-:- Summer Trekking Tour
Lamayuru To Padum Trek
|Trek : Lamayuru To Padum Trek
| 11 Days
||Sengge La 5000mts.
|| Moderate to Hard
||June to October
Duration : 17 Nights / 18 Days
Places Covered :
Delhi - Leh - Lamayuru - Wanlah - Hanupatta - Photoksar
- Foot of Sengge La-Lingshet - Rest - Snertse - Hanumil - Pishu - Karsha - Padum
- Kargil - Leh - Delhi
Delhi / Leh
Arrive Leh and transfer to 'A' class hotel.
The rest of the day is free for acclimatization.
After dinner, overnight hotel.
Day 02 :
Leh Acclimatize / Sightseeing
Post breakfast full day to acclimatize in Leh or you can also it to take a
tour of some of the famous Gompas (Monasteries) around Leh.
Thiksey Gompa :
17 kms from Leh enroute to Hemis Gompa, the Thiksey monastery
provides a panoramic view of the Indus valley from its vantage point atop a
hill. There are several temples and wall paintings of the Buddha. Close by is
the summer palace of the old Raja of Leh. This monastery is 800 years old with
statues made of silver and gold.
Shey Gompa :
This monastery has a large 7.5 m copper statue of Buddha
plated with gold.
Hemis Gompa :
40 kms from Leh, built in 1630, it is the biggest monastery
in Ladakh. It is not visible from the road as it is located in a side valley.
Hemis has the largest thanka in Ladakh, which is unfurled once in 12 years (next
in 2004). It celebrates an annual festival attended by people from all over
the provinces who come to join in the celebrated mask dances. Packed lunch enroute.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 :
Morning excursion to Phyang Gompa. This Gompa is 20 kms from Leh on the right
side of Leh-Srinagar road. The beautiful statues and Thankas are worth seeing.
Also visit Spituk Gompa which lies on the right side of Srinagar-Leh road
about 6 kms short of Leh Proper. Some very interesting Thankas are pride of
this monastery. Afternoon free. Dinner overnight Hotel
Day 04 :
Leh - Lamayuru
After breakfast drive to Lamayuru.
Visit the Lamayuru monastery, which is a major landmark on the old silk route.
Legend behind this monastery is that Lamayuru village was once filled by a lake,
which was drained by sage Naropa to permit the foundation of the monastery.
The monastery belongs to the old Tibetan schools the Kagyupa / Drugkpa school.
Lunch, dinner and overnight in tents / hotel.
Day 05 :
Lamayuru - Wanlah (03 hrs)
After breakfast in camp trek to Wanla . It is an easy ascent after crossing
the river upto the Prinkit La (3726mts). Pass the village of Shilla following
a narrow and dry gorge and reach Wanla. Packed lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight
in trekking tents.
Day 06 :
Wanlah - Hanupatta (05 hrs)
Trek to Hanupatta after breakfast. Walk begins with a flat section. Cross
onto the right bank before Phenjilla. At the junction of the rivers, chorten
and religious banners can be seen. Continue across the slope to reach Hanupatta.
Packed lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight in trekking tents.
Day 07 :
Hanupatta - Photoksar (07 hrs)
Breakfast in camp. Trek to Photoksar. Long ascent into the stony valley. Cross
the river and walk up to Sisir La (4800mts) after which it is a long descent
to Photoksar (3750mts). Packed lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 08 :
Photoksar - Foot of Sengge La (07 hrs)
After breakfast trek to foot of the Sengge La with packed lunch. Ascend to
the Bumiktse La (4200mts) after which is a gentle slope into the broad valley.
A short climb to the Sengge La (5000mts) and then a steep descent till the
foot of the Sengge La. Camp here for the night. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 09 :
Foot of Sengge La-Lingshet (06 hrs)
Breakfast in camp. Begin trek to Lingshed. After Kiupa La (3850mts) is a steep
descent to the villages of Gongma and Skiumpata (3840mts). It is a wonderful
landscape with a view of the valley of Nierag on the other bank of the Zanskar.
Reach Lingshed after crossing the Murgum La (4100mts). Camp near the monastery.
Packed lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight in tents.
DAY 10 :
Lingshet / Rest
Day at leisure for exploring around, resting and photography.
Day 11 :
Lingshet / Snertse (06 hrs)
After breakfast trek to Snertse . From Lingshed it is an easy ascent to the
Hanuma La pass (4700mts) then a long gradual descent to the sheepfolds of
Snertse. Packed lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 12 :
Snertse - Hanumil (06 hrs)
Trek to Hanumil after breakfast. From the Oma Chu river is a steep ascent
to the Parfi La (3900mts) and a sharp descent to the foot of the pass. Walk
up to the plateau taking the path that leads towards the edge of the Zanskar
to Hanumil. Packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 13 :
Hanumil - Pishu
Breakfast in camp. Easy walk to Pishu (05 hrs) sometimes along the river and
sometimes across the morainic plateau. Camp below the village of Pishu. Packed
lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 14 :
Pishu - Karsha (05 hrs)
Cross Rinam above, which is a small stream and shelter formed by the rocks.
Easy stretch along the banks of the Zanskar river to Karsha. It is a beautiful
Gelukpa monastery dating back to the 15th century. Packed lunch. Dinner and
overnight in tents.
Day 15 :
Karsha-Padum (3-4 hrs)
After breakfast trek to Padum with packed lunch. Cross the Doda river, walk
through a dusty plain to Pipiting and then Padum. Visit the local monasteries
/ Gompas in the evening. Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 16 :
Padum - Kargil
After breakfast drive to Kargil. Overnight in Kargil.
Day 17 :
Kargil - Leh
After breakfast drive to Leh. Overnight in Leh
Day 18 :
Leh - Delhi
After breakfast transfer to airport for Delhi flight and transfer to International
Airport ( Delhi) for flight to onward destination.