Henaskut to Brandy Nalla via ZanglaHenaskut to Brandy Nalla is a challenging trek which focuses mainly on the Monasteries, Monks, Villages and highlight Zanskar Region, its Monasteries and the Landscape.
Leh / Henaskut / Kanji / Lingshet / Zangla / Phuktal / Tsokmetsik / Brandy Nalla / Leh
Day 01 Leh to Henaskut (5-6hrs)
Drive to Henaskut on the way visit one of the oldest Monasteries of Ladakh at Lamayuru. Overnight camp.
Day 02 Trek Hinaskut to Kanji Village (3800m) (4-5hrs)
Morning after breakfast walk towards Kanji village along the valley with a small river bank and beautiful gorge. After noon explore village. Overnight camp.
Day 03 Trek Kanji village – Kanji-La base (4300m) (5-6hrs)
Start with an easy walk along a river bank till to sumdo. Turn to right side of the valley from here easy ascends towards the base of Kanji-la. Today you could see yaks and wild animals on the way. Overnight camp.
Day 04 Trek Kanji base via Kanji la pass 5150m
Morning after the breakfast walk along the valley. Take a left turn from where there is a quite steep walk and afterv 500mtrs. It’s an easy ascends towards Kanji la pass. From the pass you will get very beautiful view for Nun & Kun Peaks & other Ranges of Himalaya.After sometime descend back to Sumdo. Overnight camp.
Day 05: Trek Sumdo to Pikdong-La to Dipling village (5020m)
Morning after b/f cross the river & walk on the right side of valley for 3 hrs. Then take a turn towards Marpo-La pass from where you will get the view of Dipling valley. Descend from the pass till Dipling village.There is a nice camping site near a stream of river just before the village. Overnight camp.
Day 06: Trek Dipling village to Sumdo
Morning after breakfast explores the isolated valley & visit its monastery. After walking for an hour you will have to cross no. of river crossings till sumdo (level of water in September is low). Overnight camp.
Day 07: Trek Sumdo to MarpoLa (4750m) to Lingshed village
On this day walk along the valley till there is a gradual path up along the river stream. There is a good chance to spot many wild animals like Blue sheep, Ibex, Barel, etc. Overnight camp.
Day 08: Trek Lingshed to Hanamu-La Base
Morning after b/fast visit Lingshed Monastery which is famous for its old paintings. Explore the village and its school. Walk to Hanamula base. Overnight camp.
Day 09: Trek Hanamula base to Hanamu-La pass (4845m) to Zangchen
Today you will have to walk on a quite steep path. It will take 2hrs to reach the pass. From the pass go descend down to the valley crossing a river stream and nice landscapes. Overnight camp.
Day 10: Trek Zangchen to Parfila (3900m) to Hanamul village (4-5hrs)
Morning quite ascent walk to the pass go down to towards to Hanamil from pass just short walk see the Zanskar River, famous for Chader Trek. Overnight at Hanamul village which is the first village of Zanskar.
Day 11: Trek Hanamul to Zangla village (5-6hrs)
Today easy walk along Zanskar River. On the way visit Pidmo village. In Zangla visit the Royal Palace where still royal family resides. Overnight camp.
Day 12: Trek Zangla villages to Tsazar Sumdo
In the morning walk along the river stream till you reach Zangla-sumdo. From sumdo turn to the right side of the valley. Overnight camp.
Day 13: Trek Tsazar Sumdo to Konglumtse
Today you have to cross many small river crossings & the path is an easy ascend. On the way good chance to spot Yaks. Overnight camp.
Day 14: Trek Konglumtse to Niri la to Niri Doksha (4220m)
You will get a beautiful view of mountain Ranges of Zanskar. The Valley is quite green with vast pastureland, famous for keeping Yaks and other animals. Locals from Zangla village as well from Shade come with their animals for all summer. Overnight camp.
Day 15: Trek Niri Doksha to Lari-La to Mitsik
Today you will have to cover quite an easy path along river and a small pass. From the pass descend down towards Shade Nalla. Overnight camp.
Day 16: Trek Mitsik to Rordang-La to Shade village
Morning After the breakfast walk towards the pass Rordang la. It’s quite an easy to reach the pass, from the pass walk down till Shade village. Explore the village & visit Thangtak gonpa. There is a nice camping site near the river. Overnight camp.
Day 17: Trek Thanthak to Phukthal Monastery
Start with morning trek to Phukthal monastery, one of most famous monasteries in Ladakh region. Phukthal is also known for its beautiful sceneries. Overnight Stay in gonpa House.
Day 18 Trek Phukthal gonpa to Thanthak
Trek back to Thanthak following the same route back. Overnight camp.
Day 19 Trek Thanthak to Nyalo kuntse-La (4430m) to Gothurstatar la (4620m) to Hormotse
Start the trek this day with an ascending walk to the first pass. It is very easy to reach one pass from the another. From pass descend down towards right side of the pass always down till to camp. Other side of the river bank shun village. It is nice for camping place near small gonpa. Overnight camp.
Day 20: Trek Homotse to Sathak village
This day we cross one river which is called tijeep river. The source of river comes from Tibet Border. Overnight camp.
Day 21: Trek Sathak villages to Tsokmik
Start the trek with an easy walk. There is another adjoining valley which leads to Hemis. Walk for some time more till you reach Brandy Nalla valley.Overnight camp.
Day 22: Brandy Nalla to Manali (6-7hrs)
From Brandy Nalla drive to Manali. Overnight stay in a hotel at Manali.