Our valuable guests will be received by representative of Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition at the international airport of Delhi and transfer to the hotel. Guests are to look for the Display board that reads: HIMALAYAN VACATION TREKS AND EXPEDITION Pvt Ltd.
Day 02: Delhi to Leh by Flight 1 hours 10munutes (3500m)
Today we fly to Leh from Delhi. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition representative will transfer us from the hotel to the airport.
Day 03: Leh to Lamayuru (Drive 115km) 3-4 hours
We make sightseeing of beautiful Liker monastery and the world famous Alchi Choskor shrines on the first day while driving to Lamayuru. Since we are driving in the mountain region, the drive goes smoothly taking much time. It will take about 7/8 hours. We stay in a camp or guest house which is arranged a day before starting the trek.
Day 04: Lamayuru to Wanla (3250m) 2-3 hours
Today we start our trek early with a short walk for about 20 minutes towards east to cross the rivulet from a point of a Stupa. Another rivulet leads us southwards and then east up to the Prikiting La (3700 m). After crossing the pass we get down to a river in the beautiful Shillakung valley. We take the right trail along a Stupa and Mani wall. Then we cross the river to get the campsite passing through the houses near the second bridge and a tented restaurant.
Day 05: Wanla to Hanupatta (3970m) 6-7 hours
Today we walk along the road eastward after crossing the river and a rivulet. The trail is divided into two, one leads towards picturesque Alchi village and another to Sumda Chenmo. There is a bridge to cross before walking again along the road for some distance. Soon with crossing another bridge, a difficult trail entering into Hanupatta gorge has to be negotiated with a great care, especially challenging for heavily loaded horses. One more bridge to cross (ignore the second one) to get to a stupa, following which, gorge opens up into the valley of Hanupatta.
Day 06: Hanupatta to Photoksar (4050m) via Sirsir-La (4850m) 6-7 hours
The day 4 involves crossing streams and walking along these before crossing the Sirsir- La (4850m). After crossing the pass we walk along a stream that leads us to the campsite in the beautiful and calm village of Photoksar.
Day 07: Photoksar to Singay La base (4300m) 5-6 hours
Today we walk down the village of Photoksar keeping the stream on our left, and we approach a few huts (herders’ shelters). We cross the stream to walk towards the base of the pass, Singay La. The base, which is the campsite for the day, is not a very long walk from the herders’ shelters.
Day 08: Singay La base to Lingshet (3950m) 5-6 hours
Today we are going to cross three passes. Firstly, we climb up the pass, Singay La (5050m), and on the way down a trail leading to left goes to Yulchung Nerags village. We take the right trail to get to Kyukpa La (4430). After crossing Kyukpa La pass we take the right trail to the same direction down to a beautiful village. We cross the stream and walk upwards to Margo La (4500m). The Lingshet village is reached after the descent of the pass. The campsite is near the school and there is a monastery above the village on the left hand side.
Day 09: Lingshet to Snyertse (3800m) 7-8 hours
We walk down to the stream through the beautiful terraced fields. Then an easy ascend starts after crossing the stream. At Hanuma La (4800m) we enjoy the first and stunning view of Lingshet valley. Walking down along a stream leads us to the campsite before the village.
Day 10: Snyertse to Hanamur (3450m) 5-6 hours
Today’s trekking begins after crossing the stream and the trail goes upwards. After a bend, we start walking up to the stream, cross the bridge and then a steep ascent takes us to Parfi La (3950m). Walking down to the Zanskar River and the trail along it leads to Hanamur, which has herders’ shelters. The campsite is close to the fields along the River. The village of Hanamur has very few houses just two or three.
Day 11: Hanamur to Pishu 4-5 hours
The trail make us walk along the Zanskar River passing through Pidmo village before getting to the camp today.
Day 12: Pishu to Karsha (3650m) 4-5 hours
Even today we continue walking along the Zanskar River towards Karsha passing through Rinam village. The campsite for the day is below the majestic Karsha monastery perched on the top of a beautiful hill. We go to visit to the monastery, a huge monastic heritage with many monks.
