Lamayuru to Chilling trek

list of treks

 

Duration: 5 days
Difficulty: level 3
Distance: 63 km
Max elevation: 4948m
Elevation gain / loss: +3131m / -3305m

 

This trek takes you through beautiful rural villages surrounded by green barley fields, apricot trees and high mountains. The trek crosses three passes from where you will have amazing views of the Stok and Karakoram ranges.

 

 

 

Lamayuru to Chilling trek map

 

 

Lamayuru to Chilling trek elevation profile, altitude gain loss

 

 

Lamayuru to Chilling trek in Ladakh

 

 

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Lamayuru - Prinkti La - Wanla

 

Time: 3-4 hrs
Distance: 9.1 km
Elevation gain / loss: +369m / -592m

 

- visit the Lamayuru monastery which is built on a hill right above the village
- cross the Prinkti La pass, walk through Shilla village and reach the village of Wanla
- homestay can be arranged in Wanla

 

 

Lamayuru - Prinkti La - Wanla

 

 

Day 2: Wanla - Hinju

 

Time: 6 hrs
Distance: 16.5 km
Elevation gain / loss: +639m / -0m

 

- keep to the trail along the river bank and pass through villages amidst green fields
- homestay is available in Hinju

 

 

Wanla - Hinju

 

 

Day 3: Hinju - Kongskil La - Sumda Doksa

 

Time: 6-7 hrs
Distance: 11.4 km
Elevation gain / loss: +1163m / -526m

 

- cross the Kongskil La, the highest pass on this trek offering spectacular views of Karakoram and Stok mountains
- walk down to Sumda Doksa

 

 

Hinju - Kongskil La - Sumda Doksa

 

 

Day 4: Sumda Doksa - Base of Dung Dung Chan La

 

Time: 6-7 hrs
Distance: 15.8 km
Elevation gain / loss: +785m / -779m

 

- after a short distance walk from Sumda Doksa, you will pass through the village of Sumda Chenmo
- the trail starts ascending to the base of Dung Dung Chan La

 

 

Sumda Doksa - Base of Dung Dung Chan La

 

 

Day 5: Base of Dung Dung Chan La - Dung Dung Chan La - Chilling

 

Time: 3-4 hrs
Distance: 10.3 km
Elevation gain / loss: +175m / -1413m

 

- climb to the Dung Dung Chan La pass from where you will see Zanskar
- there is a long descent to Chilling, a village known for its skilled silversmiths

 

 

Base of Dung Dung Chan La - Dung Dung Chan La - Chilling

 

 

Getting to / from the trek

 

- it takes 3 hours to drive from Leh to Lamayuru (115 km)
- it takes one hour and a half to drive from Chilling to Leh (60 km)

 

It is worth taking some extra time to stop and visit the highlights in the area, check the Indus valley tour to Lamayuru for more details.

 

 

All the itineraries can be customized to suit your own special interests, preferences and abilities. Please contact us for more information.