Zanskar Spring 2018  - 28 days      20 days of trek

One of least trekking route of Zanskar and remote villages

Trip Route: Leh - Taglang La - Brandi nallah - Tsokmitsik - Hormochey - Kungtse la - Shade - Zangla - Hanamur - Lingshed - Photoksar - Leh

Trip Facts

Zanskar, Ladakh region, Jammu Kashmir, India
Trip Length: 28 days New Delhi to Delhi, Trip Length: 22 days Leh to Leh, 22 day trek, 21 nights camp 6 night hotel

Trip Starts: Leh, Trip Ends: Leh 
Grade: Strenuous, Max. Elevation: 5175m,  Best Season: Mid June to Mid July, Mid Aug to Sept End

Meals - All meals during the trek and breakfast and dinner at Leh

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Leh, Delhi


We take one of the least explored trekking route to Zanskar and pass through one of the remotest villages and meet with locals along the route. Lakes, high passes, deep gorges and an adventurous trail of the Zanskar. After crossing numerous passes we arrive at Padum and explore the area. Finally at Photoksar or Kanji we end our trek and drive to Leh along the Indus River. An adventurous trek in Zanskar of Himalayan kingdom.

Trip Introduction

Spectacular drive through 2nd highest mountain road

Stunning sites and Camps in peaceful locations. 

Remote villages and its adventurous trail, meeting with locals.
Ancient fort and trekking in remote area

Included in the price

  • 21 nights camp with all camping facilities.

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation on MAP plan (BD)

  • 2 men spacious sleeping tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, dining tent, toilet tent. Nordic walking sticks.

  • 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 Trekking mules with one riding horse. Medical first aid support.

Not included

  • Rest of hotel accommodation in Delhi

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

  • Personal tipping to staff Guide(s), Cook(s), Camp boy(s), Horseman/Muleteer(s), Driver(s),

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

Outline Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Delhi.

Day 02: Flight to Leh, Acclimatize

Day 03: At Leh acclimatize

Day 04: At Leh acclimatize

Day 05: Leh, drive to Taglang la - Pang - Brandi nallah

Day 06: Trek to Juktak

Day 07: Trek to Tsokmitsik

Day 08: Trek to Lahol

Day 09: Trek to Manele

Day 10: Trek to Hormochey

Day 11: Trek to Gutur Satar la base

Day 12: Trek to Kungtse la (4430m) - Tsakta

Day 13: Trek to Shade

Day 14: Trek to Lar (4300m) over Rolang La (4900m) – Lar La (4680m)

Day 15: Trek to Yarumchun (4430m).

Day 16: Trek to high camp over Pandang or Penak La (5175m)

Day 17: Trek to Tzazar Doksa Sumdo (3900m).

Day 18: Trek to Zangla Doksa camp (3600m).

Day 19: Trek to Zangla

Day 20: Visit Padum

Day 21: Trek to Hanamur

Day 22: Trek to Perfi la - Snertse

Day 23: Trek to Lanang

Day 24: Trek to Lingshed -

Day 25: Trek to Sengge la - Base

Day 26: Trek to Photoksar, drive to Leh

Day 27: At Leh

Day 28: Morning flight to Delhi and evening flight back to home.

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"Thank you Prem and our trekking team: guide Sherab, Cook - Ravi, helper - Phurba and pony man Disu. We trekked in 1999 from Darcha to Lamayuru (with Potala Adventurers) and now in 2016 with our 3 children, aged 7,11 and 13. We enjoyed trekking in Zanskar/Ladakh from Kelang Sarai to Photoksar. Sherab and the team took great care of the children and although at time there were challenges for the  children. They had a wonderful experience. Many thanks !."

Mrs Louise K (family of 5) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - 26th Sept 2016

"Ravi cooking was very good and delicious. I liked his cakes. Disu riding horse was very lovely and well behaved. The sight were very nice."

Miss Elsa - aged 7 yrs, AUSTRALIA

"Thanks POTALA adventures for an amazing trek. It was a great fun and an interesting experience. I was expecting to find it a lot harder but our expert guide helped us every inch of the way !. I was amazed at the incredible skills of our cook Ravi and his helper Phurba, who cooked delicious food on a kerosene stove. They even made a few cakes !! Our horseman Disu was superb at getting the horses to behave. He was also very strong and fast, so even though he left after us he always beat us to camp, and when we arrived the tents were already up. The views were also breath taking !!"

Mr Owen - aged 13 - AUSTRALIA - 26th Sept 2016

Trek: Zanskar Traverse

Duration: 18 days

"Trekking crew supported us in every way. We had great luck to have Mr Gyaltson as a guide. Have a wonderful cook Mr Ravi and his helper and the strong and hard working horseman. Thank you for a great experience we will remember this for a long time ! For sure we will come back to India to do an another trekking. All I can say is Julley !!

We did the Zanskar trek which was 18 days but felt like less time, when you are having a good time ! Due to fantastic team we had a great time in a astonishing environment. Mr Ravi cooked us great meals every day making sure we had lots of energy. Mr Gyaltson was a good guide who helped us many times during this hard but beautiful trek. Thank you all for this wonderful experience."

Mr Leon Van Der & Mrs Margrit - NETHERLANDS - 15th Aug 2016