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Zanskar Custom

Private exploration - 2009

Zanskar is perhaps the most beautiful region of an incredible area and we traverse it on the best route that we can come up with.


Note this itinerary is the same as Kim's Ancient Kingdoms until day 20, and feel free to print that detailed version out. Previously it wasn't possible to trek to Phuktal Gompa using that route, but now the trail has been rebuilt now, so we will.

Day 1 - fly Leh 3500m

2 - Leh

3 - Leh

4 - Drive Panji (via Alchi Gompa) 3275m

5 - trek Hanupatta 3960m

6 - Hanupatta

7 - trek Photoksar 4200m

8 - trek Singge Valley Camp 4430m

9 - trek Yulchung 3900m

10 - Trek Nyeraks 3710m

11 - trek Bear Camp 3980m

12 - trek Karmafu 3780m

13 - trek Zangla Doksa Camp 3430m

14 - trek Stongde 3600m

15 - Stongde

16 - trek Suslantaktak 4290m

17 - trek Zingchen 4100m

18 - trek Tantak Gompa 4020m

19 - Tantak Gompa (day trip to Shade)

20 - trek Purne 3700m

Via Phuktal Gompa.

21-22-23-24 trek Sarchu via the Phirtse La

25-26-27-28 trekking to Chandra Tal

29 - reach Chandra Tal

30 - Drive Manali 2000m

31 - Manali

Day 32 - depart Manali by overnight bus


best of Zanskar!

exploratory Himalayan finish

2009 Dates

12 July-13 Aug, 33 days

Leh to Manali


Jamie McGuinness

Mobile in Delhi:+977 98021 49789

Leh: via Hotel Shaynam

Hotel Leh

Hotel Shaynam

Old Road, Leh

Tel: +(91 1982) 252345

Contact: Mr. Rinchin

Rinchin mobile: +(91) 94191 79154

Hotel Manali

Johnsons Lodge

The Mall, Manali, HP

Contact: Piya Johnson

+(91 0) 1902 253 023

Our service includes

guesthouses in Leh and Manali

group transportation by private vehicle

Manali-Delhi by tourist bus

expedition-style trek:

all meals and hot drinks on trek

roomy tent

Our service excludes

insurance, India visa, meals in Leh & Manali

international flights, equipment rental, alcohol and soft drinks, laundry, tipping and other items of a personal nature


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