Trekking in Ladakh- Darcha-Padum Trek
Darcha Padum Trek Zanskar is known as the Lost World, The forgotten Valley, The land where Fairies Congregate. A moral order built around a refined religious faith and a sound economy based on sustainable land-use patterns have created a fulfilling and comfortable lifestyle despite the harsh surroundings. The trail that goes up from Darcha in Lahaul to descend into the Zanskar valley is one route that typifies this.
Cross the pass (13,000ft / 3,962 m) on foot. Buses and taxis are available for the rest of the Journey. In September, early snows could make the crossing of the Shinkun La into Zanskar difficult. Also, the road into Padum over the Pensi La could get blocked.
Duration: 10 Days
All the treks of Leh is connected by 'air' with Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu and Srinagar to the west and from Manali to the South.
Best time to Visit: June to September.
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Important Facts of Darcha Padum Trek
Duration : Maximum - 10 Days
Degree of Difficulty : 4 - Moderate to Rigorous.
How to Reach : Daily flights from Delhi to Bhunter near Kullu. From Manali, a seven hour drive over to the Rohtang pass to Darcha.
Cross the pass (13,000ft / 3,962 m) on foot. Buses and taxis are available for the rest of the Journey. In September, early snows could make the crossing of the Shinkun La into Zanskar difficult. Also, the road into Padum over the Pensi La could get blocked.Altitude Maximum height is 16,700 ft / 5,100m on the Shinkun La. Most of the walking is between 10,000 ft and 12,000 ft / 3,000 m and 3,650 m.
Highlights of Treks : Monasteries at Pukhtal, Mune, and Bardun. Good views of Gumbarojan Peak.
Support Services : Mules and ponies available through the advanced requirements, but not available on arrival. A tent is a must; guest houses only in a few places.
Emergency : Reasonable medical facilities in Leh, especially in the army hospital, including high altitude rescue facilities. Radio contact only at Padum. Only basic medical facilities at Padum.