Brandy Nala to Hemis TrekBrandy Nalla to Hemis trek starts from Brandy Nalla which is in Serchu village. Drive to Serchu from Manali than start the trek from Brandy Nalla, which after crossing numbers of passes ends at Shang Sumdo.
Serchu / Brandy Nalla / Jukta / Zalung Karpo / Kongmaru La / Hemis / Leh
Day 1: Manali to Sarchu to Brandy Nala
Drive to Sarchu (3600 m) via Baralacha La (4950 m).Trek little ahead and camp at Brandy Nala – the starting point of this exiting trek.
Day 2: Brandy Nala to Jukta
A short trek towards Ligit plain. Day at leisure for acclimatize to Jukta. Overnight stay in tented camp.
Day 3: Jukta to Morangla base
The trek is easy following the Bans River. After trekking for an hr, leave the river and trek up to reach a camping place at the base of Morang La Pass at 3900 mt. set-up camp for overnight stay.
Day 4: Morang La base - Morang La - Lun
The trek is steep climb till Morang La (5300 mt). After some rest at top, start descending on other side. The trek is steep down-hill in the beginning which later opens-up in a broad plateau. From this place the trek is gentle descent through many valleys till Lun (4100 mt). Set-up camp for overnight stay.
Day 5: Lun to Lungmo Che (4000 m)
Start the trek along the river following it down-stream. En route cross a small village 'Sangth'. You may meet some Tibetan Nomad groups en route.
Day 6: Lungmo Che to Yar-La (4970m) to Dat
Morning trek to cross Yar la pass . The climb is long but gentle till top. The Yar La offers fantastic view of Rupsu plains. Arrive Dat (4200 mt) which is a permanently inhabited village. On arrival set-up camp for overnight stay.
Day 7: Dat to Sorra (4950m)
In the morning visit a small Gelukpa monastery at Dat village. Later start trek to Sorra. Start the trek by crossing a small river " Dat Chu". Trekk till Sorra Chu and after crossing the trek passes through forested area beforw reaching Sorra. Set-up camp alone the river for overnight stay.
Day 8: Sorra to Zalung Karpo La to Mid Camp
Morning start the trek with climb to a small pass for about 1 hr. From this point, you can see Zalung Karpo La (4200 mt. ). After some time the valley opens-up. Camp at suitable place for overnight stay.
Day 9: Mid Camp to Langtang Chu 7-8 hrs
Morning trek to Langtang Chu ,a long trek through valleys. This day one has to cross many small streams. The trek is gradual climb till at camp site near Langtan Chu at 4750 mt.
Day 10: Langtau Chu to Nimaling
Morning trek to Nimaling - enroute cross two ridges (5000 mt & 5060 mt). Later on cross Konka Wangpo pass (5090 m) descend from the other side of the pass to high altitude pasture plan of Nimaling (4700 m).
Day 11: Nimaling Day at leisure or explore surroundings area
Nimaling is also base camp for climbing Mt. Kang-Yatse (6400 mt).
Day 12: Nimaling to Kongmarula(5100m) to Chogdo
Start climbing to Kongmaru La. After some rest descend from the other side of the pass. The descend is steep in the beginning and gradual after about and hr of trek before entering a narrow valley. At some stretch, the trek passes through very narrow gorge. The valley opens at Churkimo. Walk little further to reach Chogdo and set-up camp near tea house for overnight stay.
Day 13: Chogdo to Shang to Hemis to Leh
Trek till Shang-Sumdo (road head). Drive to Hemis Monastery, one of the most famous and impressive monasteries of Ladakh. Visit the monastery and later drive to Leh.