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    Lamayuru To Darcha Trek

    The Lamayuru to Darcha trek starts at Leh and proceeds to Lamayuru traversing through Wanla, Hanupatta, Photskar and Singay La the highest pass at 5050 m. You reach Darcha many more pass and bridges and rivers. Darcha is situated at 3300 m approximately.
    The trek is prominent and long, starts from Lamayuru. Bit challenging and tough trek needs proper acclimatization and good enough pre experience of trek. Explore the most famous and remote monastery of Ladakh in Zanskar region. The Gompa of Phuktal is not easily reachable by road.
    The earliest founded monasteries in Ladakh comprises of the monastery of Lamayuru, which passes through Zanskar and villages of Ligshet, Photksar and then Padum. Enjoy the amazing standing rock of Gonbo Rangjon (Netural Mahakala) and its remarkable views. It leads you to Darcha in Himachal Paradesh via Phuktal and Bardan Monasteries.

    Major attractions


    Stunningly placed in monastic establishment of Ladakh Treks, Phugthal is the most alienated cloistral of Zanskar. Phugthal is reachable from the Padum-Manali.
    It comprises of two prominent monasteries such as Bardan and Muney. It has murals and ceiling decorations enlightening well-built Indian artistic and iconographic essence. This unique settlement is populated by 40 monks.

    Lamayuru monastery 

    Set at a distance around 127 km from west of Leh, this remarkable monastery houses 150 Buddhist monks. It also comprises of an affluent collection of Thankas and wall paintings.

    How to get there

    By Air: 

    Indian Airlines and Jet Airways have regular flights to and fro Leh. Leh airport is linked with important cities like Delhi, Srinagar and Chandigarh. Hire taxis to reach Kargil from the airport.

    By Road: 

    Regular state transport bus services run between Srinagar and Kargil. If you do not prefer traveling by bus, the alternative available is jeeps. 

    By Rail: 

    Jammu is the closest railway station and is 734 km from Leh. From here board state transport buses for Kargil 
    The prime rail head is Jammu Tawai in Jammu, about 690 km away and linked with several major cities across India.

    Places to visit nearby 


    style="line-height: 1.5em;">he district headquarters of Lahual and Spiti, Keylong is a house to all the government offices and markets. A small and picturesque temple is devoted to the local God of Kelang Wazir. 

    Korzok village:

    Korzok is the only village on Tsomoriri Lake. A beautiful lake has picturesque monastery. People of Korzok celebrate Korzok festival around end of July, and at the opening of August.


    Male sure, that you have taken all the permissions for trekking in the Indian Himalayas. 

    This strenuous trek of 5100 meters requires better physic.

    Get familiar with environ.

    Keep in mind that you do not dirty the surrounding places. 

    Cherish the natural habitats closely and maintain silence.

    Best time to visit

    June to October

    Things to carry

    Walking stick 
    Binoculars and camera
    Sleeping bag
    Hiking shoes 
    Woolen clothes 
    Water, juices, snacks
    Electric torch
    Medical kit
    A good compass
    An extra pair of clothes

Trekking in Ladakh