Rangdum to Lamayuru trek via Kanji La

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Duration: 7 days
Difficulty: level 3
Distance: 94 km
Max elevation: 5246m
Elevation gain / loss: +3724m / -4385m


This trek is perfect for those who want to get off the beaten path. The trek goes through isolated valleys and crosses 3 high altitude passes. During the last 2 days, the trail passes through charming villages tucked away in the mountains.




Rangdum to Lamayuru trek via Kanji La map



Rangdum to Lamayuru trek via Kanji La elevation profile, altitude gain loss



Rangdum to Lamayuru trek via Kanji La in Ladakh






Day 1: Rangdum - Junction


Time: 4-5 hrs
Distance: 13.2 km
Elevation gain / loss: +239m / -0m


- visit the monastery of Rangdum before starting the trek
- easy walk along the river, a few river crossings before reaching the junction



Rangdum - Junction of Kanji La and Pikdong La



Day 2: Junction - Kanji La - River Kong Nullah


Time: 6-7 hrs
Distance: 10.8 km
Elevation gain / loss: +977m / -966m


- follow the trail to the left of the gorge and climb gradually to the Kanji La
- there is a spectacular view of the Nun-Kun peaks from the pass



Junction - Kanji La - River Kong Nullah



Day 3: River Kong Nullah - Kanji


Time: 3-4 hrs
Distance: 12.5 km
Elevation gain / loss: +0m / -427m


- walk along the river, the scenery gets impressive with soaring rock walls and colourful mountains
- homestay can be arranged in Kanji



River Kong Nullah - Kanji



Day 4: Kanji - Yokma La - Shillakong


Time: 6-7 hrs
Distance: 11.8 km
Elevation gain / loss: +924m / -672m


- from Kanji, cross the bridge and follow the left bank of the river along a beautiful gorge
- cross the Yokma La and descend to Shillakong



Kanji - Yokma La - Shillakong



Day 5: Shillakong - Nyigutse La - Hanupatta


Time: 8-9 hrs
Distance: 18.9 km
Elevation gain / loss: +992m / -1382m


- steep climb to cross the Nyigutse La and follow the trail to the village of Hanupatta
- homestay is available in Hanupatta



Shillakong - Nyigutse La - Hanupatta



Day 6: Hanupatta - Wanla


Time: 5 hrs
Distance: 17.5 km
Elevation gain / loss: +0m / -569m


- walk down along the river, the trail passes through the village of Phenjila before reaching Wanla
- homestay possibility in Wanla



Hanupatta - Wanla



Day 7: Wanla - Prinkti La - Lamayuru


Time: 4-5 hrs
Distance: 9.1 km
Elevation gain / loss: +592m / -369m


- follow the gorge and cross the Prinkti La
- visit Lamayuru monastery



Wanla - Prinkti La  - Lamayuru



Getting to / from the trek


- Rangdum is 350 km from Leh and you can drive there in one long day
- it takes 3 hours to drive from Lamayuru to Leh (115 km)


It is worth taking some extra time to stop and visit the highlights in the area, check the Zanskar and Indus valley tour 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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