Poat La 5490m Trek - 18 Days

Magical valley of Gandhari & Dharlang, meet Bhatori people and remote trek across Great Himalayan Range

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Included
  • Equipment
  • Review

Trip Introduction
These two 5000m passes located on Great Himalayan Range and at the border between Lahaul, Zanskar and Kishtwar. Poat La 5490 m/18011 ft consider to be one of the highest passes in whole of Himalaya and the Mun La a.k.a. Shiv Shankar La 5130 m / 16,830 ft located at the head of Lugai Nala, which links Darlang Nala in Paddar Kishtwar to Pangi valley in Chamba. Some of famous peaks located in Darlang North West are Kishtwar Shivling, Cerro Kishtwar, Chomochor and Shiva Paher. Sural valley inhabitants follow same civilization similar to of Paddar, Gandhari, Hudan, Saichu and Miyad (Miyar).
Leaving Manali we drive along the Chandra Bhaga River to beautiful town of Kilar in Pangi. Setting off actural trek from Gandhari we ascend through short birch forest to wide flanked valley to the pass or Shiv Shankar pass and following descent to Pananse in Dharlang. A long and remote valley in Kishtwar. Climbing massive snowfield of Zankar Kanthang glacier to Poat La and enter in Zanskar. Following the Temasa Togpo and Lungnak River valley we pass through high villages of Zanskar to Bardan gompa. Where our trek ends.  

Outline itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi, Drive to Manali (1950m).
Day 2: At Manali
Day 3: Drive to Rohtang pass - Udaipur - Kilar 2600), 8-9 hrs.
Day 4: Drive to Dharwas 2600m - Kuthah 3200m, Trek to Shopu La (3600m) - Chathang 2800m. 6/7 hrs.
Day 5: Trek to Aliya - Snout Thang, 3200m 5 hrs.
Day 6: Trek to Chandi Padhar 3400m, 5/6 hrs.
Day 7: Trek to base camp 4300m, 5/6 hrs.
Day 8: Trek to Mun La (5120m) - Pil Thang 4600m 6/7 hrs.
Day 9: Trek to Dharlang valley camp 3800m, 5/6 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Chumik Nakpo 4300m, 6/7 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Zanskar Kanthang glacier - base camp Poat La 4800m, 7-8 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Poat La (5490m) - Kanjur 4900m, 8-9 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Chimichenmo 4200m, 6-7 hrs.
Day 14: Reserve day.
Day 15: Trek to Burdan 3700m, 5-6 hrs. Drive to Padum 2 hrs.​
Day 16: Drive to Shinkun La - Jispa.
Day 17: Drive to Atal Tunnel Rohtang - Manali
Day 18: Manali - Chandigarh - New Delhi.

"I would like to thank you Mr. Prem of Potala Adventurers to organize me the great Himalaya adventures (Mun La, Poat La and Stok Kangri climb), it's a good experience with happy memory, it's also kind of achivements and bring me some new prospective in life, special thanks to Sherab (main guide) he's professional with responsible, he taken care of me a lot in all respect throughout the trip with appreciated, Indra is a professional, care and dedicated Cook to ensure I am feed, Ram Singh is a claim, competent and confident guide, the Nepali porters are hard working, humble and friendly, I want to thank you Tenzin for all the logistic arrangement and coordination on all various respect (bus ticket, transport, guest house) and keep posted to my family while I was on trek with appreciated, it's my fifth successful with Potala Adventuers and I am looking forward the next new adventure with Potala in the near future".  Now, I have completed Kang La (2005), Umasi La (2015) and Poat La (2017).
Mr Stanley - SINGAPORE - 26 Aug to 18 Sept 2017 
Stanley's 5th Great Himalayan trek with us.
1. Pang Tsomoriri lake to Kibber trek & Kanamo peak - 2011
2. Zanskar Traverse: Kanji to Sarchu  - 2014
3. Umasi la & Kanji la, Gulabgarh to Padum to Kanji - 2015
4. Pin Parvati & Hamta pass - 2016 
5. Poat la & Stok kangri - 2017

Outline itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Delhi, Drive to Manali (1950m).
Day 2: At Manali
Day 3: Drive to Rohtang pass - Udaipur - Kilar 2600), 8-9 hrs.
Day 4: Drive to Dharwas 2600m - Kuthah 3200m, Trek to Shopu La (3600m) - Chathang 2800m. 6/7 hrs
Day 5: Trek to Aliya - Snout Thang, 3200m 5 hrs
Day 6: Trek to Chandi Padhar 3400m, 5/6 hrs
Day 7: Trek to base camp 4300m, 5/6 hrs
Day 8: Trek to Mun La (5120m) - Pil Thang 4600m 6/7 hrs
Day 9: Trek to Dharlang valley camp 3800m, 5/6 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Chumik Nakpo 4300m, 6/7 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Zanskar Kanthang glacier - base camp Poat La 4800m, 7-8 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Poat La (5490m) - Kanjur 4900m, 8-9 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Chimichenmo 4200m, 6-7 hrs.
Day 14: Reserve day.
Day 15: Trek to Burdan 3700m, 5-6 hrs. Drive to Padum 2 hrs.​
Day 16: Drive to Shinkun La - Jispa
Day 17: Drive to Atal Tunnel Rohtang - Manali
Day 18: Manali - Chandigarh - New Delhi.

