Zanskar Trek

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Day 1:- Arrive – Delhi
On arrival at Delhi meet with our representative and then transfer to hotel . Rest of the day at leisure . overnight at hotel

Day 2:- Delhi – Manali
In the morning after having your breakfast check out from the hotel and do the full day sightseeing of Delhi by Visiting Red fort,Parliament House, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar. In the night transfer towards I.S.B.T to catch the Volvo bus for the Manali. Overnight on board.

Day 3:- Arrrive – Manali
In the morning arrive at Manali & check in at the hotel. Rest of the day for the rest. In the evening take a stroll at Mall road. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4:- Manali
In the morning after breakfast take a full day sightseeing Manali such as Rohtang Pass and can visit Kullu as well. In the evening back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5:- Manali – Keylong – Jispa(3182 Meters) 122 kms- 6 hours
After breakfast commence drive to Keylong the capital village of this valley, Keylong is a bustling village & a very interesting market. Walk around Keylong & time permitting walk on the other side of the hill stands the most celebrated monastery of Lahaul called Khardung. Late afternoon drive to Jispa for overnight camp.
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Day 6:- Jispa – Palamo(Chhalang-Topko)(358 0m) Trek 5 hours
This trek starts from the Himachal region and ends in the Ladakh region. Darcha is a village in the L of Himachal region and is the gateway to the Zanskar valley in the Ladakh region. Trek to Palamo (Chhalang Topko) passing through two Himachal villages Chhika & Rarik, now the road is leading till Palamo bridge, but it is better to do trek till Palamo, not by drive, dinner & overnight camp.

Day 7:- Palamo (Chhalang Topko) – Zanskar Sumdo (3750 meters)
Trek 5-6 Hrs The trail gradually ascends till reaching the awesomely beautiful Zanskar Sumdo, which is the meeting point of two water sources. The river here was once dangerous to cross but is now made safe by a modern suspension bridge. The pack cannot cross on it and therefore must be unloaded so that they can swim through the river. This bridge is situated on the boundaries of Zanskar and Lahaul valleys and from here you entire the Zanskar valley. From here ascend a little further to reach Zanskar Sumdo where you camp overnight.

Day 8:- Zanskar Sumdo To Chhumiknakpo (4060 meters) Trek 5-6 hours
Trek towards the stream flowing from Shingo La Pass. The initial stretch towards Shingo La Pass has to be trekked very slowly, as the trail is steep and high altitude. A number of streams have to be crossed on the trail, which are extremely cold and have to be crossed very cautiously and slowly. The first campsite is a pasture called Chhumiknakpo. Overnight at camp.

Day 9:- Chhumiknakpo – Lakong (4400 meters) over Shingo La (5100 meters) Trek 7 hours
The trail steeply ascends along a stream and then after further ascending across a snow-filled path, reaches Shingo La Pass. From the top of the Pass, there are spectacular views of the peaks of Ladakh. >From this pass, the trail initially descends steeply down till the meadows of Lakong, which is a good camping site at the foot of the Shingo La. overnight dinner & camp.

Day 10:- Lakong-Kargyak (4060 meters)Trek 5-6 hours
The trail descends along the wide Kargyak River, which is difficult to cross if there has been a lot of snow melting during the day, increasing the depth of the water. After crossing the river, continue down the valley past the beautiful sheer-sided mountain called Gumburanjon (5900m). Kargyak is the first and highest village in this valley. There are good campsites beneath this village.

Day 11:- Kargyak-Kuru-Testa-Purne(3745 metes)Trek 6-7 hours
The trail gradually descends and runs along little settlements. The houses in this region are very simple compared to the elaborate architecture found in other parts of Zanskar valley. The houses are built below ground level to keep them insulated during the long cold winter months. Trek along these little villages, Kuru or Teta. From herefollow the Kargyak River down the valley till Purne village. This village has a good campsite and one can even take a side trip to Phuktal. Overnight camp.

