Zanskar with Rupshu Valley Trek

Leh Ladakh Trekking

 Duration: 35 Nights / 36 Days

 Places Covered: Delhi - Leh - Nubra Valley - Kargil - Raru - Trek Dorzong - Trek Kalbok - Trek Phukthal - Trek Tangthak - Trek Hormoche - Trek Sathak - Trek Tsokmesik - Trek Lungo - Trek Sangtha - Trek Pangchen do - Trek Walthang - Trek Nuruchan - Trek Rachungkaru - Trek Gyamalhoma - Korzok - Kyangdam - Skitpodangsa - Getpabuzak - Tarangyokma - Parang La base - Takkarzong - Thagltak - Kibber - Kaza - Manali - Delhi

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This is the most popular trek of Ladakh with maximum number of passes. Starts from Lamayuru (the monastery of Lamayuru is one the earliest founded monasteries in Ladakh) and enters Zangskar through the remote villages of Ligshed, Photoksar and then Karsha. During this trek you will go through many scattered high villages, each with irrigated fields of barley, wheat and mustard which adds brilliance to the landscape of this broken moon land, and opportunity of spotting wild animals. Rupshu Valley lies sandwiched between Ladakh in the north, Tibet in the east and Zanskar in the west. It is a part of the Changthang plateau and is characterized by high arid plains, nomads, high pasturelands, snow-capped peaks and beautiful high altitude azure-blue lakes, the largest being Tsokar & Tso Moriri at 4,500 m.

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Quick Facts

  • Leh is the largest city in Ladakh.
  • Population (2011): 27,513
  • Nearest Airport: Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
  • Languages Spoken: Ladakhi, Urdu, English
  • STD Code: 01982
  • Best Time to Visit: June - October

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival Delhi: Upon arrival at New Delhi international airport, meet to our representative and trnasfer to hotel near by airport for rest of the night.

Delhi - Leh (Flight): After an early breakfast proceed to domestic airport, board flight to Leh, on arrival at Leh (3520m) meet & greet and transfer to the Hotel. Welcome drink on arrival. We recommend you completely relax for the rest of the day to enable yourselves to acclimatize to the rarefied air at the high altitude. Overnight at the hotel.

Leh City

Leh (Full day monasteries tour): After breakfast at take a full day excursion to renowned monasteries of Ladakh region. Visit Thiksey monastery, Hemis monastery which is one of the most famous monasteries of the Ladakh region. On the way back to Leh visit Shey Palace and 3 Idiot Fame Rancho School. Afternoon city tour of Leh visiting Sankar Gompa, Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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Leh - Nubra Valley After breakfast at hotel start your drive to Nubra Valley. En-route stop at Khardung la Pass, the highest motorable road in the world at 5600 meters. The views from the top of the pass are amazing. After spending some time continue drive on to Nubra Valley. On arrival check-in at the Tents. In the afternoon visit Diskit Monastery and walk around the town of Diskit. Dinner and overnight at the tents.

Nubra Valley - Leh After breakfast visit Sumoor and Panamic hot sulphur springs. You can also take a ride on double humped Camel ( at your own cost). After lunch drive back to Leh. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Pangong Lake

Leh (Full day tour of Pangong Lake - 130 Kms) Leave early morning at 5AM to Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. While ascending Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the villages below the pass. After crossing the pass halt at Tsoltak, the summer pastureland of the yaks. Arrive Durbuk and from there a short drive takes you to the western shore of the lake. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 144 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the "INDO CHINA BORDER". One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. In the late afternoon drive back to Leh. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.

Leh - Kargil (230 Km/ 6-7 h): After Breakfast drive to Kargil enroute visitalchi, Basgo Palace, Liker Monastery and Gurudwara Pathar Shab .Arrive at Kargil by evening. Overnight Hotel.

Kargil - Raru: Morning drive to Raru village on the banks of the Lungnak river is a site of ancient rock carvings which date back to the 8th century . Our trek begins in Raru village. The campsite is at Dorzong village.

Trek Dorzong - Kalbok 5/6 hrs. Easy walk and trail continues to follow the Tserap river. We trek past the villages of Tsethang, and Surley, overnight campsite Kalbok.

Trek Kalbok - Phukthal Gompa. 5/6 hrs. The confluence of Tserap and Karyak rivers. While passing through the little village of Purni we will continue our trek a little further to reach Phukthal Gompa Overnight campsite at gompa.

Trek Phukthal - Tangtak Gompa 6/7 hrs: From the Phukthal monastery ascend along the Tserap river. Many downs and ups follow the main valley of gorge and rocky landscape, crossing some streams along the way.

