Hiking holiday Leh – Kargil 19 Days

Tourism Information of Beautiful Nepal

Max Altitude (in Meters)5100m
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.

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.