Rumtse to Tsomoriri

14 Days

Rumtse - Tsomoriri Trek

This trek starts from Rumtse village which is 70 km away from Leh on the way to Leh- Manali highway .This trek gives you the opportunity to interact with tibetan nomads settlements, opportunity to explore Tsomoriri lake and also more chance to watch wild animals and wild birds of Ladakh. There are around eight pass in this trek and the highest pass is Kyamayuru La (5400m) in altitude. Because of higher altitude you need to acclimatize properly before doing this trek.

The area traversed by the Manali-Leh road and containing the drainage basins of Tsomoriri and other lakes is known as Rupshu. Here, the Zanskar range is transformed into bare rolling many-hued hills divided by open high altitude valley. It is a landscape unlike any other in Ladakh or elsewhere in India.

From Leh, we drive about 70 kms on the Leh – Manali road to Rumtse, the starting point of our trek. Rupshu Valley lies sandwiched between Ladakh in the north, Tibet in the east and Zanskar in the west. It is a part of the Changthang plateau and is characterized by high arid plains, remote villages, snow-capped peaks and beautiful high altitude azure-blue lakes, the largest being Tso Moriri at 4.500 m.

Truly remote, this area is accessible only for a few months every summer and is inhabited by Changpas – nomadic yak and pashmina goat herders of Tibetan origin, who wander this area crossing over high altitude mountain passes. Our trek takes us across these passes to their summer settlements to witness a unique human culture, far away from the reaches of the modern world. The scenery is wild and vast with snow capped peaks lining the far horizon and the area is also home to some rare wildlife like Kyang, Blue sheep, Ibex and the famous Himalayan snow leopard.

The final leg of our trek leads us over a high mountain pass to the shores of beautiful Tso Moriri Lake. Surrounded by over 6,000m high snowcapped peaks, this lake is alive with an abundance of very rare migratory birds. The trek ends at the enchanting Lake Tsomoriri and from here we can transfer to Leh or continue to Kibber in Spiti ( Tsomoriri-Kibber). The trek is around 7 or 8 days.

Best Time: July to Mid-Sept.  Grade: 4+


Coming straight to the altitude of min 3,200 m from a much lower place can cause some health problems. So to avoid that, we suggest our guest to take complete rest for a day to get acclimatized. Later there will be a briefing of the program by the agent or by the company representative.O/N in Leh

Second day is good to get out doing some sightseeing because you are already acclimatized. So we will Start by visiting Hemis and Thiksey monastery at first and then Stok palace after a hot lunch at Chamba restaurant. O/N in Hotel.O/N in Leh

Third day, after the brief checking of you gears. You will checkout from your hotel and will be driven to a small beautiful village of Rumtse from where you will start your trek. You will be briefed about the trek at the campsite of the village. O/N at Camp

Time: 4-5 hrs
Distance: 10.9 km
Elevation gain / loss: +298m / -0m

Walk along the road till Tourist Bungalow and turn to right and walk through the Bungalow. From where a small trail leads towards to valley passing through abandoned army huts. Finally it reaches near the river coming from the right. Cross the river and enter into the valley though a rough motorable road. After walking for a few minutes cross the river to the left and walk in the same direction. Cross another tributaries coming from the right side. Walking through the same valley sometimes it narrows and widens. Finally it turns to the north and the Camp site is next to shepherds placeO/N at Camp

Time: 4-5 hrs
Distance: 10.9 km
Elevation gain / loss: +298m / -0m

After a few minutes walk from the Campsite the ascent of Kyumur-la (Kyamri-la 5.180 m)starts its easy but very long way to reach the top. There beautiful flowers on the way. From the top of the pass the trail divides into two one goes to your left which leads towards Tsokar but one day longer. You can take the trail falls on your right, which goes down to the stream and start climbing another pass across the stream. There is no trail to be seen for sometimes but after few minutes a clear trail leads you to the top of Mandalchan-la (4996m). The trail goes further up and then steep down to a beautiful area.O/N at Camp

