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Zalung Karpo La Trek

Ladakh Zanskar Traverse Trek - through the beautiful Markha Valley, crossing over the high passes of Zalung Karpo & Chachar La

Zalung Karpo La Trek - Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 13 Days. 12 Nights
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5200m
  • 🛑 Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Leh
  • 🚩 Ends In: Leh
  • 🌏 Region: India - Ladakh
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪  Nearest Airport: Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport ( IXL)
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)

Zalung Karpo La Trek - Key Geographical Highlights

1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Hemis National Park

Zalung Karpo La Trek - Elevation Profile & Itinerary Overview

Day 1
D1Delhi
Day 2
D2Leh
Day 2
Leh
Day 2
Tsemo Monsatery, SHanti Stupa
Day 3
D3Leh
Day 3
Chilling
Day 4
D4Skiu
Day 5
D5Markha
Day 6
D6Hankar
Day 7
D7Yakrupal
Day 7
Zalung Karpo La
Day 8
D8Tilat Sumdo
Day 9
D9Chachar La Base
Day 9
Chachar La
Day 10
D10Zangla Sumdo
Day 11
D11Zangla
Day 11
Stongde Monastery
Day 11
Karsha Gompa
Day 12
D12Padum
Day 13
D13Kargil
Day 13
Lamayuru
Day 14
D14Leh
Day 15
Delhi

Zalung Karpo La Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Leh

Activity: Fly In Day
Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Cost Of Transport Included: YES ( Leh Airport to Hotel)

Day 2

Acclimatization Day


Explore Tsemo Monsatery, SHanti Stupa & Nearby. ( 5 Kms,3 hours )

Day 2
3500 - Leh
Day 2
3500 - Leh
Day 2
3600 - Tsemo Monsatery, SHanti Stupa
Day 2
3500 - Leh


5Km, 3hrs.

Activity: City Walk Day
Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, DInner

Day 3From Leh To Skiu, Via - Chilling ( 7 Kms,5-6 hours )

Day 3
3500 - Leh
Day 3
3200 - Chilling
Day 3
3400 - Skiu


7Km, 5-6hrs.

Activity: Drive, Trek Day
Overnight In: Skiu (3400m )
Accommodation: Tents/Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

Its about 2.5 hours drive to Chilling afterwhich its a simple and gradually descending trail to Skiu. The route passes through beautiful village farmlands and old stupas.

Day 4From Skiu To Markha ( 14 Kms,5-6 hours )

Day 4
3400 - Skiu
Day 4
3700 - Markha


14Km, 5-6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Markha (3700m )
Accommodation: Tents/Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

Trek to reach Markha

Day 5From Markha To Hankar ( 12 Kms,4 hours )

Day 5
3700 - Markha
Day 5
3980 - Hankar


12Km, 4hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Hankar (3980m )
Accommodation: Tents/Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

Trek to Hankar

Day 6From Hankar To Yakrupal

Day 6
3980 - Hankar
Day 6
4600 - Yakrupal


5-6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Yakrupal (4600m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Trek to Yakrupal

Day 7

Pass Crossing Day


Cross Zalung Karpo La And Reach Tilat Sumdo ( 14 Kms,6-7 hours )

Day 7
4600 - Yakrupal
Day 7
5200 - Zalung Karpo La
Day 7
3700 - Tilat Sumdo


14Km, 6-7hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Tilat Sumdo (3700m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Day 8From Tilat Sumdo To Chachar La Base ( 15 Kms,6-7 hours )

Day 8
3700 - Tilat Sumdo
Day 8
4400 - Chachar La Base


15Km, 6-7hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Chachar La Base (4400m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Day 9

Pass Crossing Day


Cross Chachar La And Reach Zangla Sumdo ( 14 Kms,6-7 hours )

Day 9
4400 - Chachar La Base
Day 9
5000 - Chachar La
Day 9
3800 - Zangla Sumdo


14Km, 6-7hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Zangla Sumdo (3800m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Day 10From Zangla Sumdo To Zangla ( 10 Kms,4-5 hours )

Day 10
3800 - Zangla Sumdo
Day 10
3600 - Zangla


10Km, 4-5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Zangla (3600m )
Accommodation: Tents/Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

Day 11From Zangla To Padum, Via - Stongde Monastery, Karsha Gompa

Day 11
3600 - Zangla
Day 11
3600 - Stongde Monastery
Day 11
3600 - Karsha Gompa
Day 11
3560 - Padum


4hrs.

Activity: Drive Day
Overnight In: Padum (3560m )
Accommodation: Hotel/Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

Day 12From Padum To Kargil

Day 12
3600 - Padum
Day 12
2700 - Kargil


5hrs.

