ZANSKAR VALLEY TREK (PADUM - LAMAYURU)

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ZANSKAR VALLEY TREK (PADUM - LAMAYURU)

TREKKING
17 Nights / 18 Days
includes:
  • transports
  • sight seeing
  • food
  • hotels

LADAKH, NORTHERN INDIA. Zanskar Padam LamayuruValley might be in the remote corner of Ladakh, but it is one of the most appealing places to visit in the Himalayas. Zanskar mountain range offers the most exciting trek owing to its altitude, not to forget the stunning panoramic views of the mountains. The entire trip is of 17 night’s duration, with April to September being the best months to travel. Leh is the starting point and then you move on to Padum for the Zanskar Padam Lamayuru trek. There are different routes to Padum, with several tented camping spots alongside the river of Zanskar. On day three, en route Kargil, you will be experiencing the spectacular glaciers while passing over the Penzi La pass that connects Zanskar Valley with Suru Valley. This drive to Suru is bound to be completely stunning. Upon reaching Padum, on day five, you can exploreRangdum Gompa, Zongkhul Monastery and Zang La Fort. A trek to Phugtal Monastery including the local sightseeing in Padum will be a great way to spend the whole day in Padum. In the following days of Zanskar Padam Lamayuru trip, you can visit some of the most remote yet gorgeous places like Pishu, Hanumil, Snertse, Singi La, Photoksar, Wanla, and Lamayuru. To progress through this tour, you can trek to all these different places. There are clear roads on which the vehicles, mostly, jeeps can be driven around from Wanla to Lamayuru. On reaching the last place in the itinerary, Lamayuru, do visit the mysticLamayuru Gompa, which is one of the oldest in Ladakh. Best time to travel - April to September.

DAY 1: ARRIVE - DELHI

Arrive Delhi. Met on arrival at Delhi international airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 2: DELHI - LEH

Early morning flight to Leh. Arrive Leh. Met on arrival at Leh aiprot and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for acclimatization. In the evening visit Sankar Monastery, Shanti Stupa and Leh Bazar. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 3: LEH - KARGIL

Drive to Kargil via Alchi. Arrive Kargil and check-into hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 4: KARGIL - PADUM

Drive to Padum. The drive through Suru Valley. Its one of the most spectacular drive. En route visit Rangdum Gompa. Arrive and check-into hotel / camp for overnight stay.

DAY 5: PADUM

Day at leisure to explore the area. Overnight stay in hotel / tented camp.

DAY 6: PADUM - PISHU

Morning after breakfast start drive to reach Pishu (3610 M) by crossing the Zanskar river with a distance of appox 30 kms in 1 hrs. . Arrive Pishu and overnight stay in tents.

DAY 7: PISHU - HANUMIL

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Hanumali (3690 M) by covering appox 14 kms in 4-5 hrs through Pidmu along left bank of Zanskar river. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.

DAY 8: HANUMIL - PURFI LA - SNERTSE

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Snertse (3745 M) by covering appox 15 kms in 5-6 hrs after crossing Purfi La (3900 M) with a steep and difficult climb. From here a steep decent to Oma chu river and then climb upto Snertse to a wonderful campsite. Overnight stay in tents.

DAY 9: SNERTSE - LINGSHED

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Lingshet (3800 M) by covering appox 14 kms in 5-6 hrs, crossing over Hanuma La Pass (4700 M). It is not difficult to cross the pass. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.

DAY 10: LINGSHED - SINGI LA - MARLING

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Marling (3825 M) by covering appox 16 kms in 6-7 hrs by crossing over Singi La or Lion Pass (5230 M) which is the highest pass of this trek. The steep climb is through terminal moraine and then the long glacier. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.

DAY 11: MARLING - PHOTOKSAR

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Photoksar (3750 M) by covering appox 14 kms in 6-7 hrs. The climb to Boumitse Pass (4200 M) is easy and descent to Photoksar. There is an abondned Gompa here. Overnight stay in tents.

DAY 12: PHOTOKSAR - HANUPATTA

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Hanupata (3770 M) by covering appox 12 kms in 4-5 hrs. A gentle climb upto a large chorten and then a long ascent to the pass. Descent to the river to cross the bridge to reach Photoksar. Overnight stay in tents.

DAY 13: HANUPATTA - WANLA

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Wanla (3070 M)by covering appox 11 kms in 4-5 hrs. Continuous descent across the slope upto the junction of the river, chorten and fluttering flages on the flat land. After crossing the ridge arrive at Franji La (3410 M) and descend to reach Wanla. Arrive and overnight stay in tents. * Now there is new motorable (Jeeps) road from Wanla to Lamayuru. But this is not a dependable road as its new and prone to breaks and land slide. So we will continue trek to Lamayuru next day.

DAY 14: WANLA - LAMAYURU

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Lamayuru (3510 M) by covering appox 11 kms in 3-4 hrs. Follow the right bank of the river upto Shillkong gorge and cross the bridge to reach Shilla, pass the chorten and enter narrow and dry gorge to Prinkita La (3725 M) descend further to reach Lamayuru. Overnight stay in tents.

DAY 15: LAMAYURU - LEH

Morning visit to Lamayuru Gompa, one of the oldest and important in Ladakh. Drive to reach Leh by covering appox 120 kms in 5-6 hrs. Arrive and check-into hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 16: LEH

Full day sightseeing of Indus Valley Monasteries. Visit Hemis, Thiksey and Shey Monasteries. Overnight stay in hotel.

DAY 17: LEH - DELHI

Morning flight to Delhi. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.

DAY 18: DEPART - DELHI

Optional sightseeing of Delhi. Transfer to International airport in time to board flight for Onward Destination.

Inclusion & Exclusion will be added soon

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