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    The ancient Buddhist kingdom of Zanskar, hidden deep in the western reaches of the Great Himalayan Range, has little contact with the outside world. Even the famous Himalayan caravan routes didn't pass this way since snow keeps Zanskar's high passes inaccessible most of the year. During the winter months, the locals commute by walking across the frozen Zanskar River. This trek takes you across several high passes with the rocky folds of the Zanskari landscape, ever changing colours with the light of the day. You get to visit medieval villages; many nestled into cliff sides, irrigated fields of buckwheat and green pea patches and some well known monasteries - Lingshed, Karsha, Sani, Bardan and Phuktal. The trails near the villages are lined with exquisitely carved Mani stones and you get to see the women folk in their fields wearing the traditional turquoise and coral studded headdress - Perak as it is known. This trek remains an old time favorite and a must do for all trekkers who have visited Ladakh.

  • Highlights
    Type Trekking
    Duration 26 days
    Best Time End of June to Mid Sep
    Grade Strenuous
    Max alt 5120m / 17093ft
    Max Camping alt 4700m / 15419ft
    Traverse through Zanskar Delightful villages, Stunning landscape - a photographer and painter's delight, Phuktal monastery, Nalagarh Fort Palace.
    Trekking & Camping, Rafting, Monasteries and Palaces visits.
    Hotel envisage
    Delhi The Park / Metropolitan Nikko / Lebuba 5*
    Leh The Kaal / Noble House / Cho Palace / Silk route inn
    Alchi Alchi resort / Zimskhang Holiday home  
    Keylong Dekyid hotel
    Manali The Orchid Green
  • Itinerary
    Day1: Arrival Delhi at Midnight/ Transfer to Hotel for wash & change.
    Day2: Fly to Leh / day free for acclimatize /afternoon Market walk, Leh Palace & Shanti Stupa. Early morning flight to Leh (approx 55 min).
    Day3: Half day sightseeing of Stok palace, Shey & Thiksey.
    Day4: Visit Hemis-Gotsang cave, later walk around local market and old town.
    Day5: Optional rafting trip on the Indus River which is a grade 2+ section. After lunch drive to Alchi and visit the monastery. 60km/03hrs drive.
    Day6: Drive to Lamayuru trek to Wanla. Drive to Hanupatta (02hrs drive).
    Day7: Trek Hanupatta - Photoksar (4200m/13860ft) 05-06hrs.
    Day8: Trek Photoksar (4200m/13860ft) to Base of Singila (5120m/17093ft) 05 hrs.
    Day9: Trek Base of Singila to Skiumpatta /05 hrs.
    Day10: Trek Skiumpatta to Base of Hanumala (4000m/13123ft) 05hr.
    Day11: Trek Hanumala (4000m/13123ft) to Zingchen (3650m/11975ft) 06hr.
    Day12: Trek Zingchen (3650m/11975ft) to Hanumil (4700m/ 15419ft) 05-06hr.
    Day13: Trek Hanumil to Zangla (3600m /11811ft) 05hrs approx.
    Day14: Drive to Karsha (3370m/11056ft).
    Day15: Drive to Ichar (4000m/13123ft) / 03hr.
    Day16: Trek Ichar to Gyalpoh / 05hr.
    Day17: Trek Gyalpoh to Purne, excursion to Phuktal.
    Day18: Trek Purne to Tangtze / 05hr.
    Day19: Trek to camping site beyond Kargiakh near Gumburonjon / 04hr.
    Day20: Trek to base of Shingola (5100m/16732ft) / 04hr.
    Day21: Trek Shingola to Zanskar Sumdo (3860m/12660ft) / 08hr.
    Day22: Trek Zanskar Sumdo to Palamo / 02 hr & drive to Keylong via Darcha.
    Day23: Drive Keylong to Manali.
    Day24: Manali Sightseeing.
    Day25: Early morning flight to Delhi / half day Delhi sightseeing.
    Day26: On time departure transfer to airport to board flight home.
  • Cost
    Minimum Paying pax Per pax cost in USD Per pax Cost in EURO
    02-03 3081/- 2424/-
    04-06 2482/- 1953/-
    07-09 1945/- 1531/-
    10-12 1749/- 1377/-
    Single room Supplement 361/- 248/-
    Accommodation on twin sharing basis, Delhi accommodation with breakfast only, All meals during Leh, Manali Stay, Return airport and round trip transfers along with all sightseeing tours by Private Non AC Innova / Scorpio / Tavera All monastery entry fee, English Speaking Guide, All taxes.
    During Trekking
    Sherpa Cook (01), Assistants, English speaking guide, All camping, trekking and wildlife fees All meals, All camping equipment; such as tents, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, mattresses, sleeping bags, etc., All required kitchen equipment, Pony, Utility, Pick-up and drop from trek starting and ending point.
    Cost does not includes
    Airfares, Meals in Delhi, items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips/ gratuities, etc extra hotel nights due to flight cancellations, sightseeing in Delhi, extra expenses incurred due to mishandled luggage.

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