Zanskar-Suru Valley Trek

Duration: 19 nights/ 20 days

Best Time: Mid June-Mid Sep

Altitude: 5120 mts (highest points Singay-la)

Grade: Challenging

In this trek we give you a chance to explore the Suru Valley, from where you can see the Nun & Kun Peaks (More than 7000m high), before starting the trek you will visit Indus valley. Suru valley dominated by Zanskar range and its magnificent twin peaks Nun and Kun, Reached Padum the district headquarter of Zanskar, This part of the Zanskar and Ladakh is cut off from the rest of the world for 6 to 8 months due to its passes closed in winter by snow, During the trek you will explore isolated villages and its oasis, Ancients monasteries perched on the top of the villages, you will be passing several passes and will appreciate the spectacular extensive landscape, deep gorges with its rivulets that drain the fields, people living in the valley called Zanskari, grows one crop a year and lives with their domestic animal as Yak, pashmina goats and sheep.

Arrival Delhi

Upon arrival meet to our representative, drive to hotel, nearby the airport, for rest of the night. ( Hotel, depend on arrival time in India)

Delhi-Leh (3520m)

Very early morning transfer to domestic airport, take flight to Leh ETD 0700 hrs. On arrival at Leh meet to our local staff, transfer to hotel, rest of the time leisure for acclimatization, overnight at hotel.

Leh

After breakfast full day monastery visit, as Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis monasteries, Rest of the time visit local market. Overnight at hotel.

Leh -Kargil 230 kms/ 7-8 hrs drive

After breakfast start drive to Kargil, is a district headquater where the inhabitants are Muslims. It is situated in the valley of Suru on the left bank of the Suru river. Overnight at hotel.

Kargil-Rangdum (3700 m) 150 km/5-6 hrs drive

Suru, one of the most beautiful valley dominated by Nun-Kun. The route goes along vast stretches of uninhabited land and close to the glacier of Nun-Kun. The broad edelweiss carpeted meadow of Rangdum is the best for camp. Rest of the time visit Rangdum Monastery.

Rangdum - Padum (3600 m) 130km/ 7-8 hrs drive

After crossing the seemingly endless plain, continue driv e toward Paudm Valley, over the Pensila (4400 m). The main gate way to Zanskar, providing Spectacular view of Darung-drung glacier and the chaine of Zanskar, Trail goes through the several villages aside the Doada river. Visit Sani gompa on the way. Padum a administrative headquarter of Zanskar sub-division of Kargil distt With the exception of Padum where 40 percent of the population is Muslim and rest are Budhist. Overnight camp at far from city.

Padum- Karsha (3500 m) 5 hrs. Trek

After breakfast start trek to Karsha Monastery, on arrival set the tent for overnight, rest of the time visit Karsha Monastery, a beautiful Gelugpa monastery dating from the XVth century, in common with the Likkir gompa in Leh.

Karsha - Pishu (3400 m) 6hrs,Trek

The flate trail beside the Zanskar river, visit Zangla village a ancient capital of Zanskar, ruin of castle and Nunery can be visited, small gompa in the village in family house shifted from the old fort houses some old Thanka and statues. After visiting this village back to the beautiful camp site of Pishu.

Pishu -Hanumil (3550 m) 5 hrs. Trek

Morning start trek to Hanumil, track leading up and down, Crossing a bridge over stream. Colorful Chorten appear before arriving in the village, explore the Pidmo village. Overnight at camp.

Hanumil-Snertse (4200 m) Over Parfila (3900 m) 6 hrs. Trek

The trail goes through cliffy track, gradual climb to the Parfila, Steep zigzag descend to the riverside and refresh yourself beside the river under Willow shrub. Again dusty and sunny trail will leads to the campsite, Occasionally One can see the Ibex (Mountain goat) grazing on the slope in front of camp.

Snertse-Lingshed (3800 m) Over Hanumala (4700 m)7 hrs Trek

Gradual ascend through gorges, later valley get widen. Reached at the top provide extensive view of the rugged Himalayan mountains layered one after one. Long descend to the Lingshed, set the tent & visit monastery of Gelugpa sect. Overnight Lingshed.

Lingshed-Yulchun gyra (4500 m) Over Murgum- la (4100 m). 6 hrs trek

One hour easy climb to the Murgumla, enjoy the view around, easy descend along the slope to the beautiful Nieraq valley, After passing Gongma and Skiumpata villages steep ascent to the Kubandash-la (3800 mtrs) and easy walk to the campsite.

Yulchungyra-Phutoksar (3750 m) 7 hrs. Trek

Early start the trek around two hours to reach at the top of Singey- la (5120m). short descend to the broad valley, herds of Yak can be seen, Several time river crossing, later reached at Phutoksar a Splended village at the base of a huge mountain wall. Campsite out of the village.

Phutoksar- Hanupata (3500 m )6 hrs Trek

Easy walk in Beginning and after steep climb take you to the Sirsila (4900 m) Descend to the river bank, farmers can be seen cultivating in their fields ( Peas and Barley etc.) Camp site located before the village on the bank of stream. Overnight tent

Hanupata- Wanla (3300 m) 5hrs. Trek

Across the village, steep gorgeous path cut in to the rocks, getting out from the gorge and arrive Phanjila village. Pleasant walk through the villages till Wanla, Monastery can be visited a top of the hill, night in camp.

Wanla-Lamayuru (3600 m) over Prikti -la (3800 m). 4 hrs Trek

Morning commence trek to Lamayuru follow a narrow gorge, after reaching the Prinkti-La one can gaze the Lamayuru monastery. Than descednign trek to Lamayuru, set the tent rest of the time visit Lamayuru monstery.

Lamyuru-Alchi

Early morning commence drive to Alchi, en route visit Rizong monastery, on arrival at Alchi check in hotel rest of the time visit Alchi Monastery. Overnight at Hotel.

Alchi- Leh

Drive to Leh en route visit Likir, Phyang and Spituk Gompa, on arrival check in hotel, rest of the time for your individual activities. Overnight at hotel.

Leh

Visit monastery in the town, Shanti stupa, Sankar Gompa and Tsemo castle. Afternoon leisure for individual activities shopping etc. Overnight at hotel.

Leh-Delhi

Morning transfer to airport, take flight to Delhi, on arrival meet to our staff, transfer to hotel, rest of the time visit Old Delhi sightseeing, as Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chadani Chowk, and Gandhi Memorial, after dinner transfer to International airport, flight back to home.