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Duration

23 Days

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  • Trekking and Hiking

Accomodation

  • Twin sharing

Meals

Price

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Trip highlights

Zanskar combined with Rupsho trek is moderately strenuous and high altitude one which begins from Dorzong and concluded at Korzok. One has to cross five passes more than 5000 m above sea level which demand great stamina. Zanskar combined with Rupsho trek includes almost everything that Ladhak has to offer. Beautiful and unique valleys and villages, ancient and preserved monasteries, different tradition and culture, spectacular view of mountains, lakes and landscapes, chance to encounter with nomads as well as rare flora and fauna including snow leopard and all attract lot of adventure travelers. 

 

Itinerary

 

Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport or railway station meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. After check into the hotel, our representative will brief the program shortly. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Delhi. 

Early morning after breakfast drive to Delhi airport and fly to Leh. Upon arrival at Leh Airport, our representative will meet you and transfer to the hotel. Room check-in is followed by the welcome drink. After lunch, you can take rest for acclimatization or can visit Leh Market, Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. Overnight in Leh. 

After breakfast drive towards Kargil. On the way, we visit Alchi Monastery, Basgo Palace, Liker Monastery and Gurudwara pathar Shab. We arrive at Kargil by evening. Overnight in hotel.

After breakfast, we drive to Raru village which is situated on the bank of Lungnak River. On the way, we can see the ancient rock carvings which date back to the 8th century. We start our easy trek from Raru village and pass through the monastery of Bardan, cross Ichaer village that is set in a rocky landscape, and following up and down of Tserap River we finally reach in Dorzong village. Overnight in camp. 

Today is an easy walk. We follow the trail along the Tserap River and passing the villages of Tsethang and Surley we reach Kalbok. Overnight in camp.

The confluence of Tserap and Kar-yak rivers while passing through the little village of Purni, we will continue our trek a little further to reach Phukthal Gompa. Phukthal Gompa is one of the most famous monasteries in Ladakh region built inside the huge cave and founded in 11th century. Phukthal is also known for its beautiful sceneries. Overnight in camp around gompa.   

Today is quite long and steep; and en-route we may encounter with wild life, such as Himalayan mountain sheep and snow leopard. From the Phukthal monastery we ascend along the Tserap River, passing through many downs and ups, crossing some streams along the way and valley. The track rises and keeps on ascending till we reach Shade village. We can see the junction of Tserap and the Stongday River on the other side of the river. After leaving the junction and walking for about 2 hrs, we will reach in a very nice campsite near the river bank. Overnight in camp

Today we explore the village, visit the monastery, meet the locals and back to camp.  

After breakfast, we start an easy climb and walk slowly to reach Nayalokungtse La pass passing beautiful valley and volcanic mountain. From the top of the pass, we enjoy the very nice view. We get to next pass the Gotung La by easy walking. The view of a lake in between these passes is spectacular. We descend steep trail from the second pass to Hormoche seeing lovely views of the lake and the majestic volcanic mountains. We may get a chance to see Snow Leopard, Ibex and yak. Overnight in camp

Today is an easy walk along the field and Tserap River. We cross the up and down trail, pass through the nice landscape, rocky gorge and cross the river coming from Tibet. Finally, we reach Sathak village and overnight in camp. 

Today the trail is more up and down.  From the camp, we continue on the left side till we reach the small pass. From the pass, we can see very nice view of the gorge landscape of rock and river bank. We may see Ibex. We continue our trek to Tsokmesik following the way along the river bank. Overnight in camp.

Today is easy walk following the narrow valley passing through Stream River and bushes and gradually up we reach Morang La base. We walk little up and set up the camp at about 4450 m.    

Today we start with steep climbing till Marang La pass and rest there for few minutes. Descending from the pass is steep initially that lead us to a broad plateau. From there the trail is gentle descend and passes through many valleys till Lungo (4100 m). Overnight in camp in Lungo.

After breakfast, we trek along the river towards Sangtha. En-route we cross a small village of Nomad from Karnek region and visit the chorten. We may get a chance to meet the people from Tibet nomads. After 6-7 hours long walking, we reach Sangtha and overnight in camp near the river bank.

Today is an easy walking day. We follow the trail along the river that passes through small village and monasteries. En-route we may encounter with wild horses. Afternoon we reach Pangche-Do. Explore the village, meet with nomads and visit house. It is interesting to see in the evening that animals like yak, ship, goat coming back from the mountain after grazing. Overnight in camp.

Today we have to cross big pass but it’s not so difficult. After breakfast we climb gradually till the Pangche La passing many yaks and blooming flowers. From pass we can see big plateau and open valley with snowy peaks.  We descend down from the pass following the trail along the river, passing through Rupshu and finally reach at Walthang. Overnight in camp at Nomad area. 

Today is very easy walking day. After breakfast easy and we walk through very flat route till the Nuruchan. Overnight camp near river bank. 

After breakfast we start easy ascent towards Horlamkanga pass that takes us around one and a half hour to reach on the top of pass. We take north east trail and following river we finally reach at Rachung Karu. We set up camp across the river at the base of the Kyamayurla pass. Overnight in camp. 

After breakfast we start climb Kyamayur La pass (5300m) that takes average 2 hours to reach. From the pass we follow northeast trail and descend to the end of valley. From there again we start ascending another small pass called Gyamaila (5150m). From this pass we can have a view of a group of peaks. We again follow the northeast trail and crossing the small rivers we reach Gyamalhoma which is also a base for Korzok La. Overnight in camp. 

Today is our last trekking day. After breakfast, we start easy ascend to the Korzok pass along the stream which takes around 2 hours to reach at the top of pass. From pass we enjoy the wonderful view of Tsomoriri Lake. After then we descend the steep path continuously till Korzok village. Overnight in camp. 

After breakfast we drive along the Indus River. And on the way pass many villages, famous Hot spring water. After 6-7 hours drive we reach Leh. Overnight in Leh.

After breakfast drive to Leh Airport and fly back to Delhi. After check in to the hotel relax and rest of the day is free. In the evening you can do shopping. Overnight in Delhi. 

After breakfast you are free till departure. If time permits you can do shopping nearby or sightseeing. Our representative will transfer you to the airport on time for onward journey. 

Includion

    Price Includes:

    • All transportation by Toyota Qualis, Innova or Scorpio
    • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in Delhi and in Leh at 3 star hotel with breakfast
    • Accommodation during the trek is in a tent or local guesthouse with all meals.
    • Two men tent, Kitchen and dining tents.
    • Kitchen equipments.
    • Stool, Table and mattresses.
    • Food veg and non-veg.
    • Cook, helper and guide.
    • Horsemen and horses for luggage
    • Permit, Monument entrances, wildlife fees and camping charges
    • All government taxes and service charge

    Price Excludes:

    • International airfare
    • Delhi to Leh to Delhi airfare
    • Sleeping Bags, trekking shoes and clothing.
    • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
    • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
    • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
    • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.

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