Hemis Padum

Presentation

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Duration: 21 Days / 12 Days Trek / Best Season: August to October / Level : demanding

It is one of the most adventurous treks on an isolated route which takes far into the mountains. It is a real wilderness experience for the adventure seekers, and the best period for exploration is from August to October when most of the snow has melted and the roaring rivers are passable.

The trek starts from Hemis monastery (one of the richest monastery in Ladakh. It enters in famous Markha Valley and Zanskar via Junglam, which is open only for a month. In summer this route is closed due to water crossing and in winter heavy snowfall.
This itinerary is very less frequented and we have to cross rivers many times. This trek is an ideal one in September when flow of water is low. Until Zangla during first seven days we will not see even a single village.

It is an extremely demanding trek as one constantly has to acclimatize with the high altitudes and be constantly on the move. One does get a one of a kind experience traversing through the adventurous trek routes. Hemis-Padum is an outstanding travel which will allow you to discovery a world of pure and wild mineral beauty.
The trek starts from Hemis monastery (one of the richest monastery in Ladakh). It enters in famous Markha valley and Zanskar via Junglam, which is open only for a month.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival Arrival in Delhi night time stay in hotel. Early morning flight from Delhi to Leh

Day 2, 3, 4 : Rest Likir and Alchi monasteries.

Day 5, 6, 7, 8 : ACCLIMATIZATION TREK STOK KANGRI BASE CAMP (4 days 3 nights > 3 days from 3500 meters to 5000 meters high ; 1 day to go down)

Day 9 & 10 : RECOVERING AND REST

START TREK

Day 11 : Shang Sumdo

Day 12 : Shang Sumdo to Lartsa Kongmarula, 4800m

Day 13 : Larsa Kongmarula to Langthang Chu river.

Day 14 : Langthang Chu – Zalung Karpo La (5200m).

Day 15 : Zalungkarpola to Tilat Sumdo.

Day 16 : Tilat Sumdo to Chhar Chhar La (4950m).

Day 17 : Chhar Chhar La to Zangla Sumdo

Day 18 : Zanglasumdo to Zangla

Day 19 : Sightseeing around Zanskar, visiting Zhungkhul Monastery, Sani Castle Stongde and Karsha monasteries.

END TREK  

Day 20 : Start back to Leh by jeep; overnight at Kargil

Day 21 : Return to Leh, hotel stay.

Day 22, 23 : Rest in Leh

Details

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Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Delhi nightime stay in hotel

Early morning flight from Delhi to Leh, transfer to hotel and rest.

Day 2, 3, 4 : Rest

Resting days

Visit on day 3 Likir and Alchi monasteries.

Day 5, 6, 7, 8 : ACCLIMATIZATION TREK STOK KANGRI BASE CAMP (4 days 3 nights > 3 days from 3500 meters to 5000 meters high ; 1 day to go down)

Day 9 & 10 : RECOVERING AND REST

START TREK

Day 11 :

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

Day 12 :

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 13 :

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 14 :

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 15 :

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 16 :

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

 Day 17 :

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 18 :

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 19 :

Sightseeing around Zanskar, visiting Zhungkhul Monastery, Sani Castle Stongde and Karsha monasteries.

END TREK

Day 20 :

Start back to Leh by jeep; overnight at kargil

Day 21 :

Return to Leh, hotel stay.

Day 22, 23 : Rest in Leh

Day 24 : Return to Manali by Jeep or to Delhi by flight.

Map

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Price

PARTICIPANTSPRICE / PERSON (€)
51650
41725
31500
21600
11800

Conditions

WHAT A TOUR COST WILL INCLUDE :

  • Accommodation in Delhi at mentioned hotel with breakfast.
  • Accommodation in “A” category hotel at Leh with breakfast
  • 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, sleeping bags, dinning tents, kitchen tent, toilet tents, carry mats, water cans, kitchen utensils and accessories etc.
  • All trekking staff : Mountain Guide, Trek Cook, Helper, Horse/Pony
  • Transportation for trek staff, equipment and food items.
  • Potable oxygen cylinder as per requirement
  • Hyperbaric Gamow bag as per requirement
  • First Aid Box (No imported medicines and accessories)
  • Any Inner-line applicable as per the regions.
  • Ascension permits

WHAT A TOUR COST WILL NOT INCLUDE :

  • Airfares
  • Trekking & mountain shoes
  • Any specific mountain material as crampons, ice axes, …
  • Food & meals while not trekking
  • Government Service tax 3.09% 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.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

REFUND POLICY

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

CONFIRMATION POLICY

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

 

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