08 - 13 DAYS
Shingu la (5020 Mtr.)
Shingu la (5020 Mtr.), Phuktal Gompa
Darcha Padum Trek takes us along the fascinating journey from Darcha in Himachal Pradesh to Padam in Zanskar. Prior to trekking, we get an unbeatable experience with an insider's perspective while sightseeing Manali. Temples impart a unique timelessness to the charming town of Manali giving plenty of time to soak up its atmosphere and get complete acclimatization for trekking.
Thereafter, the trek connects us to the incredible Trekking Adventures; the trail transverses through Chalang Tokpa, Ramjak, Chumikanakpo, Lakong, Kurgiak, Purne and finally to Padum. En route, we will encounter great diversity of landscapes, lovely un-spoilt pastoral mountain scenery, pristine villages and indigenous people. Further ahead, we have to journey through Ringdom Gompa and Kargil to arrive in Leh. With insightful sightseeing tour around Leh, we conclude your trip. Throughout the tour, we maintain high levels of comfort and safety.
When the sun comes up, you are served tea in your tent and wished warmly. Then you start packing your belongings and enjoy breakfast in the dining tent. Your guide will then show you the way on the trek and you must ensure that you have your lunch, water bottle, camera and sunscreen in your bag. Use a light backpack to carry essentials since the other heavy items tag along with you on horseback. You can enjoy your lunch and rest for some time at noon. Then the trek will continue and the kitchen staff and horses will go with you. Even before you reach your campsite, there will be juice, tea and simple snacks ready for you. Once you reach the campsite, you can relax in any way you want. Around 7 pm, dinner will be served and after that your guide will inform you about all the things to do the next day. He will also ask for suggestions and you can clarify your doubts at this time.
The menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner can range from Indian and Tibetan to Chinese, Continental, Ladakhi, and even Italian.