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Valley of Zanskar (Darcha - Padum)

Duration: 20 Days 19 Nights
Activities: 10 day trek / 12 night in camp or guest house / 7 night in hotel
Regions: North India
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Chandigarh - Manali - Darcha - Palamu - Zanskar Sumdo - Chumi Napko - Lakham - Kurgiak - Bepul - Purne - Phuktal Gompa - Prune - Padum - Kargil - Leh - Delhi
Best Time: April, May, June, July, August, September

Overview

A trek starting from green valley of Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh to barren and rugged landscape of Zanskar. Change of Himalayan topography and profile is most evident and interesting. This is very popular for years and still a must on trekkers’ wish list. The trek terminates at Padum – the capital of Zanskar and a major center of Buddhism.

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Day 1: Arrive - Delhi

Met on arrival at Delhi international airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Delhi - Chandigarh - Manali

Early morning board fast train to Chandigarh. Met on arrival at Chandigarh and drive (310 km) to Manali (1920 mt) via Kullu and Mandi for overnight stay.

Day 3: Manali

Morning at leisure and preparation of trek. Afternoon proceed for half day city tour. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 4: Manali - Darcha

Morning drive to reach Darcha (3360 M) by covering appox 140 kms in 6-7 hrs. Stop at Rohtang Pass (3980 M) for photograph. Continue to reach Darcha. Arrive and overnight stay in tents besides the river.

Day 5: Darcha - Palamu

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Palamu (3580 M) by covering appox 12 kms in 3-4 hrs. Todays trek is easy and gradual ascent all the way to Palamu. Overnight in tents.

Day 6: Palamu - Zanskar Sumdo

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Zanskar Sumdo (3750 M) by covering appox 14 kms in 4-5 hrs. You will cross the river by a trolley just before the camp. Overnight in tents.

Day 7: Zanskar Sumdo - Chumi Napko

Morning after breakfast start trekkingf to reach Chumi Nakpo (4060 M) by covering appox 14 kms in 4-5 hrs. A steep climb just after the camp and climb down gradually upto Chmi Nakpo. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 8: Chumi Napko - Lakham

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Lakham (4100 M) by crossing Shingo La (5100 M) by covering appox 16 kms in 6-7 hrs. The climb to the pass is not hard but climbing down is hard through the glacier. Arrtive and overnight stay in tents.

Day 9: Lakham - Kurgiak

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Kurgiakh (4060 M) by covering approx 14 kms. Now you will find the difference in the features of the of the mountains as you are in Zanskar. Arrive and set-up camp for overnight stay.

Day 10: Kurgiak - Bepul

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Bepul (3950 M) by covering approx 14 kms. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.

Day 11: Bepul - Purne

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Purni (3700 M) by covering approx 12 kms. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.

Day 12: Prune - Phuktal Gompa - Prune

Morning after breakfast start trekking for an excursion to Phutkal Gompa which is one of the most impressive gompas in Ladakh by covering approx 14 kms. In the afternoon return back to Purne for overnight stay.

Day 13: Prune - Mune

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Mune (3650 M) by covering approx 12 kms. Arrive and set-up camp for overnight stay. Day 14: Mune - Padum

Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Padum (3560 M) by covering approx 12 kms. Padum is the old capital of Zanskar. Arrive and overnight stay in tents. Day 15: Padum

Explore Padum. Overnight in Camp.

Day 16: Padum - Kargil

Drive to Kargil through Suru Valley. Enroute visit Rangdum Gompa. Arrive and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 17: Kargil - Leh

Drive to Leh enroute visit Lamayuru Monastery, Alchi Choskor. Arrive & overnight in hotel.

Day 18: Leh

In the morning, proceed for sightseeing tour of monasteries of Indus Valley. Visit the famous monasteries of Shey, Thiksay & Hemis. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 19: Leh - Delhi

Early morning fly to Delhi. Met on arrival at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 20: Depart Delhi

Optional sightseeing of Delhi. Transfer to International airport in time to board flight for onward destination.

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