Hotel Namra, located in the quaint Himalayan village of the Tingmosgang along the Indus banks is an ideal base for half and full day trips to neighboring villages, valleys and famous monasteries with rich Buddhist heritage. It is also located, 55 m. northwest of Leh.
The 434 km long road from Srinagar to Leh is known as NH1D, or Srinagar Leh highway. The construction of this road began in 1962, after the Sino-Indian war. During Kargil war, it was disrupted. This route is longer than the Manali-Leh highway but is less treacherous and remains open longer than the Manali-Leh route.
Srinagar – Sonamarg – Zoji La – Drass – Kargil – Mulbek – Namika La – Fotu La – Lamayuru– Hangro Loops – Khaltse – Nimmu – Leh.
From Khaltse, the guest will have to take a detour of just 15 km to reach Namra village hotel.
Manali to Leh road is the dream route for adventure enthusiasts as it is marked by multiple passes, curves, bridges, villages and wilderness. The route spans a total of 472 kilometers. There are five high-altitude passes to navigate. La means pass in Tibetan.
Namra is well situated to accommodate day trips to surrounding attractions.
It is one of the must visit place in Ladakh. Located at 40 km distance from the hotel, it is the oldest religious centre of Ladakh, housing 150 monks. The history of Lamayuru monastery dates back to the 10th century, when the Indian scholar Mahasiddhacharya Naropa caused a lake to dry up, which fed up the entire valley and laid the foundation stone of Lamayuru monastery of Red-Hat sect of Buddhism.
Alchi monastery, 20 km from the hotel is situated on the bank of the Indus river. It is a national heritage site as it is the oldest Buddhist learning centre in Ladakh. It is also unique for being the only renown monastery that lies on a flat ground. Tibetan translator Rinchen Zangpo founded the monastery in the mid 12th century.
The Aryan villages lies 108 km from Tingmosgang, at the meeting point of Indus and Shyok rivers. Known as Brokpas, the outsiders, they claim to be descendants of Alexander the Great’s army who came here more than 2000 years ago. These people have stuck together to keep their gene pool intact. They are a great admirer of flowers which is a distinct feature of their common identity.
Temisgam village is situated at a height of 3230 m, surrounded by other villages and passes.
Here are some routes that our guests can trek from and to Namra in a day.
Bongbong La is 250 m from Temisgam village, at a height of 3650 m. From the top of the pass, Khalse and other adjoining villages can be seen from a distance.
Tia is 3.5 km northwest of Temisgam. There is no clear demarcation between the two. It is famous for clusters of houses situated on a mountain called Dongtum. It has passages underneath the mountain to get across. Over the years, people have moved out of the cluster as it became physically risky. The structure still stands and can be analyzed and captured.
Ang is 6.5 km east of Temisgam at a height of 3550 m. It is known for its beautiful apricot orchards with its white and pinkish flowers that bloom in April –May and fruits that ripen in July-August. Likir to Temisgam via Ang is called Sham trek or baby trek.
Skindiyang is a beautiful village, situated west of Temisgam between Khalse and Tia. Chamla pass falls on the way at a height of 4250 m. It is known for the old style Ladakhi homes.
Khalse is 15 km southwest of Tingmosgang. This route is 4-5 hours walk via Bong Bong la.
Hemis Shukpachan is a picturesque Ladakhi village situated 65 km east of Temisgam, at a height of 3632 m. Shukpa means Juniper in Ladakhi as the village has a fair cover of Juniper trees. Two passes en route are Mebtak la at 3840 and Rongtil pass at 3790 m, close to Hemis Shukpachan.