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Kanji to Sarchu Trek via Zangla (20-21days-Camping)

Day 01: Acclimatize day at Leh Rest day, because, we care our clients very much, for that we are keeping a full day rest. So that the coming days will not be difficult. So taking rest is very important on arrival.  Night at Hotel/Guest House at Leh.


Day 02: Drive Leh to Kanji village 3800mts, 6 hours via Basgo, Liker monastery, Lamayuru monastery. Kanji is a small village. Which lies on the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh highway. The village is situated on an altitude of 3.875 m, and is also the starting point on the Kanji la and Shilakong gorge treks (see also Rangdum-Kanji trek). Kanji is 163 km from Leh. Night at Camp.


Day 03: Kanji Camp 3800mts to Base of Kanji-La 4300mts, 6 hours passing by Kanji Village walks to higher altitude slowly. Which will lead us to Kanji la base camp. Night at Camp.


Day 04: Base Kanji la to Pigdon-La Base via Kangi la 5100mts. 7 hours. Walking higher and higher, we will reach Kangi la which is approximately 5200mts, you will have wonderful views of greater Himalaya and its ranges, famous two sister peak can be see Nun Kun. The route down towards right along the river will lead you to Rangdum. Night at Base Camp Pigdong la.


Day 05: Pigdon-La Base Kanji la side to base Pigdon la  4500mts, 4 hours, today is bit easy day, so after we will rest at camp site. Night at Camp.


Day 06: Base Pigdon la to Pigdon la 5030mts  to Dibling 4700mts, 7 hours, It will be again a easy day by climbing those rocky with some snows, it will not be so difficult as climbing snow with huge snows. From the pass Pigdon la you will able to view snowed Zanskar Range from all ways. After going down towards Dibling village, you will pass by rock, zigzag ways and after by many small bushes and trees. Dibling is small village consist with 10-15House holds.   


Day 07: Dibling to Lingshed Sumdo 3600mts - Base Barma la 3860mts. 8 hours. Bit early start is recommended, because it going to be bit long day with rocky route by crossing rivers and some time walking by avoiding river walk to Lingshed Sumdo. By reaching Lingshed Sumdo you will encounter with Oma-Chu simply transalate as Milk-Water, after walk some time till base of Barmila Base. Night at Camp.


Day 08: Base - Barmi la 4690mts to Lingshed 3900mts, 6-7 hours. Moring after breakfast start to Lingshed village via Barmila which is really not difficult, and while reaching the top, please keep looking to the views, it is also very nice and breath taking. And from the pass you will have some views of Lingshed village with Lingshed Monastery above the village and at right you will see the way to Zanskar valley. After some time you will able to see Lingshed monastery with a fielded village. Night at Camp.


Day 09: Lingshed to Neytse, 6hours via Small pass before Hanumanla pass 4800mts, until the top, you will have climb at list 2Hours minimum to reach the top. It will be easier as we are not facing the sun because of opposite side until noon. From the pass you are following the small stream water leading towards the camp. Night at Camp.


Day 10: Neytse to Hanamur village via Parfila 4700mts, 5-6hours. Walking down till the river called Zingchen and start climbing the pass, it will be similar to day before, but it’s easier. Parfila is the last pass between Lingshed and Zanskar Valley.Hanamur is the first village of Zanskar valley with very few house hold. Night at Camp.


Day 11: Hanamur to Tsazar via Zangla village, 5hours. Morning after breakfast start trek to Tsazar, Today you will walk along the Zanskar River, and you will not have any pass in between. On the way you will meet few more villages, Pigmo, Zangla and Pishu. Night at Camp.


Day 12:  Day rest and drive to some famous monasteries in Zanskar Valley, Visit to Stongday Monastery, Karsha monastery as the largest and short stop at  and shopping at Padum the centre of Zanskar. Back to Tsazar. Night at Camp.


Day 13: Tsazar to Tonza 4hours via Tsazar la (4120m.) begin from Tsazar village with flat area and then ascend toward the pass which is around 4100mts. When you will be on the top you will have great view of Sham (lower) part of Zansakr with Zanskar river flows in zigzag way toward Zangla.  The desend walk toward the camp will take one hour. Night at Camp.


Day 14: Tonza to Sumdo 3850mts  4-5Hours. Today the trek will start from the camp with descend walk to the stream that will take almost one hour to the river site. Once you reach the river side then you have to walk along the river till Sumdo or Junction of the valley where you will have lot of willow tree and you have to cross several time the same river. Night  at Camp.


Day 15: Sumdo to Kulumtse 4250mts. 4-5hours. There will be several rivers crossing like day before but there will be less water as compare to day before. In between you will have big willow tree to take rest during day time. After walking through gorge you will have descend walk to reach Kulumtse.Night at Camp.


Day 16: Kulumtse to Niri 4355m.6Hours via Niri la 5150m. This day sloppy climbing from camp site to the pass. It is long gradual descend to reach the top of the pass, perhaps this is the highest pass from there you will have amazing view of mountain ranges completely in the nature. Night at Camp.


Day 17: Niri to Lar called Shady Pullu 4328mts. 4-5hours. there will be river crossing this day. Today you will have walk along the stream water but after three hours and then you will have gradual climb toward the small pass it takes around one and half hour, once you reach on the top you can see the camp it takes only 20 minute from there. Night at Camp.


Day 18: Lar to Shaday village via lar la 4670mts and Othang la 4880mts.5-6hours. There are two passes and in between there is a big stream with nomad huts at either side of the two passes, You might see people greasing Yaks, Sheep in these places. And there is breath taking views from both passes. After you will reach Shaday village with 12-15house hold with beautiful landscape. Night at Camp.


Day 19: Shade to Nalakontsay base via Thangstak, 4-5hours.  where you will have the small monastery of shade is on a hill lock. Walking from the beautiful village, Villagers working in there barley fields, after Thangstak, you will lead to higher places so called Nalakontsay base. Night at Camp.


Day 20: Nalakongtsay base to Yarshun via Gotumtala pass 5000mts. 5-6hours. On this day you will have a view of a small lake <on the way> the lake is so blue and natural, you get surprise to see that. Walking will be easier after reaching the pass until the camp. Night at Camp.


Day 21: Yarshun to Satak. 5-6hours. This day you will walk along the valley where the people of Shun use to grass their animals. Most of the time you will walk along the Tsarap River. Night at Camp.


Day 22: Satak to Tsokmitsik, from today you will not have any passes to cross; it will be an easy trek to next camp, you have to cross Tichip Chu which is following from Kharnak Valley.  Night at Camp.


Day 23: Tsokmitsik to Juktak/Barandinala<Sarchu>. 4-5hours.  Car will arrive in the evening. Night at Camp. Trek ends


Day 24: By car you will drive to Leh via Spang and through the world’s second highest motorable  road Tanglang la 5260mts. Night at Hotel/Guest house.

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