|Northern India Adventure
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Leh - Lamayuru - Wanla - Hanupatta - Photoskar - Foot of Sengge La - Lingshed - Snertse - Hanumil - Pishu - Karsha - Padum - Mune - Ichar - Purne - Phuktal - Purne - Table - Gumburanjon Camp - Shingo La - Ramjak - Pass Camp - Darcha - Manali - Delhi
27 Nights / 28 Days
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Meeting & assistance on arrival at international airport and transfer to hotel. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi - Leh
Transfer from hotel to airport to connect flight to Leh. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free for acclimatization. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Leh
Full day sightseeing of Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Leh Lamayuru
Morning drive to Lamayuru. (5 hours) Visit the Lamayuru monastery which is a major landmark on the old silk route. Overnight at camp.
Day 5: Lamayuru - Wanla
Trek to Wanla (3 hours); an easy ascent after crossing the river up to the Prinkit La (3726m). Overnight at camp.
Day 6: Wanla - Hanupatta
Trek to Hanupatta (5 hours). Walk begins with a flat section. Cross on to the right bank before Phenjilla. Overnight at camp.
Day 7: Hanupatta - Photoskar
Trek to Photoskar (6 hours). Long ascent into the stony valley. Cross the river and walk up to Sisir La (4800m), after which is a descent to Photoskar (3750m). Overnight at camp.
Day 8: Photoskar - Foot of Sengge La
Trek to foot of the Sengge La (7 hours), crosses the Bumiktse La at 4200m. Overnight at camp.
Day 9: Foot Of Sengge La - Lingshed
6 hour trek to Lingshed. After Kiupa La (3850m) is a steep descent to the villages of Gongma and Skiumpata. Reach Lingshed after crossing the Murgum La (4100m). Overnight at camp.
Day 10: Lingshed
Day at leisure. Overnight at camp.
Day 11: Lingshed - Snertse
Trek to Snertse (6 hours). From Lingshed it is an easy ascent to the Hanuma La Pass (4700m), then a long gradual descent to the sheepfolds of Snertse. Overnight at camp.
Day 12: Snertse - Hanumil
Trek to Hanumil (6 hours). From the Oma Chu River are a steep ascent to the Parfi La (3900m) and a sharp descent to the foot of the pass. Walk up to the plateau taking the path that leads towards the edge of the Zanskar to Hanumil. Overnight at camp.
Day 13: Hanumil - Pishu
5 hours easy walk to Pishu, sometimes along the river and sometimes across the moraine plateau. Overnight at camp.
Day 14: Pishu - Karsha
Trek to Karsha (5 hours); an easy stretch along the banks of the Zanskar River. Karsha is a beautiful Gelukpa monastery dating back to the 15th century. Overnight at camp.
Day 15: Karsha - Padum
Trek to Padum (3-4 hours). Cross the Doda river, walk through a dusty plain to Pipiting and then Padum. Visit the local Gompas in the evening. Overnight at camp.
Day 16: Padum - Mune
An easy 5 hour trek to the Mune Village via the Bardan Gompa which houses the famous 180cm tall prayer wheel. Overnight at camp.
Day 17: Mune - Ichar
Cross a beautiful plain covered with flowers till the Reru Village. A gradual descent till the main Tsarap River. Overnight at camp.
Day 18: Ichar - Purne
Follow the Tsarap River on a lightly marked and loose rubble trail till Cha Village. From here the walk takes you through a series of small canyons of pudding stones till you descend down to the river. Overnight at camp.
Day 19: Purne - Phuktal - Purne
Walk up the left bank of the Tsarap into splendid gorges. You will get a view of the spectacular Phuktal Monastery. Belonging to the Gelugpa sect, the monastery is the most famous in Zanskar. Return to camp for overnight.
Day 20: Purne - Table
Trek to Table, en-route crossing the villages of Teta, Kuru and Tanze. Overnight at camp.
Day 21: Table - Gumburanjon Camp
A two hour walk till Kargyak (4100m). Pass beneath the Gumburanjon Massif and cross a multitude of small streams before you climb steeply up a face of fallen rocks leading to Gumburanjon Camp. Overnight at camp.
Day 22: Gumburanjon Camp - Shingo La - Ramjak
Cross over a small plateau before undertaking a steep and icy climb till the Shingo La Pass (5090m). Walk down a zigzag moraine and cross several small streams to reach the Ramjak meadow. Overnight at camp.
Day 23: Ramjak - Pass Camp
A long 7 hour walk along the left bank of the valley will bring you to todays campsite. Overnight at camp.
Day 24: Pass Camp - Darcha
A 5 hour trek to the village of Darcha, which is also the road head. Overnight at camp.
Day 25: Darcha - Manali
Drive to Manali (7 hours). Overnight at hotel.
Day 26: Manali
Full day sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 27: Manali - Delhi
Transfer to Kullu airport to connect flight to Delhi. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 28: Departure Delhi
In time transfer to International airport to connect flight for onward destination.