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32°55'05.2"N 77°07'01.6"E

Shingo La Trek

Shingo La is a mountain pass in India, on the border between Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh.The pass is on a long-distance footpath linking Zanskar and Lahaul, used often by locals and trekkers alike.
  • Ladakh
  • 17 Days
  • >100 KM
  • 16,703 FT
  • Difficult
  • ₹ 110000
    $ 1500*
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    The price is for a group of 10 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-indians.

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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    June-Sept

  • Base Camp

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    Manali, India

  • Pickup Point

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    Wrong Direction Hostel, Manali

  • Minimum Age

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    For this trek, we only allow children above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this high altitude trek.

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Highlights

  • You will learn to follow different trails to reach your destination.

  • You will cross the glacial streams.

  • Crossing rivers using a pulley.

Overview

Shingo La Trek is a very popular trek that leads to Zanskar valley. This Zanskar trek will take you to many Zanskar villages and monasteries.

Shingo la is a pass in Ladakh between the border of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. The pass is built on a long-distance footpath that links Zanskar and Lahaul. We will be following the Tsarap river which will bring us directly to the heart of the valley. We will begin our trip from New Delhi and drive through the beautiful mountains of Kullu to Rohtang pass and then reach Darcha, from where our trip will begin.


When we will move north from Shingo La we will come across a very ancient village which contains very hardy inhabitants and has mesmerizing views which will surely charm you. On your way, you will find many isolated villages and various kinds of Buddhist monasteries through the trek. These experiences mixed with the difficulties of this trek makes it a that you will cherish for your life.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

You will have to reach Manali on this day and have to report at your stay for the night. You can explore Manali on this day.

Meals : Dinner Only
Accommodation : Hotel/ Hostel/ Homestay
Altitude : 6,730 ft.

From Manali we will be driving today to Darcha which is at a height of 10,826 ft. The drive will be for not more than 6-7 hours. Darcha goes through the Rohtang pass and into the Trans-Himalayan terrain of Lahaul Valley.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay/ Hotel
Time Taken : 7 hours
Altitude : 10,826 ft.
Distance : 150 km

Today after having a hearty breakfast we will be traveling to Palamo from Darcha which is at a height of 10,990 ft. Today we will be following trails to reach our destination. First, we will be following a small trail to reach Rarik and then we will follow a trail to our camp. This is the most beautiful part of Ladakh trekking as here you get to learn and experience different things and face new adventures at every point. We will be camping overnight in a camp.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 5 hours
Altitude : 10,990 ft.
Distance : 4 km

Today we will continue our trek with the same energy. We will cross a glacial stream and continue our trek towards Zanskar Sumdo following a fairly level trail. The fun part comes in when we will cross a river at Zanskar Sumdo by a river pulley. We will be camping across a river overnight.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 11,811 ft.
Distance : 5 km

Today we will be heading towards Chuminakpo which is at a height of 13287 ft. The total trek should not take us more than 6-7 hours. We will be climbing steeply for about 45 minutes in the beginning and we will be following a trail to Ramjiak (at a height of 14074 ft). We will continue our trek from Ramjiak by traversing through the slopes to reach Chuminakpo, this will be our base camp for Shingo La pass. We will be camping overnight at Chuminakpo.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 7 hours
Altitude : 13,287 ft.
Distance : 5 km

We will be starting early today for the trek. We will climb to the Shingo La pass following the steep slopes covered with snow. After arriving at the peak and clicking some photos we will begin with our descent. We will descend to Lakong Camp and camp there overnight.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 7 hours
Altitude : 14,665 ft. via 16,703 ft.
Distance : 7 km

Kargyak is at a height of 13287 ft. Today we will be following the path to the base of Gumburonjon, which is at a height of 19356 ft. Gumburonjon is a huge rock that is widely admired by the locals. On arriving at Kargyak we will be camping there for the night. Kargyak village is the first zanskari settlement.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 13,287 ft.
Distance : 4 km

Today we will be undertaking an easy trek. We will be following the trail passing Mani walls and Kuru village and down to camp below Testa village. We will be camping tonight at Testa.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 5 hours
Altitude : 12,959 ft.
Distance : 4 km

