Lamayuru Chilling trek 7 Days & 6 Nights

Lamayuru Chilling trek
Overview

LAMAYURU TO CHILLING TREK - This trek takes you through beautiful rural villages surrounded by green barley fields, apricot trees and high mountains. Remote villages, where you can experience the lifestyle of Ladakhi.
The trek crosses three passes between Lamayuru and Chilling. All these passes are below 5000m. So it's relatively an easy to moderate trek, consider one of best short treks in Ladakh.
On this trip we will learn the landscapes, culture and people of Ladakh. Our 5 days trek starts at Lamayuru. Setting off from Leh we drive along the Indus River to make visits of Alchi – one of the few remaining monasteries from the 11th century. Continue drive to Lamayuru through a lunar landscape where our trek starts. Further crossing of small pass, meadows, through tiny and beautiful villages. Than climb to the 4950m pass of Kongski La and further down to River valley with next crossing of Dundunchan La to Chilling.
 

OUTLINE  ITINERARY
Day 1: Leh to Lamayuru (3364m), enroute visit Likir - Alchi, 6 to 7 hrs.
Day 2: Trek to Prinkiti La (3650m)  - Wanla (3250m), 5 hrs
Day 3: Trek to Phenji La - Hinju (3750m), 6 hrs
Day 4: Trek to Kongski La (4950m) – Sumdah Dok (4100m), 6-7 hrs.
Day 5: Trek to Sumdah – Lanak (4300m) / base, 5-6 hrs.
Day 6Trek to Dundunchan La (4800m) – Chilling (3180m), 6-7 hrs.
Day 7: Morning explore Chilling village, afternoon drive to Leh, 2-3 hrs

Included in the price
ü  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary Leh to Leh.
ü  5 nights camp with all camping facilities.  3 men spacious 4 season tents for 2,  sleeping bags, foam mattresses, dining tent, trekking poles & safety gears. And 1 night of home stay in Lamayuru.
ü  All meal during trek - starts with bed tea to breakfast, lunch, 3 course dinner, tea /coffee, snacks. from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese to continental cuisine.
ü  Support staff: Qualified climbing guide, cook & camp crew.
ü  Trekking mules/horses for porterage of your luggage and trekking gear.
ü  Camping fee,  trekking permits, peak fee.
ü  Goods and services tax.
ü  First aid medical kit.

Not included in the price
×     Domestic flight Delhi - Leh

×     Hotel in Leh, Delhi.

×     Travel insurance.

×     Soft or hard drinks.

×     Entrance fee at monasteries

×     Personal tipping to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver.

×     Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.

 

TRIP DOSSIER
Day 1: Leh to Lamayuru (3364m), enroute visit Likir - Alchi, 6 to 7 hrs.
After boarding flight from Delhi and arriving straight on the middle of the Himalayas at Leh, the capital of "Little Tibet", as Ladakh is known for its Buddhist dominated culture. Get acclimatized 2 or 3 days in Leh. During this time discover the environment of Leh and Ladakh gain by impressions of the landscape with its rugged, desert-like mountain ranges and the green oases of fertile meadows and fields. Visit the Royal Palace in Shey and Thiksey and Hemis monasteries of. Then we set off for seven days trip from Leh.
Today we drive to timeless Lamayuru Gompa enroute first visit of Likir than Alchi Gompa, situated at a distance of 68 kms from Leh. Its monastery built on lowlands rather than on a hilltop as others are, in order to protect from enemies. The chortens around Alchi gompa contains numerous wall murals of Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo, who has built this monastery. Alchi monastery has vast collections of wall paintings, and wood sculpture. We continue to drive to Lamayuru which is 58 kms from Alchi. Oldest monastery in Ladakh, founded by Indian scholar Mahasiddhacharya Naropa in 11th century. Lamayuru host mask dance festival (Yuru Kabgyat) during 17th and 18th day of fifth months of the Tibetal Lunar calendar. It belongs to red hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism; monastery is rich with Thankas and wall paintings. Lamayuru monastery was constructed by Arahat Nimagung in between 10th and 11th century. History says that in the 11th century the Mahasidha Naropa visited this place and the cave where he resided and meditated is still to be seen inside the monastery. This mostly visited by travellers located on the Srinagar - Leh road. Enjoy homestay at Lamayuru. 


