Discover Zanskar

There was time when to enter in this hidden kingdom was not in reach to the majority of traveler except central part, unless for those who could walk over high passes elevating above 4800mtrs to 5090mtrs. Your discovery journey will start from Manali located in lap of Himalaya at elevation of 2000m. further to semi desert valley of Lahoul and to Zanskar over Shingo la pass (5090m). The journey will follow the epic trekking route of Zanskar amidst the valley. It allows to explore less frequented villages and Buddhist monasteries located deep in the isolated locations of Zanskar range of Himalaya.

Day 1: Arrive Manali

Day 2: Manali - Purney over Shinkula (5090m)

Day 3: Purney- Padam Visit Phugtar Monastery(2hrs Trek)

Day 4: Visit: Drang Drung

Day 5: Padam- Gombo Rangzom/ Jispa

Day 6: Gombo – Manali over Shinkula

Day 7: Free Day & Departure

Day 1: Arrive Manali

Report at manali hotel. In the afternoon you’ll visit Manu Temple, Hadimba temple & Mall road. Return back to hotel for the night

Meals: Only Dinner

Day 2 : Manali- Purney Over Shinkula (5090)

After an early breakfast we start our journey, we drive through Atal Tunnel to Lahaul valley and further to Jispa and Darcha. We ascend to Shinkula which 5090 meters in evelvation. Shinkula is gateway to Zanskar and we descend to the valley. We keep driving across the villages until we reach Purney. We stay in Home stay here for the night

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3: Purney- Padam visit Phugtal Monastery (2hrs Trek)

Before heading to Padam the subdivision headquarter of Zanskar and the main town of Zanskar, we drive take a hike to Phugtar Monastery which is 1 hour away from Purney. The walk is along the bank of Tsarp-chu River and so the monastery is carved at the bank. Visit the monastery and hike back till car parking area and drive further for around 2 hours to reach padam. Check-in at the guest house and rest for the night here.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: Visit Drang Drung

Today after an early breakfast we drive to visit Darang Drung glacier 120kms away and will take around 3-4 hrs to reach and so for the return. It’s preferred to take packed lunch for the journey. Return back to Padam by afternoon and in the evening visit karsha Monastery if time permits, else we will visit it the next day. Night in padam.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Padam- Gombo Rangzom/ Jispa

Today onwards our return journey begins and before leaveing padam we will visit Sheela waterfall and start our journey back. We spend the night in tents at Gombo Rangzom and visit Kargyak Village for the Dinner & Breakfast the next day. Night you can spend star-gazing.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6: Gombo – Manali over Shinkula

We ascend to shinkula pass again and drive toward Manali. it’ll be a drive of around 4-5hrs but on the way you can visit Sissu and Solang and get induldge in the various activities. Check in at your hotel in the evening followed with dinner.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7: Free day & Departure

It’s a free day to shopping and rest in Manali. Our car will drop you at bus stand in the evening for your further departure.

Meals: Breakfast Only




Discover Zanskar

India Moderate
  • Region: Zanskar

  • Duration: 7 Days

  • Activity: Culture Tour

  • Season: June to October


  • Shinkula 5090m: The gateway to Zanskar

  • Gombo Rangzom: The main attraction after the pass

  • Phugtal Monastery: carved in the Mountain

  • Drang Drung Glacier: 2nd longest in Ladakh

  • Padam: District town of Zanskar


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