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Padum-Lamayuru Trek Plan



Padum to Lamayuru

Sl. No.

From

To

Kms/ Hrs

Remarks

Photo

1

New Delhi

Manali

546 Kms

By Vehicle. Though it is possible to reach Leh by Air it is better to reach by road for two reasons. You move along the road with ever changing scenes and terrain. Along the way you keep getting acclimatized.

2

Manali

Keylong

130 Kms

By Vehicle. Stay in Hotel. The six hours journey takes you from the lush green Kulu valley to the barren Lahoul of which Keylong is the district HQ.
3

Keylong

Leh

250 Kms

By Vehicle. Stay in Hotel. You move on one of the highest roads in the world and cross two major passes Baralacha la and Tanglang la.

4

Leh

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Rest and stocking day. Since you have moved to this altitude slowly you can go around the city.

5

Leh

Kargil

230 Kms/10 Hrs

By Vehicle. Stay in Hotel. Another scenic road along the Indus river for some time.

6 Kargil Padum

10 Hrs

By Vehicle Stay in Hotel. Well the road is rough and tough but passes very close to the twin peaks of Nun and Kun and the glacier coming down the mountain.

7 Padum

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Rest day and visit Karsha Gompa. The earlier route used to pass by Karsha and it was used to visit the Gompa. However, due to road construction it is better to visit Gompa from Padum

8

Padum

Pishu

03 Hrs

By vehicle. Stay in tents. First visit Zangla the erstwhile capital of Zanskar kingdom and the come to the camping site of Pishu village located on the opposite bank of Zanskar river.

9

Pishu

Hanomil

07 Hrs

By walk passing the Pidmu village on the way. Stay in tents. Pidmu village has good green fields and are really soothing to the eyes.

10

Hanomil

Snertse

07 Hrs

By walk crossing the steep Parfi la (3950M). Stay in tents. The first of six passes one has to cross on this trek. After climbing the pass you get down the other side on the zigzag trail and reach the bridge after which again the climb begins. Once on top take look of the huge rock faces across the valley. The camping ground of Snertse is quite barren. However, the water of the stream is very sweet and the willows grow along the stream.

11

Snertse

Lingshet

10 Hrs

By walk crossing over the Haluma la (5000M). Stay in tents. The trail starts to climb slowly along the stream and finally you are on the other side of the source. Slowly you reach the pass and the view opens up in front. The colour of rocks is something to be seen. The lush green fields are calling you. However, you still have long way to go to the camping ground next to the Gampa.

12

Lingshet

Singi La Base camp

07 Hrs

By walk crossing the Nietukse and Kupa la. Stay in tents. It is good climb upto Kupa la. Thereafter it is not much problem. The Singi la camp is just before a stream as the trail starts to climb up.

13

Singi La Base camp

Photksar

07 Hrs

By walk crossing the Singi (5060 M) and Bhumtse la (4490M). Stay in tents. Well, after crossing Singi la you get good view of the valley on the other side and in distance the other la to be crossed. Get down on the other side and follow the trail. It crosses a wide stream coming from your left and then slowly climbs upto the Bhumtse la. From here the view of Singi la is fantastic. Across you get the fields of the village which is actually across the river. Move along the river for sometime and then cross over to the camping ground located on the other side. A very big ground.

14

Photksar

Hanupatta

06 Hrs

By walk crossing the Sirsir la (4900M). Stay in tents. The trail continues in the direction away from the village and as you reach the corner and turn right there is a wall in front at a distance. Yes, you are going to climb up this wall. Slowly you are below the wall and the climb starts. The horses take a bit longer route to the right. At top you have finished the big passes of the route and are moving down all the way to the village. Stop at the camping ground before the village.

15

Hanupatta

Wanla

06 Hrs

By walk. Stay in tents. The signs of civilization starts to crop up with boards of Hotels. You pass right through the village and finally reach the open trail where road construction is going on. Walking along this road you reach Wanla. Wanla is only 05 Kms from main Kargil Leh road and you can move to Leh from here at the expense of missing Lamayuru.

16

Wanla

Lamayuru

04 Hrs

By walk. Move out of Wanla towards the trail to Lamayuru. The trail passes through the narrow dried river bed. Finally the trail starts to climb and short time latter you are on the last pass of the trek. Did you hear it, yes it was the noise of the heavy traffic moving on the Kargil Leh road. You have reached Lamayuru and the road head. Visit the Lamayuru Gompa, which is the oldest monastery in Ladakh. Stay in tents.

17

Lamayuru

Leh

146 Kms

By vehicle. Stay at Hotel.

18

Leh

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Stay at Hotel and visit the Town.

19

Leh

Delhi

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By Air and two hours latter you are at Delhi remembering the place like which you have not seen any place before.

Note:

(a) At all the camping grounds the villagers claim their right and ask for money to pitch tents at the rate of Rs 50/- per member tent. Kitchen and Mess tent are not charged.
(b) The grazing grounds are also similarly claimed and Rs. 20/- per horse is taken from the horseman.


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