Day 2: Trek to Prinkiti La (3650m)  - Wanla (3250m), 5 hrs
Today is the first day of trekking! Leaving Lamayuru and crossing a small pass of Prinkiti La, the trail descend above Shilla in an orchard to Wanla, this is the place where we meet our horseman and rest of crew. The camp is set aside of Shilla stream. Enjoy your time in camp and explore the area. The small pass of Prinkiti La is not suitable for horses to cross and trekking gears will driven from Lamayuru to Wanla. Comfortable camp at Wanla. 

Day 3: Trek to Phenji La - Hinju (3750m), 6 hrs
Leaving Wanla along the River to Hinju, although some parts of treks are on road. But its well worth view. Arriving at Phenjila, the trail goes to left hand valley until the Hinju village. Campsite is set beyond Hinju.

Day 4: Trek to Kongski La (4950m) – Sumdah Dok (4100m), 6-7 hrs.
From camp we go along with the river. At the end of the river, you pass through the nomadic summer camp of village of Hinju and then steep ascent to the Kongski la. While enjoying the landscape of the surrounding wonderful mountains and valley, gently ascend to the pass. From the top, inspiring view of landscape of the enchanting valley far flung view next day's passes to cross. Easy and gentle descent down in the valley and continue down as far as Sumdo Chenmo dok. Possible to see troupe of Yaks. Overnight camp near the small River. 

Day 5: Trek to Sumdah – Lanak (4300m) / base, 5-6 hrs.
After breakfast, we start the trek along with the riverside and gorges. On the way, you pass across a beautiful and charming village with few houses known as Sumdachenmo. Visit local house and take some refreshment after then continue trek on right-side down in the splendid valley as far as River. Cross the small river, then gradually climb up to the steep pass. Enjoy the view of superb and spectacular mountains and valley from the top. Cross the pass, you keep on easy and gentle trek as far as Dundunchen base with awe inspiring view. You may be able to see domestic and wild animals around here. Overnight camp at Lanak. 

Day 6Trek to Dundunchan La (4800m) – Chilling (3180m), 6-7 hrs.
Morning after breakfast, right from the camp gradually ascend up towards the Dundunchan pass. You pass across Shepherds, displaying their handmade skills and things and asking you to buy their products, of Chilling village while climbing the pass. From the pass, you everlasting lost landscape of surrounding valleys and snow clad peak of huge towering stunning mountains. Enjoy the unforgettable scenery of Awe inspiring view of massif peak of Kangyatse (6400m) and Stok Kangri (6153m).
Easy steep descend, with imposing view of surrounding spectacular valleys and Zanskar River, as far as riverbed to cross the river 2 to 3 times up to Chilling. Late afternoon, explore village, its famous craftsmen and visit monastery and local house. Overnight camp at Chilling.

Day 7: Morning explore Chilling village, afternoon drive to Leh, 2-3 hrs
At Chilling, visit village and explore local life and finally after lunch drive to Leh along the  Zanskar River to Nimoo, than on Srinagar - Leh route to Leh.

 

Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 Leh to Lamayuru (3364m), enroute visit Likir - Alchi, 6 to 7 hrs.

    After boarding flight from Delhi and arriving straight on the middle of the Himalayas at Leh, the capital of "Little Tibet", as Ladakh is known for its Buddhist dominated culture. Get acclimatized 2 or 3 days in Leh. During this time discover the environment of Leh and Ladakh gain by impressions of the landscape with its rugged, desert-like mountain ranges and the green oases of fertile meadows and fields. Visit the Royal Palace in Shey and Thiksey and Hemis monasteries of. Then we set off for seven days trip from Leh.
    Today we drive to timeless Lamayuru Gompa enroute first visit of Likir than Alchi Gompa, situated at a distance of 68 kms from Leh. Its monastery built on lowlands rather than on a hilltop as others are, in order to protect from enemies. The chortens around Alchi gompa contains numerous wall murals of Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo, who has built this monastery. Alchi monastery has vast collections of wall paintings, and wood sculpture. We continue to drive to Lamayuru which is 58 kms from Alchi. Oldest monastery in Ladakh, founded by Indian scholar Mahasiddhacharya Naropa in 11th century. Lamayuru host mask dance festival (Yuru Kabgyat) during 17th and 18th day of fifth months of the Tibetal Lunar calendar. It belongs to red hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism; monastery is rich with Thankas and wall paintings. Lamayuru monastery was constructed by Arahat Nimagung in between 10th and 11th century. History says that in the 11th century the Mahasidha Naropa visited this place and the cave where he resided and meditated is still to be seen inside the monastery. This mostly visited by travellers located on the Srinagar - Leh road. Enjoy homestay at Lamayuru.


