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Lamayuru to Padum Trek
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Lamayuru to Padum Trek

Book NowDuration: 21 Days
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous


Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive in Delhi, Transfer to nearby hotel for few hours.

Days 02: Flight Delhi - Leh

Transfer to domestic Airport to take flight for Leh. Arrive Leh, transfer to hotel. Day is at leisure to get you fully acclimatize with the altitude. Evening explore Leh Bazar. Overnighte at hotel in Leh. (3500 m)

Days 03: Drive Leh – Matho – Stok – Shanti Stupa - Samkar

After breakfast, drive to Stok (14km) by crossing a bridge over Indus river Indus at Choglamsar village. In Stok, visit the royal Palace, constructed by the king Tsespal Tondup Namgyal in 1825AD. Inside the palace, you see great collection of ancient royal ornaments, Thankas (scroll paintings) and old statues. After the visit, drive to Matho village, 10 km from Stok. This monastery was built by Lama Tumgpa Dorje in 13th century. Two famous oracles (known as Rongtsan), (who were invited from Tibet by the founder of this monastery) still make appearance during the festival of monastery. After visiting Matho, drive back to Leh. Post Lunch, drive to visit Shanti Stupa and Sankar Monastery in Leh. Overnight at hotel in Leh.

Days 04: Drive Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis – Leh

After breakfast, drive to Hemis monastery which is 43 km far from Leh and it takes 90 minute drive. The great Mahasiddha Staktsang Raspa along with ancestor Singey Namgyal built this biggest and richest monastery in 17th century. After visiting this monastery, drive back to Thiksey monastery, which is 27 km from Hemis. This monastery is the oldest monastery of Gelugpa School in Ladakh. The great Lama Paldan Shesrap build in 15th century. Here you can see the big statue of the Future Buddha. After visiting this monastery drive back to Leh via visiting Shey Palace. Overnight at Guest House in Leh. After visiting this monastery drive back to Leh via Shey (Ancient capital of Ladakh). Visit the Shey Palace and temple. Inside the temple, you visit big copper gilt statue of Lord Buddh built in 1633AD. Overnight at hotel in Leh.

Days 05: Drive Leh – Alchi – Lamayuru. (126km)

Today you drive on Leh-Srinagar highway. After breakfast drive to Lamayuru (126km and 4hrs drive). En-route visit Alchi village (68km) and monastery. It was built by Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo (The great translator) 1000 years ago and is considered to be the largest among the entire monastery built by him. After the visit, proceed to Lamayuru still 58km. Arrive Lamayuru and visit the monastery. This monastery was constructed by Arahat Nimagung in between 10th and 11th century. History says that in the 11th century, the Mahasidha Naropa visited this place and the cave where he resided and meditated is still to be seen inside the monastery. Overnight at camp in Lamayuru.

Days 06: Trek Lamayuru – Prinkitila (3900m) - Wanla – Tarchit (5hrs)

Right, from the camp, down in the ravine passing the houses and the fields of village. This route will take you to the Prinkitila Pass (3900m). From the pass wonderful view of surrounding mountains, follow the gorge until you reach at Shillakong valley. Follow the road towards left. From this point,you see the Wanla monastery.continue along the road up to wanla. Visit Wanla Monastery then continue trek further 2km ahead to Tarchit. Good and beautiful campsite near the river. (3300m)

Days 07: Trek Tarchit – Phanjila – Hanupatta (6hrs)

From Tarchit, you will have nice walk up to Fanjila village by following the left bank of the river, At Phanjila village we will have two gorges, one goes to Zanskar and another goes to the left which leads towards Urtsi village. You take right hand side. Cross the river on a small bridge towards right then from here follow the route along the motor-road to the right of the river. From this point, Hanupatta village is still about 4 to 5 hours trek. Pass the village of Hanupatta and about 1 km ahead is the camping site on the other side of the river. Overnight at camp. (3750m)

Days 08: Trek Hanupatta – Sirisir-la (4805m) – Photoksar (7 hrs)

Start trek early from Hanupatta camp. Cross the river and follow the trek upstream along the right side. From here the pass of Sirsir-la (4805m) is about 3 to 4 hours. Cross the Tang river and start to ascend the pass along the left side. For lunch, it should be planned to cross the Sirsirla, because, it is not advisable to ascend the pass after having lunch. The camp at Photoksar is before the village and can be put either side of the small river. Overnight at camp. (4210m)

Days 09: Trek Photoksar – Boumitse-la (4200m) – Base of Singey-la (7 hrs)

Today you cross easy pass. Right from the camp, while enjoying the spectacular landscape, start ascend for few meters and continue along with clear and well define path. Carry on ascending up towards the top of Boumiktse-la. From the top of the pass, you directly see the Singela Pass and enchanting panoramic view of rolling plateau and mountains. Until the base of Singe-la, you cross few small streams so it is advised to carry extra shoes in your bag so that you may not get wet. Good campsite with beautiful and wonderful view. Overnight camp. (4400m)

Days 10: Trek Base of Singe-la – Singe-la (4960m) – Kyukpa-la (3850) – Skyumpatta.

Right from the camp, start ascending up to top of Singe-la. It is easy to ascend but 1200m before the top, it is steep ascend in zigzag. From the pass, the route descends steeply to a loose boulder strewn area. This is called Champado Gongma. Continue along the right side of the valley, clear path up to village Skyumpatta. Beautiful and awesome view of landscape of the valley. Follow the beaten track to the Kyukpa-la Pass (3850m), easy ascend. Easy descend from the pass about 300m. and cross a clear water stream. Camp near of above the stream. Overnight: Camp at Skyumphatta village. (4000m)

Days 11: Trek Skyumpatta – Lingshed – Hanamu-la Base (7 ½ hrs)

From Skyumpatta follow the trail and start ascending the Netuksila pass. It is a long ascent and advice to carry enough water as you could not find water until the camp. From the pass again follow the well-defined route to Lingshed. Visit the Lingshet monastery which is very interesting with the old statues. Lingshed monastery is constructed on the top of hill by Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo (the translator). The deity can be viewed once in a year 15th day of 4th Tibetan month. After visit Lingshed, continue towards the Hanamu-la Base by crossing the small bridge. Pass the village by ascending along the right side. Overnight at camp. (4000m)

Days 12: Trek Hanamu-La Base – Hanamu-La (4700m) – Zingchen (7 ½ hrs.)

