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Brokpa Adventure Tours

Phirsa La Trek



Total No. of Days : 12 Days
Trip Gradient : Advanced
Altitude : 5435m
Season : June to Sep
Region : Lahaul - Zansker

Things to carry

► Backpack 35 - 40 Ltrs
► Hiking pants / trousers and shirts
► Good walking / hiking shoes
► Flash light with extra batteries
► Sungalesses (optional)
► Suntan lotion and toiletries
► Camera (optional)
► Warm Jacket / Pullover
► Water Bottle
► Warm Gloves
► Warm Socks
► Raincoat
► Prescribed medication if any


Day 01 : Kalang Sarai-Debni, 16kms
At Kalang leave the bridge on the fight. Continue along the right bank of Lingti Chhu. The route continues over the plain into the valley, then gradually uphill towards the Phirtse La. The valley is sandy. After fording some side streams and up and down walking you reach Debni. Choose campsite on the basis of available water.
Day 02 : Debni-Chhumik Marpo, 18 kms
Cross four canyons and ford the river. After the plateau the valley narrows and the track is along mountainside. Cross Kamirup and Trukker rivers to camp foot of the pass.
Day 03 : Chhumik Marpo-Western slope camp, 18 kms On foot
It is difficult to find the trail. Once in the grassy patch, will locate it without mistake. Fine walk over Phirtse-La, 5435 m Climb down is steep. At the end of the slope, continue on the path that leads to the river. Go over to the left bank and camp in the wide open area some 50 m above the river.
Day 04 : Camp-Tanze, 16 kms
The path leads away from this river. The gorges make going difficult for animals. Another minor pass is crossed to reach the first inhabited village in the Zangskar valley since Darcha.
Also refer Keylong to Padum Over Shingu La..
Day 05 : Kargyak-Teta, 16 kms
Follow the right bank for 2 hrs to reach table. Another half hour's walk brings you to a small village Tanze. A short distance from Tanze, cross the bridge to follow the left bank. Before village Karu, once again there is some climb but beyond Karu an excellent path gently leads to the beautiful village of Teta.
Teta was the seat of Teta Thakur during the reign of Zangskar king. There is a ruin of a fort believed to be of the king of Zangskar.
Day 06 : Teta-Purne, 9 kms
Follow the left bank. Pass village Jal followed by steep descent towards a bridge which you cross to reach Purne. Leave horses in Purne and climb into the splendid gorges of Tsarap river. About 2 hrs. trekking brings you to a ledge which leads to the small plateau on which the famous Phulktul monastery is built. This gompa is "like a honey comb. The gompa belongs to the Gelukpas, the yellow hats.
Day 07 : Purne-Ichar, 16 kms
From Purne go back down, cross the bridge and follow the left bank. The trail over hangs Tsarap and is hard going. Leave behind the villages of Cha, Kaydang, Hamuni and Surle. Then cross a big bridge to reach Ichar. Way to Ichar is difficult for trekkers and horses. Good campsite.
Day 08 : Ichar-Mune, 18 kms
Gradually climb to a major tributary. Descent down to Reru. From Reru the trail becomes rich in flowers upto Mune. Camp opposite Mune gompa. One trek from this village leads to Pangi valley in Chamba.
Day 09 : Mune-Padum, 14 kms
From the gompa climb down a steep incline to the main track. Two hrs. trek brings you to Bardan gompa a kagyud-pa gompa famous for its 180 cm high mani prayer wheel. From this place a dusty motorable road leads to Padum (3650 m)
Bardan gompa was founded by Shabdru, who also founded Hemis gompa in Ladakh and later went to Bhutan. Padum is the administrative headquarters of Zangskar. Palace of the king of Zangskar is in ruins destroyed by the Dogras
Day 10 : Padum sight seeing
Half day sight seeing of Padum and rest.
Day 11 : Padum to Kargil or Mulbek 240 km 8/9 hrs
Early Morning start to Kargil over the Pinza La over night stay at hotel or guest house
Day 12 : Kargil to Leh
After breakfast we visit to Mulbek Monastery and proceed to Leh on the way visit to Lama Yuru Monastery and Alchi. Night at Hotel
Cost Includes :-
► Freshly cooked delicious multi-cuisine breakfast, lunch and dinner
► First aid medical kits
► Qualified and experienced trip leader, well-informed guide and support staff
► All accommodation during the trek

Cost Excludes :-
► Anything that is not mentioned in the Inclusions section
► Transportation to raech Manali & leave Manali
► Any Deviation or detou
► Trekking Poles, Jackets, Boots etc.

For more details about the Brokpa Adventure Tours
Call : +91 94181 65176
Email : brokpatours@gmail.com