  • Day 2 Trek to Prinkiti La (3650m) - Wanla (3250m), 5 hrs

    Today is the first day of trekking! Leaving Lamayuru and crossing a small pass of Prinkiti La, the trail descend above Shilla in an orchard to Wanla, this is the place where we meet our horseman and rest of crew. The camp is set aside of Shilla stream. Enjoy your time in camp and explore the area. The small pass of Prinkiti La is not suitable for horses to cross and trekking gears will driven from Lamayuru to Wanla. Comfortable camp at Wanla.

  • Day 3 Trek to Phenji La - Hinju (3750m), 6 hrs

    Leaving Wanla along the River to Hinju, although some parts of treks are on road. But its well worth view. Arriving at Phenjila, the trail goes to left hand valley until the Hinju village. Campsite is set beyond Hinju.

  • Day 4 Trek to Kongski La (4950m) – Sumdah Dok (4100m), 6-7 hrs.

    From camp we go along with the river. At the end of the river, you pass through the nomadic summer camp of village of Hinju and then steep ascent to the Kongski la. While enjoying the landscape of the surrounding wonderful mountains and valley, gently ascend to the pass. From the top, inspiring view of landscape of the enchanting valley far flung view next day's passes to cross. Easy and gentle descent down in the valley and continue down as far as Sumdo Chenmo dok. Possible to see troupe of Yaks. Overnight camp near the small River.

  • Day 5 Trek to Sumdah – Lanak (4300m) / base, 5-6 hrs.

    After breakfast, we start the trek along with the riverside and gorges. On the way, you pass across a beautiful and charming village with few houses known as Sumdachenmo. Visit local house and take some refreshment after then continue trek on right-side down in the splendid valley as far as River. Cross the small river, then gradually climb up to the steep pass. Enjoy the view of superb and spectacular mountains and valley from the top. Cross the pass, you keep on easy and gentle trek as far as Dundunchen base with awe inspiring view. You may be able to see domestic and wild animals around here. Overnight camp at Lanak.

  • Day 6 Trek to Dundunchan La (4800m) – Chilling (3180m), 6-7 hrs.

    Morning after breakfast, right from the camp gradually ascend up towards the Dundunchan pass. You pass across Shepherds, displaying their handmade skills and things and asking you to buy their products, of Chilling village while climbing the pass. From the pass, you everlasting lost landscape of surrounding valleys and snow clad peak of huge towering stunning mountains. Enjoy the unforgettable scenery of Awe inspiring view of massif peak of Kangyatse (6400m) and Stok Kangri (6153m).
    Easy steep descend, with imposing view of surrounding spectacular valleys and Zanskar River, as far as riverbed to cross the river 2 to 3 times up to Chilling. Late afternoon, explore village, its famous craftsmen and visit monastery and local house. Overnight camp at Chilling.

  • Day 7 Morning explore Chilling village, afternoon drive to Leh, 2-3 hrs

    At Chilling, visit village and explore local life and finally after lunch drive to Leh along the Zanskar River to Nimoo, than on Srinagar - Leh route to Leh.

Inclusions

ü  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary Leh to Leh.
ü  5 nights camp with all camping facilities.  3 men spacious 4 season tents for 2,  sleeping bags, foam mattresses, dining tent, trekking poles & safety gears. And 1 night of home stay in Lamayuru.
ü  All meal during trek - starts with bed tea to breakfast, lunch, 3 course dinner, tea /coffee, snacks. from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese to continental cuisine.
ü  Support staff: Qualified climbing guide, cook & camp crew.
ü  Trekking mules/horses for porterage of your luggage and trekking gear.
ü  Camping fee,  trekking permits, peak fee.
ü  Goods and services tax.
ü  First aid medical kit.

