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Lamayuru to Padum Trek – Trek No 19

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Trip Facts

Trip Facts
Duration 13 Days
Best time to travel January to December
Trip Grade Hard
Departure Date Every Day
Altitude 4850M
Trekking Hours 7 hours
Starting Point Leh
End Point Leh
Mode of Travel Transport / Aeroplane
Group Size 2 to 20
Style of trek Hard


Lamayuru to Padum Trek – Trek No 19

Duration of Trek:13 Days. 

Best Time: Mid June to September.  

Highest Point:  Sirsir La (4,850m)

Focus: Remote villages and High mountain Passes.

Physical Challenge: Challenging


Day 01 Arrival Leh

Upon arrival Leh airport, pick-up and transfer to hotel. After tea/coffee rest in hotel to get acclimatization. Evening walking walking tour in Leh bazaar. Overnight at hotel.   

Day 02 Leh to Lamayuru  07, 00 hrs

After having breakfast drive to Lamayuru, visit Alchi and Liker monasteries on the way. Overnight stay is in camp.

Day 03 Lamayuru to Wanla (3250m) 2-3 hrs

Walk down along the stream towards east and then after 20 minutes cross the stream near the Chorten.  Walk along another stream towards southward and then east up to the Prikiting La (3700m). After the pass you get to the river in the Shillakung valley. The trail to the right also leads to Zanskar via Snigutse La. Take the right trail with chorten and Mani wall. Cross the river and the campsite is reached passing through the houses near the second bridge and tented restaurant.

Day 04 Wanla to Hanupatta (3970m) 6-7 hrs

Cross the river and the stream and walk along the road eastward. The trail splits into two, one going to the left leading towards Alchi and Sumda Chenmo. Cross the bridge and walk along the road for sometime. After crossing another bridge, the trail enters into Hanupatta gorge, which is tricky path along rocky steep with stream below to negotiate, especially, for ponies. Cross the first bridge and walk ignoring the second bridge, passing by a stupa to a narrow valley. The Hanupatta is reached after an easy ascent.

Day 05 Hanupatta to Photoksar (4050m) via Sirsirla (4850m) 6.7 hrs

Walk along the stream crossing the tributaries and then stream to the left. Walk up to Sirsir la (4850m). Walk along the stream leading to the Photoksar village. The campsite is just before the village across the stream.

Day 06 Photksar to SingayLa base (4300m) 8 hrs

Walk down leaving the village and the stream on your left side. On the way there are a few herders’ shelters, from where you have to cross the stream and follow the trail leading to the base of Singay la. Pitch the tent after a few minutes walk from the herders’ shelter.

Day 07 Singayla base to Lingshet (3950m) 5-6 hrs

Start walking up to Singay La (5050m). Walking down the pass the trail goes to your left towards Yulchung Nerags. Take the right trail to the same direction and you get to Kyukpa la (4430). Leaving Kyukpa la take the right trail to the same direction down to a hamlet. Cross the stream and walk upwards to Margo la (4500m). The Lingshet village is reached after the descent from pass. The Campsite is near the School. The monastery is above the village on the left hand side.

Day 08 Lingshet to Snyertse (3800m) 8 hrs

Walk down the stream through the fields and an easy acsent starts after crossing the stream. Reach Hanuma la (4800m) from where you can have the view of Lingshet. Walk down along the stream and the Campsite is near the tree.

Day 09 Snyertse to Hanamur (3450m) 6 hrs

Cross the stream and walk upward for sometimes leaving the stream to your left. After a curve start walking up to the stream, crossing the bridge, the steep ascent takes you to Parfi la (3950m). Walk down to the Zangskar River and the trail leads along the river till Hanamur, which has herders’ shelters. The camp is near the field and the river. Hanamur has only two houses.

Day 10 Hanamur to Pishu 4-5 hrs

Walk along the Zanskar River passing through Pidmo. Overnight stay is in the camp.

Day 11 Pishu to Karsha (3650m) 4 hrs

Walk along the Zanskar river towards Karsha passing through Rinam village. Camp near the stream below the monastery. Visit Karsha monastery and overnight stay in tents.

Day 12 Karsha to Padum (3610m) 2 hrs

Walk towards Padum crossing the river, on the way at Pibithing village has religious monument on a hillock. At Padum, which is the administrative headquarter of the Zanskar division, visit Sani and Stakrimo monasteries. Stay is comfortable in hotel here and refreshing after several days of spending nights in tents. 

Day 13 Padum to Kargil 9-10 hrs

After the breakfast drive to Kargil via Penze La. Overnight stay in the hotel at Kargil.

Day 14 Kargil to Leh  6-7 hrs

After the breakfast drive to Leh. Overnight at hotel

Day 15 Departure

Early morning transfer to leh airport to catch flight for Delhi. End of Trek

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