Ladakh Trekking Tours
Padum- Lamayuru Trek
- Day 1 Padum to Pishu
The sane trek can be done in the reverse order, with slight
variations, thus: This is a difficult trek. It could take between
nine and ten days. The recommended season is July to October. Passes
normally don't close till the last week of October. However, it gets
very cold (even sub-zero) by mid- October. You will have to climb up
to 5,060m, You should be able to get ponies and porters at Lama Yuru.
- Day 2 Pipsha to Hunamur
- Day 3 Hunamur to Snertse
- Day 4 Snertse to Lingshet
- Day 5 Lingshet to the base of the Singhey La
- Day 6 Base to the Singhey La and then to Photoksar
- Day 7 Photoksar to the Sirsir La and then Hanujpata
- Day 8 Hanupata to Phanji La
- Day 9 To Wanla
- Day 10 To the Prinkiti La
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Padum - Hemis Trek
- Day 1 (3 hours to Stongday) Padum (3600 M) is on the bank of
River Zanskar. You need to cross the river using the rope bridge.
After a 3 hour walk along the river you will reach Stongday.
- Day 2 (5 hours to Zangla) Continue along the Zanskar river,
still on mostly flat land, till you reach Zangla.
- Day 3 (6 hours to the base of the Sher Sher La (3940M). The trek
to the Zangla Gonpa is steep uphill. After that you will enter the
gorge of a knee deep river. You will cross the river at least 15 or
20 times on the same day, while travelling through the gorge. You
will come to place where two rivers meet. Take the left valley at
this point. Walk till you reach the base of the Sher Sher La
Pass(also Char Char La - 5170m). You will find a green camping
ground with water.
- Day 4 (6.30 hours to Chup Cha - 4700M). There will first be a
very steep climb up to the Sher Sher La Pass, on an uncomfortable,
stony path, past boulders. After you cross the pass, you will go
down to the green Chup Cha (or Chhup Chhak) Plateau where two
streams meet. The camping ground is quite good.
- Day 5 (5 hours to Shang Kongma 3970m) Today it will mainly be
descent to yet another meeting of two rivers. You will go down into
a gorge and cress- cross the river more than 10 times.
- Day 6: 3.30 hours to a nameless, meadow, 3800m) Go down the
valley, cress cross the waist-deep river several more times. Please
be careful and use a rope anchor. Don't even try to cross the river
in the afternoon, it's just not possible. Once again you will find a
meadow where two rivers meet, it's a good camping site. The water
- Day 8 (6 hours Nari Narsa 4270m) Your trek today will begin with
the little valley on the left. There will be a very steep climb up a
path of stones and boulders, (can I still dessuade you from this
trek? And today isn't even the toughest day). If you don't unload
the ponies they might slip. Once again you will have to cross the
water several time mercifully, though, the river is shallow today.
Nari Narsa is a high altitude valley, it has many camping sites,
water and bushes are plentiful.
- Day 9 (6 hours to Lang Tang 4800m) First climb through the
valley to the Rubrung(or Rebrang) Plateau. Take the valley on the
right. There is a narrow gap in the range through which you will be
cross it. This passage will take to the Zalung Karpo La(5160m). Go
up the ridge(5200m). After that it's all the way down to the Lang
Tang valley. There is a decent camp site to be found.
- Day 10 (5 hours to Hankar, 4200m) Go down the valley till you
reach river Markha. Hankar village is nearby. There is a camp site
here. Hankar also has the ruins of a Fort. (Depart/branching off)
From here you can trek to the Markha valley, from there you can
follow river Markha down stream and cross into the Indus Valley at
- Day 11 (5 hours to Nimaling, 4900m) Go up the Markha Valley. The
path is good almost right up to the Numa Ling Plateau. You will find
nomads in small huts. You will not be welcome in case you want to
stay in their huts, so just camp in the open. Water is available but
wood is not.
- Day 12 (6 hours to Shakdo, 4100m) Climb upto the Kangmaru
La(5030-5300m) is surprisingly easy, given the formidable height of
the pass. Go down the gorge on the other side to get to Shakdo.
- Day 13 (5 hours to Hemis, 3760m)Now it will be downhill till Martseling. After that it is a pleasant walk up to Hemis, which is
on a motorable road.
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- Day 1 : The shortest satisfying trek, up the hill opposite tourist
bungalow, takes less than 5 hrs return. We now are even closer to
the twin Nun-Kun
The Nun is 7,135 meters high and the Kun is at 7,035 meters. They
are around 21 Kms east of the Bhot Kol pass and are 1,000/3,000
meters higher than the other mountains around them. July and August
are the best moths to attempt these twin peaks. April can be very
dangerous because a number of services would be open. October is
tricky, too, because of the likelihood of snowfall. The base from
which the ascent begins is called 'Gualmo Throngos'. It is between
the stones that mark 112 Kms from Kargil. Don't always count on
finding the stones. They are buried under several feets of snow for
almost half the year.
- Day 2: The Nun view saddle (3810m) is a short trek from Panikhar.
So, if you aren't up to going to the peaks themselves, trek to the
'saddle' from which you can get a fine view of the majestic peaks
and the glacial valley around.
- Day 3: Or you climb the sentik ridge above Tangole valley and go
the glacial plateau from the ridge
- Day 4 & 5 : You can trek from here to Pahalgam in 5 days and Kishtwar in 6 days.
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