Padum to Kanji via Lingshed

No of Days

17 Days

Higest Point

Singe La Pass (4960 mts) , Nyungtse La pass 5,100mts




The adventurous trip to Ladakh awaits your presence to be a part of its diverse culture and the adventure that it unfolds. Standing on the foothills of the Trans-Himalayas, which is about 3500 meters above the sea level, Ladakh is the ultimate tourist destination to quench your thirst for adventure. With popular trekking spots and numerous camping sites, Ladakh is what you’ve been waiting for your entire life. This seventeen-day tour is set to bring out the adventurer in you, while you experience comfort as well as thrill in the lap of nature. Starting in Leh, the journey will help you explore the highlights of the place, help you familiarize with its culture and give you an experience like never before. As you step away from the noisy, bustling city, the environment in Ladakh is the exact opposite. It has something for every traveler.

Trekking Map of Padum to Kanji via Lingshed

Padum – Kanji via Lingshed
  • 01


    • Embrace your arrival as you set foot in Leh, and our representative will be there to assist you with the baggage and drive you to the Guesthouse. Spend the day admiring the beauty of the place and shed off all your stress by resting in your hotel.

  • 02


    • Spend the day with some sightseeing and shopping. Ladakh houses some of the biggest and the most popular monasteries and sites, which are a must visit. You can explore the following places that are famous in Leh.

      The Leh palace : Built to mark the famous Ladakhi war with rulers of Kashmir in the 19th century, the Ladakh palace is an illustrious milestone that the people of Ladakh preserve. Inside the palace are paintings and galleries exhibiting the famous places in Ladakh.

      Shanti Stupa : This magnificent structure representing Buddhism was built in 1991 by a Japanese Buddhist. The unexplainable architecture of the place attracts thousands of tourists every year and also contains relics of the old Buddhism culture.

      Tsermo Monastery : Founded by King Tashi Namgayal, the monastery offers a bird’s eye view of Leh, surrounded by the snow-capped Zanskar range and Indus River at its feet.

      Indulge in some window shopping in the local markets of Leh and buy from a range of Indo-Tibetan artworks, and stroll in the streets of Leh to know more about the culture of the place, and you never know, you may make new friends!

  • 03


    Local Sightseeing Of Ladakh
    • Wake up to the call of birds and indulge in a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel. Get ready for some local sightseeing to know more about the culture of Ladakh. Proceed for a local sightseeing tour of the Hemis Monastery and the Thiksey Monastery. The Hemis Monastery is a sheer reflection of the Buddhist culture exhibiting harmony and peace amid the lush green valleys, high altitude passes and snow-clad mountains. Indulge in some delectable local dishes served there and visit the shrines around the courtyard. The entry fee is INR 100 per person, which is quite affordable.

      The Thiksey Monastery is one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh and is a true representation of the Buddhist tradition and the cultural heritage. The beautiful structure houses various statues, paintings, and stupas. It also has a museum which provides the visitors more insight about Buddhism.

      After visiting the monasteries and post a shopping spree, return to your hotel and get some rest, to prepare yourself for the adventure that lies ahead of you.

  • 04


    Leh-Kargil Time: 6 Hours Distance: 218 Kilometers
    • Wake up to a beautiful sunshine and post a delicious breakfast at the hotel, get ready for a 6-hour pleasant drive to Kargil. The second largest town in Ladakh, Kargil is remembered because of the famous Kargil war when the Indian Army captured the Tiger Hill and emerged victorious.

      You will be driving over the Fotu La Pass at an elevation of 4100 meters, which is absolutely spectacular. Stop by the Lamayuru Monastery for some local delicacies before you continue with the drive. Do not forget to click pictures of the beautiful moonscape at the Lamayuru monastery. Also, stop to admire the beautiful stone statue of Maitreya at Mulbek. Spend the night at the Kargil hotel with a delectable dinner and prepare yourself for another blissful ride.

  • 05


    KARGIL-RANGDUM Time: 5 hours Distance: 126.8 kilometers
    • After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, prepare for a five-hour drive to Rangdum. As you proceed towards Zanskar, you will be crossing the Suru Valley. Te alpine green valley is located at an elevation of 3600 meters. As you move closer, witness the twin peaks: Nun Peak and Kun Peak situated above 7000 meters. These twin peaks separate Zanaskar from the Suru Valley and the rest of Ladakh. Witness the lush green meadows of the valley as you move closer to Rangdum.

  • 06


    Rangdum -Padum Time: 7 Hours 120 Kms
    • After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, prepare for a five-hour drive to Rangdum. As you proceed towards Zanskar, you will be crossing the Suru Valley. Te alpine green valley is located at an elevation of 3600 meters. As you move closer, witness the twin peaks: Nun Peak and Kun Peak situated above 7000 meters. These twin peaks separate Zanaskar from the Suru Valley and the rest of Ladakh. Witness the lush green meadows of the valley as you move closer to Rangdum.

  • 07


    Relax At Padum
    • After the long tiring yet overwhelming journey from Kargil to Padum, enjoy the day at leisure and prepare yourself from the much-awaited trek. Spend the night at Padum before beginning with the trek.

