Darcha Lamayuru Trek
Darcha Lamayuru Trek
Duration: 17Nights / 18 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi / Manali / Darcha / Palemo / Zanskar Sumdo / Chumi Napo / Shingo La / Lakham / Kurgiak / Tetha / Purni / Ichar / Mune / Padum / Kargil / Leh / Delhi
Day 01: Arrive Delhi,
where you will be met and transfered to your hotel. (Hotel B&B)
Day 02: Delhi – Manali by bus.
Day 03: Manali – Darcha by bus.
Early morning drive from Manali to Darcha. Arrive Darcha and overnight in Camp.
Day 04: Darcha – Palemo (3600m) in 5h
Leave Darcha, We start our journey with an easy walk into the valley. En route, we will visit the Chika and Rarik monasteries.
Day 05): Palemo – Zanskar Sumdo (3860m) in 5h.
We cross the river by a hanging pulley. Overnight at Zanskar Sumdo
Day 06: Zanskar Sumdo – Chumi Napo (4640m) in 5h.
Early morning trek from Zanskar Sumdo to Chumi Napo. The route leaves the valley and starts climbing up quite steeply towards the Shingo La pass.
Day 07: Chumi Napo – Shingo La (5090m) – Lakham (4470m) in 6h.
Prayer flags flapping in the wind mark the Shingo La pass, surrounded with fascinating views of the glaciers. An easy traverse of a glacier takes us to the valley and to the Lakham yak pastures.
Day 08: Lakham – Kurgiak (4050m) in 6h.
A gradual descent along the Kurgiak river, lined with mani walls. On the way, we will come across a few Doksas, where yaks are kept in summer time.
Day 09: Kurgiak – Tetha (3950m), in 7h.
The trail is now boarded by meadows of flowers and barley fields. Shortens are spread all the way and highlight the religious fervour of the Zanskaris.
Day 10: Tetha – Purni (3700m), in 2h.
We visit Phuktal monastery (3850m), perched on the side of an impressive cliff. (4h return journey from Phuktal monastery to Purni).
Day 11: Purni – Ichar (3650m) in 4h.
Day 12: Ichar – Mune (3900m), in 5h.
The trail goes up and down along the Tsarap river. On arriving at Mune, we will visit its monastery.
Day 13: Mune – Padum (3600m) in 6h.
En route we visit Bardan monastery, one of the most important in the area. Overnight in Padum
Day 14: Padum – Kargil (3700m) by bus.
Drive from Padum to Kargil, Overnight at Kargil
Day 15: Kargil – Leh (3500m) by bus.
Drive from Kargil to Leh, Overnight at Leh hotel.
Day 16: Leh – Delhi by plane. (Hotel B&B)
Day 17: At leisure in Delhi. Safety day for your international flight. (Hotel B&B)
Day 18: Transfer to airport and fly back home.