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Classic Zanskar Across Trek


Trek : Darcha To Lamayuru
Trek Duration Pre Trek Post Trek Max. Altitude Grade Best Season
20 Days 04 Days 04 Day 5100 Mts. at the Shingo La Strenuous June to October

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Duration : 27 Nights / 28 Days
Places Covered :
Delhi - Chandigarh- Manali - Darcha Chalang Tokpo - Zanskar Sumdo - Ramjak - Chumikanakpo - Shingola - Lakonng - Kurgiak - Purne - Phuktal Gompa - Purne - Ichar - Mone - Padum - Karsha - Pishu - Hanumil - Purfi La - Snertse - Hanumala - Lingshet - Foot of Shingela - Shingela - Photoksar - Sirsir La - Hanupatta - Wanla - Lamayuru Saspol - Leh - Delhi

Zanskar Trek, Ladakh Travel HolidaysTrip Highlights

A trek starting from green valley of Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh to barren and rugged landscape of Zanskar. Change of Himalayan topography and profile is most evident and interesting.

Activities :
One of the most exotic treks in crossing over to Ladakh from Himachal Pradesh. The trek starts at Darcha and after crossing high himalayan ranges and passes finishes at Padum - Capital of Zanskar. Unique monasteries like Phugtal, Karsha and Rangdum are most rewarding sights. Drive past the majestic peaks of Nun & Kun and visit the 1000 yr old magnificent murals of Alchi.

Detailed Itinerary

PRE TREK
Day 01 : Delhi
Arrive Delhi, Met upon arrival and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 :
Delhi/Chandigarh/Manali (Train/Coach)
Transfer to railway station for supper fast train to Chandigarh.-3 hours . Arrive Chandigarh, meet upon arrival and drive straight to reach Manali (1920M) by covering 338 kms. Arrive Manali and check into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03 : Manali
Morning at leisure. Afternoon proceed for half day city tour. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 04 : Manali-Darcha (Jeep)
Morning after breakfast drive 140 kms to reach Darcha (3400M) via Rohtang pass. Spend some time at the pass to enjoy the beauty around. Continue to reach Darcha by late afternoon. Overnight stay in tents.

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ACTUAL TREK
Ladakh Travels & ToursDay 05 : Darcha/Chalang Tokpo (Trek)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Chalang Tokpo (3580M) in about 5-6 hours. This day's trek is easy and Gradual all the way. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 06 : Chalang Tokpo/Zanskar Sumdo/Ramjak (Trek)
Morning after breakfast start an easy trekking to Zanskar Sumdo (3750M). Proceed to Ramjak., total trekking time is approx. 7-8 hours. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 07 : Ramjak/Chumikanakpo (Trek)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Chumikanakpo (4060 in about 5-6 hours. Climb steeply immediately after the Campsite and then climb gradually upto Chumikanakpo. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.

Day 08 : Chumikanakpo/Shingola/Lakonng (Trek)
Morning after an early breakfast start trekking 16 Kms to reach Lakong (4100M) by crossing Shingo La 5100m). The climb to the pass is not difficult but climbing down is quite steep through the Glacier. The day is quite long and Tiring, 7-8 hours approx. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.

Day 09 : Lakong/Kurgiak (Trek)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Kurgiak (4060 M) by covering approx. 14 Kms, 6-7 hours approx. Now you will find the difference in the features of the mountains as you are in Zanskar, Arrive and overnight in stay tent.

Day 10 : Kurgiak/Purne (Trek)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Purne (3745M) trek for about 5-6 hours. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.

Day 11 : Purne/Phuktal Gompa/Purne (Trek)
Morning after breakfast start trekking for an excursion to Phutkal Gompa which in one the most impressive Gompas in Ladakh by covering approx 14 kms. Return back to purne and overnight stay in tents.

