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Duration: 8 Night / 9 Days
Destinations: Leh - Ladakh

It is an assured parlay against the arduous journey that reveals not only the natural spectrum of the Sham Valley but discourses the ancient culture of the Tibetan Buddhism Kargyu section. The Lamayuru Chilling Trek, which is an easy to moderate trek in the Ladakh region, winds from the colourful Sham Valley passing through ancient monasteries and remote hamlets filling in travellers' mind with the traditions of a bygone era to the lofty height offering spectacular view of the Zanskar Valley.

The Lamayuru Chilling Trek often entices Buddhist pilgrims from different corners of the world. It splits from the rugged tracks to the beautiful Lamayuru Monastery, which is said to be one of the oldest monasteries, built in the 10th century and passing through remote hamlets like Shilla, Phenjilla, Hinju and Sumda Chenmo to Chilling. This part of the trekking trail in Ladakh region offers the breathtaking view of the Photoksar Peak after crossing the Sumda Chenmo village and Stok and Karakoram Range after passing through the Kongskil La at 4900 meters. Nonetheless the amazing and the wild hues of the Edelweiss flower secluded within the barren hillocks is beyond the contrasting landscape.

Nights under the star glittered sky and days on nature's lap the journey to Chilling provides a doorway to one of the popular winter treks in Ladakh region, the Frozen River Trek. During the season of Lamayuru Chilling Trek, June to September, the untamed Zanskar River adds on another adventure activity, River Rafting on the Zanskar River.

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi:
you arrive in Delhi by International flight. Our representative would assist you at the airport and take to your hotel for check-in. After breakfast we will go on a guided tour of Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi to Leh:
Early morning transfer to Domestic Airport to connect the flight for Leh. Upon arrival at Leh Airport our representative would assist you at the Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel. Later in the afternoon take a walk around Leh town (3500mtr).

Day 03: Leh to Lamayuru (3420m) to Wanla (3250m):
We will leave Leh by taxi in the morning for Lamayuru following the Indus River through Sham Valley. After visiting Lamayuru monastery. We will follow a stream for a time, and gradually climb up to the pass of Prinkti La (3750m). We will later pass through the small village of Shilla (3700 m) before reaching our campsite at Wanla (3250m).

Day 04: Wanla to Hinju (3720m):
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.

Day 05: Hinju to Sumda Doksa (4430m):
From the encampment we will continue along the trail and ascend the ridge below Kongskil La (4950m). We will then climb gradually until we reach Kongskil La where we will be surrounded by dizzying views of the Karakoram and Stok ranges. The trail then follows the left side of valley floor, passing a yak herders' hut (4500m), before we reach our campsite.

Day 06: Sumda Doksa to Dung Dung Chan la base (4430m)
After a short walk and a few river crossings, we will reach the village of Sumda Chenmo. Before making a steep challenging ascent over Lanak, we will see Edelweiss and some of the other rare wild flowers of Ladakh. From the campsite, there is a splendid view of Konskila.

Day 07: Dung Dung Chan La base to Chilling (3550m):
We 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. From the pass the trail gradually descends down a ridge toward the valley continually tapering before reaching the village of Chilling.

Day 08: Chilling to Leh to Delhi:
Transfer to the Airport to catch the flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi we assist you to check in at Hotel. Later in the afternoon we depart for Delhi sightseeing. Later we drive back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 09: Delhi to Own Destination:
Transfer to the International airport for your onward travel to your next destination. Trip End.

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