Darcha, Padum, Lamayuru Trek Tour - 22 days / 21 nights

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Darcha, Padum, Lamayuru Trek Tour - 22 days / 21 nights

Package Duration
22 Days / 21 Nights
Destination Covered
Manali - Darcha - Photoksar - Hanupatta - Leh

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  • Description :
    About The Tour:-A 22 days/ 21 nights tour involving 20 days of high altitude trekking. The tour starts at Manali where we make an acclimatization walk and then travel on to the starting point of the challenging trek enroute visiting some villages in Lahaul valley. This trek has a well deserved reputation of being one of the most challenging and rewarding trek in all. It involves crossing high passes and descending steeply back down to river valleys before climbing yet another pass. The adventurous find it irresistible since it captures the essence of the Himalayas. The serenity and spiritual solace are an experience of a life time. The trek ends at Lamayuru which is one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh and from here we proceed further to Leh enroute visiting some more monasteries and villages around.

    Duration of Trek : 22 days/ 21 nights
    Best Time : Mid June to End Sep
    Highest Point : Shingo La 5100 m
    Highlight : Zanskar Region, Monasteries & Landscape
    Physical Challenge : Challenging overall
    Package Includes :
    • Accommodation in alpine tents while camping (trekking style camping)
    • All three meals - breakfast & dinner would be hot and lunches would be packed
    • Meals starts with packed lunch on day 01 of trekking till packed lunch on last day of the trek
    • Services of an experienced trekking route guide (from 4 pax onwards)
    • Cook & attendant during the trekking
    • Insulation mats for trekking style camping (Guest would have to bring their own sleeping bags)
    • Dining tent(from 4 pax onwards)
    • Kitchen tent fitted with kitchen equipment
    • Ponies during trekking to carry baggage, food material, camping equipment
    • Entrances to places of visit, camping fee
    • All transfers (to the trek starting point & pick up from trek end point by non AC jeeps)
    • Presently applicable taxes
    • Accommodation would be provided in Moving camp in a moving camp we provide accommodation in alpine tents (trekking tents) and carry all equipment like kitchen tent, dining tent, cook, kitchen equipment & ration etc on pones or porters (guest would have to carry their own day bags)
    • Hotels Included
    • Uleytopko : Ule Ethinic Resorst or similar (mud house cottages with common toilets)
    • ** Incase of 2 -3 pax, cook would work as route guide and dining arrangements would be made in kitchen tent only
    • Any airfare / Bus fare / train fare or airport tax
    • Any hotel in Manali
    • Any transportation to reach Manali, local sight seeing or departure
    • Meals other then mentioned
    • Sleeping bags, Trekking Shoes and clothing
    • Any kind of insurance, Medical evacuation charges
    • Travel insurance, repatriation charges, Damages/ claims of any nature, Expenses of personal nature like telephone calls, Laundry, Any kind of hard or soft drinks, Any kind of personal clothing, Any other expense not mentioned in the cost include column
    • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
    • We will provide basic equipment like ropes for safety, ice axe, harnesses, ascenders and descanters but one has to bring his/her own good quality Shoes, Sleeping bags, and crampons.
    • Incase of 2 -3 pax, cook would work as route guide and dinning arrangements would be made in kitchen tent only.
    • Services subject to advance payments.
    • At times due to road blockade or landslide we may to alter the itinerary at the last moment or the day of journey also. In such a case any extra running of vehicle or expenses incurred in operating the changed tour, extra cost would have to be paid by the guest.
    • Trekking & high altitude travel are adventure activities and the rates do not cover any insurance, risk cover, damages, claims etc. A person coming on adventure tour has to be covered for adventure travel & activities apart from normal travel insurance. R & T Journeys or any of its service providers would not be liable in any case for any mishap/ loss etc.
    • A person should be covered under travel insurance and the insurance should also include adventure travel and repatriation by a helicopter. Our transfer rates do not include any travel insurance/ repatriation charges/ damages/ claims etc incase of any eventuality.
    • Our rates donot include any travel insurance/ repatriation charges/ damages/ claims etc incase of any eventuality.
    • To reduce the risk of altitude sickness you should: drink enough liquids (check your urine periodically to make sure it is pale in color, dark yellow urine indicates that you are getting dehydrated), eat light (low fat food high in carbohydrates), and rest (take it easy and relax). Alcoholic drinks may not help during the acclimatization process.
    • Our first add box normally contains - normal drugs for regular use like pain killers, Diamox, ORS powder, Bandages, ointment for cuts and wounds, antiseptics like Detol or Savolon etc. But normally foreign guest carry their own medicines and we also avoid suggesting anything in this regard. Carrying Diamox is always advisable (this is for high altitude, oxygen deficiency and mild high altitude sickness).
    • We suggest guest to consult doctor and have a thorough physical checkup before undertaking a trek.
    • For any helicopter rescue operations, normally the expenditure for these operations is paid by the insurance companies if the guest is insured. But Guest taking this adventure tour must be covered under travel insurance and the insurance should also include adventure travel and repatriation by a helicopter.
