AT LEAST 2 – 3 DAYS OF ACCLIMATIZATION IS REQUIRED IN LEH BEFORE THE TOUR.
Description : 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 nomades 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. Explore 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 inhabitants 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.
The combination of a cultural exploration of the rich Buddhist culture of Ladakh and a challenging trek in the high desert plateau makes this a distinctive Himalayan journey.
Day 01: LEH – RUMTSE.
Early morning drive to Rumtse (4095 Mts) from Leh. (70 Kms, 1–2 Hrs). Trek Starts: RUMTSE – KYAMER (4020 Mts) (5 hrs). The first day is an easy walk with two river crossings after leaving behind the Leh – Manali Road. Delhi to Leh[flight]
Day 02: KYAMAR - TISALING (4200 Mts) (5-6 hrs).
Two passes to be crossed today - Kumur La (4870 Mts) and Mandal Chan La (4996 Mts). This is the day many trekkers suffer in the thin air of some 4900m above sea level.
Day 03: TISALING - PANGUNAGU (4250 Mts) (5-6 hrs).
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
Day 04: PANGUNAGU - NURUCHAN (4300 Mts) (4-5 hrs).
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 at camp. Leh to Rumtse (4095m) by taxis.
Day 05: NURUCHEN - RAJUNGKARU (4700 Mts) (5 Hrs).
Today we have small pass Horlamla (4900 Mts) 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.
Day 06 : RAJUNGKARU - GYAMABURMA (5100 Mts) (5-6Hrs).
From the camp we have nice walk through the nomad people of Tibet. From nomadic area stick ascend to Kazurla (5300 Mt). From the pass we can see beautiful landscape of Korzok area. Easy descent to the summer pasture of Tibetan refugee camp.Overnight camp in Gyamarburma.
Day 07 : GYAMABURMA – GYAMA (5200 Mts) (5-6Hrs).
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 thesecond river crossing through rocky trail. After crossing the river continue towards Kyagartso. Over night at camp
Day 08: GYAMA - KORZOK (Tsomoriri 4500mts) (5-6 Hrs).
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.
Day 09: Rest at KORZOK
Visit Korzok monastery (Tsomoriri Lake) Overnight at camp.
THE TSOMORIRI LAKE is a beautiful mountain bounded expanse of water, around 240 Kms. from Leh in Rupsho Valley. The Lake is located at 14,000 ft. near a small village of Korzok. The Korzok Monastery of 19th century houses Shakyamuni Buddha and other statues. The Nomadic people are most outstanding feature of this Lake area, which grazed herd of goats and yaks. The Tsokar (the salt Lake) around 76 kms. from Tsomoriri is also a wonderful Lake in this area.
Day 10 KORZOK – LEH. (220 Kms, 6-7 hrs).
Drive back to Leh. O/n Hotel in Leh.