Hemis to Zangla via Junglam
Destinations: Leh – Hemis - Shang Sumdo - Latza Kongmaru – Kongmaru La - Langthang Chu – Zalung Karpo La ... more
Trip Duration: 11 Nights - 12 Days
Best Time: Best Time: June to October


Description: The trek starts from Hemis monastery (one of the richest monastery in Ladakh). It enters in famous Markha valley and Zangskar via Junglam, which is open only for a month. In summer this route is closed due to water crossing and in winter heavy snowfall. 



Day 01: Early morning LEH – SHANG SUMDO by jeep. En route visit Hemis Monastery. O/n Tents.

Day 02: SHANG SUMDO - LATZA KONGMARU. TREK STARTS: The route follows through a stunning landscape of red rocks along the slope, then along river till Chuskyurmo (sour water), on through gorges of small rivers many of which need to be crossed before camp is made for the night at Latza below Kongmarula Pass. O/n Tents.

Day 03: LATZA KONGMARU – KONGMARU LA (4800 MTS) - LANGTHANG CHU RIVER.  Before descending to a high mountain pasture at Nimaling (4700m), we must ascent steeply up to Kongmarula Pass (5150m), offering a beautiful view of the northern face of Kang Yatse Peak (6400m). From Nimaling up, cross a ridge, then descent to a beautiful valley, cross river, on up again, following a rocky slope up to KongaNgonpo (5090m), then descend along a very steep route before reaching a campsite near Male. O/n Tents.

Day 04: LANGTHANG CHU – ZALUNG KARPO LA (5200 Mts).After crossing a large stream and a moraine, valley divides an hour later. Continuing to our right, the route goes up and down before reaching ZalungKarpo La. Camp on the other side of the pass.O/n Tents.

Day 05: ZALUNGKARPOLA - TILAT SUMDO.Start descending from the camp towards the main stream. After an hour arrive at KhamakSumdo, a valley coming from the north (route directly north leads to Rabrang La, 5000m.) Follow the gorge, crossing a stream several times before reaching TilatSumdo along a rocky route. O/n Tents.

Day 06: TILAT SUMDO - NORTH CAMP (4450M) OF CHAR CHAR LA (4950M).Just after TilatSumdo camp, cross Khurnariver, continue on its right bank, past couple side valleys. Four hours later as the valley narrows, break camp. O/n Tents.

Day 07: NORTH CAMP CHAR CHAR LA - ZANGLA SUMDO. Follow the narrow gorge, past several narrow side gorges, eventually leaving behind the stream. The route follows gently up to the top of Char Char La, 4950m. From top follow stream down to ZanglaSumdo. O/n Tents.

Day 08: ZANGLA SUMDO - ZANGLA.Continuing down from ZanglaSumdo along the stream, the trail reaches the wide expanse of the Zanskar Valley, with great views of the Zanskar River and the villages of Pishu and Pidmo on the other side of the river.O/n Tents.

Day 09: Sightseeing around PADUM. Visiting Zangla, Stongde and Karsha monasteries.O/n Tents.

Day 10: PADUM – RANGDUM. (110 Kms, 4 – 5 Hrs). Post breakfast drive to Rangdum via Penzi La (4400 Mts) , en route visit SaniChroten. Post lunch visit Rangdum Monastery. O/n Tents.

Day 11: RANGDUM – KARGIL. (130 Kms, 5 – 6 Hrs). Post breakfast drive to Kargil visit Panikhar&Parkachik villages en route. Nice view of the magnificent Nun & Kun Peaks (7135 Mts) can be seen while driving to Kargil. O/n Hotel.

Day 12: KARGIL – MULBEKH – LAMAYURU – ALCHI - LEH. Post breakfast drive to Leh en route visit Mulbekh,Lamayuru&AlchiMonasteries, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Karakoram mountain ranges as you go over Namika la Pass (3737 m) and Fotu la Pass (4294m) – the highest point on the Srinagar/ Leh road. O/n Hotel.