Activity: Drive Day
Overnight In: Kargil (2700m )
Accommodation: Hotel/Homestay
Meals Included: All Meals

Day 13From Kargil To Leh, Via - Lamayuru

Day 13
2700 - Kargil
Day 13
3500 - Lamayuru
Day 13
3500 - Leh


5hrs.

Activity: Drive Day
Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: All Meals

Day 14Departure From Leh

Activity: Fly Out Day
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: Breakfast
Cost Of Transport Included: YES ( Drop to Leh Airport)

Zalung Karpo La Trek - An Elaborate Description

Zalung Karpola Trek

Ladakh Zanskar Trek is one if its kind allowing you to enjoy the beauty of both Ladakh and Zanskar at the same time. Its a pure adventure right from the beginning till the end. 

The trek starts in Chilling and follows the trail of Markha Valley passing by the vilage of Skiu, Markha and Hankar till the campsite of Thochungtse. After Thochungtse, the trail leaves the Markha Valley and crosses the pass of Zulung Karpo to reach Tilat Sumdo in the Zanskar Valley. From there, the trail further climbs the Charchar La to reach Zangla in the heart of Zanskar.

Ladakh and Zanskar takes our imagination by surprise with its beauty, the colors of the mountains. Its a cold dessert with patches of fertile land where the locals work very hard to grow their needful vegetables. The locals have a very hard life, but perhaps they teach us the very simple and basic lesson of life, and that is to live it with a biggest smiles on your face.

Buddhism is the most prevalent religion in both Ladakh and Zanskar, and it is know to have some of the oldest monasteries raised by the monks from Tibet. It is also known as the Little Tibet and some of the oldest traditions of Tibetan Buddhism is followed here, but not in actual Tibet.

This trek is perhaps one of the least done treks in the valleys of Ladakh. Team Himalayan High excels in arranging treks like these.

Zalung Karpo La Trek Package Cost Details

** click on the DayNumber to read detailed itinerary for the day

  • Day 1

    Fly In

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Leh (3500m )
    Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: YES ( Leh Airport to Hotel)
  • Day 2

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Excursion to Tsemo Monsatery, SHanti Stupa (3600m )3 Hrs. 5 Kms
    Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Breakfast, DInner
  • Day 3

    Drive, Trek

    From Leh (3500m ) To Skiu (3400m ), Via - Chilling (3200m ) . 5-6 Hrs. 7 Kms
    Overnight In: Skiu (3400m )
    Accommodation: Tents/Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Skiu (3400m ) To Markha (3700m ) . 5-6 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Markha (3700m )
    Accommodation: Tents/Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Markha (3700m ) To Hankar (3980m ) . 4 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Hankar (3980m )
    Accommodation: Tents/Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek

    From Hankar (3980m ) To Yakrupal (4600m ) . 5-6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Yakrupal (4600m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Pass Crossing Day.

    From Yakrupal (4600m ) To Tilat Sumdo (3700m ), Via - Zalung Karpo La (5200m ) . 6-7 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Tilat Sumdo (3700m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Trek

    From Tilat Sumdo (3700m ) To Chachar La Base (4400m ) . 6-7 Hrs. 15 Kms
    Overnight In: Chachar La Base (4400m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 9

    Pass Crossing Day.

    From Chachar La Base (4400m ) To Zangla Sumdo (3800m ), Via - Chachar La (5000m ) . 6-7 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Zangla Sumdo (3800m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 10

    Trek

    From Zangla Sumdo (3800m ) To Zangla (3600m ) . 4-5 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Zangla (3600m )
    Accommodation: Tents/Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 11

    Drive

    From Zangla (3600m ) To Padum (3560m ), Via - Stongde Monastery (3600m ), Karsha Gompa (3600m ). 4 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Padum (3560m )
    Accommodation: Hotel/Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 12

    Drive

    From Padum (3600m ) To Kargil (2700m ) . 5 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Kargil (2700m )
    Accommodation: Hotel/Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 13

    Drive

    From Kargil (2700m ) To Leh (3500m ), Via - Lamayuru (3500m ) . 5 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 14

    Fly Out

    Departure Day
    Departure From Leh
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: YES( Drop to Leh Airport)
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When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 2 - 5 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.


Rules Of Cancellation: 

If cancellation is done:

  1. Up to 30 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
  2. Between 30 days to 20 days before the trek start date - 50% refund of the invoiced amount. 30% of the invoice amount will be charged as the cancellation penalty.
  3. Between 20 days to 0 days before the trek start date - No refund. Free rescheduling or transfer of slot is allowed.
  4. Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 15 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  6. Validity: This rule is only applicable for treks between 4000 to 6000 meters and graded as Challenging or Challenging+

 

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