On our tenth day, we will continue down the river. We will be climbing gently and comfortably to Jal and will then be descending to a bridge that has to be crossed to reach Purne. This day will be a short one and thus, on reaching your destination you can rest for the day. We will be camping for the night at Purne.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 4 hours
Altitude : 12,139 ft.
Distance : 5 km

The trek for day 11 will be for around 6-7 hours. Excursion to Phuktal Gompa (12,631 ft), will be one of the most beautiful sights of the Zanskar Valley. We will also be visiting a monastery that dates back to the 12th century and is built in a small cave. After visiting the Phuktai Gompa we will be returning back to Purne.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 7 hours
Altitude : 12,631 ft.
Distance : 4 km

We will be crossing a river and will be continuing our walk for another 2 hrs towards Kaydang, a small village. Today we will be crossing the village of Surle and camp at Ichar which is a fortified village. Upon reaching we can rest for the day and retire for the night at our camp in Ichar.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 3 hours
Altitude : 11,976 ft.
Distance : 4 km

Our trek today will be for about 6-7 hours. We will be descending to the village of Raru and follow the path to Mune. We will be camping for the night at Mune.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 7 hours
Altitude : 12,303 ft.
Distance : 3.8 km

Today after having our breakfast we will be descending to the main trail from Mune monastery. After descending to the main trail we will reach Bardan monastery 2 hrs later. Our path to Padum will be dusty and rocky one. We will be camping in Padum.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 11,482 ft.
Distance : 4 km

Today will be a very long drive (12 hours), so one should be carrying all their supplies with them. We will reach Kargil around midnight and therefore will be staying in a hotel.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel/ Homestay
Time Taken : 12 hours
Distance : 250 km

We will be driving from Kargil to Leh today and this might take around 7-8 hours. After reaching Leh we can explore Leh a bit more. We will be staying overnight in Leh.

Meals : B, L
Accommodation : Hotel
Time Taken : 8 hours
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

This is a contingency day, just in case of bad weather conditions and any flight cancellations. You can stay and explore more around Leh if you wish to like it.

Accommodation : Hotel

We will be taking a flight from Leh to reach home and return to our home sweet home after saying our final goodbyes.

Accommodation : Not Included

How To Reach

The Pickup point will be Jagatsukh, Manali. We can arrange a cab for you from the bus station in Manali. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop will be at the Leh Airport after the trek.


By Air

To reach Hampta pass, the nearest airport is in Bhuntar which is 11km from Kullu and 52 km from Manali. You can take a taxi from Bhuntar to Manali which will cost approximately Rs, 1000/-. The airlines that you can take are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, Jagson Airlines operating flights from Delhi as well as Chandigarh. To reach Manali by air, you need to have a connecting flight via Delhi or Chandigarh. Delhi or Chandigarh is well connected to major airports across the country. You can check your flight in the following links: 1. https://www.google.com/flights, 2. https://www.makemytrip.com/flights/


By Road

To reach Hampta pass by road, you can take an overnight bus from Delhi to Manali or Chandigarh to Manali. Manali is well connected to cities by road. The roads are in good condition but there are sudden landslides in the monsoon season. The bus from Delhi to Manali can take up to 14 hours and from Chandigarh to Manali is 9 hours at least. Tickets are available online on Redbus.in, Goibibo.in or Hrtc.gov.in. You can pay online for the bus tickets. You should always take the Himsuta bus from HRTC as they are the most comfortable government buses on this route. You can also book private buses but sometimes sudden hiccups come with them. The last government bus leaves at 11:15 pm at night and starts from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.


By Train

We do not recommend you travel by train as the closest railway station, Jogindernagar is 5 hours away which you will again have to cover by bus or cab.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Transportation on the trek: Transportation from Manali to Darcha and Kargil to Leh is included in the package.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons, Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Food in Leh: Food in Leh is not included in the package. You can dine anywhere in Leh city,  we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Home city to Manali and Leh to Home city is not included in the package. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once.

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim.


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations:

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary.


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

Reviews

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I and my friends went to Markha Valley trek with Trekmunk and we all had a great time. Walking up and down the hill, coming across some beautiful sites was mesmerizing. Staying in tents was so much fun. And our guide had all the knowledge about the trek. Trekmunk is really good w ...

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