Padum to Lamayuru - Detailed Itinerary


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No of days: 13 Days.
Highest point: 5050m singye -la.
Grade: Moderate to Challanging.
Attraction places: Padum, Karsha, Hanumala, Parfela, Lingshed, Singhela, Photoksar, Sisila, Kangla, Lamayuru, Alchi.


Day01, Padum-Karsha 3:30 hrs Trek.

Today is the First Day trek of Your trekking. It start from easy day trekking of 3:30 hours. You will cross Skitsherak, Pibitng, Ufti and YoulangVillage.It is almost flat walk untll the karshaBrdge after you will clnb up to karsha. From Karsha you can see all the villages around Padum. At Karsha you will meet Kitchen staff Like cook, helper and the horseman. Over night in the Camp.

Day 02: Karsha — Pishu (3660m) 5 hrs. trek.

Walk along the left bank of Zanskar River. Above Rinam, small stream an shelter formed by the rocks. See the Thongde monastery on the right side of Zanskar River. Trail further will take you to the Pishu village. A very attractive campsite below the village of Pishu.

Day 03: Pishu – Hanumil (3650m) 5/6 hrs. trek.

Continue left bank, some times along the river. A bridge Before Pidmo, then another 2hours to the campsite of Hanumil.

Day 04: Hanumil -- Perfila (4650mt.) - Snertse (3940mt.) 6 hrs.

Still continue on the left bank of the Zanskar River. Cross Small stream on the left, the trail leads away from the edge of the Zanskar and the up to the foot of pass. Steep and difficult climb to perfi-la (4560mt.), after pass steep descent to Uma –Chhu River, cross bridge and up to 500mt.On sandy slope, then one and half hour to the campsite of Snertse.

Day 05: Snerste -- Hanumala (4800m.) -- Ling shed (4100m.) 7/8 hrs. trek.

Very long gradual ascent to the pass of Hanuma-la (4800m.) through gorges 2and half hour to reach the pass from the camp. A 1000mt. Long descent towards, then another 250m. Climb to small pass, from pass easy walking to the campsite ofLingshed

Day 06.Lingshed Rest.

Today is full day rest at Lingshed village. You will visit the local family for Lunch and for the Dinner you will serve in the room of monk of Lingshed Monastery. All the people of the group are not go together they will divide for local family and monastery. Overnight sleep in the Monastery

Day 07: Lingshed – Gazo or base camp Sengge - la (13,090 ft/3,990 m) 6 hrs. trek.

1 hour easy climb to Netoski –la (4475m.). Look out the view Nerag, on the other bank of Zanskar River. Gradual descent to the villages of Gongma and Skiumpata. Cross small stream and hour steep climb to pass of Kuba-la94520mt.) Slowly climb to the campsite of Gazo or foot of Sengge –la.

Day 08: Base camp Sengge-la - Sengge –la (5060mt.) - Photoksar (4400m.) 6/7 hrs. trek.

From camp 2 hours steep climb to sengge-la pass, (5060m.) easy going down to the valley and cross another ford. Short climb to Bhumiktse-la (4520mt.) descent towards Photoksar, a beautiful villages at the base of huge mountain wall, cross the bridge and camp near the stream.

Day 09: Photoksar – Sir sir-la (4965m.)- Spangshan (4070mt.) 5/6 hrs. trek.

Long ascent of the sir sir-la (4965mt.) then easy descent to the river, cross the river by bridge and walk along the left bank. Camping at Spangshan.

Day 10: Spangshan –Shila kung via (Sniguste La or Pass 5100mt.) 6/7hrs. trek.

Long ascent of 3 hrs brings you to the pass of Snigustela , from pass very nice view of colorful mountains

Day 11: ShilaKung – Kanji - via ( Yokma la 4850-mt.) - trek. 6/7 hrs.

Walk through a deep gorge between two mountains towards the pass, we can see beautiful mountains from the pass. One hours descent from the pass one hours walk bring you to Kanji village, From Kangi village you will drive to Lamayuru with one hour drive. Overnight camp at Lamayuru. LAMAYURU GOMPA The monastery was originally founded by the famous Indian scholar, Naropa (956-1041 AD). Allegedly, he caused a lake to dry up which had previously filled the valley. However, the oldest surviving building at Lamayuru is a temple called Seng-ge-sgang which is attributed to the famous monk-builder, RinchenZangpo. During the time when General Zorawar Singh, invaded Ladakh from Kashmir, the monks smuggled all the valuable works of art out of the monastery and hid them in the mountains until the invaders went back to Kashmir.
They then brought them back to the monastery and are there to this day. Lamayuru belongs to the Red Hat Sect of Buddhism, and in the past housed up to 400 lamas. Today there are about 50 lamas living here. In the 16th century Ladakh's king, JamyangNamgyal, was cured of leprosy by a lama from Tibet. In gratitude, the king gave the gompa to this lama and also bestowed other privileges. No taxes were to be collected, and the area surrounding the monastery was declared a sanctuary where no-one could be arrested. This is why today Ladakh still refers to Lamayuru as Tharpa Ling, "the place of freedom". Overnight in the camp.

Day 12.Lamayuru to Leh via Alchi. (120 km/6hrs)

Drive Lamayuru to Leh the total distance of 120 Km. On the way you will visit Achi Monastery.

ALCHI The temples here are among the most important in the whole of Ladakh. They were built by the great translator, RinchenZangpo (958-1055 AD). The wall paintings are some of the oldest surviving in Ladakh, and it also has some massive statues of Buddha, which show Kashmiri influence in their artistic style. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is quite fantastic to think that these incredible temples have survived a thousand years and escaped destruction by ravaging armies and the occasional Himalayan earthquake.
With the arrival you will have shower in the hotel. After like 5 or 6 PM, we will organize a Culture show for you at the hotel. The team for culture show will come to Hotel and present the Show. At last dinner at restaurant. Overnight in the Hotel
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