Zanskar Kingdom Trek

The ancient buddhist kingdom of Zanskar, hidden deep in the western reaches of the Great Himalayan Range, has little contact with the outside world. This region remains snow clad most of the year and the villagers use the frozen Zanskar River to commute. This trek remains an old time favorite and a must do for all trekkers who have visited Ladakh especially now that roads are coming up, this trek can soon be done by jeeps.

Trip Highlights

  • Traverse through Zanskar
  • Delightful villages
  • Stunning landscape – a photographer and painter’s delight
  • Phuktal monastery
  • Nalagarh Fort Palace

Price – $3800 per/ person

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive at Leh. Transfer to hotel. Rest for acclimatization
 
Day 2
Sightseeing of Stakna ,Thiksey and Shey
 
Day 3
Acclimatisation walk
 
Day 4
Optional rafting on the Indus, drive to Alchi
 
Day 5
Drive to Lamayuru. Trek to Wanla and drive to Hanupatta
 
Day 6
Trek to Photoksar – 3750m
 
Day 7
Trek to Base of Singila (4300m)
 
Day 8
Cross Singila – Skiumpatta – 3700m
 
Day 9
Trek to base of Hanumala (4000m)
 
Day 10
Cross Hanumala (4800m). Descend to river at Zingchen.3650m ( 6 hours).
 
Day 11
Cross Parifla (3946m) Trek to Hanumil (3500m)
 
Day 12
Trek to Pishu and continue to Zangla (3360m)
 
Day 13
Drive to Karsha (3800m)
 
Day 14
Drive to Raru, trek to Ichar (3500m)
 
Day 15
Trek to Gyalpoh (3800m)
 
Day 16
Trek to Purne and make an excursion to Phuktal . Return to Purne
 
Day 17
Trek to Tangtze (3980m)
 
Day 18
Trek to base of Gumburonjon (4470m)
 
Day 19
Trek to Base of Shingola (4740m)
 
Day 20
Cross Shingola( 5090m) – Ramjiak
 
Day 21
End at Zanskar Sumdo, drive to Jispa
 
Day 22
Drive to Manali
 
Day 23
Drive to Nalagarh
 
Day 24
Drive to Chandigarh for the late afternoon flight to Delhi to connect with homebound flight