Darcha Padum Trek

Darcha Padum Trek

Region: Ladakh Himalayas
Duration: 17 Nights 18 Days
Destination covered: Delhi – Manali – Darcha – Chalang – Chumikanakpo – Lakong — Kurgiak – Purne — Ichar – Mune – Padum – Ringdom – Kargil – Leh – Delhi
Altitude: 4470 m above sea level
Grade: Moderate Trek
Best Time: July to September

Day by day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrivel Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival. Transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Delhi – Manali
After breakfast drive to Manali on arrive chick in to hotel and dinner overnight stay at hotel

Day 03: Drive from Manali to Darcha [3400 m]
driven away from Manali to Darcha. After 140 km drive on a jeep, you enter Darcha amidst the gorgeous backdrops. In the evening you set a campsite and overnight at your camp tent after dinner.

Day 04: Trek from Darcha to Chalang Tokpo [3580 m]
After breakfast following an easy and comfortable trail, you begin trekking away from Darcha towards Chalang Tokpa. It normally takes 5-6 hours to reach your camp site at Chalang Tokpo. After dinner, you overnight at your camp tent.

Day 05: Chalang Tokpo to Ramjak
Shortly after breakfast, you resume your trek. Basking in the grandeur of nature, you reach Zanskar Sumdo at an elevation of 3750 m. 7-8 hours of trekking eventually concludes on reaching your camp site in Ramjak. You spend the night at your camp tent.

Day 06: Ramjak to Chumikanakpo [4060]
Heading away from the campsite in Ramjak, you ascend towards Chumikanakpo. After trekking for 5-6 hours, Chumikanakpo springs into picture. Resting the journey to a halt, you camp at a superb location. After meals you overnight at your camp tent.

Day 07: Chumikanakpo to Lakong [4470 m]
Unlike the previous day you take on a little challenging route. After breakfast, you follow the trail that meanders through several ascents to Shingo La which is at an elevation of 5100m. From here onwards, you begin descending towards Lakong. It normally takes 7-8 hours to trek up to 4470 meters. After meals, the trek concludes with an overnight stay at your camp tent.

Day 08: Lakong to Kurgiak [4060 m]
You have to follow the trail that paves to Kurgiak. As you enter Zanskar after several descents, you will observe a pleasant diversity in the landscape. 6-7 hours of trek eventually ends on arriving at your camp site in Kurgiak at an altitude of 4060 meters. Once again you spend the night at your camp tent.

Day 09: Kurgiak to Purne [3745M]
You continue descending further away from Kurgiak early in the morning after breakfast. It usually takes 5-6 hours to reach Purne. Your camp tent will be put in place at a superb location where after meal you can grab your well earned sleep.

Day 10: Excursion to Phugtal Gompa [3850m]
In the morning after breakfast you advance towards Phugtal Gompa, the most dotted gompa in Ladakh. On following the left bank of the Tsarap River and crossing a bridge, Phugtal Gompa can be sighted on the limestone cliff. Inside the Gompa you can see that an enormous cave has been built into its main assembly hall. After excursing through this religious site, you head back to Purne with ultimate spiritual rejuvenation. Back in Purne, you overnight at your camp tent after meal.

Day 11: Purne to Itchar [3650]
Leaving behind Purne you have to transverse along rock-laded trail. En route, you cross Char, Hanumi and Surle villages. At last, 5-6 hours of trek ends on reaching your campsite in Itchar at an elevation of 3650 meters. Once again you have sleep inside your camp tent.

Day 12: Ichar to Mune [3750 m]
The trek starts immediately after breakfast. You have to walk for 5-6 hours to reach your destination Mune. Upon arriving at an elevation of 3750m you camp at a superb location, enjoy delicious meals and overnight at your camp tent.

Day 13: Mune to Padum [3560 m]
Shortly after breakfast, you journey towards Padum for 5 – 6 hrs. Padum is the old capital of Zanskar. After meals, you spend the night at your camp tent.

Day 14: Drive from Padum to Ringdom Gompa [4100 m]
You will be driven from Padum to Ringdom Gompa shortly after breakfast. You get to explore the religious and cultural richness of the Gompa. After the visit, you camp at a nearby superb location, enjoy meals and then sleep inside your camp tent.

Day 15: Ringdom to Kargil [3700 m]
From Ringdom you will be further driven to Kargil. Then, you will be transported to your hotel in Kargil where you can rest, have your meals and sleep well.

Day 16: Kargil to Leh [3505 m]
Early in the morning you will be taken to Leh, the capital of Ladakh. At an altitude of 3505 meters, Leh lies at the base of Khardung La on the north of the Indus River. Our staff will escort you to your hotel in Leh.

Day 17: Fly from Leh to Delhi
Soon after early morning breakfast, you will board a flight back to Delhi where you will be chauffeured to your hotel by our staff.

Day 18: Departure
You will be driven to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that you will leave Delhi with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.

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