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Kanji to Barandi Nala

Duration: 19 Nights / 20 Days   Best Time: Mid July to September End

Day 1: Leh – Kanji 4 hrs.

Drive to Heniskut. Enroute visit Lamayuru Monastery, one of the oldest in Ladakh. Have lunch in a restaurant. Over night stay at camp.

Day 2: Kanji – Kanji-la Base 6-7 hrs.

Walk along Kanji valley before you reach to the base of Kanji la Pass. Camp at this side of the base of Kanji pass.

Day 3: Kanji-la base – Kanji-la (5150mtrs) Base 5-6hrs.

ToDay you will cross the first pass of your trek.

Day 4: Kanji la Base – Pigdong-la (5020mtrs) - Dipling 7-8 hrs.

After walking down stream for a couple of hours you will reach at a point where the two streams coming from Kanji-la and Pigdong-la will join each other. From there you will turn towards the left and after some time you will cross Pigdong-la before your get to Dipling.

Day 5: Dipling - Lingshet Sumdo 6-7 hrs.

Tie your sandal or slipper at a side of your bag for toDay you will be crossing the same river time and again.

Day 6: Lingshet Sumdo – Barmi-la _Lingshet (Shangdong) 6-7 hrs

After walking for some time you will leave behind Oma Tokpo and go towards the left for Lingshet. You will camp near a Shangdong (wolf trap).The locals use this structure to catch wolf, a menace for the villagers.

Day 7: Lingshet – Lanang

After breakfast you will proceed towards Lingshet village one the most isolated village in Ladakh and visit the Monastery. Explore the village and come back to you camp.

Day 8: Lanang – Hanamula (4900) - Jingchen 7-8 hrs.

ToDay is quite a strenuous Day for you have to climb on of the steepest pass of your trek. You will have great view from the top of the pass. After that you will walk down in a valley to reach Nyetse-la. Have a great view of the surroundings and also see your camp down near Oma Tokpo.

Day 9: Jingchen - Hanamur 5-6 hrs.

Good chances seeing wild animals like Urial, blue ship, argali and Ibex on the mountain side of Parfila pass. You will camp at Hanamur, the first village of Zanskar valley. They have only two house hold.

Day 10: Hanamur - Zangla 5-6hrs.

Walk all along the Zanskar River till you see another village called Pidmo. From there cross the river and proceed towards Zangla. A visit to the king’s home will be a nice experience.

Day 11: Zangla - StongDay 5-6hrs.

Though there is a road from Zang-la to Padum but you will seldom see vehicles moving. There are two villages on the way. Visit Stongdey Monastery in the evening.

Day 12: StongDay - Stongdey-la (4850mtrs) – Doksa. 6-7hrs.

It’s an up hill walk to cross StongDay-la. ToDay again there is a good of chances of seeing wild animals. You will camp near a Doksa (shepherd hut).

Day 13: Doksa - Shaling 6-7hrs.

You have to cross the stream several times while walking along the valley.

Day 14: Shaling – Shadey - Thangtak 6-7hrs.

ToDay again you will walk along the valley. Before you reach your camp, you will turn left into a valley to see Shadey village, one of the remotest village in Zanskar. Come back to your camp.

Day 15: Thangtak - Phuktal 6-7 hrs.

Phuktal Monastery is famous for its structure. It is built in a cave on the side of Soft Rock Mountain. The monastery is built by Changsem Sherap Zangpo, disciple of Gyalwa Tsongkhapa, the founder of Gelukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

Day 16: Phuktal - Tarktal

As you are now in the wild mountains, you will see wild animals very often.

Day 17: Tarktal - Shun Chomogon

Shun is again a very remote village. The people lead more like a nomadic life than farmer. Animal products are the main source of livelihood.

Day 18: Shun - Tsometsik

Recollect your fond memories of the trek as you are now nearing to the end of you trek.

Day 19: Tsometsik - Barandi nala 5-6 hrs.

ToDay is the last Day of trek. It is time to bid good bye to the beautiful mountains of the Himalaya.

Day 20: Leh/Manali.

Drive either to Manali or Leh. Trek Ends.