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Rumtse To Tsomoriri Trek

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This trek is moderated and during this trek you have to cross six passes. You can see number of wild animals such as marmots, wild ass (Skyang) and different migrant birds across the lake. Panoramic view of Tsomoriri lake is indescribable in words. From the top of the passes, enjoy the view of wonderful and amazing Tibetan plateaux. Your will pass through the several nomadic camps with their animals such as Sheep’s, Pashmina Goats, Yaks, Female Yaks etc. You pass the through lush green meadow across Lakes where you find wild Asses (Skyang) and several different migrant birds.

Departure & Return Location

John F.K. International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Delhi,India

Arrive in Delhi, Transfer to nearby hotel.Overnight in Delhi

Day 2DELHI TO LEH FLIGHT

Transfer to domestic Airport for fly to Leh. Arrive Leh, transfer to Guest House. Day is at complete leisure to get you fully acclimatize with the altitude. Overnight at Guest House in Leh. (3500 m)

Day 3Drive LEH - ALCHI - LIKIR - LEH

Today you enjoy the awesome view of confluence of Zanskar and Indus River, beautiful villages and landscape of valley with magnificent huge mountains. Morning after breakfast, visit Alchi, situated at a distance of 68 Km from Leh. Alchi monastery was built by great Lama Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo (The great translator) 1000 years ago and is considered to be the most famous and largest among the entire monastery built by him. En route visit likir Monastery. After the visit, return back to Leh. On way back you enjoy the view awe inspiring and spectacular lunar landscape across the village. Arrive Leh by late afternoon. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4Drive Leh – Thiksey – Hemis – Rumtse(4160mt/13648ft) 80km/03-04hrs

Morning, after breakfast, drive to Rumtse that is located at a distance of 80 km from east of Leh. Today, your whole journey will be in the car on Leh-Manali Highway. En route visit Thiksay monastery, 20 km east from Leh. This monastery is the oldest monastery of Gelukpa Sect of Mahayana Buddhism in Ladakh. The great Lama Paldan Sherap built in 14th century. Inside the monastery you can see the big statue of the Matriya Buddha (Future Buddha) and wall paintings, Thankas (fresco paintings), various statues of Bodhisattvas and sacred shrines.
After visiting Thiksay monastery, drive to Hemis monastery by crossing Indus River at Kharu village towards the south. Hemis is located 25 Km from Thiksay. The great Mahasidha Stagtsan Raspa along with great ancestor Singe Namgyal built this biggest monastery in 16th century. After visiting this monastery, drive back to Kharu and then continue your journey towards east on the Highway. Have Lunch at Upshi. Take Leh-Manali highway up to Rumtse village. En route you find several remote village of Leh District such Gya, Meru. After Gya village, arrive at Rumtse. Overnight at camp in Rumtse village.

Day 5Trek Rumtse – Chorten Sumdo (4520m/14829ft) 04-05 hrs

After breakfast start your first day trek through beautiful colour gorge. After few minute of walking from camp, we cross the first River and walk along another riverside and continue along the left side. Again cross the same river towards the right side and continue along the left of the valley. Easy walk up to the Sumda Chenmo. Greenery and beautiful camping site with number of Marmots. Overnight at Camp.

Day 6Trek Chorten Sumdo – Kyamari-la (5180m) – Mandalchan-la (5170m) – Titsaling(4950mt/16240ft) 05-06 hrs

Start your trek earlier to cross Kyamari-la and Manba-la passes. Easy walk for one hour then ascend towards Kyamar La (5180 m). From the top of the pass you can see the gorgeous view of the chain of Kang yatse Snow covered peak (6400 m) and the chain of Indus valley. After crossing this pass, take right hand side and descend towards the summer camp. Then again easy ascend to the Mandalchan-la pass (5170 m). From this top, you have fantastic view of different mountain with picturesque white peaks. Then descend upto the camp. Overnight at camp.

