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Padum To Lamayuru Trekking
We will suggest our clients do the trek from Padum to Lamayuru rather going from Lamayuru to Padum, why? Because the other way round is much better option for acclimatization, as if you start from Lamayuru you have to go through big passes every day, and if you start from Padum, you will drive for 2-3 days via Kargil. When you start the trek first 3-4 days are without any high pass, which is ideal for acclimatization. While driving from Leh to Padum you will go through the most fascinating places of Ladakh & Zanskar, like Basgo, Likir, Alchi, Rizong, Lamayuru, Mulbek, Suru Valley, glimpse of Nun peak 7077m Rangdum, Sani, karsha, & Stongde.

Padum To Lamayuru 13 Days
Cost: Cost: 820 Euros/Person for a private trek of 2-3 Pax
Cost: 720 Euros/Person for a group of 4-8 Pax
Size of group: Min 2 & Max 8
Highest Point: Singela Pass 5000mts
Grade: Challenging

What’s included in the price:
Transportation both ways (to the starting point and coming back from the finishing point by Jeep)
Tents
Mattresses
Pack Horses
Food
Guide
Cook
Helpers
Cooking gears
Wildlife fees
Camping fees
And inner line permission where ever it’s needed.

Trekking Menu:
Our cooks are careful to prepare your meals with your enjoyment in mind. Typically these plentiful meals will be primarily vegetarian in nature with some meat or protein in the form of canned fish or tofu. This is typical of the Ladakhi diet in general.
Our cooks are encouraged to use hand sanitizers such as alcohol based gels prior to food preparation. You are encouraged to do the same.
Dishes are typically stainless steel bowls and pans and are cleaned after meals with scrub pads and soap.
Our staff will provide rehydrating liquids in large quantities throughout your trek. Take advantage of tea, coffee, juice boxes and water whenever you can.
At altitude it is typical not to feel much hunger or thirst. Make sure you stay adequately fed and drink plenty of fluids, both at meals and along the trail. During the summer, heat can be a real factor requiring significant intake of liquids while you trek. Carry 2 liters of water with you.

MENU
Breakfast :
Porridge, Cornflakes, Muesli, Bread, Apricot Jam, Honey, Butter, Peanut Butter, Cheese,
Pan-Cake, Omelet, Tea and Coffee.
Lunch :
(You will have Pack-Lunch while trekking)
Sandwiches, Boiled Eggs, Boiled Potatoes, Fruit Juice, Energy Bars/Chocolate Bars, Biscuits, and Peanut Candies.
Tea Time :
You will have Instant Noodles Tea & Coffee with Biscuits, Snacks, and Cookies when you end the days trek.
Dinner :
Soup, Rice, Curry (Veg. Mushroom, Paneer, & Dal) Noodles (Thukpa & Chowmien) Veg Momos, Tuna Momos, Spring Rolls, and for Deserts Custards, and Fruits
Cocktail :
Please Note: All of the above items are served different on different days, and the items are subjected to the availability in the market. Drinking Water :
Being a local and an Eco friendly organization we encourage you to kindly use boiled water instead of plastic bottled mineral water coz that will help us to keep the trekking routes/environment clean For the first day we will provide two liters of pressure boiled water, and from 1st evening of the trek our staff will supply boiled water, the source would be either glacier or Spring and the supply will continue till the end of the trek.   

Padum To Lamayuru Trek 13 Days

Day 1: Leh to Mulbek (3600m) 6 hrs. On the way to Mulbek by jeep visit to , Likir, and Rizong monasteries.

Day 2: to Rangdum via Suru Valley & Kargil 7-8 hrs Kargil is the nearest village to Nun Kun in the Suru valley, amazing landscape we will have lunch at Parkachik and continue till Rangdum.

Day 3: Rangdum to Padum via Sani Gompa. 3-4 hrs ultimately we will drive to Sani before reaching Padum the capital of Zanskar.

Day 4: Padum to Zangla by jeep via Karsha & Stongde.Now almost all of the villages close to Padum are being connected by motorable roads, since it’s not fun to trek along the jeep road thus we have customized the program with cultural plus sightseeing by jeep in Zanskar, in this manner you will not only cover all important places around Zangla and Padaum, but also you can skip the boring trek along the jeep road.) Overnight in tents/Homestay at Zangla .

Day 5: Zangla to Hanumil (Trek) Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Hanumil (3960 M) by covering approx. 18 kms in5 hrs

Day 6: Hanumil - Purfi La - Snertse (Trek) start trekking to reach Snertse (3745 M/15 kms). After crossing a steep and difficult climb to the pass, Purfila (3900 M).

