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Zinchen to Chilling Trek



Zinchen to Chiling trek is an overall moderate trek, which starts from Zinchen a village gorge towards Rumbak and after sometime you enter Hemis National Park habitat of Snow Leopard and mountain ungulates.

Tour Route

Leh / Zingchen / Rumbak / Kaya / Chilling


Day 01: Leh to Zingchen via Zingchen, 4-5 hours
After having breakfast  drive to  Zingchen and walk towards Rumbak through a straight forward road. Leaving Zingchen village, you enter Hemis National Park – habitat of Snow leopard and mountain ungulates etc. Walk through a narrow trail and valley widens as you arrive Rumbak village. Rumbak offers you an opportunity to stay in a village house with the family – a trend began in recent years under home stay system being promoted and supported by govt. NGOs and travel agencies. You get to try different local dishes during your home stay experience.

Day 02: Rumbak to Yurutse, 2-3 hours
With traditional Ladakhi breakfast begins your day trek to Yurutse. At Yurutse after having lunch proceed for a short walk for wildlife sightseeing before returning to stay again in a local family house .

Day 03: Yurutse to Kaya, 6-7 hours
From Yurutse follow the path along the mountains, and then cross a small valley to a zig zag steep path. Thereafter cross Ganda La pass (4380m) and after about two hours of descending walk you get to the beautiful valley of Markha. A few hundred meters further is the Kaya village, where you stay in a family house.

Day 04: Kaya to Leh via Chilling, 2-3 hours
After having the breakfast walk towards Chilling across the Zanskar River and drive back to Leh, where you get by evening.

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Trip Price


Duration 4 Days



Trip Style Camping

Country India


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