One of the toughest and most adventurous trek, the total distance of this tour (one way) is approximately 105 Km and will be covered with average distance of 15 to 17 km a day. The temperature remains minus 15 to 20 during the day time and – 25 to –35 during the night. After keeping all the facts in one's mind bring your warmest Jackets and sleeping bags and good shoe. Most of the trek is done on the ice (Chaddar) but at some places we must climb icy rocks or trails and in Zanskar itself we can walk through the normal trail used by the people daily. Any person thinking joining this unique adventure must be fully prepared to accept tough camping and walking conditions. Most of the nights will be spending in the caves and in Zanskar we may sleep in the houses provided by the local people. The porters and the kitchen team will be totally Zanskaris, dedicated and who are perfect to work in any weather conditions.
Trek Route from Leh
Delhi – Leh – Chilling – Lingshed – Zangla - Padum – and Back
Day 01: Delhi – Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatisation)
Delhi – Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatisation) Take the morning flight for Leh. Check into the guest house and relax the whole day. This is necessary for getting acclimatised. Overnight at the guesthouse OR Hotel.
Day 2: Leh – Shey – Thikse - Hemis
Leh – Shey – Thikse - Hemis On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area. Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17'Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa. Thikse Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order. Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17'Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.
Day 3:Leh (local Sight seeing)
Explore the beauty of Dodital and do experiments with photography. Visit the temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Dodital is an angler's paradise, so do angling if you have brought your kit. Catch and release Himalayan trout's as they are very rarely found in India. Complete the parikrama of the lake to see the view of this mysterious lake from each end. The parikrama is a total of 1.5kms.Take rest for rest of the day in Dodital. Overnight in tents.
Day 4: Leh - Chilling(5 hrs drive)
Leh - Chilling(5 hrs drive) In the morning drive to chilling along with our porters from Pishu village of Zanskar, visit coppersmith workshops. Dinner and overnight stay at guest house.
Day 5: Chilling – Zaribago (5 hrs)
Chilling – Zaribago (5 hrs) In the morning set out for a walk on ice of the frozen Zanskar river, Chadar. Feel the thrill of adventure. Dinner and overnight stay at cave.
Day 6: Zaribago - Deepyokma (4 hrs)
Zaribago - Deepyokma (4 hrs) Today we will trek up to Deepyokma. Dinner and overnight stay at cave.
Day 7: Deepyokma to Nyrakpulu (4-5 hrs)
Deepyokma to Nyrakpulu (4-5 hrs) Trek up to Nyrakpulu. Today we will camp below Nyarak village, ten minutes up along a small stream. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 8: Nyrakpulu – Lingshed
Nyrakpulu – Lingshed Today we will trek an hrs walk on frozen river (Chadar), after that 5 hrs steeply up to Lingshed village. In this day we will stay in private house, relax in a heated room. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 9: Lingshed
Lingshed The day is for relax. This is one of the most remote villages in Ladakh, visit Lingshed monastery, school for monks, explore the village. Dinner and overnight stay at village houses.
Day 10: Lingshed - Deepkongma (4-5 hrs)
Lingshed - Deepkongma (4-5 hrs) Today we will trek up to Deepkongma. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 11: Deepkongma – Warsangdo (5 hrs)
Deepkongma – Warsangdo (5 hrs) Trek up to Warsangdo. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 12: Warsangdo – Pishu
Warsangdo – Pishu In the morning we will trek up to Pishu. Dinner and overnight stay in cave.
Day 13 : Pishu – Karsha
Pishu – Karsha In the morning trek to Karsha. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 14: Karsha
Karsha The rest day at Karsha. After breakfast visit Karsha Gompa. Dinner and overnight stay in tent.
Day 15: Karsha – Zangla
Karsha – Zangla Today we will trek up to Zangla. Upon arrival at Zangla visit the Zangla Gompa. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 16: Zangla – Sarakdo
Zangla – Sarakdo Trek up to Sarakdo. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 17: Sarakdo – Nyrakpulu
Sarakdo – Nyrakpulu Today we will trek up to Nyrakpulu. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 18: Nyrakpulu – Tsomopaldar
Nyrakpulu – Tsomopaldar Trek up to Tsomopaldar. Dinner and overnight stay in cave.
Day 20: Tsomopaldar - Tilatdo.
Tsomopaldar - Tilatdo. Today we will trek up to Tilatdo. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 21: Tilatdo – Chilling
Tilatdo – Chilling The last day of our trek. Today we will trek up to chilling and from here return back to Leh by Toyota Qualis/jeep. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 22: Leh
Leh Full day of rest in Leh. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
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