The Rupshu Valley lies amidst the Zanskar and the eastern Tibetan border to bring the highest and the unexplored peaks of Ladakh. Geographically, being the most alluring part of the Changthang plains, the Rupshu valley extends towards 1000 kms east of the Tibetan ranges. Trekking across this range will be comprised of great network of high valleys, separated by impressive ridges and snow capped peaks gliding across the altitude of 6000 meters. This could be the most challenging to moderate kind of expelling around the rugged land towards Leh, the area is being cheerfully acquired by the nomadic tribe known as Chang-pa. The area of Rupshu Valley can be blissfully coveted by the trekkers to visualize the region’s oldest monasteries including the Hemis Monastery and the Rupshu monastery along with driving across the highest road pass the Khardung La at the height of 17,384 ft.
Between the best seasons of July to September the trekkers can get astonished with the major highlights of the famous Rupshu Valley trek to include:
On arrival at Delhi airport meet our executive & transfer to pre booked hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
In the morning catch a spectacular flight for Ladakh. On arrival at Ladakh meet our executive & transfer to hotel. The day is free for acclimatisation, it’s necessary to all tourist who is flying from Delhi. By evening one can walk local Market of Leh. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Shey houses the old summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. Its Gompa shelters an amazing Buddha, 12m high. The picturesque Thiksey monastery is perched on top of the hill overhanging the Indus. The Hemis Gompa is one of the largest in Ladakh. Overnight stay at hotel.
In the morning after breakfast drive towards Hemis monastery. Visit the monastery & museum. Overnight stay at Monastery
Today we leave the Indus valley. We descend towards Martselang, then follow the valley, which is fairly narrow in some places, continuing along the riverbed to Shang Sumdo. A short and pleasant stage, in anticipation of the next two long days.
We progress along the river whose banks are studded with ochre rocks.From Chukirmo village, the track leads into narrow gorges, where ponies need to be unloaded twice, and climb up to the base of Kongmaru La.
From the pass, there are great views north towards eastern Korakoram and China, whilst the southern view is dominated by the shapely Kang Yatze (6400m) and the Ladakhi range. We take a ridge trail and descend zigzagging across scree. Afterwards, the path descends easily towards the Nimaling summer pastures and the Markha valley, the most beautiful valley in Ladakh.
We climb up the large valley, and, after crossing a stream, carry on along a wall of moraine
We carry on upwards until the valley divides, where we fork right. From the pass, we follow a ridge trail that leads to another pass, then plunge into the valley.
We follow beautiful woody gorges until they widen into a valley. Manis and shortens are scattered along the trail that leads along the Sara and Dat rivers. Dat is a verdant village, where arable farming uses every inch of land.
An easy climb takes us up to the pass, where we enjoy a dramatic view over the Rupshu. Sometimes we are overtaken by caravans of "Khyangs", wild donkeys that frighten our ponies.
The landscape completely changes, turning into into a vast arid plain where the Zara Chu flows (dry from August on). Tibetan nomads populate the area.
The path leaves the river and leads up to a beautiful plateau at 4500m. We climb up gently to the last pass. Then it is a long descent towards Takh.
A long drive to Manali. Crossing the Rohtang Pass(3990m) above Manali, We glimpse the green forested slopes of the Kullu- Manali Valley. Overnight at Hotel.
The day is for relaxed, by evening drive towards by AC Volvo Coach. Overnight journey…
On arrival at Delhi transfer to airport.