Lingshed: A journey to the Timeless Monastery

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7 days
Min Age : 12
Max People : 20

A thousand-year-old village with an ancient monastery.

Why this experience is unique?

  • 1,000 year old Monastery
  • Journey through old Ladakhi villages
  • Hike through stunning cold desert
  • Authentic Ladakhi delicacies
Experience Details

In one of the most remote regions in the world, you’ll find the isolated village of Lingshed and a stunning 1,000 year old monastery! On this 8-day experience you will cross through beautiful landscapes of the Ladakh mountains, stay with local villagers, and experience the proud, living traditions of Lingshed.

The journey you will be taking
Arrive and acclimatise : Day 1 and day 2
  • Arrive in Leh and rest
  • Explore the town

Day 1Arrive and acclimatize

Pick up from the airport and arrive at your hotel in Leh (11,500ft). Just rest today and acclimatize yourself to the new environment amidst the picturesque Himalayan landscapes. This is required to adjust your body to the low oxygen levels.

Day 2Explore Leh town

We drive around to some interesting sightseeing attractions around Leh and understand the culture. Visit to Shanti Stupa will give a beautiful view of the entire Leh town. After a bit of sightseeing, take a walk around the beautiful cafes in the market that has a clear view of mesmerizing Stok Kangri peak.

Spiritual journey begins: Day 3 to day 5
  • Drive via beautiful mountain passes
  • Trek to the century old spiritual site
  • Stay in the place surrounded by spirituality

Day 3Drive to Skyumpata

After breakfast, we’ll start our drive to Skyumpata. We’ll drive for 6-7hrs and cross two mountain passes. The route takes you through beautiful valleys and sceneries. After the last point, we go downhill for an hour before we reach the village Skyumpata. Overnight stay at homestays in village Skyumpata.

Day 4Drive to Lingshed

Our drive starts early in the morning today. We cross a pass at a height of 14500ft. A 1-hour climb to reach the top and another hour to descend. We reach Lingshed Monastery by the evening. We’ll visit the monastery and the school. Your stay will be in the monastery homestay.

Day 5Village stay 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 get to see some local handicrafts, you can take some back with you too.

Head to visit local town: Day 4 and 5
  • Vistit a beautiful village Photoksar
  • Another authentic stay
  • Drive back to Leh

Day 6Drive to Photoksar

We dive back all the way until the village of Photoksar. Today we get to stay in the beautiful village of Photoksar. Another day of adventure as we cross the mountain pass and traverse the valley. Located amidst mountains, the village of Photoksar has its own charm. The huge and distinct mountain shapes beautifully carved by nature over millions of years.

Day 7Drive to Leh

On our drive back to Leh, we’ll visit two very ancient monasteries of Ladakh. Lamayuru monastery is an important spiritual site for the local Buddhists. The monastery is located against a unique backdrop popularly known as the moonland. We’ll also visit the Alchi monastery which is another prominent site of Ladakh well known for its structure and paintings.


Price Includes

  • 7 nights in village family homestay
  • All meals included
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Air Fare
  • Visa fee and Travel insurance
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees