In the heart of Zanskar : From Lamayuru to Padum In the heart of Zanskar : From Lamayuru to Padum
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  • Cut off by snow from the rest of the world for over 8 months of the year, Zanskar is one of those legendary places crying out to be visited.

    You will spend eight days trekking and will cross three high mountain passes, in the midst of awe-inspiring scenery, a striking mix of bare mountainside and green villages.

    Within this isolated enclave, the Zanskaris are still almost completely self sufficient and live under the protection of the monasteries, which are usually perched high up on rocky crags or cling onto spectacular cliffs.

    The length of the journey, the high altitude and the isolation mean this trip requires a certain degree of commitment.


    From 5 to 22 July 2015
    From 19 to 5 August 2015
    From 2 to 19 August 2015
    From 16 to 2 September 2015
    From 23 to 9 September 2015

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    From $ 1880/ person based on 4 participants
    From $ 2415/ person based on 2 participants

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    From $1795 per person based on 4 participants (Departure guaranteed from 1 traveler. The price is guaranteed from 4 travelers. The Tour Leader is offered from 6 participants)

    Price includes:

    - Airport pick-up and briefing
    - Transfers and transportation as per the program in private vehicle with English speaking driver (price includes its housing and meals)
    - The flight Delhi – Leh - Delhi (daily prices are subject to change at the time of booking depending on the availability)
    - The assistance of a local team team : English speaking Ladakhi guide, cook (and cooking helpers for large groups), muleteers
    - The transport of collective and individual equipment: pack animals carry the group and individual equipment for camping and cooking
    - Accommodation: in a hotel in Delhi, a guest house in Leh and camping during the trek (3 man tents for 2 people)
    - Meals: Full board only during the trek, except main meals in Delhi and Leh so you can choose your own selection of restaurants and menus (we will give you a booklet ‘Our Recommendations’, upon arrival in Delhi)
    - Group pharmacy
    Price does not include:

    - The services of an English speaking guide during the entire trip (the price includes their salary, accommodation, meals and entrances fees to sites visited)
    - International Flights. You can check our list of tour operators who offer good deals. We sometimes have ‘good tips’, please contact us for more information
    - Main meals in Delhi and Leh
    - Entrance fees for the temples, monuments, and museums mentioned in the program
    - Visa fees
    - Repatriation assistance.
    - Personal medical kit
    - Drinks and personal expenses
    - Tips
    - Personal pharmacy

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Day 1: Arrive in Delhi
Airport pickup and transfer to hotel near airport. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Flight Delhi - Leh (3500 m)
A very early flight from Delhi to Leh takes you over the great Himalayan range. Transfer to hotel in Leh. First experience of "Little Tibet" and the altitude. Spend afternoon relaxing. Because of the altitude (3 500 m), you are advised to get plenty of rest on arrival. Overnight in guest house*.

Day 3: Indus Valley (3500m) - Nimmu
Visit the eastern part of the Indus valley: Tikse, Shey, Hemis. Return to Nimmu at end of day. Night in boutique hotel*

Day 4 : Nimmu - Lamayuru - Wanla (3800m) [5 /6H road - 110 km]
Road to the west part of Indus Valley. You will visit the extraordinary monastery of Lamayuru. Then you will visit the Wanla monastery, the oldest one in Zanskar. Night in camp.

Day 5: Wanla - Hanupatta (3900 m) [4 hour walk]

Day 6: Hanupatta - Photoksar (4250 m) [5 - 6 hour walk]

Day 7: Photoksar - Base of Sengge La (4500 m) [5 - 6 hour walk]

Day 8: Base of Sengge La – Skiumpatta (3800 m) [6-7 hour walk]
TREK. Cross 2 passes, Kiupa (4200 m) and Murgum La (4100 m), walking through a landscape of bare rock. Steep descent to Skiumpatta, where we camp above the village.

Day 9: Skiumpatta - Lingshet – Hanuma La (3600 m) [6-7 hour walk]
Steep descent to Lingshet and visit to the monastery. Short trek up to the camp at the foot of the impressive Hanuma La.

Day 10: Hanumal La – Snertse (3600m) [6 hour walk]
We start to climb to the Hanumal La (4700m) and then descend into a narrow, stony valley. We will continue downhill to the small Snertse campsite (3600 m). Overnight in campsite.

Day 11 : Snertse - Hanumil (3500 m) [5 hour walk]
TREK The descent continues to a torrent which we cross by means of a hanging bridge. There is then a steep climb to Parfi La (3900 m). Camp in Hanumil village (3600 m).

Day 12: Hanumil - Pishu (3500 m) [4 hour walk]
TREK Climb the Zanskar valley where we pass a succession of monasteries and villages. Camp in the beautiful village of Pishu (3600 m).

Day 13: Pishu – Karsha – Padum [1 hour road]
A major development project in Zanskar nibbles on the path trek. So we will tread this road by jeep. This will be opportunity to take a break and visit the Padum Valley. En route, we will visit the Thongde and Karsha monasteries. Night in guest house with a well-deserved shower!

Day 14: Padum – Parkachik [8/9H – 170km]
Road to the west of Zanskar via the Pensi La (4400m). Many marmots! Descent and continuation to Rangdum monastery. Then we cross a no man’s land which is the separation between the Buddhist and Muslim world. We enter to the green valley of Suru. Overnight in camp near the village of Parkashik, located at the foot of Nun-Kun (the 2 highest peaks of the Zanskar, more than 7000m).

Day 15: Parkashik - Leh
Very early departure for Leh. The countryside is magnificent and we catch sight of Nun and Kun. The road follows the course of the Suru downriver and we see more and more villages. We have lunch shortly before Kargil. At Kargil, we join the Srinagar-Leh road and pass the vast Mulbekh chorten. Arrive in Leh in the early evening. Overnight in guest house*.

Day 16: Leh
Day at leisure in Leh. Overnight in guest house*.

Day 17: Leh - Delhi
Fly to Delhi in the early morning. Transfer to hotel in central Delhi. Free afternoon in Delhi and night in hotel.

Day 18: Delhi - international airport
Day at leisure in Delhi. We keep on a single room in the hotel in the afternoon to leave our things and have a shower before the late evening transfer to the airport. Shanti Travel says ’au revoir’.

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