Darcha - Lamayuru Trek - 21 Days
Description: Into remote Kingdom of ZanskarThe towering misty mountains of Ladakh and Zanskar cradle the splendors of Tibetan Buddhism, fascinating travelers for centuries. Here, monasteries built hundreds of years ago. The mystic magic of Tantric Buddhism is practices and performed with devotion. Ladakh, including the Zanskar area has been termed by many Western writers as "greater Tiber". Open to tourist since 1974, people from all over the world have flocked into experience its warm hospitality and unforgettable landscape. There are about 25 gompa in Leh district alone, with Hemisgompa the biggest and richest.One of the classic trekking tours of the region, the first day 7 hrs. Drive to Darcha (3,360 m) over Rohtang pass (3,978 m) the gateway to Lahoul, Spiti, Pangi and Zanskar valleys. We camp at Darcha to acclimatize, which is starting point of some major trekking tour. We cross Shingo La pass (5,090 m) to get into Zanskar. Many ancient gompa on the way: Phuktalgompa, which is built under a huge cave and it, provides the one of the fantastic view. Karshagompa which is biggest in Zanskar region.Enroute we pass shepherds with their flocks of sheep and climb beautiful snow covered passes with panoramic views of the Great Himalayan range. Trek terminates at Lamayuru, which has a ancient gompa. It is oldest gompa in Ladakh, with large library of Buddhist literature. Leh is 147 Kms from Lamayuru.