Rupshu Trek

Rupshu Valley Trekking

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:

  • Majestic natural views
  • Stunning meadow campsites
  • Isolated ancient villages
  • The impressive nomadic culture of Chang-pa
  • Great high passes like Kongmaru La, Langthang Chu, Zalung Karpo La, Morang La and more.

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi,

On arrival at Delhi airport meet our executive & transfer to pre booked hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi - Leh (3500m) by plane

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.

Day 03 : Visit of the high Indus valley monasteries

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.

Day 04 : Leh - Hemis (3505m)

In the morning after breakfast drive towards Hemis monastery. Visit the monastery & museum. Overnight stay at Monastery

Day 05 : Hemis - Shang Sumdo (3850m) in 4h

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.

Day 06 : Shang Sumdo - Latza Kongmaru (4800m) in 7h.

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.

Day 07 : Latza Gongmaru-Kongmaru La (5030 m) - Langtang Chu (4250m) in 7h

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.

Day 08 : Langtang Chu - Yakrupal (4700m) in 4h

We climb up the large valley, and, after crossing a stream, carry on along a wall of moraine

Day 09 : Yakrupal - Zalung Karpo La (5200m) - Sorra (4200m)

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.

Day 10 : Sorra - Dat (4200m) in 5h

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.

Day 11 : Dat - Yar La (5000m) - Lungmo Che (4010m) in 6h

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.

Day 12 : Lungmo Che - Lun (4100m)

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.

Day 13 : Lun - Marang La (5300m) - Takh in7h

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.

Day 14 : Takh - Manali by car

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.

Day 15 : Manali – Delhi,

The day is for relaxed, by evening drive towards by AC Volvo Coach. Overnight journey…

Day 16 : Arrive Delhi

On arrival at Delhi transfer to airport.

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