Rumtse Tsomoriri Trek

Day 01: Drive Leh – Thiksey – Hemis – Rumtse (80 km)
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. Enroute 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 Boddhisattvas 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. (4160m)

Day 02: Trek Rumtse – Chorten Sumdo (4 ½ 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 Camp. (4520m)

Day 03: Trek Chorten Sumdo – Kyamari-la (5180m) – Mandalchan-la (5170m) – Titsaling (6 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 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 different mountain with picturesque white peaks. Then descend upto the camp. Overnight at camp. (4950m)

Day 04: Trek Titsaling – Shingbuk-la (5230m) - Pangunagu/Tsokar Lake (6 hrs)
Today, you have only one pass to cross. After breakfast, start ascends 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. (4590m)

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 05: Trek Panganagu – Nuruchan (5 ½ Hours)
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. (4660m)

Day 06: Trek Nuruchan – Horlam-la (4900m) – Rachungkaru (4 ½ Hours)
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, Sheep and Pashmina Goats. Overnight at camp. (4900m)

Day 07: Trek Rachungkaru – Kyamayuri-la (5430m) – Kartse-la (5380m) – Gyama (6 hrs)
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. (5180m)

Day 08: Trek Gyama – Yarlung Nyau-la (5440m) – Korzok (7 Hrs)
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. (4620m)

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 biogeographic 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 09: Drive Korzok – Leh (230km- 7/8 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Leh. It is 230 km from Korzok and it takes 7 to 8 hours. Enroute you can see the hot spring in Chumathang. This spring water is considered 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 / Hotel in Leh.


No. of Pax

Cost only includes for Trekking

02 to 03 Pax

€630 per person

04 to 06 Pax

€595 per person

07 to 09 Pax

€570 per person

10 to 12 Pax

€545 per person

Sham Valley Trek

Leh | Likir | Yangthang | Hemis Shukpachan | Temisgam | Lamayuru | Alchi | Leh

Days : 3 Trek
Highest Altitude : 3750m
Grade : Easy
Price Starting : €300 per person

Lamayuru Darcha Trek
(19N / 20D)

Leh | Alchi | Lamayuru | Kanji | kanji Dok | Shillakong | Photoksar | Zingchen | Hanamur Village | Shilla | Phugtal | Kargyak | Manali

Days : 19 Trek
Highest Altitude : 5100m
Grade: Hard
Price Starting : €1220 per person

Rumtse Tsomoriri Trek
(8N / 9D)

Leh | Rumtse | Chorten Sumdo | Mandalchan la | Tsokar Lake | Nuruchan | Rachungkaru | Gyama | Korzok | Leh

Days : 7 Trek
Highest Altitude : 5440m
Grade: Hard
Price Starting : €545 per person

Indus Valley Trek
(7Nights / 8Days)

Leh | Rumtse | Chorten Sumdo | Mandalchan la | Tsokar Lake | Nuruchan | Rachungkaru | Gyama | Korzok | Leh

Days : 6 Trek
Highest Altitude : 4720m
Grade: Easy
Price Starting : €545 per person

Chilling Rupshu Trek
(14Nights / 15Days)

Leh | Rumtse | Chorten Sumdo | Mandalchan la | Tsokar Lake | Nuruchan | Rachungkaru | Gyama | Korzok | Leh

Days : 7 Trek
Highest Altitude : 5440m
Grade: Hard
Price Starting : €545 per person

Markha Valley Trek
(7Nights/ 8Days)

Leh | Spituk | Zingchen | Skiu | Markha | Hanker | Nimaling | Shangsumdo Sumdo | Hemis | Thiksey | Leh

Days : 7 Trek
Highest Altitude : 5440m
Grade: Hard
Price Starting : €545 per person