What is included in the Price

  • All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.  Delhi & Leh airport transfer.
  • Hotel accommodation in Manali, Kilar, Padum, Leh (Room + Breakfast).
  • All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.
  • Accommodation in quality 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Tea, snacks during the trek.
  • Qualified & trained well English speaking trekking guide and experienced crew.
  • Porters or mules for porterage of gear & duffel bags.
  • Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.
  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Goods and services tax.

What is not included in the Price

  • Domestic flight.  Leh - Delhi.
  • Hotel in Delhi and rest of hotel in Leh.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft or hard drinks.
  • Equipment rentals (Can rent at Leh all trekking and mountaineering gear)
  • Personal tip to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver.
  • Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding   beyond trip Schedule.

Trekking Gear

What we provide
We provide all the GROUP GEAR included in the following list:

3-4 Person roomy 4 season tents for 2 - 3 people and individual as well, dining tent, toilet tent and other camping accessories.
Sleeping bags and comfortable foam mattresses.
Kitchen tent, Stoves, fuel, cookware etc.
Bed tea, nutritious breakfast, three course meal (dinner), packed lunch, post trek snacks, tea and coffee.
Trekking poles and Duffel bags for your luggage's.
Basic first aid box and mini oxygen bottles

What you may need - Your personal gear recommended in List :-
Day pack: A bit of bigger size 30 - 40 liters in order to keep fleece, jacket, water bottle, camera, packed lunch

Foot wear :-
Good condition trekking boots – not new used before in your country side for best fit for trekking, water proof.
Camp shoes, light and comfortable as running shoes or sandal ( like Teva ) for river crossing. Its necessity for you to bring sandals for river crossing.
Socks both Woolen and cotton as desire.

Clothing :-
Gore tex jacket or similar.
Down jacket/vest is good for cool evenings.
Wind/Rain jacket: (i.e. gore-tex, northface or similar) waterproof and breathable. Its necessity to have jacket while crossing passes.
Trekking pants, light, comfortable, water proof /breathable.
Long sleeve shirt Light weight dry-fast (for sun/insect protection).
Thermal innerwear winter thermal innerwear.
T-shirts for day time.
One mid weight/heavyweight fleece (long sleeve) jacket or warm pullover.
Short pants, underwear.
Sun Hat: cowboy style or baseball style to protect skin from direct sunlight.
Woolen cap for high altitude or while crossing pass or during evenings in camp.
One fleece or sweatpants for cold evenings during dining.
A pair of Hand gloves or woolen gloves.
Scarf to protect from dust or sunlight around neck. This is available in local markets with variety of colors.

Accessories :- 
Sun glasses with UV protection. An extra sun glass in case to replace.
Sun screen and lip protection.
Moisturizer cream: In Ladakh the air is dry and sun is harsh and strong during day. There are local moisturizer cream available in market. To avoid somehow skin allergy bring your personal cream.
Water bottle. Minimum I - 2 liter.
Trekking poles or sticks. If you have your own folded poles. 
Torch or one head lamp with extra batteries. Petzl or similar.
One toiletries kit, small towel.
Reading and writing materials.
Digital Camera or digital video recorder / solar charger.
Water purification tablets.
Nylon or water proof plastic bags to storage clothes and stuff.
One pocket knife light.

Others :- 
Gaiter / personal  climbing gear. (Can rent at Manali or Leh or Uttarkashi).
Water purification/filter: we boil water for you in the camp, what its essential you to have a water purification tablets or filter during the day of trekking.
Mosquito repellent cream.
Small Binocular.
First aid kit: We carry basic first aid kit with diamox, aspirin, paracetamol, antibiotics for diarrhea, antiseptic, bandage and band aids, Please you bring your personal first aid kit with medicine you think to need necessity for you.
Vitamin tablets or similar. 
Extra passport photos.

"I would like to thank you Mr. Prem of Potala Adventurers to organize me the great Himalaya adventures (Mun La, Poat La and Stok Kangri climb), it's a good experience with happy memory, it's also kind of achivements and bring me some new prospective in life, special thanks to Sherab (main guide) he's professional with responsible, he taken care of me a lot in all respect throughout the trip with appreciated, Indra is a professional, care and dedicated Cook to ensure I am feed, Ram Singh is a claim, competent and confident guide, the Nepali porters are hard working, humble and friendly, I want to thank you Tenzin for all the logistic arrangement and coordination on all various respect (bus ticket, transport, guest house) and keep posted to my family while I was on trek with appreciated, it's my fifth successful with Potala Adventuers and I am looking forward the next new adventure with Potala in the near future".  Now, I have completed Kang La (2005), Umasi La (2015) and Poat La (2017).
Mr Stanley - SINGAPORE - 26 Aug to 18 Sept 2017 
Stanley's 5th Great Himalayan trek with us.
1. Pang Tsomoriri lake to Kibber trek & Kanamo peak - 2011
2. Zanskar Traverse: Kanji to Sarchu  - 2014
3. Umasi la & Kanji la, Gulabgarh to Padum to Kanji - 2015
4. Pin Parvati & Hamta pass - 2016 
5. Poat la & Stok kangri - 2017

Price on Request

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Trip facts
Activity
– Trekking expedition
Region: Kishtwar region, Jammu Kashmir & Zanskar of Ladakh India
Diffculty level – Strenuous
Max altitude – 5490 meters
Trip length – 18 days Delhi to Delhi
15 days Manali to Leh
11 days of trekking, 11 nights of camping
5 nights hotel
Best time – July, Aug, Sept