Lamayuru Kongmaru La Ladakh Trek

Duration: 15 nights/ 16 days

Best Time: Mid June-Mid Sep

Grade: Moderate

Altitude: 5150 mts (highest points Kongmaru-la)

The trail begins in majestic site of Lamayuru, where from we leave to the ascent of passes allowing to reach the valley of Markha, On the way we will visit the silversmiths village of Chilling and will cross the Zanskar river by a cable. This steady trekking allows to discover varied landscapes and protected villages of mountain. The path goes through isolated villages and oasis dominated by the snowy mountains as Stok Kangri and Kang Yatse (6400 m). A pass of 5150m Kongmaru-lam will allow us to join the monastery of Hemsi, on the Indus valley. Further drive to Leh by visiting the some of prominent monasteries.

Arrival Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi Indra Gandhi International aiport meet to our representative, transfer to hotel, near by the airport for rest of the night.

Delhi-Leh

Very early morning transfer to domestic air port, flight to Leh. On arrival at Leh meet to our local staff, transfer to hotel, rest of the time leisure for acclimatization, Overnight at hotel.

Leh- Lamayuru (3420 m) 165 km/ 4 hrs drive

Morning commence our journey to Lamayuru, en route visit Phayang and Alchi monasteries. On arrival at Lamayuru set the camp near by the monastery, rest of the time visit Moon land and Lamayuru monastery, overnight at tent.

Lamayuru-Wanla over Prinkitila ( 3760m.) 5 hrs Trek

Morning commence trek to Wanla over the pass, after the pass follow the narrow gorge till the Shila village, upon arrival at Wanla set the tnet for overnight. Rest of the time visit the village and monastery.

Wanla-Hinju, 4 hrs. Trek

After breakfast commence the easy trek follow the Yapola river on the left and after 2 hours arrive at Penjila. Continue up to the valley, leading off at right angles, after one hour Trekking leave the valley on the left, and after one hour arrives at Hinju.

Hinju-Sumda (over Konzke la 4950 m.) 7 hrs. Trek

Trail goes through Hinju village, steep climb till pass. After descending reached at pasture. Before Sumda there is a blocked cave, so many nice campsites at the edge of the river, but continue along the left bank along the mountainside till Sumda.

Sumda- Base of Dundunchenla, (4200 mtrs) 3 hrs. Trek

This is short day to reduce a long exhausted trek between Sumda to Chilling. A short Steep trail for 1.30 hours. and than gradual walk till the campsite at base of pass.

Base- Chilling over Dundunchenla (4700 m.) 6 hrs. Trek

Morning commence the trek the first part of the trek is totally ascending, 2 hours trek till the pass, After descending the pass south side, slope is steep and continue towards a narrow valley, in the end it opens out at Chilling. Chilling is a village of craftsmen, here Peoples work with metals like copper, tin, silver and make ladles, Tchhang pots, tea pots etc.

Chiling-Sakaya, Skiu (3850 m.) 5 hrs. Trek

From Chilling follow the Zanskar river upstream for few hundred mtrs. To get other side is only one option by cable, Cross the river than take a good path till Skaya.

Skiu- Markha, 7 hrs. Trek

Nice path on the right bank of Markha, a great deal of the vegetation. Then on the left bank cross a barren plan, go back on to the right bank and arrive in Chaluk ( few houses ). Crossing the rivers then short climb towards the beautiful village of Markha. Campsite near the river.

Markha- Tchatchutse, 6 hrs. Trek

The trail goes up to the main valley on the right bank, Visit the monastery of Humlung, then along the right bank arrive Hankar village. Leave a broad valley on the right hand side. The valley is narrow and goes higher, cross abridge on to the left bank to reach the pasture of Tchatchutse.

Tchatchutse- Nimaling (4750m), 4 hrs. Trek

The trail is gradual, several small inclines, the river is rather far to the left (gorge) continue near a small lake, then cross the pasture to the Nimaling. This is a one of the most beautiful high valley in the Ladakh dominated by the Kong-Yatse (6400 m) peak.

Nimaling-Shang Sumdo (3640 m), over Kongmarula (5150 m.), 8 hrs. Trek

Early morning commece the trek the first part of the trek is ascending up to the Kongmaru-la (5150m) from the top one can see the panoramic view of Indus and Nubra valley. Later Steep descend till Chuskirmo, gorgeous riverbed, colourful rocky path leads to a Shang. Beautiful camp in groves. Visit a small gompa out of the village.

Shang-Sumdo-Hemis- Leh, 60 kms drive

On end the trek the vehicle will pick you for further visit to Hemis, Thiksey monasteries and Shey palace, on arrival check in hotel for overnight.

Leh-Delhi

Morning take flight to Delhi. Upon arrival meet to our staff, drive to hotel rest of the time leisure.

Delhi

Morning commence New and Old Delhi combined sightseeing visit Red Fort, Chadani Chowk, Jama Masjid, Gandhi Memorial, Government buildings, Qutab Minar and Birla temple. After farewell dinner transfer to international airport. Flight back to home.