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Lamayuru to Chilling Trek in Ladakh by Mountain View Trek and Tour
The valley of Sham in the lower part of Ladakh, is celebrated for its beauty and richness during the harvesting season. This trek follows the old caravan route to Lamayuru which diverges from the Kargil-Leh road at the Phatu La. According to legend, Lamayuru was once a lake, which miraculously disappeared by the hand of Lotsawa Naropa.The monastery at Lamayuru built in the 10th century is one of the oldest in Ladakh, and belongs to the Kargyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism. This trek offers not only view of the many natural beauties of Ladakh, but also some of its most famous monasteries and the traditional lifestyle of the natives.
Delhi - Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatisation)Take the morning flight for Leh. Check into the guest house and relax the whole day. This is necessary for getting acclimatised. Overnight at hotel.
Leh - Shey - Thiksey – Hemis - LehOn this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area.
Wanla -Hinju 3720m (4-5 hrs)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.
Hinju -Sumda Doksa 4430m (5-6 hrs)From the encampment we will continue along the trail and ascend the ridge below Kongskil La (4950m). If lucky we will get glimpses of some wild life. We will then climb gradually until we reach Kongskil La where we will be surrounded by dizzying views of the Karakoram and Stok ranges.
Sumda Doksa - Dung Dung Chan la base 4430 m (4-5 hrs)After a short walk and a few river crossings, we will reach the village of Sumda Chenmo.
Dung Dung Chan La base - Chilling 3550m - (5 hrs) -LehWe 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.
Leh - DelhiTransfer to the airport for the spectacular flight across the main chain of the Himalaya to Delhi.