Zanskar Trekking Tours

REMOTE ZANSKAR TOWARDS RUPSHU TREKKING – 20 Days

Very different and exciting lunar landscapes. Starting at Zanskar Tserap river & Rupsu plain, the trek traverses the barren high plateau, high passes. A delight for nature lovers, the trekking offers exiting landscape, wild animals like marmots, thar and many varieties of birds. This region is also popular {Nomadi from karnek} with Gaddis (shepherds). Its an high altitude trekking requiring good fitness.

Southern Zanskar Trekking – Padum – Kangla – Lahaul Valley – 14 Days Grade: Moderate to Technical

This strenuous trekking leads out of Padum and head south towards the Miyar Valley of Lahaul district in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh. The Kang La pass is also home to a massive glacier which needs some technical experience and the services of a well experienced mountain guide. Crossing the pass the landscape changes dramatically as you walk through lush meadows strewn with wild flowers. The final destination is again Manali.

Leh to Padum via Markha and Char char La – 10 Days Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

This excellent trek takes you through Zanskar into Ladakh over the 5000m Char char la and 4900m Ruberung La passes. The trail also passes through Markha and eventually ends at Padum from where we take surface transport back to Leh via Kargil.

Padum to Kishtwar – 7 Days Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

This trekking starting from Padum passes over the 5234m high Umasi La does not pose any difficult stretches. Only porters can be employed as some of the trails are unfit for horses. Zanskari porters make the best staff as they are well versed with routes and more adaptable. The trail to the Umasi La is a bit steep but well worth the effort as the views from the pass are some of the most spectacular in this part of the region. From Kishtwar you can proceed to Srinagar in Kashmir.

Sham Trekking – Liker to Khalsey – 5 Days Grade: Easy to moderates

This is a short but rewarding trek out of Leh. All the passes here are below 4000m and can be done in any month of the year as the passes are not snowbound. You also get to visit some of the more prominent monasteries in the Indus valley especially those of Thikse, Hemis and Stakna. The trail also provides excellent views of the east Karakorum range.

Rumtse to Korzok Trekking – 10 Days Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

This fascinating 10 day trek leads south from Leh to the quaint little village of Korzok (4572m / 15,000ft) with its large monastery dominating the landscape. Korzok stands at the northern end of Tso Moriri one of the largest salt water lakes in the Changthang plateau. The crossing of two high mountain passes is involved those of Kyamayuri La 5410m and Yalung Nyau la at 5440m. Most of the trek is a pleasant amble on the flat land of the Changthang with its occasional Changpa nomad camp and herds of sheep.

Hemis to Zangla Trekking – Junglam: 10 Days Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

This trail leads out of Hemis and heads into Zanskar Trekking and involved the crossing of three passes – the Kongmarula Pass (5150m), the Zalung Karpo La (5200m) and the Chharchhar La at 4950m. Also involved are a number of river crossings and visits to the legendary Zanskari monasteries of Stongde, Karsha and Zangla. Your return to Leh is by Jeep through the grand Suru valley under the gaze of the Nun Kun massif. Enroute on the drive back also get to view the gigantic statue of the Maitreya Buddha at the small hamlet of Mulbekh.

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