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21 Days Rupshu to the Changtang Plains


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Changthang is a very less visited area of ladakh, famous for Nomads & High Altitude wildlife. This trek takes you to some of the most beautifull spots including Tsomorir Lake and Valleys Beyond Hemis Monastery...

Arrival in Delhi.  Transfer to hotel

Early morning transfer to airport for flight to Leh.  On arrival, transfer to hotel.  Afternoon rest for acclimatisation.

Visit Alchi and Likir monasteries. Overnight camp at Uley Ethnic Resort.

Morning walk to Ridzong, return for lunch and return to Leh visiting Phyang Monastery enroute.  Overnight hotel at Leh.

Sightseeing of Shey, Thiksey Monastery and Stok Palace Museum.

Drive to Hemis.  Visit Monastery and begin trek to Shang Sumdo. Overnight at cmap.

Continue up the Stoney valley passing Chogdo, a small Settlement.  Enter a deep gorge and continue walking in it after which you ascend beautiful grassy  slopes to camp at the base of Kongmarula Pass.

Nimaling (4700 mtr.) Begin a steep climb to the top of the pass at (5030 mtr.) which will take approx. 02 hrs.  It is an easy descent to camp in the vast alpine meadows of Nimaling.

Hankar from Nimaling, go across several small inclines to the pastures at Thachungtse.  The valley now broadens and the path improves as you reach the settlement of Hankar.

Base of Zalung Karpo.  From camp, cross a stream and go up a broad valley to the base of Zalung Karpo

Continue up the valley to the top of Zalung Karpo (5100 mtr.) from where  you get good views of the eastern Karakorams. Descend to the valley floor for camp.

Sorra (4200 mtr.) Continue along the valley to the summer village of Sorra for camp.

Dat (4200 mtr.) After leaving the village, you enter a wonderful wooded gorge.  Cross the Sorra Chuand go up the Dat Chu.   Enter a narrow traversed valley that soon widens passing several Manes and Chortens.  You now come into a broad valley and the village of Dat.

Lungmoche (4550 mtr.) From Dat, go towards the village of Dango.  Go into  the third valley and begin a short and easy climb to the Yarlas Pass at (4950  mtr.) which offers fantastic views of the Rupshu Valley.  An easy descent to   camp in the summer village of Lungmoche.

Sangtha. From camp follow the stream.  You now go into a very large valley where the Zara Chu, which flows into the Zanskar River, flows Follow this open valley to the small village of Sangtha.  A relatively easy walking day.

Tsomoriri (14’938 ft.)  Meet with vehicles and drive to Tsomoriri Lake via Tsokar, a brackish lake. Tsomoriri is breeding ground to bar headed geese, Brahmins ducks and other wild life species.

Rest day to visit Korzok Village and its red hat seat Gompa.  The north  end of the lake is also good for bird watching.

Drive to Leh via Mahe Bridge. Overnight hotel at Leh.

Day at leisure in Leh.  Overnight in Hotel.

Transfer to Airport, to connect flight to Delhi.  Meeting and assistance on arrival at Delhi Airport and transfer to Hotel in Delhi. Overnight hotel in Delhi.

Delhi Home: Transfer to International airport to fly home.

   


 

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Price Includes :

•           Accommodation in “A” category hotel at Leh with breakfast, lunch and dinner.
•           Transportation for sightseeing as per the itinerary by Scorpio/Gypsy/Sumo.
•           English Speaking monastery guide for sightseeing
•           All monastery entrance fees in Ladakh
•           Arrival and departure transfers at airports in Delhi and Leh with assistance
•           Trek on full board
•           All trekking equipments; sleeping tents, dinning tents, kitchen tent, toilet tents, carry mats, water cans, kitchen utensils             and accessories etc.
•           All trekking staff: Mountain Guide, Trek Cook, Helper, Horse/Pony
•           Transportation for trek staff, equipment and food items.
•           Two way radio as per requirement
•           Potable oxygen cylinder as per requirement
•           First Aid Box (No imported medicines and accessories)
•           Any Inner-line permits applicable as per the regions.

Price Excludes :
•           Airfares
•           Accommodation in Delhi***
•           Trekking shoes
•           Sleeping bags
•           Any climbing equipment
•           Government Service tax 4.95% on package
•           Medical and insurance of any kind.
•           Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation, strike or any other natural             calamities
•           Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and items of personal nature.

 

 

***Accommodation in Delhi is not calculated due to huge variation and difference in price and type of accommodation. We shall quote once we know of your choice.

Trek Grades: Trek grades explained

  1. Gentle
  2. Moderate
  3. Vigorous
  4.  Strenuous
  5.  Strenuous Expedition Grade 1

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