Padum to Lamayuru Trek – 13 days
Day 01: Leh to Mulbek (3600m) - Explore Monasteries & Visit the Big Rock Carved Buddha Statue
Embark on an exciting jeep journey from Leh to Mulbek, with stops at the enchanting Lamayuru, Likir, and Rizong monasteries. Mulbek is known for its impressive rock carved Buddha statue, a must-see attraction. After a day filled with cultural exploration, rest at the camp in Mulberk, located 36 km before Kargil.
Day 02: Mulbek to Parkachik via Kargil - Experience the Stunning Suru Valley Landscape
Drive to Parkachik via Kargil, the nearest village to Nun Kun in the Suru Valley. Enjoy breathtaking views of the valley's stunning landscape. Spend the night in a comfortable camp.
Day 03: Parkachik Padum via Rangdum & Sani Gompa - Discover the Charm of Padum
Reach Padum via Rangdum and The Sani Gompa, two famous sites that offer a glimpse into the local culture. Explore Padum's charming streets and immerse yourself in its rich history.
Day 04: Padum – Karsha (Trek) - Trek to Karsha Gompa and Enjoy the Scenic Beauty
Start your first day of trekking after breakfast and head towards Karsha (3610 M). Cover approximately 7 kms in 3-4 hrs, crossing the Doda river, and enjoy the scenic beauty along the way. Visit the 15th century Gelupa Monastery, popularly known as Karsha Gompa, which dominates the scene. Spend the night in tents.
Day 05: Karsha – Pishu (Trek) - Trek Along the River Zanskar
Trek to Pishu (3665 M) after breakfast, covering approximately 13 kms in 4-5 hrs along the river Zanskar. Take in the mesmerizing views and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings. Spend the night in comfortable tents.
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Day 06. Pishu – Hanumil (Trek)
After a hearty breakfast, we will embark on a trek to Hanumil (3960 M) covering approximately 14 kilometers in 4-5 hours. Our route takes us through Pidmu, continuing on to the left bank of the Zanskar river. Along the way, we'll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
We'll arrive at Hanumil and spend the night in comfortable tents.
Day 07. Hanumil – Purfi La – Snertse (Trek)
Today, after breakfast, we'll set off on a trek to Snertse (3745 M) covering 15 kilometers. The journey will take us through a steep and difficult climb to the Purfila pass (3900 M), followed by a descent upon the Omachu river.
From there, it's a challenging 1-kilometer climb to a breathtaking location. We'll spend the night in comfortable tents at the Snertse campsite.
Day 08. Snertse – Hanumala – Lingshet (Trek)
We'll start our day by trekking through the terminal moraine and then the long glacier. Although the climb isn't steep, the descent through the steep glaciers can be a little difficult.
We'll proceed to Lingshet, covering a distance of 7-8 hours approximately. Along the way, we'll cross another pass called Boumitse La (4200 M). Lingshet is a beautiful town of clusters of homes, green fields, and a gompa above in a dark brown cut crop.
We'll spend the night in comfortable tents at Lingshet.
Day 09. Lingshet – Foot of Shingla
Early in the morning, after a delicious breakfast, we'll start trekking to the base of Singla, which will take us around 6-7 hours. The trek will offer us a chance to witness the natural beauty of the area up close.
We'll have dinner and spend the night in comfortable tents.
Day 10. Foot of Shingela – Shingela – Photoksar (Trek)
Today, after breakfast, we'll begin the climb up the Shingela Pass (5230 M). The climb takes about 2 hours, and we'll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Shingela means the lion’s pass, and it is the highest pass on this trek.
The climb is not steep, but the descent through the steep glaciers can be a little difficult. We'll proceed to Photoksar village, a town of clusters of homes, green fields, and a gompa above in a dark brown cut crop. We'll arrive in time for dinner and spend the night in comfortable tents.
Day 11. Sirsir La and Hanupatta Trek
Embark on an adventurous trek to Hanupatta (3770 M) after a delicious breakfast, covering a distance of 6-7 hours approximately, while crossing the challenging Sirsir La (4230 M).
The climb to the pass is steep but the descent is gentle, offering breathtaking views of the surroundings.
Relax and spend the night in comfortable tents at Hanupatta.
Day 12. Trek to Wanla or Shila
After a scrumptious breakfast, set out on another trek (6-7 hours approx.) to reach Wanla (3645 M), a quaint town with a picturesque Maroon and White Monastery perched above the town on a knife-edged ridge.
Alternatively, proceed to Shila, another beautiful camping site, which is only a 30-minute easy walk away.
Experience the stunning beauty of the area and spend the night in cozy tents.
Day 13. Visit Alchi Gompa and return to Leh by Jeep
In the morning, relish a delicious breakfast and visit the Alchi Gompa, a beautiful and historic monastery nestled in a peaceful and serene environment.
Return to the camp for a delicious lunch and then hop on a jeep for a 62 km drive back to Leh.
Arrive at your hotel and spend the night in comfort, reminiscing about the amazing experiences of the past few days.