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Deeksha Gill

4.0

Oh very tiring and challenging experience for me i got too tired in the first day itself, really trekking takes stamina and will power as well. But i enjoyed my camping activity . i wont suggest this activity to any senior citizen...

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Deven Naik

5.0

woooooI just fall in love with this place, it absolutely the paradise of trekkers. The trails are not so though so anyone with some guidance can reach up to the destination easily. Talking about Padum, its exceptionally beautiful place guys, you gonna love this!!

Overview

About the Destinations:

If the world ever becomes too much for you and you want to go to a place that is untouched by the whims of humanity, The Darcha Padum trek is waiting for you. The natural beauty of the valley is so overwhelming that it has even made the hearts of the residents here, pure and unassuming. What makes Darcha to Padum trek a must go destination is the fact that due to its isolation, it only has access to the rest of the world for 5 to 6 months each year. The scenic valleys, lilting streams, rocky canyons and towering mountains make up the virgin beauty of this paradise.

The prosperous heritage of Ladakh and Zanskar valley is further sanctified by the Phuktal Monastery, which crops up on a narrow edge of a cliff showing great architectural skill. However, this beauty is soon to evaporate into the pages of history due to infrastructure work connecting Zanskar and Himachal valley. Enrich yourself by embarking on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Duration of the Tour: 11N/12D

Meal Types: Veg

Activities: Trek

Highest Altitude: 5,090 meters

Temperature Range: 15 - 30oC

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Departure from Leh

    Tour Ends Here

    Carry the beautiful memories of this untouched land in your heart and depart for your onward journey by flight to Delhi, this morning!

  • Day 2 - Drive from Manali to Sissu (via Rohtang Pass)

    Sorang Nalla,  Rohtang Pass

    Munch on some delicious breakfast and depart Manali to go towards Sissu. Witness the beauty of Sorang Nalla and the thrill of driving through winding roads. Arrive at peaceful Sissu, your campsite for the night to relax and unwind.

  • Day 3 - Drive from Sissu – Chumik Nakpo (4640m)

    6 Hours Drive, Lahoul, Spiti, Keylong, Jispa

    After a strengthening breakfast, depart from Sissu to drive through the Lahaoul and Spiti belt, famous for its potatoes and apple orchard. Pass through the calm towns of Keylong and Jispa on the way to reach the campsite at Chumik Nakpo.

  • Day 4 - Rest day at Chumi Nakpo

    Rest day at base camp Chumi Napo

    Rest for the day at the campsite and explore the area around you. Munch on some fortifying mountain food and acclimatize to the climate; overnight at the camp.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Chumi Nakpo to Shingo La (5,090m), Trek from Shingo La to Lakhang (4,470m)

    6 Hours Trek, Steep Ascent, Shingo La Pass, Lakhang

    Start the day early today as you embark on the climb to Shingo La Pass. Conquer the steep ascent just prior to reach the top to reach the magnificent view of glaciers and prayer flags flapping in the wind. Going downhill is  a gradual descent and overnight stay will be in camp at Lakhang.

  • Day 6 - Trek from Lakhang to Kargiak River (4,050m)

    6 Hours Trek, Mani Walls, Summer Pastures

    The day begins with a gradual descent along the Kargiak River. The trail is embellished with Mani Walls which are of a religious significance to the Buddhist tradition in the area. Pas along the Doksas i.e. Summer pastures where Yaks are seen grazing. Overnight in camps at Kargiak.

  • Day 7 - Trek from Kargiak to Tangtze (3,950m)

     7 Hours Trek, Chortens

    A far cry from the trail seen until now, this one is bordered by meadows and fields of Barley. Many Chortens (Stupas) line your way as you get an insight into the lives of the locals in Zanskar valley. Retire for the night in Camps and Tangtze.

  • Day 8 - Trek from Tangtze to Phuktal Gompa. (3,500m)

    2 Hours Trek, Phuktal Gompa

    Perched on the side of a hill, today you will be paying your obeisance at the Phuktal Monastery. The architectural skills of the masters are noteworthy and impressive. Get a taste of the lives of the monks as you stay will be in the monastery itself.

