This is a 4 days trek starting from Zinchen to Chilling. Best time to do this trek is June to Swptember. The highest point of this trek is Gandala which is 4980 m above sea level. On the first day we drive to Zingchen (trek starts from here).
|Title||Lamayuru to Padum Trek|
|Duration||4 Nights / 3 Days|
|Route||Leh – Zinchen-Chilling|
|Trekking Hours||5 to 6 every day|
Leh to Zingchen to Rumbak 4-5 hours
After having breakfast drive to Zingchen and walk towards Rumbak through a straight forward road. Leaving Zingchen village, you enter Hemis national park – habitat of Snow leopard and mountain ungulates etc. Walk through a narrow trail and valley widens as you arrive Rumbak village. Rumbak offers you an opportunity to stay in a village house with the family – a trend began in recent years under home stay system being promoted and supported govt. NGOs and travel agencies. You get to try different local food during your home stay experience.
Rumbak to Yurutse 2-3 hours
With traditional Ladakhi breakfast begins your day trek to Yurutse. At Yurutse after having lunch proceed for a short walk for wildlife sightseeing before returning to stay again in a local family house.
Yurutse to Kaya 6-7 hours
From Yurutse follow the path along the mountains, and then cross a small valley to a zig zag steep path. Thereafter cross Ganda La pass (4380m)and after about two hours of descending walk you get to the beautiful valley of Markha. A few hundred meters further is the Kaya village, where you stay in a family house.
Kaya to Chilling to Leh 2-3 hours
Today we drive to the west part of Indus Valley. On route You will visit the extraordinary monastery of Lamayuru and Wanla monastery, the oldest one in Zanskar. Night in camp.
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