Day 7: Trek Snertse to Lingshed (12,464 ft/3,800 m) over Hanuma La - 9 hours: A tiring day, which involves a long gradual ascent, through a gorge, past a sheepfold, towards Hanuma La (15,420 ft/4,700 m). The views from the top are breathtaking.

Day 8: Lingshet - Foot of Shingla start trekking to the base of Singla, 6 - 7 hrs approx. Dinner & overnight in camp.

Day 9: Foot of Shingela - Shingela - Photoksar (Trek) Early morning after breakfast start climb up the Shingela Pass (5230 M) which takes about 2 hours. Shingela means the lion's pass which is also the highest pass on this trek.

Day 10: Photoksar - Sirsir La – Hanupatta (Trek) Trekking (6-7 hours approx.) to reach Hanupatta (3770 M) after crossing Sirsir La (4230 M). The climb to the pass is steep but the descent is gentle.

Day 11: Hanupatta - Wanla or Shila (Trek) Morning after breakfast start trekking (6-7 hours approx.) to reach Wanla (3645 M). Wanla is a small town with its Maroon and white Monastery Perched above the town on a knife edged ridge.

Day 12: Wanla - Lamayuru - Saspol (Trek/Jeep) Morning after breakfast start trekking (4-5 hours approx.) to reach Lamayuru (3510 M). Lamayuru Gompa is one of the most impressive and well maintained monasteries in Ladakh.

Day 13: Saspol - Leh (Jeep) Morning after breakfast visit Alchi Gompa. Return to camp for lunch.(62 kms) Drive back to leh.


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A Typical Day of Trekking

Our typical day of trekking is based on an average level of client physical fitness coupled with the nature of our weather and terrain. This could include very warm days during summer, high passes, and the need to move between campsites which ensure adequate grazing for the ponies.

06:00 Bed tea is served to your tent. A great way to warm up before packing up your gear.

06:30 Hot water is provided for your morning wash.

07:00 Breakfast is served

08:00 Your personal packing is complete and your trail lunch is available to place in your day pack. Your guide will go over the day’s travel plans highlighting those areas along the route you will want to visit.

08:15 Off on the trail with your guide, or with instructions as to the route and where he will meet you if he needs to assist with pony packing (dependant on party size).

12:00 Lunch along the route, often in a meadow or beside a stream. A typical lunch might consist of a sandwich, juice box, cheese, boiled egg, boiled potato, apple, cookies or chocolate bar.

17:00 In camp with a pot of tea after a great day of sights and trekking. The tent is up and you are making notes in your journal and taking photos of the picturesque landscape.

18:30 Supper is served. Time for more tea and, perhaps, an early bed.

Expect to have rather lengthy days of travel with plenty of time to take photos and look at the scenery, visit tea tents or local villages as you pass through. You will have plenty of time in camp each evening to meet with other travelers, compare notes, read a bit, take photographs or visit surrounding villages or sites either before or after your supper is served.
By starting early you will have made substantial progress in the cooler part of the day, and will be able to take your time ascending the passes which can be up to 17,000 feet (5,180 M) on some routes, arriving at your next camp with some reserves of energy for the evening.












 Martin Gabrian Recommends
My name is Martin Gabarain, i am from Spain. I have been several times in the Himalayas and Tibet; Nepal, Bhutan....and on the last two years i have visited Ladakh, with my family and friends.I have a certain experience with treks and staff and i can assert that Dreamladakh (Dreamland Trek and Tour) is a very good agency and is able to deal very well with all kind of difficulties that can arise on a trek. We first did a trek trough Zanskar and all the material was exellent, the guide very kind and taking care of everithing, and so it was the rest of the crew and the cook. This year we stayed in Ladakh and allthough the inconveniences created by the terrible flood that parcialy assolated the country, they were able to offer us a pleasant stay. I can recomend this agency to my friends and i am sure that they will be also satisfied. 
Client Name: Martin Gabrian : November 22, 2010
s.marcial35@euskalnet.net 

A comfortable yet unique journey
Our stay in Ladakh was a unique experience. I enjoyed the pleasant mix of culture and nature; while walking to secluded and age old Tibetan monastery’s, I often was amazed at the extraordinary scenery. For me, hiking is the best way to get acquainted with a foreign culture. This acquaintance was made even more agreeable because of the good care and reliability of Dreamland Trek & Tour. No worries during this comfortable journey, just walking, experiencing and, in the evening, enjoying a delicious meal, carefully prepared by the accompanying staff.
Client Name: Laura Blanco November 29, 2010
laurablancoc@gmail.com

