Darcha Lamayuru Trek

Day 1 : Darcha to Palmo, 4-5 hours
From Darcha follow the trek until the last hamlet and then a good footpath. Pass through a spectacular gorge.

Day 2 : Palmo to Zanskar Sumdo, 5 hours
Continue on the left bank until reaching a second ford. Then go up the right hand valley. There is good path on the sides of the stream.

Day 3 : Zanskar Sumdo to Chumig Nagpo
From the camp climb moderate slopes to the foot of Pass Shingoo-La. There are some small streams to cross, the ground flattens out and the path zigzags through a Moraine.

Day 4 : Chumig Nagpo to Lakhang, 5 to 6 hours
Go across the Shingoo-La (5100 m)

Day 5 : Lakhang to Kargyak
An easy descent towards Kargyak.

Day 6 : Kargyak to Purni, 5 to 6 hours
A short distance beyond Tanze, a bridge links to the left bank - monotonous going across morainic terrain. A slight rise leading to Kuru, major settlement of livestock breeders.

Day 7 : Purni to Ichar, 5 hour trek  drive to Karsha by jeep.
The trail follow  the Tsarap is tricky and hard going. Very good campsite, an interesting fortified village.  From Ichar take taxi to karsha, Overnight camp.

Day 8 : Karsha  to  Pishu  5/6 hrs trek  Visit Karsha monastery in the morning and trek to Pishu trail is easy and flat. Camp at Pishu.

Day 9 : Pishu – Hanumil (3550m) 5 hrs.  Trek to Hanmil is relatively easy  cross the bridge over stream. Chorten appear before village of Pidmo . Explore village Pidmo again 2 hrs walk to Hanmil village. Camp.

Day 10 : Hanamil – Snertse  6hrs .  Now onwards the path leads us away from Zanskar river . Climb up to Parfi – la  3950 m, and then steep descend until reaching the Oma- chu River. Camp .

Day 11 : Snertse – Lingshed  via Hanumala 4877 m. 8 hrs
Starts very early in the morning  Long gradual ascend towars Hanumil – la . Reach the top of the pass and then descend about 1000 m and thena gain climb 400m along the mountain and then easy descend to Lingshed 3500m, Camp.

Day 12 : Linshed – Base of Singe La 4870 m,  7/8 hrs. Gradual 01 hrs clim to Margum – La 4200 m. Gentle descend towards village of Skumpata. Steep clim to Kiupa – la 3850 and then gradual clim along mountain side to the foot of Singe La . Camp.

Day 13 : Base of Singe la to Photoksar 7/8 hrs . About 2 hrs of steep climb to Singe – La 5060 m. then descend to village of Photoksar . Camp

Day 14 : Photoksar – Hanupatta 6/7 hrs. From Photoksar gentle climb to Sirsir La then descend toward Hanupatta. Camp.

Day15 : Hanupatta – Wanla. Trek down until the gorge and the bridge at the junction of two river. Conitnue towards Phanji la and from there Motorable road up to wanla . Camp.

Day 16 : Wanla to Lamyuru – 4hrs trek. Trek along river up to the Stupa and then gradual ascent towards Prinkitila 3900 m. descend to the valley and after 01 hrs of walk reach Lamayuru . Camp

Day 17 : Lamyuru – Leh . via Alchi.. drive back to Leh