The Lamayuru Chilling trek is one of the moderate treks in the Ladakh region that passes through the remote and beautiful Ripchar valley and inhabited by nomadic settlements in the midst of variety of wild and colourful alpine flowers.
The Lamayuru Chilling trek further traverses and ascends to some high altitude mountain passes wherefrom you can capture the excellent view of the Karakoram and the Zanskar ranges. The initial part of the trek till Chilling is less traveled. From Chilling you cross the Zanskar river by a pulley cable and continue your journey towards the Markha valley, which is very popular and considered to be one of the best valleys in Ladakh.
The Lamayuru Chilling trek commences from Lamayuru, which hosts the popular Lamayuru monastery at 3,510 meters, one of the oldest monasteries in the Ladakh region built in the 10th century. It reflects the ancient colours of the Indo – Tibetans from its rich collection of ancient manuscripts, paintings and chortens. From Lamayuru the trail heads to Wanla via Prinkiti La at 3,650 meters and then turns to ascend towards Hinju village that is set at a height of 3,720 meters. The Lamayuru Chilling Trek continues to ascend towards Konze La at 4,950 meters, wherefrom the journey turns to Dun Dung La base. After crossing Dung Dung La the trek continues a steep trek downhill before finally concluding at Chilling.
|Season||Mid June- Oct|