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Adventure Travel Jammu & Kashmir
Padum/Zanskar (3531m) in the
Kargil sub-division of Ladakh is located between the Great Himalayan Range to
the S and the Indus Valley to the North two
rivers, flowing towards each other along the northern flank of the Great
Himalaya, meet in the broad plain of Padum. They become the Zanskar river which
flows off northwards through a gorge in the Zanskar range, to meet the Indus at
Nimo. This T-shaped complex of valleys is Zanskar, opened to motor traffic only
in 1980 when a road was built via the Suru Valley and Rangdum and over the Penzi-la. The Great attractions are the
Buddhist culture, beautiful monasteries, awe-inspiring barren mountain and the
twin peaks for Nun (7135m).
Zanskar Trek - (Padum to Lamayuru)
Arrive Delhi met upon arrival and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Transfer to domestic airport in time to board flight for Leh (3531 m). Leh is
situated on the banks of the river Indus. Arrive and overnight stay at the
Morning sightseeing for half day tour of Leh palace, Leh Gompa and bazaar.
Excursion to Spituk, Phyang and Shankar Gompas. Overnight stay in hotel.
Morning drive 230 kms to Kargil (3440 M) which is also the half way
point of Srinagar Leh highway. It is also the second largest town
after Leh in Ladakh. Arrive and overnight stay at the hotel.
Morning drive to Rangdum (7-8 hours approx.).
Rangdum is an elliptical expanded plateau
surrounded by colourful hills on the one side and glacier encrusted rocky
mountains on the other. Visitors to Zanskar
generally prefer to break the grueling, 240 Km-long rough road journey for an
overnight halt here. Overnight stay in tents.
Morning drive to visit Rangdum Gompa proceed to Padum
Trekking in Padum or Padam, the
capital of Zanskar region, opens up several outlying villages and monasteries,
which form the nucleus of the region. This hard but very rewarding trek takes
one from Padum to Zangla. As on the Padum- Lamayuru Trek and is only
recommended for the second half of August because from Zangla to Markha many
crossings have to be made over large rivers.
Padum (3505 m) is the present day administrative
headquarters of the region. (7-8 hours
approx.). Padum is the capital town of Zanskar. Overnight stay in tents.
Padum / Karsha
Morning We will start your first day's trek to Karsha (3610 M) by covering
approx. 7 kms in 3-4 hrs crossing the Doda river. A 15th century Gelupa
Monastery (popularly known as Karsha Gompa) Dominates the scene. overnight stay
in the tents.
Morning We will start trekking to Pishu (3665 M) by covering approx. 13 km in
4-5 along the river Zanskar. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.
Morning drive will start trekking to reach Hanumil (3960 M) by covering approx,
14 km in 4-5 hrs through Pidmu after continuing to the left bank of river
Zanskar. Overnight stay in The tents.
Morning drive will start trekking to reach Snertse (3745 M/15 kms). After
crossing a steep and difficult climb to the pass, Purfila (3900 M). From the
pass it is a steep descent upon Omachu river and from there it is about one km
climb upto a wonderful Campsite at Snertse. Overnight stay in the tents.
Lion's pass which is also the highest pass on this trek. First the climb is
through the terminal Moraine and then through the long Glacier. The climb is not
steep but the Descent through the steep Glaciers a little difficult. Proceed to
Photoksar via another pass called Boumitse La (4200 M). The day is quite long
and Tiring, 7-8 hours approx. Photoskar village is a town of clusters of Homes,
Green Fields, and a Gompa above in a dark brown cut crop. Overnight stay in the
Lingshet / Foot of
Early morning start trekking to the base of Singla, 6-7 hrs approx. Overnight in
Foot of Shingela /
Shingela / Photoksar (Trek)
Early morning start climb up the Shingela Pass (5230 M) which takes about 2
hours. Shingela means the lion's pass which is also the highest pass on this
trek. First the climb is through the terminal Moraine and then through the long
The climb is not steep but the
Descent through the steep Glaciers a little difficult. Proceed to Photoskar
village is a town of clusters of Homes, Green Fields and a Gompa above in a dark
brown cut crop. Overnight stay in tents.
Morning start trekking (6-7 hours approx.) to reach Hanupatta (3770 M) after
crossing Sirsir La (4230 M). The climb to the pass is steep but the descent is
gentle. Arrive and overnight stay in tents.
Morning start trekking (6-7 hours approx.) to reach Wanla (3645 M). Wanla is a
small town with its Maroon and white Monastery Perched above the town on a knife
edged ridge. Arrive or proceed to Shila (about 30 minutes easy walk which is
another nice camping site) and overnight stay in tents.
Morning will start trekking (4-5 hours approx.) to reach Lamayuru (3510 M).
Lamayuru Gompa is one of the most impressive and well maintained monasteries in
Ladakh. Arrive and visit Monastery. Proceed to Saspol by jeep. Overnight stay in
Saspol / Leh (Jeep)
Morning after breakfast visit Alchi Gompa. Return to camp for lunch. After drive
to Leh via Likir Gompa (62 kms). Arrive and overnight stay at the hotel.
Full day excursion to Hemis, Thiksey, Shey monasteries. Overnight stay at the
Transfer to domestic airport in time to board flight for Delhi. Arrive and
transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Full day sight-seeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Await transfer to international
airport for flight to onward destination.
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