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"Zanskar trek Padum to Lamayuru - 14 Days" ...

TRIP FACTS

Regions: Ladakh Zanskar

Best Season: June End to Mid October

Trip Length:  14 Days Delhi to Delhi,  12 days Leh to Leh

Trek days:  9

Trek Grade: Moderate,

Max. Elevation: 5060mm

Cost and info

What is included

8 nights camp with all facilities,  3 nights hotel accommodation and 2 nights tented accommodation.

2 men spacious dome or A shape tent, sleeping bags & liner, sleeping pads, cosy dining tent, toilet tent and trekking poles.

All meals: We serve Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese and continental cuisine.

Transportation to and fro per itinerary.

Support staff: Qualified and trained local guide, cook and Trekking mules with riding horses.

Medical first aid support.

 

What is not included

Domestic flight ticket and hotel accommodations in Leh.

Soft or hard drinks i.e. mineral water.

Personal tipping to staff and any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards beyond Schedule

Zanskar Trek Padum to Lamayuru - 14 Days

Here is a chance for hardiest trekker, 14 to 20 kms of rough tough and wonderful views every day for 8 days. You and your group will be led among Western Himalayas premier trek. Which links  Padum in Zanskar with Lamayuru in Ladakh. At several points you will visit :  Sani gompa,  Karsha gompa, Lingshed gompa and Lamayuru gompa. You will reach as high as 5100 mtrs , the path crosses several passes  Perfi la, Hunuma la 4800 mtrs, Sengge la 5060 mtrs, Sirsir la, Nigutse La  and Prinkiti la. As you cross old pack horse trail, sheperds track, and ancient route.  The route crosses rivers of  Tsarap, Doda, Zanskar and Indus.

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OUTLINE TREK ITINERARY

Day 1:  Arrival in Leh - Acclimatize, afternoon hike to Leh Palace - Tsemo gompa - Sankar - Shanti Stupa and explore local market.

Day 2:  Drive Leh  - Alchi - Lamayuru (3750m) - Mulbekh (3350m).

Day 3:  Drive Mulbekh to Kargil - Panikhar - Parkachik - Rangdum (3650m).

Day 4:  Drive to Pensi La - Sani  - Karsha (3320m) - Padum (3530m).

Day 5:  Drive to Pidmo (3660m), Trek to Hanumil (3650m).

Day 6:  Trek to Snertse (3940m).

Day 7:  Trek to Lingshed (4100m).

Day 8:  Trek to foot of Sengge-la (3,990m).

Day 9:  Trek to Sengge-la ( 5060m) Photoksar ( 4400m).

Day 10:  Trek to Sir Sir-la ( 4965m) base Urtsi Dok (4500m).

Day 11:  Trek to Snigutse La (5100m) - Shilakong (4300m).

Day 12:  Trek to Shila.

Day 13:  Trek to Lamayuru (3750m), Drive to Leh.

Day 14:  Fly Delhi and home.

NOTE:

Day 3:  Drive Mulbekh to Kargil - Panikhar - Parkachik - Rangdum (3650m).

Leaving early from Mulbekh, drive to Kargil - Panikhar 3300m, than trek to Parkachik La 3980m, 2 hrs to have a view of Nun Kun peak, and descend to Parkachik 3500m, 1hr, drive to Rangdum

   

TRIP ITINARARY

Day 1:  Arrival in Leh - Acclimatize, afternoon hike to Leh Palace - Tsemo gompa - Sankar - Shanti Stupa and explore local market. Hotel 1

Afternoon local sightseeing in around Leh. Visit Leh palace, Sankar gompa, Shanti stupa and Spituk gompa.

 

Day 2:  Drive Leh  - Alchi - Lamayuru - Mulbekh (3350m). Tented camp 1

Leaving Leh behind we pass Khalsi , Alchi and Lamayuru. Lamayuru far below the road, mysterious and oldest Lamayuru monastery in Ladakh region. A short ascent beyond lies Fotu la pass 4080 mtrs.

Passing through Bodh Kharbu we cross over Namiki-la (3’718m.). and descent to Mulbekh village. Which has a huge image of the Maitriya (Buddha of future) carved out on the rock

Day 3:  Drive Mulbekh to Kargil - Panikhar - Parkachik - Rangdum (3650m). Tented camp 2

finally road descent to Suru river. Crossing by bridge arrive at Kargil . Leaving early from Mulbekh, drive to Kargil - Panikhar 3300m, than trek to Parkachik La 3980m, 2 hrs to have a view of Nun Kun peak, and descend to Parkachik 3500m, 1hr, drive to Rangdum

Passing through the beautifull village in Suru valley we drive through the base of Nun Kun peaks (7’150m.). and crossing the plains arrive at Rangdum gompa.

Day 4:  Drive to Pensi La - Sani  - Karsha (3320m) - Padum (3530m). Hotel 2

climb to Pensi-la (4’402m.) And we drive along the Doda river. A vast stretches of solitary all along the route. Evening arrive at Padum. Overnight stay in hotel

 

Day 5:  Drive to Pidmo (3660m), Trek to Hanumil (3650m).

Leaving Padum we drive to Thongde and visit Zangla fort, Continue driving upto Pidmo from where we start trek to Hanumil along the Zanskar River.

 

Day 6:  Trek to Snertse (3940m).

Still continue on the left bank of the Zanskar River. Cross Small stream on the left, the trail leads away from the edge of the Zanskar and the up to the foot of pass. Steep and difficult climb to perfi-la (4560mt.), after pass steep descent to Uma –Chhu River, cross bridge and up to 500mt.On sandy slope, then one and half hour to the campsite of Snertse.

 

Day 7:  Trek to Lingshed (4100m).

Very long gradual ascent to the pass of Hanuma-la (4800m.) through gorges 2and half hour to reach the pass from the camp. A 1000mt. Long descent towards, then another 250m.   Climb to small pass, from pass easy walking to the campsite of Lingshed

 

Day 8:  Trek to foot of Sengge-la (3,990m).

1 hour easy climb to Netoski –la (4475m.). Look out the view Nerag, on the other bank of Zanskar River. Gradual descent to the villages of Gongma and Skiumpata. Cross small stream and hour steep climb to pass of Kuba-la94520mt.) Slowly climb to the campsite of Gazo or foot of Sengge –la.

 

Day 9:  Trek to Sengge-la ( 5060m) Photoksar ( 3900m).

From camp 2 hours steep climb to sengge-la pass, (5060m.) easy going down to the valley and cross another ford. Short climb to Bhumiktse-la (4520mt.) descent towards Photoksar, a beautiful villages at the base of huge mountain wall, cross the bridge and camp near the stream.

 

Day 10:  Trek to Sir Sir-la ( 4965m) base Urtsi Dok (4500m).

Long ascent of the sir sir-la (4965mt.) then easy descent to the river, cross the river by bridge and walk along the left bank. Camping before Nigutse La.

 

Day 11:  Trek to Snigutse La (5100m) - Shilakong (4300m).

Today we climb to Nigutse La and descend to doksa.

Day 12:  Trek to Shilla

Long descent in Shilakong gorge and to campsite.

Day 13:  Trek to Lamayuru (3750m), Drive to Leh. Hotel 3

We follow a dry and narrow gorge going up to Prinkiti-la 3930mt.) Walk down and cross Small River and towards the village of Lamayuru. Lamayuru has a famous ancient monastery. Monastery is Oldest in Ladakh regions and has big library of Buddhist literature. The trek terminates here and from here Leh is 120km. After visiting Lamayuru we drive to Leh. Overnight hotel. (BD)

 

Day 14:  Fly Delhi and home.

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