Lamayuru - Darcha 13 days trek.

Day 01: Flight Delhi - LehTransfer to domestic airport to board flight for Leh. Arrive Leh and transfer to Hotel. Day free for acclimatization. Overnight at the Hotel in Leh. (3500m) 

Day 02: Full Day Excursion to Shey - Thiksey - Hemis

Full day sight seeing Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monastery. Morning: After breakfast full day sightseeing to Shey, Thiksey, Hemis. Shey palace is situated at a distance of 14 km from Leh. This palace is the oldest palace of Ladakh, which is built by the first king of Ladakh in 9th century, now days it is in a ruined condition. Here one can visit the temple of Unique Buddha with Copper and Gold gilded. The son of king Singey Namgyal builds this temple 16th century for the funeral memory of his father. After visiting this temple drive to Thiksey monastery which is 5 km from Shey. This is the oldest monastery of Gelukpa school in Ladakh which is build by the great Lama Paldan Shesrap in 14th century now in these days 80 monks are residing HH Khanpo Ringpoche incumbents this monastery. After visiting this monastery drive to Hemis monastery which is 26 km from Thiksey. The great mahasiddha Sthaksang Raspa along with great ancestor Singey Namgyal builds this monastery in 16th century. This monastery is the biggest and richest monastery of Ladakh. Presently 200 monks are residing this monastery and they practice in Drukpa School. After visiting this monastery drive back to Leh. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Drive Leh - Alchi - Lamayuru Drive early morning to Lamayuru enroute visit Alchi monastery. Overnight Camp at Lamyuru.  

Day 04 : Lamayuru to Hanupatta. After visiting Lamyuru – drive to Hanupatta than trek to Photoksar: 6 hrs trek. Cross the river and fallow the trek upstream. From here the pass of Sirsirla is about 3 to 4hours. Before the base of the pass cross the Tang river and start to ascend the pass. From the pass the camping site of Photoksar is about 2 hours. For lunch it should be planned to reach Photoksar as crossing the Sirsirla , after lunch it is not advisable .Start early from Hanupatta camp. The camp at Photoksar is much before the village and can be either side of the small river. No village falls on the route. Overnight at camp. (4210m)


Day 05: Trek Photoksar – Boumitse-la (4200m) – Base of Singey-la (7hrs)

After breakfast, continue trek. Today you have to cross one easy pass. Right from the camp, start ascend for few meter and then continue along the clear path.beatiful view of village Photoksar and surrounding mountains and gorge. Carry on ascending up to top of Boumitse-la, From the pass you can directly see the Singela Pass which is about more than three hours trek from this point. Until the base of Singe-la, you have to cross several small streams so advisable to carry extra pair of stockings in case you get wet. Overnight in camp at base of Singe-La. (4400m)..


Day 06: Trek Base of Singe-la – Singe-la (4960m) – Lingshed  (6/7hrs)

Trek up to the pass of Singe La 4960 m alt, walk down from the pass to and again walk up to reach the Kubala . Cross the river near Skumpata village . Again ascend to Netuskila 3800 mts. And descend towards Lingshed. This is religious center of the area and monastery has around 60 monks. Camp near village.

Day 07: Trek Lingshed – Snertse  (7/8 hrs)

Morning after breakfast, trek up to the base of Hanumil . Later steeps ascend to Hanuma La Pass 4700 Mts. After the pass descend through a wild valley untill Snertse Camp near river.

Day08: Trek Snertse - Hanumil (5/6 hrs)

As usual morning after breakfast, continue trek towards Parfila steep ascend of 2/3 hrs trek From the pass descend towards Zanskar river and rocky track leads to Hanumil. Camp at Hanumil .

Day 09: Trek Hanumil – Pishu ( 6 hrs ).

After the breakfast, continue trek along left bank of the zanskar river and leads to Pishu village.  Camp near village .

  Day 10: Pishu  – Karsha –

Trek to Karsha through a flat terrain . Visit Karsha monastery. This monastery is the largest of all the monastery in Zanskar and this monastery (Gonpa) was first founded by Great Lama Phagspa Shesrap (the translator of Zanskar). From the monastery, you have amazing and spectacular view of the capital of zanskar (Padum) and its surrounding mountains. After the visit Camp at Karsha village.

Day 11: Karsha – Visit village monastery and Nunnery . Visit Karsha monastery and nunnery today is much easier day kind of relax day to start second level of trek next day towards Darcha.   Camp at Karsha village.


