Lamayuru to Darcha Trek

(18 - 20 days)

Most popular trek of Ladakh with maximum number of passes. Starts from Lamayuru (The monastery of Lamayuru is one the earliest founded monasteries in Ladakh) and enters Zangskar through the remote villages of Ligshed, Photoksar and then Karsha. Further it leads you to Darcha in Himachal via Phuktal and Bardan Monasteries, amazing landscapes. On the way you get to visit some ancient monasteries dramatically built on jagged hillsides and also stop and meet the friendly Zanskari inhabitants. Quaint villages, high grassy meadows, a few crystal clear springs, shimmering snow clad mountains and the beauty of the desolate landscape makes this a fascinating trek.

Day 01: Leh to Lamayuru (3600m) 7hrs. By taxi, on the way visit to Likir, Alchi and Rizong monasteries.

Day 02: Lamayuru to Wanla (3250m) 2.-3 hrs.

Day 03: Wanla to Hanupata

Day 04: Hanupata to Photoksar

Day 05: Photoksar to Sengge La

Day 06: Sengge La to Styangs

Day 07: Styangs to Lingshed

Day 08: Lingshed to Nyetse

Day 09: Nyetse – Pishu

Day 10: Pishu to Karsha

Day 11: Karsha to Padum

Day 12: Rest at padum

Day 13: Padum to Raru (3800m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 14: Raru to Pepula (3750m) 5 hrs.

Day 15: Pepula to Purne (3775m) 4-5 hrs.

Day 16: Purne to Phuktal (3900m) to Purne 5 hrs.

Day 17: Purne to Sking (4000m) 6-7 hrs.

Day 18: Sking to Lhakhang (4450m) 6 hrs

Day 19: Lhakhang to Ramjak (4300m) via Shinkunla 6-7hrs.

Day 20: Ramjak to Palhamo (3700m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 21: Pal Lhamo to Darcha Sumo (3300m) 3-4 hrs.

Today is a last day with short walk passing through the villages of Chika and Rarik villages. From where the motorable road starts and it takes you to Darcha Sumdo.Then to manali by geep.