Zanskar High Trek

Zanskar High Trek

North of the Great Himalayan range, amongst a tangled knot of jagged mountains, lies a rugged and fascinating land, the once independent kingdom of Zanskar. Sandwiched between the Indus Valley and the main crest of the Indian Himalaya, this remote and inaccessible setting, well guarded by snowy mountain passes, has kept alive an archaic form of Tibetan Buddhism which flourishes in chain of far-flung monasteries, most of which occupy spectacular fortified locations, high on rocky ridges in isolated valleys. Lovely high meadow camp sites and dry desert land, high passes and snow-capped peaks stunning scenery, Buddhist monasteries and picturesque villages with their irrigated fields of barley and potatoes, and fascinating encounters with the Zanskari people turn a trek in this area into an unforgettable experience.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival Delhi, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Fly to Leh, transfer to hotel
Day 03: Drive to Kargil, hotel
Day 04: Drive to Padum, hotel
Day 05: Trek to Karsha, camp
Day 06: Trek to Pishu, camp
Day 07: Trek to Hanumil, camp
Day 08: Trek to Puffy La - Snertse, camp
Day 09: Trek to Hanuma La - Lingshet, camp
Day 10: Trek to Camp before Singue La, camp
Day 11: Trek to Singue La - Photoksar. Camp
Day 12: Trek to Sirsir La - Hanupatta, camp.
Day 13: Trek to Wanla , camp
Day 14: Trek to Lamayuru , camp
Day 15: Drive to Leh, hotel.
Day 16: Fly to Delhi, transfer to hotel
Day 17: Delhi.- Leisure day, hotel
Day 18: Transfer to airport for final departure