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Rupshu Trek
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Rupshu Trek

Book NowStyle of Trek: Camping
Best time: May-October
Duration: 19 Days
On Trek: 9 Days
Grade: Strenuous/ Vigorous

INTRODUCTION
The Rupshu is a large area to the south east of Ladakh, on the road linking Kulu & Leh. The altitude of the valley varies between 4500m (14850ft) & 5500m (18150ft). The climate, which is extremely cold and dry, makes for little agriculture but a lot of grazing land. That is why it is sparsely populated. The inhabitants are called Changpas, who lead a nomadic life traveling with their herds of goats, yaks, dogs and flocks of sheep. The latter are their main source of income. Trade and transport of goods by caravans between Ladakh, Lahoul and Spiti provide them with additional earnings

DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI. Our local representative will greet you at the
international airport and help you transfer to the hotel.

DAY 2 : DELHI TO CHANDIGARH TO MANALI (TRAIN/COACH).
We will be transferring to a railway station for the high speed train to Chandigarh. The train journey will take 3 hours. On your arrival in Chandigarh, our representative will meet you and drive straight to Manali (1920m/ 6336ft), covering 338 kms . Arrive Manali and check into your hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 3 : REST IN MANALI. (6,430ft/1,960m).
Morning at your leisure. In the afternoon we will take a walk to Hadimba
temple and in the evening drive to Vashist hot springs. Overnight in the
same hotel.

DAY 4-5 : MANALI - TO SARCHU TO BARANDINALA (9hrs.)
We will drive to Sarchu via Rotang La, 3978m (13,051ft). This pass featured heavily in the early exploration of the western Himalaya and provides excellent panoramic views of the high peaks. From here you drop down into the region of Lahoul valley, then Kelong and Jispa. You then cross the formidable Baralacha La, 4,891m (16,046ft) and enter a much more arid, sparsely populated stretch. There are one or two lakes and impressive canyons and huge plains. Camp at Brandinalla.

DAY 6 : BRANDINALLA - SOKMIKCHIK (4050 m/13365FT - 4 hrs)
After breakfast, we will leave for the trek, initially on the highway for about 3 kms.Then we turn left onto the valley, following the river Tsarap Chu on our right side, till we branch off the river to follow a small stream coming down from Morang La. Dinner and overnight in camp at Sokmichik.

DAY 7 : SOKMIKCHIK - TABOK (4550 m/15015 ft - 3 hrs)
The trail rapidly gains altitude through a narrow gorge, with thorny bushes and willow trees for first hour & another steep climb of 2 hrs. Our camp that night is walled in by the mountains from all sides.

DAY 8 : TABOK - TUZAK (4500 m/148050 ft) via Morang La (5250 m/17325ft -- 6 hrs) We start early in the morning on a long & steep ascent of 4 hrs. through a narrow valley till we reach the pass. We then descend down to a small valley and onto a narrow gorge, which will bring us to a small meadow beside a stream. Overnight in camp.

DAY 9 : TUZAK - YABUK (4400 m/ 14520ft -- 5 hrs)
Immediately after leaving camp the valley suddenly opens up. We make a steep ascent of 1 hour to a small pass and then descend down to Lun. Here we have a couple of river crossings before we arrive at our grassy campsite.

DAY 10 : YABUK - ZARA (4250 m/14025ft -- 5 hrs)
We walk gradually through beautiful mountains . We cross the river Zara and arrive at Sangastha to visit some nomads' houses. We will cross the river again and follow an easy dusty trail till we arrive at Zara. Overnight in
camp.

DAY 11 : ZARA - TSOKAR (4550 m/15015ft --5hrs)
This is an easy day trek. We turn right towards Pang and come out on the Leh-Manali road head just below the Tanglang La. We walk through more plains till we arrive at Tsokar, which means "The Salt Lake". A good day for bird watchers and we may see some herds of Skiyangs (wild asses).

DAY 12 : TSOKAR - HERMANLA (4850 m) - ROJANGKURU (4700 m/15510ft -- 6hrs)
We will walk along the right side of the lake before we reach below the pass. Steeps ascent of 2 hrs. to the pass and then another half an hour will bring us to a beautiful meadow besides the stream coming from Kazur La. Overnight in camp.

DAY 13 : ROJANGKURU - KAZUR LA (5300 m/17490ft -- 6hrs)
The trail stays on the right hand side of the stream before we reach below the pass. The climb to the pass takes 03 hrs. with trail ascending steeply nice view of peaks over 6000m/ 19800ft. Descend down to the broad valley and another flat walk of one hour to our camp.

DAY 14 : GYAMA - TSOMORIRI LAKE (4500 m/14850 ft -- 7hrs)
After leaving camp we cross the stream and enter a narrow gorge and then a long descent to the Leh-to-Tsokar road. Easy walk from there of 1 hour to our camp.

DAY 15 : TSOMORIRI
Day to explore the lake and also visit Karzok Monastery. Overnight in camp.

DAY 16 :: TSOMORIRI - LEH (3500 m/11500ft ; 218km --7hrs)
After breakfast we depart for Leh. Upon arrival check in hotel; overnight
at hotel.

DAY 17 : LEH
After breakfast we leave for full day excursion to Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Return to Leh in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight in hotel.

DAY 18 : LEH
After breakfast leave for halfday sight-seeing to Phyang and Spituk monasteries. Return to hotel for lunch. Rest of the day free for independent activities. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 19 : LEH/DELHI (FLIGHT)
Transfer to domestic airport in time to board flight for Delhi. Arrive and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Land COST : on Request

What’s Included
• All Accommodation in Delhi,Chandirgh, Manali and Leh with breakfast.
• Camping accommodation as per the program with all meals during the treks.
• All monastery entrance fees, wild life fees and Camping fees.
• English-speaking guide in monasteries and in the safari.
• Service of cook and attendants.
• Inner line permit for Tsomoriri and Tsokar
• All Camping equipment including North face sleeping tent, foam mattresses mess tents dining tent & toilet tent
• All Transportation from pick up from the Delhi Airport to Airport.

What’s not included:
Medical and evacuation insurance
Miscellaneous expenses and tipping to the staff
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks food in Leh and Delhi
Air ticket to and from Delhi.
A single supplement
Laundry and other services not mentioned in the package. If you need any arrangement please let us know.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Whilst every effort is made to keep to the above itinerary, clients will hopefully appreciate that this is an Adventure Travel in a remote mountain region. There will quite likely be changes to the itinerary in terms of anything from on-the-spot choice of campsite. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns, The guide will do everything in his power to see that you are inconvenienced as little as possible in such circumstances.


Price:

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Domestic flights (Delhi - Leh - Delhi)
  • Land transportation as mentioned in the program by a private vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur.
  • Accompaniment: the assistance of a local staff: guide, cook (and cook helpers for large groups).
  • The Jeep for the carrying of individual camping, cooking and collective material.
  • Lodging : hotel in Delhi and Leh, camping during the Nature Safari 
  • Meals : full board except the meals in Delhi and Leh

 

PRICE DO NOT INCLUDES:

  • International flights
  • International airport taxes 
  • Visa fees
  • Repatriation assistance
  • Main meals in Delhi and Leh
  • Admission fees for the visits of temples, monuments, monasteries and museums planned
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips