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MIYAR VALLEY AND KANG LA JOT 12 Days & 11 Nights Miyar valley: Yosemite of India, Crossing of 12 kms long Kang la glacier - 9 days trek

  • Duration: 12 Days & 11 Nights
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Trip Route : Manali - Urgos - Tharang - Gumba nallah - Palphu - Dali got - Base Kang la Jot - Kanjur - Padum - Kargil - Leh
Trekking & Walking Holidays

The Miyar Valley, located in the Indian part of the Great Himalaya Range, stretches for over 100 km from Udaipur to the Kang La pass. The locals - the Tharanga people - are mainly shepherds and farmers much like the Gaddis but follow a curious mix of Hindu/Buddhist religion.

It is the westernmost of the Lahul valley's on the watershed between the Lahul & Zanskar in Ladakh, it's known for its profusion of wild flowers and medicinal herbs especially during July and August and its breathtaking landscape of quaint villages and rolling meadows which are replaced by glaciers and big rock walls as you move deeper into the valley. In recent years the valley has also attracted a lot of climbing teams (Teams from Slovenia, Poland, Italy, US, UK & India and Spanish too, It is hosts hundreds of peaks that are, by Himalayan standards, accessible and low in altitude, with very few exceeding 6000 m. As a result, Alpine-style routes are possible here that have a technical standard not normally seen in the Himalaya. The wealth of climbing possibilities here led Chris Bonington to dub it as “the Yosemite of India”

* Khanjar - The last village *

Famous peaks in the area are: Menthosa 6443mtrs / 21260ft is the largest peak in the area. For trekkers the Udaipur (Urgus roadhead) -Kang La -Padum (zanskar traverse) is quite popular another viable option is to link up the Chandra Valley and Miyar via the Taralumsa pass. Another interesting option would be the crossing of the Poat La pass which would link up the Kishtwar Region to the Miyar Valley.

* From Right - Tharang II (6011m) and Tharang I (6066m)

Trip Facts
Region - Miyar valley - Himachal Pradesh & Zanskar region - Jammu Kashmir, India
Difficulty Level - Moderate to Strenuous, Max Altitude - 5450m
Trip Length - 14 days Delhi to Delhi, 12 -13 days Manali to Manali.
Activity - Trekking & Walking holidays, Best time - Mid June, July, Aug, Sept till mid Oct

Day  1 -  Arrive Delhi, Drive to Manali
Day  2 -  Manali
Day  3 -  Drive Rohtang la pass (3,978m) – Udaipur (2650m) - Chamrat (2,090m) - Urgos (3,250m).
Day  4 -  Drive Shukto, Trek to Khanjar - Tharang (3,450m)
Day  5 -  Trek Gumba nallah (3,900m)
Day  6 -  Trek Palphu / Snout of glacier (4000m)
Day  7 -  Trek Dali got / Tawa glacier (4,200m)
Day  8 -  Trek Jangpar glacier/ Base Kang la Jot (4750m)
Day  9 -  Cross Kang la jot (5450 m) – Kanjur / Chimi Chenmo (4800m)
Day  10 - Trek Burdan - Padum (3600m)
Day  11 - Drive Kargil.
Day  12 - Drive Leh (3600m)
Day  13 - Leh
Day  14 - Flight Delhi 

* Phalpu base camp *

·         All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary. 
·         Airport transfers
·         Hotels as per the Itinerary with breakfast
·         Manali full day sight-seeing / Beas River valley tour
·         All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.
·         Acco. in spacious 4 season tent, sleeping bag, comfortable foam mattress, trekking pole & safety gears.
·         All meals during trek
·         Qualified & trained mountain guide and experienced crew.
·         Porters for Porterage of gear & duffel bags
·         Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.
·         Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles.
·         Goods and services tax. 

* Miyar side valleys - rock climbers paradise *

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Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 Arrival in Delhi, Drive to Manali

    Arrival in Delhi, Drive to Manali

  • Day 2 At Manali: acclimatize

    At Manali: acclimatize

  • Day 3 Drive to Rohtang la pass (3,978m) – Udaipur (2650m) - Chamrat (2,090m) - Urgos (3,250m).

