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29°17'59.3"N 82°56'41.5"E

Kang La Pass Trek

Kang-la Pass is a high Altitude trekking which is less frequented, magnificent and highly challenging trek from one valley to the other. This trek is so remote and unexplored that one could see by his own while treading on the route.
  • Ladakh
  • 14 Days
  • 17,930 FT
  • Ultimate Difficulty

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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    July – Mid Oct

  • Base Camp

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    Manali, India

  • Pickup Point

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    Delhi, India

  • Minimum Age

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    For this trek, we only allow children above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this high altitude trek.

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Highlights

  • You will be driving to Tandi, a place where Chandra and Bhaga River come together as one.

  • You will climb up to Khanjar which is the last village of Miyar valley.

  • At Phalpu your camp for overnight stay will be between in the lap of glaciers and mountains.

  • You will be crossing various glacial lakes to reach Camp 1.

  • On your way back you can explore Leh/Srinagar.

Overview

Kangla Pass Ladakh trek was originally undertaken by the Lahulis(people of Lahul) as the Kangla pass connects Zanskar to Ladakh. The Kangla Pass trek in Ladakh is one of the highest passes on The great Himalayan range where you can crossover from Himachal and into Ladakh which is Trans Himalayan. The Kangla Pass trek is one of the most remote and secluded treks of the world and therefore it offers its travelers one of the most scenic and most beautiful views of the Himalayan trails, which includes the lush green meadows with wildflowers, Gaddi shepherds, sparkling streams, pristine glacial lakes. This is not all, once you cross the Kangla, you enter into a whole new world- the kingdom of Zanskar with its monasteries built in the edges of the mountains and people so beautiful inside and out. Miyar Nalla as is often known is a very long valley with the Miyar river running and mingling with the Chandrabhaga river at Udaipur. Miyar valley has its cultured influenced by Hinduism and Buddhism. The valley contains lush green flora and fauna. The trekking route initially is pleasant with flat green lands, which gradually becomes harder as the moraine slants and chilling rivers start to show up. The moraines are vast and endless until the Kangla Pass and beyond. The Kangla glacier is stretched at about 10-13 km on each side of the pass with dangerous crevasses on the top and below. If we are lucky enough we might catch a glimpse of Yak, Marmot or a musk deer. Overall the trek is comprehensive with pleasant memories.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Himachal tourism offers buses that run overnight. We will begin our trip by taking an overnight bus from Delhi at around 7:00 P.M. to reach Manali early morning. Manali is at a height of about 6,233 ft so mild cold winds can be expected.

We will reach Manali early in the morning that is at around 10 A.M. upon our arrival the travel guide will transfer us to our hotels. After having our breakfast or lunch we can stroll around and explore Manali and indulged in local sightseeing. Stroll around the mall road of Manali while trying to get acclimatized to the weather conditions. Overnight stay in Manali.

Altitude : 6,233

This will be a long drive. We will drive over Rohtang pass and enter Lahaul Valley. We will continue on the Manali-Leh highway till we reach Tandi which is the meeting point of Chandra and Bhaga river which originate from Baralacha La Pass in Jammu and Kashmir state. We turn west and drive along the beautiful Chandrabhaga river till we reach Udaipur, where Miyar river merges with the Chandrabhaga river. From here we turn towards north and follow Miyar river until we reach Urgus and then to Shukto. Overnight stay in a guest house.

Time Taken : 8
Altitude : 13,057

Today is the day when we will actually begin our Kangla Pass Trek.

After we cross the wooden pedestrian bridge there is a small climb up to Khanjar which is the last village of Miyar valley. Shukto and Khanjar are parallel to each other, they are separated by a river on which can be crossed by a small bridge. You will trek for about 5-6 hours and walk along the left bank crossing some stunning campsites at Doksa till we reach Thanpattan. After reaching we will stay there overnight in our camps gazing over the beautiful stars which are not a very common sight in cities these days.

