Sky High Treks and Tours
|Kanji to Padum via Dipring (15 days)|
This trek passes through the remote western Zanskar region crossing five passes to finish at Padum in the magnificent upper Zanskar Valley. Starting at Kanji west of Lamayuru, the trail follows the valley ascending gradually to Kanji La (5150m) then descends to the Rangdum Valley and heads east up to Pikdong La (5020m) with stunning views of the Zanskar range and south to the Himalayan Range.
Descending to the village of Dipring, the trail follows a tributary of the Oma Valley to its headwaters at Skyerse La (4960m) before descending to the Lingshed Valley and traversing around to Hanamul La (4700m). The traverse continues skirting a massively deep gorge with sheer drops to the stream below before descending to a campsite at Nyertse.
A final steady ascent takes you to Parfi La (3900m) with magnificent views into the Zanskar Valley before descending gradually to a small settlement at Hanamur with easy camping under shady trees and a small shop for essential supplies.
From Hanamur it’s an easy and enjoyable trek through the upper Zanskar Valley to finish at Padum.