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Zanskar Trekking Tour

Duration : 27 Nights / 28 Days
Destinations covered : Delhi - Manali - Darcha – Palemo - Zanskar - Chumi Napo - Lakham - Kurgiak - Tetha - Purni - Ichar - Mune - Padum - Karsha - Pishu - Hanumil - Snerstse - Lingshet - Photoksar - Hanupatta - Wanla - Lamayuru - Leh - Delhi.

Birla Mandir, DelhiDay 01 : Arrive Delhi
Where you will be met and transfered to your hotel. (Hotel B&B)

Day 02 : Delhi - Manali by bus

Day 03: Manali - Darcha
Early morning drive from Manali to Darcha. Arrive Darcha and overnight in Camp.

Day 04: Darcha - Palemo (3600m)
Leave Darcha, We start our journey with an easy walk into the valley. En route, we will visit the Chika and Rarik monasteries.

Day 05 : Palemo - Zanskar Sumdo (3860m)
We cross the river by a hanging pulley. Overnight at Zanskar Sumdo

Day 06 : Zanskar Sumdo - Chumi Napo (4640m)
Early morning trek from Zanskar Sumdo to Chumi Napo. The route leaves the valley and starts climbing up quite steeply towards the Shingo La pass.

Day 07 : Chumi Napo - Shingo La (5090m) - Lakham (4470m)
Prayer flags flapping in the wind mark the Shingo La pass, surrounded with fascinating views of the glaciers. An easy traverse of a glacier takes us to the valley and to the Lakham yak pastures.


Day 08 : Lakham - Kurgiak (4050m)
A gradual descent along the Kurgiak river, lined with mani walls. On the way, we will come across a few Doksas, where yaks are kept in summer time.

Day 09 : Kurgiak - Tetha (3950m)
The trail is now boarded by meadows of flowers and barley fields. Shortens are spread all the way and highlight the religious fervour of the Zanskaris.

Day 10: Tetha - Purni (3700m)
We visit Phuktal monastery (3850m), perched on the side of an impressive cliff. (4h return journey from Phuktal monastery to Purni)..

Day 11 : Purni - Ichar (3650m)

Day 12 : Ichar - Mune (3900m)
The trail goes up and down along the Tsarap river. On arriving at Mune, we will visit its monastery.

Day 13 : Mune - Padum (3600m)
En route we visit Bardan monastery, one of the most important in the area. Overnight in Padum.

Day 14 : Padum- Karsha (3600m)
A pleasant walk through fields. On the way we will visit Pepiting monastery and the Karsha Gompa--one of the most important in Zanskar and dating back to the 15th century. We have beautiful panoramic vistas of the full Himalayan range.



Day 15 : Karsha - Pishu (3470m)
We progress along the Zanskar river.

Day 16: Pishu - Hanumil (3380m)
An easy-going walk along the right bank of the river takes us to Rinam village. We continue to the tiny hamlet of Hanumil.

Shanti Stupa, LehDay 17 : Hanumil - Purfi La (3950m) - Snertse (3850m)
Up and down over a steep path.

Day 18 : Snerstse - Hanuma La (4950m) - Lingshet (4000m)
After a steep climb we reach the Purfi La pass, from where the panorama towards the Ladakhi and Zanskari ranges is quite impressive. Visit of Lingshet monastery.

Day 19: Lingshet - Camp before Singue La (4550m)
We start a long and gradual ascent to the Netuke La pass (4280m), where we have a wonderful view towards the Nierag valley. The trail then descends shortly to reach Skimpata and Gongma villages, then climbs steeply to reach the second pass, Khyupa La (4300m).

Day 20 : Camp before Singue La - Singue La (5050m) - Photoksar (4200m)
An amazing spectacle of hanging icefalls. We descend towards the Photang river and progress through barley fields.

Day 21: Photoksar - Sirsir La (4850m) - Hanupatta (3760m)
Photang valley turns into a gorge labyrinth, which forces us to make a detour via Sirsir La pass. Three shortens mark Hanupatta and its giant hundred-year-old cedar, flanked by colorful prayer flags.


Day 22 : Hanupatta - Wanla (3250m)
We head down towards the Photang valley and climb up to the Panjila pass(3410m). We finally descend to Wanla and visit its tiny monastery.

Day 23 : Wanla - Lamayuru (3420m)
Visit of the monastery at Lamayuru, which is the biggest in western Ladakh and was built in the 16th century on the site of a much older temple. The gompa is very well kept and famous for its many colorful wall paintings.

Day 24 :
Lamayuru - Leh (3500m) by bus.

Day 25 :
Free day in Leh for personal activities.

Day 26 :
Leh - Delhi by plane. (Hotel B&B)

Day 27 : At leisure in Delhi
Safety day for your international flight. (Hotel B&B)

Day 28 : Leh
Delhi Transfer to airport and fly back home.