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Leh Padum – Darcha Treking in Zanaskar - 22 Days

Leh Padum – Darcha Treking in Zanaskar
Leh Padum – Darcha Treking in Zanaskar

Leh tour with Zanaskar Valley gives you the amazing experience of trekking. This wonderful trip starts from the Delhi.

Ladakh is a most favorite place of the nature and adventure lovers. It is a heaven on the earth. Wonderful cascades, high snow full mountains, large white barrens, lush green trees, tranquil environment and amazing beauty of Leh Ladakh region dazes you. It is also full with several amazing valleys and towns like Saspol, Kargil, Rangdom, Padum, Raru and many more.

Zanaskar valley is an extra beautiful region of Leh Ladakh. Zanaskar valley lies to the south west of Leh and isolated by the Himalayan and Zanaskar ranges. It is the most beautiful of all the trans- Himalayan valleys. Zanskar is the best place of trekking tour. Frozen river, blue clear sky, deep trenches, snow covered area and wonderful steeps attract trekkers towards it.

Truly India Tours presenting Leh trekking Zanaskar tour with our experienced trainers and best services.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour. 

Day 1
Arrive Delhi

Fly from your country to New Delhi. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2

Breakfast at Hotel and then leave for full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visitingJamia Masjid, enjoy rickshaw ride in narrow alleys of old Delhi through KinariBazaar And 400 years old Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, Crematory of Mahatma Gandhi, Birla Temple, Parliament House, Presidential House, India Gate, Government buildings & Qutab Minar. Welcome dinner will be organized at Village Restaurant Bistro with Indian Cultural dances. Return Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3
Delhi- Leh

Assistance upon arrival and transfer to domestic airport to connect flight for Leh - 3500 Mts. meet upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Day free for rest and acclimatisation.

Day 4

Fullday sightseeing of Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5

Morning sightseeing tour of Phyang & Saspol. Afternoon visit Shankar Gompa. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6
Leh - Saspol

After breakfast depart for Saspol. Lunch in camp. Afternoon visit Alchi monastery: originally a red hats monastery, and was founded in the 11th century. This is the oldest monastery in whole Ladakh. Return to camp. Overnight in camp.

Day 7
Saspol - Kargil

Depart for kargil over two passes Fatu La - 4100 Mts. & Namikala -3750 Mts. Enroute visit Lamayury monastery: this monastery was built in 11th century by Rinchen Zankpo and belongs to yellow sect. Overnight in camp.

Day 8
Kargil - Rangdom

Breakfast at hotel depart for Rangdom. We drive through rough & dusty road. We stop at Panikhar for passport check and proceed to Rangdom. Overnight in camp.

Day 9
Rangdom - Padum

Depart Rangdom for Padum - 3650 Mts. Over Pansi La - 4400 Mts. Padum is the head quarter of Zanskar. Overnight in camp.

Day 10
Padum - Raru

The trail follows the Tsarap Chu along the dusty foundation of jeep track through the villages to Mune. From here easy walk of one hour will take use to camp. Overnight in camp.

Day 11
Raru - Phebula

Descend down to Lingti Chu and cross over through a wooden bridge and climb up to a small pass. Descend steeply to Main River valley and follow the right hand side of the river until we reach our campsite. Overnight in camp.

Day 12
Phebula - Purne

The trail goes through some impressive gorge. Descend down to the right hand side of the valley, which is the meeting point of the two rivers. Kargiah Chu. Cross here through a wooden bridge and another 20 minutes to camp. Overnight in camp.

Day 13
Purne - Phuktal - Purne

Day excursion to Phuktal monastery, one of the most impressive in Zanskar, this monastery has been carved right out of the mountain wall and set in huge lime stone cave. Phuktal was founded in the middle of the 15the century and belongs to yellow sect. Overnight in camp.

Day 14
Purne - Kargiah

Re-cross the wooden bridge over Kargiah Chu & then steep ascends of one hour till we reach Yal. Descend down then trail continues through Testa & Kuru villages before recrossing the river by the bridge below Tanze village. The main trail continues for five Kms to Kargiah. The last village en-route to Shigo La. Overnight in camp.

Day 15
Purne - Phuktal - Purne

The trial stays on the East Side of the Kargiah Chu, winding across yak pastures used by the herdsmen till late Autum. Cross-easy streams for times until we reach rocky path, where one can see Himalayan blue poppies. Cross the river Shingo & camp on the other side of the river overnight in camp.

Day 16
Base - Shingo La - Ramjak

The climb to pass takes 03 hrs with the trail ascending steeply before traversing the main ridge below the pass. Nice view of Amid hanging glaciers & peaks. The descent traverses the glacier immediately below the pass. Crossing lateral moraine to a goat track near camp.

Day 17
Ramjak - Zankar Saamdu

From here the trail descends to the Barari river and further to the from here the Conflunce of the river Zankar Samdu cross the river by rope bridge & further 20 minutes to camp overnight in camp.

Day 18
Zankar Samdu - Palamo

Immediately after leaving camp the trail passes through big rock boulders then descent to the far side through boulders, fields and grazing land with the occasional birch tree. Cross the small over wood log to reach camp. Overnight.

Day 19
Palmo - Darcha

Cross the river over a stone bridge. It then 05 Kms. Down valley to Darcha. Overnight in camp.

Day 20
Darcha - Manali

Depart for Manali passing through Keylong which is the head quarter of the Lahoul valley. We pass over Rothang la- 3850 Mts. 7 then descent down to Manali. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21
Manali - Chandigarh

After breakfast leave Manali for Chandigarh. Arrive & check in at Hotel, afterwards visit Nek Chand Garden & local Assembly of Punjab & Haryana. Return to Hotel for overnight stay

Day 22
Chandigarh - Delhi Departure

Breakfast at Hotel and transfer to Railway Station to board train Shatabadi express for New Delhi. Arrive & full day explore in busy markets. In the late evening transfer to International airport to board flight back to your country.

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