Zanskar Valley

Zanskar Trekking / 20 Day Itinerary

Zanskar Trekking
Zanskar Trekking
Zanskar Trekking
Zanskar Trekking
Zanskar Trekking

TRIP GRADE: Strenuous
SEASON: Early May to October
ALTITUDE: 5300 Mts / 17384 Feet

Upon arrival, meet our local representative at the airport, who will assist with check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and spend the day sightseeing in Delhi, visiting the Red Fort, Parliament House, Jama Masjid, and Qutub Minar. In the evening, transfer to I.S.B.T.. to catch the Volvo bus for Manali. Overnight on board.

Arrive in Manali in the morning and check-in at the hotel. Rest for the day, and in the evening, take a stroll on Mall Road. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing in Manali, including Rohtang Pass and visiting Kullu. Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, drive to Keylong, the capital village of the valley, exploring the bustling market. Continue to Jispa for an overnight camp.

Embark on a trek to Palamo, passing through Himachal villages Chhika and Rarik. The trail leads to Palamo Bridge, where it’s better to trek than drive. Dinner and overnight camp.

Trek to Zanskar Sumdo, the meeting point of two water sources, crossing a modern suspension bridge. Set up camp for the night.

Trek toward the stream flowing from Shingo La Pass, ascending slowly. Cross streams cautiously and reach Chhumiknakpo for an overnight camp.

Ascend to Shingo La Pass for spectacular views, then descend to the meadows of Lakong. Camp at the foot of Shingo La. Dinner and overnight camp.

Descend along the Kargyak River, crossing it cautiously. Reach Kargyak, the first and highest village in the valley, for a good camping site.

Gradually descend through little settlements, reaching Kuru or Teta villages. Follow the Kargyak River to Purne village for an overnight camp.

Excursions to the famous Phuktal Monastery, which covers approximately 14 km. Visit the dramatic monastery and return to Purne for lunch. Dinner and overnight camp.

Descend through a Buddhist region, passing Chortens. Reach Reru village with a motorable road. Continue to Mune village for an overnight camp.

Trek along the river to Bardan Gompas, one of the oldest in the region. Visit the monastery and trek down to Padum. Camp overnight.

Full-day sightseeing, including a walk to Karsha and Zangla Gompas. Explore local villages around Padum. Overnight at camp.

After breakfast, drive 140 km to Rangdum (4100m). Pitch tents for the night and explore the monastery.

Early morning drive to Kargil, covering 145 km over the Pensila Pass (4250m). En route, visit Nomadic camps and shepherd houses. Enter the picturesque Suru Valley—dinner and overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, drive towards Leh, visiting the historical site of Mulbekh. Continue to Lamayuru, visit Lamayuru Monastery, and drive further to Leh. Check into the hotel for an overnight stay.

Sightseeing trips to ancient monasteries, including Shey, Thiksey, and Hemis. Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Check out from the hotel in the morning and transfer to the domestic airport for the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to I.G.I.I airport for the onward journey.

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