Exclusions

×     Domestic flight Delhi - Leh

×     Hotel in Leh, Delhi.

×     Travel insurance.

×     Soft or hard drinks.

×     Entrance fee at monasteries

×     Personal tipping to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver.

×     Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.

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Trekking Gear & accessories Check List

What we provide

We provide all the GROUP GEAR included in the following list:

  • 3-4 Person roomy 3-4 season tents for 2 people and individual as well, dining tent, toilet tent. (Toilet seats on demand) and other camping accessories.
  •  Filtered drinking water for longer trips / Water purification tablets.
  •  Sleeping bags + liner and comfortable sleeping pads.
  • Kitchen tent, Stoves, fuel, cookware,etc.
  • Three course meal (Dinner), hot packed lunch, post trek snacks.
  • Trekking poles and Duffel bags
  •  Basic first aid box and mini oxygen bottles

What you may need - Your personal gear recommended in List :-

  • Day pack: A bit of bigger size in order to keep fleece, jacket, water bottle, camera, packed lunch,
Foot wear :-
  • Good condition trekking boots – not new used before in your country side for best fit for trekking, water proof.
  • Camp shoes, light and comfortable as running shoes or sandal ( like Teva ) for river crossing. Its necessity for you to bring sandles for river crossing.
  • Socks both Woollen and cotton as desire.
  • Clothing :-
  • Gore tex jacket or similar.
  •  Down jacket/vest is good for cool evenings.
  •  Wind/Rain jacket: (ie gore-tex, northface or similar) waterproof and breathable. Its necessity to have jacket while crossing passes.
  • Trekking pants, light, comfortable, water proof /breathable.
  •  Long sleeve shirt Light weight dry-fast (for sun/insect protection).
  •  T-shirts for day time
  •  One midweight/heavyweight fleece (long sleeve) jacket or warm pullover.
  • Short pants, underwear,
  • Sun Hat: cowboy style or baseball style to protect skin from direct sunlight.
  •  Woollen cap for high altitude or while crossing pass or during evenings in camp.
  •  One fleece or sweatpants for cold evenings during dining.
  •  A pair of Hand gloves or woolen gloves
  •  Scarf to protect from dust or sunlight around neck. This is available in local markets with variety of colors.

Accessories :-

  • Sun glasses with UV protection. An extra sun glass in case to replace.
  • Sun screen and lip protection.
  • Moisturizer cream: In Ladakh the air is dry and sun is harsh and strong during day. There are local moisturizer cream available in market. To avoid somehow skin allergy bring your personal cream.
  •  Water bottle. Minimum I - 2 liter.
  • Trekking poles or sticks. If you have your own folded poles.
  • Torch or one head lamp with extra batteries. Petzl or similar.
  •  One toiletories kit, small towel.
  •  Reading and writing materials.
  • Digital Camera or digital video recorder / solar charger.
  •  Water purification tablets
  • Nylone or water proof plastic bags to storage clothes and stuff
  • One pocket knife light.

Others :-

  • Gaiter
  •  Water purification/filter: we boil water for you in the camp, what its essential you to have a water purification tablets or filter during the day of trekking.
  • Mosquito rappallent cream.
  • Small Binocular.
  •  First aid kit: We carry basic first aid kit with diamox, aspirin, paracetemol, antibiotics for diarrhoea, anticeptic, bandage and band aids, Please you bring your personal first aid kit with medicine you think to need necessity for you.
  •  Vitamine tablets or similar.
  • Extra passport photos.
  •  A bottle of wine to enjoy with staff, if you drink. Or to use for other purposes.


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TRIP FACTS
Activity - Trekking & hiking
Region: Ladakh, Jammu Kashmir, India 
Difficulty level - moderate to strenuous 
Max Altitude - 4950 meters
Max sleeping altitude - 4300 meters
Lowest trek altitude - 3250 meters
Trip Length - 7 days Leh to Leh
5 days trekking
5 nights camping
Best time - Mid  June to mid Oct

PRICE
Price on request

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