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Zanskar with Kharnak via Kang Yatse Peak

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 20 day(s)
Group Size: 5 - 12 people
Destination(s): India,
Specialty Categories: Trekking
Season: July - September
Airfare Included: N0
Minimum Per Person Price: 1200 Euro per person,
Maximum Per Person Price: 1100 Euor per person,

Very different and exciting lunar landscapes. Starting at Rupsu plain, the trek traverses the barren high plateau, high passes. A delight for nature lovers, the trek offers exiting landscape, wild animals like marmots, thar and many varieties of birds. This region is also popular with Gaddis (shepherds). Its an high altitude trek requiring good fitness. Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi Met on arrival at Delhi international airport and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Delhi - Chandigarh - Manali Early morning transfer to New Delhi raliway station to board Shatabdi Exp. to Chandigarh. Met on arrival and drive (310 km) to Manali (1920 hr) which takes about 9-10 hrs. On arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3: Manali Day at leisure to explore Manali and surrounding areas. In the afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Manali. Visit Hadimba Devi Temple and Vashist Hot water spring. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 4: Manali - Keylong Morning drive to Keylong a popular village for "green peas" crossing over the Rohtang pass (3987 mt). Passport check at Koksar village. By late in the afternoon arrive at Keylong and checkin at the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure, one can walk around the colourful market of Keylong

Day 5: Keylong - Sarchu - Brandy Nala Drive to Sarchu (3600 mt) via Baralacha La (4950 mt). Trek little ahead and camp at Brandy Nala – the starting point of this exiting trek.

Day 6: Brandy Nala - Jukta A short trek towards Ligit plain. Day at leisure for acclimatize to Jukta. Overnight stay in tented camp.

Day 7: Jukta - Morangla base The trek is easy following the Bans river. After trekking for an hr, leave the river and trek up to reach a camping place at the base of Morang La Pass at 3900 mt. set-up camp for overnight stay.

Day 8: Morang La base - Marang La - Lun The trek is steep climb till Marang La (5300 mt). After some rest at top, start descending on other side. The trek is steep down-hill in the beginning which later opens-up in a broad plateau. From this places the trek is gentle descent through many valleys till Lun (4100 mt). et-up camp for overnight stay.

Day 9: Lun - Lungmo Che Trek to Lungmo Che (4000 mt). Start the trek along the river following it down-stream. En route cross a small village 'Sangth'. You may meet some Tibetan Nomad groups en route.

Day 10: Lungmo Che - Yar-La - Dat Morning trek to cross Yar la pass (4970 Mts). The climb is long but gentle till top. The Yar La offers fantastic view of Rupsu plains. Arrive Dat (4200 mt) which is a permanently inhabited village. On arrival set-up camp for overnight stay.

Day 11: Dat - Sorra In the morning visit a small Gelukpa monastery at Dat village. Later start trek to Sorra (4950 Mts ). Start the trek by crossing a small river " Dat Chu". Trekk till Sorra Chu and after crossing the trek passes through forested area beforw reaching Sorra. Set-up camp alone the river for overnight stay.

Day 12: Sorra - Zalung Karpo La - Mid Camp Morning strat trek with climb to a small pass for about 1 hr. From this point, you can see Zalung Karpo La (4200 mt. ). after some time the vally opens-up. Camp at suitable place for overnight stay.

Day 13: Mid Camp - Langtan Chu Morning trek to Langtang Chu - (7-8 Hrs ). A long trek through valleys. This day one has to cross many small streams. The trek is gradual climb till at camp site near Langtan Chu at 4750 mt.

Day 14: Langtau Chu - Nimaling Morning trek to Nimaling - enroute cross two ridges (5000 mt & 5060 mt). Later on cross Konka Wangpo pass (5090 mt). descend on othe side of the pass to high altitude pasture plan of Nimaling (4700 mt).

Day 15: Nimaling Day at leisure or explore surroundings area. Nimaling is also base camp for climbing Mt. Kang-Yatse (6400 mt). Day 16: Nimaling - Kangmarula - Chogdo Morning start climbing to Kongmaru La (5100 mt). After some rest descend on other side of pass. The descend is steep in the begining and gradual after about and hr of trek before entering a narrow valley. At some stretch, the treak passes through very narrow gorge. The valley opens at Churkimo. continue little further to Chogdo and set-up camp near tea house for overnight stay.

Day 17: Chogdo - Shang - Hemis - Leh Trek till Shang Sumdo (road head). Drive to Hemis Monastery. Its one of the most famous and impressive monastery of Leh. Visit the monastery and later drive to Leh. On arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 18: Leh Full day sightseeing of Shey and Thiksay and Stok Palace. In the afternoon return back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 19: Leh - Delhi Early morning transfer to airport to board flight to Delhi. Met on arrival at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 20: Depart Delhi Optional sightseeing of Delhi. Later transfer to international airport in time to board flight to onward destination.

Notes: Airfare is not included in the tour price

Trip Cost Includes:
Accommodation on twin sharing for a total of 18 nights on full board (AP) fixed menu basis, except in Delhi on bed & breakfast (CP); based on hotels envisaged below.
All transportation - from arrival/departure transfers from airport to hotel & vice-versa, sightseeing, excursions; .
Sightseeing and excursion in Leh with an English speaking local guide and entrances to the places of interest.
All trekking/camping arrangements, i.e. two-men dome tent with carry-mat, kitchen , mess tent, camping stools & table, crockery cutlery, kitchen utensils, stove, fuel, food, a cook, a helper and ponies to carry all camping gear & provisions.
Personal baggage allowance of 15kg. per pax on the trek.
All presently applicable taxes like luxury tax on room, VAT on meals, and 3.9% Govt. Service Tax (GST) on Delhi to Jispa portion of the package price (in Ladakh it is not applicable as-on-date)
Adventure Travel Mark its associates to accompany on the trek to ensure smooth arrangements.

Trip Costs Excludes:
Any airfare, airport tax, items of personal nature such as table drinks, mineral water bottles, laundry, telecom charges, camera/video camera fee, meals not specified above, sleeping bag & ‘Thermarest – self inflatory’ mattress, towel & toiletries, personal travel insurance, tips etc.
Any additional expenses to be incurred for the reasons beyond our control, like bad weather, road blocks, landslide, vehicle breakdown, flight delay/cancellation, medical/accidental/emergency evacuation etc.
Any meals or hotel accommodation in lieu of trekking/camping days in case the trek terminates early for any reason.
Any additional levies to be imposed by Govt of India or State Govt.