Lamayuru to Cheling

  • 01 - 06 Days
  • (6250m)
  • Jun to Oct

While on trekking, you will know the real villages of Ladakh and their way of living.

If you are looking for trekking in western part of Leh, it would be a good choice. The trekking in Sham western part of Leh will really give pleasure and different feeling. This trek start from village called Tarchit which is 12 kms away from Lamayuru known for Yungdrung Tharpaling monastery and moonland. The place is located to the west of Leh about 115 Kms away from Leh town, takes around 2 and half hours to get there. While drivng to the starting point of trek you can visit monasteries/ castle like Basgo, Alchi (known for Gandala Art) Likir etc. This part of ladakh is known for agriculture. People grow different types of fruits and vegetables as these places are little lower in altitude as compared to other part of Leh. As far as the hardship of the trek, it falls in medium hard category. Three passes average height of 4500 mtrs are there in between. Rest view during the trek is fascinating, mostly greenery. You will really get opportunity to watch the typical village and their life style. The best period for doing this trek is between June to October.

Lamayuru to Cheling Trek - Trip Detail
  • Day 01 Leh to Tarchit via lamayuru (156 Kms)
    • while driving to starting point of this trek, we recommend you to visit road side monasteries built in Tibetan style. It gives you inner peace when you hear the sound of religious instrument and prayer perform by monks.

      Today after having breakfast at the hotel/guest house at Leh, you have to drive to Tarchit. Alchi is on the way (68 km) from Leh town, you just have to take link road for 2 kms to get to this monastery. It was built by Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo (The great translator) 1000 years ago and is considered to be the largest among the entire monastery built by him. After visit, drive again start for Lamayuru, still 58kms to go. Lamayuru monastery was founded by Arahat Nimagung in between 10th and 11th century. The actual name of this monastery is Yungdrung Tharpaling. 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.After visiting this monastery, drive back till small monastery on the bank of Yapola River. Leaving behind highway, you have to enter in awesome Yapola valley. Continue drive along the road till wanla arrive. If time permits, visit Wanla monastery. still 2 Kms is there to reach at campsite (Tarchit) Nice campsite near Yapola River. Overnight in tent at camping site. (3300m)

  • Day 02 Trek Tarchit - Phanjila – Hinju (5/6 hrs)
    • After having breakfast, need to start trek to Hinju takes around 6 hours to get there, nice and gentle walk up along right bank of upstream Yapola river till Phanjila arrive. Its a small village consist of families. Then take left valley and continue gentle walk up along the upstream small river. At some point the trail goes up ascending across dense trees. Gentle climb is there and you reach near a house from where you walk ascend slowly for few mtrs towards road. Keep walking along the road till Hinju village arrive (beautiful isolate village). Pass the village and continue walking along right of the valley till reach campsite, which is located near river. Over night in tent at camping site of Hinju. (3870m)

  • Day 03 Trek Hinju – Kongski-la (4950m) - Sumdachenmo Dok (6 hrs)
    • Today when you start you have to walk along the river for some time. At the end of the river, there is pasture land belong to villagers of Hinju, who graze their animals during the summer. and then the trial ascend to the Kongskila pass. When you get on to the top, you enjoy awe inspiring view of landscape of the enchanting valley far flung and you will see the view of next passes of the trek. Easy and gentle walking descend down to get to the valley till Sumdochenmo dok arrive. You may get a chance to see the herd of yaks on the way to camp. Overnight in tent at the camping site near small river. Overnight in tent at the camping site (3950m)

  • Day 04 Trek Sumdachenmo – Lanak-la (4210m) – Base of Dundunchanla (5 hours trek)
    • After having breakfast at the camping site, you have to start walk along the riverside and gorges. After that you will reach at a beautiful and charming village with few houses known as Sumdochenmo. You can visit local house and take some refreshment there and nest have to walk continue on right-side down in the splendid valley till river arrive. Cross that small river, then gradually climb up to the steep pass Lanakla (4300 Mt). Enjoy the view of superb and spectacular mountains and valley from the top. keep on easy and gentle walking till Dundunchen base with awe inspiring view. You might see domestic and wild animals around there. Overnight in tent at the camping site located at base of Dundunchen. (4250m)

  • Day 05 Trek Lanak – Dundunchan-la (4720m) - Chilling (5/6 hrs)
    • After having breakfast at the camping site, you have to start trek from right side from the camp gradually ascend up towards the Dundunchen pass. You might meet Shepherds on the way to the destination, will show you their handmade skills and things and ask you to buy their products, while climbing the pass. From the top of the pass, you enjoy everlasting lost landscape of surrounding valleys and snow clad peak of huge towering stunning mountains. You will enjoy the view of Awe inspiring view of massif peak of Kangyatse (6400m) and Stok Kangri (massif peak, 6100m).

      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 for craftsmen and visit monastery and local house. Overnight in tent at the camping site at Chilling (3210m).