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Mini Zanskar Trek

Best Season July till mid September

This is a part of the classic trekking tour of the region. This tour is made for people who like culture and trekking. While in Leh we visit some beautiful monasteries. On our way of trekking we visit Pughtal, precariously made monastery in a rock cut. Trekking is comparatively much easier unlike in Lamayuru/Padam except when we cross Shingo La (5050 m).

Day 01 DELHI
Day 02 DELHI/LEH
Day 03 LEH
Day 04 LEH/LAMAYURU
Day 05 LAMAYURU/KARGIL
Day 06 KARGIL/RANGDUM
Day 07 RANGDUM/PADUM
Day 08 PADUM/ZANGLA/KARSHA/PADUM
Day 09 PADUM/MONE
Day 10 MONE/ISHAR/PIPULA
Day 11 PIPULA/SURLE/PURNE
Day 12 PURNE/PHUGTAL MONASTERY/PURNE
Day 13 PRUNE/KURGIAKH
Day 14 KURGIAKH/LUKUNG (GOMBORANGAN)
Day 15 LUKUNG/SHINGO LA/CHUMINAKPO
Day 16 CHUMINAKPO/ZANSKAR SUMDO/CAMP
Day 17 CAMP/DARCHA/KEYLONG
Day 18 KEYLONG/MANALI
Day 19 MANALI/KULLU/DELHI
Day 20 DELHI/DEPARTURE

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Day 01:DELHI

Arrival in Delhi, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Afternoon sightseeing of the Old and New Delhi.
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Day 02:DELHI/LEH

Early morning transfer to the national airport and flight to Leh. After arriving, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Afternoon we walk to the Kings Palace and the Tsemo monastery.
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Day 03:LEH

We visit Hemis, Shey, Tikse, and Spituk Monasteries and Choglamsar village.
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Day 04:LEH/LAMAYURU

Start of our overland drive tour with bus or jeeps, enroute visit of 2 Gompas, Likir and Alchi, a beautiful monastery. Overnight in tents.

Day 05:LAMAYURU/KARGIL

First we visit the famous monastery of Lamayuru, then further drive over Mulbekh, where we can see the Maitreya Relief, to Kargil. Overnight in a simple hotel.
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Day 06:KARGIL/RANGDUM

Drive on a difficult road to Rangdum. We visit the monastery. Overnight in tents.

Day 07:RANGDUM/PADUM

Drive over Pensi La (4401 m) to Padum. Overnight in tents.

Day 08:PADUM/ZANGLA/KARSHA/PADUM

Drive with the bus to Zangla to go up to the ruins of the Castle, from where you will have a nice view. The Castle temple has Thankas, wood figures and Kashmiri bronze figures. Come back to Thongde to see the Monastery Castle Marpa Ling, above is the Tshokang and the Maitreya temple. Further to the hanging bridge near Karsha, where we cross the river. Visit Karsha Gompa, the biggest monastery in Zanskar and back.

Day 09: PADUM/MONE

High over the Lingti valley we see the Bardan Gompa, with its famous prayer wheel (180 cm high). After visiting further to Mone. Possible to camp opposite monastery.

Day 10:MONE/ISHAR/PIPULA

Along the Lingti river we reach Ishar and later Pipula our camp place.

Day 11:PIPULA/SURLE/PURNE

Again along the Lingti river we trek to Surle and nearby by Purne we will have our camp for 2 nights.

Day 12:PURNE/PHUGTAL MONASTERY/PURNE

Today we visit Phugtal monastery, it is a one day trip. This monastery is beautiful, placed in a huge cave.

Day 13:13 PRUNE/KURGIAKH

At 4000 mts we will have today our camp place, it is the first time.

Day 14: 14 KURGIAKH/LUKUNG (GOMBORANGAN)

The scenery is changing, it is from now on very rocky and we have to cross several times some rivers. Today our camp at 4600 mts.

Day 15:LUKUNG/SHINGO LA/CHUMINAKPO

Slowly we waked up from Padum at 3600 mts and today with the Shingo La at 5050 mts. 2 hrs first we have to walk up and after the pass 2 hrs down. Later we reach the Chuminakpo alm at 4600 m.

Day 16: CHUMINAKPO/ZANSKAR SUMDO/CAMP

Descent now to the Lahaul valley, about after 7 hrs we reach our camp place but only after traversing a river near Zanskar Sumdo.

Day 17:CAMP/DARCHA/KEYLONG

Again 4-5 hrs walk to Darcha, it is our last trekking day, then drive to Keylong, 2-3 hrs. O/N in camp or simple hotel.

Day 18:18 KEYLONG/MANALI

We drive over the Rotang pass to Manali, the main town in the Kullu valley. After arrival check-in at hotel.

Day 19: MANALI/KULLU/DELHI

Short drive from Manali to Kullu, then flight to Delhi. After arrival transfer to the hotel and check-in.

Day 20:DELHI/DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport and flight back.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 20 Days, 19 Nights
  • Highlights: LEH / LAMAYURU / KARGIL / RANGDUM / PADUM / ZANGLA / KARSHA / PADUM / MONE / ISHAR / PIPULA / PURNE / PHUGTAL MONASTERY / LUKUNG / SHINGO LA / CHUMINAKPO ETC.

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