LEH LADAKH – THE LAND OF HIGH PASSES
Leh Ladakh, lying amidst greater mountain passes of the Himalayas and the Karakoram is bewitched with high terrains. The far north of India neighbouring Tibet, Kashmir and the Karakoram, this serene land of the Himalayas brings inescapable natural wonders for everyone.
Trekking tours in Ladakh is an amazing experience as it takes one to remote places with natural wonders, Mountain passes, magnificent valleys and pristine lakes combined with Tibetan Buddhist culture and ancient monasteries located at very unusual locations that you would find it hard to believe. It is an unforgettable experience of forever!
Zanskar is a land hidden between the formidable peaks of the great Himalayan ranges and it was until recently one of the most inaccessible places in the world. It is a large area of about 5000 made up of two valleys, the Stod, which connects up with the Suru valley and Kargil regions, and the Tsarap, which follows from the north of Zanskar. Ultimately, it joins the main Zanskar river. Zanskar remains inaccessible for nearly eight months every year due to heavy winter snowfall resulting in closure of all access passes. Because of its remoteness, Zanskar is often described as the lost valley. The exceptional adventure of Zanskar begins at the trek starting point of Raru.
In order to begin in Raru, we need to get to Leh or Srinagar first. Then we must drive to Kargil and from there travel another 240 kms to Padum as soon as you reach Zanskar. It is of utmost importance to have a some time to relax and acclimatize.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 01: Delhi
Day 02: Delhi
Day 03: Delhi – Leh
Day 04: Leh
Day 05: Leh – Basgo – Likir – Alchi (60 Kms – 3 to 4 Hrs)
Day 06: Alchi – Lamayuru – Fotula – Mulbek – Kargil (178 Kms – 5 to 6 Hrs)
Day 07: Kargil – Rangdum – Padum (290 Kms – 8 to 9 Hrs)
Day 08: Padum (Sightseeing in Zanskar: - Sani Gompa, Bardan and Zongkul Monastery)
Day 09: Padum (Sightseeing in Zanskar: - Karsha and Stongde Monastery)
Day 10: Padum – Chha (drive) – Dorzong Village (Trek)
Day 11: Trek Kalbok – Phukthal Gompa (5 – 6 Hrs)
Day 12: Trek Phukthal – Tangtak Gompa (6 – 7 Hrs)
Day 13: Trek – Day trip to Shade (3 – 4 Hrs)
Day 14: Trek Tangthak – Hormoche via Naylokungtse La and Gotungla (7 – 8 Hrs)
Day 15: Trek Hormoche – Sathak Village (6 – 7 Hrs)
Day 16: Trek Sathak – Tsokmesik (6 – 7 Hrs)
Day 17: Trek Tsokmesik – Marang La base (4 – 5 Hrs)
Day 18: Trek to Lungo via Marang La (6 – 7 Hrs)
Day 19: Trek Lungo – Sangtha (6 – 7 Hrs)
Day 20: Trek Sangtha – Pangche Do (Nomad Village)
Day 21: Drive to Leh
Day 22: Leh – Delhi