Kanji La Trek
Ladakh | 13D/12N | 17,000 Ft.
August to October
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
- Reviews 3934.9/5
- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Ultimate
- Group Size Small Group
All about the Kanji La Trek.
Straying well off the beaten path, the Kanji La trek traces one of the remotest yet exceptionally scenic routes in the Zanskar region of Ladakh. Cutting through beautiful lush forests, villages, passes, and gorges, the trail is constantly fenced by majestic snow-clad peaks. The route later follows the scenic route along the river Tsarap Chu, leading up the to the temple of Phuktal Gompa, which is one of the most stunning temples in the world. As you progress, some of the best campsites in the country await you! Experience literally breathtaking moments as you make your way through the Phirtse La Pass, which is the highest point of our trek.
Level- Moderate to difficult
Maximum Elevation- 5,150 m
Season- Mid August to Mid October
1. Explore remote villages in the Zanskar region.
2. Tread through dense forests, pases, canyons and gorges.
3. Experience peace, quiet and solitude on this offbeat trek.
Kanji La Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrive at Leh
Day 2 : Rest and Acclimatise in Leh
Day 3 : Trek from Photoksar to Boumitse La (4,400 m); 7-8 hours
Day 4 : Trek from Boumitse La to Sengge La (4,950 m) via Yulchung (3,900 m)
Day 5 : Trek from Sengge La to Lingshed (3,900 m)
Day 6 : Trek from Lingshed to Barmi La (4,600 m)
Day 7 : Trek from Barmi La to Dibling (4,000 m)
Day 8 : Trek from Dibling to the Pikdong La Base (4,300 m)
Day 9 : Trek from Pikdong La Base to Pikdong La (5,000 m); 6-7 hours
Day 10 : Trek to Kanji La (5,150 m), camp at Riverkong (4,300 m); 7-8 hours
Day 11 : Trek to Kanji; 5-6 hours
Day 12 : Trek from Kanji to Kanji Dok, and Shilakong (4,300 m); 6-7 hours
Day 13 : Trek to Prinkiti La- Lamayuru, and Drive to Leh
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
- Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
- Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
- 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 meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
- Trekking 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.
- 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.
- GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
- Food in Leh: Food in Leh is not included in the package. We can recommend a few good options.
- Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation from home to Leh and vice versa is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
- Personal Trekking 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 that 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.
- Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides 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.
FAQs and Reviews
Whom is the trek for?
The level of this trek leans from moderate to slightly difficult, which naturally demands exceptional physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. It is strongly advisable to have prior trekking experience of scaling at least 3,500 meters before you approach this trek, which means beginners should stay away. Also, proper acclimatization is key here.
What is the best season for this trek?
The best season to do this trek is from Mid August to Mid October, when the weather conditions have dialed down a notch as the snow clears up considerably, and the temperatures aren’t too harsh.
How to reach the base camp?
By Air You can take a direct flight to Leh from Delhi, Mumbai, and Srinagar. Take a cab to the base camp from Leh Airport. By Road You can reach Leh by road either from Srinagar or from Manali, although the Srinagar route is widely preferred over the Manali route. By Rail Jammu Tawi is the nearest railways station to Leh and is well connected to most major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai.
What things are needed to be carried?
Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a day pack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines.Fo a complete list, download the checklist from the footer.