Lamayuru to Darcha Trek
High Altitude trek, Monasteries, villages and drive. Himachal-Ladakh
Local mountain guide / camping
23 Days (Delhi to Delhi)
One of the most important cross state trek this one is challenging and tough in grade and needs proper acclimatization good enough pre experience of trek and us definitely not for the novices. The trekking team size is huge for this trek thus it mostly looks like an expedition in technicality and preparations. From the valley of Sham to the Zanksar region it crosses several rivers and remote petit villages and finally the expeditions ends at Darcha in Himachal from where we drive to Manali. It also gives a chance to visit the most famous and remote monastery of Ladakh in Zanskar region, the Phuktal gompa which is otherwise not accessible by road and thus very less visite
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival at International Airport. Transfer to Hotel in New Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi-Leh
Transfer to Domestic Airport to connect flight to Leh. Meeting and assistance on arrival at Leh Airport and transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day free for acclimatization.
Day 03: Leh
Acclimatization / introductory tour of Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Overnight hotel at Leh
Day 04: Lamayuru-Wanla
Drive early morning from Leh to Lamayuru, Start trekking down the riverbed, pass the Lamayuru village. Following the flowof the river and cross it to enter the valley on the right. Gradual climbs up to Prinkiti La pass (3900Mts.) and then descend a narrow and dry gorge to reach Shila. Cross the river and camp at Wanla. Later visit the beautiful Gompa. Trek times 04 Hrs.
Day 05: Wanla-Hanupata
Trek on the left bank of the river Yapola and cross it to reach Phenjila. Then some easy and difficult stretches will bring you across the river and later enter the gorge to reach Hanupata. Camp just after the village of Hanupata. Trek times 05 Hrs.
Day 06: Hanupata-Photoksar
Initial trek along the river and later ascend up to Sirsirla (4800 Mts.) Descend on the other side and camp at Photoksar. Trek times 06 Hrs.
Day 07: Photoksar-Singila
A long day descends to Singila. Trek times 06 Hrs.
Day 08: Singila-Lingshet
Trek the high trail and cross over to Kubala. Cross the river near Skumpata village. Again ascend to Netuskila (3800 Mts.) and descend westwards to Lingshet. This is a religious and cultural centre of the area. The Gompa has 60 Lamas. Camp at Lingshet. Trek times 06 Hrs.
Day 09: Lingshet-Snetse
Trek up to the base of Hanumil, which is a fairly easy trek. Later steeps ascend to Hanuma La pass (4700 Mts.) After the pass, descend through a wild valley with glacial now and water. Camp at Snetse. Trek times 07 Hrs.
Day 10: Snetse-Hanumil
Trek along the spur, make a steep descend and cross the Zingchen Tokpo. Ascend once again to reach the Parifila and descend to the level of Zanskar river and rocky track leads to Hanumil village. Camp before the village. Trek times 05 Hrs.
Day 11: Hanumil-Pishu
The trail runs up the stream along the left bank of Zanskar River and leads to Pishu. Camp at Pishu. Trek times 06 Hrs.
Day 12: Pishu-Karsha
Trek to Karsha, enroute visit Rinam village and overnight camp at Karsha.Trek times 06 Hrs.
Day 13: Karsha-Padum
An easy trail across the river to Padum the capital town of Zanskar (3500 Mts.) Overnight camp at Padum. Trek times 04 Hrs.
Day 14: Padum-Raru
An easy trek along the Tsarap Lingti river. Enroute visit Bardan and Mune Monasteries. overnight camp at Raru. Trek times 07 Hrs.
Day 15: Raru-Purne
An easy walk along the river to Purne, a small village with only two families. Overnight camp at Purne. Trek times 04 Hrs.
Day 16: Purne-Phuktal-Purne
Leave early morning to visit Phuktal Monastery with packed lunch. Come back to camp in the evening. Overnight Purne. Trek times 05 Hrs.
Day 17: Purne-Kargyak
The track leads through fields and villages. Kargyak is the3 last village of Zanskar while going towards Darcha. Camp at Kargyak. Trek times 09 Hrs.
Day 18: Kargyak Lakhang
A beautiful trek all the way to the campsite. After one trek in the morning, there is a huge big flat rock on the left-hand side of the trail, on which there is a figure of Lord Mahakala has self, appeared and this rock is well known to the people as Gonbo Rangion. Over night camp at Lakhang. Trek times 05 Hrs.
Day 19: Lakhang Zanskar Sumdo
The trek starts with an ascend to Shingkuna-la pass (4900 Mts.) after the ass trek leads to Zanskar Sumdo, which is a long, descend. Trek times 06 Hrs.
Day 20: Zanskar Sumdo-Darcha
An easy trek with at least two river crossings. Arrive Darcha on Manali-Leh Highway and camp along side of the river. Trek times 08 Hrs.
Day 21: Darcha-Manali
Morning drive to Manali via Rohtang Pass. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight in the Hotel Holiday Inn Manali.
Day 22: Manali-Kullu-Delhi
On time departure transfer to Kullu airport to board the flight to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi met by representative at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel at Delhi.
Day 23: Depart Delhi
On time departure transfer to International airport to fly home.