. The same day you drive to Lamayuru for sightseeing of Yundrung Monastery perched on pillar shaped interesting geographical formations, which gives this valley a ‘moonlike’ image. Overnight stay is in Guest House.
Day 05 – Lamayuru to Leh
After having breakfast visit Rizong monastery and drive back to Leh, en route visit Alchi and Liker monasteries.