1 & 2 : Travel to
Manali from Takeover Point and stay for a day for proper
acclimatization. Local sightseeing can be undertaken
by foot. ( Walking is essential while acclimatize)
3& 4 : Travel to Leh by Jeep / Toursit
5 : Rest Day at Leh ( Stay in Hotel )
6: Spitok-Rumbak: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> Spitok
monastery is one of the most importance as being one
of the oldest from 15th centuary.A gradual walk through
village Jingchan 3600m to Rumbak 3750m.
Day 7: Rumbak-Yurutse:
Walking Time 4-5 hrs.> Spectacular view of Stok Range
from Yurutse 4150m.
Day 8: Ganda
La-Markha Valley: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> Gandal La
4920m requires steady ascent and slow pace. Scenic view
of Zhanskar Range. Through village Kaya 3650 it is gradual
walk to Skiu 3700m.
Day 10: Skiu-Markha:
Walking Time 7-8 hrs.> Trail crosses the river Markha
several times. There are army bridges so no problem
in crossing river although in past it was a big problem
and people have to trek kms. for finding proper place
to cross safely. Markha village at 3850m is gradual
walk through typical Ladakh trail.
Day 11: Markha-Nimaling:
Walking Time 7-8 hrs.> Nimaling at 4650m is steady
ascending and descending. Nimaling Plateau is green
pasture where you can see permanent encampment of shepherds.
This is a place which further provides excess to deep
12: Nimaling-Chogdo via kangmaru La: Walking Time
6 hrs.> This is not as strenuous as it looks. Stady
ascent to La 5050m will require 2 hrs. at most. From
there you can see scenic view of Nimaling Plateau which
seems like a land out of dreams as this is only green
pasture among brown and gray land of rocks and scree.
Chogdo at 4050m is gradual but long descent.
Day 13: Chogdo-Hemis:
Walking Time 4-5 hrs.> Walking besides stream, this
is gradual walk to world famous monastery of Hemis which
is said to be having links with Christ and Guru Nanak
Dev, a Saint/Guru of Sikhs.
Day 14 &
15: Traveling Back to Manali
2: Do you think it is too much for you ? Instead of
compelete circuit- choose this option in which..
Trek Day 1:
Hemis - Shang: Drive from Leh and short walk to Shang/Chogdo.
Trek Day 2:
Shang to base of Nimaling ( Kang Maru La ) La ( 5030m
). Gradual ascending besides tributary from Kang Maru
Trek Day 4:
Over La to camp in Nimaling Plateu. Gradual ascending
and descending. This is rock and scree trail.
Day 5 :
Trek Day 6
: Back to Shang
7: Back to Hemis