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Rumtse to Tso Moriri Trek

  • Whole Day Tour
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • Jan 23’ - Dec 23'
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Delhi International Airport

Trek Over View:

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 part of southeast Asia. The 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 in order 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.

Duration: 7 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.

Itinerary Over View:

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

Departure & Return Location

Delhi/Bagdugra Airport.

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time


4 Bedrooms

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, Sikkim royalty and other services
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Bills of Personal Nature
  • International airfare/Domestic
  • Himalayan toy train ride in Darjeeling, tips etc. 
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances such as landslide/strike/accidents/natural calamities, Ropeway


  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
Detail Tour Program for Goecha La Pass Trekking

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 to Delhi airpoirt and see off.

Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary Trek Map

How do I get to Shingba rhododendron sanctuary?

The Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is situated near Lachung in the Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim. It takes nearly 7 hours drive to reach the sanctuary from Gangtok. You can also hire a taxi from Yumthang to Gangtok. Another perfect way to explore this place is by trekking from the Yumthang Valley.

What creatures are found in Shingba rhododendron sanctuary?

The Shingba sanctuary provides shelter to a large variety of animal populations like Tigers, Common Hill Partridges, Gorals, Blood Pheasant, Serows, and many more. The endangered Spotted Linsang or Tiger-Civet has also been reported from this sanctuary.

Which rhododendron species is found in Sikkim?

Rhododendron niveum is the state tree of the Indian state of Sikkim.
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