Day 12 –  karsha – Ichar  drive en route visit Bardan and Mune monasteries 5 hrs total with visit Trek to Purne  5 /6 hrs
After breakfast, Leave camp and continue along left side of River below. Continue trek along the left side of the river till you reach near a bridge, cross the bridge and after ten few minutes you arrive at Purney village, a beautiful and charming village with few houses. Have Lunch at Purney and enjoy the beauty of nature. Overnight at camp in Purney.(3850m)

Day 13:Trek Purney – Phugtal – Purney ( 5/6 hrs)

Morning after breakfast,Follow the clear trek route and continue up along the left bank of River Tsarap for more than ½ hrs. todayyou come across and pass through beautiful gorge. Continue up in the gorge and you find bridge. Cross the bridge then gentle ascent from from where you see the Pukhtak monastery. The picturesque monastery wonderfully built on the rock cliff with a large Cave (Natural big Cave), by great Lama Changsem Sherap Zangpo. After the visit, trek back to Purney. Overnight Camp in Purney.(3850m)

Day 14: Trek Purney – Kargyak (7/8 hrs)

Morning after breakfast, continue back towards the bridge, after crossing the bidge, gentle climb up till you reach Yal village. Continue trek along the right side of the valley. On the way, you pass through beautiful and charming villages with wonderful landscape and its surrounding awesome mountains. Pass Tetsa village, Kuru village and continue along left bank of river till you cross a bridge.Cross the river and then continue along the right bank of river till Kargyak Village. (Last Zanskar village on this trek) Overnight at camp in Kargyak.(4180m)

Day 15: Trek Kargyak – Pankeya (5/6 hrs)

Continue along right bank of river for ½ hrs till you reach Gombo Ranjon. Keep on trek till you cross the stream towards Tea shop. Climb for 25 minutes then continue up till you reach at Camp. Overnight at Pankeya (4700m)

       Day 16: Trek Pankeya – Shingo-la (5090m) – Chumik Nagpo. 5/6 hrs.

Today you have to cross water stream several times so it is advisable to carry extra slipper in your bag so that you may not get wet. From the camp, moderate climb up to the Shingola Pass (5090m.) and it takes about three hours to reach at the top of the pass Shingo-la (5080m).shingo-la is last pass of your trek and from the top of the pass beautiful and awesome panoramic view of landscape and mountain peaks. Cross the pass,then easy descent,several times small River crossing , till you reach Zanskar Sumdu for overnight Camp.(4100m)

Day 17: Trek  Chumik Napo to  Zanskar Sumdo –

Continue descent till you reach  bridge cross the river and you reach Zanskar Sumdu for overnight Camp.(4100m)

Day 18: Zanskar Sumdo  to Manali  drive (8hrs/185 kms)

Continue drive along the road, cross the river over bridge after several hours of drive reach Rothang pass, then drive to  Manali. Overnight at Hotel.(2050m)

Day 19: Manali – Delhi, evening Volvo Bus.

Services included in the Price : Service compris dans le prix.
A -    Transfer upon arrival  from Leh air port to  Guest House.
B -     Hotel /  Guest House with Beak fast  and Diner for 03Nights in Leh.
C -    All surface transport indicated in the itinerary.
D -    All Camping fees and Monasteries fees.
E -     Wild life fee for the applicable area.
F -     Local English speaking guide during trek only..
G -    01, Cook,  Helper, 00 Pony men with 0 horses or mules.
H -    Foam mattresses for each person ( 3 inch thick) .
I --   Tents (Alpine or Dome for  two men or single)
J -    01, Kitchen, Dining and toilet tent.
K -   Table Chairs and all Kitchen materials.
L -   All three times meals during trek. (Picnic at lunch time)
M -  Hotel in Manali for 01 night with break fast only.

Equipements nécessaires pour le trek
Sac de couchage, Lampe de poche, Crème solaire, Casquette, Lunettes de soleil. Des vêtements chauds et Chaussures de trekking. Médicaments pour le rhume, l'altitude, la diarrhée et la Comprimé de purification d'eau.

Equipments needed for trek, 
Sleeping bag, torch, Sun cream, Cap, Sunglass. Warm clothes and trekking shoes. Medicines for Cold, Altitude, Diarrhea and water purification pill.

What is not included in above cost?
Any flight tickets 
Sleeping Bags, trekking shoes and clothing sun cream.
Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
Any thing not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices Included”. 
Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.