Rangdum to Lamayuru trek via Kanji La

list of treks

 

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

 

 

 

Itinerary

 

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.