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Padum-Lamayuru (5-7 days)
Winter trek (15 days)
Darcha-Padum (8 days)
Padum-Shade-Padum (6 days)
Myar Valley - Padum (9 days)
Markha Valley (7 days)
Djum Lam Hemis-Padum (7/8 days)
Hemis-Manali (9 days)
Kanji-Lingshed-Photoksar (8-10 days)
Manali-Hemis (9 days)
Lamayuru-Alchi (3 days)
Lamayuru-Chilling (5 days)
Lamayuru-Stok (7 days)
Rangdum-Kanji-Hanupatta (5 days)
Likir-Kalse (3 days)
Spituk-Stok (3 days)
Rumtse-Tsomoriri (7 days)
Tsmoriri-Kiber (8 days)
Takh-Zangla (10 days)
Stok Kangri (6.120m)
Grades of Difficulty

Darcha-Padum (8 days)


Best season
June - September

8 days

only 1 pass

Many ups and down

Maximum elevation
Shin Kun-La 5.000 m (16.400 ft)

Average daily walking time
6 hours

Visit the most spectacularly situated monastery (Phuktal Gompa)
A good combination with the trek Padum to Lamayuru (Darsha to Lamayuru 20 days with rest days)
You can also chose the route via Phirtse-La (5.450 m)

Our journey starts in the green hills of Manali, tucked away in Himachal Pradesh, and continues over the Rotang Pass to Lahaul, where we begin our trek dome kilometers from Darcha village. The glaciated Shin Kun La (pass, now a black glacier) is the gateway to Zanskar, 'the land of white copper', a land of harsh beauty, cathedral-like rock spires, lively, white-washed villages, billowing fields of barley and grazing sheep and goats. We spend wonderful days walking through this landscape in flux, camping at beautiful sites, exploring the many historic gompas (monasteries) and visiting old friends in the villages. The unique and fragile Zanskari culture is the highlight of this section of the trek, accentuated by the spectacular landscape.


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