Shingula pass 5,000Mt
Phuktal Monastery and Villages of Zanskar
Zanskar valley lies to the south west of Leh, surrounded by the Himalayan and Zangskar ranges, and it is one of the most forbidden and unexplored region in the entire Ladakh with a very rich history of Buddhism and its own Royal Lineage. Zanskar is one the main region of the existing Ladakh other two being Leh and Kargil. Zanskar has been abode to great Buddhist master such as Naropa, Guru Padmasambhava, Atisha and proof of their stay in Zanskar is still visible today. That is why Zanskar is known as The Land of Dharma (Chosyul).
Zanskar is very famous among tourist for its cultural and geographical beauty. Zanskar is divided into 4 region namely – Sham, Stod , Jungkor and Lungna and all these regions have their own beauty and nestled some of the very famous and old Buddhist Monasteries.
The famous Darcha to Padum Trekking is the one of the most mesmerizing and holistic odyssey one can have with nature. The trek starts from Darcha; a small station on Leh- Manali Highway ,take you through wilderness upto 5050 metres; a steady descend ;you enter the Lungnak valley and trek until you reach Padum through the beautiful landscape dotted with small hamlets and monasteries on either side of the Tsarap River. Padum is headquarter of Zanskar and here you can have some basic amenities of modern life like internet, telephone and few small restaurant and hopefully you can relish few dishes which you have missed during the trek. Around Padum, there are many beautiful places to visit like Stonday Monastery, Karsha Monastery, Zongkhul Monastery, Zangla Fort and Sani Monastery.
Early in the morning you are serve bed tea in the tent with morning wishes. After bed tea, you start packing up your things. Breakfast is served in the dining tent. After breakfast, you are ready for the day. Guide walks with you but before living make sure your bag contains all the important things you need during the day like Camera, sun cream, water bottle, lunch box etc. You carry a light backpack containing all these important things required during the day and the other things come of the horse back. At noon, you stop for lunch at a nice location, and have some rest. Trek continues, and the horseman and kitchen staff leads you on the way. Before your arrival at the camp, our team would be ready tent and tea, juice and light snacks to refresh your tiredness. After the arrival at campsite, you can enjoy your leisure in your own way. The dinner is served around 7 in the evening. Post dinner, our guide brief you about the next day and decides the timing for next day with your insights and suggestions.
The food menu in breakfast, lunch and dinner keep switching from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, Ladakhi, Continental, and Italian.