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Duration of the Tour: 12N/13D
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15/09/2018 27/09/2018
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Lamayuru to Padum Cleaning Trek

This is a unique backpack trek to one of the leading trekking path in Leh, this time you will not only go for the sake of photography, to enjoy some alone time accompanied by nature, but this time you will contribute your hand to nature by keeping the area clean by collecting the waste on the path leading to our day destination. This trek exemplified an environmental friendly act. The focus of this trek is to maintain the area clean and you will also visit the monasteries and villages alongside this unique trekking. 

Tour Route

Lamayuru/Wanla/Hanupatta/Photoksar/Sigayla base/Lingshet/Snyertse/Hanamur/Pishu/Karsha/Padum/Kargil/leh

Tour Program


Day 01 Leh to Lamayuru 07, 00 hrs.
After having breakfast drive to Lamayuru, visit Alchi and Liker monasteries on the way. Overnight stay is in camp.

Day 02 Lamayuru to Wanla (3250m) 2-3 hrs
Walk down along the stream towards east and then after 20 minutes cross the stream near the Chorten.  Walk along another stream towards southward and then east up to the Prikiting La (3700m). After the pass you get to the river in the Shillakung valley. The trail to the right also leads to Zanskar via Snigutse La. Take the right trail with chorten and Mani wall. Cross the river and the campsite is reached passing through the houses near the second bridge and tented restaurant.

Day 03 Wanla to Hanupatta (3970m) 6-7 hrs
Cross the river and the stream and walk along the road eastward. The trail splits into two, one going to the left leading towards Alchi and Sumda Chenmo. Cross the bridge and walk along the road for sometime. After crossing another bridge, the trail enters into Hanupatta gorge, which is tricky path along rocky steep with stream below to negotiate, especially, for ponies. Cross the first bridge and walk ignoring the second bridge, passing by a stupa to a narrow valley. The Hanupatta is reached after an easy ascent. 

Day 04 Hanupatta to Photoksar (4050m) via Sirsirla (4850m) 6.7 hrs
Walk along the stream crossing the tributaries and then stream to the left. Walk up to Sirsir la (4850m). Walk along the stream leading to the Photoksar village. The campsite is just before the village across the stream.

Day 05 Photksar to SingayLa base (4300m) 8 hrs
Walk down leaving the village and the stream on your left side. On the way there are a few herders’ shelters, from where you have to cross the stream and follow the trail leading to the base of Singay la. Pitch the tent after a few minutes walk from the herders’ shelter.

Day 06 Singayla base to Lingshet (3950m) 5-6 hrs
Start walking up to Singay La (5050m). Walking down the pass the trail goes to your left towards Yulchung Nerags. Take the right trail to the same direction and you get to Kyukpa la (4430). Leaving Kyukpa la take the right trail to the same direction down to a hamlet. Cross the stream and walk upwards to Margo la (4500m). The Lingshet village is reached after the descent from pass. The Campsite is near the School. The monastery is above the village on the left hand side.

Day 07 Lingshet to Snyertse (3800m) 8 hrs
Walk down the stream through the fields and an easy acsent starts after crossing the stream. Reach Hanuma la (4800m) from where you can have the view of Lingshet. Walk down along the stream and the Campsite is near the tree.

Day 08 Snyertse to Hanamur (3450m) 6 hrs
Cross the stream and walk upward for sometimes leaving the stream to your left. After a curve start walking up to the stream, crossing the bridge, the steep ascent takes you to Parfi la (3950m). Walk down to the Zangskar River and the trail leads along the river till Hanamur, which has herders’ shelters. The camp is near the field and the river. Hanamur has only two houses.

Day 09 Hanamur to Pishu 4-5 hrs
Walk along the Zanskar River passing through Pidmo. Overnight stay is in the camp.

Day 10 Pishu to Karsha (3650m) 4 hrs
Walk along the Zanskar river towards Karsha passing through Rinam village. Camp near the stream below the monastery. Visit Karsha monastery and overnight stay in tents. 

Day 11 Karsha to Padum (3610m) 2 hrs
Walk towards Padum crossing the river, on the way at Pibithing village has religious monument on a hillock. At Padum, which is the administrative headquarter of the Zanskar division, visit Sani and Stakrimo monasteries. Stay is comfortable in hotel here and refreshing after several days of spending nights in tents.  

Day 12 Padum to Kargil 9-10 hrs
After the breakfast drive to Kargil via Penze La. Overnight stay in the hotel at Kargil.

Day 13 Kargil to Leh 6-7 hrs
After the breakfast drive to Leh.

End of Trek

See what our Customers say about Lamayuru to Padum Cleaning Trek

I have travelled with teams of Overland Escape on 6 occasions now and every single time the experience was wholeheartedly positive. On two occasions, Tundup organised lengthy treks through remote parts of Ladakh, Zanskar and Nubra and his organisation was absolutely reliable and spot on on every occasion. The trekking teams we travelled with were excellent, the food outstanding and the support available whenever it was needed. We were trekking during the floods in Summer 2010 in Zanskar and Changtang, and were, ultimately, the only trekking group that reached Tso Moriri during the middle of August, in the week just after the flooding. This was due to the competence of our guide, Namgyal, who changed our route to enable us to proceed, who knew exactly where to cross the swollen rivers and who kept us completely safe at all times. On 4 occasions, Overland Escape organised Easter expeditions through the Markha Valley for relatively large school groups. This, of course, needed extraordinarily good organisation, and on each occasion, this was exactly what we got. Not only were all timings kept and all information was relevant and 100% reliable, the trekking teams Tundup organised for us, were amongst the best teams I have ever travelled with. In particular, Namgyal is in all likelihood the best guide I have ever trekked with. His knowledge of the region, its culture and wildlife is outstanding, and he is also an excellent travel companion. He can empathise with and enthuse adults and youngsters to the same degree. Overland Escape certainly is one of the best trekking outfits I have come across in the Himalayas or indeed anywhere in the world (I have also trekked in Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, Peru and Jordan). I would wholeheartedly recommend travelling with this organisation.

Edwin Gruber



"Tundup, have really a sixth sense...his associate in Manali (Kuram) is really a good man...a really good man where you can trust and give the full faith for everything. As already said, Tundup, know very well how to choice his partners. Concerning the driver choose by Kuram for the transfer from Manali to Dharmasala and then to Amritsar...he was a very good professional driver. All of us were surprise to find out in India a special driver, very professional, very polite...typical western style driver. Few words, always agree for everything, never complain and at the end he wanted to refuse our tips and we forced him to have it. I don't know if this choice has been affected by Tundup or by Kuram...but in any case...compliments to all of you. Now we are here into our house, very sad...our holiday has finished so quickly that we didn't realize. Everything has gone well, everything perfect. We'll be always in debit with Tundup for his great service and we really hope to see him again in a close future for another trekking. Thanks again for all, thanks for your book guide and for your full assistance."

Fausto & Silvia, Italy



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