Lamayuru - Padum - Darcha Trek

Duration : 27 Nights / 28 Days

The classical Zanskar trek starting from Lamayuru Monastery. The trek passes over many high passes offering panoramic view of Zanskar Himalayas. Good Campsite being very near to the river feels like being very much near to the nature. Enroute visiting of Beautiful Monasteries like Alchi, Likir, and Regzong very close to the heart of Buddhist.
Day 01: Delhi - Leh Lend on kebje Bhakula Rinpochey air port pick up to Hotel. Rest and acclamatise, evening walk around the Leh city / Merket.
Day 02: Leh Leh palace, Tsemo Gonpa, Shanti stupa, Samkar Gonpa. Night at Hotel at leh.
Day 03: Leh Seeight seeing, Shey, Thiksey, Hemis, Stok Palace, night at Hotel.
Day 04: Leh - Lamayuru Leh to Lamayuru Via alchi, likir monastery. Night at lamayuru Hotel / camp.
Day 05: Lamayuru - Wanla, 4 hours walk After a copious breakfast at hotel, your trekking manager will take you to your base camp of trekking. Enroute visiting Lamayuru Monastery, you will drive to Lamayuru. Your trekking will start from this place. At Lamayuru for the nightstay purpose, you can opt for hotels or tents as per your wish. Overnight stay at lamayuru. Morning join the puja.
Day 06: Wanla - Hanupata 5 - 6 hrs Enjoy a delectable breakfast before setting out on a trek to Hanupatta. During this 5 hrs trekking, at first you will cross a flat section. Then you will trail along the right bank of Phenjilla. Then descend the slope to reach Hanupatta. Overnight at camp.
Day 07: Hanupata - Photoksar 6 - 7 Hrs After having breakfast at camp you will start your days trekking expedition for Photoksar. After 7 hours trekking through the stony valley and several rivers crossing you will enjoy an easy dive to Photoskar (3750mts) Valley. Nightstay.
Day 08: Photoksar - Sengge La - Stayangs camp 8 - 9 hrs This morning you will trek for the impressive Lingshet enroute visiting Sengge La. Pack your lunch and move out with your crew for Sengge La. From Photoskar, you will rise to the Bumiktse La (4200mts) first, then you will enjoy an easy descend to the adjacent lush dale which will lead you to the foot of the Sengge La.Have your lunch and take rest for a while. Post lunch move out for your next destination.
Day 09: Stayang - Lingshet Ascend Kiupa La (3850mts) and then enjoy a steep descent to the villages of Gongma. Get mesmerized by the stunning landscape of the valley of yulchung and Nierag. After crossing Murgum La (4100mts), you will reach Lingshet. Visit monastery. Nightstay at tent.
Day 10: Lingshet / Rest Today is a spare day and free for relaxation. Depending on the situation, programs vary each time. Explore the natural beauty and capture some precious moments with your camera. Overnight stay.
Day 11: Lingshet - Snertse via Hanamur la pass 8 - 9 hrs Today you will have the special experience of venturing into the lush green valleys and beautiful passes. To reach from Lingshet ascent to the Hanuma La pass (4700mts). From there enjoy a gradual descent to Snertse. Overnight at camp.
Day 12: Snertse - Hanumil 6 - 7 hrs This morning you will trek to your next stop Hanumil. After crossing a zigzag boulevard you will reach on the bank of Oma Chu River. From here, climb up to Parfi La (3900mts). At Parfi La, you will have your lunch and then decline to the foot of the pass. Take a stroll to the virgin plateau which will take you to Hanumil. Today you have trekked for 6 hours. Nightstay.
Day 13: Hanumil - Pishu 6 hrs Followed by a hearty breakfast in the camp, you will move out for Pishu. After walking through the easy and picturesque plateau, you will cross a river bridge and arrive at Pishu (05 hrs trekking). Late evening visit Pishu village and experience typical rural life. Nightstay.
Day 14: Pishu - Karsha 6 hrs After a night in Pishu, you will trek 5 hours for your next destination Karsha. Enroute cross Rinam. Trek along the banks of the Zanskar River to reach to Karsha. The trek along the Zanskar River is more exiting than other places of Ladakh. No places on earth can match the opulence of this gorge, which is much known for its thespian good looks.Overnight at Karsha.
Day 15: Karsha - Padum An easy trail across the river to Padum the capital town of Zanskar (3500 Mts.) padum is the head quarter of zanskar or Zangskar. It means a white copper of castle in inceint times of king palace, one side its also says the zangskar is rich in culture and male yak and femals yak and rich in milk, butter and cheeses. Overnight camp at Padum. Trek times 04 Hrs.
Day 16: Padum - Raru An easy trek along the Tsarap Lingti river. Enroute visit Bardan and Mune Monasteries. Overnight camp at Raru. Trek times 07 Hrs.
Day 17: Raru - Pepula An easy walk along the river a small tea shop at pepula on desert camp. Trek times 5-6 Hrs.
Day 18: Pepula - Kyalbok A one house hold and field. The camp was nice and wild camping place near by Tsarap river.
Day 19: Kyelbok to Phuktal Gonpa These days you can walk through the Tsarap river along the gorge. The monastery was found in 11th century by Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo. The gonpa was situated in huge cave, like a tiger mouth. Gonpa was rich in thankas, statues, shrine, and famous in wall painting.
Day 20: Phuktal - Kargyak On way you have warmly invite at my home kuru for the lunch. If you have time you can spent a night at my home. The treck leads through fields and villages. Kargyak is the3 last village of Zanskar while going towards Darcha. Camp at Kargyak. Trek times 09 Hrs.
Day 21: Kargyak - Lakhang A beautiful trek all the way to the campsite. After one trek in the morning, there is a huge big flat rock on the left-hand side of the trail, on which there is a figure of Lord Mahakala has self, appeared and this rock is well known to the people as Gonbo Rangion. Over night camp at Lakhang. Trek times 05 Hrs.
Day 22: Lakhang - Chumik Nakpo The trek starts with an ascend to Shingkuna-la pass (5150 Mts.) after the ass trek leads to Zanskar Sumdo, which is a long, descend. Trek times 07-8 Hrs.
Day 23: Chumik Nakpo - Zanskar Sumdo These days you can see the gadi of shepherds. The way was bit of rocky and cross the bridge of patanam river.zanskar sumdo is the border of zanskar.
Day 24: Zanskar Sumdo - Darcha An easy trek with at least two river crossings. Arrive Darcha on Manali-Leh Highway and camp along side of the river. Trek times 08 Hrs.
Day 25: Darcha - Manali Morning drive to Manali via Rohtang Pass. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight in the Hotel Holiday Inn Manali.
Day 26: Darcha pick Up by car to manali via Rotang pass, (3,978 m) the gateway to Manali, Lahoul, Spiti, and Pangi valleys. Night at Hotel .
Day 27: Seight seeing Seight seeing around the manali, water falls, hotspring water, Nagar Museum , Hadimba Temple, Gelukpa Gonpa.
Day 28: Manali - Delhi Manali Delhi by car / Volvo bus. Night at Delhi Hotels and see off at Delhi International Airport .

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