Lamayuru To Chilling Trek

Be it for the arid landscape or the mighty Himalayas, the ancient monasteries or the turquoise lakes, Ladakh is inexorably on the top of every traveler’s wish list. You see the pictures of people going to Leh Ladakh and you’re like, “Why on Earth have I not seen this place yet!” We mean you see that widespread area of white land kissing the serene depths of the blue and you feel the urge to just be there, sit and let the calm rejuvenate your spirit. Buy the 12 Days Manali Leh Bike Trip Package to experience the surreal beauty of nature.

Ladakh has a lot to elevate our happiness to level 901!!! Nothing gives the best experience of this splendid land than an adventurous trekking trip, especially the one from Lamayuru to Chilling. Let us learn about this exciting, challenging and beautiful trek.

The Lamayuru Chilling Trek qualifies as an easy to moderate trek in the Leh-Ladakh region. The monastery at Lamayuru (also called as the Moonland of Ladakh) was built in the 10th century and is one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh. The trek starts from Lamayuru followed by Wanla, Hinju, Sumdo Doksa, the base of Dung Dung Chan-la, the trek reaches Chilling, which is the last destination of the trek. 

Chilling is the only village in Ladakh that provides metal works such as copper, bronze, silver etc.  The ancient monasteries and remote hamlets fill the travelers’ mind with the traditions and exquisiteness of the bygone era offering a spectacular view of every place he passes by.

Best time for Trek - Mid June to September

Difficulty Level - Moderately challenging

Trek Duration - 6 to 10 days

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Lamayuru to Chilling Trek, Ladakh 2020
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  • Leh
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  • Leh
₹17,000
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About the Activity:

With Lamayuru to Chilling trek, experience Ladakh treks like never before! Be a part of an exotic experience that takes you through beautiful and challenging trails, giving you splendid mountain peak views.  Of all the trekking trips in India, this is surely one which will reveal natural treasures tucked away near the remote villages of Leh and Ladakh. 

With this Lamayuru Chilling trek experience, walk through snow covered trails, cross rivers and pass villages that are not just beautiful but also hospitable. During the course of this trek, you will get to see beautiful views of the Stok and Karakoram ranges and get up and close with three passes namely Dung Dung Chan La Pass, Prinkti La Pass and the Kongskil La Pass, where you will be fascinated with unusual flora and fauna. Be part of a monastery visit and get an insight of the life and lifestyle of its residents. If you love to trek, be sure not to miss out on this Lamayuru to Chilling trek!

Altitude: 4950m

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Things You Should Know

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Things You Should Know
  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes are quite different from the plains, therefore it is advisable to take adequate time to get accustomed to high altitudes.

  • Pay special attention to the guidelines given by the instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.

  • Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products is prohibited during the trek.

  • Trekking during the nights should be avoided.

  • Consultation with a physician is suggested to make sure that you are fit to undertake the trek.

  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.

  • The horses carry only 10kg weight/trekker; be wise with your packing.

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Things to Carry

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Things to Carry
  • Backpack 35- 40 liters and a small day pack having a capacity of around 20 liters.

  • Hiking trousers and shirts, warm jackets, pullovers, raincoat and good hiking shoes, gloves and an extra pair of socks.

  • Flashlight with extra batteries, a water bottle.

  • Sunglasses and camera (optional).

  • Suntan lotion and toiletries.

  • Prescribed medication if any.

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How to Get There

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How to Get There

To reach Lamayuru, which is almost 270 km away from the center of Jammu city, you can use these three modes of transport.

By Air- The nearest airport to this place is located at Jammu which is almost 275 km away from Lamayuru. Also, you can board a plane from Srinagar airport to reach Lamayuru. There are regular flights to these airports from different parts of the country. From the airport, you can either hire a cab or avail the bus facility to reach your destination.

By Rail- Take a train to Jammu Railway station and then hire a cab or take a bus to reach Lamayuru.

By Road- You will find regular bus services from places like Jammu, Udhampur and Srinagar to reach Lamayuru.


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Attractions of Ladakh

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Pangong lake

Pangong lake

Remember the last scene in 3 idiots where the idiots and Piya reunite? Remember the picture-perfect lake that was more charismatic than any other thing going on on the screen? That lake, my friends, is the Pangong Lake

Situated at an altitude of 14,000 ft, this long and narrow lake extends from India to Tibet and is just 160 kilometres away from Ladakh. It boasts of being one of the largest saltwater lakes in Asia. What adds to the beauty of the lake is that it is landlocked and during winters the blue hue turns white, as water in the lake freezes. 

The solidified lake then becomes the venue for an ice skating festival, visited by skaters from all around the globe. The drive to Pangong lake itself is a visual treat. Don’t forget to capture some of the best sceneries you’ll ever see. Apart from that Camping around Pangong lake also fascinates thousands of visitors every year, if you are planning for a Pangong lake visit don't forget to be a part of this camping adventure.


