Zanskar Road Trip Program details

Day 1:  June 27-Sat -Arrive in Leh.

Rest and acclimatize to the high altitude. Evening we can walk around the market and explore the town. Overnight at Leh.

Day 2: June 28 - Sun-Leh to Kargil ( 220 kms / 7 hours )

After breakfast, start for Kargil. On the way stop at Sangam ( confluence of Zanskar & Indus rivers ), Magnetic hill, Lamayuru Monastery & Fotu La ( at 4108 meters, its the highest point on the Srinagar - Leh Route.  Evening reach Kargil and relax. Overnight at Kargil.  

Day 3: June 29-Mon-Kargil to Rangdum (127 kms / 6  hours)

After breakfast, we start on our way to Rangdum, enjoy the beautiful Suru Valley, views of Nun and Kun peaks and Parakchik Glacier. Reach late afternoon and visit the Rangdum Monastery. Overnight at Rangdum.

Day 4: June 30-Tue-Rangdum to Padum (105 kms  / 6 hours )

Rangdum is the last populated place of Suru valley. Padum from here is just 100 odd kilometers but this will still be a long journey because of bad roads. You will cross Pensi La, an easy high altitude pass to cross.  At Pensi La top, view the mighty Drang Drung glacier and the twin Ta Tso & Lang Tso lakes. After Pensi La, you will descend into Zanskar valley and head straight to Padum. Visit Sani Gompa, which is the oldest Gompa in Zanskar valley. Reach late afternoon and relax. Overnight in Padum.

Day 5: July 1- Wed- Padum - Phutkal Monastry Trek - Padum  

After breakfast a 1 hour drive will get us to the starting point of the Phutkal Monastery trek. After that, a 2 hours hike takes us to this secluded monastery. Visit the Phuktal monastery and later back to Padum by evening. Overnight at Padum. 

Day 6: July 2-Thu-Padum - Karsha - Stongde - Padum(80 kms)

Today we go for day trip around Padum . We visit Tsa zar Monastery , Sheela village waterfalls , Karsha Monastery, Stongde Monastery and Zang La fort. Evening back to Padum. Overnight at Padum.

Day 7: July 3- Fri-Padum to Kargil (230kms)

Start early morning for the long drive to Kargil. On the way we stop for breakfast and lunch. Late evening arrive in Kargil. 

Day 8: July 4-Sat-Kargil to Leh (220 kms / 7 hours )

Drive back to Leh and on the way stop at Mulbek to see the giant Maitree Bhuddha statue.  Late afternoon back to Leh. Overnight at Leh. 

Day 9: Leh -July 5 Sun-( Departure )

After breakfast transfer to airport. 

Those who want to stay back in Leh can visit Hemis National Park, Khardungla Pass, Nubra Velley and Pangong lake, white water rafting etc.