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Lamayuru to Chilling trek, Ladakh
Lamayuru monastery from above, Ladakh

Lamayuru to Chilling trek

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.