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A 5-day Trekking to the Phugtal Monastery

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The Phugtal Monastery resembling the honeycomb structure is built on the cliffside at the mouth of a cave of the Lungak River.

It is one of the most ancient monasteries situated at the extremely remotest town Phugtal in the remotest Zanskar Valley of Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Tourists from far off places throng here to have a feel of the Buddhists monk culture and their teachings besides living style.

Here is the most in-demand Phugtal Monastery Package of Indian Travel Store availed by more than 700 tourists in the last one year itself.

Detailed Itinerary

Raru to Chatang

Take a cab from Padum to Raru, and from Raru, you will be starting trekking. Here while going all the way, you will be astonished by the scenic beauty and the peaceful serenity of the surroundings amidst the majestic Himalayan Range.

It would instead be trekking on the deserted place away from the noisy hustle and bustle of the chaotic streets. You would come across a single tea stall here where we will be halting to have a short break with a cup of hot tea.

After tea, you will be proceeding to Chatang. After trekking of two to three hours, you will be reaching a small village known as Chatang with only two houses. You would be staying here in the homelike comfort of one of these homes.

After relaxing and having a delicious dinner, you will be staying here for an overnight.

Chatang to Purne

Today after breakfast, you will be proceeding to Purne from Chatang.

Purne is a well-known village popular in nearby surroundings owing to its location, as it comes in the midway of many trekking paths heading to Purne from various places.It is comparatively a larger village and has its own guest house beside a few tea shops.

All the groceries and the other daily consumables come here on horses from Raru.

After reaching Raru, you will be halting here for today and would be staying for an overnight after taking dinner.

Here the guest houses are different from the usual places, and the homes, too, are differently kept with carpeted walls or curtains all along the walls. The kitchen is generally in the middle of the room to do the cooking and provide the necessary warmth to the inhabitants who sit along the wall encircling the fireplace.

Purne to Phuktal

Today after breakfast and check out from the guest house, you will be proceeding to Phugtal.

The Phugtal Monastery is close to 7 km from Purne and is situated on the north bank of the Tsarap River.

At the last turn, you will be astonished to see the Majestic Phutkal Monastery all of a sudden. You will find the Monastery at the mouth of a natural cave clinging to the near-vertical cliff in line with the Shadi Gorge.

You will be staying here for an overnight either in the Monastery itself or will be having a homestay.

Phutkal to Purne to Ammu

Today after breakfast, you will be proceeding to Ammu via Purne. After crossing the Rickety bridge, you will be reaching to Ammu. On the way you will be crossing many panoramic views along with the changing mountain colours and changing landscape from green lush fields to colourful flowers.

On reaching Ammu, you will be check-in the hotel and would be staying here for an overnight stay after dinner.

Ammu to Raru

Today after breakfast, you will be heading to Raru.

On the way, you will come across the Bardem Monastery on the top of a rocky spur that seems to be overlooking the Tsarap River. Here you will be taking a short break and then proceed to Raru.

From Raru, you will be on own to your home place.

Day1: Raru to Chatang

Take a cab from Padum to Raru, and from Raru, you will be starting trekking. Here while going all the way, you will be astonished by the scenic beauty and the peaceful serenity of the surroundings amidst the majestic Himalayan Range.

It would instead be trekking on the deserted place away from the noisy hustle and bustle of the chaotic streets. You would come across a single tea stall here where we will be halting to have a short break with a cup of hot tea.

After tea, you will be proceeding to Chatang. After trekking of two to three hours, you will be reaching a small village known as Chatang with only two houses. You would be staying here in the homelike comfort of one of these homes.

After relaxing and having a delicious dinner, you will be staying here for an overnight.

Day2: Chatang to Purne

Today after breakfast, you will be proceeding to Purne from Chatang.

Purne is a well-known village popular in nearby surroundings owing to its location, as it comes in the midway of many trekking paths heading to Purne from various places.It is comparatively a larger village and has its own guest house beside a few tea shops.

All the groceries and the other daily consumables come here on horses from Raru.

After reaching Raru, you will be halting here for today and would be staying for an overnight after taking dinner.

Here the guest houses are different from the usual places, and the homes, too, are differently kept with carpeted walls or curtains all along the walls. The kitchen is generally in the middle of the room to do the cooking and provide the necessary warmth to the inhabitants who sit along the wall encircling the fireplace.

Day3: Purne to Phuktal

Today after breakfast and check out from the guest house, you will be proceeding to Phugtal.

The Phugtal Monastery is close to 7 km from Purne and is situated on the north bank of the Tsarap River.

At the last turn, you will be astonished to see the Majestic Phutkal Monastery all of a sudden. You will find the Monastery at the mouth of a natural cave clinging to the near-vertical cliff in line with the Shadi Gorge.

You will be staying here for an overnight either in the Monastery itself or will be having a homestay.

Day4: Phutkal to Purne to Ammu

Today after breakfast, you will be proceeding to Ammu via Purne. After crossing the Rickety bridge, you will be reaching to Ammu. On the way you will be crossing many panoramic views along with the changing mountain colours and changing landscape from green lush fields to colourful flowers.

On reaching Ammu, you will be check-in the hotel and would be staying here for an overnight stay after dinner.

Day5: Ammu to Raru

Today after breakfast, you will be heading to Raru.

On the way, you will come across the Bardem Monastery on the top of a rocky spur that seems to be overlooking the Tsarap River. Here you will be taking a short break and then proceed to Raru.

From Raru, you will be on own to your home place.

Package Includes
  • Assistance on Arrival & 24 - hour helpline.
  • Welcome Drink On Arrival at Hotel
  • Hotel Accommodation on twin / double sharing basis.
  • Travel throughout the entire journey in an air condition car.
  • Daily breakfast and dinner in the comfort of the hotel
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary on point to point basis.
  • Bank Details

    Account Name : Indian Travel Store

    Bank Name: ICICI Bank Ltd.

    Account No.: 635305002418

    Account type : Current

    IFSC Code:-ICIC0006353

    Branch: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

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