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Yangtang (India)

Practical information on Yangtang

  • Encounters with locals
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Culture (paddy field, coffee, tea ...)
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
100 km from Leh by car
When to go
May through October
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Yangtang

Julie Olagnol Seasoned Traveller
145 written opinions

Yangthang is one of the most charming Ladakhi villages to the west of Leh. It is located on the road to the north of the principal route between Khalsi and Leh.

My suggestion:
During your trip to India, plan a trek around Likir, Yangthang and Rizong if you do not wish to embark on a grand tour.
My review

In parallel to the route from Kargil to Leh, there is another road called the "Sham". It connects small villages such as Likir (famous for its Gompa), Yangthang and Timishgan.

The latter could be a little detour from the main route, a day trip (they are easy to rich from Leh) or better, a short trek for ramblers who do not wish to climb to a high altitude.

Curiously, Yangthang village reminds me very much of Turtuk, although further north, on the border with Pakistan Probably because of the barley fields where I could see women working in their colourful outfits. I especially appreciated the traditional life of the Ladakh families here, with whom we can stay. Some advice for those who do not have much time but would like to travel around the area of Leh without undertaking long journeys.

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