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Padam to Lamayuru Trekking 18 Days

Trip Duration : 20 Days
Trek Length : 15 Days
Trip Rating : Moderate-strenuous
Maximum Altitude : 16,564ft
Activity : Cultural tour and trekking
Lodging : Hotel and tent
Transportation : by vehicle and flight
Begins & Ends : Delhi
Best Season : June-September
Trip Date :
Land Cost :
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Group Size : 4-16 Persons


Trip Fast Facts:

Duration: 18 Days
Trek length: 15 Days
Trip Rating: Moderate-strenuous (hiking up the pass and some part of the trek is strenuous while majority of the walk is easy to moderate).
Maximum altitude: 16,564ft
Activity: Cultural tour and trekking
Lodging: Hotels and tented camp
Transportation: by vehicle and flight
Trip begins and ends in: Delhi
Best season: June-September

Itinerary: ST3

Day 1 Arrive Delhi and connect flight to Leh
Met on arrival and transfer to domestic air-terminal to connect flight to Leh (3522m).
Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Day 2 Leh/Kargil
Morning drive (230kms/8hrs) to Kargil (2650m). On arrival transfer to hotel.

Day 3 Kargil/Ringdom
Morning drive (125kms/7-8hrs) to Ringdom (3980m). Camp on arrival.

Day 4 Ringdom/Padam
Morning drive (115kms/7-8hrs) to Padam (3650m) via Pensila (4450m). Camp on arrival.

Day 5 Padam/Karsha/ Rinam
Morning start the Zanskar traverse through a dusty plain towards the Doda river. Cross the river, near its confluence with Tserup Chu - this will now onwards be called Zanskar river. After visiting Karsha - largest monastery in the Zanskar region - trek to Rinam (3550m). Total 4 hrs trek. O/n camp.

Day 6 Rinam/Pidmu
4 hours - An easy trail runs along the Zanskar river to Pidmu (3420m) via Pishu village. O/n camp.

Day 7 Pidmu/Hanumil
3 hours – Continue along the left bank of Zanskar river to Hanumil (3380m).

Day 8 Hanumil/Parfila /Snertse
5 hours - Follow the up & down rocky track along the Zanskar river in the beginning. Later steep ascent as far as Parfi La (3950m), followed by a steep descend of 500m to Oma Chu river. Cross the bridge near its confluence with Zanskar river and climb again 400m to Snertse (3850m).

Day 9 Snertse/Hanumala/ Lingshed
6 hours - Long gradual ascent towards Hanumala (4700m), followed by steep descent and then another 300m of ascent to Chapskangla. Then easy descent towards Lingshed (4000m). Camp near the monastery.

Day 10 Lingshed/Murgamla/Kupala/Seggela base
6 hours – Today again its an up and down trek with some wonderful landscapes between the two ridge passes – Murgamla (4100m) & Kubala (3850m). Camp at 4550m, at the foot of Singela.

Day 11 Cross Seggala/ Bumiktsela/ Photoksar
5/6 hours - The way leads to Singela (5050m) - the second highest pass of the entire route. Descend & trek through wide yak pastures. Later short ascend to Bumiktsela (4200m) and equally short descend to camp site before Photoksar (4100m).

Day 12 Photoksar/Sisirla/ Hanupata
6 hours - From the village, long but gentle ascent to Sirsirla (4850m). Then a long descent into a stony valley. O/n camp at Hanupata (3760m).

Day 13 Hanupata/Wangla
5 hours – Continue on the descending slope before entering the gorges. Pass a ridge and go down towards Phanjila village (3410m). From here a dusty jeepable track leads to Wangla (3250m). O/n camp

Day 14 Wangla/Prinkitla/ Lamayuru and drive to Leh
Trek ends at Lamayuru – 3 hours - Follow Shilakong Nala along the right bank upto Shilla. Cross to left bank and turn right to dry narrow gully towards Prinkitla (3810m) - the last pass of the trail. From here descend to a small river-bed and climb again to Lamayuru (3420m). After visiting the monastery drive (125kms/4hrs) to Leh (3522m) and on arrival transfer to hotel.

Day 15 Leh
Full day excursion to Shey, Thiksay and Hemis monasteries.

Day 16 Leh
Morning half day city tour covering Shanti Stupa, Sankar Gompa and Leh Palace. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 17 Leh/Delhi
Early morning transfer to airport to connect flight (9W610 dep.0735hrs /arr.0850hrs).
Met on arrival and transfer to hotel. Late night transfer to airport to connect homewards flight.

Day 18 Delhi Departure
Early morning board the flight.

a) All Heights, distance & journey time is approximate.
b) Flight schedule is presently prevailing & subject to change.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing for a total of 17 nights on full board (AP) fixed menu basis, except in Delhi on bed & breakfast (CP); based on hotels envisaged below.
  • All transportation - from arrival/departure transfers from airport to hotel & vice-versa, sightseeing, excursions; by an aircondition car in Delhi and by a non aircondition jeep or mini bus from Leh to Padam, Lamayuru to Leh & in Leh.
  • Sightseeing and excursion in Leh with an English speaking local guide and entrances to the places of interest.
  • All trekking/camping arrangements, i.e. two-men dome tent with carry-mat, kitchen cum mess tent, camping stools & table, crockery cutlery, kitchen utensils, stove, fuel, food, a cook, a helper and ponies to carry all camping gear & provisions.
  • Personal baggage allowance of 15kg. per pax on the trek.
  • All presently applicable taxes such as luxury tax on room, VAT on meals, and 3.9% Govt. Service Tax (GST) on the Delhi portion of the package price (in Ladakh it is not applicable as-on-date).
  • Sherpa Travel, Inc. or its associates to accompany on the trek to ensure smooth arrangements.

Trip Cost Excludes:

  • Any airfare, airport tax, items of personal nature such as table drinks, mineral water bottles, laundry, telecom charges, camera/video camera fee, meals not specified above, sleeping bag & ‘Thermarest – self inflatory’ mattress, towel & toiletries, personal travel insurance, tips etc.
  • Any additional expenses to be incurred for the reasons beyond our control, like bad weather, road blocks, landslide, vehicle breakdown, flight delay/cancellation, medical/accidental/emergency evacuation etc.
  • Any meals or hotel accommodation in lieu of trekking/camping days in case the trek terminates early for any reason.
  • Any additional levies to be imposed by Govt of India or State Govt.

Hotels envisaged below or similar:


Hotel Names

Number of nights

Meal Plan



Royal Palace


AP (full board)




AP (full board)





AP (full board)



Silver Ferns


CP bed & breakfast



P.O. Box 24947
Nil Saraswati Marg,

Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: (977-1) 444-2879

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