Zanskar Trek
Zanskar Trek

Zanskar is an ancient Buddhist Kingdom hidden deep in the western reaches of the majestic Himalayas. The contrast of the vast array of flora and fauna within this harsh and barren landscape is something to see as are the deep gorges and green fields of barley.  North of Singe La the views of the snow-capped peaks of the Ladakh range are incredible. On this trekking route you will cross nomadic camps and ancient monasteries.  One of which “Karsha  Monastery” found in Padum is one of the largest and most revered Monastery in Zanskar and given its position on a steep mountain it offers fantastic views of the Zanskar Valley.

  • Duration: 12 days
  • Trek Level: Difficult/strenuous
  • Best Season: June, July & Aug
  • Max Altitude: 5090m
  • Accomodation: Camping

Day 1:  Leh- Phanjila via Lamayaru (5hrs drive)

Day 2:  Trek begins: Phanjila- Hanupatta (3860m 5-6hrs)

Day 3:  Hanupatta – photoksar via Sir sir la (4200m 6-7hrs)

Day 4:  Photoksar- Base of Singe La (4600m) 5-6hrs

Day 5:  Base of Singe La –Gongma(3840m)  via via Singe La ( 5090m) 6-7hrs

Day 6:  Gongma – Lanang via Lingshed 6-7hrs

Day 7:  Lanang – Zingchen via Hanumur La (4950m) 6-7hrs

Day 8:  Zingchen- Hanamur via Parfi la (3950m) 4-5hrs

Day 9:  Hanamur- Pischu (34700m) 4-5hrs

Day 10: Pischu –  Padum (3531m) 6-7hrs

Day 11: Padum- Kargil (234km)

Day 12: Kargil – leh via Sham valley (230km)


  • Basic English speaking guide. Government certified and trained.
  • Transport to and from Leh
  • All meals on the trek, including boiled water
  • High altitude Swiss army sleeping bags (-20) with extra Thinsulate ®  fleeced liners
  • Tents and sleeping mats
  • Cook and porters
  • Yaks/ponies  for carrying tents and cooking equipment
  • All trekking permits, national park fees and camera fees
  • Extra food for breakfast inlcu filtered coffee,  brown bread, cheese
  • Our guide will carry a comprehensive medical kit including high altitude sickness tablets



  • Flights
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs
  • Visa costs
  • Personal expenditure i.e. soft drinks/beer on trek, extra snacks for the trek etc
  • Meals in Darjeeling before or after the trek
  • Trekking clothes and equipment (can be hired on request)
  •  Travel insurance


The price trip is quoted in US$ and can be paid either by cash (we accept INR, EUR, USD, AUS) at the current public rate against the US$. We also accept credit and debit card payment. We use mobile POS system with the availability of payments to be made wherever there is GSM (i.e. mobile phone) service within India. Please note that all cards are subject to bank charges of between 2.5% to 3.5%. We honor Master card, visa and maestro cards only. A DEPOSIT of 15% of the overall cost will need to be paid to secure your place.



Cancellation by client; In case of cancellation the initial booking amount is a non refundable deposit. There will be $50 USD payable if you transfer your trekking dates to another fixed departure date that we offer provided we have availability on it.

There will be no refund of any kind if I leave the trek – voluntarily or involuntarily- after the trip has started.


Cancellation by company; I accept that Adventures Unlimited has the right to cancel the trip without any prior notice  for any reasons deemed appropriate by them. If this is to happen I will receive a full refund of the money I have paid


Trip alteration or termination. I accept that Adventures Unlimited has the right to alter or terminate the trip for reasons beyond their control. This may include reasons for my personal safety. In this event I will not hold Adventures Unlimited liable in any way to refund my money.



The traveller is required to buy his/her own travel insurance prior to the trip.


Customize your trip
We understand that every traveler has different wants and requirements therefore this itinerary should serve as a guideline. If you would like to tailor it according to your/your groups specific needs then feel free to contact us on the link below and we will work together to come up with a great customised itinerary.