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MIYAR VALLEY AND KANGLA JOT (5450m) - HIMALAYAN TRAVERSE
 
 
Trip Code : RIKJOT
Trip Duration : 18 Days
Trip Grade : Strenuous  
Max Group Size : 12
Highest Point:5450m Kangla Jot
Highest Camping Point:4870m Kangla Jot Base
Best time to Go : Mid June to Mid July
  Activity : Trekking 
Trip Cost Show cost in EURO / USD
• Excludes airfares
• Contact for
  Euro 2925 per person
• 3 – 4 pax :Euro 2604 per person
• 5 – 7 pax :Euro 2293 per person
• 8 – 10 pax :Euro 1975 per person
• Single supplement:Euro 279
Places Visited
Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Delhi
A very spectacular and challenging trek, we traverse glaciers and cross the rarely traveled Kangla Jot pass to enter the Zanskar Valley.
Beginning in the small town of Udaipur with its Hindu temples we trek through the beautiful less trampled Miyar Nala valley with its pristine alpine pastures surrounded by rocky and snow capped mountains - a great playground for climbing enthusiasts. This high altitude valley is carpeted with flowers during the short summer months of Mid June to the end of September. The wide open meadows soon give way to serious terrain of rocks, scree and boulders and crevasses will have to be negotiated to get to the glaciated Kangla Jot pass after which we enter the Zanskar valley - a total contrast with its stunning moon like landscape and ancient Buddhist monasteries situated dramatically on cliff tops and across the rugged hills.
This demanding trek offers one a chance to trek through wilderness and high altitude and a wonderful insight into the local culture as you get to see Hindu culture at its best in the temples of Kulu ,Manali and Udaipur which are a contrast to the culture across the pass in the remote Zanskar valley which remains cut off from the rest of the world for 6 months of the year from November until May. All passes leading to this valley are snowbound and the only way for the locals to commute to Leh, the district headquarters of Ladakh is to walk across the frozen Zanskar River in the month of January until mid February.


Note: After Mid July to end of Sept, more open crevasses will have to be negotiated.
Trip Highlights
Unfrequented trek route
Trek through a maze of glaciers
Stunning Landscape and views of peaks & Glaciers
Cultural insight
Drive through Zanskar & Suru Valleys
Trip Activities
Gentle walking
Driving
Monastery and Palace Visits
Trip at a Glance
5 nights hotel
3 nights guest house
09 nights camping
10 days trekking
Quick Itinerary
Arrive Delhi. Hotel Transfer
Train to Chandigarh. Drive to Manali
Local Sightseeing
Drive to Urgus
Trek to Khanjar north
Trek to Gumba Nala north
Trek to Phalpu
Trek to Camp 1
Trek to Camp 2 - Kangla Jot base
Buffer Day
Trek to opposite base of Kangla Jot
Trek to Bardan
Drive to Padum. Trek to Karsha
Drive to Rangdum
Drive to Mulbekh
Drive to Leh
Free day in Leh
Fly to Delhi
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