Miyar Valley Trek
Explore the best of Ladakh and Himachal
The spectacular Miyar Valley Trek gives you an opportunity to explore the best of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh. This picturesque broad valley of blossoming flowers, lies quietly away from the attention of people.
The trekking trails alternates amid mountain valleys, remote villages and carpet of flowers dominated by the heart-warming presence of orchids. The ancient Buddhist monasteries adds charm to this Himalayan terrain.
The trek starts from Shukto, it is the last village of Miyar valley and the walk is easy on mostly flat path. This place is rich in Flora as well as Fauna, there are a number of medicinal plants and herbs. The seven emerald lakes adds prestige to the beauty of Miyar valley.
Follow Miyar River across wide pastures, vast grasslands and some glacial streams till Kesar Yon Chhaap; it is a beautiful campsite near Miyar glacier’s snout.
The terrain changes from the lush green meadows to the dark brown rocks of Zanskar and this change will surely impress and surprise you at the same time. Miyar Valley trek is one of those rare treks which have mostly flat trails and are good for the amateurs.
Key Points of Miyar Valley Trek
- Level is Moderate
- Proper conditioning & training of body required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
- Shoes are the single most important equipment
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup
- Travel light
- The backpack should not exceed 10 kg
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Trek Fee: Enquire Now
Duration: 8 Days (Manali to Manali)
Temperature: Day (5°C to 10°C) Night (2°C to 5°C)
Altitude: (13,100 feet)
Best Time:May, June, September and October
Trek distance: 23 Km.
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level
- Group Size Large Group
Day 1– Manali to Changut (10,500 feet) via Udaipur (180 km)
Day 2– Changut to Thanpattan (11,800 feet) via Shukto (11,300 feet) (4 km)
Day 3– Thanpattan to Yolithang (12,300 feet) (6 km)
Day 4– Yolithang to Zardung (12,800 feet) (10 km)
Day 5– Zardung to Kesar Yon Chhaap (13,100 feet) (10 km)
Day 6– Kesar Yon Chhaap to Gompa (12,800 feet) (16 km)
Day 7– Gompa to Changut (10,500 feet) via Shukto (14 km)
Day 8– Changut to Manali via Udaipur (180 km)
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Transport Facility from Manali to Manali
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
Full payment confirms your booking
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
Manali to Changut (10,500 feet) via Udaipur (180 km)
The vehicle will be arranged from Manali and the departure time is 6:30 am. The drive is across Rohtang Pass to Chandrabhaga valley via Udaipur.
On arrival at Udaipur turn north and enter the idyllic Minar valley to the small hamlet Changut. Relax there and retire for the night.
Changut to Thanpattan (11,800 feet) via Shukto (11,300 feet) (4 km)
Post breakfast, reach the roadhead at Shukto village through a cab. Start the trek from here, by crossing Miyar nallah over a wooden bridge.
Khanjer, Miyar valley’s last village lies just across the bridge. A village is present ahead where the trail winds up to chorten. Pass through Khanjer’s cabbage and pea farmland before you cross multiple streams.
Now, the wide undulating meadows welcome you, walk on them for a couple of kilometres and reach Thanpattan; campsite for today. In the evening you can visit a chorten on a hill nearby.
Thanpattan to Yolithang (12,300 feet) (6 km)
Today, post breakfast start the trek to Yolithang. Climb a short steep section to the chorten which offers exotic views of the upper valley.
Witness the big rock cliffs are present on both sides of the valley and cross the grazing grounds of Tharang. A short hike from here will lead you to Yolithang, campsite for today.
Yolithang to Zardung (12,800 feet) (10 km)
Start the day young because distance is longer than the previous days but the gradient is easy. After crossing a boulder field near campsite, descend to a wide grassland.
Towards the right another valley shows up rock pyramid – over this valley, a pass connects Darcha on the Manali – Leh highway. Now, the valley slightly turns east towards Gompa, it is a campsite with some small lakes. From here walk towards Zardung.
Zardung is a spectacular campsite with huge boulders, some of them have precious stones. Reach there, spend your evening time exploring the area and retire for the night.
Zardung to Kesar Yon Chhaap (13,100 feet) (10 km)
Today we will go towards the source of Miyar River. A glacial stream comes down from the right, cross it and start hiking towards the Miyar glacier’s terminal moraine.
Across it lies “Kesar Yon Chhaap” it means “seven holy waters”. Near our campsite are extremely beautiful 7 emerald lakes, explore them in the evening. Get back and enjoy your stay in tents.
Kesar Yon Chhaap to Gompa (12,800 feet) (16 km)
Retrace your steps halfway downwards till you reach the campsite Gompa. Setup you camps there and retire for the night.
Gompa to Changut (10,500 feet) via Shukto (14 km)
Descend to Shukto today, from there the drive will be to Changut.
Changut to Manali via Udaipur (180 km)
The drive will be to Manali via Rohtang Pass.
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
ATM POINT: The last ATM point of this trek is Manali.
The connectivity will be intermittent. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before the trek.
Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.
We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.
- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.
(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)