 Liesbeth recommends  
Our Dreamland experience was certainly a very positive one, mainly due to two things. First of all: the tour. Ladakh is probably one of the most beautiful areas on earth and more and more people are discovering this. Nonetheless we didn't see a single other tourist during our five-day trip. What we did get to see was some incredible scenery, wildlife and a sense of authentic village life. The second thing that made the tour great was the team accompanying us: the assistance of our guide, the delicious food, the wake-up tea in the morning and the sense of home-coming when seeing our small blue tents on our arrival every evening. Thanks for the beautiful memories!
Client Name: Liesbeth December 29, 2010




Important Questions :
How long does it take to get acclimatize?
Abruptly going to a height of 3500 m, one naturally feels a difference. Your body reacts and behaves differently in rarified air at high altitude. What you need to do is just take it easy and give some time to your body to adjust in to less oxygen (hypoxia) by a slow physiological process called Acclimatization. Time taken for acclimatization varies from person to person; usually you nee atleast 2-3 days in order get well acclimatized and you need to take complete rest for the 1st day even if you are feeling fine. Drink plenty of fluids at least 3-4 litres. Diet should be high in carbohydrates, less oily and predominantly vegetarian. Avoid excess of alcohol and tobacco in any form.

Why are some treks more expensive than others?
If we have to organize a trek near Leh than it's less expensive for transportation and same is for the pack horses as we have to send them to the starting point. Even after finishing the trek we have to pay for the horses for reaching Leh. That's why there are different rates for different trek routes.

Who carries the things/gears and food during the trek?
In Ladakh normally you have to trek around the height of 4000mts and the passes are around 5000mts so its very difficult to carry heavy loads at this height, that's why we provide pack horses/ponies they will carry everything, trekkers will have to carry only the pack lunch, water, camera, note book, and some delicate things which they don't want keep with the horses.

What we do with the garbage that are produced during the trek?
We are very keen to keep Ladakh clean, that's why we strictly instruct our staff to bring back all the garbages produced during the trek.

What about the temperature (maximum and minimum) during the trekking season?
The average temperatures in the trekking routes during the trekking season are as under:
May................. (Max 15*C & Min -3*C)
June................ (Max 25*C & Min 6*C)
July................. (Max 30*C & Min 10*C)
August ............ (Max 27*C & Min 8*C)
September...... (Max 15*C & Min -2*C)
October........... (Max 8*C & Min -8*C)

How we look after your health while trekking?
Our guides are careful to prepare your meals with your enjoyment in mind. Typically these plentiful meals will be primarily vegetarian in nature with some meat or protein in the form of canned fish or tofu. This is typical of the Ladakhi diet in general. Our guides are encouraged to use hand sanitizers such as alcohol based gels prior to food preparation. You are encouraged to do the same. Dishes are typically stainless steel bowls and pans and are cleaned after meals with scrub pads and soap. Our staff will provide rehydrating liquids in large quantities throughout your trek. Take advantage of tea, coffee, juice and water whenever you can. At altitude it is natural not to feel much hunger or thirst. Make sure you stay adequately fed and drank plenty of fluids both at meals and along the trail. During summer, heat can be a real factor requiring significant intake of liquids while you trek. So always carry 2 liters of water with you.
Our guides will make every effort to pace your day so you are not pushed to your physical limits. This means you will be getting up and away in good time so your day will allow a consistent but moderate pace.
If you have any pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma or other chronic illness it would be wise to let Dreamland Trek and Tour know of this condition prior to leaving Leh. This way your guide will understand that you have medication along with you should someone other than yourself have to administer the drugs.
Preparation for altitude during the trek is vital. Acclimatize in Leh prior to departure on your trek. Take at least 4 days doing tours or other easy to moderate physical activity prior to beginning your trek. If possible start low and go slowly for the first few days of your trek. Some routes will not allow this, so acclimatization is even more important in these cases.
Prior to your trek meet with your doctor and discuss your overall physical condition and your doctor's recommendation for high altitude medication. You may also wish to discuss treatment and medication for traveler's diarrhea as you experience new foods and bacterial environments.
With these simple ideas in mind, your trekking experience will be most enjoyable for you and other travelers along the way.

What do we do if someone is sick or injured during the trek?
During the trek our guides will make every effort to pace your day so you are not pushed to your physical limits. This means you will be getting up and away in good time so your day will allow a consistent but moderate pace. And in case it hits a member of the tour then our assistant guide will immediately bring him/her down asap. He will use the ponies to ride for the sick person in the mean time he will inform us through a satellite phone (now we have satellite phone in almost every remote villages of Ladakh) and we will soon send a jeep to bring her/him to the hospital in Leh.

Rescue in Emergency:
In case if someone is critically sick or injured and requires helicopter evacuation, this can be done with the cooperation of JK Tourism Department & Indian Airforce as long as you have the insurance to cover this so it would be useful to let us know which insurance.

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