Padam to Manali over Umasi La

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Day 1 & 2 : Reaching Sirinagar from Delhi

Day 3: Camp at Sonmarg for acclimatization.

Day 4 : Reaching Padam from Sirinagar / Leh

Day 5 : Padum-Zongkul Monastery: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> High above the valley floor is situated Zongkul monastery of 11 century at 3750m.

Day 6: Zongkul-Base of Umasi La: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> 4400m high Umasi La base is gradual ascending from monastery.

Day 7 : Umasi La Base -High Camp: Walking Time 7 hrs.> Ascending glacial valley, no creavasses and distance can be covered in 1 hr. to Umasi La 5340m. Route is marked by cairns and flags. Last 100m is steep snoe and ice section. Pass is a small gap in the cliffs. This pass is regularly crossed by monks and they have worked hard to point route in such a high road !

Day 8 : High Camp-Suncham: Walking Time 8 hrs.> The snowfield you were last night is creavassed area, so have to be carefull, steep 300 m descending to glacier floor.Walking is easier.Suncham 3250m is gradual descending and requires bit patience.

Day 9 : Sunchem-Marchel: Walking Time 3 hrs.> Trail leads through several villages, Marchel 2790m support Budhist monastries.

Day 10 : Marchel-Atholi/Gularbagh: Walking Time 8 hrs.> Gradual descending to Shashut 2600m.Atholi 2250m is famous place in the region.

Day 11: Atholi-Shoal: Walking Time 2-3 hrs.> Shoal 2400 is bit grdual ascending and descending.

Day 12 : Shoal-Istahari: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> Steep ascent of 500m, at 2820m Istahari is last main village in J& K state.

Day 13 : Istihari-Kilar: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> Long descending to Shophu Nullah, and village of Kilar 2750m is now well connected with jeeps and buses.

Day 14: Reaching Manali

Day15 : Reaching Delhi/Chandigarh.

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