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Trek to Lamayuru

Manali - Darcha - Pilamo - Jankar Samdo - Chumik Nakpo - Pankhay - Karga - Yal - Surla - Raru - Bard

NATURE OF TRIP                 Trekking
LOCATION                            Manali, Himachal Pradesh
DURATION                            23 Days (Manali - Leh)
TREKKING DAYS                 23 Days
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE         Singy-la Pass– 5060 m
GRADE                                  Challenging (refer to our grading chart in the ‘Important Info’ section)
SEASON                               15 July to 15th Sept.
ACCOMODATION                Tenting Accommodation
Leh is a region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir of Northern India sandwiched between the Karakoram mountain range to the north and the Himalayas to the south. The Indian portion of Ladakh is composed of the Leh and Kargil districts. The Leh district is the largest district of India, covering more than half the area of Jammu and Kashmir, of which it is the eastern part.The only two roads into the area from outside are the Zoji-La Pass and Kargil route from Srinagar in the Kashmir Valley, and the high altitude Manali-Leh Highway from Himachal Pradesh. The Manali-Leh road is open only from May or June to October or November, when snow is cleared from several passes. The Srinagar-Leh road is open from April or May to November or December, and is generally blocked by snow through the winter only at Zoji-La Pass.
Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport at Leh has flights from Delhi year-round on Jet Airways, GoAir and Air India. Air India also operates weekly flights to Jammu and Srinagar. Cancellations and delays for two or three days are not uncommon and can happen at any time of year, so travellers must plan for that possibility when scheduling their onward travel.Roads within Ladakh, except to Zangskar, are open all year round. Khardong-La Pass to Nubra has an alternate day schedule, is closed Mondays, and can get closed by snow for several days in winter and spring. Chang-La pass to Panggong Lake rarely closes, and if it does, rarely for more than one day.
DAY 01 : Manali – Darcha- (3360m)/ 145KM by Jeep
Manali to Darcha by Jeep via Rohtaang Pass and Keylong total distance 145KM.O/N  Camp at Darcha.
DAY 02: Darcha – Pilamo Trek/8 km Trek
DAY 03: Pilamo – Jankar Samdo Trek/14 km
DAY 04: Jankar Samdo – Chumik Nakpo Trek/15 km
DAY 5: Chumik Nakpo– Pankhay (18 KM trek)
On this trek we have cross the first pass Shangola (5100m).
DAY6 : Pankhay– Karga (20 KM trek)
DAY7 : Karga– Yal(21 KM trek)
Enroute Shing, Tangtse, Kuru Villagers.
DAY8 : Yal– Surla (23 KM trek) visit Phuktal Gompa
Day 9 : Surla- Raru (20 KM trek)
Day 10 : Raru – Bardan Gompa (19KM trek)
Day 11 : Bardan Gompa – Sani (20 KM trek) enroute visit Padam Village Capital of Zanskar.
Day 12 : Sani – Karcha ( 17KM Trek)
After crossing the river Zanskar at tungari bridge camp near Dezong/Youland village one kilometer short karcha village.
Day 13 : Karcha - Pishu ( 22KM Trek)
Zangla can be visited from Renam Village enroute.Camp nearPishu village down on the bank of Zanskar river.
Day 14 : Free Day : Visit Zangla Old Capital of Zanskar.O/N Pishu.
Day 15 : Pishu - Hanamul ( 16KM Trek)
Day 16 : Hanamul - Nytse
After crossing 2nd Pass Parfi- la (4800m) cross brodge and camp near the stream.Nytse village is not a permanent village.
Day 17 : Nytse – Linshad (13KM trek)
After crossing 3rd pass Hanamu-la (4877m) camp near the village Linshad.
Day 18 : Linshad – base Singy-la ( 22KM)
On this trek two passes Natukai-la (4200m) and Kubalal (3800m) are to be crossed before reaching at the base of Singy-la.
Day 19 : Base of Singy-la Photoksor ( 16KM)
After crossing 6th pass Singy-la (5060m) you have to cross 7th small pass Boumitse-la (4400m) on this trek route before reaching Photoksor.Camp across the village.
Day 20 : Rest at Photoksor.
Day 21 : Photoksor – Somdo (19KM trek)
Starting early in the morning and crossing 8th Pass. Sirsirla (4990) passing through a bridge, crossing a stream, cross 9th pass Gyaplo-la (3900m) Somdo is reached.
Day 22 : Somdo - Shilla (14KM trek)
Today again start early in the morning as you have to cross river about 32 times before reaching shilla.
Day 23 : Shilla - Lamayuru
It is last day of the trekking on this route.After crossing 10th Pass Printiti-la (3400m) it takes 21/2 hours to reach Lamayuru.Visit monasteries and drive (124KM) to Leh or (106KM) for Kargil.
Cost Includes
  • Camping Include Dome Shape 3 Men Tents / Sleeping Bags / Sleeping Mattress / Dry Pitch Toilet Tents etc..
  • All vegetarian meals beginning with breakfast on Day 01 to breakfast on Day 06.
  • Cook , Kitchen Helper and Porters.
  • Camping equipment – international quality equipment will be provided
  • Professional guide with English speaking.
  • Hiking Poles and Ponchos.
  • Jeep from Manali to Darcha and Lamayuru to Leh or Kargil Drop.
Cost does not include
  • Travel between Delhi and Manali Manali-Delhi (can be arranged by us on request).We charge extra for all transportation.
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance



Transport Options (Delhi – Manali – Delhi)

For travel to Mcleod ganj and back one can choose between air & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Kullu KUU, also known as Bhuntar Airport, and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Air India. 
There is frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Manali that cost about Rs. 1000 - 1200 per person. These buses depart from ISBT and Kashmiri Gate every 30 mins. or so and take about 14 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
Weather Details
Summer in Manali extends from March to June when the temperature variation is recorded to be ranging between 15°c and 20°c. Mercury sometimes reaches up to 25°c but never goes beyond that. During winters the temperature can drop to -5° and the maximum temperature hardly goes up to 15°c. 
Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.

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