Trekking in Zanskar (Lamayuru Padum trekking)

Season: June to October

Region : Ladakh Himalaya india

Heighest Point: 5050 mts

Trekking Information on Lamayuru Padum Trek, Ladakh:

Altitude: 5050 mts

Trekking Routes: Delhi - Leh - kargil - Padum - Karsha - Pishu - Hanumil - Purfi La - Snertse - Hanuma La - Lingshet - Singue la - Photoksar - Sir sir La - Hanupatta - Wanla - Lamayuru - Leh - Delhi

Padum lamayuru TREKKING North of the Great Himalayan range, amongst a tangled knot of jagged mountains, lies a rugged and fascinating land, the once independent kingdom of Zanskar. Sandwiched between the Indus Valley and the main crest of the Indian Himalaya, Lovely high meadow camp sites and dry desert land, high passes and snow-capped peaks stunning scenery, Buddhist monasteries and picturesque villages with their irrigated fields of barley and potatoes, and fascinating encounters with the Zanskari people turn a trek in this area into an unforgettable experience.


Itinerary details of Trekking in zanskar

Day 01

Delhi – Leh (3500m)
Take the morning flight for Leh. Check into the Hotel and relax the whole day. This is necessary for getting acclimatised. Overnight at Leh

Day 02

Visit Leh
A whole day at leisure in Leh. You can visit some of the most famous and oldest monasteries of Ladakh (15th and 17th century), Thikse, Shey and Hemis and take a walk to the colorful bazaar. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03

Leh - Kargil (3700m)
6 hrs journey by vehicle.

Day 04

Kargil - Padum (3600m)

Day 05

Padum - Karsha (3600m)
A pleasant walk through fields. On the way we will visit Pepiting monastery and the Karsha Gompa--one of the most important in Zanskar and dating back to the 15th century. We have beautiful panoramic vistas of the full Himalayan range. 

Day 06

Karsha - Pishu (3470m) We progress along the Zanskar river.

Day 07

Pishu - Hanumil (3380m)
An easy-going walk along the right bank of the river takes us to Rinam village. We continue to the tiny hamlet of Hanumil.

Day 08

Hanumil - Purfi La (3950m) - Snertse (3850m)
Up and down over a steep path.

Day 09

Snerstse - Hanuma La (4950m) - Lingshet (4000m)
After a steep climb we reach the Purfi La pass, from where the panorama towards the Ladakhi and Zanskari ranges is quite impressive. Visit of Lingshet monastery.

Day 10

Lingshet - Camp before Singue La (4550m)
We start a long and gradual ascent to the Netuke La pass (4280m), where we have a wonderful view towards the Nierag valley. The trail then descends shortly to reach Skimpata and Gongma villages, then climbs steeply to reach the second pass, Khyupa La (4300m).

Day 11

Camp before Singue La - Singue La (5050m) - Photoksar (4200m)
An amazing spectacle of hanging icefalls. We descend towards the Photang river and progress through barley fields.

Day 12

Photoksar - Sirsir La (4850m) - Hanupatta (3760m)
Photang valley turns into a gorge labyrinth, which forces us to make a detour via Sirsir La pass. Three shortens mark Hanupatta and its giant hundred-year-old cedar, flanked by colorful prayer flags.

Day 13

Hanupatta - Wanla (3250m)
We head down towards the Photang valley and climb up to the Panjila pass(3410m). We finally descend to Wanla and visit its tiny monastery.  

Day 14

Wanla - Lamayuru (3420m)
Visit of the monastery at Lamayuru, which is the biggest in western Ladakh and was built in the 16th century on the site of a much older temple. The gompa is very well kept and famous for its many colorful wall paintings.

Day 15

Lamayuru - Leh (3500m)

Day 16

Trekkig tours to Ladakh concludes. ensure a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport for another breathtaking mountain flight back to Delhi

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