Zanskar Trekking

Zanskar Trekking

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

 Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
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.

Day 02: Delhi to Manali
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and spend the day sightseeing in Delhi, visiting 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.

Day 03: Arrival in Manali
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.

Day 04: Manali
After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing in Manali, including Rohtang Pass and a visit to Kullu. Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Manali to Jispa (3182 Meters) via Keylong
After breakfast, drive to Keylong, the capital village of the valley, exploring the bustling market. Continue to Jispa for an overnight camp.

Day 06: Jispa to Palamo (Chhalang Topko) (3580m) Trek (5 hours)
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.

Day 07: Palamo (Chhalang Topko) to Zanskar Sumdo (3750 meters) Trek (5-6 hours)
Trek to Zanskar Sumdo, the meeting point of two water sources, crossing a modern suspension bridge. Set up camp for the night.

Day 08: Zanskar Sumdo to Chhumiknakpo (4060 meters) Trek (5-6 hours)
Trek toward the stream flowing from Shingo La Pass, ascending slowly. Cross streams cautiously and reach Chhumiknakpo for an overnight camp.

Day 09: Chhumiknakpo to Lakong (4400 meters) over Shingo La (5100 meters) Trek (7 hours)
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.

Day 10: Lakong to Kargyak (4060 meters) Trek (5-6 hours)
Descend along the Kargyak River, crossing it cautiously. Reach Kargyak, the first and highest village in the valley, for a good camping site.

Day 11: Kargyak to Kuru-Testa-Purne (3745 meters) Trek (6-7 hours)
Gradually descend through little settlements, reaching Kuru or Teta villages. Follow the Kargyak River to Purne village for an overnight camp.

Day 12: Purni to Phuktal Gompa to Purni (3745 meters) Trek (5-6 hours)
Excursion to the famous Phuktal Monastery, covering approximately 14 km. Visit the dramatic monastery and return to Purne for lunch. Dinner and overnight camp.

Day 13: Purni to Reru-Mune (3650 meters) Trek (6-7 hours)
Descend through a Buddhist region, passing Chortens. Reach Reru village with a motorable road. Continue to Mune village for an overnight camp.

Day 14: Mune to Padam (3560 meters) Trek (6-7 hours)
Trek along the river to Bardan Gompas, one of the oldest in the region. Visit the monastery and trek down to Padum. Camp overnight.

Day 15: Padum
Full day sightseeing, including a walk to Karsha and Zangla gompas. Explore local villages around Padum. Overnight at camp.

Day 16: Padum to Rangdum
After breakfast, drive to Rangdum (4100m) covering 140 km. Pitch tents for the night and explore the monastery.

Day 17: Rangdum to Kargil
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.

Day 18: Kargil to Leh (3530 m): (245 km. 7-8 hrs drive)
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.

Day 19: Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis – Leh
Sightseeing trip to ancient monasteries, including Shey, Thiksey, and Hemis. Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 20: Leh to Delhi – Departure
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 IGI airport for the onward journey.

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