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Activities > Trekking > Darcha - Padum

This is one of the best adventure treks in the Himalayas. You drive up the Kullu valley to Manali, surrounded by pine forests, terraced fields and orchards of apple and orange trees. After a rest in Manali you drive over the famous Rohtang Pass and descend into the Lahaul valley, which is surrounded by snow capped mountains. At Chika you meet your trek staff and horses, and set off on foot into the Himalaya. The terrain immediately becomes dramatic and arid as you enter a land of Tibetan Buddhism. The white chortens and prayer flags form part of this striking landscape with its ancient monasteries and friendly local people in their colourful traditional dress.

Day 01: Arrive New Delhi
Day 02: Travel by Train to Chandigarh, Afternoon at Leisure, Then begin drive to Manali
Day 03: Continue drive to Manali. (6,430ft/1,960m)
Day 04: Day at Leisure in Manali
Day 05: Drive to Chika. Manali - Chika (3375 Mts) - 165 Kms
Day 06: Trek to Zankar Samdo (3860m) Approximately 5 Hours walk
Day 07: Trek to Chuminakpo (4380m) Approximately 6 Hours walk
Day 08: Trek to Lakhang (4400m) Via the Shingo La Pass (5050m) Approximately 7 Hours
Day 09: Trek to Kargyak (4150m) Approximately 6 Hour walk
Day 10: Trek to Testa (4203m) Approximately 5 Hour walk
Day 11: Trek to Purne (3660m) Approximately 4 Hours walk
Day 12: Trek to Phuktal (4132m) Approximately 4.5 Hours walk
Day 13: Trek to Mune (3893m) Approximately 7 Hours walk
Day 14: Rest Day. At Leisure
Day 15: Trek to Padum (3637m) Approximately 6 Hours walk
Day 16: Drive by Jeep to Kargil (2800m)
Day 17: Drive to Leh (3520m)
Day 18: At Leisure in Leh
Day 19: Fly to Delhi

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Season: June to September
Duration: 10 days trek
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous





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