Rangdum to Lamayuru Trek
Ladakh | 10D/9N | 17,241 Ft.
July to October
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
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- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Difficult
- Group Size Medium Group
All about the Rangdum to Lamayuru Trek.
The trek from Rangdum to Lamayuru follows the most offbeat trail in Ladakh, rendering it ideal for those who wish to avoid the beaten tracks. The trek plunges into the remotest valleys of Ladakh, and through three different mountain passes. Rangdum is a beautiful high altitude plateau that lies in one of the most isolated areas of Suru Valley, almost right between Kargil and Padum. Fenced by magnificent hills and glaciers, the elliptical plateau is the origin point of the trek. Owing to the isolation from the common regions of Ladakh, the trail is trodden by only handful trekkers, who wander here seeking out the haunting beauty of the untouched nooks of nature. Besides breathtaking beauty, you also get to visit some of the themes ancient and beautiful Buddhist monasteries. The splendour of Ladakhi villages magnifies your experience twofold.
Max. Altitude – 5,246 m
Duration – 10 days
Level – Difficult
1. The trek traces one of the most offbeat trails in Ladakh and offers you the kind of solitude, respite, and peace you need.
2. Be privy to the beautiful blend of Buddhist and Tibetan cultures that is exclusive to Ladakhi villages.
3. Traverse the remote but beautiful parts of Suru valley, carrying a backdrop of stunning glaciers and mountains.
Day 1 Drive from Leh to Kargil
Day 2 Drive from Kargil to Rangdum
Day 3 Trek from Rangdum to Junction
We date a short detour to the beautiful Rangdum Monastery before actually beginning the trek. Then, we head towards the junction, following a gradual, easy trail that unfolds right beside a gurgling river. After about two hours, we reach the junction a beautiful campsite near the river, where we pitch our tents and camp for the night.
Distance: 13.5 km
Time Taken: 4 – 5 hrs
Day 4 Trek from Junction to Kong Nala via Kanji La Pass
A splendor long trek today. We leave the campsite at junction, and trace the path flanking the left side of the gorge, which ascends to the Kanji La Pass. The climb to Kanji La is gradual, and once at the pass, you’re treated to mind-boggling views of the surrounding Ladakhi Himalayas, dominated by the mighty Nun Kun peaks. Spend some time admiring the beauty, and drinking in the sweeping views of Ladakh, and start descending to the River Kong Nala. This will be our campsite for the night. Stay in tents.
Distance: 11 km
Time Taken: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 5 Trek from Kong Nala to Kanji
We continue post a hearty breakfast. The trail unwinds beside yet another gurgling river, and massive rock walls and mountains loom into view. The view is strikingly different from the ones you’ve seen so far. Admire the beauty of the view as you approach Kanji, a quaint little village with beautiful views. Stay here will be in a homestay.
Distance: 13 km
Time Taken: 4 hrs
Day 6 Trek from Kanji to Shillakong via Yokma La Pass
Like the first pass day, this one will also be a bit long. We begin after breakfast, and trek through a bridge that opens up along the river’s left side. Follow the trail that hugs the gorge, and begin ascending to Yokma La Pass. The climb is gradual, and you are rewarded with spectacular views of the Himalayas, yet again. Explore around for a while, and start descending to Shillakong, our campsite for the night.
Distance: 12 km
Time Taken: 6 – 7 hours
Day 7 Trek from Shillakong to Hanupatta via Nyigutse La Pass
The longest day of the trek. We begin early in the morning, as maintain a steady pace, as the altitude gain is considerable, and the trail is a bit challenging. The climb to Nyigutse La is a steep one, as well as a long one. But the pass leads to views magnificent enough to pale all your exhaustion. Admire the views for a bit, and then begin descending to the rustic village of Hanupatta. Overnight stay in a homestay.
Distance: 19 km
Time Taken: 9 hrs
Day 8 Trek from Hanupatta to Wanla
A relatively short day today. We begin trekking along the river, and past the Phenjila village. Once we pass the village, we soon reach Wanla village, where we stay overnight in a homestay.
Distance: 18 km
Time Taken: 5 hrs
Day 9 Trek from Wanla to Lamayuru via Prinkti La Pass
Last day of the trek today, and a short one. We stick to the trail tailing the gorge, and climb up to Prinkti La Pass, a window to mesmerising vistas of the landscape of Ladakh. After spending some time admiring and exploring around, we begin descending to the Lamayuru Monastery. This officially marks the end of your trek. Vehicles can be arranged from here to take you back to Leh.
Distance: 9.5 km
Time Taken: 4 – 5 hrs
Day 10 Drive from Lamayuru to Leh
- 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.
- Accommodation and Food in Leh: Food and stay in Leh are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Leh, 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.
Whom is the trek for?
The level of this trek leans more towards moderate level of difficulty, 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 for successful completion of the trek.
When should the trek be attempted?
July to September is an ideal season for this trek, as the weather conditions are considerably more pleasant and stable, as opposed to harsh winters.
How to reach Leh?
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. For complete checklist, download the checklist from the footer.