The Darcha Lamayuru trek includes a fascinating drive towards Darcha (3,360m) over Rohtang Pass (3,978m) which is the gateway to Lahaul, Spiti, Pangi and Zanskar valleys. Lying amidst the two incredible valleys namely the Indus Valley and the main crest of the Indian Himalaya, this remote and inaccessible setting is being well constrained by snowy mountain passes with Darcha being the starting point of the trek. The area of Lamayuru to Darcha is being allured with the most erstwhile Buddhist lineaments and still has kept alive an archaic form of Tibetan Buddhism. These cultural Tibetan alignments can best be found here which flourishes in chain of the far-flung monasteries, most of which occupy spectacular fortified locations, high on rocky ridges in isolated valleys.
While heading on towards Shingo La (5,090 m) to get into Zanskar, one can meet many ancient Gompa on the way that includes Phugtal Gompa, built under a huge cave to provide one of the fantastic view of the snow capped coldest regions and Karsha Gompa which is the biggest Gompa in Ladakh. Other mesmerizing monasteries in the region to be visited during the trek are Sani Gompa, Mani Gompa, Bardan Gompa, Karsha Gompa, Lingshed Gompa and Lamayuru Gompa.
Mid March to End of October
DAY 01 : Delhi - Manali (2050M) Drive.
DAY 02 : Manali (2050 M) Acclimatization day.
DAY 03 : Manali - Darcha (3400 M) 180 kms/5-6 hrs
DAY 04 : Darcha - Palemo (3600 m) 5.30 hrs
DAY 05 : Palamo - Zanskar Sumdo (4000 m) 6 hrs
DAY 06 : Zanskar Sumdo Chuminakpo (4500 m) 7.30 hrs
DAY 07 : Chuminakpo - Lahkhang (4300 m) over Shingo la (5090 m) 7-8 hrs
DAY 08 : Lukung - Kargyak (4060 m) 5 hrs
DAY 09 : Kargayak - Purni (3800 m) 6 hrs
DAY 10 : Prune - Phugtal - Gyalbokh
DAY 11 : Gyalbokh - Raru (3700)
DAY 12 : Raru - Mone Padum
DAY 13 : Padum the day is free to acclimatise.
DAY 14 : Padum- Karsha Rinam
DAY 15 : Rinam Pishu (3400 m) 3 hrs via Zangla 6 hrs
DAY 16 : Pissu Hanumil (3550 m) 5 hrs
DAY 17 : Hanumil - Snertse (4200 m) over Parfila (3900 m) 6 hrs
DAY 18 : Snertse - Hanumula - Lingshed
DAY 19 : Lingshed - Foot of Shinge - La
DAY 20 : Foot of Shinge La - Photoskar - Via over Bumktse La (4450m)
DAY 21 : Photoskar - SirSir La Hanupatta
DAY 22 : Hanupatta - Shilla
DAY 23: Shilla - Lamayuru - Leh
DAY 24 : Leh - Shey Thiksey - Hemis
DAY 25 : Leh - Delhi Flight and Half day sightseeing
DAY 26 : Free until airport time and Fly to Home.