Trek day trip to Shade 3/4 hrs.: Explore the village, meeting the locals and back to camp.

Trek Tangthak - Hormoche via Naylokungtse la 4900 mtr and Gotungla 5250 mtr 7/8 hrs. : In morning easy climb gradually up through the beautiful valley, past a volcanic mountain gradually to the pass . Over night campsite.

Trek Hormoche - Sathak village.{6/7 hrs} : From the camp easy walk along field, passing along the Tserap river. Up and down through nice landscape, rocky, gorge, and cross a river coming from Tibet border. Set up camp Sathak village.

Trek Sathak - Tsokmesik {6/7 hrs} : From the camp continue on the left side until reaching the first small pass. From the pass very nice view of gorge landscape of rock and river bank, chance to see Ibex. Set up camp.

Trek Tsokmesik - Morang la base. 4/5 hrs {4200 mtrs} : Today is easy walk following the narrow valley passing through stream river and bushes and gradually up to camp. Set up about 4450 mtr.

Trek - Lungo via Morang la 5300 mtr, 17300 ft, 6/7 hrs. : From the camp very steep climb till Marang la pass {5300m} and rest at top. The trek down on other side is initially steep, leading to a broad plateau. From her the trek is a gentle descent through many valleys till Lun {4100mt} set up camp.

Trek Lungo - Sangtha 6/7 hrs. : Morning from the camp start trek along the river following it downstream . Over night camp near river bank.

Trek Sangtha - Pangche do {Nomad village} : Toady is easy walk along the stream river passing small village & Monasteries chance to see ""Kang"" wild horses. After noon meeting with nomads visit House. Evening, interesting to see animals like yak, ship, goat, Coming from mountain. Over night camp.

Trek Pangchen do - Walthang {Nomad camp} via Pangche la 5350 mtr 6/7 hrs. : After breakfast, gradual climb till the pass, on the way passing many yak and blooming flowers. Over night camp Nomad area.

Trek Walthang - Nuruchan 4/5 hrs. : From the camp easy walk very flat till to camp. Over night camp near river bank.

Trek Nuruchan - Rachung karu via Horlamkonga 4/5 hrs. : From the camp easy ascent to the pass, around one hour 30 minutes. Over night camp.

Trek Rachungkaru - Gyamalhoma via Kyamayurla pass 5300m, 6/7 hrs. : Start climbing Kyamayur la pass 5300 m as soon as you leave your camp.

Trek Gyamalhoma - Korzok via Korzok la {5400m} 6/7 hrs : Start an easy ascent to the Korzok pass along the stream. Over night camp.

Korzok - Kyangdam (4595 M) 5/6 hrs : After breakfast ast camp being the trek to Kyangdam. Overnight at camp.

Kyangdam - Skitpodangsa (4563 M) or Nurboo Sumdo. 04-05 Hrs : From the camp site ascending trek to Skitpodangsa, Overnight at camp.

Skitpodangsa - Getpabuzak (4600 M) 05 Hrs : Breakfast and commnce the trek to Getpabuzak, on arrival at camp site, enjoy the time for taking photos etc. Overnight at camp.

Getpabuzak - Tarangyokma (4731 M) 04-05 Hrs : Trekking to Tarangyokma, overnight at camp.

Tarangyokma - Karsha Gompa (4900 M) or Parang La base (Bubnen) (5089 M) 03-04 Hrs : Very early start the trekking toward theh Base of Parangla ...

Parang La base - Takkarzong (4850 M) via Parangla 5650m 7-8 hrs : This is the hard day for trekking.

Takkarzong - Thagltak (4500 M) 04-05 Hrs : Morning trek to Thagltak, on arrival time for relax & overnight at camp.

Thagltak - Kibber 03 Hrs 4-5 hrs : After breakfast commence trek to Kibber village, on arrival take tent and rest of the time free to get realx and visit the high altitude village in Himachal Pradesh.

Kibber - Kaza - Manali : Morning take local taxi to transfer Manali over the Kunzum and Rohatang Pass, on arrival check in hotel. Rest of the time relax.

Manali : Full day free for individual activities. Overnight at hotel.

Manali - Kalka - Delhi (Train) : Morning drive to Manali to Kalka or Chandigarh, on arrival board train to Delhi. On arrival at New Delhi railway station meet to our representative and transfer to hotel.

Delhi : Full day Old and New Delhi Sightseeing, after farewell dinner transfer to airport, board onwar flight.

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