Day 12 : Purne/Ichar (Trek)
Morning after breakfast, cross small Canyons of Pudding stones, which leads to Char village and passing Hanumi and Surle villages. Arrive at Ichar, 5-6 hours approx. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 13 : Ichar/mone (trek)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Mone (3650 M) 5-6 hours approx .Arrive and overnight stay in tents.
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Day 14 : Mone / Padum (Trek)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Padum (3560 M), 5 - 6 hrs approx. Padum is the old capital of Zanskar. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.

Day 15 : Padum/Karsha (Trek)
Morning after breakfast start your first day's trek to Karsha (3610 M) by covering approx. 7 kms in 3-4 hrs crossing the Doda river. A 15th century Gelupa Monastery (popularly known as Karsha Gompa) Dominates the scene. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.
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Day 16 : Karsha/Pishu (Trek)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to Pishu (3665 M) by covering approx. 13 kms in 4-5 along the river Zanskar. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.

Day 17 : Pishu/Hanumil (Trek)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Hanumil (3960 M) by covering approx. 14 kms in 4-5 hrs through Pidmu after continuing to the left bank of river Zanskar. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.

Day 18 : Hanumil/Purfi La/Snertse (Trek)
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Snertse (3745 M/15 kms). After crossing a steep and difficult climb to the pass, Purfila (3900 M). From the pass it is a steep descent upon Omachu river and from there it is about one km climb upto a wonderful Campsite at Snertse. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.

Day 19 : Snertse/Hanumala/Lingshet (Trek)
Lion's pass which is also the highest pass on this trek. First the climb is through the terminal Moraine and then through the long Glacier. The climb is not steep but the Descent through the steep Glaciers a little difficult. Proceed to Photoksar via another pass called Boumitse La (4200 M). The day is quite long and Tiring, 7-8 hours approx. Photoskar village is a town of clusters of Homes, Green Fields, and a Gompa above in a dark brown cut crop. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.

Day 20 : Lingshet / Foot of Shingla
Early morning after breakfast start trekking to the base of Singla, 6 - 7 hrs approx. Dinner & overnight in camp.

Day 21 : Foot of Shingela / Shingela / Photoksar (Trek)
Early morning after breakfast start climb up the Shingela Pass (5230 M) which takes about 2 hours. Shingela means the lion's pass which is also the highest pass on this trek. First the climb is through the terminal Moraine and then through the long Glacier. Ladakh Travel PackagesThe climb is not steep but the Descent through the steep Glaciers a little difficult. Proceed to Photoskar village is a town of clusters of Homes, Green Fields and a Gompa above in a dark brown cut crop. Arrive dinner & overnight stay in tents.

Day 22 : Photoksar/Sirsir La/Hanupatta(Trek)
Morning after breakfast start trekking (6-7 hours approx.) to reach Hanupatta (3770 M) after crossing Sirsir La (4230 M). The climb to the pass is steep but the descent is gentle. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.
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Day 23 : Hanupatta/Wanla or Shila (Trek)
Morning after breakfast start trekking (6-7 hours approx.) to reach Wanla (3645 M). Wanla is a small town with its Maroon and white Monastery Perched above the town on a knife edged ridge. Arrive or proceed to Shila (about 30 minutes easy walk which is another nice camping site) and overnight stay in tents.

Day 24 : Wanla/Lamayuru/Saspol (Trek/Jeep)
Morning after breakfast start trekking (4-5 hours approx.) to reach Lamayuru (3510 M). Lamayuru Gompa is one of the most impressive and well maintained monasteries in Ladakh. Arrive and visit Monastery. Proceed to Saspol by jeep. Overnight stay in tents.

POST TREK
Day 25 : Saspol / Leh (Jeep)
Morning after breakfast visit Alchi Gompa. Return to camp for lunch. After drive to Leh via Likir Gompa (62 kms). Arrive and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 26 : Leh 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 : Hemis Monastry, Ladakh Tourism40 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 27 : In Leh
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 28 : Leh/Delhi (Flight)
Transfer to domestic airport in time to board flight for Delhi. Arrive and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
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