Region: Zanskar, Ladakh,, Great Himalayas.

Total Day: 20

Trek Days: 09-10

Grade: Moderate.

Maximum Elevation (5150mt.) Shinkun – la  pass.

Best period :  End of July  to end of September

Padum-Shade-Darcha(6 days)

Day 01: Delhi to leh, pick up by car to Holel Acclamatise,

Day 02: Sight Seeing  arround  the leh,  Samkar, Leh palace, Shanti  Stupa.  Night Hotel.

Day 03:  Hemis, Stakna, Takthok, Thiksey and Shey, night Hotel.

Day 04 :  Drive car to Mulbek Via Alchi, Likir, Lamayuru, night at  Mulbek Guest  House.

Day 05 :  Mulbek  to Rangdum  visit the  Panikhar Meteria  Buddha, NUN KUN  night at Camp.

Day 06 :  Randum to Padum. On way Vsit the 2 Alpine lake, Drang drung Glacier. Night at Hotel

Day07:   Padum - Thongday (3.450 m) – Stongday Pulu, 3 hours
Padum is situated in the beautiful central Zanskar plain surrounded by stunning mountains. You drive ti Thongde Compa 3.450 m (11.318 ft). Here trek starts. Follow for 2 hours the steady path as far as the pastures of Thongde

Day08:  Thongde Pulu (3.450) to Cave via Thongde-La (5.150 m), 7 hours
Fake the winding path for the last 200 m up to the Thongde-La 5.150 m (16.896 ft). Go down for about 3 hours as far as the junction with the first large valley. Further 2 hours and you see a habitable cave on the left bank after crossing several rivers.

Day09: Cave to Shade, 9 hours
From the camp walk along the main stream as far as the junction with a large valley coming from the northwest. You arrive at a low wall which delimits the wooded area for the villages of Thongde and Shade. This path leaves the foot of the valley and goes up onto the right slope. Pass a small plateau. Continue along the slope and then go down to a gorge entering at right angles and turn back up onto the slope you arrive at a hut and a field. Here the valley is windiness. Go to the valley floor. The valley narrows. A wooden bridge and three Chortens mark the entrance of this gorge, which leads to the village of Shade 30 minutes away.

Day10:  Shade  to  Phuktal monastery (4.000 m), 7 9 hours
From the village go to the three Chortens and follow the main valley. Half an hour after the three Chortens, the valley widens and you see the small Tanlak monastery, two houses on hill. A monk in Phuktal is responsible for its maintenance. From Tanlak go down and follow the river just till before it narrows. From there, the track rises and stays on the slope as far as Phuktal. At times the track is precarious and very elevated as far as junction with the Tserap. Walk along the Tserap for about 1 hour as far as a large cave on the right, 100 m above the path. Cross a small pass on a right, then go back down towards the river. Follow the path which is well market but sometimes precarious until the Phuktal monastery 4.000 m (13.123 ft).
Phuktal belongs to the tradition of the Gelupas. The spring that gurgles deep in the cave is still out of bounds to women. The Hungarian historian Cosma de Koros stayed here over the winter of 1825-26. For the night you will stay in Purne 3.950 m (12.959 ft).

Day 11 :   Fuktal Gonpa  to    KURU 4 hrs

KURU village explore  around the village and house. To know about the people , culture  heritage,  Nature Heritage, Crops, Dresses, Language, Custom of  cultural  Usage, Traditional dance and song and performs and display.  Study the life spent and moreover how food can manage in winter and  stock.
Plan to go further on wards to Lenak and Gyabal valley to explore the  how in summer local people  kept the YAKS, DEMO, COW, Horse, Sheeps and Shepherds. How to Milking , how to make a Yak famous  Butter, butter Milk, Fresh Chees, Dry chees for  winter and etc.

Day 12:   KURU  to Kargak. 6 hrs.

These days hiker can see the plenty of house and village  by both side of  trek route.   walking through Kuru, tangzay, raltak villages reach Kargak the last village of zanskar.night at camp./ Local familys House.

Day : 13    Kargyak to lakhang    5-7hrs walk

Before  arriving to Lakhang  you can have a good view of Gonborangjon on highly rock satnding exist the Godness of  Mahakala  valley is full of flower and  Medows cross through the shephard camp. camp at the base of shingula pass.

Day 14:  Lakhang  to chumik Nagpo. 5 rhs.

Climb the shingula pass for 2 hrs ( 5150 mtrs. ) decend to the camping at Chumik nakpo. On top of the pass you have  a small lake on Top, some client can do a ski and mount Climb.   Walk on snow and rocky lang.

Day 15 .Chumik Nagpo to Z. Sumdo. 5 hrs.

Decend for 5 hrs and camp at Z. Sumdo. Cross the Himachal shepherds called the Gadi. Its life can spent whole year on mountains with the sheep and goats.

Day 16 . Sumdo to Pallamo. 5 hrs.

This day you cross the boundery line of zanskar and inter to Himachal Pardesh.night at camp.

Day 17 .Pallamo to Darcha    4 hrs  walk,

4 hrs walk to darcha.  You can see the first viilage of Himachal predesh, village name Chika, Rarik and arrive at darcha, these village  and people are mostly belong to Buddhism and cultural..

Day 18.  Darcha to manali by car. Night at hotel

Day 19.  Manali  you can have a rest one day or few days.  And next day leave to Dehli by car

Day 20 Delhi to international airport. Fly to home.