Day 07Trek Titsaling – Shingbuk-la (5230m) - Pangunagu/Tsokar Lake(4590mt/16240ft) 05-06hrs

Today, you have only one pass to cross. After breakfast, start ascend towards the Shingbuk-la pass (5230 m). From the top, you can see the panoramic view of Tsokar Lake, surrounding mountains and the Rupshu valley. At the end of the valley, you able to see wild Ass (Skyang), turn right side and ascend for 20 minutes. Here you can see the full view of the Tsokar Lake and winter camp of nomad people of Changthang. Overnight at camp.
Tsokar Lake is approximately 95 km. northwest of the Tsomoriri Lake at a height of (4,590m). It is also called “White Lake” because of the salt deposited around it- this is because there is no outlet from the lake which makes the water brackish. In ancient times, the salt from the lake used to take out and sell it all over Ladakh and Kashmir by the local nomads known as the Changpas. Tsokar Lake is breeding grounds for a variety of birds among them the bar-headed goose, the great crested grebe, the brahmin duck and the brown headed gull.

Day 08Trek Panganagu – Nuruchan(4660mt/15288ft) 05-06hrs

Today you have easy trek along the Lake on right side. On the way you can see many birds and Wild Ass (Skyang) of Ladakh and Tibetan plateau. After leaving the lake behind, you turn towards right side and enter the Nuruchan village with beautiful camping site near the stream. Overnight at camp.

Day 09Trek Nuruchan – Horlam-la (4900m) – Rachungkaru (4900mt/16076ft) 04-05hrs

Today you have small pass Horlamla (4900m) to cross. It is easy ascent and takes 50 minutes. After crossing the pass you reach at Rachungkaru where you find nomadic camp of Tibetan refugees. In Rachungkaru, you have attraction with nomads and can see the life style of nomadic people. In this area they have plenty of Yaks, Sheep’s and Pashmina Goats. Overnight at camp.

Day 10Trek Rachungkaru – Kyamayuri-la (5430m) – Kartse-la (5380m) – Gyama (5180mt/16994ft)05-06hrs

From the camp you have walk through the camp of nomadic people. From nomadic area stick ascent to Kyamayuri-la (5300m). It is easy to ascend and it takes about more than one hour to reach at the top of the pass. From the pass; you can see splendid landscape, Tsokar Korzok area. Easy descend to the summer pasture of Tibetan refugee camp, called Gyama Burma. And on the right side there is another small pass Kartse-la (5000m), cross and easy descend then arrive in Gyama, nomadic camp. Beautiful camping site, Overnight at camp.

Day 11Trek Gyama – Yarlung Nyau-la (5440m) – Korzok(4620mt/15157ft) 06-07hrs

Morning, after breakfast continue trek to Korzok. Today we have one pass to cross. Very easy ascend right from the camping up to the top of the pass Yarlung Nyaula (5440m) Continue along the small stream towards north-east in the valley and it takes one and half hours to reach at the top. Steep easy descend and then arrive at Korzok Phu (Nomadic camp). You still have more than 30 minutes of trek from here, pass the Korzok phu and continue along the small river up to Korzok with Tsomoriri Lake. Arrive at camp. In the evening if time permits then visit Korzok Monastery or Have walk around the Lake. Overnight at camp.

Tsomoriri Lake located in the Changthang (northern plains) area, is a High Altitude Lake with an altitude of 4620m, is the largest of the High Altitude Lakes in the Trans-Himalayan bio geographic region, entirely within India. It is 23 km. long and 4 to 5 km. wide and is hemmed between Ladakh in the North and Tibet in the east and Zanskar in the west; the Changthang plateau is the geographical setting with snow peaks that provides the source of water for the Lake. Accessibility to the lake is limited to summer season only. Tsomoriri Lake is also breeding grounds for a variety of birds among them the bar-headed goose, the great crested grebe, the brahmin duck and the brown headed gull.

Day 12Drive Korzok – Leh (230km- 7/8 hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Leh. It is 230 km from Korzok and it takes 7 to 8 hours. En route you can see the hot spring in Chumathang. This spring water is consider to be medicinal water and people of Ladakh come here to cure joint / rheumatic diseases by taking bath in the water. Overnight at Guest House in Leh.

Day 13Leisure day in Leh,Ladakh

Day is at complete leisure. Go out for Shopping and Take Souvenirs for Friends and Relatives. Overnight at Guest House in Leh.

Day 14Leh – Delhi by flight.

Early in the morning transfer to Leh Airport to flights to Delhi. Arrive Delhi, transfer to Hotel. Day is at leisure or visit nearby market. Overnight at Hotel in Delhi.

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