Day 13: Karsha to Padum (3610m) 2-3 hours
Today we visit to religious monuments in Pibiting village and in Padum, Padum which is the headquarter of Zanskar region. We check in Hotel and visit Sani and Stakrimo monasteries after having lunch. The night’s stay in the hotel with good basic facility is pleasant.
Day 14: Rest at Padum (3610m) visit village
Today is the rest day in Padum. Visits to historical monasteries of Stakrimo and Sani would be prudent during the day before our lunch at our leisure. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition leader will make arrangement for the visits for those who are interested.
Day 15: Padum to Raru (3800m) 5-6 hours
We walk upstream along the Lungnak River today for the whole trek. On the way we visit a monastery, Bardan Gompa, which is perched on a hill. Then we head to the village of Mune. We have a camp close to a bridge at Raru.
Day 16: Raru to Pepula (3750m) 5-6 hours
There are many up and down crosses along the river after crossing it to get to the Pepu La pass close to a stream. We have a camp in a beautiful place with few tea shops.
Day 17: Pepula to Purne (3775m) 4-5 hours
Today we cross the stream and walk up to the next bridge near Tantse. Then we cross the Lungnak River and walk towards north heading Purne, where we have a camp for the night.
Day 18: Purne to Phuktal (3900m) to Purne 4-5 hours
We visit to the renowned beautiful Phuktal Monastery and walk back to the Camp at Purne today. Overnight stay in the same Camp.
Day 19: Purne to Sking (4000m) 6-7 hours
We walk towards the south through a valley to get to the camp.
Day 20: Sking (Hing or Kargyak) to Lhakhang (4450m) 6-6 hours
We walk towards Kargyak and have a camp in the site just across the bridge.
Day 21: Lhakhang to Ramjak(4300m) via Shinkunla 6-7 hours
Again we walk along the river and the ascend starts after a few miles walk. We reach on the top of Shinkun La pass (5090m) and other side of the pass is little bit difficult. We arrive at Ramjak after passing by Chumik Nakpo. Our Campsite is near a beautiful Mani wall.
Day 22: Ramjak to Palhamo (3700m) 5-6 hours
We walk towards the same direction along the stream and after sometime, we cross the river to get to a teashop. The campsite for the night is after crossing the bigger stream.
Day 23: Pal Lhamo to Darcha Sumdo (3300m) 3-4 hours
Today is the last day of our trek with short walk passing through the villages of Chika and Rarik, from where the motor able road starts and it takes us to Darcha Sumdo.
Day 24: Darch Sumdo to Leh by bus 6-7 hours drive
Today we take a bus to Leh. ?
Day 25: Rest in Leh(3524)
A day at leisure in Leh. We can go for shopping or spend the time on our own. Farewell Dinner will be managed by the company. Hence, we dine together with the Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition staffs.
Day 26: Leh – Delhi (237m)1 hours 10munutes
Today we fly back to Delhi along with a representative of Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition. During the one-hour flight we fly over countless summits and snowy ridges until the mountains make for Great Plains. In Delhi we go to a not far from the airport hotel. The visitors who wish to visit some of the highlights of Delhi will be on their own.
Day 27: Departure from Delhi (237m)
Today we fly back to our home country. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition Leader will make arrangement to drop our valuable guests to the airport from the hotel.
Included in the Cost
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Delhi with breakfast
Delhi to Leh Ladakh and Leh Ladakh to Delhi flight
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Guided city tour in Delhi by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed friendly guide and assistant guide (Upto 4 persons one guide and assistant guide for more than 4 persons)
Horse for carrying luggage and food.
Nepali Staff costs including their salary,insurance,equipment,food and accommodation
Himalayan Vacation treks and expedition trekking bag/15kg capacity bag, and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
First Aid Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes
nights in double/single tents
Not Included in the Cost
Indian visa fee
Excess baggage charge(s)
Extra night accommodation in Delhi because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and evening meals in Delhi
Travel and rescue insurance
Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
Down jacket and sleeping bag and trekking Hiking shoes .