  • Day 9 - Trek from Phuktal Monastery to Hanmu village (3,650m), Drive from Hanmu Village to Darcha Padum (7 Hours)

    Hanmu Village, Mune Monastery

    Today’s day will take you along the Tserap River and through the village of Cha to finally land you at Hanmu Village. From hereon, the journey to Padum will be in a taxi, and you will be visiting the holy monasteries of Mune and Barden. On reaching Padum, retire for the night in a hotel

Other Inclusions

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  • Transport to Manali in an A/C Volvo
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  • All transport at applicable on the trek
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  • All accommodations during the tour
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  • All porter costs
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  • Experienced trekking guide and cooks

Things To Carry

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  • Comfortable clothes like shirts, t-shirts, trousers, track pants
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  • Woolen clothes like sweaters, jackets, full-sleeves, thermal inner wear and other similar
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  • Waterproof and windproof jackets, raincoats or poncho
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  • Woolen cap, scarf, mittens, woolen socks (additional pair is suggested)
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  • Good quality trekking/hiking shoes
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  • Flashlights with extra pair of power cells and bulb
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  • Caps or hats, sunglasses and camera (if required)
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  • Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturizers
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  • Personal toiletries and basic medications (if any)
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  • A diary and a pen; books in case you love reading
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  • Insect repellent and an emergency first-aid kit

Advisory

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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
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  • Pay heed to the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
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  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
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  • Avoid riding during the nights.
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  • Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician.
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  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
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  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
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    Story by Deeksha Gill

     Rated : 4.0

    Oh very tiring and challenging experience for me i got too tired in the first day itself, really trekking takes stamina and will power as well. But i enjoyed my camping activity . i wont suggest this activity to any senior citizen...

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    Story by Deven Naik

     Rated : 5.0

    woooooI just fall in love with this place, it absolutely the paradise of trekkers. The trails are not so though so anyone with some guidance can reach up to the destination easily. Talking about Padum, its exceptionally beautiful place guys, you gonna love this!!

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    Story by Garud Desai

     Rated : 4.0

    For the first day we stayed in the hotel of ladhak, and i liked the hotel and its service too and then the next morning we headed towards the destination. Our trekking started from Darcha in the morning and it was so well managed that everything went perfect. We really enjoyed our camping in Padum as well.

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    Story by Pushti Varrier

     Rated : 4.0

    Wao it feels awesome, listening to your favourite music and discovering the new place and that too in such high points.. Darch Padum is one of the popular treks of himalayas... after reaching the peak point the views were just breath taking.

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    Story by Acharyasuta Khanna

     Rated : 4.0

    This place is always full of tourists especially if you visit in summers, i even saw some foreign tourists there . Darcha trails are quite challenging and perhaps this is the reason why it is so preferred by the trekkers.

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    Story by Bhisham Deshpande

     Rated : 4.0

    Best experience and best holiday of my life was trekking from darch hills to padum....i felt padum was a very beautiful place and there exist many beautiful places to explore..i saw an elegant lake there amid of the mountains. It was a wonderful trip!!!

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    Story by Gaurang Varma

     Rated : 5.0

    Waaooooo after the first round i was so excited to do this for the next time, being a trekker i can tell you its quite challenging sometimes that will keep you going uphills. The weather gets cooler at night making camping even more exciting...

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    Story by Chandraketu Trivedi

     Rated : 5.0

    A completely out of the box experience I was very scared in the beginning, but i must tell you guys once you complete the task it feels out of the world. Darch truly deserves our appreciation. Dont forget to carry your DSLR...

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    Story by Dakshayani Ahuja

     Rated : 4.0

    The place is undoubtedly elegant and welcomes you with its arms open, you just cant stop yourself away from it . When we were at padum we ad spent some really good times with our team members, got to see the nearby locations. Camping and sightseeing was the best part of our trip.As per the views and scenes are concerned I dont think any camera can capture the beauty of the place, its truly mesmerizing.

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    Story by Gopaal Devar

     Rated : 4.0

    I strongly recommend you to take all necessary measures and precautions before embarking on the trails, its not that easy for beginners, listen carefully to your guide. To me Its the best holiday destination, we stayed there for few days and it was a great experience !!!

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