MANALI – DARCHA – ZANSKAR SUMDO – CHUMINAKPO - LAHKHANG – SHINGO – LUKUNG – KARGYAK – PURNI – PHUGTAL GOMPA – TANZE – PHITSE LA – LINGTI CAMP – TSARAP CAMP – KILONG SARAI – KEYLONG – MANALI – CHANDIGARH
Day 01: Arrive Manali
Today arrive Manali - Surrounded by high peaks in the beautiful green valley of the Beas River, with mountain adventures beckoning from all directions, Manali is a year-round magnet. Backpackers come to hang out in the hippie villages around the main town; adventurers come for trekking, climbing, mountain biking, canyoning, paragliding, rafting and skiing. Arrive & check in, overnight stay at manali.
Day 02: Manali
After breakfast rest of the time is free for leisure activities or you can even take a tour to major attractions of Manali like Hadimba Devi temple, Vashisht Hot Springs, Club house, etc. An overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 03: Manali - Darcha (5-6 hrs)
After breakfast, Drive to the Beas River towards the Rohtang pass (4050 m). Down the hill, later drive to the Gramphu and to passport check point at Koksar. On reaching Keylong, we shall set our camp at Darcha.
Day 04: Darcha – Zanskar Sumdo (Trek 7-8 hrs)
Today after breakfast drive to Darcha and from there to Rarig, which will be trekking beginning point. Further, we will move up the Barai Nullah (river) valley passing through Palamo village. We shall cross various side streams and a boulder field to reach our campsite. Overnight stay in the tent.
Day 05: Zanskar Sumdo – Acclimatisation day
After breakfast full day free for leisure . You may go for a short walk. An overnight stay in the tent.
Day 06: Zanskar Sumdo – Chuminakpo (7.30 hrs)
After breakfast we will proceed for trekking on the mountain side. Firstly, we will cross the river by a hanging bridge and then climb up for about an hour and then follow the trek on a narrow valley to reach Ramjak, a small meadow. Overnight camping at Chuminakpo.
Day 07: Chuminakpo - Lahkhang over Shingo la (7-8 hrs)
In our trekking today, we will follow the path leads over moraines, snow and glacier. On the way, view the prayer flags that flutter near the Shingo pass. Later we will proceed to the Zanskar valley by wading through Kargyak Chhu. Overnight stay in the tents near beautiful campsite on the bank of Lhakhang Chhu.
Day 08: Lukung - Kargyak (5 hrs)
Today, our trek will be an easy one beside the right bank of Kargyak Chhu and foot of the Gumboranjom tower. The trek will give us an opportunity to see the herds of yaks and groups of Marmots whistling and playing around the meadow. Later we will proceed to trekking towards Kargyak, where from a distance we would be able to witnesss the long series of Mane wall and Chhorten. An overnight stay in the tent.
Day 09: Kargayak - Purni (6 hrs)
Our trek today will be through Tanze, Kuru, Testa and Yal to Purni. On arrival at Purni, situated on the confluence of the Tsarap and Kargyak Chhu, we shall set our camp. Overnight stay in the tent.
Day 10: Purni – Phugtal Gompa & later drive to Purni (Trek 4- 5 hrs)
After breakfast today, we will trek along Kargyak River through a gorge to the Tsarap River to get entry to the stunningly located Phuktal Gompa. The monastery is perched on the mountainside and is quite impressive architecture wise. After spending some time at the Gompa, evening return to Purni for an overnight stay in tents.
Day 11: Purni – Tanze (Trek 4 hrs)
Today, we shall go back to Tanze. It is a short walk and one will get enough time to rest. Enjoy an overnight stay in tents.
Day 12: Tanze – High Camp (Trek 7-8 hrs)
Our trek today will be from Tanze High Camp via Phitse La. Initially we will walk through a gorge and then the trail will open to a wider plateau. We shall camp near the base of the pass in order to easily climb the pass next day. An overnight stay in tents.
Day 13: High Camp – Phitse La (5526m) – Lingti Camp (Trek 7-8 hrs).
Today's trek will be short but will involve steep climb to the pass. The final ascent is up a scree slope that leads to Phitse La (5250m). We might also take a short detour climb to a small ridge that offers excellent views of the Zanskar range. The descent is also steep and crosses scree slopes before opening to a meadow at Chumik Marpo. We will continue descending to a narrow gorge to the main Lingti valley. On arrival at Lingti Valley, we will camp near a side stream of the Lingti.
Day 14: Lingti Camp – Tsarap Camp (Trek 4-5 hrs)
After breakfast, we shall follow the Lingti River to a confluence where we have camps set up. Our trekking trail will cross several ridges dotted with juniper and marked with prayer flags or Mani walls and through meadows used by Gaddi shepherds of Ladakh. We may have to cross streams at several places. An overnight stay in the camp.
Day 15: Tsarap Camp - Kilong Sarai (Trek 3-4 hrs)
Today, we shall walk in the lower meadows, where the valley widens out. We might also get a view of the Leh-Manali highway from a far distance. We will enjoy our camp today at a grassy field at Kilong Serai.
Day 16: Keylong Sarai – Keylong
Today, we shall drive to Keylong, the head quarter of Lahaul valley. On arrival in Keylong, check-in at the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 17: Keylong – Manali
Early in the morning, we will drive towards Manali through a very interesting road. On arrival in Manali, check-in at the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 18: Manali – Chandigarh (08 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Chandigarh airport, arrive & check-in, overnight stay at Chandigarh.
Day 19: Departure
After breakfast transfer to Chandigarh airport for onward destination.