- Trek Overview
- Inclusions / Exclusions
Zanskar is still the hidden gem of Ladakh. This valley in between Ladakh and Kashmir for long has boasted of the best of both the worlds.
The area: – Ladakh is bordered by the Greater Himalayas in the west and south, the Karakoram in the north and the Tibetean Plateau in the east. These ranges form a natural barrier and does not allow clouds to enter this valley making it a rain shadow region and thus a cold desert. The term Ladakh translates to land of high passes. Some of the highest motorable roads in the world are here. Ladakh is a major tourist destination in the summers.
Expected weather –
- Chances of rain/Hail – Chances of rain is very less. One can expect a mild occasional drizzle. Ladakh/Spiti is a rain shadow region and hardly gets any rainfall.
- Snowfall – Possible in August, September on the pass day
- Temperatures – The temperature is a lot cooler in this region as compared to other areas in the Himalayas. Afternoon – upto 20 degrees
Nights – around zero degrees (June) and -12 degrees (September end)
- Day 1: Arrive in Leh. Check into a hotel. Rest day.
- Day 2: Acclimatization day at Leh.
- Day 3: Drive from Leh to Lingshed(3882 mts) Stay in camp/homestay.
Day 4: Trek from Lingshed to Nertse (3748 mts) via Hanuma La (4724 mts); Trek Distance - 17 Kms; 7 hours
- Day 5: Trek from Nertse to Hanamur(3420 mts) via Purfi La (3903 mts) ; Trek Distance -13 kms; 6 hours
- Day 6: Trek from Hanamur to Pishu (3411 mts) ; Trek Distance - 16 kms; 5 hours
- Day 7: Trek from Pishu to Karsha (3662 mts) ; Trek Distance - 17 kms; 7 hours
- Day 8: Trek from Karsha to Padum (3565 mts), Nightstay in Homestay; Trek Distance - 12 kms; 8 hours
- Complete Stay and Accommodation (Twin/Triple sharing basis) for the entire duration of the trek. Stay in Leh is included.
- Transport from Leh to Lingshed and from Padum to Leh
- Food from the first day to the last day of the trek (barring lunch in Leh).
- Airport /Bus stand Pickup. (On trek specific dates only. Note you have to manage your travel yourself if you come early and leave later)
- Rentals for all common gear provided to you like tent, sleeping bags, crampons etc.
- Forest entry permission and camping charges.
- Guide and expertise charges.
Manali is well connected from Delhi/ Chandigarh. You have regular bus service from both Delhi and Chandigarh. The nearest airport is Kullu. One can take a cab from Kullu to Manali which costs approximately 2000INR. You also get regular bus service from Kullu to Manali. Note, it is advisable to book a cab to avoid inconvenience.
A certified trek leader, a guide, cook & porters will accompany you during the trek
The common perception is that alcohol makes you feel warmer, however it also dehydrates you & dehydration can be fatal while trekking. Hence consumption of alcohol is prohibited. Smoking in camps is not allowed.
Wild animals do not frequent camps. They tend to stay away
We've been organizing treks for over two years and have had many female trekkers on our treks. In fact, a lot of them come solo for treks. There has never been a complaint about the atmosphere of a trek, about other trekkers or our professionalism. They have all been kind enough to leave a review on our website
In all the camps where the accommodation is in guest houses/home stays, there will be proper toilets. On the day of camping, we will have toilet tents, the standard, most hygienic way of answering nature’s call. A deep pit will be dug in the ground and once you’re done, you will have to use a shovel & throw in some dirt from a mound of dirt kept nearby. These will be dry toilets with no water hence please carry tissue roll for the toilet tent (refrain from using wet wipes as they are not bio degradable), for the rest of the days, you can carry rolls as per your convenience.
Yes, you are ideally expected to carry your backpack. But you do have an option of offloading your bags on a mule for an additional cost. The cost will be 400/ per day per bag. One is expected to inform us about offloading 1 week prior to the trek