Padum To Leh Via Cha Cha La- Rubrang La & Markha Valley - 07 Days

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Trekking in Padum or Padam, the capital of Zanskar region, opens up several outlying villages and monasteries, which form the nucleus of the region. This hard but very rewarding trek takes one from Padum to Zangla. As on the Padum- Lamayuru Trek and is only recommended for the second half of August because from Zangla to Markha many crossings have to be made over large rivers.

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  1. Padum To Zangla (Average walking time 7 hours) There is a choice of routes to Zangla. The first is to go via Karsha monastery, and then continue down the true left side of the Zanskar valley to Pishu village, where one crosses the bridge to Zangla. The alternative route is to cross the bridge over the Tsarap River at Padum, and then continue down the true right side of the Zanskar valley via the village of Stongde (also spelt as Stongdey).
  2. Zangla To Cha Cha Base (Average walking time 3 hours)
  3. Cha Cha La Base To Camp (Average walking time 6 hours)
  4. Camp To Tilat Sumdo (Average walking time 6 hours)
  5. Tilat Sumdo To Base Of Rubrang La (Average walking time 5 to 6 hours )
  6. Rubrang La Base To Markha (Average walking time 6 hours)
  7. Markha To Leh (Average walking time 6 hours)

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Hi Babu,
It wasn´t the first or the second trip - It was the third (-: And for sure, a pleasure to meet you guys again. The trip, as the last two times, was pretty amazing and an experience that i wouldn´t miss. I will not talk about your professional acting in guiding and explaining for us guys - i would like to thank you for an adventure, for memories i will never forget, for an amusing time with the porters and guides and for a lot of nice pics to show my friends. It was a great time also for my travelmates - thats for sure (-: But there is no need for worries - we will see us next year again. Thank you again Regards
Hagen, Nico & Christof
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Dear all,
"On behalf of my own (Maciej Jurczyk) and my son (Mateusz Jurczyk) I would like to thank You for providing and organising a magnificant trekking journey. The adventure provided a lot of expreriences and positive emotions. We were able to experience new culture, new cousine as well as marvellous landscapes and views. Thanks to our lovely and professional guides (Ram and Mile) we felt safe and comfortable and were able to discover the Nepalese culture. They were very helpful and always there for us to help. We will definately recommend those two guides to all our friends who will decide to visit Nepal in the future." Thank you once again. Best regards
Maciej Jurczyk
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