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21-day Zanskar traverse in India

Follow Hervé, an IFMGA-certified guide, on this 21-day traverse through the Zanskar region in northern India and discover the highlights of the unique Buddhist culture.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration21 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


This 21-day private Zanskar traverse in India allows participants to visit some of the main cultural points in Delhi and northern India. And on this trip, I would like to invite you on a unique experience walking around these wonderful places.

Zanskar is a little region in India located in the state of Jammu and Cachemira, in the northern area of the country. It is in this region where we will spending a lot of time during the trip.

On this tour, we’ll visit several different monasteries from the area. Also, on the different treks included on this trip, participants will have the chance to admire the most wonderful landscapes while walking through the amazing mountain passes of Zanskar. The views you will get to enjoy are truly unforgettable, and a treat for anybody.

For a more detailed information, take a look at the itinerary below. However, the itinerary can be altered. Hence providing participants with the possibility to arrange different visits and treks that they would like to enjoy.

This a sustained traverse. As a result, participants should be able to walk between 6 and 8 hours per day at an altitude of 4000 meters. It is also a requirement for this tour to have a very good physical condition.

Do you want to spend 3 weeks discovering the richness of the Buddhist culture? Do not hesitate and send me your request to book this traverse in India. I can assure you it will be a fantastic experience!

Would you like to explore another gorgeous part of India? If so, come and join me on this 3 week hiking expedition in the Ladakh region. Also located in the north of country, it is a fantastic area, full of beauty and culture.

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Day 1 to 2: Arrival

Flight to Leh through Delhi. Accommodation in a hotel.

Day 3 to 4: Leh

Acclimatization day. We’ll visit several monasteries in Leh and spend the night in a hotel.

Day 5 to 7: Padum

We’ll transfer you to Padum, the capital of Zanskar. We’ll visit the villages of Kargil and Rangdum, the Lamayuru monastery and the Rangdum Gompa.

Day 8 to 17: Lamayuru

During these days, we’ll reach Lamayuru after crossing the Zanskar mountain passes. We’ll enjoy a rest day in Photoksar. We’ll spend the nights in tents. Afterwards, we’ll transfer you to Leh and spend the night in a hotel.

Day 18 to 20: Delhi - Taj Mahal

We’ll fly to Delhi and visit Old Delhi. During these days, we’ll go to the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Day 21: Departure

Departure and flight back.

About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide
I come from Marseille and I found my passion for mountaineering very early, climbing Les Calanques, some mountains in the Verdon region and in the Alps. I got my IFMGA (mountain guide) certificate in 1983 and my ski instructor license in 1985.
I brought my clients on many summits of the Alps and went abroad to discover the world. I went skiing, climbing, mountaineering… in Morocco, Norway, Algeria (Hoggar), Yosemite (El Capitan) and Nepal. I discovered this passion for travelling and started to organize my first trips with my clients. In the late 80’, I went to the Annapurna Sanctuary and I did several ascents in Peru (Pisco, Yanapatcha and Huascaran). In the 90’, I did several trips in Nepal (Helambu, Langtang…).
I then kept on and further explored the world with my clients: Rolwaling traverse (Perchamo, Mera Peak Mingbo La), the summits of Yala Peak and the Yana Kanga, Patagonia (in Argentina), Manaslu tour in Nepal, Meso Kanto La, Mustang, Atacama desert in chili and many others.
I like bringing my clients mountaineering in summer and ski touring / heliskiing in winter.
Get in touch with me and let's discuss about your next guiding tour !

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