Day 12:- Purni-Phuktal Gompa-Purni(3745 meters)Trek 5-6 hours
After a leisurely breakfast commence excursion to the most famous & dramatic monastery of Phuktal which in one the most impressive Gompas in Ladakh by covering approx 14 kms. Where the spectacular Gelukpa monastery is situated around a sacred spring that originates from a deep cave. It is a fantastic sight with the monastery buildings built on the face of a rock, while the temple is situated in the cave. Trek back to Purne after visiting the monastery to camp for lunch. Dinner & overnight camp.

Day 13:- Purni- Reru-Mune (3650 meters)Trek 6-7 hours
The trek gradually descends through this Buddhist region and you will come across a couple of Chortens on the way. So according to custom, always go from the left side of the Chortens, which are stonewalls with religious inscriptions. Reaching Reru village you find the moterable road from Padum to Reru village. Behind the village one small lake and protected forest area the location is top on a small plateau. Continue along the river until you reach the village and monastery of Mune. The friendly monks show you around the monastery. Dinner and overnight camp.

Day 14:- Mune-Padam (3560 meters)Trek 6-7 hours
The trek runs along the river until reaching the Bardan Gompas, which is one of the oldest Gompas of the region. The friendly monks will show you around the Gompas, which also houses a gigantic prayer wheel, which stands over three meters high. After visiting the monastery, trek down till Padum, which is only a little away. Camp overnight.

Day 15 : Padum
Full day sightseeing by walk to Karsha & Zangla gompas. Rest of the time explores the local village around the Padum. Overnight at camp.

Day 16 : Padum – Rangdum
After breakfast drive to Rangdum (4100m) by covering 140 km. On arrival at Rangdum pitch the tent for overnight. Rest of the day explores the monastery.

Day 17 : Rangdum – Suru Valley – Kargil
Early morning drive to Kargil 7-8 hrs/covering 145 km. Over the Pensila pass (4250m), en-route visit the Nomadic camp, & shepherd houses. Enter the Suru Valley : One of the most beautiful regions of Ladakh , the Suru Valley forms the mainstay of Kargil district. Lying nestled along the north-eastern foothills of the great Himalayan Wall, it extends from Kargil town, first southward for a length of about 75 Kms Upto the expanse around Panikhar, thence eastward for another stretch of nearly 65 kms upto the foot of the Penzila watershed where the Suru valley rises. Its composite population of about 30,000 — mainly of Tibeti-Darad descent– are Muslims who had converted their Buddhist faith around the middle of the 16th century. The upper valley reaches of the valley, particularly around the Sankoo bowl, the Panikhar expense and the higher stretch beyond, present a spectacle of breathtaking features-majestic mountain ramparts crowned by snow capped peaks, undulating alpine slopes draining into wild mountain streams of foaming cascades of pristine water, awesome glaciers descending along the Himalayan slopes to the river bed in riverine formation, Quaint villages of adobe houses straggling dry hillocks surrounded by large tracts of lush crops downward the patches of alpine pastures uphill. The beauty of this region is further enhanced by the sheer contrast provided by the towering peaks of Kun (7035 m)and Nun (7135 m) which loom over the skyline in their crystalline majesty. Dinner & overnight at Hotel.

Day 18 : Kargil – Lamayuru – Leh (3530 m): (245 km. 7-8 hrs drive):
After breakfastdrive towards Leh, enroute visit the historical site of Mulbekh. Later continue drive to Lamayuru. Visit Lamayuru monastery. In the afternoon drive further 1 & Half hrs drive to Leh. On arrival check into hotel for overnight.

Day 19 :  Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis – Leh
On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area, Shey, Thiksey, Hemis. In the evening back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20 : Leh – Delhi – Departure
Early in the morning check out from the hotel, then transfer to Domestic airport to catch the flight for Delhi. Upon on  arrival at Delhi, transfer to IGI airport to catch the flight to your onward destination.

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