Trek to Remote Zanskar

Remote Zanskar Trek

Remote Zanskar Trek

The remote Zanskar trek will take the rugged trekkers all across the major core and virgin areas of Ladakh to bring the ultimate adventure in their lives. The areas of remote Zanskar can be witnessed with no habitation with very few trekkers venturing out on this trail due to the remoteness of the trail. While exploring through the remote Zanskar, the trekkers can find the opportunity to cross 3 high passes, hundreds of streams & rivers, trek through remote gorges of Zanskar and can have a walk on narrow trails or on certain sections with no trails. At high adventure quotient you can get the awesome feeling of exploring unending views in all directions of the intricate Himalayan and Karakoram ranges from the high passes of Rubrang La (5200m), Kongmaru La (5150 m) and Cha Cha La (4900m).

Trekking across the remote Zanskar is actually getting around the arid, high - altitude cold desert of Ladakh & Zanskar, hiking around the villages of Markha Valley, rafting on the Indus River, chance to appreciate the beauty of the region from a different perspective, opportunity to look into the ancient Buddhist culture from close proximity and a visit to some ancient monasteries. All in all remote Zanskar trekking is actually an unforgettable combination of thrill, excitement, exploration and pleasure in a one run.


Day 1   Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi international airport met our executive and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Delhi.

Day 2  Delhi - Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatisation)
Take the early morning flight for Leh. On arrival at Leh airport meet our executive and transfer to hotel. The day is for Relax, its necessary to get acclimatise at high altitude. By evening one can walk nearby market. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3   Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis
Today we will go for a local sightseeing at Leh to visit some ancient monasteries in this area. Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa. Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order. Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Day 4  Leh - Mulbek
In the morning after breakfast meet our guide and drive to Mulbek via Kargil. The drive takes you over the Fotu La. One can visit Lamayuru Monastery enroute. On arrival set out camp for overnight stay.

Day 5   Mulbek - Ramela
In the morning drive to Ramela via Panikar and Prakachik. One can see the views of magnificent twin peaks of Nun & Kun. On arrival set out camp for overnight stay.

Day 6  Ramela - Padum (5 hrs)
In the morning we will drive up to Padum, the starting point of our trek. Enroute we will cross Pensi La (4421 mts/14500 ft) and from here one can find the magnificent view of the Zanskar range. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 7   Padum - Zangla (20 kms/7 hrs)
In the morning we will set out for our day one trek up to Zangla. Enroute we will Cross the Tsarap River Bridge & the Karsha Gompa. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 8  Zangla - Sumdo Village (9 kms/3 hrs)
After breakfast trek up to Sumdo Village. After few hours of trek we will enter on Zulung valley. On arrival set our camp for overnight stay. In the evening explore the Sumdo village.

Day 9   Sumdo Village - Camp Site (16 kms/6 hrs)
Today we will trek through the Cha Cha La (4950 mts/16236 ft). one can see the beautiful views of the Himalayan Range. On arrival at camp site set out a camp for overnight stay.

Day 10  Campsite - Tilat Sumdo (17 kms/7 hrs)
After breakfast trek up to Tilat Sumdo. In this day we can find some wild life. The route is full of thrill & adventures. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.

Day 11   Tilat Sumdo - Base of Rubang La (17 kms/6 hrs)
From Tilat Sumdo we will trek up to the base of Rubang La. Here you can see the Yaks & Horses. On arrival set out camp for overnight stay.

Day 12  Base of Rubang La - Markha Valley (17 kms/ 6 hrs)
Today we will cross the Rubang La (5020 mts/16465 ft) and finally reach one of the most popular valley in Ladakh region; Markha valley. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.

Day 13   Markha Valley - Thochuntse (12 kms/5 hrs)
This day we will trek the part of the Zanskar gorge. After few hours we will cross the Markha river. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.

Day 14  Thochuntse - Nimaling (7 kms/3 hrs)
The Nimaling Plains & the Mani walls and Chortens that dot the trail. Also a side trip to the base of the Kangyaze peak (6000 mts) is possible.

Day 15   Nimaling - Sumdo (18 km/7 - 8 hrs)
In the morning trek to Sumdo. Enroute we will cross the Kongmaru La (5150 mts/16892 ft) highest pass on the trek, we can see the entire Ladakh and Indus Valley. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.

Day 16  Sumdo - Hemis - Leh (10 kms/3 hrs)
In the morning we will trek up to Hemis Monastery. On arrival at Hemis, visit the monastery and later drive to Leh. Overnight stay in Guest House.

Day 17   Leh - Delhi
In the morning take a flight for Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi transfer to hotel. By night depart for international airport. Trip ends here

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Remote Zanskar Trek
  • Duration:16 Night/17Days