Lamayuru – Padum Trek

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  • Kargil / Leh / Zanskar
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Lamayuru – Padum Trek

Lamayuru – Padum (Trek) : After exploring leh and surroundings, highlight of the trip will be experience the unique culture of some of the remote villages and monasteries of Ladakh and Zanskar. Your trip will start at Lamayuru, this historic place where once the great saint Naropa meditate in 11th ce. You will be hiking through remote villages, Cross over high passes of Zanskar range. and get in to the Padum the capital of Zanskar, explore around Padum and visit ancient Monasteries and drive back to Leh via Kargil and suru valley, On the you get to see Nun and Kun the twin peak of Zanskar towering on you left side near Parchik, these are highest peak in Zanskar range, 7123 & 7023 mtrs. Drive back to Leh via Kargil.


  • Area:         Zanskar range
  • Duration:      16 nits / 17 days.
  • Grade:          Moderate to strenuous.
  • Best time:      June – September.
  • Max. Alt:       5400 mtrs.
  • Nearest Airport: Leh 1hr. flight from Delhi.


Day 01: Arrv Leh / Afternoon Market walk, Leh Palace & Shanti Stupa

Airport our representative would assist you at the Airport & transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure & acclimatization

Later in the afternoon a walk around Leh town (3521 m) & visit Leh Market, Leh Palace ruins & Shanti Stupa at sunset “The Japanese for World Peace built the Shanti Stupa, at Changspa, on the hilltop, and was inaugurated by Dalai Lama in 1985. Its state of the art work attracts a lot of tourists to Ladakh and is spectacular to watch. From there one can see the nice spectacular view of Leh town.Overnight Hotel – Leh (B, L, D)

Day 02: Leh


Excursion to Shey, Thiksey, Hemis

Today we proceed for Indus Valley monastery tour. We start with a visit to

Shey, The ancient capital of Ladakh. The monastery here has a huge gold-gilded statue of Buddha Sakyamuni with a large silver lamp burning in front of the statue.

Thiksey Gompa: An impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village. The monastery has a beautiful 30 m high gold-plated statue of Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha of the future. Drive further to visit the famous

Hemis Gompa: Founded in 1630’s by Stag-tsang-ras-pa under the royal patronage of Sengge Namgyal. Hemis is one of the largest and richest gompa of Ladakh. The two-day festival of monastic dance in June-July has raised the reputation of Hemis particularly high. The festival is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as second Buddha and responsible for spreading Buddhism in the Tibetan world.. Overnight Hotel – Leh (B, L, D)


Day 03: Leh – Kargil 3000m 230km 05-06hrs. Overnight at Kargil/ hotel – (B, L, D)


Day 04: Kargil – Padum 3600m / 230 km 08-09hrs. After breakfast drive to Padum. Overnight at Padum Camp (B, L, D)


Day 05: Padum – Karsha (3600m) in 3h.
A pleasant walk through fields. On the way we will visit Pepiting monastery and the Karsha Gompa–one of the most important in Zanskar and dating back to the 15th century. We have beautiful panoramic vistas of Padum and surrounding mountains.Overnight at Karsha (B, L, D)


Day 06: Karsha p – Pishu (3470m) in 5h.
We progress along the Zanskar River.Overnight at Pishu Camp (B, L, D)


Day 07: Pishu – Hanumil (3380m) in 5h.
An easy-going walk along the right bank of the river takes us to Rinam village. We continue to the tiny hamlet of Hanumil. Overnight at Hanumil Camp (B, L, D)


Day 08: Hanumil – Purfi La (3950m) – Snertse (3850m) in 6h.
Up and down over a steep path.Overnight at Snertse Camp (B, L, D)


Day 09: Snertse – Hanuma La (4950m) – Lingshet (4000m) in 6h.
After a steep climb we reach the Purfi La pass, from where the panorama towards the Ladakhi and Zanskari ranges is quite impressive. Visit of Lingshet monastery. Overnight at Lingshet Camp (B, L, D)


Day 10: Lingshet – Camp before Singue La (4550m), in 6h.
We start a long and gradual ascent to the Netuke La pass (4280m), where we have a wonderful view towards the Nierag valley. The trail then descends shortly to reach Skimpata and Gongma villages, and then climbs steeply to reach the second pass, Khyupa La (4300m). Overnight at Camp (B, L, D)


Day 11: Camp before Singue La – Singue La (5050m) – Photoksar (4200m) in 6h.
An amazing spectacle of hanging icefalls. We descend towards the Photang River and progress through barley fields. Overnight at Photoksar Camp (B, L, D)


Day 12: Photoksar – Sirsir La (4850m) – Hanupatta (3760m) in 6h.
Photang valley turns into a gorge labyrinth, which forces us to make a detour via Sirsir La pass. Three shortens mark Hanupatta and its giant hundred-year-old cedar, flanked by colourful prayer flags.Overnight at Hanupatta Camp (B, L, D)


Day 13: Hanupatta – Wanla (3250m) in 5h.
We head down towards the Photang valley and climb up to the Panjila pass (3410m). We finally descend to Wanla and visit its tiny monastery. Overnight at Wanla Camp (B, L, D)


Day 14: Wanla – Lamayuru (3420m) in 4h.
Visit of the monastery at Lamayuru, which is the biggest in western Ladakh and was built in the 16th century on the site of a much older temple. The gompa is very well kept and famous for its many colourful wall paintings. Overnight stay at camp (B, L, D)


Day 15: Lamayuru – Leh

After breakfast drive to Leh en-route visit Likir & Basgo

Likir: Situated on a low hill about 55 kms from Leh, this exceptional yet less visited monastery was founded in the 14th century. It is also known as Klu-kkhyil (water spirits) Gompa and is said to be the first in Ladakh to have been built by Tibetan monks. The original structure is believed to have been destroyed by a fire and the present structure re-built in the 18th century, and re-dedicated to the Gelukpa sect.

There is an external 25m high statue of the Maitreya Buddha, very unusual for Ladakhi gompa. The wall paintings depict the 16 arhats and the 35 compassionate Buddha’s. There is also a small museum containing numerous Tibetan artifacts that are a few hundred years old

Basgo Palace: The seat of power of a branch of the Namgyal family. It is here in 1680 A.D. that invading Mongol and Tibetan armies were held in check over a three year long siege. Original 16th century murals and other arts of Basgo are well worth a visit.Overnight stay at hotel (B, L, D)

Day 16: Leh; Full day at leisure for own activities.Overnight stay at hotel (B, L, D)

Day 17: Depart Leh. Morning departure to Leh airport board flight to Delhi