Time Taken : 6

From here most campsites that you will find will be vast, grassy and abundant with flowers that literally make it look like a flower blanket. We will again trek for 5-6 hours on the fifth day of our trek. We will turn northwest from Gumba Nalla and will continue to follow Miyar Nalla to reach our beautiful campsite at Zardong, and of course, we will encounter amazing views of nature in the Himalayan trails.

The beautiful views of the lush green Meadows and white glaciers, sparkling chilled streams will make you forget all your tiredness and fill you with new energy to climb more and continue with your journey. On reaching Zardong we will retire for the night and take a deep sleep in our cozy camps.

Time Taken : 6
Altitude : 12,800

On our day six when we've had our hearty breakfast we will walk on towards Kesar Yonn Chap(meaning the 7 holy waters), which is another amazing campsite. The campsite near a dry lake bed and has mountains and glacial lakes all around. Overnight stay in camps.

Time Taken : 5
Altitude : 13,074

The camp 1 is at a height of about 14,435 ft. We will trek for about 1 hour till we reach the glacier and continue on our Kangla pass trek facing all the difficult moraines and some huge snowfields with determination. There are a lot of glacial lakes that we pass on from or camp at. Day 7 can be a bit on the tougher side as we will be trekking for about 7 hours, having snow-capped peaks all around us. On reaching camp 1 we will take our break and rest overnight at camp 1.

Time Taken : 8
Altitude : 14,435

On the 8th day we might have to start early to continue and safely cover the 4 hour of snow walk. The climb will mostly be gentle, rest depending upon the snow and overall weather conditions, the open crevasses will determine our time which can vary until we reach our campsite which is also the base of Kangla jot, the average time to be estimated can be somewhere around 6-7 hours. We will be camping at a field on the glacier with snowy mountains and glaciers all around us. The view will make your jaw drop and we can guarantee that. On reaching our destination for the day we will be saying our temporary goodbyes and staying overnight in our camps.

Time Taken : 7
Altitude : 15,570

Leaving our camps before the first daylight we will be walking along the middle of the huge snow-covered glacier having a gentle incline for about 3-4 hours. Then we will take the rope way. Climbing up to a small summit for an hour. After this we will continue to move forward to Kangla pass. On reaching you will be surrounded by snow capped peaks and beautiful glaciers. We will begin our descent and move along the right of the valley to the river, junction of two valleys where we will be camping and staying overnight. 

Time Taken : 5

Descend on rocks and follow a path along the Tema river having grazing grounds and meadows having flowers. The landscape becomes more and more beautiful as we enter in the Zanskar valley. We trek for about 2 km and reach Bardan Gompa. Meet the vehicles and drive towards Padum, the district headquarters of Zanskar. Later we will drive to Karsha to see the monastery spread alongside the cliff. The largest in the Zanskar. The camps will be in the village’s camping ground. Overnight staying.

Altitude : 12,037

We will be driving for about 7-8 hours to reach Kargil where if we reach on time, we can visit the famous Kargil war memorial which was built after the Kargil war between India and Pakistan and a beautifully maintained Gurudwara. The drive will include some fantastic scenic views of the Zanskar valley. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Time Taken : 8
Altitude : 8,779

From here on you can choose your own option from the two options available. Either you take a right and drive to Leh or you turn left and drive to Srinagar. The drive for Both destinations will be of 8 hours. Overnight stay.

Time Taken : 8

This day will be your free day you are free. Enjoy anything and everything that you want. You can go out and explore the city you are in or you can stay in your hotel and relax or you can go for spa somewhere around the city. Relaxing after a long trek is very refreshing and indeed very important for your body.

After relaxing for a day and doing all that you want. We are set to return home after 14 days of continuous journeying.

The next day after having our lunch or breakfast if you want to explore the city more you can take a later flight but if you want to reach home early you can take a flight in the morning the Kangla pass trek in Ladakh will come to an end.

How To Reach


Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons, Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once.

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim.


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations:

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary.


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

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