16 Days

Delhi | Manali | Darcha | Palemo | Zanskar | Sumdo |  ChumiNapo | Lakham | Kurgiak | Tetha | Purni | Ichar | Mune | Padum | Kargil | Leh

Journey Highlights

Detailed Journey

Day 1


Explore Delhi after checking in to your hotel. Lose yourself in the legacy and heritage of Mughal Delhi. Come face to face to with its colonial past. Witness its teeming life, people and market.

Day 2

Delhi - Kullu – Manali

Fly to Kullu, the Valley of the Gods. Along with its twin town, Manali, which is one of the most popular Himalayan destination get time for yourself to acclimatize for the majestic experiences ahead.

Day 3

Manali - Darcha

Drive on one of the highest motorable roads in the world through one of the most stunning wedges in the Himalayas, the Rohtang Pass to reach the mesmerizing village of Darcha known for its tea-houses.

Day 4

Darcha - Palemo

Trek to Palemo, an easy walk that will lead you to the valley surrounded by the snow-capped mountains. En route you will visit the famous Chika and Rarik monasteries.

Day 5

Palemo-Zanskar Sumdo

From Palemo trek to Zanskar Sumdo. Pass through a rocky terrain and cross tens of gurgling streams running through the area. This is one of the most scenic spot in the entire trip.

Day 6

Zanskar Sumdo - Chumi Napo

After breakfast, you will trek to Chumi Napo. This trek is a steeper climb leading you up to the Shingo La Pass. You have to be careful and what yourself in this trek.

Day 7

Chumi Napo - Shingo La – Lakham

Your trek today will take you to the Shingo La pass where you will see prayer flags waving in the wind. In the next leg cross the glacier to see the pristine Lakham Yak Pastures.

Day 8

Lakham - Kurgiak

Walk along the crystal clear mischievous waters of Kurgiak River. Witness nature in its full glory and, if you so desire, see a few Doksas where yak are kept in the summer months.

Day 9

360 Kurgaik - Tetha

From waters to colours. The trekking trail to Tetha, flanked by beautiful meadows and flowers in the otherwise bleak landscape, is a highly motivating sight and will add vigor to your feet to continue forth.

Day 10

Tetha - Purni

From Tetha trek to Purni. Catch the spirit of Buddhism in the wilderness en route at the Phuktal monastery. Perched on the side of a cliff it seems to hang precariously signifying the struggle of man with the nature.

Day 11

Purni - Ichar

Reach Ichar after trekking through a breathtaking vista. Surrounded by captivating views of the Himalayas capped by the snow, it will make you reflect on life and its meaning.

Day 12

Ichar – Munem

Trek along the Tsarap River to reach Munem. With blue sky speckled with clouds and a pristine view accompanying you; you will also visit the Munem monestary for a glimpse of Buddhist life.

Day 13

Munen - Padum

Walking to Padum is a heady feeling. The trek will also take your to the Bardan monastery, which is one of the highly regarded monasteries in the region and will bring you closer to your innermost self.

Day 14

Padum - Kargil

Switch over from trekking to driving. Reach by road from Padum to Kargil. Not many years ago it had witnessed India’s armed engagement with its neighbor but the guns have fallen silent and sunset is mesmerising.

Day 15

Kargil - Leh

A 230 km / 7 hours drive will take you to Leh. On the way you will visit the Lamayuru Monastery, which is one of the oldest monasteries in the region. Standing against a stark landscape it makes for a stunning sight.

Day 13

Leh – Delhi

Board your flight to Delhi. Reaching there visit Jama Masjid and Delhi’s medieval market, Chandni Chowk for an unforgettable rickshaw ride. Later you will leave for Rajghatand India Gate and thereafter fly back home.

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