The Great divide: Kishtwar to Ladakh - Poat La 5490m & Jumlam trek    -  24 days     19 days of trek   

Magical valley of Dharlang, meet Bhatori people and remote trek across Greater Himalayan Range

Trip route: Manali - Kilar - Dharwas - Chandi Paddar - Dharlang valley - Zanskar Kangthang glacier - Poat la - Burdan - Padum - Zangla sumdo - Charchar la - Zalung Karpo la - Kongmaru la - Shang sumdo - Leh - Delhi

Trip Facts

Kishtwar region, Jammu Kashmir, India
Difficulty Level - Moderate to Strenuous, Max Altitude - 5490m 
Trip Length - 24 days Delhi to Delhi,
20 days Manali to Leh, 19 days of Trek and 18 nights of Camp and 4 nights hotel.
Activity - Trekking expedition, 
Best time - July, Aug, Sept

Meals: All meal during the trekking 

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 Sersank pass 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 small town of Kilar. Starting a trek from Dharwas we climb small pass of Shopu la to Aliyas and Chandi Padhar. Crossing a small pass we enter in Dharlang valley. 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 Padum  to Zangla Sumdo. Taking a trek which is know as Jumlam gorge or Zanskar  canyon land. Crossing numerous 5000m pass we arrive at Markha valley. Our trek terminates at Shang village.

Highlights

Trek across Great Himalaya Range & Jumlam gorge.

Lush green valley of Pangi and dry cold desert of Zanskar

Meeting Bhatori tribes, Magcial valley of Dharlang and Zanskar canyon land 

POAT  LA - JUMLAM GORGE TREK

Sat, 26 Aug, Day 1: Arrival in Delhi, Drive to Manali.
Sun, 27 Aug, Day 2: Arrival in Manali.

 

28 Aug, Day 3:  Drive to Kilar. (Hotel 1).
29 Aug, Day 4:  Drive to Dharwas 9 kms, Trek to Shopu La (3600m) - Chathang.  6/7 hrs. (Camp 1)
30 Aug, Day 5:  Trek to Aliya - Snout Thang 5 hrs. 
31 Aug, Day 6:  Trek to Chandi Padhar 5/6 hrs. 
1 Sept,  Day 7:  Trek to base camp 5/6 hrs. 
2 Sept,  Day 8:  Trek to Mun La (4850m) - Pil Thang 6/7 hrs. 
3 Sept,  Day 9:  Trek to Dharlang valley camp 5/6 hrs. 
4 Sept, Day 10: Trek to Chumik Nakpo 6/7 hrs. 
5 Sept, Day 11: Trek to Zanskar Kanthang glacier camp 6/7 hrs. 
6 Sept, Day 12: Trek to base camp. 
7 Sept, Day 13: Trek to Poat La (5490m) - North base camp (4800m) - Kanjur (4500m). 

8 Sept, Day 14: Trek to Chimichenmo - Burdan, Drive to Padum - Zangla.  
JUMLAM TREK
  9 Sept, Day 15: Trek to Zangla Sumdo. 

10 Sept, Day 16: Trek to Charchar la pass (4,910m) - Chupchak (4,495m). 9-10 hrs. 

11 Sept, Day 17: Trek to Tomto (3,790m), 8-9 hrs 

12 Sept, Day 18: Trek to Nyari Nyarsang (3,770m), 4-5 hrs. 

13 Sept, Day 19: Trek to Rabrang (4,310m) 7-8 hrs. (Camp 16)

14 Sept, Day 20: Trek to Zalung Karpo la (5,090m) - Tikyu (4,615m) 6-7 hrs.

15 Sept, Day 21: Trek to Kongka Nongpo la  (5,090m) - Nimaling (4900m), 7-8 hrs. (Camp 18)

16 Sept, Day 22: Trek to Kongmaru la (5,216m) - Shang Sumdo (3,745m) 7-8 hrs. Drive to Leh 1 hr. 

Sun. 17 Sept, Day 23: At Leh / or Reserve day. (Hotel 3)

Mon. 18 Sept, Day 24: Morning flight Leh to Delhi, Onward flight back to hometown.

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Included in the price

  • 18 nights camp with all meal, 4 nights hotel accommodation

  • 2 men spacious sleeping tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, dining cum kitchen tent. Trekking poles. Safety ropes, ice axe

  • All meals: We serve Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese and continental cuisine.

  • Transportation to and from per itinerary.

  • Volvo Bus ticket Delhi - Manali, Manali - Kilar - Dharwas (starting), Burdan - Padum - Zangla (middle), Shang Sumdo - Leh (Finish).

  • Support staff: Local guide , cook, porters for Mun La - Poat la & Trekking mules for Jumlam.

  • All camping fee & Hemis national park fee

  • Medical basic first aid kit.

  • 9% service tax

 

Not included

  • Rest of accommodation in Delhi & Leh.

  • Domestic Leh airport drop.

  • Personal insurances.

  • Mineral water and soft drinks.

  • Entrance fee at monasteries.

  • Personal tipping to staff.

  • Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding   beyond trip Schedule

POAT LA TREK ONLY 12 DAYS MANALI TO PADUM

DHARANG VALLEY - ZANSKAR KANGTHANG GLACIER & POAT  LA   TREK

Saturday 26 Aug, Day 1: Arrival in Delhi, Drive to Manali.
Sunday, 27 Aug,  Day 2: Arrival in Manali.


28 Aug, Day 3:  Drive to Kilar. (Hotel 1).
29 Aug,  Day 4:  Drive to Dharwas 9 kms, Trek to Shopu La (3600m) - Chathang.  6/7 hrs. (Camp 1)
30 Aug,  Day 5:  Trek to Aliya - Snout Thang 5 hrs. (Camp 2)
31 Aug,  Day 6:  Trek to Chandi Padhar 5/6 hrs. (Camp 3)
1 Sept,  Day 7:   Trek to base camp 5/6 hrs. (Camp 4)
2 Sept,  Day 8:   Trek to Mun La (4850m) - Pil Thang 6/7 hrs. (Camp 5)
3 Sept,  Day 9:   Trek to Dharlang valley camp 5/6 hrs. (Camp 6)
4 Sept, Day 10:  Trek to Chumik Nakpo 6/7 hrs. (Camp 7)
5 Sept, Day 11:  Trek to Zanskar Kanthang glacier camp 6/7 hrs. (Camp 8)
6 Sept, Day 12:  Trek to base camp. (Camp 9)
7 Sept, Day 13:  Trek to Poat La (5490m) - North base camp (4800m) - Kanjur (4500m). (Camp 10)

8 Sept, Day 14: Trek to Chimichenmo - Burdan, Drive to Padum.

PLUS ADD 2 DAYS PADUM TO LEH (Your own travel arrangements)

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