Padam -Lamayuru Trek (LEH)

This trek crosses a no of high passes in the Vicinity of 5000m in order to reach Lamayuru Gompa.As with the trek over the Shingo la , trekkers must be fullly equiped as there are a number of stges where there is neither food nor overnight shelter.The trek Commencesat Pasdum or at the nearby Karsh Gompa, the largest in the Zanshkar region.The trek follows commences at Padum or at the nearby Karsha Gompa, the largest in the Zanshkar region.The trek follows the true left bank of the Zanshkar river for two stages before diverting towards the Hanuma La(4950m) and Lingshat Gompa.From here it is a simple stage to the base of the Singge La(5050 m), thehighest pass of this trek.It is not a difficult pass crossing and the descent to the village of photoskar can easily be Completed in one stage. From Photoskar the Trail Climbs to the summit of the Sisir La(4850 m)to the vilage of Honupatta .

BEST TIME : July and Aug

  • DAY 01 : LEH
    Today on arrival at Leh airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted transfer to Hotel. Complete day for acclimatization. In the evening short walk around Leh bazaar. Overnight at Hotel.
  • DAY 02 : LEH – KARGIL (235 KMS DRIVE)
    This morning after breakfast leave by surface to Kargil by Jeep/Coach on the way visit Alchi monastery. Today we have to cross the highest pass (Fotula 13749 ft) on Srinagar Leh route. Finally we stop at Mulbek monastery which is worth to visit. Another 40 Kms drive will take us to Kargil. Overnight at Hotel.
  • DAY 03 : KARGIL – RANDGOM (135 KMS DRIVE)
    After Kargil drive towards Zanskar valley on the way see Panikar and Parkachan villages view of Nun & Kun peaks are seen. Arrive Rangdom in the evening. Overnight in tents.
  • DAY 04 : RANGDOM – PADAM (150 KMS DRIVE)
    After short drive, we stop at Rangdom Gompa and visit the Gompa continue drive to Padam which is the Capital of Zanskar valley on the way cross Penisla pass (4401 Mtrs) and some ancient Buddhist villages are seen. After crossing Tungri bridge visit Sunni Gompa finally we reach Padam in the late afternoon. Overnight in tents.
  • DAY 05: PADAM – KARSHA 4 HRS TREK
    Today in time start trek towards Piptong then after passing through dusty plain cross Doda river climb and arrive at Karsha 15th century Monastery. Overnight in tents.
  • DAY 06: KARSHA – PISHU 5/6 HRS TREK
    An easy and dusty walk after crossing Rinam there is a rock shelter and a small stream(Zanskar river). The longest hanging bridge (55 Mtrs) joining Zangla Gompa can be visited before arriving at Pishu. From Zangla a trail goes to Padam via Zozar and Thongde. Overnight in Tents.
  • DAY 07: PISHU – HANUMIL 5/6 HRS TREK
    Days trek continue, to the left bank of Zanskar river and sometime crossing the morainic plateau after crossing a bridge, Pidmu is reached and after 2 hrs we reach at Hanumil. Overnight in Tents.
  • DAY 08: HANUMIL – PURFILA – SNERTSE 6 HRS TREK
    One hour easy path beyond Hanumil then it leads upto plateau from Zanskar edge then to the foot of the pass. After steep and difficult climb to Purfila 3900 Mtrs now steep descent will reach Oma-chu river. cross bridge and again after a steep and difficult climb of about one Km. Overnight in Tents.
  • DAY 09: SNERTSE – HANUMALA – LINGSHAD 9 HRS TREK
    Ascent through gorges and then passing a sheep fold. Further 3 hour will take to reach Hanumala (4700 Mtrs). Now after a Km of steep descent climb for half a Km, along mountain side and then descent towards Lingshad (3800 Mtrs). Overnight in tents.
  • DAY 10: LINGSHAD – FOOT OF SINGELA 6/7 HRS TREK
    Around one hour easy climb up to Margumla (4100 Mtrs) descent along the slope (beautiful landscape) view of Nierang valley. After passing the village of Gongma (3840 Mtrs) and Skiumpata a steep ascent to Kubala (3800 Mtrs). Go on climbing upto the foot of Singela. Overnight in Tents.
  • DAY 11: FOOT OF SINGELA – SINGELA – PHOTOKSAR 7 HRS TREK
    It takes about 7 to 8 Hrs to reach Photoksar from the pass then a short descent opens out in a board valley. First easy walk then climb the Boumitsela (4200 Mtrs) not arduous. Now descent to Photoksar (3750 Mtrs). Overnight in tents.
  • DAY 12: PHOTOKSAR – SIRSIRLA – HANUPATTA 6 HRS TREK
    From Photoksar after a gentle climb of one hour takes to a large chorten after a long ascent is Sirsirla last ascent is steep. Now descent to river cross bridge and after passing stony valley arrive at the camp site little before Hanupatta (3450 Mtrs). Overnight in Tents.
  • DAY 13: HANUPATTA – WANLA/SHILLA 6/7 HRS TREK
    Continue descent across the slop (the path cut into the rock) upto a junction of the rivers chorten and flittering flags on a flat land. After crossing a ridge go down passing through some fallen rocks arrive at Franjila (3 Hrs). wanla is located on a flat land reached after crossing bridge on the left bank of the river, cross another bridge and arrive at Shilla. Overnight in Tents.
  • DAY 14: WANLA/SHILLA – LAMAYURU 4/5 HRS TREK
    After passing the village of Shilla go to broad chorten then follow a narrow and dry gorge reach Prinkitila (3725 Mtrs). Now one hour easy descent after crossing river, Lamayuru village is reached. Remaining day to visit the monastery. Overnight in Tents.
  • DAY 15: LAMAYURU – LEH (120 KMS DRIVE)
    Today in time drive back to Leh via some interesting villages, on the way visit Alchi and Likir monastery, which is one of the famous monasteries of Ladakh region.
  • DAY 16 : LEH-ONWARD DESTINATION
    Today in time transfer to the airport to fly back to Delhi.