Takeover Point: Delhi/Manali/Leh
Grade : Moderate
Day 1 &
2 : Reaching Sirinagar from Delhi
Day 3: Camp at Sonmarg
Day 4 : Reaching
Padam from Sirinagar / Leh
Day 5 : Padum-Zongkul
Monastery: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> High above the valley
floor is situated Zongkul monastery of 11 century at 3750m.
Day 6: Zongkul-Base
of Umasi La: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> 4400m high Umasi La
base is gradual ascending from monastery.
Day 7 : Umasi La
Base -High Camp: Walking Time 7 hrs.> Ascending glacial
valley, no creavasses and distance can be covered in 1 hr.
to Umasi La 5340m. Route is marked by cairns and flags. Last
100m is steep snoe and ice section. Pass is a small gap in
the cliffs. This pass is regularly crossed by monks and they
have worked hard to point route in such a high road !
Day 8 : High Camp-Suncham:
Walking Time 8 hrs.> The snowfield you were last night
is creavassed area, so have to be carefull, steep 300 m descending
to glacier floor.Walking is easier.Suncham 3250m is gradual
descending and requires bit patience.
Day 9 : Sunchem-Marchel:
Walking Time 3 hrs.> Trail leads through several villages,
Marchel 2790m support Budhist monastries.
Day 10 : Marchel-Atholi/Gularbagh:
Walking Time 8 hrs.> Gradual descending to Shashut 2600m.Atholi
2250m is famous place in the region.
Day 11: Atholi-Shoal:
Walking Time 2-3 hrs.> Shoal 2400 is bit grdual ascending
Day 12 : Shoal-Istahari:
Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> Steep ascent of 500m, at 2820m Istahari
is last main village in J& K state.
Day 13 : Istihari-Kilar:
Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> Long descending to Shophu Nullah,
and village of Kilar 2750m is now well connected with jeeps
Day 14: Reaching
Day15 : Reaching