Bodhkharbu to Kartse Khar

Trip Duration: 12 days
Best Time: May to September
Grade: Moderate Trek

Trip Cost

950 Euro

Itinerary at a glance

Day 1: Leh - Bhodkharbu (6 hrs) Drive from Leh

Day 2: Bhodkharbu to Kharbu Do ( 3 hrs) Easy trek to the next camp site at Kharbo Do

Day 3: Kharbu Do - Whado (6 hrs) Trek uphill gradually towards a pass called Namki La or Kharbu La. The scenery from the pass is beautiful. From the top, walk around 1 hr down hill. Camp near a river bank and fish pond at Whado.

Day 4: Whado - Serzing (5 hrs) Continue trekking till Shargola. take a quick break and reach Serzing village in about one hour. Stay overnight.

Day 5: Serzing - Urgyanzong (6 hrs) Stay at Urgyanzong overnight

Day 6: Urgyanzong - Serzing There are 3 treks back to Serzing. Stay at Serzing.

Day 7: Serzing - Chomo Shukpa (4 hrs) Chomo Shukpa is a sacred place of Fokar Lha or deity. Here you find Juniper trees. Camp is located on the left side of the village.

Day 8: Chomo Shukpa - Sapi (6 hrs) In this route you pass the highest pass in this village. Visit Sapi monastery and stay over at Sapi village.

Day 9: Sapi - Sapi Lake (5 hrs) You can reach the lake in one day and  camp overnight .

Day 10: Sapi Lake - Sapi Camping.

Day 11: Sapi - Khartse Khar From Sapi you trek for 5 hours and reach Kartse Khar where you will visit the famous statue of Maitreya on a huge rock. Kargil can be reached by car in 2 hours.

Day 12. Drive back to leh on the way visit Lamyuru, Alchi and Liker Monastries.


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