  • 08


    Padum-Karsha - Pishu Time: 7-8 Hours Distance (Padum-Karsha): 11.2 Kilometers
    • Distance (Karsha- Pishu): 16.9 kilometers
      Pack your belongings and hit the road for an adventurous trek. Take a taxi to reach Karsha. It will be a 3-4 hour trek with an elevation gain of 174 meters and a loss of 77 meters. Karsha is known for its monastery, which is the largest and the most prominent monastery in the Zanskar region. Standing high on the banks of the Doda River, the monastery is home to more than 150 yellow capped monks. With statues of Buddha and other prominent monks, and a huge library, the monastery is a sight to behold. Karsha to Pishu is a five hour trek with an elevation loss of 251 meters. So make sure that you are all pumped up to cover this journey. After the long trek, camp at the site at Pishu for the night, before leaving for Hanumil.

  • 09


    Pishu - Hanumil Time: 6 Hours
    • Maximum Elevation: 3550 meters
      Start the trek with a whole new energy and walk along the banks of the river to reach the Pidmo village. Pishu to Hanumil is a six-hour walk at an elevation of 3550 meters. Take rest after reaching Hanumil and prepare for the exciting day ahead.

  • 10


    Hanumil - Snertse Time: 6 Hours Via Parfi La Pass 3,950 Mts
    • Maximum elevation: 3950 meters
      As you begin the trek up to the plateau, bidding farewell to the Zanskar River, you will have to climb up to the Parfi La Pass, which takes four hours to reach is at an elevation of 3950 meters. Climb up to the steep pass and descend 500 meters down the valley to find Oma Chu River. Walk further to a bridge, crossing which you will reach the Snertse campsite. Feed yourself with some delicious food as you spend the night at the campsite.

  • 11


    Snertse - Lingshed Time: 8-9 Hours Via Hanuma La Pass 4,950mt
    • Distance: 17.8 kilometers
      Pump yourself up to explore Ladakh further. With a total trek of 9 hours, ascend the Hanuma La Pass (2 hours), another steep walkway at 4950 meters. You will come across picturesque gorges and a sheepfold. Reach the campsite after a steep descend for a kilometer and then a half kilometer ascends. Spend the day at leisure.

  • 12


    Lingshed - Sengi La Time: 6-7 Hours
    • Distance: 11.9 kilometers
      The day starts with a four-hour trek to Murgum La, situated at an elevation of 14330 feet. Enjoy a stunning view of the Nierag Valley, before you make a steep descent to the next pass. Climb up the mountainside to the Kiupa La, the second pass of the day to reach the campsite at Sengi La Base Camp.

  • 13


    SENGI LA - PHOTOKSAR Time: 7-8 hours via Singi la pass 4,950 Mts
    • Distance: 20.1 kilometers
      Get ready for a 7-8 hour trek starting from the foot of Sengi La, via Sengi La Pass ( 2-hour trek) and Bhumiktse La. Your descent from Bhumiktse La will lead you to a small village Photoksar. Nestled amid the hung mountain walls, the village offers a spectacular view of the mountains and the beautiful valleys. Enjoy some delicious food at the campsite, on the banks of the river.

  • 14


    Photoksar - Nyigutse Base Time: 6-7 Hours
    • Maximum elevation: 4805 meters
      Start early in the morning from Photoksar to climb the Sir Sir La Pass, situated at an elevation of 4805 meters, and descends towards Hanupatta. Ascend towards the campsite at Doksa. Spend the night at Doksa.

  • 15


    Nyigutse Base - Yokma La Base via Nyungtse la pass 5,100mts Time: 7-8 hours
    • Maximum elevation: 5100 meters
      Wake up to the call of birds and get ready to climb the Nyigutse La Pass, located at an elevation of 5100 meters. Enjoy a stunning view of the Zanskar Range and descend to your campsite at Yokma La. Spend the night at the campsite.

  • 16


    Yokma La Base - Kanji Dok Time: 6 Hours
    • Maximum Elevation: 4700 meters
      Start the day with a six-hour trek via the Yokma La Pass at an elevation of 4700 meters, which is roughly 15000 ft, towards the Kanji Dok. Watch the nomads and the villagers at Kanji Dok bring their livestock for rearing as you move towards the campsite.

  • 17


    Kanji Dok- Kanji- Leh Time: 6-7 Hours
    • Distance: 77 kilometers
      Complete the final part of your trek with a two-hour walk to the Kanji Village. A car will be waiting for you to drive you back to Leh, after which you can bid farewell to Leh.

      With June- October being the best time to visit, you can leave all your stress at bay and surrender yourself in the lap of nature for those 17 days. Book your tickets and prepare for an adventure like never before.

Important Things You must know before the starts of the Trek

  • You must be well acclimatized before the start of the trek. As starting trek, without taking precaution leads to untoward incident.
  • You must bring warm clothes, good trekking shoes, Slipper for river crossing, Walking stick.
  • Sun cream is very important to protect your skin.
  • Sun glasses
  • Water bottle and water filter.

How is a usual day of Trekking?

Early in the morning you are serve bed tea in the tent with morning wishes. After bed tea, you start packing up your things. Breakfast is served in the dining tent

After breakfast, you are ready for the day. Guide walks with you but before living make sure your bag contains all the important things you need during the day like Camera, sun cream, water bottle, lunch box etc. You carry a light backpack containing all these important things required during the day and the other things come of the horse back. At noon, you stop for lunch at a nice location, and have some rest. Trek continues, and the horseman and kitchen staff leads you on the way. Before your arrival at the camp, our team would be ready tent and tea, juice and light snacks to refresh your tiredness. After the arrival at campsite, you can enjoy your leisure in your own way. The dinner is served around 7 in the evening. Post dinner, our guide brief you about the next day and decides the timing for next day with your insights and suggestions.

The food menu in breakfast, lunch and dinner keep switching from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, Ladakhi, Continental, and Italian.

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