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This journey starts after a drive to Rumtse around 85 kms from Leh near the Gya village. Which was seat of power of the Head of Ladakh Gyapacho in the 10th century AD. It crosses three passes before Tsokar Lake and another three passes after Tsokar the salt lake. While trekking in this area, you can visit birds, wild animals and changpa nomads grazing their herds of goats at the mountains and high passes. The mid point of the Trek is Tsomoriri Lake or Korzok, the head quarter of nomadic people. Explorer Tsomoriri Lake for a day and Trek further to Kibber via Parang La.
This is a unique Trek across the rupshu region in south east ladakh- it is a starkly beautiful region of high_ altitude arid plains, gentle mountain ranges and salt-water lakes, such as Tso kar and tso Moriri, with the only inhabitans being pastoral nomads. We will spend seven days crossing this region while going over a number of high passes before reaching the salt-water lake of Tso Moriri.
Early morning drive to Rumtse (4095 Mts) from Leh.( 70Kms,1-2Hrs) Trek starts:RUMTSE- KYAMER (4020 Mts)
(5Hrs). the first day is an easy walk with two river crossing after leaving behind the Leh_ manali road. Delhi to Leh [flight].
Two passes to be crossed today-kumur La (4870Mts) and mandal chan La (4996 Mts). This is the many Trekkers suffer in the thin air of some 4900m above sea level.
Crossing one pass, Shibuk La (4900m), with a slow ascent and descent, Good chance to see Wild Ass(Skyang). Camp near the lake.
Tso kar. O/n Camp
Walking along Tso Kar (4398 Mts) for much of the time on the trail. Today we have easy trek along with the lake. On the way one can see many birds and wild Ass (Skyang) of Ladakh and Tibet plateau. After finishing the lake we turn to right side and enter the Nuruchan village. Overnight camp. Leh to Runtse (4095m) by taxis.
Today we have small pass Horlama (4900Mts) to cross. After crossing the pass we reach Rachungkaru. Here the nomadic are Tibetan refugees live in summer. Here we can see the life style of nomad people in Tibet. In this area they have plenty of Yaks, Sheep’s and Pashmina Goats. Overnight camp
from the camp we have nice wal through the nomad people Tibet. From nomadic area stick ascend to kazurla (5300 Mt). from the pass we can see beautiful landscape of Korzok area. Easy descend to the summer pasture of Tibetan Refugee camp. Overnight camp in Gyamarburma.
After breakfast trek start to Kyagartso. Today we have to cross-river two times. After an hour walking through gorge we will cross the first crossing. Then easy ascend towards small pass where one can see the beautiful small lake, kyagartso. Then descend towards the second river crossing through rocky trail. After crossing the river continue towards Kyagartso. Overnight at camp.
Today will have one small pass to cross. From the camp our trek to Korzok via crossing pulling pass (4500Mt). on the way to Korzok one can see plenty of marmot. Today we have beautiful turquoise color Lake tsomoriri to see. This lake is situated at the altitude of 4267 Mt. Korzok village is situated near the lake and you can see the Korzok monastery. Overnight at camp.
Visit Korzok monastery (Tsomoriri Lake) overnight at camp.
THE TSOMORIRI LAKE is a beautiful mountain bounded expanse of water, around 240Kms. From leh in Rupsho valley. The lake is located at 14,000 ft. near a small village of Korzok monastery of 19th century houses Shakyamuni Buddha and other statues. The Nomadic people are most outstanding feature of this Lake area, which grazed heed of goats and yaks. The Tsokar (the salt lake) around 76 Kms, from Tsomoriri is also a wonderful lake in this area.
Drive back to Leh. O/n Hotel in Leh.
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