    • Incase guest doesn\'t have any risk insurance for adventure travel and repatriation by a helicopter charges, then in such a case of emergency we would want a written guarantee from the foreign office and the guest\'s travel agent that in such a case all the expenses incurred in rescue operation, extra cost immediately would have to be paid by the guest / foreign office or guest\'s travel agent in advance or as soon as the operation is over as per requirement of helicopter company or Army.
    • The client should make the reservation with the company along with 50% of tour cost as booking deposit. The balance amount has to be paid one month prior to the departure of the trek/ safari/ tour.
    • The booking form should be completed filled, signed and returned to the Company before starting any kind of adventure activity.
    • If the client is forced to cancel the booking prior to departure, the cancellation policy will be followed.
    • Once the tour starts and is cancelled due to any reason beyond our control, the Company reserves the right for the payment of refunds to the client and will be on Company\'s discretion.
    • In case of any delay beyond our control, the client will have to bear extra cost for the extra days as per the option chosen on per day basis.
    • In case the strength falls below the stipulated group strength or the Client can travel as individual travelers, then a different rate i.e. not group rate would be applicable.
    • Company reserves the rights to decline to reserve any person or persons as client for any trek without assigning any reason whatsoever.
    • The booking is accepted on the understanding that you realize the potential risks and hazards that can be involved in holidays of this kind. R & T Journeys, along with our leaders/guides and any one else working in association with us can not be held responsible for any death, accident or mishap that may occur in connection with any part of, or services connected with the holiday.
    • It is in the nature of a holiday of this kind to be flexible. The day to day agenda and ultimate goal of the tour is taken as an aim and not as a contractual obligation. We shall not be responsible for the delays or alterations in the program or expenses incurred due to conflict, international or internal flight delay or cancellations, strikes, sickness, weather, war, vehicle problems, political closures and disputes.
    • Before the guests come on a holiday, they must be covered by insurance, which has to include the cost of helicopter rescue and cost of repatriation if they become too ill to continue. The travel insurance should cover Adventure Holiday too.
    • The cost is for the entire package and there would be no refunds in case any part of the package is not availed.
    • The Company would not be liable to pay any kind of compensation arising because of any mishap, sickness, accident etc.
    • You can make reservations with us by advising us your acceptance of the tour and travel dates along with full payment in advance. We would immediately proceed to make tentative bookings. All services would be kept on confirmed basis on receipt of full advance payments only.
    • Booking once made would be subject to a minimum 25% as cancellation charges.
    • The client will be refunded 75% of amount in case cancellation is received one month prior to the departure of trek/ tour.50% of the total amount will be deducted as cancellation charges if cancellation is received between four to two weeks before the departure of the trek/ tour.
    • No refund will be made in case cancellation is received two weeks before the departure of the trek/tour.
    • These adventures require plenty of stamina and perseverance. The distance covered is long, with a height of over 2500 m - 4000 m & above which means you must be completely fit and sure-footed and free from vertigo. It is best to give some time to your body to adjust to the height as well as to the changes in your eating and sleeping habits. Your heart and blood pressure must be normal and we suggest you consult your doctor and have a thorough physical checkup before you undertake these safaris.
    • The cheerful staff accompanying you on safaris will set up your comfortable, two-men tents and cook & serve your food. Meals will be a mix of vegetarian & non vegetarian dishes. You yourself will be carrying only your day-pack with items of immediate use such as a change of clothing, water bottle, camera, and perhaps a pair of binoculars. Nevertheless, we expect you to actively participate in and help in all the activities of camp life, there being no better way to enjoy the great outdoors.
    • In summer, the days can be very long but the temperature drops suddenly as the sunsets, sometimes plunging to below 0� C, depending on the altitude. Accordingly, you will need light cotton clothes as well as warm underwear, a thick pullover, anorak and also a windproof & waterproof suit. A good sleeping bag (either down or synthetic) and pair of stout walking shoes are essential. The sunrays are very strong here; hence you must have a sunscreen lotion with a high protective factor, sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat and a lip cream or chap-stick.
    • We would like to make clear that, there may be changes in the route or delays in programme owing to reasons beyond our control, such as bad weather, road blockages, strikes, floods, altered airline schedule or organizational/ administrative considerations. Naturally, your tour leader and our staff will do everything possible to overcome any problem and fulfill the aim in forgotten corners of the high mountains.
    • Whilst the staff are experienced and motivated, yet, there is a potential risk of illness and injury in remote areas. It is, therefore, mandatory to have yourself insured against medical treatment, evacuation costs by helicopter and repatriation, if the need so arises.

