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Darcha-Padun Trek Plan



Darcha to Padum

Sl. No. From To Kms/ Hrs

Remarks

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1 New Delhi Manali -- By Vehicle
2 Manali

08 to 10 Kms

For Acclimatization. Stay at Manali.

3

Manali

08 to 10 Kms

For Acclimatization. Stay at Manali.

4

Manali

08 to 10 Kms

For Acclimatization. Stay at Manali.

5

Manali

Darcha

145 Kms

By vehicle. Stay in tents.

6

Darcha

Palamu

06 Hrs

By walk with gradual climb over a road under construction. Stay in tents.

7

Palamu

Zankar Sumdo

(3580M)

06 Hrs

By walk with gradual climb and good views of mountains. Stay in tents.

8

Zankar Sumdo

(3750M)

Chuminakpo

(4060M)

06 Hrs

By walk along the stream flowing from Shingo la. Stay in tents.

9

Chuminakpo

(4060M)

Lakong

(4400M)

06 Hrs

By walk crossing the Shingo la (5100M). Stay in tents.

10

Lakong

(4400M)

Khee

(4060M)

06 Hrs

By walk reach Khee village passing the first village of the Zanskar valley from this side. Stay in tents.

11

Khee

(4060M)

Purne

(3700M)

06 Hrs

By walk. It is level walk with not much up and downs. The trail passes through a few villages. In the end you start moving down the slope towards the junction of two rivers and moving across the river you are at the camping ground of Purne. Stay in tents.

12

Purne

Kyalbo

(3700M)

06 Hrs

By walk. One may straight away start moving towards next camp but it is advisable to take a forenoon side trek to visit Phuktal Gompa which will take nearly 3 hrs. This is a very old Gompa built under a huge cave. After crossing the river as you take left turn the Gompa comes into site and indeed it is a majestic site. Come back to Purne for lunch and then walk upto Kyalbo. Stay in tents at Kyalbo camping ground next to the flowing stream.

13

Kyalbo

Reru

(3650M)

06 Hrs

By walk. Now you are moving along the river and pass the old fort village of Itchar. Now of course the houses of the village are located outside the fort walls. Well its a long walk and reach the lake of the Reru village which is towards left of the village as you see the village in front of you. Well the camping site is located next to the lake. Do not forget to take walk around the lake specially when water is still. You may get excellent pics. Stay in tents.

14

Reru

(3650M)

Padum

(3560M)

07 Hrs

By walk. Visiting the Burdan Gompa, which is one of the oldest in this region. Though the Gompa is right next to the road overlooking the river it has lost the old charm as given in old articles on the trek. Stay Hotel/ tents.

15

Padum

(3560M)

Rest day at Padum. If you have plans to move further along the trail towards Lamayuru then it is the day to recoup your supplies. Else you may also visit Gompa at Karsha. Stay Hotel/ tents.

16

Padum

Kargil

10 Hrs

By vehicle. The road is long and rough. Stay in Hotel.

17

Kargil

Leh

10 Hrs

By vehicle. The trek is over and now you move on good road enjoying the views. Stay in Hotel.

18

Leh

07 Hrs

Visit Leh and stay in Hotel.

19

Leh

Delhi

02 Hrs

By Air.

Darcha-Padum Photos I

Darcha-Padum Photos II

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