Poat La 5490m Pass Trekking    -  17 days     11 days of trek   

Magical valley of Dharlang and Gandhari, meet Bhatori people and remote trek across Great Himalayan Range

Trip Route: Manal - Kilar - Dharwas- Mun La - Zanskar Kanthang glacier - Poat La - Chimichenmo - Padum- Rangdum - Leh

Trip Facts

Kishtwar region, Jammu Kashmir, India
Difficulty Level - Moderate to Strenuous, Max Altitude - 5490m 
Trip Length - 17 days Delhi to Delhi, 13 or 14 days Manali to Leh, 

11 days of Trek, 11 nights of Camp and 6 nights hotel.
Activity - Trekking expedition, Best time - July, Aug, Sept, until Mid Oct.

Meals: All meal during the trekking


These two 5000m passes located on Great Himalayan Range and at the border between Lahaul, Zanskar and Kishtwar. Poat La 5490 m/18011 ft consider to be one of the highest passes in whole of Himalaya and the Sersank pass a.k.a. Shiv Shankar La 5130 m / 16,830 ft located at the head of Lugai Nala, which links Darlang Nala in Paddar Kishtwar to Pangi valley in Chamba. Some of famous peaks located in Darlang North West are Kishtwar Shivling, Cerro Kishtwar, Chomochor and Shiva Paher. Sural valley inhabitants follow same civilization similar to of Paddar, Gandhari, Hudan, Saichu and Miyad (Miyar).

Leaving Manali we drive along the Chandra Bhaga River to beautiful village of Sural in Pangi. Setting off actural trek from Sural we ascend through short birch forest to wide flanked valley to the pass or Shiv Shankar pass and following descent to Pananse in Dharlang. A long and remote valley in Kishtwar. Climbing massive snowfield of Zankar Kanthang glacier to Poat La and enter in Zanskar. Following the Temasa Togpo and Lungnak River valley we pass through high villages of Zanskar to Shingo La. Where our trip ends.  
More info on this trip at http://www.potala-himalaya.com/trekking/poat-la-5520m-across-the-great-divide


Trek across Great Himalaya Range GHR

Lush green valley of Pangi and dry cold desert of Zanskar

Meeting Bhatori tribes

Magcial valley of Dharlang and High valley of Zanskar South


Trip Introduction

Included in the price

  • 11 nights camp with all camping facilities, 6 nights hotel accommodation

  • 2 men spacious 4 season sleeping tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, dining tent, Trekking poles

  • All meals: We serve Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese and continental cuisine.

  • Transportation to and from per itinerary and sight-seeing trip, Airport pick up and drop. 

  • Support staff, well English, Tibetan, Hindi speaking local guide, cook and porters

  • First aid kit


Not included

  • Rest of hotel accommodation in Manali, Leh, Delhi

  • Domestic flight, personal insurances. Mineral water and soft drinks. Entrance fee at monasteries.

  • Personal tipping to staff. Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding   beyond trip Schedule

Outline itinerary


Sunday, 26th August 2018, Day 1: Arrival in Delhi, Drive to Manali (1950m).

27 Aug, Day 2: At Manali

28 Aug, Day 3: Drive to Rohtang pass - Udaipur - Kilar 2600), 8-9 hrs.



Day 4: Drive to Dharwas 2600m - Kuthah 3200m, Trek to Shopu La (3600m) - Chathang 2800m. 6/7 hrs

Day 5: Trek to Aliya - Snout Thang, 3200m 5 hrs

Day 6: Trek to Chandi Padhar 3400m, 5/6 hrs

Day 7: Trek to base camp 4300m, 5/6 hrs

Day 8: Trek to Mun La (5120m) - Pil Thang 4600m 6/7 hrs

Day 9: Trek to Dharlang valley camp 3800m, 5/6 hrs

Day 10: Trek to Chumik Nakpo 4300m, 6/7 hrs

Day 11: Trek to Zanskar Kanthang glacier - base camp Poat La 4800m, 7-8 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Poat La (5490m) - Kanjur 4900m, 8-9 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Chimichenmo 4200m, 6-7 hrs.

8th Sept, Day 14: Trek to Burdan 3700m, 5-6 hrs. Drive to Padum 2 hrs.


Day 15: Drive to Kargil - Leh

Day 16: At Leh

11th Sept, Day 17: Leh, flight to Delhi and onward flight back to home town.


* If you do not want to go to Padum and Leh than this trek can be finish at Shingo La and from here to Manali. Thus


8th Sept, Day 14: Trek to Burdan 3700m 5-6 hrs Drive to Tsethang 3800m, 2 hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Testa 4000m, 7-8 hrs

Day 16: Trek to Tangze 4000m  - Kargyak 4200m, 7-8 hrs

Day 17: Trek to Lakhong 4500m  - high camp 4700m, 6-7 hrs.

12th Sept  2018, Day 18: Trek to Shingo La 5090m, Drive to Darcha - Manali 8-9 hrs.

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