Miyar Glacier Kang La Trek

Miyar Glacier Kang La

Description- One of the less known treks over a 5000+ metre Great Himalaya pass and 34 km of glacier into the Zanskar region of Jammu and Kashmir.


Look out for- Wide, open and beautiful campsites, Miyar valley and Glacier, avalanches, Kesar Yon Chap, crevasses, Great Himalaya, Zanskar, not necessarily in that order.


Start Point – Urgus (N32 51.534 E76 47.772, 3313 mts), District Lahaul and Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India


End Point – Munay (N33 21.055 E76 56.312, 3829 mts), District Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir, India


Highest Point – Kang La (N33 14.187 E76 49.149, 5468 mts)


Lowest Point – Urgus, District Lahaul and Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India


Difficulty Level – Very Hard: High pass with discernible shortage of oxygen, long duration, heavy loads to carry for rations, freezing waist/chest deep stream crossings, 1 or possible 2 nights on glacier and/or moraine


No of days – 8-10




Camping in Heaven

Camping in Heaven


Sample Itinerary


Day Start Point End Point Stay Options

1 Urgus Doksa Camp Site

2 Doksa Gompa Camp Site

3 Gompa Kesar Yon Chap Camp Site

4 Kesar Yon Chap Phadki Glacier

5 Phadki Base Camp II Glacier

6 Base Camp II Sumdo Camp Site

7 Sumdo Bardung/Munay Gompa, Guest House, Camp Site

8 Bardung/Munay Padum Hotels, Camp Site



Trek Profile


Trek Elevation Profile

Trek Elevation Profile


Attached aside is an elevation profile of this trek. The X Axis of the graph shows the horizontal distance while the Y Axis shows the elevation. All the major waypoints on the trek have been plotted on this graph along with their elevations. The distance between waypoints along with the approximate ‘moving time’ between each waypoint has also been provided. This assumes a moderate walking pace with no stops at all.

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