_DSC8247.jpg

GANDA LA PASS

TREK

The Ganda La 4950m is located just 25km’s south of Leh town and can be completed in 4 nights and five days of trekking. The access to the pass is through the Rumbak village which offers opportunity to observe village life in Ladakh and also take acclimatisation walks in multiple directions. The climb to the base of the pass is through multiple side valley and in fairly remote terrain. The pass crossing is exciting and offers wide views specially of the Zanskar Range. The village of Shingo on the return is an oasis of green and offers stunning camping options. The trail from Singo to Chilling at the end of the trek passes through a long gorge which is one of the highlights of the trek.

REgion

Leh

FIRST TRIP

July 2017

Icons-Individual-03.png

Trip Grading

3

Trip DURATION

7 days

Best Period

June, July & August

Side TRIPS

Join the Markha valley trek

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  1.  Leh offers quick access thanks to the airport and comfortable hotels

  2.  Rumbak village offers an insight to traditional Ladakh homes.

  3.  Interesting approach to Ganda La through multiple side valleys

  4.  Wide views from Ganda La 

Ganda La Gallery

_DSC8109

On the trail towards Rumbak village at the start of the trek

_DSC8116

Campsite just short of the Rumbak village

_DSC8210

Acclimatisation trek with Stok La in the background

_DSC8406

On the trail towards the base of Ganda La

_DSC8317

Multiple colours on the trail

_DSC8364

Campsite at Ganda La base with Stok Kangri in the background

_DSC8447

Final climb up the Ganda La

_DSC8451

Views towards the Zanskar range from Ganda La

_DSC8506

At the sprawling Shingo campsite after the pass crossing

_DSC8527

Traversing a stunning gorge on the trail down to Chilling

_DSC8550

Crossing the Zanskar over a pulley bridge at Chilling