Kang La Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 9
  • Starts/Ends New Delhi, India
The Kang La was the traditional route used by Lahaulis (people from Lahaul) to cross over into Zanskar and on to Ladakh. It is one of the high passes on the Great Himalayan range where you crossover from Himachal into Ladakh which is the Trans Himalaya.

There is a 24 km long, crevasse infested glacier we trek on to reach this pass. An extremely remote and unfrequented trek, this rewards the people who do it with some stunning scenery. Massive meadows carpeted with wild flowers, Gaddi shepherds with their huge flocks, sparkling streams, pristine glacial lakes, snow mountains all around and a long glacier, are just some from the trek before crossing the Kang La. Once you do, we enter another different world- "The Kingdom of Zanskar" with its arid lands and monasteries built into mountain sides and people so primitive that we feel we have just gone back in time.

Miyar Nala, as it is often known, is an exceptionally long valley, with the Miyar river running down into the Chandra Bhaga river at Udaipur over 50 kilometers below the Miyar Glacier. Starting in Miyar valley where wild flowers abound, the trek to Kang La (pass) involves traversing over the 24 km long Miyar glacier and a climb up to 5468 m.
  • Day 1: Overnight Bus from Delhi to Manali
  • Day 2: Arrive Manali (1,920m)
  • Day 3: Drive Manali to Shukto
  • Day 4: Trek to Thanpattan
  • Day 5: Trek to Zardong
  • Day 6: Trek to Phalpu (The snout of the glacier)
  • Day 7: Trek to Camp 1 (4,400m) on the glacier
  • Day 8: Trek to Camp 2 (4,870m) - Kangla Jot Base
  • Day 9: Cross Kang La & descend to the other base (4,400m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Bardan (3,670m) & drive to Padum
  • Day 11: Drive to Kargil
  • Day 12: Drive to Leh/Srinagar
  • Day 13: Free Day
  • Day 14: Fly to Delhi
  • Transportation by an AC Volvo coach from New Delhi to Manali & back from Manali to New Delhi
  • Transport from Manali to Urgus & back in Non-AC SUVs
  • Transport from Bardan to Leh in Non-AC SUVs
  • Twin Share accommodation in tents with foam sleeping pads for camping nights on trek
  • Entry fees, Camping fees & Trekking Permit
  • Full board camping arrangements on the mountain with a large mess tent, tables & stools
  • White Magic Trip Leader assisted by certified, experienced local guide
  • Portage of all the personal baggage & group equipment.
  • Accommodation and meals in Manali
  • Sleeping Bag Items of personal clothing
  • Any arrangements in Delhi
  • Air Fares, Visas, Insurance, Airport taxes, laundry, phone calls, beverages and bottled water, souvenirs and other expenses of a personal nature.
  • Tips for guides, cooks & porters
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
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