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Trekking in Zanskar

The most elevated part of the Ladakh region Zanskar provides interesting and challenging treks and safaris to the trekkers and seekers both. The valley is best approachable by jeep from Kargil (which is second largest town in Ladakh region) and the road runs through the Suru Valley, across the Pensi La to Padum. A visit to the King of Zangla will heighten your visit to the valley.



Kanji - Zangla Trek (22 Days / 10 Days Trek)


Kanji Zangla trek starts from Kanji and end at Zangla in Zanskar Valley. During this trek, you cross nine passes. The highest pass is Nigutse-la (5100 m). During this whole tour you discover and explore the rich culture and heritage of Zasnkar Ladakh.


Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive in Delhi, Transfer to hotel for few hours.


Day 02: Flight Delhi – Leh

Early morning transfer to domestic Airport to board flight for Leh. Arrive Leh, transfer to hotel. Day is free to get you fully acclimatize. Overnight stay at hotel in Leh. (3500 m)


Day 03: Sightseeing around Leh

After breakfast, drive to Stok via Choglamsar by crossing a bridge on the river Indus. In Stok, visit the royal palace of present King and Queen which constructed by the king Tsespal Tondup Namgyal in 1825. After visiting Stok Palace, drive to Matho village, 10 km from Stok. Matho monastery built by Lama Tumgpa Dorje in 13th century. After visiting Matho, drive back to Leh. Afternoon, visit Shanti Stupa and Samkar Monastery in Leh. Overnight at hotel in Leh.


Day 04: Full Day Excursion (Shey Palace, Thiksey and Hemis Monastery)

After breakfast, drive to Hemis. Visit monastery, built by the great Mahasiddha Staktsang Raspa along with ancestor Singey Namgyal in 17th century. After visit Hemis monastery, drive back to Thiksey monastery. Thiksey is considered to be the oldest Gelug sect monastery in Ladakh and this Picturesque monastery was founded on hill top with inspiring view of Indus valley, by Lama Paldan Sherab 460 years ago. Later drive back to Leh via visiting Shey. Visit Shey Palace, wherein you visit big copper gilt statue of Lord Buddha, built in 1633 by King Deldan Namgyal. Overnight at hotel in Leh.


Day 05: Drive Leh – Alchi – Lamayuru – Kanji (170 km)

Morning after breakfast, drive to Lamayuru. Enroute visit famous ancient monastery Alchi, situated at a distance of 68 Km from Leh. Alchi monastery was built by great Lama Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo (The great translator) 1000 years ago. After the visit, continue drive to Lamayuru (58 km). Lamayuru monastery was constructed by Arahat Nimagung in between 10th and 11th century. After visit Lamayuru, continue your journey to Kanji(40 km). Overnight at camp in Kanji village. (3850 m)


Day 06: Trek Kanji – Kanji Dok (3/4 hrs)

After breakfast, start first day trek with easy walk along the right side of upstream river. After 2 hrs easy walk arrive at small hamlet where you find the campsite. The view of the valley and its stunning mountains from here is indescribable. Overnight at camp. (4100 m)


Day 07: Trek Kanji Dok – Yogma-la (4720 m) – Shillakong (5/6 hrs)

After breakfast, start trek for Shilakong. Enroute cross the Yogma-la Pass (4720 m), from the top of pass you have spectacular view of landscape. After staying few minutes at the top, gently descend down and then you arrive at the camp. Overnight stay at camp (4300 m)


Day 08: Trek Shillakong – Nigutse-la (5100 m) - Urtsi Dok (5/6 hrs)

After breakfast, continue trek to Urtsi Dok following the well defined and clear trek route on left bank of the river. After few hours of trek, you reach at the top of the Nigutse-la (5100 m). Cross the pass and then descend down in beautiful valley opening on an immense plain where you find many animals like sheeps, goats and Yaks etc. Overnight at Camp. (4500 m)


Day 09: Trek Urtsi Dok – Sirsir-la (4805 m) – Photoksar (4/5 hrs)

Today you cross several rivers, so it is advisable to carry some extra shoes in your bag. After breakfast, continue the trek with ascending the ridge. Descending down and crossing of river takes you to the pass Sirsirla(4805 m). Gentle and easy descent by following the good trek path to Photoksar. Evening explore the Photoksar village. Overnight at Camp. (4210 m)


Day 10: Trek Photoksar – Boumitse-la (4200 m) – Base of Singey-la (7 hrs)

After breakfast, start trek to Singey-La Base. Enroute cross Boumitse-la pass where you can see far flung Singela Pass. Until the base of Singey-la, you have to cross several small streams so advisable to carry extra pair of stockings in case you get wet. Overnight in camp at of Singey-La. (4450m)


Day 11: Trek Base of Singey-la – Singey-la (4960 m) – Kyukpa-la (3850 m) – Skyumphatta (7 hrs)

After breakfast, start trek to the Singey-la (4960 m). Continue along the right side of the valley, clear path up to village Skyumphatta. Follow the beaten track to the Kyukpa-la Pass (3850 m). Overnight at Camp in Skyumphatta village. (4000 m)


Day 12: Trek Skyumpatta – Lingshed – Hanamu-la Base (7 ½ hrs)

Today is a long ascent and advice to carry enough water because you could not find water before campsite. After breakfast, start trek from Skyumpatta to Hanamu-la base. Enroute visit Lingshed monastery, which is build by Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo. Lingshed monastrey has a large collection of old statues, fresco painting and scroll paintings. After visiting monastrey and having Lunch, continue towards the Hanamu-la Base. Overnight at camp. (4000 m)


Day 13: Trek Hanamu-La Base – Hanamu-La (4700 m) – Zingchen (7 ½ hrs.)

