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Hiking holiday Leh – Kargil 19 Days

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Day 01: Arrival at Delhi (237m)

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  (3524m)by Flight 1 hours 10 minutes

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) 6-7 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) 6-7 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) 6-7 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) 3-4 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:Padum rest or visit villave  (3610m)

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 Kargil 7-8- hours

After the breakfast drive to Kargil via Penze La. Overnight stay in the hotel at Kargil. Kargil lies in the border of Pakistan.

Day 16: Kargil to Leh  6-7  drive hours

After the breakfast we drive to Leh.

Day 17: Leh ladakh rest day  (3524m) 

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 18: Leh – Delhi (237m)1 hours 10 munutes

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 19: Departure from Delhi  (237)

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.