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Lamayuru to Padum Trek

Tour Route : Leh - Lamayuru - Padum - Kargil
Duration : 13 Days / 12 Nights

Trek to high passes and remote villages of Ladakh.\''

Best Time:  Mid June to September
Highest Point: Sirsir La (4,850m)
Focus: Remotre villages, High mountain Passes
Physical Challenge: Challenging

Day 01 Leh to Lamayuru 07, 00 hrs. After the Breakfast drive to Lamayuru enroute visit Alchi and Liker and monasteries. Overnight in tents

Day 02 Lamayuru to Wanla (3250m) 2-3 hrs. Walk down along the stream towards east and then after 20 minutes cross the stream near the Chorten.  Walk along another stream towards southward and then east up to the Prikiting La (3700m). After the pass you reach down the river in the Shillakung valley. The trail to the right also leads to Zangskar via Snigutse La. Take the right trail with chorten and Mani wall. Cross the river and the campsite is reached passing through the houses near the second bridge and tented restaurant.

Day 03 Wanla to Hanupatta (3970m) 6-7 hrs. Cross the river and the stream and walk along the road eastward. The trail splits into two, one going to the left leading towards Alchi and Sumda Chanmo. Cross the bridge and walk along the road for sometimes. After crossing another bridge, the trail enters into a Hanupatta gorge, which is very dangerous for ponies. Cross the first bridge and walk ignoring the second bridge, passing through a stupa the gorge turns into a narrow valley. The Hanupatta is reached after an easy ascent.

Day 04 Hanupatta to Photoksar (4050m) via Sirsirla (4850m) 6.7 hrs. Walk along the stream crossing the tributaries and then stream to the left. Walk up to Sirirla (4850m). Walk along the stream leading to the Photoksar village. The campsite is just before the village across the stream.

Day 05 Photksar to SingayLa base (4300m) - 8 hrs. Walk down leaving the village and the stream on your left side. On the way comes a few Pulu (harders shelter), after crossing the stream the trail starts going up to the base of Singayla. Pitch the tent after a few minutes walk from the herders shelter.

Day 06 Singayla base to Lingshet (3950m) 5-6 hrs. Start walking up to Singay La (5050m). Walking down the pass the trail goes to your left, which goes to Yulchung Nerags. Take the right trail to the same direction and you are reached Kyukpa la (4430). Leaving Kyukpala again take the right trail to the same direction down to a hamlet. Cross the stream and walk upwardsto Margola (4500m). The Lingshet village is reached after the descent of the pass. The Campsite near the School. The monastery is above the village on the left hand side.

Day 07 Lingshet to Snyertse (3800m) 8 hrs. Walk down the stream through the fields and an easy acsent starts after crossing the stream. Reach Hanumala (4800m) from where you can have the view of Lingshet.Walk down along the stream and the Campsite is near the tree.

Day 08 Snyertse to Hanamur (3450m) 6 hrs. Cross the stream and walk upward for sometimes leaving the stream to your left. After a curve start walking up to the stream, crossing the bridge, the steep ascent takes you to Parfila (3950m). Walk down to the Zangskar River and the trail leads along the river till Hanamur, which has herderer shelters. The camp is near the field and the river. Hanamur has only two houses.

Day 09 Hanamur to Pishu 4-5 hrs.  Walk along the Zanskar River passing through Pidmo. Overnight in the camp.

Day 10 Pishu to Karsha (3650m) 4 hrs. (Trek)  Walk along the Zanskar river towards Karsha passing through Rinam village. Camp near the stream near the monastery. Visit Karsha monastery and overnight in the tent.

Day 11 Karsha to Padum (3610m) 2 hrs. (Trek)  Walk towards Padum crossing the river and Padum is reached after passing through Pibiting village adjacent to Padum. Check in Hotel Ibex and visit Sani and Stakrimo monastery. After the hot lunch.  Overnight in the hotel.

Day 12 Padum to Kargil 9-10 hrs. After the breakfast drive to Kargil via Penze La. Overnigt in the hotel at Kargil.

Day 13 Kargil to Leh  6-7 hrs. After the breakfast drive to Leh. Arrive Leh by evening.

 


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