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Rumtse to Tso Moriri Trek

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  • Whole Day Tour
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • Jan 24’ - Dec 24'
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Delhi International Airport

The trek from Rumtse to Tso Moriri Lake, also known as the Rupshu trek, is one of the most beautiful treks in the whole Himalayan region. During this 7-day trek, you will cross the Changthang region and get to admire the stunning landscapes of the Tibetan plateau. You will discover two high-altitude lakes: Tso Kar Lake where you might spot the majestic black-necked crane found in only Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and some parts of Southeast Asia. Other rare birds are also found in this area and the magnificent Tso Moriri lake which is the end point of the trek.

The trek from Rumtse to Tso Moriri takes you to remote areas where you will not find any villages for days. Therefore, you will need to carry tents and bring food supplies from Leh. If you are lucky, you may come across Changpa nomads who inhabit the region with their yaks and pashmina goats. Before starting the trek, you will need to get a special permit to access this part of Ladakh.

This trek is rated as difficult due to its average altitude always above 4,500m and because it crosses six mountain passes above 5,000m. When you reach Tso Moriri lake on the 7th day, you should spend the night in Korzok and the taxi will take you back from Korzok to Leh on the next day. Indeed, it is better to have some time to relax at the lake before driving back to Leh.

Departure & Return Location

Delhi/Leh/Delhi Airport.

Itinerary Over View

Rumtse – Kyamar – Tisaling – Ponganagu – Nuruchan – Gyamar Barma – Gyamar – Tso Moriri (Korzok)

Hotels

3 Star Hotel as per the confirmation

Trip Advisory

  • Climatic conditions in high altitudes vary from the plains; takes adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • Pay heed to tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.

  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.

  • Avoid roaming during the night.

  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.

Price Includes

  • Trekking equipment including mattresses and tent Dome/Alpine trekking tents and kitchen tent with camping stool.
  • Professional English speaking Guide throughout the Trip
  • All meals and beverages during the tour
  • Medical kit
  • All meals as per the Itinerary
  • Cooks, trekking guide, porters and yaks
  • Services such as trekking permit and other services
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Bills of Personal Nature
  • International airfare/Domestic
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances such as landslide/strike/accidents/natural calamities, Ropeway

Rumtse to Tso Moriri trek Information

  • Duration: 10 days
  • Level: Difficult
  • Max: altitude: 5,435m (at Yalung Nyau La)
  • Distance: 98 km
  • Best time to trek: The best time to trek Rumtse to Tsomoriti Trek is from June to October. Weather remains clear with blue sky and routes are all clear and porters are readily available.
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Detail Tour Program for Rumtse to Tsomoriri Trek

Day 1Leh to Rumtse

Rumtse is small village located near the Leh –Manali highway just before Taklangla pass, approximately 70kms from Leh . The road to Rumtse has wonderful landscape especially the colourful mountains around Gyavillage.

Day 2Rumtse – Kyamar

Time: 4 hrs
Distance: 10.9 km
Elevation gain / loss: +298m / -0m

  • Follow the trail to Kyamar which was once known as the salt road. Through this valley, the salt from Tso Kar was transported to Leh and the Indus valley.
  • The sceneries and landscapes are different from the rest of Ladakh.

Day 3Kyamar – Tisaling

This day will involve crossing two high passes and it is an experience in itself to sleep at the camp, which is situated at 4200 ascend to Kyamar –la starts after a few minutes of walking as you leave your camp.

Day 4Tisaling – Ponganagu

Although the descend to the Tsokar lake is gentle but it is a very long way through the valley and the desert. You can have the nice view of salt Lake Tsokar.

Day 5Ponganagu – Nuruchan: Time: 5-6 hrs

Distance: 17.8 km
Elevation gain / loss: +173m / -145m

After heavy breakfast we shall pack our things and begin our walk towards Nuruchan. Our walk continues towards west side of Tso Kar lake where you might be able to spot black necked cranes and brahmini ducks. Tso Kar is also called “white lake” because of the salt that get deposited on its banks

Day 6Nuruchan - Gyamar Barma: Time: 7-8 hrs

Distance: 19.3 km
Elevation gain / loss: +855m / -339m

Today is little harder than the usual leaisure walk as we will be crossing two passes. You will be crossing two passes of Horlam Kongka La (4900 m) and  Kyamayuri La (5410 m ) to reach Gyamar village. The highlight of this trek is you come across many nomads people with their yaks, goats, sheeps and horses migrating towards lower region.

Day 7Gyamar Barma – Gyamar: Time: 3 hrs

Distance: 5.7 km
Elevation gain / loss: +213m / -251m

After crossing the Kartse La which is about 4000m, the trail descends down towards the Gyamar valley

Day 8Gyamar - Tso Moriri (Korzok): Tso Moriri lake

Being part of the wetland reserve under Ramsar site, it is actual known as Tsomoriri Wetland Conservation Reserve and one cannot pitch any tents or construct anything near the banks of the lake. It is the highest Ramsar site in the world. A large number of flora and fauna is found in the region. This is beautiful place where natural eco system exists. Upon arrival at Tsomoriri we shall camp or check into hotel.

Day 9Tso Moriri to Leh

Today we shall start early drive to leh as the drive is quite long and hectic. Upon arrival at Leh check into hotel and relax for the evening.

Day 10 Leh Airport to Delhi

Leh to Delhi airpoirt and see off. Today our guide will see you off from Leh Airport.

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FAQ About Rumtse to Tsomoriri Trek

What is the Rumtse to Tsomoriri trek?

The Rumtse to Tsomoriri trek is a trekking adventure in the Ladakh region, India, traversing from Rumtse village to the picturesque Tsomoriri Lake, offering stunning landscapes and cultural experiences.

How long is the trek?

The trek duration typically ranges from 8 to 10 days, covering approximately 150 kilometers, depending on the specific route and acclimatisation needs.

What is the best time for the Rumtse to Tsomoriri trek?

The best time for the trek is during the summer months from June to September when the weather is favorable, and the landscapes are vibrant. Winter trekking is not recommended due to harsh weather conditions.

Are permits required for the trek?

Yes, permits are necessary for trekking in the Ladakh region. Trekkers need to obtain the Inner Line Permit (ILP) and, if applicable, the Restricted Area Permit (RAP) for specific areas along the route.

What are the key highlights of the Rumtse to Tsomoriri trek?

The trek highlights include crossing high mountain passes, encountering traditional Ladakhi villages, witnessing diverse flora and fauna, and reaching the pristine Tsomoriri Lake surrounded by snow-capped peaks.

How are accommodations arranged during the trek?

Accommodations include camping in tents along the route. Trekkers should be prepared for basic camping facilities, and experienced guides and support staff often accompany groups.

What should trekkers pack for the Rumtse to Tsomoriri trek?

Essential items include appropriate clothing for varying weather conditions, trekking boots, a sleeping bag, a backpack, trekking poles, a first aid kit, and personal items. A detailed packing list is usually provided by trek organizers.

Is it possible to hire guides and support staff for the trek?

Yes, trek organizers often provide experienced guides, cooks, and support staff to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

Are there medical facilities along the trekking route?

Medical facilities are limited along the route, and trekkers are advised to carry a basic first aid kit. In case of emergencies, evacuation can be arranged to the nearest medical facilities in Leh.

How can trekkers book the Rumtse to Tsomoriri trek?

Trekkers can book the Rumtse to Tsomoriri trek through reputable trekking agencies in Ladakh. It’s advisable to plan in advance, considering necessary permits and acclimatization requirements.

 

 
 
 

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