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for Nepali staff Horse maids and driver(s)
Number of participants
Minimum number of participants: 2
Maximum number of participants: 12
Max Altitude: 5100 meters Best Season: Mid June-Mid October Difficulty Level: Moderate
December ,January and February
It is called the winter season in Nepal. It is a season for snowfall in mountain region above 4300m in Nepal. So trekking is possible below 4500m during this period. This season is noted for occasional snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and relatively less trekkers on the trail.Sunrise and Sunset are seen very clear and beautiful in this season. So tourist who wants to pass short holidays during this period Himalayan vacation Treks and Expedition welcomes to see splendid view of nature. During this period, we arrange family tour to experience natural beauty with short hikings and cultural tour.It is suitable for homestay tour through which different rituals and culture can be experienced during this period. The famous homestay like Sailung Timal homestay,Timal homestay, Tamang Heritage Homestay, Ghalegaon Homestay are the special places to visit. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour for this places. Chitawan National park Bardiya National Park are also the places to have live experience of culture and rituals.
March , April and May
It is spring season which is known as trekking season in Nepal. A smooth wind and gentle breeze is felt all over the country. Sunny days and clear weather are the supportive factors for trekking in this season. Presence of cloud can be seen in the sky during this season.So a short rainfall can be felt during this period. It is the season of expedition and climbing high peaks in Nepal .So many tourist from different parts of the world come to climb peaks above 7000m in this season. Himalyan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour and journey for climbing during this period.Peak climbing period can be enlength upto June so Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges attractive programmes during this period.This period offer plenty of opportunities for clear mountain views. It is also the time for flowers to blossom, and the national flower of Nepal – rhododendrons – coat the mountainsides with its colorful beauty throughout the spring.Except rhododendrons , many kind of natural flora and fauna makes Nepal very beautiful during this season
June ,July and August
It is rainy season in Nepal. As it is the season of heavy rainfall. it is also known as the crops harvesting season in Nepal. In this season, trekking is slight difficult in Nepal. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. Trekking in the rain-shadow (places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains) areas north of the Himalaya like Upper Mustang and Dolpo could be an ideal trek selection. However, Himalayan vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour and trek during this period in dry areas. We arrange treks and tour in dry areas like Mustang , Upper Dolpa , Leh Ladakh (India) and Tibet.
September , October and November
Moderate temperatures, clear sky with outstanding views, making it a great time to do any of our trek. Occasional short storms may dump snow at high altitudes.This is the season of feast and festivals. This is also known as the special season for flowers in Nepal. Marigold is the popular and found best in this season. Temples and holy places are visited during this period. Festivals like Dashain , Tihar and Chhath are celebrated during this season. Long national holidays are offered for this festival for civil workers. This season is known as the king of the season. No rainfall, sunny days and moderate temperature are the most favourable factors of this season for treks and tours in Nepal.Every kind of treks and tours can be done during this period.So many tourist come to see beautiful Nepal in this season. Many trekking routes are full of tourist during this season. Peaks 6000m to 7000m are the best destination for climbing in this season.Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition welcomes tourist to feel the splendid view of nature of Nepal in this season.
Equipments & Packing List
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Please understand that the items listed below will vary according to the season and the duration of the trek. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 12 kg. Your gear will be carried by your porter and you will be required to carry your own day-pack (with your valuables and things of immediate importance to you). We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary. Our list of equipment is prepared on the basis of our long experience. The Himalayan Vacation Trek & Expedition Team leader will check your gear to insure you have all necessary equipment at the start of the trek. If necessary, the HVTreks’ guide will request additions of necessary equipment when and where it is available.
Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of Hiking shorts
1 pair of Hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional are “low” ankle high version
1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Hot water bag under sleeping bag
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carry-on)
1 large duffel bag
A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
-Note: In the larger towns and cities of Nepal, pharmacies have available common over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. Western/foreign brand name products and prescription drugs are not. We suggest you bring the pharmaceuticals you use in enough quantity.
Small, personal first-aid kit with first-aid tape, antiseptics, and plasters (Band-Aids) (please simple and light)
Aspirin or preferred comparable
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
Water filter or water purification tablets
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Please Do Not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.