Morning after breakfast, continue trek climbing the pass right from the camp. The pass looks difficult and steep but slowly and steadily along the zig-zag path it seems easy. While following and enjoying the panoramic view of landscape and wonderful mountain, you arrive at the top of the pass. From the top of the pass, enjoy spectacular and enthralling view of landscape. Cross the pass and easy and gentle descend till you reach at Zingchen. Overnight Camp. (3410m)

Days 13: Zingchen – Parfila (3900m) – Hanamur village (6 hrs)

Morning after breakfast, continue trek along the upstream of the river up to the Stupa from where you gently climb up to the Parfila pass. Cross the pass and gently descend down. From this point you see the magnificent and enchanting view of Landscape and view of the Zanskar River on left sid below. The camp is, about more than one hours ahead, in the tree grove of Hanamur village. Overnight at camp. (3410m)

Days 14: Trek Hanamur –Zangla (6-7 hrs)

As usual after breakfast, continue tek along the bank of left side of the Zanskar till village Pidmo. Enroute you pass by few small villages like Pidmo and on the opposite side is village Zangla .The camp at Pishu is below the village on the grassy meadow near the bank of the Zanskar river. Overnight at camp (3430m)

Day 15: Drive Zangla – Karsha monastery – Stongde monastery– Padum

Today you have full day culture tour around Padum by drive. Morning after breakfast, drive to Stongde village. Visit beautiful picturesque monastery built on hill top by Lama Marpa 950 years ago.Approximately 60 monks are residing in this monastery. After the visit, continue drive to Karsha (Pair of White i.e., Outer white and Inner white). Visit Karsha monastery. This monastery is the largest of all the monastery in Zanskar and this monastery (Gonpa) was first founded by Great Lama Phagspa Shesrap (the translator of Zanskar). From the monastery, you have amazing and spectacular view of the capital of zanskar (Padum) and its surrounding mountains. After the visit explore Padum (The capital of Zanskar). Overnight in Padum. (3590m)

Day 16: Sightseeing tour to Sani – Bardan – Dzongkhul monastery

Morning after breakfast, drive to Sani to visit the most famous monastery wherein you visit the sacred statues of Buddhas and Boddhisattavas.this monastery located and picturesquely built in the middle of field and houses.After the visit, proceed to Dzongkhul monastery and then continue drive to Bardan monastery. On the way you have the view of beautiful and charming villages of Zangskar valley. After visiting the Bardan village, drive back to Padum. Evening enjoy walking in and around the market of Padum. Overnight in Padum.

Day 17: Drive Padum – Rangdum – Kargil (245km)

Today you drive Padum to Kargil (245km). You have long journey but enroute you have unforgettable, enchanting and awesome view of landscape of Suru valley and its surrounding magnificient mountain peaks. As usual, morning after breakfast, drive to Kargil. Enroute visit Rangdum monastery and cross Pentsi-la (4400m). After crossing the Pentse-la pass. You continue drive and then your first glace will be Rangdum monastery. History says that Gelek Yashy Takpa built this picturesque monastery on hill top about 200 years ago. This monastery is physically located in the Suru Valley and culturally it is part of Zanskar. From the monastery, you have wonderful panoramic view of landscape and Randum village. After the visit, drive to Rangdum village where you find some restaurants. Take some refresment and then continue drive to Kargil. You have the view of highest mountain peak in the region Nun(7035m) and Kun(7180m) and you pass across several beautiful and charming villages (inhabitants are almost Muslim) of Kargil Distric. Arrive Kargil. Overnight at hotel in Kargil. (2900m)

Day 18: Drive Kargil – Mulbek – Leh (225kms / 7hrs)

Morning after breakfast, drive to Leh visiting Mulbek chamba (Rock curved statue of Maitreya Buddha). Today you drive on Srinagar- Leh highway till Leh. Spectacular and magnificien view of landscape and its beautiful mountains like pillar in the blue sky. You pass across many beautiful and charming villages of Ladakh. Arrive Mulbek and visit 9m high rock curved statue of Maitreya Buddha. After the visit continue drive to Leh via crossing Photo-la. Arrive Leh. Overnight at Hotel in Leh.

Day 19: Leh

The day is free for Rest or Shopping. Overnight at hotel in Leh.

Day 20: Flight Leh – Delhi

Early morning transfer to Airport to board flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi, transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Delhi.

Day 21: Sightseeing (Delhi) & Departure

Morning after breakfast, sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Late evening, transfer to International Airport for return flight.



  • Domestic flights (Delhi - Leh - Delhi)
  • Land transportation as mentioned in the program by a private vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur.
  • Accompaniment: the assistance of a local staff: guide, cook (and cook helpers for large groups).
  • The Jeep for the carrying of individual camping, cooking and collective material.
  • Lodging : hotel in Delhi and Leh, camping during the Nature Safari 
  • Meals : full board except the meals in Delhi and Leh



  • International flights
  • International airport taxes 
  • Visa fees
  • Repatriation assistance
  • Main meals in Delhi and Leh
  • Admission fees for the visits of temples, monuments, monasteries and museums planned
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips