Delhi - Leh - Lamayuru (trek starts) - Prinkitila ( 3700 m ) - Wanla - Hanupatta - Sirsirla ( 4800 m ) - Photoksar - Senggela ( 5000 m ) - Lingshad - Hanumala ( 4570 m ) - Snertse - Purfila ( 3900 m ) - Hanumil - Pishu - Karsha - Padum - Mune - Surley - Purni - Phuktal - Kargyak - Lakong - Shingola ( 5100 m ) - Chumiknapko - Zanskar Sumdo - Palamo - Darcha - Manali - Delhi.
This classic trail is two treks combing into one. The first half is from Lamayuru to Padum and the second half from Padum - Darcha. Each half can be operated in either direction. This challenging trek passes through the Zanskar range of Mountains and the remote Kingdom of Zanskar. After flying in to Leh, we spend 3 days on a very necessary programme of acclimatization before setting off from Lamayuru Monastery. The beginning 2 days of the trek is more or less gentle and then starts getting more strenuous as the trail winds its way over the convoluted passes the second high test is of which is Sengge La. We now traverse a landscape where vast valleys and soaring Mountains dwarf the tiny villages. Still practising the ancient forms of Buddhism, the people of Zanskar are strong, hard working, cheerful, curious and generous by nature. After meeting the trail which runs parallel to the Zanskar River, finally meeting it just before the tiny village at Hanumil. it then follows a wide flat valley to Padum, the head quarters of Zanskar past Karsha Gompa, the largest in Zanskar. the easy second half of the trek from Padum continues south - east along the Tsarap River to the magnificent Gompa and Phuktal. We follow Tsarap river up to Lakong below Shingo La. the number of villages increasing with walk into the valley. The scenery is wild and magnificent with great cliffs of beautiful coloured rock flanking the valley. From here we take our pre arranged transport to lush green valley of Manali over Rohtang Pass.