India

 
Spiti Valley High-level Route, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2008

Spiti Valley High-level Route, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2008

Distance :  90km approx. (not including sidetrips) Avg.Time :  4 days Start / Finish  : Ki Gompa – Dhankar Gompa Regular public transport is available to both monasteries from Kaza (the main town in Spiti Valley). Season :  June to early October Maps / Info : I used a sketch map of the area I […]

 
Padum-Serchu, Ladakh, India, 2008

Padum-Serchu, Ladakh, India, 2008

Distance :  123km approx. (including section from Padum to Mune) Avg.Time :  6 – 7 days Start / Finish : Padum or Reru – Sarchu As of July, 2008, there is a dirt road which runs from Padum through to Reru. This cuts off some 19km from the overall distance. It is possible to hire […]

 
Lamayuru-Padum, Ladakh, India, 2008

Lamayuru-Padum, Ladakh, India, 2008

Distance :  136km Avg.Time :  7 days Start / Finish : Lamayuru – Padum With recent road developments, it is now possible to start the trail in Honupatta, thus avoiding a road walk from Wanlah. This would shorten the hike by some 25km. Private transport to Honupatta can be arranged in Lamayuru. A similar story […]

 
Markha Valley, Ladakh, India, 2008

Markha Valley, Ladakh, India, 2008

Distance : 121km Avg.Time :  6 – 7 days Start / Finish : Hemis / Stok Regular mini buses from Leh service both trailheads. Hemis monastery is one of the most impressive in all of Ladakh. Not to be missed. Don’t be tempted to finish the hike in Zinchen, rather than Stok. The section between […]

 
Yuksom to Goecha La, Sikkim, India, 2008

Yuksom to Goecha La, Sikkim, India, 2008

Distance :  103km Avg.Time :   6 days Start / Finish : Yuksom Shared taxis run regularly from Gangtok to Yuksom. Along the way, look out for the ubiquitous road signs by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). There are some classics. Season : The monsoon season in Sikkim is between June and September. Best times for […]