  • Day 1: Manali - Darcha (146 kms/ 9 hrs)

    Travel from Manali to Darcha by jeep over the Rohtang Pass (3980 m) enroute visiting several villages in Lahaul valley like Sissu, Gondla etc to Keylong from where we visit to Khardong village and monastery. Continue further to Darcha (3360 m) enroute visiting Jispa. On arrival set up camp. Overnight in tents.

    Day 2: Darcha - Plano (5 hrs trek)

    Straight forward waking to pleasant campsite at 3700 m. View an amazing gorge enroute. On arrival set up camp. Overnight in tents.

    Day 3: Palano - Zanskar Sumdo (5 hrs trek)

    Again very little climbing but a lot of scrambling over rocks and a river crossing near the campsite at 3900 m. On arrival set up camp. Overnight in tents.

    Day 4: Zanskar Sumdo - Chumik Nakpo (5 hrs trek)

    After the cattle trolly there a steep climb for half an hour and then a steady climb for the rest of the day to camp at 4500 m. Overnight in tents.

    Day 5: Chumik Nakpo - Shingo La - Lakong (7 hrs trek)

    An eventful day for those who have never climbed to this height (5100 m). Walk over the glacier and descend to a good campsite (4400 m). On arrival set up camp. Overnight in tents.

    Day 6: Lakong - Kargyak (5 hrs trek)

    Easy walking along this beautiful valley past Mount Gumbarajon to the first village of the Zanskar region (4000 m). On arrival set up camp. Overnight in tents.

    Day 7: Kargyak - Zamthang (6 hrs trek)

    Now you are walking through the Buddhist region passing quaint villages (camp at 3400 m). On arrival set up camp. Overnight in tents.

    Day 8: Zamthang - Phuktal - Zamthang (4 hrs trek)

    This is a free day to see the incredible monastery situated in a cave. Crossing a hanging rope bridge is an unforgettable experience (3400 m). On arrival set up camp. Overnight in tents.

    Day 9: Zamthang - Bipul (4 hrs trek)

    Easy walking along the river Tsarap (Camp at 3650 m). On arrival set up camp. Overnight in tents.

    Day 10: Bipul - Baruk (4 hrs trek)

    A steep half hour climb and then a gentle down hill walk to Baruk (camp at 3680 m). On arrival set up camp. Overnight in tents.

    Day 11: Baruk - Padam (5 hrs trek)

    Trek to Padam (3560 m) enroute visiting Burdan Gompa which is one of the oldest in the region. Padam is the sub-divisional headquarters of Kargil. Overnight in tents/hotel.

    Day 12: Padam - Karsha (4 hrs trek)

    The trek out of Padam crosses over a dusty plain toward the Doda river. After crossing the bridge, we'll start the climb upto Karsha where a beautiful, 500 years old Buddhist monastery is perched above the village (3700 m). On arrival set up camp. Overnight in tents.

    Day 13: Karsha - Pishu (5 hrs trek)

    Today we will have easy, level trekking along the banks of Zanskar river. Just before reaching a camp in Pishu, we'll have a look at the longest hanging bridge in Zanskar (3700 m). Overnight in tents.

    Day 14: Pishu - Hanumil (5 hrs trek)

    Again following the left bank of Zanskar river, we'll trek over the moraininc plateau until coming to a bridge near the village of Pidmo. Two more hours camp at Hanumil (3700 m). Overnight in tents.

    Day 15: Hanumil - Snertse (7 hrs trek)

    After breaking camp, we'll have one hour of easy trekking along the river bank before starting the steep ascend to Parfi La Pass at 4000 m. After cresting the pass the trail descends steeply back down untill we reach the bridge, we'll trek up a sandy slope to the sheepfolds of Snertse, where we set camp (3700 m). Overnight in tents.