After breakfast, follow the route that rises steeply in Zig-Zag to the Hanamu-la. Cross the pass and follow path that descent down as far as river. Cross river over wooden bridge and further few meters trek takes you at campsite. Overnight at camp near river in Zingchen. (3410 m)


Day 14: Trek Zingchen – Parfila (3900 m) – Hanamur village (6 hrs)

After breakfast, start trek to Hanamur Village. Enroute trek downstream of the river up to the Stupa from where you start climb to the Parfila. Aftre cross the pass, you will see the Zanskar river on your left. The camp is another two hours in the tree grove of Hanamur village. Overnight at camp. (3410 m)


Day 15: Trek Hanamur – Pidmo – Pishu – Zangla (6/7 hrs)

From here the route goes across the Right Bank of the Zanskar River and on the way you pass through the village Pidmo and Pastureland. Cross the Zanskar River over a bridge and then you arrive at campsite across grassy meadow near the bank of the Zanskar River. Overnight at camp (3430m)


Day 16: Drive Zangla – Karsha – Stongde – Padum

Today you have full day culture tour around Padum by drive. After breakfast, drive to Stongde village. Visit beautiful Stonde monastery built on hill top by Lama Marpa 950 years ago. After visit Stonde monastery, drive to Karsha. Visit Karsha monastery, it is the largest of all the monastery in Zanskar valley and first founded by Great Lama Phagspa Shesrap. From the monastery, you have amazing and spectacular view of the Padum and its surrounding mountains. Overnight at Hotel in Padum. (3590 m)


Day 17: Drive Padum - Sani – Bardan – Dzongkhul – Padum

After breakfast, drive to Sani, visit the most famous monastery wherein you visit the sacred statues of Buddhas and Boddhisattavas. Sani monastery located in the middle of field and houses. After the visit, drive to Dzongkhul monastery and then continue drive to Bardan. After visiting the Bardan, drive back to Padum. Overnight at Hotel in Padum.


Day 18: Drive Padum – Rangdum – Kargil (245 km)

After breakfast drive to Kargil. Enroute, awesome view of landscape, magnificient mountain peaks, stunning Drang Drung Glacier and astonighing view of highest mountain peak in the region Nun(7035m) and Kun(7180m). Enroute also, visit Rangdum Monastery. According to history, Gelek Yashy Takpa built this monastery on hill top about 200 years ago. After visit monastery, drive to Rangdum village where you take some refresment and then continue drive to Kargil. Overnight at hotel in Kargil. (2900 m)


Day 19: Drive Kargil – Mulbek – Leh (225 kms)

Morning after breakfast, drive to Leh. Enroute visit Mulbek chamba (Rock curved statue of Maitreya Buddha). After visit, continue drive to Leh via crossing Photo-la. Overnight at hotel in Leh.


Day 20: Leh

The day is free for Rest or Shopping.


Day 21: Flight Leh – Delhi

Early morning transfer to Airport for Delhi flight. Arrive Delhi, transfer to hotel. Late evening transfer to IGI Airport for return flight.


Day 22: Departure


Cost with Upper Class Guesthouse

Cost with A - Category Hotels


02 to 03 Pax

€ 1178 per person

02 to 03 Pax

€ 1433 per person

04 to 06 Pax

€ 1088 per person

04 to 06 Pax

€ 1334 per person

07 to 09 Pax

€ 969 per person

07 to 09 Pax

€ 1206 per person

10 to 12 Pax

€ 902 per person

10 to 12 Pax

€ 1127 per person

Single Supplement will be

€ 96

Single Supplement will be

€ 143


Included: Upper Class Guesthouse with Bed & Breakfast

Included: A class Hotels with Breakfast & One meal (Lunch or Dinner)


Cost Includes :

  • Hotel or Guest House: Neat & Clean in Central Delhi and Kargil with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Hotel or Upper Class Guest House in Leh.
  • All ground transportation in Delhi by air-conditioned car/coach.
  • All ground transportation in Ladakh by non air-conditioned jeep.
  • All camping / trekking arrangements such as:-
  • Food (During Trekking and Campings)
  • Two men tent with mattress
  • Kitchen/mess tent with utensils
  • Cook & Helpers
  • Pack ponies for luggage
  • Camping fee
  • Trekking bag for protection of your personal luggage.
  • Local English speaking guide in Delhi & Ladakh.
  • Entry fee to monasteries / monuments in Ladakh only.

Cost Does not Includes :

  • International/ Domestic Flights
  • Lunches & Dinners in Delhi.
  • Sleeping bag and Personal clothing.
  • Insurance and medical evacuation.
  • Tips, hard & soft drinks, mineral water, laundry, postage, telephone calls, anything not specified above and any item of personal nature.
  • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road block and flight cancellations due to natural calamities etc.
  • Entry fee to mounments in Delhi.
  • Any thing not specifically mentioned under the head "Cost includes".

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