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Trek to Zanskar over Shingo La
Route : Delhi - Manali - Jispa - Zanskar - Shingo la - Purne - Padam - Kargil - Leh
Total Duration : 17 Nights / 18 Days

This is one of the most popular treks staring from Lahul valley in Himachal and ends in Zanskar region of Ladakh. You enter into the most remote area of Zanskar region of Ladakh

Days on Trek: 09 Nights/10 Days
Maximum Elevation:5040 M
Starting Point of the Trek: Jispa in Lahul Valley
Rating: Difficult
Best time:  15 June to 15 Sep
Highlights: High Himalayas, remote zanskari tribal villages of Ladakh, phugtal monastery,

This is one of the most popular treks staring from Lahul valley in Himachal and ends in Zanskar region of Ladakh.  After crossing Shinglo you enter into the most remote area of Zanskar region of Ladakh. The trail takes you through many remote Zanskari villages and various old Buddhist monasteries there in. Walking along the Tsarp river we reach Padum, the heart of Zanskar region of Ladakh.

Preview of the Trek

  • Day 01: Delhi - Chandigarh - Manali
  • Day 02: Manali
  • Day 03: Manali - Jispa 7 Hours drive
  • Day 04: Jispa
  • Day 05: On Trek: Jispa - Darcha - Palmo
  • Day 06: Palmo - Zanskar Sumdo ( 3750 M) 6 hours walk
  • Day 07: Zanskar Sumdo to Chumik Nakpo (4150M) 5/6 Hours walk.
  • Day 08: Chumik Nakpo - Shingo La Pass (5090m) - Lakhong (4400 M)
  • Day 09: Lakhong - Kargiyak (3900 M) 5/6 hours walk
  • Day 10: Kargiyak - Purne  6/7 hours walk
  • Day 11: Purne - Phugtal gompa- Purne 4/5 hours walk
  • Day 12: Purne - Pipul (3500m) 6 hours walk
  • Day 13: Pipul - Raru (3400m) 5 hours walk
  • Day 14: Raru - Padum
  • Day 15: Padum - Kargil 9 Hours drive
  • Day 16: Kargil - Leh 7 hours drive
  • Day 17: Leh
  • Day 18: Leh - Delhi

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Day 01:  Delhi - Chandigarh-Manali
Fly to Chandigarh or board Shatabadi Express train from New Delhi to Chandigarh. On arrival at Chandigarh airport our driver will meet you and drive to Manali(9 hours drive). Overnight stay in Hotel in Manali.

Day 02: Manali
Rest day for acclimatization. Afternoon drive to Solang valley from where you go for 3 hours easy acclimatization walk from Solang to old Manali. Overnight in Hotel in Manali.

Day 03: Manali - Jispa 7 Hours drive
3 hours beautiful uphill drive takes us to the top of Rohtang pass(3980m). Once you crossing Rohtang Pass you will notice a dramatic change in the landscape-the green kullu valley is suddenly replaced by dry dessert of Lahul valley. Arrive Jispa and check in guest House.

Day 04:  Jispa
Rest day for acclimatization. Walk inside the villages. Overnight stay in Guest House.

Day 05: On Trek: Jispa - Darcha - Palmo
After a short drive from Jispa to Darch we start our trek to Palmo. We come across Chikka and Rarig villages on the way. Camp at Palmo for overnight stay.

Day 06: Palmo - Zanskar Sumdo (3750 M) 6 hours walk
We cross small streams on the way to reach Zanskar Sumdo. Late afternoon the streams get flooded so we have to arrive camp in time.

Day 07: Zanskar Sumdo to Chumik Nakpo(4150M) 5/6 Hours walk.
Leaving Zanskar Sumdo we cross over a hanging bridge to enter into Zanskar valley. Chumik Nakpo is the base of Shingo la pass.

Day 08: Chumik Nakpo - Shingo La Pass (5090m) -Lakhong (4400 M)
Leave after early breakfast. Steep ascent for three to four hours takes us to top of Shingola Pass. We have beautiful views of distant Himalayan peaks from the pass. Another three hours to descend down to camp at Lakong.

Day 09: Lakhong - Kargiyak (3900 M) 5/6 hours walk
The trek goes beneath the face of gomborangoo peak. Karigiak is the first village enroute and the most remote and highest village of Zanskar valley. Night in tents near the village.

Day 10: Kargiyak - Purne  6/7 hours walk
We cross three/four small villages of Zanskar to reach Purne, a small village with three to four houses. Night stay in tents near Purne village.

Day 11: Purne - Phugtal gompa - Purne 4/5 hours walk
This day we do a side tour of Phuktal monastery. A small trail along Tsarp river with chortens and religious banners leads us to Phuktal gompa. When viewed from a distance the monastery look like a beehive on top of a hill. Visit the monastery and talk to the monks. Later return back to Purne for night stay in tents.

Day 12: Purne - Pipul (3500m) 6 hours walk
Five to six hours of walk takes us to Pipul where we camp for night stay.

Day 13: Pipul - Raru (3400m) 5 hours walk
It is almost leveled walk passing through several other Zanskari villages to reach Raru.

Day 14: Raru - Padum
Mune Gompa and Bardan gompa are the two Buddhist monasteries we visit this day.  We reach Padum, the capital of Zanskar in the afternoon. Night stay in camp or guest house. Trek Ends. Padum is inhabited by Muslims as well as Buddhist people and is linked by road to Leh. Check in guest house in Padum.

Day 15: Padum - Kargil 9 Hours drive
We drive through the zanskar valley to Kargil where we spend our night in a hotel to break the long journey to Leh.

Day 16: Kargil - Leh 7 hours drive
Beautiful drive through the cold dessert of ladakh. Enroute we can visit ancient Lamayuru monastery. Arrive Leh and Check in Hotel.

Day 17: Leh
After breakfast visit Hemis and Thiksey monasteries in Leh. Afternoon walking tour of Leh palace and Shanti Stupa.

Day 18: Leh - Delhi
Morning transfer to airort for flight to Delhi. End of Tour

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