    Starting trip from Manali, at the head of the lush green Kullu valley. The road slowly winds up the Rohtang-la pass (3’978m.), the first of the high passes, then down into the Lahoul valley. The landscape changes dramatically, the greenery being replaced by barren hillsides, where the village with their bountiful fields of barley, peas and potatoes, stand out in stark contrast. On entering Lahoul the Buddhist influence is visible in the many monasteries crossed on the way. The people here have distinct Tibetan features. Today we drive along the Chenab River. On the way we visit famous Trilok Nath temple and Mrikula Devi temple at Udaipur. From Udaipur follow a road, which has recently been constructed, through the narrow gorge making the entrance to Miyar valley. Cross the wooden bridge before Chamrat and continue on the true left bank of the valley. The village of Chamrat is with Mani walls and prayer flags, is the first village in the Miyar valley. Now road leads through flowered meadows and peas and millet fields to the village of Karput. Urgos is at the confluence with the valley leading to the Mt. Menthosa (6,443m), overnight home stay.

    Other Benefits
    • Home Stay
    • Meals
    • Transfers
  • Day 4 Drive to Shukto, Trek to Khanjar - Tharang (3,450m)

    Leaving Urgoss, we drive 6 kms to Shukto - Khanjar bridge, across a stony moraine stretch and some side streams to Khanjar, the last village. above the village on a beautiful alpine meadow, carpeted with edelweiss and catmint. It is not rare to see the Himalayan Griffins and Lammergeyers.
    There are lovely pastures all along the trek up to the camping site. The trek continues to the left side of the stream. A side stream coming from the Shinkun La is forded to reach at a camping site. A side stream mingles here with the Miyar nullah. The camp is established here.

  • Day 5 Trek to Gumba nallah (3,900m) 5-6 hrs
    Gumba nallah

    Now gradual ascent over rich grazing pasture, yak herder from Zanskar can be seen nearby Taralasuma pass.

  • Day 6 Trek to Palphu / Snout of glacier (4000m) 7 hrs

    From camp 2 hrs treks to the shepherds camp locally known as Khai got 4100m. Further to an open meadows just below Castle peak than crossing some side streams., with a comfortable base before heading to Zanskar at snout of glacier.

  • Day 7 Trek to Dali got / Tawa glacier (4,200m) 6 hrs
    Dali got

    Today from camp climb steep along the slopes for about an hour than along the left side of glacier for hours. Finally descend to glacier and cross it to the campsite. The first view of Kang la glacier can be obtain from here.

  • Day 8 Trek to Jangpar glacier/ Base Kang la Jot (4750m). 5-6 hrs
    Base Kang la Jot

    Miyar glacier, which is 28 km long, from camp at the snout glacier there is choice of route. Walk across the terminal moraine to the left side of the glacier, route tiring ups and downs along and increasingly ill-defined trail.Demanding terrains for the first 7/8 kms untill the confluence with a glacier flowing from the East side, easy going from here with a gradual ascent over smooth black ice. An occasional well exposed crevasses to negotiate. Camp just above the confluence with the side glacier, there is 3 passes and the center one is the actual pass.

  • Day 9 Cross Kang la jot (5450 mtrs. ) – Kanjur / Chimi Chenmo (4800m). 7-8 hrs

    A magnificent views down the valley to Menthosa 6443m. At the head of the glacier, a large snow field curves to the East side to the base of the pass. 250 m ascent from the snowfield to the pass is not hard. Better to rope up to crossing crevasses, than 1.5 kms long Kang la pass enclosed by rock cliff to the north and snow walls to the south. After crossing Kang la pass camp near the two confluences of the 2 streams.

  • Day 10 Trek to Burdan - Padum

    Now follow the true right side of the valley. After crossing the many side streams and grassy campsites, 2/3 km down the valley. Arriving at rocky plateau, trail descends steeply in places through meadows and boulder fields. Tenasa Tokpo remains on the right bank, it flows down to a grassy meadow above the Tsarap River. Continue for 2 hrs to reach Burdan and drive to Padum.

  • Day 11 Drive to Kargil.

    Drive to Kargil.

  • Day 12 Drive to Leh

    Drive to Leh and fly home to Delhi next day. 


·         All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary. 
·         Airport transfers
·         Hotels as per the Itinerary with breakfast
·         Manali full day sight-seeing / Beas River valley tour
·         All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.
·         Accommodation in spacious 4 season tents, sleeping bags, comfortable foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.
·         All meals during trek
·         Qualified & trained mountain guide and experienced crew.
·         Porters for Porterage of gear & duffel bags.
·         Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.
·         Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles.
·         Goods and services tax.



·         Domestic flight.
·         Meals in Manali (Lunch dinner)
·         Hotel in Delhi (Reservation of room and Delhi)
·         Travel insurance.
·         Soft or hard drinks.
·         Equipment rentals (Can rent at Manali all mountaineering gear)
·         Personal tip 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.

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.