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Ladakh Zaskar Treking
The land which can be described only in Speculative Expanse - Geographical, historical and human factors have endowed this region, known earlier as Manyul “the land of men” with its unique character and place in the World. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalayas, the Karakoram, the Ladakh range & the Zanskar range. Is located in the rain - shade of the Himalaya, is arctic, high altitude, mountainous desert. It has beautiful wild flowers, a wide range of mountain animals, hundred of species of resident and migratory birds, and hospitable, hardy, cheerful and courteous people. The people are an amalgam of the Tibetan, Balti, Dard and Aryan ethnic strains. Isolated regions of Zanskar foster the non-Mongoloid Drogpa tribe in the Indus valley between Khalsi and Battalik, and the Changpa nomadic shepherds of the Eastern plains are some of the most attractive and fruitful subjects of study & Travel.

Day 01
Arrive Delhi, where you will be met and transfered to your hotel. (Hotel B&B)
Day 02
Delhi - Manali by bus.
Day 03
Manali - Darcha by bus. :Early morning drive from Manali to Darcha. Arrive Darcha and overnight in Camp.
Day 04
Darcha - Palemo (3600m) in 5h :Leave Darcha, We start our journey with an easy walk into the valley. En route, we will visit the Chika and Rarik monasteries.
Day 05
Palemo - Zanskar Sumdo (3860m) in 5h.: We cross the river by a hanging pulley. Overnight at Zanskar Sumdo
Day 06
Zanskar Sumdo - Chumi Napo (4640m) in 5h.: 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) in 6h.: 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) in 6h: 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), in 7h: 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), in 2h: 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) in 4h
Day 12
Ichar - Mune (3900m), in 5h: The trail goes up and down along the Tsarap river. On arriving at Mune, we will visit its monastery.
Day 13
Mune - Padum (3600m) in 6h: En route we visit Bardan monastery, one of the most important in the area. Overnight in Padum
Day 14
Padum- Karsha (3600m) in 3h: A pleasant walk through fields. On the way we will visit Pepiting monastery and the Karsha Gompa--one of the most important in Zanskar and dating back to the 15th century. We have beautiful panoramic vistas of the full Himalayan range.
Day 15
Karsha - Pishu (3470m) in 5h: We progress along the Zanskar river.
Day 16
Pishu - Hanumil (3380m) in 5h: An easy-going walk along the right bank of the river takes us to Rinam village. We continue to the tiny hamlet of Hanumil.
Day 17
Hanumil - Purfi La (3950m) - Snertse (3850m) in 6h: Up and down over a steep path.
Day 18
Snerstse - Hanuma La (4950m) - Lingshet (4000m) in 6h: After a steep climb we reach the Purfi La pass, from where the panorama towards the Ladakhi and Zanskari ranges is quite impressive. Visit of Lingshet monastery.
Day 19
Lingshet - Camp before Singue La (4550m), in 6h: We start a long and gradual ascent to the Netuke La pass (4280m), where we have a wonderful view towards the Nierag valley. The trail then descends shortly to reach Skimpata and Gongma villages, then climbs steeply to reach the second pass, Khyupa La (4300m).
Day 20
Camp before Singue La - Singue La (5050m) - Photoksar (4200m) in 6h: An amazing spectacle of hanging icefalls. We descend towards the Photang river and progress through barley fields.
Day 21
Photoksar - Sirsir La (4850m) - Hanupatta (3760m) in 6h: Photang valley turns into a gorge labyrinth, which forces us to make a detour via Sirsir La pass. Three shortens mark Hanupatta and its giant hundred-year-old cedar, flanked by colorful prayer flags.
Day 22
Hanupatta - Wanla (3250m) in 5h: We head down towards the Photang valley and climb up to the Panjila pass(3410m). We finally descend to Wanla and visit its tiny monastery.
Day 23
Wanla - Lamayuru (3420m) in 4h: Visit of the monastery at Lamayuru, which is the biggest in western Ladakh and was built in the 16th century on the site of a much older temple. The gompa is very well kept and famous for its many colorful wall paintings.
Day 24
Lamayuru - Leh (3500m) by bus:
Day 25
Free day in Leh for personal activities.
Day 26
Leh – Delhi by plane. (Hotel B&B)