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Hemis To Zangla By Junglam

Tour Highlights :

High Altitude trek, Monasteries, Jeep Safari, remote villages and drive.

Trek Style :

Local mountain guide / camping

Duration : 

19 Days (Delhi to Delhi)

Best Season :


On trek :

08 Days

Grade :



1-2 persons: 1710 USD per person
3-4 persons: 1615 USD per person
5-8 persons: 1520 USD per persons
* Please check inclusion / exclusion section.
Hemis To Zangla By Junglam

About The Trek

This trek is one of the most famous trek route in Ladakh since ancient times but very less travel route which ends up in the Kingdom of Zanskar which lies between the principal chain of the Himalayas to the south and the Zanskar Range to the north. The most isolated of all the trans-Himalayan valleys, made inaccessible for nearly eight months a year due to heavy snowfall resulting in closure of all the access passes, Zanskar has the distinction of being the least interfered with microcosms of Ladakh, and thus one of the last surviving cultural satellites of Tibet. This geographical isolation together with the esoteric nature of Buddhism practiced here has enabled its some ten thousand inhabitants to preserve and perpetuate their cultural identity. Hemis to Zangla route leads through some of the most isolated mountain regions with no villages for six days. There are many rivers to cross which can only be forded in the periods of relatively low water runoff, namely from the last part of August until late November. There are three passes to cross, two over 5000m, one just short of 5000m. The tour includes the visit of Likir and Alchi monasteries before the start of the trek. Reaching the mountain ramparts of Zanskar, you will have an opportunity to examine the best of the ancient monastic establishments of this lost Shangri-La, most notably the monasteries of Karsha, Stongde and Zangla. Our jeeps will bring you back to Leh from Zanskar via the magnificent Suru Valley under the shadows of the Nun – Kun massif, Kargil, Lamayuru and Sham.

Day By Day Itinerary

Day 01: Meeting and assistance on arrival at International Airport. Transfer to Hotel in New Delhi.

Day 02: Transfer to Domestic Airport to connect flight to Leh. Meeting and assistance on arrival at Leh Airport and transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day free for acclimatization

Day 03: Morning sightseeing - Shanti Stupa, and Sangkar Gompa; lunch at hotel, afternoon rest.

Day 04: Sightseeing around Sham, the lower part of Ladakh, visiting the Likir and Alchi monasteries.

Day 05: Early morning Leh to Hemis by jeep, visit the Hemis Gompa and start trekking to Shang Sumdo: cross Martselang bridge, then ascent up valley along the river, crossing it several times before reaching Sang Sumdo.

Day 06: Trek Shang Sumdo to Lartsa Kongmarula, 4800m. The route follows through a stunning landscape of red rocks along the slope, then along river till Chuskyurmo (sour water), on through gorges of small rivers many of which need to be crossed before camp is made for the night at Lartsa below Kongmarula Pass.

Day 07: Trek Larsa Kongmarula to Langthang Chu river. Before descending to a high mountain pasture at Nimaling (4700m), we must ascent steeply up to Kongmarula Pass (5150m), offering a beautiful view of the northern face of Kang Yatse Peak (6400m). From Nimaling up, cross a ridge, then descent to a beautiful valley, cross river, on up again, following a rocky slope up to Konga Ngonpo (5090m), then descend along a very steep route before reaching a campsite near Male.

Day 08: Trek Langthang Chu – Zalung Karpo La (5200m). After crossing a large stream and a moraine, valley divides an hour later. Continuing to our right, the route goes up and down before reaching Zalung Karpo La. Camp on the other side of the pass.

Day 09: Trek Zalungkarpola to Tilat Sumdo. Start descending from the camp towards the main stream. After an hour arrive at Khamak Sumdo, a valley coming from the north (route directly north leads to Rabrang La, 5000m.) Follow the gorge, crossing a stream several times before reaching Tilat Sumdo along a rocky route.

Day 10: Trek Tilat Sumdo to a north camp (4450m) of Chhar Chhar La 4950m). Just after Tilat Sumdo camp, cross Khurna river, continue on its right bank, past couple side valleys. Four hours later as the valley narrows, break camp

Day 11: Trek from the north camp Chhar Chhar La to Zangla Sumdo. Follow the narrow gorge, past several narrow side gorges, eventually leaving behind the stream. The route follows gently up to the top of Chharchhar La, 4950m. From top follow stream down to Zangla Sumdo.

Day 12: Trek Zanglasumdo to Zangla. Continuing down from Zangla Sumdo along the stream, the trail reaches the wide expanse of the Zanskar Valley, with great views of the Zanskar River and the villages of Pishu and Pidmo on the other side of the river.

Day 13: Sightseeing around Zanskar, visiting Zangla, Stongde and Karsha monasteries. Overnight at Guest House / Camp.

Day 14: Drive to Padum. Overnight at Guest House / Camp

Day 15: Drive to Kargil. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16: Drive from Kargil to Leh. Overnight hotel at Leh.

Day 17:Day at leisure in Leh. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 18:Transfer to Airport, to connect flight to Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival at Delhi Airport and transfer to Hotel in Delhi. Overnight hotel in Delhi.

Day 19:Delhi Home: Transfer to International airport to fly home.

Hotels likely to be used:


NA :

Please choose from Category:
Budget Guest House, Standard Guest House, 3 Star Hotel, 4 Star Hotel, 5 Star Hotel, 5 Star Deluxe Hotel.


“A” Category Hotels :    

Spic-n-Span, Cho Palace, Lahrimo, Kanglachen, Pangong, Mogol International.

“Specific hotel accommodation” subjected to availabilities otherwise alternative hotel of same category shall be provided.

Price Includes :
• Accommodation in “A” category hotel at Leh with breakfast, lunch and dinner.
• Transportation for sightseeing as per the itinerary by Scorpio/Gypsy/Sumo.
• English Speaking monastery guide for sightseeing
• All monastery entrance fees in Ladakh
• Arrival and departure transfers at airports in Delhi and Leh with assistance
• Trek on full board
• All trekking equipments; sleeping tents, dinning tents, kitchen tent, toilet tents, carry mats, water cans, kitchen utensils andaccessories etc.
• All trekking staff: Mountain Guide, Trek Cook, Helper, Horse/Pony
• Transportation for trek staff, equipment and food items.
• Two way radio as per requirement
• Potable oxygen cylinder as per requirement
• First Aid Box (No imported medicines and accessories)
• Any Inner-line permits applicable as per the regions.

Price Excludes :
• Airfares
• Accommodation in Delhi***
• Trekking shoes
• Sleeping bags
• Any climbing equipment
• Government Service tax 4.95% on package
• Medical and insurance of any kind.
• Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation, strike or any other natural calamities
• Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and items of personal nature.

***Accommodation in Delhi is not calculated due to huge variation and difference in price and type of accommodation. We shall quote once we know of your choice.

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