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TSOMORIRI TREK

 ITINERARY   


Day 01: Arrival in Leh. Kushok Bakula airport. 

From airport to be received by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel for a complete day of rest for acclimatization wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served. Lunch will be served at 02:00pm. After lunch visit Leh Market, 17thcentury Leh Palace, and Shanti Stupa. Overnight at Leh in Hotel/Guest house.


 Day 02: A Full-day sightseeing to the Monasteries of Indus valley. (104 Kms / 5-6 hrs)

After breakfast drive to visit the 16thcentury Shey Palace shrine room, 14th century Thiksay, 17thcentury Hemis monasteries. Packed or Hot Lunch will be provided. Return to Leh in the evening. Overnight at Leh in Hotel/Guest house.


Day 03: Leh to Nubra Valley. (120kms / 4-5 hrs)
After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft). Arrive at Deskit by Afternoon. Check into hotel for rest after long drive. Early evening Double hump camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village. Overnight at Deskit village in Hotel/Guest house.


Day 04: Nubra Valley to Leh. (120 Kms / 4-5 hrs)
After Breakfast visit 14th century Deskit monastery and 32 metre statue of Maitreya Buddha. Drive back to Leh by same Route, crossing Khardungla Pass. Overnight at Leh in Hotel/Guest house. 


Day 05: Drive Leh to Rumtse (80km)

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. Overnight at Rumtse. 


Day 06: Trek From Rumtse – Chorten Sumdo. (4520m / 4 - 5 hrs)

After breakfast start your first day trek through beautiful color 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 Chorten Sumdo. 


Day 07: Trek from Chorten Sumdo to Titsaling. (4950m / 6 -7 hrs)

Start your trek earlier to cross Kyamari-la(51800m) and Manba-la (5170m) 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 Kangyatse 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 defferent mountain with picturesque white peaks. Then descend upto the camp. Overnight at Titsaling. 


Day 08: Trek from Titsaling Pangunagu/Tsokar Lake. (4590m / 6 – 7 hrs)

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 Pangunagu/Tsokar Lake. 


Day 09: Trek from Panganagu – Nuruchan. (4660m / 5 -6 hrs trek)

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 Nuruchan


Day 10: Trek Nuruchan to Rachungkaru. (4900m / 4 -5 hrs trek)

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 Rajungkaru, you have attraction with nomads and can see the life style of nomadic people. In this area they have plenty of Yaks, Sheeps and Pashmina Goats. Overnight at Rachungkaru. 


Day 11: Trek from Rachungkaru to Gyama. (5180m / 5 -6 hrs trek)

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 Gyama.


Day 12: Trek from Gyama to Korzok. (4620m / 7 hrs trek)

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 Korzok. 


Day 13: Drive from Tsomoriri Lake to Leh.(220 kms) 

After breakfast Taxi will take you back to Leh. Enroute sightseeing to Chumathang Hot-spring. Reaching leh early evening check into hotel for rest. Overnight at Leh in Hotel / Guest house. 


Day 14: Departure. 

Today after breakfast transfer to Airport. 

 


DESCRIPTION 

Rumtse to Tsomoriri lake trek is famous for its unique features like high arid plains, Changpa nomads, high pasturelands, snow-capped peaks and the lakes. The starting point of the Trek is Rumtse village (4100m) which is approximately 70 kms from Leh. The route traverses across a number of high passes and areas which are an important wildlife sanctuary, harboring snow leopards and wild asses, as well as various species of birds, such as the black necked crane. The destination of the trek- Tsomoriri Lake is situated in Changthang ‘the nomadic highland” on eastern part of Ladakh- border of Tibet and is one of the largest of the High Altitude Lakes in the Trans-Himalayan bio-geographic region, entirely within  India. 


  • Route: Changthang nomadic high-land.


  • Duration: 13 Nights, 14 Days.


  • On trek duration: 6 Nights, 7 Days


  • Grade: Moderate to Strenuous.


  • Season: June to September

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