Kangla Pass Trek

Kangla Pass Trek

Trip Details

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Lahaul Valley - Himachal / Zanskar Valley - Ladakh

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 12 days

  • Max Altitude: 5300m

  • Batch Dates: Custom Dates Only

Kangla Pass Trek Overview

Kangla pass (5500m) connects the Lahaul valley to the Zanskar valley. The trek begins in the Miyar Nulla. The road head for this trek is the village of Shokto. Over the next 10 days you will trek through some of the most pristine landsacpe to eventually cross the pass and come out in the Zanskar valley. It is a long and challenging trek involving a complex glacier crossing. If you chose to do the trek in June or July then the wild flower blooms in the Lahaul valley will leave you completely awestruck.

Trip Cost

This is a custom departure tour and so please write to us for prices and more info on this trek. 

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: The participants arrive in Manali.

Day 02: Manali - Udaipur by road
Duration: 10 hours

Day 03: Udaipur - Urgos (3250m) by road
Duration: 2 hours

Urgos is a charming village in the heartland of Lahaul and is quite prosperous. The easy trail passes through the beautiful Lahaul countryside.

Day 04: Urgos - Tharang (3700m)
Duration: 5 hours

The trail to Tharang is quite easy by Himalayan standards and is dotted with flowers early in the season.

Day 05: Tharang - Gumbah Nala (3900m)
Duration: 6 hours

Trek through lush green meadows to the next camp at Gumbah Nala. These upper reaches of the Miyar Nala are renown for the many flowers that dot the meadows in spring.

Day 06: Gumbah Nala - Base Camp of Miyar Glacier (4200m)
Duration: 6 hours

It's an easy trek through lush meadows and pretty scenery to the Base Camp from where the trail becomes harder.

Day 07: Base Camp of Miyar Glacier - Base Camp of Kang La (4600m)
Duration: 8 hours

Trek up the Miyar Glacier to the base of Kang La. The glacier is crevassed in places but there is no danger to wary and well-equiped trekking parties.

Day 08: Base Camp of Kang La - Kang La (5450m) - Camp after the Pass
Duration: 8 hours

The trail to the pass is challenging and precautions need to be taken to ensure the safety of the team. Set camp at the first good camping site after the descend from the top of the pass.

Day 09: Camp after the Pass - Burdun
Duration: 5 hours

Trek into the Heart of Zanskar and camp close to the ancient and well-preseved Burdun Gompa.

Day 10: Burdun - Padam
Duration: 3 hours

Trek along a almost motorable road to the road head at Padam.

Day 11: Padam - Kargil by road
Duration: 5 hours

Day 12: Kargil - Leh by road
Duration: 10 hours

  1. Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents.
  2. Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, Dining Tents, Western Style Toilet Tents.
  3. Sleeping bags (Down Feather/ Primaloft). 
  4. Insulated sleeping pads.
  5. All meals as detailed in the itinerary and safe drinking water.
  6. Guides, Cook and camp staff.
  7. Porters to carry loads on the route with personal portage up to 10kg/person 
  8. All HP/ J&K state Forest Permits as applicable
  9. All transport Manali to Shukto and Padum to Leh 
  1. All hotel stays in Manali and Leh
  2. Any food in hotels. 
  3. All expenses of personal nature like bottled water, drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
  4. Personal Clothing.
  5. Medical and evacuation expenses, we strongly recommend purchasing a suitable insurance cover - asc360 provides adventure insurance in the Indian Himalayas.
  6. Any transport outside of mentioned inclusions.
  7. Any expense incurred due to force majeure such as landslide, bad weather or reasons beyond our control.

- Backpack 40 - 50 Lt with rain cover - Goes on the horse/porter
- Day Pack 15 - 20 lt with rain cover-  to carry your camera, water bottle, trail layers, trail food etc.
-Trekking Shoes: Please do not wear sports shoes as on most treks, as we go higher it gets harder to use sports shoes. 
- 2 -3 pairs of trekking socks.
- 2 pairs of woolen socks - ideal to sleep in and best to use when in camp. We do not recommend them while trekking
- Pants: 3 pairs (including the ones you wear) - Ideal are the quick dry trekking pants. Alternatively, track pants are also comfortable to trek in. 
- T-shirts 3 pairs (including the ones you are wearing) - Preferably quick dry, full sleeve t-shirts  You can also choose to get T-shirts with collars, they offer extra protection for the neck from sunburns.
- Fleece Jacket 
- Rain & Wind Protection
- Down filled / Hollow fiber fill insulated Jacket
- Thermal liners - 1 pair upper and lower (optional).
- Warm Cap
- Gloves 
- Sun Cap
- Sunglasses with UV protection.
Other recommended necessities:
- Toiletries - sunscreen SPF 40+, moisturiser, lip balm, soap, toilet paper.
- Repair Kit (needle and thread).
- Headlamp/ Torch.
- Camera.
- Water Bottle- Ideally keep two bottles 1 liter each.
- Trekking Pole - Optional.
- Plastic Packing covers. (Please pack all your gear in waterproof plastic bags so that your clothes etc do not get wet while on horses or porters. Also, carry extra plastic bags in case you need to pack wet clothes.)