The name of India itself is a corruption of the word Sindhu. Arabians pronounced ‘s’ as ‘h’ and called India Hindustan, the land of Hindus. Greeks pronounced Sindhu as Indus, and so the name India. Sindhu is the oldest name in Indian history as well in Indian geography. When Shiva carried the immolated body of his divine consort Sati over all the land, her skull-top with its hingula (sindur) fell at what has been Hinglaj ever since. It is near Karachi on the Sindh–Baluchistan border. To this holy spot—sanctified by the visit of Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana—went the great Sindhi Sufi poet-saint Shah Abdul Latif in the company of yogis.
Through the Indus valley and the ancient kingdom of Sham, we will discover the main Ladakhi monasteries and the wonderful sites surrounding them: Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Spitok, Phyang, Lamayuru and Alchi are all accessible by road, and Temisgang, Ridzong and Likir line the trekking route. This itinerary is of moderate difficulty and the path does not rise above 4500m. The trail crosses numerous villages where the people have kept their Tibetan ways and customs.
Indus Valley Trek Information:
Region: Ladakh Himalayas
Altitude: 3,750 Mtrs
Trekking Routes for Indus Valley Trekking: Delhi - Leh - Likir - Yangthang - Sermanchan - Wanlah - Lamayuru - Leh - Delhi
Day 1: Delhi- Leh
Arrival in Delhi, catch flight for Leh.
Day 2: Leh
Sightseeing tour of Leh city, including its 17th century palace and Gompa.
Day 3: Leh
Tour of Shey, Tikse, and Hemis Gompas, the spiritual heart of the Indus Valley.
Day 4: Leh
Tour of Stok Palace, home of the hereditary rulers of Ladakh, and Spitok Gompa.
Day 5: Leh-Likir
Tour of Basgo, Alchi, and Likir Gompas. Camp at Likir.
Day 6: Likir-Yangthang
Trek over Pobe la (3,550 metres) to Yangthang.
Day 7: Yangthang
Trek to Rizong Gompa and back to Yangthang.
Day 8: Yangthang-Sermanchan
Trek over Sermanchan la (3,750 metres) and Lago la (3,750 metres) to Ang.
Day 9: Sermanchan-Wanlah
Trek to Temisgang, then over Bongbong la (3,630 metres) to Khaltse, then by jeep to Wanlah. Camp at Wanlah.
Day 10: Wanlah-Lamayuru
Trek from Wanlah over Prinkiti la (3,725 metres) to Lamayuru. Camp at Lamayuru.
Day 11: Lamayuru-Leh
Return by jeep to Leh.
Day 12: Leh-Delhi
Morning flight to Delhi, on arrival check in a hotel and stay overnight.
Day 13: Departure Transfer
Departure- Delhi and transfer to airport for catching a flight to onward journey.
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