The fascinating mosaic created by the wondrous natural
wealth of Ladakh and Zanskar offers you numerous trails that traverse
this absorbing hi-altitude desert region. High mountain passes,
towering barren mountain ridges, deep river valleys with yawning
canyons, vast sweeping plateaux sustaining incredibly beautiful
wild flowers co -existing with the normal shrub and remarkable
wind sculpted rock hills make this a trekkers paradise. It is
here in this captivating land that Golden Peak Adventures offers
you great treks and adventures.
GP 1: Likir 3500m / 11,480ft - Temisgam 3200m
/ 10,500ft: 3 Days
A two hour drive gets us to Likir on the Leh - Srinagar Highway
situated on the banks of the Likir Tokpo.
The trail goes through stunning moonscape, valleys and sparkling
streams and crosses two passes affording excellent views of the Zanskar
ranges. The trek ends at Temisgam a prosperous village with green
fields and white washed houses.
GP 2: Likir 3500m / 11,480ft - Khaltse: 6 Days
This small village on the Leh - Srinagar highway is basically
an extension of the Likir- Temisgam trek with the same mesmerising
GP 3: Lamayuru 3450m / 11.320ft to Alchi 3150m
/ 10,340ft over Tar La pass: 5 - 6 Days
124 Kms. west of Leh on the Leh Srinagar highway stands the dramatically
located Lamayuru monastery. The trail goes along a stream below
this awesome Gompa to Wanla village from where it continues over
the Prinkiti La at 3700m / 12,410ft and the 5200m / 17,060 ft
high Tar La. Excellent views and quaint villages on the route.
GP 4: Sabu - Khalsar in Nubra Valley: 7 Days
It's a 3 hour walk to Sabu village with its stately poplar trees.
From here the trail heads uphill and crossing a sturdy bridge
goes through lush pastures and then beside a sparkling stream.
The Digar La at 5250m / 17,220ft has to be crossed before emerging
into the picturesque Nubra Valley. An extremely scenic trail giving
you views of towering snow clad mountains, vast plateaus and the
Shyok river valley.
GP 5: Stok - Martselang: 5 Days
This enchanting trail heads south east from Stok and goes over
the Shang La at 4950m / 16,236ft and along the periphery
of the Markha valley towards the charming village of Martselang
close to the main Manali - Leh highway and the small hamlet of
GP 6: Spituk 3200m / 10,500ft to Stok: 3 - 4
This trail by passes the track to the popular Stok Kangri peak
and traverses arid terrain and a few streams and crossing the
Stok La 4800m / 15,750ft heads down to Rumbak village and then
finally to the Spituk village and its famous monastery. Scenic
trail with good views all around of the Ladakh ranges.
GP 7: Markha Valley Trek: 8 - 10 Days
The trail starts from Spituk village and heads towards the Markha
village through some of the most scenic areas in Ladakh. A portion
of the Hemis High Altitude National Park [4400 Sq.Kms] falls within
this route and you are likely to spot Bharal or Blue Sheep and
colourful birdlife and certainly the hyperactive marmots. Two
passes over 4800m / 15,750ft are crossed besides a few stream
and rivers forded as the trail offers you spectacular views of
valleys and towering snow clad mountain peaks.
GP 8: Markha Valley - Stok Kangri Expedition:
The Stok Kangri a relatively easy mountain peak climb towers at
6250m / 20,506ft and is ideal for the amateur mountaineer and
the seasoned trekker. Ice axes and crampons are essentials on
this expedition. The trail winds through quaint villages giving
you glimpses of the simple Ladakhi lifestyle. A few streams have
to be crossed on this trail before you reach the base camp and
start the attempt of this glorious peak.
GP 9: Lamayuru - Shang: 12 Days
This trans Ladakh trail starts from Lamayuru and winding through
river valleys, gorges and pastures lies sandwiched between the
Stok and Ladakh mountain ranges. Going from west to east, the
trail affords views of mountain peaks and picturesque villages.
The trail finally ends at Shang Sumdo with its typical farmhouses
and gurgling irrigation channels flowing through a green inviting
meadow. From here Karu on the main highway is a mere 8 Kms.
GP 10: Lamayuru - Darcha: 21 Days
This trail goes through an awesome landscape and involves the
crossing of 7 mountain passes and walking through deep river valleys
and meadows besides craggy mountain slopes. This is one of the
popular trails and gives you interesting views of the typical
Zanskari villages and way of life. This trek after crossing the
Shingo La at 5100m / 16,278ft emerges into the Lahaul valley of
Himachal Pradesh from where its day's drive to the popular hill
resort of Manali.
GP 11: Lamayuru - Padum: 11 Days
This is the first part of the Lamayuru Trek to Darcha with 6 passes
to be crossed before you reach Padum. Close by is also the spectacularly
located Phuktal monastery within an enormous cave. Excellent views
of the Zanskar ranges.
GP 12: Nubra Valley [Sabu > Nubra > Phyang]
This fascinating trek through the arid region of Leh into the
fertile Shyok and Nubra valleys further north gives you insights
into two different landscapes. Far to the north you can see the
spread of the gigantic Karakorum mountain ranges glistening in
the sun, while before you the green patches of the Nubra villages
come as welcome relief in an otherwise stark and barren land.
This is a circular trek over the Digar La and then back to Phyang
near Leh by crossing the Lasirmou La.
GP 13: Lato - Tso Moriri Lake 13 - 15 Days
This trail goes through the pasture regions of Rupshu valley and
the periphery of the Changthang plateau to emerge on the shores
of the beautiful Tso Moriri lake ringed by rolling golden brown
hills. The cobalt blue lake 65 Kms in circumference is one of
the largest water bodies in the Rupshu region.
GP 14: Rumtse - Tso Moriri Lake 8 - 9 Days
This equally scenic trail through stark yet beautiful mountains
skirts the brackish Tso Kar lake and then heads on to the larger
Tso Moriri lake. Each day of the trail offers you enthralling
views of the surrounding landscape including the sweeping shrub
carpeted Changthang plateau home to a number of wild life species
including the Tibetan Wild Ass (Kyang), Tibetan Wolf, colonies
of marmots and picas, and the ingenious snow leopard. It is here
also where the nomadic Changpa tribe wander grazing their flocks
of Chigu goats.
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