Time: 6 hrs
Distance: 14.3 km
Elevation gain / loss: +377m / -666m

Today you have to cross Shibuk-la (5.130m)a near the camp site. There is hill saddle, so you have cross right saddle. As soon as you come on the top of the pass you can have view of Tsokar Lake. Walk down the to the Tsokar Lake through an easy descent to the Lake, as soon as you finish the gorge walk from the hill as the campsite is just behind the hill. O/N at Camp

Time: 6 hrs
Distance: 14.3 km
Elevation gain / loss: +377m / -666m

Today it's an easy walk along the Lake. Walk towards east through the motorable road and take the same direction from the end of Stupa along the road. After sometimes you can have view of agriculture field. And the Campsite is just next to the field near the river. O/N at Camp

Time: 6 hrs
Distance: 14.3 km
Elevation gain / loss: +377m / -666m

An easy ascend to the pass takes around 1 hours 30 minutes. The trail turns towards north-east just after the pass through a valley. The camp site is across the river at the base of the pass. O/N at Camp

Time: 6 hrs
Distance: 14.3 km
Elevation gain / loss: +377m / -666m

Start climbing the Kyamayur-la (5125m) which takes around 2 hrs at average speed. The last climb is the tiring one. After the pass the trail leads towards north-east and at the end of the valley trail starts ascending another small pass called Gyama La (5100m) from where you can have views of Peaks. Walk down towards north-east and cross the small river and the Gyama lhoma is reached after another river crossing which is also a base for Krzok pass. O/N at Camp

Time: 5-6 hrs
Distance: 16.3 km
Elevation gain / loss: +300m / -905m

Start an easy ascent to the Korzok pass along the stream. It takes around 2 hrs to reach the top from where you cab have the wonderful view of the Lake. Then steep down to Korzok village. You can also camp at Korzok Phu where nomad camps are located, around one hour before the lake if you have extra days. O/N at Camp

Since Korzok village is just next to the Lake Tsomoriri, its worth spending some time there. Korzok village monastery is an old a very beautiful to visit. Also lake side walk is also recommended to enjoy the mesmerised beauty with peace and tranquility. O/N at Camp

After the last breakfast with the Staff (trekking) pack up your bags to leave for Leh on a 6-7 hrs long journey. Pack lunch will be provided which you can enjoy at Chumathang or at some stream side or anywhere. O/N in Leh

Last day is free for you to shop around. or After the breakfast drive for full day sightseeing to the Alchi Temple, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Hall of Fame museum and Sangam (Confluence of Zangskar & Indus River) You can visit Shanti Stupa afterwards. In the evening there will be a cultural show on demand.O/N in Leh

Day 14 :

Morning, transfer to the Leh airport for your flight to Delhi. It is a spectacular flight of one hour by around noon you reach to your Delhi hotel. If time allows, we can also organize a small sightseeing of the city before you departure back home.

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Package Includes

  • Good experienced route guide
  • Cook & Porters
  • Helpers who will help in kitchen and in pitching/folding the tents.
  • Comfortable client tent.
  • Dining & Kitchen tent.
  • Pick and drop by jeep to the starting and finishing point of the trek
  • Entry fee at the monasteries
  • All time food will be served during trek
  • Trekking and wildlife fee
  • Camping fee
  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Ponies (except on homestay package)

Package excludes

  • Accommodation/Stay while at Leh
  • Sleeping Bags For minus 30 Degree (will be provided by us on demand)
  • Sun Screen / Lotion
  • Walking Sticks
  • Down Jackets, Thermals
  • Water Bottle
  • Trekking Shoes (Recommended)
  • Hat,
  • Gloves
  • Flesh light
  • Good quality warm Jackets.
  • Travel or any type of insurance
  • Beverages (alcoholic or non alcoholic)
  • Tips
  • Any sort of expenses arising due to anything medical or anything else
  • Personal porter or pony (although can be provided on demand)

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Rumtse to Tsomoriri
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