Lamayuru Chilling via Dung-Dung
Lamayuru Chilling via Dung-Dung

A very interesting trek beginning at Lamayuru and walking up the less traveled Ripchar valley with its small villages, nomadic settlements and pastures where you see a wide variety of flowers from end of July to end of August and birds too. You cross some high passes with excellent views of the Karakoram and the Zanskar ranges. The initial part of the trek till Chilling is less traveled. From Chilling you cross the Zanskar river by a pulley cable and continue into the Markha valley-most popular and considered one of the best valleys in Ladakh

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

You arrive in Delhi by International flight. Our representative would assist you at the airport and take to your hotel for check-in. After breakfast we will go on a guided tour of Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi - Leh

Early morning transfer to Domestic Airport to connect the flight for Leh. Upon arrival at Leh Airport our representative would assist you at the Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel. Later in the afternoon take a walk around Leh town (3500mtr).

Day 03: Leh - Lamayuru (3420m) - Wanla (3250m)

We will leave Leh by taxi in the morning for Lamayuru following the Indus River through Sham Valley. After visiting Lamayuru monastery. We will follow a stream for a time, and gradually climb up to the pass of Prinkti La (3750m). We will later pass through the small village of Shilla (3700 m) before reaching our campsite at Wanla (3250m).

Day 04: Wanla - Hinju (3720m)

Following a dusty road we will reach the small village of Phenjilla (3410 m) and the scattered village of Uri . We will then walk through a narrow gorge until we reach a traditional Rangthak (flour mill) at the far end of the village. The trail will then cut through the village of Hinju (3720 m) roughly 2 km below our campsite in a yak herder's encampment.

Day 05: Hinju - Sumda Doksa (4430m)

From the encampment we will continue along the trail and ascend the ridge below Kongskil La (4950m). We will then climb gradually until we reach Kongskil La where we will be surrounded by dizzying views of the Karakoram and Stok ranges. The trail then follows the left side of valley floor, passing a yak herders' hut (4500m), before we reach our campsite.

Day 06: Sumda Doksa - Dung Dung Chan la base (4430m)

After a short walk and a few river crossings, we will reach the village of Sumda Chenmo. Before making a steep challenging ascent over Lanak, we will see Edelweiss and some of the other rare wild flowers of Ladakh. From the campsite, there is a splendid view of Konskila.

Day 07: Dung Dung Chan La base - Chilling (3550m)

We will begin the day with a straightforward climb to Dungdung Chan La (4820m), which offers views of the beautiful vistas of the Stok Range in the east and the Zanskar Range in the south. From the pass the trail gradually descends down a ridge toward the valley continually tapering before reaching the village of Chilling.

Day 08: Chilling - Leh - Delhi

Transfer to the Airport to catch the flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi we assist you to check in at Hotel. Later in the afternoon we depart for Delhi sightseeing. Later we drive back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 09: Delhi - Own Destination

Transfer to the International airport for your onward travel to your next destination.