Manali To Leh By Road

October 02,2019

Manali To Leh (Leh ShinGola and Panam)

Over the Rohtang Pass (3679 m) is the gateway to Pangi, Lahaul, Spiti and Zanskar Valleys. It would take 10 hours from Manali to Darcha. From Durcha to chhalang tokpo( 5 hour) trek is through chhika and rerik villages to chhalang tokpo. From there to zanskar sumdo 6h is a gradual climb and good view of maintains. One can camp at ramiak also. From zanskar sumbo to chhumik nakpo (6 hour) is a walk along the stream flowing from shingo la. However, streams in Himalayan region are to be crossed carefully. From there to lokong (6 hour) one has to cross Singo (5100 m). Weak and sick can ride a horse to cross the pass.

Lakong to kargyok takes about (6 hour) to reach. Kargyok is the first village of zanskar region. From this village to kuru Teta is (6 hour) waljing though the Buddhist region. From there to kalnok would take again (6 hour). Trek to fuktal monastery built under huge cave and return to camp. Kalbok to Mune is (6 hour) journey. All passes should be crossed as per the direction of experts.

Next follows nume to padam a (7 hour) trek. Padam is the sub-Divisional headquarters of Karhil. On the way visit burden gompa which is one of the oldest in this region. Padam to karsha takes 6h. Here is good viewof the valley and visit karsha gompa. It is the biggest monastery of yellow sect in zanskar. Karsha to pishu (6 hour) is going along the Zangskar River and the tagnde gompa may be visited. Pishu to honumil is (7 hour) trek. From there to snertse over a steep Parfil La (3950 m) takes (7 hour) to walk.

From snertse to Lingshet takes (7 hour over) Hanum la 5060m from there to marling over another Singi La 5060m takes (7 hour) to reach. From Marling to photoksar over Boumitse La (4490m) takes another (7 hour) to reach. From there to hanupatta over sirsir la (4900m) is 6h journey. From hanupatta to wanla over the hayalpo La (3900m) takes 6h to reach. Wanla to lamayuru takes 4h. Lamayuru has a big gompa and it is the oldest monastery in Ladakh and has a big library of Buddhist literature. From here leh is (142 km) motorable.

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