© 2016 by NAMKHA JOURNEYS

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE:

 

Day 1: Morning flight Delhi-Leh – rest and acclimatization day 

 

Day 2: Visit of Leh valley (Stok, Matho, Shey)

Day 3: Visit of Leh valley (Thikse, Stakna, Hemis) 

Day 4: Visit of Sham valley (Phyang, Basgo, Alchi)

Day 5: Visit of Sham valley (Ridzong, Lamayuru, Mulbek)

Day 6: On trek - Lamayuru to Wanla via Pringkiti La (4 hours)

Day 7: On trek - Wanla to Hanupatta (6 hours)

Day 8: On trek - Hanupatta to Photoksar via the Sirsir La (6 hours)

Day 9: On trek - Photoksar to Yulchong via the Senge La (6 hours)

Day 10: On trek - Yulching to Lingshed via the Skyupa La and Margun La (5 hours)

Day 11: On trek - Lingshed to Nyetse via the Hanamul La (6 hours)

Day 12: On trek - Nyetse to Hanamur via the Parfi La (4 hours)

Day 13: On trek: Hanamur to Pidmo (2 hours) and drive to Padum

Day 14: Visit of Zanskar valley - night in Purni 

Day 15: On trek - Purni to Phuktal to Purni (4 hours)

Day 16: On trek - Purni to Tanze (5 hours)

Day 17: On trek - Tanze to Zhingchen via the Toden La (6 hours)

Day 18: On trek - Zhingchen to Chumik Marpo via the Phirtse La (6 hours)

Day 19: On trek - Chumik Marpo to Lingti Chu (5 hours)

Day 20: On trek - Lingti Chu to Serchu (5 hours)

Day 21: Drive to Leh

Day 22: Morning flight to Delhi - exit

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~$3600

22 Days/21 Nights Trekking Tour (14 days on trek)

GREAT ZANSKAR CROSSING TREK - LAMAYURU TO SERCHU

22
days
DESCRIPTION:

Perhaps one of the most famous treks in the Ladakh region, the Great Crossing of Zanskar offers some of the most stunning views of the Himalayas. Going through some of the remotest villages of Zanskar, the trek stretches over a period of 14 days and goes through a total of 8 high-altitude mountain passes. The trek, especially in its first stretch (Lamayuru to Pidmo) where there is almost a pass a day to cross, is demanding with much elevation and depreciation. Half way through the trek you will have a chance to rest and visit some dazzling monasteries in the Zanskar valley proper where there is a road. In its second stretch (Purni to Serchu), the trail goes through some pleasant even terrain with beautiful oasis-like villages and the extraordinary cliff-hanging Phuktal monastery. Finally the last stretch before Serchu will be a demanding one as you will cross the highest pass of the journey at an altitude of 5350 meters, the Phirtse La.

Before the trek Namkha has also arranged a brief cultural tour through the Leh and Sham valleys of Ladakh so that you may experience a taste of the Ladakhi way of life. 

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

With extreme temperatures and heavy snowfall blocking the majority of roads getting in and out of Ladakh during the Winter months, the only adequate season for this trek is the Summer. In between the months of June through September, all roads are open and the weather is warm with abundant sunshine. 

GRADE:
DEMANDING/STRENUOUS
NUMBER OF PASSES ON TREK: 9

Pringkiti La (3725 mts/12221 ft)

Sirsir La (4805 mts/15764 ft)

Senge La (5000 mts/16404 ft)

Kyukpa La (3850 mts/12631 ft)

Margun La (4370 mts/14337 ft)

Hanamul La (4700 mts/15419 ft)

Parfi La (3900 mts/12795 ft)

Toden La (4940 mts/16207 ft)

Phirtse La (5350 mts/17552 ft)

MAXIMUM ALTITUDE ON TREK: 5350 mts/17552 ft
PRICE INCLUDES:

Twin sharing accommodation in government approved hotels

All meals (except for dinners in Leh and Delhi)

All transport (including domestic airfare)

All Trekking equipment

Airport transfers

Entrance fees

All permits

PRICE EXCLUDES:

All international airfare

Any expenses of personal nature

Personal Medical Insurance

Travel insurance

Visa Fees

Airport Taxes (if applicable)

Tips to local staff