Lamayuru to Padum treki s challenging trek which starts from Lamayuru towards Wanla and end at Padum than drive to leh.
Leh / Lamayuru / Lingshet / Karsha / Padum / Kargil / Leh
Leh to Lamayuru 7: hrs
After having breakfast drive to Lamayuru, visit Alchi and Liker monasteries on the way. Overnight stay is in camp.
Lamayuru to Wanla (3250m) 2-3 hrs
Walk down along the stream towards east then after 20 minutes cross the stream near the Chorten. Walk along another stream towards southward then east up to the Prikiting La (3700m). After the pass you get to the river within the Shillakung valley. The trail to the proper also results in Zanskar via Snigutse La. Take the proper trail with chorten and Mani wall. Cross the river and therefore the campsite is reached passing through the homes near the second bridge and tented restaurant.
Wanla to Hanupatta (3970m) 6-7 hrs
Cross the river and therefore the stream and walk along the road eastward. The trail splits into two, one getting to the left leading towards Alchi and Sumda Chenmo. Cross the bridge and walk along the road for sometime. After crossing another bridge, the trail enters into Hanupatta gorge, which is hard path along rocky steep with stream below to barter , especially, for ponies. Cross the primary bridge and walk ignoring the second bridge, passing by a stupa to a narrow valley. The Hanupatta is reached after a simple ascent.
Hanupatta to Photoksar (4050m) via Sirsirla (4850m) 6.7 hrs
Walk along the stream crossing the tributaries then stream to the left. Walk up to Sirsir la (4850m). Walk along the stream resulting in the Photoksar village. The campsite is simply before the village across the stream.
Photoksar to Singay La base (4300m) 8 hrs
Walk down leaving the village and therefore the stream on your left side. On the way there are a couple of herders’ shelters, from where you've got to cross the stream and follow the trail resulting in the bottom of Singay la. Pitch the tent after a couple of minutes walk from the herders’ shelter.
Singay La base to Lingshet (3950m) 5-6 hrs
Start walking up to Singay La (5050m). Walking down the pass the trail goes to your left towards Yulchung Nerags. Take the proper trail to an equivalent direction and you get to Kyukpa la (4430). Leaving Kyukpa la take the proper trail to an equivalent direction right down to a hamlet. Cross the stream and walk upwards to Margo la (4500m). The Lingshet village is reached after the descent from pass. The Campsite is near the varsity . The monastery is above the village on the left side.
Lingshet to Snyertse (3800m) 8 hrs
Walk down the stream through the fields and a simple acsent starts after crossing the stream. Reach Hanuma la (4800m) from where you'll have the view of Lingshet. Walk down along the stream and therefore the Campsite is near the tree.
Snyertse to Hanamur (3450m) 6 hrs
Cross the stream and walk upward for sometimes leaving the stream to your left. After a curve start walking up to the stream, crossing the bridge, the steep ascent takes you to Parfi la (3950m). Walk right down to the Zangskar River and therefore the trail leads along the river till Hanamur, which has herders’ shelters. The camp is near the sector and therefore the river. Hanamur has only two houses.
Hanamur to Pishu 4-5 hrs
Walk along the Zanskar River passing through Pidmo. Overnight stay is within the camp.
Pishu to Karsha (3650m) 4 hrs
Walk along the Zanskar river towards Karsha passing through Rinam village. Camp near the stream below the monastery. Visit Karsha monastery and overnight stay in tents.
Karsha to Padum (3610m) 2 hrs
Walk towards Padum crossing the river, on the way at Pibithing village has religious monument on a hillock. At Padum, which is that the administrative headquarter of the Zanskar division, visit Sani and Stakrimo monasteries. Stay is comfortable in hotel here and refreshing after several days of paying nights in tents.
Padum to Kargil 9-10 hrs
After the breakfast drive to Kargil via Penze La. Overnight stay within the hotel at Kargil.
Kargil to Leh 6-7 hrs
After the breakfast drive to Leh.
End of Trek