Lamayuru to Chilling trek

list of treks


Duration: 5 days
Difficulty: level 4
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






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.

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