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Ladakh Zanskar Trek
The trekking experience can never get better than that of the tracts of Ladakh- Zanskar, a complete satisfaction to your adventure instinct that craves for thrill and excitement. The daring sparking eye that aim to conquer altitudes and rough terrain can be accomplished with our exclusive tour to Ladakh- Zanskar Trek. Availing to The Ladakh- Zanskar Trek Tour Package can exclusively enjoy The 18 days tour that will en-route its journey map starting from Delhi- Chandigarh- Kullu- Manali- Darcha- Pa Lahmo-Zanskar Sumdo- Raru Padam- Kargil- Leh- Delhi.
Day 1: Delhi - Chandigarh - Kullu - Manali
The journey begins with our departure from Delhi to Chandigarh, from whereon we shall drive towards Manali. At Manali, get an opportunity to stroll along the Mall road. A prominent hill station of north India, Manali is popular for its vibrant cultural colors that it has evolved with. The destination of thousands of tourists is much loved for its cool weather. Tibetan women wearing ankle-length rainbow-striped pinafores, Nepali porters, Buddhist monks, and even the odd party of Zanskaris, draped in fusty woolen gonchas, muddled together with souvenir-hunting Indian and Western tourists-all add up to the welcoming uproar of Manali. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 02: Manali (Local sight seeing)
Early morning we shall leave for local sightseeing of Manali that includes the Hadimba temple, Manu temple of MANU RISHI. It is believed that this is the only temple of Manu in India, who was the creator of human race on the earth.
Tibetan Monasteries located along the left bank of Beas river, Vashist Hot Water Springs And Temple a small village that is located on the left bank of river Beas towards Rohtang pass is worth a visit. It is renowned for its hot springs and temples. Nearby is the pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashist Muni.
Day 03: Manali - Darcha
After breakfast we shall drive to Darcha. Across Rohtang pass (3,980 mts.) which is the gateway to Lahual, Spiti, Pangi & Zanskar Valleys. Overnight stay will be at the Camp.
Day 04 : Darcha (Trek Starts) - Pa Lahmo (3,450 mts.)
After breakfast we shall begin our trekking venture to Pa-Lahmo. From Darcha to Pa lahmo we shall trek through the two villages of Rareerk And Chikka is the last village of Himachal Pradesh on the way to Leh. It is the starting point of Darcha to Padam trek enabling the trekkers to get a real feel of trekking adventure.
Day 05 : Pa Lahmo - Zanskar Sumdo (3,600 mts.)
After breakfast we shall continue journey from Pa Lahmo and trek to Zanskar Sumdo, we will camp at Zanskar Sumdo for overnight stay.
Day 06 : Zanskar Sumdo - Chumik Nakpo (4,060 mts.)
After breakfast trek to Chhumik Nakpo. Walk towards the stream flowing from Shingo-La. we will camp at Chhumik Nakpo for overnight stay
Day 07 : Chumik Nakpo - Lakhang Over Shingo La (4,060 mts.)
After breakfast trek to Lakhang over the Shingo-La Pass. Overnight stay will be at the Camp.
Day 08 : Lakhang - Kargil (4030 mts.)
After breakfast trek to Kargil. Overnight stay will be at the Camp. As we pass beneath the face of the Gomborangoo, we further descend easily towards Kargil on the right bank. The first village of the Zanskar region.
Day 09 : Kargil - Purni (3,700 mts.)
After breakfast trek to Purni. On camp.
Day 10 : Purni - Phuktal - Purni
After breakfast trek to Phuktal Monastery built under a huge cave. Phuktal Monastery, one of the most spectacular sights in Zanskar. The monastery is like a honeycomb, cut into a cock under a gigantic grotto, and has 70 monks. In the caves over the monastery, there is a water hole whose water level never recedes, even after taking out any amount of water from there. Water is said to have healing powers. We shall return back to camp. Overnight stay will be at the Camp
Day 11: Purni - Pipula (3650 mts)
After breakfast trek to Pipula. Overnight stay will be at Camp.
Day 12 : Warsangdo - Pishu (3,600 mts)
After breakfast trek to Raru. Overnight stay will be at Camp.
Day 13 : Raru Padam (3,500 mts.)
After breakfast at the camp itself, we continue our trek to Padam, which was once the capital of the ancient kingdom Zanskar. Padam today is a Sub-divisional Head Quarter of Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir. Visit Bardan Gompas, one of the oldest Gompa in the region. Trek ends here with an overnight stay at the camp.
Day 14 : Padam - Kargil (2704 mts.)
After breakfast drive to Kargil. Kargil (2704 m), 204 kms from Srinagar in the west and 234 kms from Leh in the east, is the second largest urban centre of Ladakh and headquarters of the district of same name. A quite town now, Kargil once served as important trade and transit centre in the Pan-Asian trade network. Numerous caravans carrying exotic merchandise comprising silk, brocade, carpets, felts, tea, poppy, ivory etc. transited in the town on their way to and from China, Tibet, Yarkand, and Kashmir. The old bazaar displayed a variety of Central Asian and Tibetan commodities even after the cessation of the Central Asian trade in 1949 till these were exhausted about two decades back. Similarly the ancient trade route passing through the township was lined with several caravanserais. Overnight Hotel.
Day 15 : Kargil - Leh (3505 Mts)
After breakfast drive to Leh. An important trading center, Leh is an explicit market exquisite thing across boundaries of Ladakh. Carpets, rugs, and pashmina shawls from Kashmir, Persian motif, jewellery from
Tibet made of semi precious stone. Thangka paintings, prayer wheels, music bowls are other curios you can take back as a souvenirs
Glimpses of ruins of ancient castles are worth capturing in your cameras. A simple yet pleasing and comfortable stay at a local hotel will keep you geared-up for your trek to Ladakh Palace and climb many stairs to Shanti Stupa. We shall visit to traditional Ladakhi home and to add thought for food relish the barley beer- chang, and stable food tsampa with the famous butter tea. A stopover at two Gompas (monasteries) Spituk Thiksey and Phyang will allow you to experience the calmness and spirituality among the monks and discover your inner self. Overnight stay will be at the Hotel.
Day 16 : Leh
We shall visit Hemis the largest monastery in Ladakh, the Gompa of Hemis is located 45 km from Leh. The Red Hat sect of Buddhism built it. The walls are adorned with beautiful frescoes and the largest Thangka painting in the world depicting Guru Padmasambhava is preserved here. It also the abode of the Sakyamuni Buddha statue made of precious stones. Lamas rejoicing the birth of Guru Padmasambhava perform chaams or masked dances at the famous Hemis Festival. The festival also includes a vibrant bazaar where craftsmen sell handcrafted items.
Day 17: Leh
Proceed to visit Traktok. Above the village of Sakti, is Traktok Gompa. It is constructed round one of the innumerable caves in the Himalayan and trans-Himalayan. The small Du-khang has the usual paintings on the verandah, and on the inside walls recent murals, mostly of fierce divinities. His Holiness the Dalai Lama consecrated a new temple in 1980. Chemre was founded under the direct patronage of members of the ruling Namgyal dynasty. During the 16th century & was established at the instance of King Singge Namgyal, while his widow founded Chemre as a posthumous act of merit for him. The Monastery belongs to the Red Hat (Kargyud-Pa) sect of Tibetan monasticism. Return to Leh for Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 18 : Leh - Delhi
In the morning return journey to Delhi.
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