This trek is one of the most famous trek route between Ladakh & Zanskar since ancient times. Zanskar has the distinction of being the least interfered with microcosms of Ladakh, and thus one of the last surviving cultural satellites of Tibet...
Transfer to Hotel in New Delhi.
Meeting and assistance on arrival at Leh Airport and transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day free for acclimatization
Morning sightseeing - Shanti Stupa, and Sangkar Gompa; lunch at hotel, afternoon rest.
Sightseeing around Sham, the lower part of Ladakh, visiting the Likir and Alchi monasteries.
Early morning Leh to Hemis by jeep, visit the Hemis Gompa and start trekking to Shang Sumdo: cross Martselang bridge, then ascent up valley along the river, crossing it several times before reaching Sang Sumdo. Day 06: Trek Shang Sumdo to Lartsa Kongmarula, 4800m. The route follows through a stunning landscape of red rocks along the slope, then along river till Chuskyurmo (sour water), on through gorges of small rivers many of which need to be crossed before camp is made for the night at Lartsa below Kongmarula Pass.
Trek Shang Sumdo to Lartsa Kongmarula, 4800m. The route follows through a stunning landscape of red rocks along the slope, then along river till Chuskyurmo (sour water), on through gorges of small rivers many of which need to be crossed before camp is made for the night at Lartsa below Kongmarula Pass.
Before descending to a high mountain pasture at Nimaling (4700m), we must ascent steeply up to Kongmarula Pass (5150m), offering a beautiful view of the northern face of Kang Yatse Peak (6400m). From Nimaling up, cross a ridge, then descent to a beautiful valley, cross river, on up again, following a rocky slope up to Konga Ngonpo (5090m), then descend along a very steep route before reaching a campsite near Male.
Trek Langthang Chu – Zalung Karpo La (5200m). After crossing a large stream and a moraine, valley divides an hour later. Continuing to our right, the route goes up and down before reaching Zalung Karpo La. Camp on the other side of the pass
Trek Zalungkarpola to Tilat Sumdo. Start descending from the camp towards the main stream. After an hour arrive at Khamak Sumdo, a valley coming from the north (route directly north leads to Rabrang La, 5000m.) Follow the gorge, crossing a stream several times before reaching Tilat Sumdo along a rocky route.
Just after Tilat Sumdo camp, cross Khurna river, continue on its right bank, past couple side valleys. Four hours later as the valley narrows, break camp
Follow the narrow gorge, past several narrow side gorges, eventually leaving behind the stream. The route follows gently up to the top of Chharchhar La, 4950m. From top follow stream down to Zangla Sumdo.
Continuing down from Zangla Sumdo along the stream, the trail reaches the wide expanse of the Zanskar Valley, with great views of the Zanskar River and the villages of Pishu and Pidmo on the other side of the river.
Sightseeing around Zanskar, visiting Zangla, Stongde and Karsha monasteries. Overnight at Guest House / Camp.
Drive to Padum. Overnight at Guest House / Camp
Drive to Kargil. Overnight at hotel.
Drive from Kargil to Leh. Overnight hotel at Leh
Overnight in Hotel.
Meeting and assistance on arrival at Delhi Airport and transfer to Hotel in Delhi. Overnight hotel in Delhi.
Transfer to International airport to fly home.
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