Lamayuru To Chiling Via The Dung Dung La

Trip Overview

The old caravan route to Lamayuru diverges from the Kargil-Leh road at the Fatu-la. As one descends from the pass, one can appreciate the impressive line of Mani walls and contents, which lead down to the village.

From Sumdo Chinmu follow the trail down the valley past the base of the Dung Dung la. This entails following a rough trail, which crosses the river several times before it diverts to a side ridge to the north of the valley. The trail then leads up and over to the village of Sumdo Choon.
(Note: Sumdo Choon 'little village, Sumdo Chinmu 'big village')

At Sumdo Choon there is a small monastery affiliated with Alchi. Above the village there is a trail leading to the base of the Stakspi la (4, 970m). On the second stage there is a short, steep ascent to the Stakspi la and grand views of the Ladakh range.

The trail descends quite steeply to a small grazing area and shepherds' shelter and a possible campsite. (This is a useful camp spot if one is doing the trek in reverse out from Alchi.) It is a further three hours down to Alchi (3,200m), where there is a regular campsite cum restaurant close to the monastery. A further three to 4-km along the jeep track takes one to the Alchi Bridge, and the main highway to Leh .age.

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  1. Lamayuru To Wahlah (Average walking time 3 ½ to 4 hours)
  2. Wanlah To Hinju (Average walking time 4 to 5 hours)
  3. Hinju Via Konze La To Camp (Average walking time 6 to 7 hours)
  4. Sumdo Chinmu To Base Of Dung Dung La (Average walking time 3 to 4 hours)
  5. Dung Dung La To Chiling (3,350m))

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Dear Babu,
Thank you for your question! We are so fine! We enjoyed the trekking in Nepal so much, we got a lot of beautiful memories! We want to help your new website with two pictures about us with K.C. I hope you will like them! Thank you for organized our trip! Best wishes
Anikó, Zsolt
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Dear Mr. Babu Sitaula,
I am very content with Unique Path trekking; the tour was well organized, the trek well managed. Above all, all deadlines were met exactly. I can't send a group photo, because I was alone. But I send you a photo from the base camp. I wish for you and your company all the best for the future. Maybe we will trek together once again. Regards,
Rudolf Kufner
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