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13 September - 2010
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Semi Traversing Zanskar

Trip Facts

Program Code: ATH-IH03 | Duration: 23 days | Program Type: Trekking | Maximum Altitude: 4060m | Minimum pax: 2+ | Mode of Travel: D | Start Trip: Delhi | End Trip: Delhi | Program Grading: gradegrade
Semi Traversing Zanskar

Trip Overview

This trek is shorter than the big traversing of Zanskar trek; however the program preserves the most attractive part of Zanskar too. The trail fork From Padum and continue further have the big traversing Zanskar trek. Padum is small capital of Zanskar and linked by road with Leh and other places. It is the 11 Days walk and gaining a fabulous landscapes views of Lingshed, Hanupatta and Phuktal valley and plus the spectacular views of Zanskar chain. Also this itinerary is discovering, part of Himachal pradesh, Lahaul & Spiti in beginning of the trek; and finally you will reach the area of your final and main objective goal of this trek (Zanskar & Ladakh).

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Delhi. Reception in the airport, transfer to the hotel, O/N in the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi to Manali (570 km) 16 hours drives until Manali. Drive by night bus to Manali is situated on the elevation of 2000 m.
Day 03: Arrival in Manali, over night in the hotel. BB.
Day 04: Free Day in Manali, for acclimatization, visit old and new Manali, O/N in hotel.
Day 05: Manali to Darcha (135 km) (3300m) 6 to 7 hours.)
Day 06: Jispa to Palmo (3600 m) 5.30 hours.
Day 07: Palmo to Zanskar Sumdo (3950 m) 6 hours.
Day 08: Zanskar Sumdo to Chhumik Marpo (4500 m) 7.30 hours 
Day 09: Chhumik Marpo to Lahkhang (4300 m) over Shingo la (5090 m) 7 to 8hours.
Day 10: Lhakhang to Kargyak (4060 m) 5 hours.
Day 11: Kargyak to Purni (3800 m) 6 hours.
Day 12: Purni to Phucktal back to Purni. 2 hours one-way.
Day 13: Purni to Pipula (3600 m) 5 hours.
Day 14: Pipula to Raru (3700 m) 5.30 hours.
Day 15: Raru to Padum (3600 m) 6 hours.
Day 16: Visit Karsha Monastery and back to Padum.
Day 17: Padum to Rangdum (3600 m).
Day 18: Rangdum to kargil (3700 m).
Day 19: Kargil to Leh. Via Lamayuru / Alchi 7-8 hrs. . O/N in Leh.
Day 20: Free Day in Leh, O/N in hotel.
Day 21: Visit shey, Thiksey, Hemis.
Day 22: Flight to Delhi, afternoon at leisure, O/N in hotel.
Day 23: Sight seen in Delhi, by evening transfer to international airport Flight to onward destination.
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