Welcome to Yapola Valley

At minuscule Phanjila, a spur road diverges to appealing Hinju, where homestays provide the launchpad for the wild trek to Sumdha Do (two days) and Alchi.

South of Phanjila, a newly improved but largely unpaved road passes through spectacular Yapola Gorge before reaching traditional Honupatta village, then across the magnificent Sisir La (4800m) and Sengge La (4950m) passes, descending in between to Photoksar, a cliff-knoll village at over 4100m.

Jeeps can now reach just past the 4425m Kyupa La pass, from which Lingshet, trekking base for reaching Zanskar, is a half-day walk.

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Yapola Valley in detail