Treking Zanskar Region


Destination: Darcha - Padum - Kargil

Duration: 15 nights / 16 days


Day 01: Arrive- Delhi

where you will be met and transfered to your hotel. (Hotel B&B)

Day 02: Delhi - Manali by Flight / Taxi 

Day 03: Manali - Darcha  by Jeep

Early morning drive from Manali to Darcha. Arrive Darcha and overnight in Camp.

Day 04: Darcha - Palemo (3600m)

Leave Darcha, We start our trek 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 - Kargil (3700m) 

Drive from Padum to Kargil, Overnight at Kargil

Day 15: Kargil - Leh (3500m) 

Drive from Kargil to Leh, Overnight at Leh hotel.

Day 16: Leh – Delhi

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