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Trip Fact

Trip Duration 22 Days
Destination India
Trip Grade Challenging
Activity Trekking
Max. Altitude 4800m.
Accomodation Camping
Transportation Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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(Zanskar – Kulu Valley Trekking)

North of the Great Himalaya Range, amongst a tangled knot of jagged mountains, lies the once independent kingdom of Zanskar. Sandwiched between the Indus Valley and the main crest of the Indian Himalaya, this is a vast area what at over 3000 square miles, is larger then the Indian state of Sikkim. In its remote and inaccessible setting, well guarded by snowy mountain passes, Zanskar has kept alive an archaic form of Tibetan Buddhism which flourishes in a chain of far- flung monasteries, most of which occupy spectacular fortified locations, high on rocky ridges in isolated valleys. We start our trek from the alpine pastures of the Kulu Valley. We travel in easy stages to the rarely visited Chenab valley, just south of the main Himalayan barrier in the Tibetan Buddhist kingdom of Lahaul.

Our trek follows the old trade route by which our destination, Zanskar, was invaded by the forces of Zorawar Singh in the 19th century, the legendary, and challenging, Umasi La, and we have plenty of time to explore both the high pastures and the high glaciers leading to the pass, before trekking through the beautiful villages of Zanskar in all their summer splendor to our trek's end, the wild way out, the 5350m Phirtse La. These isolated valleys are linked across high passes by a number of long established pathways, which also give access to the many picturesque villages of the hardy and cheerful Zanskari people.

Trip Highlights

  • A rarely taken exploratory route of Kulu.
  • Cross the main Himalayan range.
  • Demanding trekking through stunning scenery.
  • Traditional Tibetan-style Himalayan villages.
  • Buddhist monasteries & ancient forts.
  • Beautiful camps in remote locations.

Detail Itinerary

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Price Season Status Booking
01 April, 2020 22 April, 2020
Spring Available Book Now
01 July, 2020 22 July, 2020
Autumn Available Book Now

Camping Trek Cost includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Jeep, Van, Hiace or Bus (Airport /Hotel/Airport, trekking pick up and drop).
  • Hotel accommodation in Delhi and Manali with Bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • All 3 delicious major meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (provide continental food) and accommodation in tented camp during the trek en-route. Kitchen tent,(Single, roomy Marmot & Big Agnes tents (double for couples) and our famous 'Tibetan Festival 'Kamzang' expedition-style trekking Tent' as a dining tent, Toilet tent, staff tent, Table, chairs and Kitchen utensil etc.
  • Fresh coffee and gourmet teas prepared by our expert cook while on trek.
  • 1 Professional equipped English speaking trekking guide, 1 special trekking Cook, Kitchen boys (local staff), necessary Sherpa and Horse Portering.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Trek Cost Doesn't Include:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Delhi and Manali.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags or equipment rental.
  • Laundry, tipping and other items of a personal nature.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • All Drinks: Alcohol and bottled except tea and coffee.
  • India Visa fees.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees & international airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel health insurance.
  • Tips: (Allow approx $ 230 for meals and tips for the crews.)

Spring Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Delhi airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: After breakfast drive to Manali and transfer to Hotel.
Day 03: Explore around Manali.
Day 04: After breakfast drive to Atholi.
Day 05: Atholi – Shashut 2600m.
Day 06: Shashut – Marchel 2790m.
Day 07: Acclimatization in Dharlang valley.
Day 08: Dharlang Valley – Suncham 4000m.
Day 09: Suncham – Umasi High Camp 4600m.
Day 10: Umasi High Camp – Umasi High Camp North 4400m.
Day 11: Umasi High Camp North – Zonkul 3800m.
Day 12: Zonkul – Padum 3500m.
Day 13: Padum – Reru 3750m.
Day 14: Reru – Purne 3700m.
Day 15: Purne – Phuktal Gompa.
Day 16: Phuktal Gompa – Tanze 3850m.
Day 17: Tanze – Phirtse Base 4800m.
Day 18: Phirtse Base – Lingti Camp 4400m.
Day 19: Lingti Camp – Kilang Serai 4600m.
Day 20: Kilang Serai to Manali by drive and transfer to Hotel.
Day 21: Manali overnight Bus drive to Delhi and transfer to Hotel.
Day 22: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Autumn Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Delhi airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: After breakfast drive to Manali and transfer to Hotel.
Day 03: Explore around Manali.
Day 04: After breakfast drive to Atholi.
Day 05: Atholi – Shashut 2600m.
Day 06: Shashut – Marchel 2790m.
Day 07: Acclimatization in Dharlang valley.
Day 08: Dharlang Valley – Suncham 4000m.
Day 09: Suncham – Umasi High Camp 4600m.
Day 10: Umasi High Camp – Umasi High Camp North 4400m.
Day 11: Umasi High Camp North – Zonkul 3800m.
Day 12: Zonkul – Padum 3500m.
Day 13: Padum – Reru 3750m.
Day 14: Reru – Purne 3700m.
Day 15: Purne – Phuktal Gompa.
Day 16: Phuktal Gompa – Tanze 3850m.
Day 17: Tanze – Phirtse Base 4800m.
Day 18: Phirtse Base – Lingti Camp 4400m.
Day 19: Lingti Camp – Kilang Serai 4600m.
Day 20: Kilang Serai to Manali by drive and transfer to Hotel.
Day 21: Manali overnight Bus drive to Delhi and transfer to Hotel.
Day 22: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

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