14 Days - Lamayuru Padum Darcha Trek

Ladakh - Kargil - Rangdum - Padum - Zangla - Hanumil - Snertse to Lingshed - Photoksar - Hanupatta - Hanupatta - Wanla - Lamayuru

Overview

Enjoy Your Ladakh Trip

Highlights

  • Visit Alchi monastery and Lamayuru Gompa,
  • Halt at Nimo, Uleytokpo, Heniskut, Kangra and Mulbek villages.
  • Gaze at the valleys of Sanku, Panikhar and Parkachik and visit Rangdum monastery.
  • Get awestruck by the beauty of Drung drang glacier, Karsha and Bardan monasteries.
  • Get acquainted with Zangla monastery and Hanumil village.
  • Walk around Snertse and Lingshed monastery.
  • Marvel at Gongma and Siumpta villages.
  • Halt at Singi La, Bumiktsi La and Photoksar.
  • Gaze at Sirsi La and Hanupatta.
  • Walk around Shilla and Lamayuru monastery.

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 01 : Ladakh to Kargil

On arrival at Leh airport, you will be met by a travel representative who will assist you in driving to Alchi. En route you pass through two villages of Nimo and Uleytokpo which still retain their old charm and ethnicity. As you reach Alchi village,you will find a lush green village with houses made of bricks. The most famous aspect of this village is the Alchi monastery. Other than this the place is adorned with Buddhist stupas, chortens, mural paintings, wooden statues and religious history.

As you proceed to Lamayuru, you will drive past the villages of Saspol and Khalsi. On the way, you may visit Lamayuru Gompa and the adjacent villages. Lamayuru monastery is the oldest and one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh. Continue your drive to Fatu La which is the highest point on the Leh/Srinagar Highway. Proceed to Heniskut, a small village followed by a visit to Kangral, yet another charming village. Drive past Namika La. Arrive at Mulbekh village. Proceed to Kargil where a giant statue of Lord Buddha has been installed. Stay overnight at a camp in Kargil.

Day 02 : Kargil to Rangdum

After a hearty meal, drive past the valleys of Sanku, Panikhar and Parkachik of lower Baltisthan. In Panikhar, get dumbfounded by the beautiful vistas of Nun and Kun massif, the highest peaks in the Zanskar range. Continue your drive to Rangdum. Visit Rangdum monastery which is an ancient monastery dating back to 18th century. Stay overnight in a camp in Rangdum.

Day 03 : Drive from Rangdum to Padum
p> After a sumptuous breakfast, drive to Pensi La. On arrival at Pensi La; get awestruck by the spectacular views of Drung Drang glacier, the largest glacier accessible to tourists in Leh. Drive further through the Doda valley and reach Padum. Stay overnight in a camp.

Day 04 : Padum sightseeing

After a leisurely breakfast, visit Karsha monastery which is the largest monastery in Zanskar in Ladakh region. There are temples, chortens, chapels, assembly halls and residential rooms for monks. Then visit Bardan monastery which comprises an assembly hall with Buddhist statues and several small stupas in clay, wood, bronze and copper. Stay overnight in the camp.

Day 05 : Padium to Zangla

After a delicious breakfast, drive to Zangla; a town in Zanskar tehsil of Kargil district and houses a monastery. Stay overnight in a camp.

Day 06 : Zangla to Hanumil

After a luscious breakfast, embark on a trekking trail and reach a small village called Hanumil. Stay overnight in a camp.

Day 07 : Hanumil to Snertse

After breakfast, continue to trek and reach Parfi La. Continue your journey and reach Snertse. Stay overnight in a camp.

Day 08 : Snertse to Lingshed

After breakfast, continue to trek towards Hanuma La and savor the spectacular views from this location. One can see Lingshed monastery; one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh; from this point. Stay overnight in a camp near the monastery.

Day 09 : Lingshed sightseeing

After breakfast, visit Lingshed monastery. Walk around Lingshed village which is a prosperous village. Stay overnight in a camp.

Day 10 : Lingshed to Singila

After breakfast, reach Murgum La. Thereafter, visit the village of gongma and Siumpta followed by a steep climb at Kiupa La. Then climb along the mountainside and reach Singi La.

Day 11 : Singi La to Photoksar

Post breakfast in the morning; embark on a steep climb to the Singi La. Next, reach Bumiktse La which provides panoramic views of the surrounding areas. Continue your journey to Photoksar, a small village. Visit the monastery located above the village. Stay overnight in a camp.

Day 12 : Photoksar to Hanupatta

After a hearty meal, begin your journey for the day. Reach chorten followed by a visit to Sirsir La. Continue to trek and camp at a short distance before Hanupatta village.

Day 13 : Trek from Hanupatta to Wanla

After breakfast in the morning, begin your trekking tour from Hanupatta. Reach Yapola followed by a visit to Phenjilla. Reach Wanla. Visit the monastery here which was built in 1000 A.D. Stay overnight in the camp.

Day 14 : Trek from Wanla to Lamayuru

After a sumptuous breakfast, go up to the Shillkong valley and arrive at Shilla. Pass the village and continue your journey in order to reach Prinkti La. Next, go to Lamayuru monastery; the oldest and one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh region. From the Monastery embark on a car in order to drive back to Leh. On reaching Leh, you will be transferred in time to the Leh airport

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers in Leh.
  • Accommodation at all places in Hotels / Camps as applicable to the itinerary.
  • Breakfast & Dinner.
  • Welcome drink on arrival with cookies and biscuits.
  • Exclusive sightseeing & excursions by one non ac Innova/Xylo the same car shall do the complete itinerary.
  • 02 bottle mineral water per person/per day while on tour
  • Wildlife fee for Lake, Pangong Lake and areas which are protected wildlife sanctuaries in Ladakh.
  • Inner line permit for restricted areas of Pangong areas (Guest are required to bring one a photocopy of their photo identity proof along with them)
  • Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh Environment fee (Students should bring their school ID)
  • Govt. tax as per current schedule.

Exclusions

  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • Domestic airfare
  • Tour guide.
  • Monastery entrances fee.
  • Personal items like mineral water, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Extra meals / room services / bottled beverages consumed at the hotel.
  • Additional costs for Hotel accommodation, transport services due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc.
  • Porter age & tips at the airport, Hotel/Camp staff & drivers.

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