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Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley

The deep-cut Nubra River Valley provides an incredible scenery, with green oasis villages surrounded by amazingly desolate scree slopes, boulder fields, sand dunes and harsh parched mountains. Nubra is a high altitude cold desert and the Siachen Glacier lies to the north of the Nubra Valley. 

Camping in this valley and exploring different places will give you an opportunity to discover a whole different culture. Nubra Valley is another beautiful asset of Leh Ladakh.


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Khardung La Pass

Khardung La Pass

This is a sheer pleasure for people who love riding the bike! Motorbike journey to Ladakh is an unprecedented chance to experience the charm of the region. 

You would cross the world's highest motorable pass called the Khardung La Pass, camp at high altitude lakes and spend time in valleys which are 12,000 ft above mean sea level. Enough to give your adrenaline a rush?

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Shanti Stupa

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Shanti Stupa
Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist white-domed sacred shrine which is situated on a hilltop in Chanspa in Leh. It holds the relics of the Buddha at its base.

The stupa has a unique religious importance and is quite famous due to its location which provides bird’s eye views of the surrounding landscape. It was built as a monument to celebrate 2500 years of Buddhism.

You can also check out our guide on delhi to leh trip, which will help you on your journey. 
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Magnetic Hill

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Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill is a "gravity hill" located in Ladakh. The layout of the area and surrounding slopes creates an optical illusion that the downhill road is actually an uphill road. 

You might think that the objects and cars on the hill are rolling "uphill" opposing the law of gravity when they are, in fact, rolling downhill. Amazing isn’t it? People from all over the world are attracted (all pun intended) to this place to experience this unique phenomenon of nature. One must add this place in their bucket list if planning for a Ladakh visit. 

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Zanskar Valley

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Zanskar Valley

Zanskar Valley can be called as one of the most secluded of all the trans-Himalayan valleys. Zanskar being one of the most scenic and picturesque valleys depicting the topography and culture of Ladakh attracts adventure lovers from all over the world. 

The view of the majestic "Drang-Drung" glacier takes your breath away and a visit to the Phugtal Monastery makes you even more content.

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Lamayuru Monastery

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Lamayuru Monastery
Also referred to as Yuru Gompa or Yung-Drung, the Lamayuru Monastery is one of the oldest and biggest shrines in Leh Ladakh. It is home to more than 150 monks at present and is a storehouse of many unbelievable artifacts, wall paintings, Thangas, statues and carpets.

Sitting on a big rock and being fed by the magical waters of river Indus, Lamayuru Monastery provides inner peace to the soul and a mystical scenery. Another interesting fact about this place is that the great Tibetan spiritual leader, Naropa is believed to have meditated here for several days.  
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Diskit Monastery

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Diskit Monastery

The Diskit monastery is also called as Deskit Gompa or Diskit Gompa and is the largest as well as the oldest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley.  There is a statue of  Maitreya Buddha in the prayer hall of this monastery along with various images of other gods and a huge drum. 

Also, there runs a school with the help of the ‘Tibet Support Group’ for the Tibetan children in the region. Ladakh is definitely one of the very few places that along with giving your guts a thump, fill you with immense peace and calm. Taking a visit to this monasteries should be must, while you are on your Leh Ladakh Tour.

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Hemis Monastery

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Hemis Monastery

Now comes the turn of the largest monastery in the whole region of Ladakh. It is very colourful and pretty. Hemis Monastery or the Hemis Gompa is the wealthiest monastery in India because it nestles some of the very precious and old statues and stupas made of gold, silver, and copper. 

This monastery boasts of an unmatched architecture in Tibetan style. A two-day annual festival is celebrated here in the memory of Guru Padmasambhava in June-July and is one of the biggest festivals celebrated in Ladakh region. This festival is very important and people look forward to celebrating it with full vigor and enthusiasm. 

The triumph of good over evil is celebrated through various dances in colorful costumes. People not only from nearby areas but also from the corners of Ladakh come here to buy and sell wares.

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Hall of Fame

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Hall of Fame

Located near the Leh Airfield is a museum called as the Hall of Fame. Along with the depiction of Ladakhi history and culture, the Hall of Fame commemorates the martyrs of the Indo-Pak wars and hence is also termed as a memorial for the war heroes. 

Also, it praises the role of the Indian Army in the cloud burst relief in Ladakh. It even consists of the weaponry and some important documents of the Kargil War. There’s no chance that you come here and leave without feeling proud and grateful to these men in uniform. After all, our soldiers are the real heroes.

You can also check out our guide on Manali to Leh, which will help you on your journey. 

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