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Darcha to padum is one of the popular treks in the Ladakh region that penetrates through the Zanskar Valley and passes through several distant villages and ancient monasteries. The Darcha – Padum Trek along the Tsarap River and followed by Lakong river leads the trekker into the heart of the Zanskar valley after crossing Shingo La at an altitude of 5100meters.Darcha at an altitude of 3360 m is a beautiful village in Lahaul region in Lahaul and Spiti district that falls on the Manali-Leh route. A
In the evening you will reach Manali. En-route, stop for lunch. On arrival in Manali, you will be received by our tour manager, you will transferred to the pre-booked hotel.check in at your hotel for an overnight stay.
Today after breakfast, we will take you to a local hiking tour that will include some important sightseeing places also, as you are going to ascend high altitude regions, it is important to do a small tour for proper acclimatization. The group can take any necessary required things along with our guide. In the evening, you will return back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Today after breakfast you will drive through the majestic and popular Rohtang pass with green valley offering an incredible experience. On the way, we will cross Keylong through small tribal villages and Chinab - the confluence of two famous rivers of the valley i.e. Chandra and Bhaga. Thereafter, we will drive to our destination i.e, Keylong, headquarter of Lahoul and Spiti, a Buddhist dominating area with couple of beautiful monasteries in surroundings. In the evening, you can visit Kardang Monastery, to experience the age old culture. Overnight stay at the hotel at Keylong.
walking time: 5-6hours from Darcha-Pa lhamo Easy day: gentle ascent Altitude: Darcha-3400m Pa-lhamo-3850m Today, we will drive to Darcha, enroute visit Jispa monastery. Darcha is 30 Km away from Keylong and will take only 40 minutes to reach there. From darcha, we will start our first day of trekking to Pa lhamo (3825M). From Darcha follow the trail on the left side moving inside of Zanskar. The trail will lead you to the villages of Rareek and Chika, leaving us with some best views and sights. On the way, we pass a spectacular gorge and carry on along the left bank. This trek will take around 5 to 6 hours to reach to our campsite where our camp staff will be there to welcome you with snacks and hot cup of tea/ coffee. Overnight stay at the Camp.
Walking time: 6-7 hours Easy day: Gentle ascent Altitude: Ramjak-4050m. The day starts with some of the stunning views of the beautiful surroundings that start glowing with the first rays of sun. After breakfast we will proceed from Pa-Lhamo, the trail stays on the northwest bank of Barai-Nalla as far as zanskar sumdo. At zanskar sumdo the trek route crosses a bridge spanning a tributary and then follows the northwest bank of the tributary as it ascend to Ramjak. Overnight stay at Ramjak camp.
walking time: 8 to 9 hours Hard day: Long day Altitudes Shingo-la 5095m Lakang base camp 4750m lakang sumdo 4550m. Today is a really tough day, so it is wiser to start early. Leaving Ramjak and following the trail on a gentle ascent for about 3 hours, until you reach the last camp before the pass at chumik nakpo. From here the trek sets tough as the trail enter the barren rocky terrain with glacier. It will take you another 3 hours to reach Shingoo la pass. From the pass the trail descends steeply down to the west flank of the valley to a snow field. The descent will take about an hour to reach Lakhang. Overnight at the camp.
Walking time: 5-6 hours. Easy Day: Gentle descent Altitude Kargyak-4220m Table-4120m After the tough trek of yesterday, today's easy walk will be pleasant relief. From Lakhang sumdo the trail heads down to Kargyak valley. From kargyak the trek route continues on the east bank of the stream, all the way to the next village of Table. Overnight stay at table.
Walking time: 5-6 hours Easy day:short walk Altitudes Purne-3920m The whole valley of padum is dotted with beautiful villages and hamlets. From Table the trail following the kargyak river leads to the village of Tantse. Hereafter you will pass from several other villages such as shing, kuru, testa etc. after testa the trail descend down to the river bank again before leading to the village of Yal. Another one hour walk from yal you will reach to purne. Overnight camp at Purne.
walking time: 5-6 hours Easy day trip to phugtal gompa Today is an easy day trip to the stunning Phugtal gompa. From purne take the trail on the south bank of the Tsarap chu as it heads east and continue through a gorge until you come to a bridge. Follow the trail over the bridge to the north bank of the Tsarap chu, and as it rounds a corner, you get your first view of Phugtal Gompa perched against a sheer cliff face. Visit the Phugtal monastery, spent some spiritual time there and then return back to purne.
walking time: 7 hours Moderate day: long but easy walk altitudes: Dorzong-3750m From purne, cross back over the bridge to the west bank of the river and continue north on to kalbok. From kalbok the trail then passes below the surle village. From here to Dorzong the trail runs mostly along the bottom of the west flank of the lungnak gorge. Following the trail you will reach the village of Dorzong. Overnight stay at Dorzong .
walking time: 5-6 hours Easy day: short walk altitude Mune-3780m from here the trail change into a small paved road that goes all the way to padum. After passing Ichar the road climbs away from the river which at this point turns into rapid that run through a very narrow gorge-until you reach the Raru village. It takes further 1-2 hours to reach Mune. overnight stay at Mune.
walking time: 5-6 hours Easy day:short walk altitudes: Padum-3530m From Mune walk for about 2-3 hours to reach to the beautiful monastery- Bardan Gompa. The road from Mune to Padum is straight forward. The trek has been ended and after this long and tough trek you will be able enjoy good food and rest at Padum. Overnight stay at Padum
The days are fixed for driving to Kargil and further to Leh.
The day is fixed for sightseeing of Leh along with its famous old monasteries such as Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monastery. Evening return back to Leh. Overnight at Leh.
Today you will depart from leh airport with beautiful memories of ladakh.