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Darcha-Padum Trek

Trek code-10 : Darcha-Padum Trek

Altitude : ( 16,700 ft/5,100 m)

Duration:10 days

Best time: June to sept.  Zanskar is know as the lost world, the forgotten velley, the land where fairies congregate. The Trail that goes up from Darcha in Lahaul to descend in to the Zanskar valley is one rout that typifies

Day01): Arrive-Delhi
Arrive in Delhi, where you will be met and transfered to your hotel.

Day02): Delhi-Manali by bus. or Daily flight Delhi to kullu and two hour drive to manali. Stay for a nigh and  early in the morning before breakfast from manali, a seven hour drive over-rohtang-pass

Day03): Manali-Darcha by-Jeep. (10,827ft/3,300m)
Early morning drive from Manali to Darcha. Arrive Darcha and overnight in Camp.

Day04): Darcha-Palemo (3600m)in5h
Leave Darcha, We start our journey with an easy walk into the valley. En route, we will visit the Chika and Rarik monasteries. Zanskar Trek

Day 05): Palemo – Zanskar Sumdo (3860m) in 5h. 
We cross the river by a hanging pulley. Overnight at Zanskar Sumdo

Day 06): Zanskar Sumdo – Chumi Napo (4640m) in 5h
Early morning trek from Zanskar Sumdo to Chumi Napo. The route leaves the valley and starts climbing up quite steeply towards the Shingo La pass.

Day 07): Chumi Napo – Shingo La (5090m) – Lakham (4470m) in 6h 
Prayer flags flapping in the wind mark the Shingo La pass, surrounded with fascinating views of the glaciers. An easy traverse of a glacier takes us to the valley and to the Lakham yak pastures.

Day 08): Lakham – Kurgiak (4050m) in 6h 
A gradual descent along the Kurgiak river, lined with mani walls. On the way, we will come across a few Doksas, where yaks are kept in summer time. 

Day 09): Kurgiak – Tetha (3950m), in 7h
The trail is now boarded by meadows of flowers and barley fields. Shortens are spread all the way and highlight the religious fervour of the Zanskaris. 

Day 10): Tetha – Purni (3700m), in 2h 
We visit Phuktal monastery (3850m), perched on the side of an impressive cliff. (4h return journey from Phuktal monastery to Purni).

Day 11): Purni – Ichar in 4h(3650m) in 4h.

Day 12): Ichar – Mune (3900m), in 5h 
The trail goes up and down along the Tsarap river. On arriving at Mune, we will visit its monastery. 

Day 13): Mune – Padum (3600m) in 6h
En route we visit Bardan monastery, one of the most important in the area. Overnight in Padum.

Day 14): Padum – Kargil (3700m) by bus
Drive from Padum to Kargil, Overnight at Kargil.

Day.15) Kargil  -Leh(3500 m) by bus or jeep Drive from Kargil to leh, overnight stay at hotel

Day 16): Leh – Delhi by plane. (Hotel B&B) 
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 17): At leisure in Delhi
Safety day for your international flight. (Hotel B&B)

Day 18): Departure
Transfer to airport and fly back home.

Support service:  Basic food provisions and pack ponies and mules can be arraged at trek place. No other facilities are available on the trail. Be self-contained for the trip;food and camping provisions, a guide be provided by travel agent

What To Be Bring : Good shoes, Warm Cloths, Rain Proof jacket, Two extra pairs of Cloths, Personal Medicine, Torch Light, Small knife, Camera(Optional), Sun Screen Lotion, Sun Glass, Small bag Day sack.

Does not Include :-  Your Insurance, Air Tickets, Bus/Taxi Till Manali /Starting point, Donations, Personal Expanse, hotel stay .(on demand)

Note: - All Programs are subject to change due to Political reason, Natural Calamities, Serious Sickness, and special Reasons.

Cost Per person 150 US $

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