Lamayuru Darcha Trek

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  • Duration : 21 Days.
  • Season : July to early September.
  • Region : Zanskar Ladakh Lahul valley.


Detailed Itinerary :

Day01: Lamayuru---Wanla: the trek starts from Lamayuru.The Monastery here is the oldest in Ladakh,has begin library of Buddhist literature .from here trek over Phrinkiti -la pass(4090mts.)(3245m)easy and descend.
Camp over night at wanla.5hrs.

Day02: wanla--Hanupatta: Gradual ascend to the Gaylop-la (3900m).visit the small Gompa,about 6-7hrs of trek.Camp over night at Hanupatta.

Day03: Hanupatta-Photaksar over SirSir-La (4900m) Trek through the paths cut into the rocks to avoids dificult river crossing,gradual climb to the SirSir-La. Camp over night at Photaksar. Time taken( 6-7Hrs)

Day04: Photaksar-- marling over Boumitse -la(4200m)
Beautifull ways all around during the trek.Yaks can be frequently seen during the trek. Camp at marling.(6-7hrs.)

pic 1Day05: Marling--Lingshet over Singi-La(5060Mts.)Wonderful landscap, gradual ascends to the Singi-la,spectaculars views from the top of the pass. Arrive in Lingshet, Optional visit of the monastery that belongs to the Gelupa sect. Camp at Lingshet. (7-8hrs)

Day06: Lingshet -- Zingchen over Haluma-la(4700Mts.) a gradual 300 meters climb and descend over the Haluma -La pass sepectacular view all around . Camp overnight at Zingchen. Taken Time 7hrs.

Day07: Zingchen---Hanumil over Parfi-la(3900mts) Trek over the steep pass called Parfi-la,about 7hrs of trek. beautiful view all around.
Camp overnight at Hanumil. taken time (6-7hrs)

Day08: Hanumil--Pishu trek to Pishu camp overnight Pishu( 6-7hrs)

Day09: Pishu---Karsha trek to Thongde Gompa and village. trek for about 6hrs camp overnight at Karsha. Visit to the Famous karsha Monastery.

Day10: Karsha--Padum Good view of valley from karsha,the Monastery is the largest in Zanskar region,having 150 lamas of the yellow sect. Trek to Padum through the flat valley floor. Padum belong to the Drukpa Sect. Camp at Padum.(3531Mts).(6-7hrs)
Day11: Padum--Mune(3560Mts) Walk along the river,landscap changes enroute, The trail descend steeply to the main river valley and village of the Ichar through the some impressive gorges. Camp at Mune.Taken time (5-6 hrs)

pic 2Day12: Mune to Ichar: (3750mts) This day is easy as you have to walk along the river to Pepula. some impressive village of Ichar and Dorzong come on the way. The camp Ichar at without greenery. (5hrs)

Day13: Ichar --Purni The walk is along the west side of river and passes through occasional villages.(4-5hrs.)(3770mts) camp over night at Purni.

Day14: Purni-Phuktal -Purni Visit the famous Phuktal Gompa (7Kms.) one of the most impressive in Zanskar Region. The monastery is been carved out of the mountain wall and a huge limestone cave. The site date of the 11th century ,the monastery was founded by Changsems Shereb Zangpo.overnight camp at Purni(8hrs)

Day15: Phutal-- Kargyak (40000mts)The trail goes Testa and kum before re-crossing the bridge below. Kargyak the last village in Zanskar, Camp beside the river Chortens. (6-7hrs)
Day16: Kargyak-- Lakhong (4450mts) The trail to Lakhong stays on the east -side of Kargyak Chu and wind through yak pastures used by the herdsmen till late autumn. Camp at Lakhong. (6 hrs)

Day17: Lakhong-- ChumikNakpo(4400mts)Over Shingo-La (5100mts) Over Shingo -la 5100Mts. A steep climb takes to the Shingo-la pass, here you are in the heart of the great Himalayas, spectacular views of hanging glaciers and un-climbed Peaks, gradual descend down to Chumik Nakpo. camp over night. (6-7hrs)

Day18: Chumik Nakpo--- Zanskar sumdo (3580mts.) trek through the narrow valley, magnificent views all around. Now after crossing the small bridge enter the Himachal area. Camp at the Zanskar sumdo after crossing the river. (5-6hrs)

Day19: Zanskar Sumdo-- PalLhamo Good views all around, trek through loose boulders and grazing pastures. camp at Pallhamo. (4-5 hrs)

Day20: Pallhamo--Darch-(3300m) Cross the river and the trail leads through gentle ascend to the Chika village, the first village on the Himachal side. green meadows and village to reach Darcha. Camp at Darch. (3-4 hrs)

Day21: Darcha-- Manali over Rohtang Pass (3980mts)Drive through Lahaul valley then across the Rohtang pass drive into Kullu valley. over night Hotel. (145Km)6-7hrs drive