Rumtse is a village in Ladakh, where the first human settlement on the way from Lahaul to Ladakh after Taglang Pass. Rumtse, like the rest of Ladakh is known for its barren landscape and scenic beauty. This region, known as the land of the nomads, will give you an experience to last a traditional lifestyle along the incredible oval shaped bank of Tso moriri.
Tso moriri lake is Also Known as ‘Mountain Lake’, it is located in the Rupshu valley situated in Changthang. The Lake is about 28 km in length from north to south and is about 4-6 km in breadth and about 100 (max-248) feet in depth. Tso Moriri is a very fine sheet of a deep blue and crystal clear water.
Tso moriri lake
It is to Be led by a Highly experienced Mountaineering Leader and supported by well experienced Guides and Friendly Staff.
Dates : 19th July to 28th July 2014, Leh to Leh,
Type of Trek : Moderate
Highest point: 5450 meters.
Focus : Villages, wildlife, high passes, and dramatic landscape of the ladaki place
Grade : Moderate.
Day to day:-
Day 1: 19th July: ARRIVAL TO LEH
You will be picked up at the airport or in the city ( if coming by road) check in to hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the Leh market area and getting acclimatized to fresh air .
Day 2: 20th July : LEH TO RUMTSE
From Leh to Rumtse by car takes 3 hrs. We start hiking towards to Kyamar & its takes 4 hrs (approx). Camp site alit is 4380 mts. 1st Day camp is near the spring.
Day3: 21st July : KYMAR TO TISALING (6-7)
Alt at camp site 4200 mts , there is 2 pass fist Kymar la its altitude (4800) and the second is Mandalchan la (4850mtrs) . From 1st pass there is spectacular view of the Changthang rang with colo full rife of the mountain. After 1st pass you will meet next pass. From this pass its easy descend to the camp site at Tinseling, its little wind region.
Day 4: 22nd July :TISALING TO PANGUNAGU (5-6hrs)
Altitude at camp site 4430 mtrs. It only one passes to day its called Shibuk la its altitude is (4900 mtrs) . Reach the pass its take 2 hrs approx. From the top you will see a wonder full view of the Tsokar Lake. Camping site is wind area.
Day 5: 23rd July : PANGUNAGU TO NURUCHA (6-7)
Day is little hot Day, are walking on sandy jeep road via Tsokar Lake. Along the salty shores of the lake; we have an impeccable opportunity to see some of the endangered migratory birds of the world, From here we carry on along the trail to the right side of the lake, keeping to a barrelhead until Nuruchan, where you welcome by a grassy land with stream. Camping site altitude is 4300mtrs.
Day 6: 24th July : NURUCHAN TO RAJUNG KARU (4-5hrs)
We will cross the cold stream by Nuruchn. Before gradually ascending a gently trail to Horlam Kongka la (5000mtrs) from the pass, we will have a good view of the turquoise blue Tsokar. It is also a good chance of spotting kiang (Wild donkey) here, After an easy walk down from the pass , we will follow a wide and Lush valley to Rajung Karu. We will encounter several Tibetan nomad families of the Chinese invaded Tibet , they and their animals faced numerous hardships, fighting biting cold and losing many lives while fleeing into Ladakh from Tibet,
We will find our campsite here tonight and there will be lots of time to visit the nomads and explore the area.
Day 7: 25th July : RUJUNG KARU – GYAMAR (6-7hrs)
We will start our Day by climbing the challenging Kyamyuru la pass (54300mtrs), but the magnificent view from the top makes it well worth all strenuous efforts, from the top of the pass, a gentle trail leads down to Gyarmar Barma (5150mtrs),it is an amazing place , this is a high altitude valley, with herds of grazing yaks and surrounded by snowcapped mountains . From here we will climb another small pass, Kartse la (5300 meters) from where a trail will lead us down to the green valley of Gyamar 5100 meters and probably more nomads. Here we will camp for the night .
Day 8; 26th July :GYAMAR – KORZOK (6-7hrs)
Yalung Nyaulung la. (5450 mtrs ) is the highest and final pass on our trek . From the top of the pass, the sapphire blue , freshwater lake of Tso moriri (4500mtrs) will shine like a jewel in this brown , barren landscape. This lake is approx 40 km long is situated at 4500mtrs and is Trans Himalaya and the Greater Himalaya .There is an interesting legend behind Tso moriri name well .
It is side that a women , possibly a chomo ( a Buddhist nun ), riding on a yak , was somehow carried into the lake. The yak could not swim and started sinking into the water
The women cried out for help : RI , RI – an exclamation of fear – until she drowned . Thus the legend says the lake got its name – chomoriri .
Descending steeply for a couple of hours to Korzok phu, we will encounter the summer pasture of the Korzok people . Our trek ends at the village of Korzok , overlooking Tso moriri and inhabited by a small , permanent settlement of Changpa nomads. At an altitude of 4572mtrs it is one of the highest permanent villages in the world , The monastery at Korzok is more than 500 years old and lying on trading route between Spiti and Ladakh. It was visited by many of the early explorers.
Day 9: 27th July : KORZOK – LEH (7 hrs )
We drive back to Leh , crossing the duty plains of Rupshu before entering the green Indus valley , and at last Leh.
Day:10 :28th July : Drop to The Airport and good byes….!!!
Cost :27000/- INR
Registration Form, Risk Certificate & Packing list, will be emailed and a Detailed pre-briefing on the Expedition will be done to All Confirmed Participants.
Advance payment of Rs. 13500/- before 18th June, and the Balance amount to be paid before 30th June.
Cancellation charges [before 30th June] Rs 7000/- or the actual expenses, whichever is high.
No Refunds on cancellations , or not attending the event or if the Participant has to leave During any point of the event.
No refunds will be made if the program gets cancelled due to Unavoidable circumstances out of the control of the organizers like Natural calamities, bundh’s, strikes , etc.
Non-Indians will have to bear extra cost wherever applicable .
- Highly experienced Leaders, High Altitude Guides.
- Accommodation (Hotels when in city, during the trek in tents on sharing basis).
- Food (3 Veg meals a Day while trekking).
- Certificates and expedition t-shirts.
- Transportation [Train, Jeep
- & local transportations]
- Expedition Leader
- All entry charges
- All the personal expenses like drinks, tips etc.
- Cost of any form of insurance, rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.
- Travel fare up to Leh and Back (iQuest can assist in getting reservations for travel).Any Insurance. Any item apart from that indicated in the itinerary.
- Sightseeing and other charges.
- Boating in the Lake.
- Other charges which is not mentioned in itinerary.
KINDLY NOTE: Incase of circumstance out of our control like, natural calamities, local law and order situation, etc., which may result in change in itinerary, additional booking of accommodation, transport, logistic etc., causing an increase in expenses, and also in case of any fuel price hike .The additional cost thus incurred shall be borne by the participants.
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