    Day 16: Snetse - Lingshed (7 hrs trek)

    Today will be a challenging day involving a 1000 m climb up to the Hanuma La Pass (4877 m). After crossing the pass, we'll descend 900 m to the small village of Lingshed. We'll setup camp near the monastery (4000 m). Overnight in tents.

    Day 17: Lingshed - Sengge La Pass high camp (7 hrs trek)

    After crossing a small pass after an hour's trekking, we'll begin our ascent to the Sengge La Pass (5060 m). Climbing steadily through spectacular landscape, the trail takes up through the villages of Gongma and Skiumpata before climbing steeply to the Kiupa La Pass (4350 m). Continuing on to the foot of the Singge La, we'll establish our next camp in a small meadow 4300 m. Overnight in tents.

    Day 18: High camp - Photoksar (7 hrs trek)

    Climbing up the steep trail, we'll reach t5he pass in about two hours of hard trekking. A short descend before climbing again to another pass at 4300 m. The views from the crest of the Bumiktse La Pass are breathtaking. So we'll spend some time on the pass before descending to the beautiful village of Photokar (4000 m). We'll camp below the huge mountain walls surrounding the village and visit the monastery 20 minutes walk away. Overnight in tents.

    Day 19: Photoksar - Hanupatta (6 hrs trek)

    After breaking camp in Photoksar, we'll climb gradually up untill we reach a large Buddhist chortan. From there we'll begin the long ascend to Sirsir La Pass (5000 m). After cresting the pass the trail descends easily to the river. We'll cross over a bridge to the left bank and begin the long descend into a stony valley. Just before the village of Hanupatta there is a small meadow with water, so we'll establish camp here (4000 m). Overnight in tents.

    Day 20: Hanupatta - Wanla (5 hrs trek)

    From Hanupatta, the trail continues across a slope before entering a series of gorges. Trekking on a rugged trail for about three hours will bring us to a small village of Phenjila. A bit further on is the village of Wanla, which has a very beautiful Monastery. We'll camp there for the night (3800 m). Overnight in tents.

    Day 21: Wanla - Lamayuru Monastery (4 hrs trek) - drive to Uleytokpo

    Following the trail which runs along the right bank of the Shillakong River, we'll come to a bridge which brings us to the village of Shilla. Passing through Shilla past a large Buddhist chortan, the trail then ascends to the final pass of the trek. Crossing over the Prinkiti La Pass (3950 m) and descending to the river below will bring us to the trail which leads to the spectacular monastery setting of Lamayuru. Explore this fantastic Gompa perched majestically on a granite throne. Lamayuru monastery is the oldest monastery in Ladakh and has a big library of Buddhist. Transfer by jeep to Uleytokpo enroute visiting Alchi Monastery and village. On arrival check in at resort. Overnight at resort.

    Day 22: Uleytokpo - Leh drop (70 kms/ 5 hrs)

    Travel by surface from Uleytokpo to Leh enroute visiting Likir Monastery and Basgo Palace. Trek ends in Leh.

  • (Per Person Cost) : -Rates valid till 30 Sep 2012

    2-3 Person4-5 Person6-7 Person8-9 Person10 pax & above
    Rs. 95400 PPRs. 82900 PPRs. 71300 PPRs. 69500 PPRs. 63800 PP

    Items recommended to be brought on Basic Mountain Tour are as:-

    Note: Most of the above mentioned items are necessary on normal adventures in the Himalayas.

    Sr No.ItemQuantity
    1Light cotton clothesAs required
    2Warm underwearAs required
    3Thick pulloverTwo
    4Light pulloverOne
    5Wind proof and water proof suitOne pair
    6Track suitOne
    7Stout walking shoesOne pair
    8Sunscreen lotion with high protective factorAs required
    9Wide brimmed hatOne
    10Sunglasses with UV protectionOne pair
    11Lip cream or chap stickAs required
    12Warm jacket (either synthetic or down)One
    13Woolen socksThree pairs
    14Water bottleOne
    15Rucksack with water proof coveringOne
    16Day packOne
    17Warm wool capOne
    18GlovesOne pair
    19StockingsTwo pair
    20Note bookOne
    22Face moisturizerAs required
    23MedicinesAs required and prescribed
    24ShoesAs required

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R & T Journeys

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Address :-

Cabin no. 105, New P C Chambers, Near Jodha Niwas Parking, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India - 171001

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