Takeover Point: Delhi/Manali/Leh
moderate - strenuous
follows the course of the previous trek to Zangla. In Zangla
it leaves the Zanskar River and starts ascending steeply toward
the Charchar La, the first and higher of the two major passes
to cross on this trek. In general all the characteristics
of the Chadar trek on ice apply, however, additionally the
treks involves possibly strenuous trekking in deep snow once
the ice of the river is left behind. The crossing of the passes
is only undertaken weather permitted only and when the snow
bound passes actually allow for a passage at all and thus
conceivably subject to change upon short notice! Although
this trek on account of sustained trekking for twenty days
is one of our most difficult, traversing the winter wonderland
of the Zanskar Range promises to be one of the most rewarding,
offering the best of Ladakh and Zanskar trekking with visits
to some of the region's most unique monasteries.
1: Early morning flight Delhi to Leh, transfer to
hotel and rest.
2: Morning sightseeing - Shanti Stupa, and Sangkar
Gompa; lunch at hotel, afternoon rest.
3: Day trip to Shey and Thikse monasteries.
4: Leh to Chiling (by private bus or jeeps) along
with our porters from Pishu village of Zanskar, 5 hours; visit
5: Walk on ice of the frozen Zanskar river, Chadar,
commences from Chiling, stage one to Zaribago, 5 hours.
6: Zaribago to Deepyokma 4 hours.
7: Deepyokma to Nyrakpulu 4 to 5 hours; camp below
Nyarak village, ten minutes up along a small stream.
8: Nyarakpulu to Lingshed, one hour walk on Chadar,
then 5 hours steeply up to Lingshed village; stay in private
house, relax in a heated room.
9: Full day rest in Lingshed, one of the most remote
villages in Ladakh, visit monastery, school for monks, roam
around the village.
10: Trek Lingshed to Deepkongma.
11: Trek Deepkongma – Warsangdo.
12: Trek Warsangdo – Pishu.
13: Trek Pishu – Karsha.
14: Rest and visit the famous Karsha Gompa.
15: Trek Karsha to Zangla, visit Zangla Gompa
16: Zangla to Zangla Sumdo; walk in the valley following
17: Zangla Sumdo to Chupchak, cross the Charchar-La
(4950m), 7 hours.
18: Chupchak to Wangchuk Chenmo, 5 hours.
19: Wangchuk Chenmo to Kharnak Sumdo, walk in the
20: Kharnak Sumdo to Rabrang, walk in the valley.
21: Rabrang to Themkachen, cross the Rabrang-La (4750m).
22: Themkachen to Markha.
23: Markha to Skyu, visit Markha Gompa in the morning.
24: Skyu to Chiling, return to Leh.
25: Full day rest in Leh.
26: Return flight Leh - Delhi; depart India.
Taking part in the above tours to Ladakh that will
take you into altitudes above 4,500 meters/14,000 feet, you
should be familiar with the prevention, recognition, and treatment
of altitude illness including shortness of breath, restlessness,
sleeplessness and headaches as well as other health dangers
potentially arising from trekking at high altitude. To learn
more about this topic, dial +91 9815620040 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do note that for some treks we will require proof of
your medical fitness, a thorough physical exam and certification
from your doctor that you have no general medical problems
that could result in any potentially serious medical consequences
while on a trek. Trekking at high altitudes is strenuous and
you must be in top physical shape in order to endure up to
eight hours of trekking over steep, often rocky terrain as
well as snow. To be able to sustain and hopefully enjoy such
a demanding exercise, you need to possess good cardiovascular
endurance and muscular strength. In order to prepare yourself
for your trekking tour you should undertake regular aerobic
exercise or training that includes jogging, cycling or swimming,
exercising 3 -5 times per week for at least six months prior
to your trip.