Ladakh Tours and Himalayan Trekking Company

Kanji/Dipling/Lingshed to Padum

kanji to padum trek in ladakh


Grade : Moderate
Highest point : Kanji-la
Best period : Steptember

Day 1.Leh to Henasku.
Basgo castle, Alchi and Lamayuru monastery.
In the 10th century when the Yarklung dynasty was founded from Tibet, Bsgos was the western boundary of the kingdom. In 14th century Ladakh dynasty was divided between Basgo and Shey and then in 1470 the king Bhagan from Basgo overcome his cousin in Shey and united the upper and lower Ladakh and moved the capital to leh the Leh palace is  living evidience and founded Namail Dynasty.

Alchi monastery :
The world famous monastery built in the 11th century by the great translator Lama Rinchen Zangpo. Alchi monastery is one of the 108 temples built by Lama Rinchen Zangpo from Guge of western Tibet. The world class Mandala and murals of Alchi different from the rest as it has a fusion of Tibetants and Kashmiri arts.

Visit the 11th century most spectacular picturesque monastery in central Ladakh and is believed to be the oldest and to have been the holy place of the Bon-chos at the advent of Buddhism. The site of lamayuru was lake ages back, when the Arhar Madyantika the disciple of Buddha was travelled to Kashmir and on his way to Ladakh halt for prayer at this place where he tossed grains during his prayer for blessing and he prophesied in future here would arise religious community and later the offered grains in the lake become shape of sawastika and the name of monastery today known as Yungdrung which meant sawastika and also today famously known as a moonland.
Overnight camp.

Day 2. Trek Hinaskut to Kanji Village 4/5 hrs.
The first day trek starts against with the Kanji river narrow gorge valley and later at Knanji village you will see barley fields and village Gonpa and in the evening explore Knaji village. Overnight in camp.

Day 3. Kanji village to Kanji la base 5/6 hrs. 
Today is relatively short and easy ascending trek along the bank of Kanji River till to Sumdo and then turn to right side of the valley which take you to the Kanji-la base camp and you have chance to see the wild life, Snow leopard and yak. Overnight camp.

Day 4. Kanji base via Kanji la pass[ 5150mts] to Sumdo
The trekking will begin along the valley towards the lift side and from there It is almost steep long ascending  and then later on easier ascends towards Kanji la pass[ 5220,Mts].from the top of the  pass you can see the ladakh range and karakoram peaks in far distance and also see twin peaks of majestic  NUN and KUN in the great Himalaya range .  from the  pass decent down to sumdo and fix the camp there .

Day 5. Sumdo via pikdongla to Dipling village.(5020mts.) today trekking will starts  after crossing the river and hike towards the  right side of valley  for  about three hours and  then trun towards the  Marpo la pass and from there you can  view the  valley of Dipling and will walk all the way down to Dipling village  and camping place will be near the river.

Day 6. Dipling village to Somdo
After leaving the Dipling village and Gonpa and trek for one hour from the village and then Meet River, we have to cross the river for several times till to Sumdo and the flow of water in September small. Camp

Day 7. Sumdo via marpola 4750mt to lingshed village
Today we will walk along the valley and the gradual ascending up along the stream and after reaching the pass of the surrounding valley there are chance to see the  wild life , .such as blue sheep. Ibex and barel. Camp.

Day 8: Lingshed to Naytse (6/ 7 hrs)
From Lingshed to the base of pass you will cover in about an hour and then steep ascending zigzag trail which take you on top of pass, it shall be better to cover the pass before noon. Do not forget to spend few minutes on the top, because soon you leaving the incredible panorama view of the alien planet of the universe including the lingshed Gonpa.The descent is far less steep the trail dropping to the stream that follows southwards after four five kilometres enters into the deep gorge with the trail while negotiating some snow bridge and you will reach the campsite.

Day 9: Naytse/Jingchen to Hanamur. 6 hrs.
Either from Naytse or Zingchen campsite. From Zingchen Milk River you will begin climbing of the zigzag parfila-pass 3900meters and from the top of the pass you will see the mighty view of the famous Zanskar river and the decent is gentle and spectacular view while you trekking towards the Zanskar river the trails became relatively flat and easy as you walk along the side of the river to the Hanumur first family house of Zanskar the camp looks gorgeous because it located on the bank of Zanskar river.

Day 10: Hanamur to Pishu 5 to 6 hrs.
Today little up and down against the Zanskar River and during the day you will enjoy the inhabitant’s village Pidmo and Zangla village on the other side of river. Zangla is historical place during the King reign and still the ruin palace is witness of the past. The camp at Pishu is nice meadow flat camping and on the adjacent of campsite is the pastureland of village in the evening you will see many sheep and animals of Pishu village.
At Pishu village little further upward there a tiny pretty Nunnery is established, it is interesting to visit.

Day 11: Pishu to Karsha 6 hrs
It start with easy walk towards our destination while you are walking through the terrain you will enjoy the ultimate landscape of ancient kingdom of Zanskar valley and twin principal monasteries of Stonday and Karsha is established on the steep hillock of both side of Zansakr river and just before reaching the karsha village you will see first exotic view of the great Himalayan range and snow peaks in zanskar. The campsite will pitch karsha or Youlang village.

Trek ends

Day 12. Drive back to leh.