Explore Ladakh by Trekking
Duration : 20 Nights / 21 Days
Destinations covered : Leh – Spituk – Zinchen – Yurutse – Shingo - Skiu – Markha – Nimaling – Kongmaru La – Chokdo - Hemis – Thiksey – Shey – Leh – Alchi – Lamayuru – Kyamar – Tisaling – Pangunagu – Nuruchan – GyamarBarma – Korzok
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Day 1: Arrival in Leh
Upon arrival at Leh airport you will be greeted by our representative. Our representative will assist you in the smooth transfer from the Leh Airport to the hotel wherein you can relax and freshen up. Lunch will be followed by a local exploration of the nearby places including restaurants and markets where you will get time to interact with the locals. Stay at the hotel for the night.
Day 2: Leh - Spituk – Zinchen
Today morning after breakfast drive to Spituk village. This village is located on the hilltop of about 18 km from Leh and near Indus. Once you reach Spituk, start trekking to Zingchen. After slogging through the crack land you would arrive at the beautiful and lush green Zingchen valley.The Rmbakriver flows into the Indus at the Zingchen Valley. Rest for the whole day and get explore and adapt to the place. Overnight stay at the camp.
Day 3: Zinchen - Yurutse
After breakfast you start your trekking. Hereafter,you can have a beautiful view of strong mountains and wildlife such as Blue sheep, Tibentan Gazelles. Start walking through the confined path and valley extends as you reach Rumbak. Follow the path till the Yurutse Camp. Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 4: Yurutse– Shingo
In the morning after breakfast, you follow the path beside the river untill the valley extend. Cross the river toward your right hand side after walking a short while. You can see the Golden Eagle nest. Later start upward to the Gangala Pass. From the top of the Gangala Pass you can view the StokKnagri massif. After crossing the Gangala Pass and walk towards down of the Shingo. Overnight stay in the camps.
Day 5: Shingo - Skiu
After the breakfast in the morning, visit for Skiu. Near this valley you would see numbersof small rivers joining to form a small stream. Feel the wonderful happiness by viewing the beautiful valley. Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 6: Skiu–Markha
In the morning after breakfast, enjoy a walk to the beautiful region of the Markha valley. Follow the good trail on the right bank, where you can see the great greenery. The pass leads to Thinlespa, which is connected with several small bridges over it. Feel the wonderful happiness by viewing the beautiful valley. Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 7: Markha–Nimaling
Today trek from Markha to Nimaling after breakfast. See the lovely environment of the valleys following the trail of the Markha River. Continue with the pass, towards the right bank of the river and reach Hankar.The Nimaling is with tiny ponds and small rivers flowing all over its grasslands provides pasturages in the summer for an amazing number of animals such as horses, sheep, goats and yaks come here from all around the villages apart from the Markha. White tailed hares and Himalaya marmots are seen here in plenty. Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 8: Nimaling
Today is the rest day. Relax at Nimaling and take the pleasure and visit the excellent landscapes and surroundings.You can walk to the nearby places at Nimaling. Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 9: Nimaling – Kongmaru La –Chokdo
After the breakfast, proceed the trek from Nimaling to Chokdo crossing the valley of Markha. Climb along the mountain side and reach Kongmaru La. Follow the downward steep pass to reach Martselang valley and enjoy the beautiful views and by crossing many streams and reach at Chokdo. Have the dinner at the camp and overnight stay in the camp.
Day 10: Chokdo – Martselang – Hemis - Leh
In the morning the trail continues for a beautiful trek down to the narrow valley of rocks. The beauty of the place is boosted up by the existence of rocks which features different shades and colors in Marateselang. Later continue to drive to the Hemis monastery and finally proceed towards Leh. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 11: Leh–Alchi
After breakfast a drive to Alchi. On the way to Alchi stop and visit Alchi monastery. This is the only monastery that is situated on the flat ground in Ladakh unlike others, which are on the hilltops. This is built in 11 century. This monastery is famous for the murals which are decorated on the walls of this ancient monastery. Check –in the hotel and complete the formalities. Relax for the rest of the day and after visiting the monastery, proceed to the beautiful village and interesting monastery of Mangyu. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
Day 12: Alchi – Lamayuru–Leh
Proceed to theLamayury monastery after having breakfast in the morning.A visit to the Lamayuru monastery. This is the oldest and the largest Gompa in Ladakh. You would find a small temple near the main building in Lamayuru monastery, which is devoted to Avalokitesvara. After lunch back to Leh Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 13: Leh – Rumtse- Kyamar
A drive to Rumtse in the morning. It is situated about 70 km east of Leh. The Rumtse is known for its breathtaking beauty and barren landscapes. This is the first human settlement on the way from Lahaul to Ladakh. Large number of people get attracted to trekking at this place. The trek is very popular from Rumtse to TsoMoriri. The Rumtse lies in the Rupshu Valley. While trekking you can get a chance to come across the wild animals like thewild ass, marmots and wild birds like Brahminy duck and bar-headed geese. Then proceed to Kyamar. After reaching Kyamar check-in the hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 14: Kyamar - Tisaling
On the 13th day of your trip, proceed ahead to Kyamar after breakfast. You can have a great view of the Kangyatse chain of hills and the Indus valley, while gradual ascent begins towards the Kumur La Pass. You would find Changpa nomads grazing their goats, yaks and sheepon the mountains and see the wild animals and birds. Relax for a while and proceed to Mandalchan La Pass. Hereafter you descend to the camping site at the grazing land of Tisalling. Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 15: Tisaling to Pangnagu
You will start the trekking to Pangunagu after breakfast in the morning. To reach Pangunagu (4398 m) you need to cross the Shibuk La. This pass is located at the height of 5016 m. On reaching the top of the pass you can view the entire lake and also Tsopkar Lake. This lake is a salty lake. Hereafter, descend towards the salty lake. The nomads collect the salt from the TsoKar lake, this is the only source of salt in this Ladakh region.Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 16: Pangunagu–Nuruchan
A drive in the jeep to TsoKar Lake in the morning after breakfast. You can enjoy by watching the migratory birds coming here for breeding during summer. After exploring the TsoKarlake you can move forward along with the passes. Walk to the other side of the lake the path turns right and you can enter the Nuruchan village. Check-in to the camp and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 17: Nuruchan – GyamarBarma
In the morning get ready for the journey to the Nuruchan, you need to cross the icy cold stream in Nuruchan. The pass leads up to the HorlamKongka La. You can view the blue deep TsoKar Lake from the top of the pass. A walk for around an hour and a half and you can reach RachungKaru. Then proceed to continue towards upward to the Kyamayuru La Pass. Overnight stay in the GyamarBurma camp.
Day 18: GyamarBurma
After breakfast the next pass in the path is Kartse La Pass. The path leads to the top height and after the section of two high mountain passes go descend to the small village of Gayamaburma.Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 19: GyamarBurma–Korzok
Proceed towards upward of the highest pass on the trek. You can reach Korzok by crossing YalungNyau La. You can see the panoramic view from the top of the pass and heart palpitate beautiful view of the high elevation fresh water lake of Tsomoriri. After steeping downwards you can reach to Korzokphu. Here you can see the biggest nomad camp. From the grazing point we need to proceed to the Korzok, this is the spot of our adventure. Overnight stay at Korzok camp.
Day 20: Korzok–Leh
After breakfast back to Leh. Check-in the hotel and complete the formalities. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can visit to the nearby areas of Leh and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 21: Leh– Delhi
Next day morning flight from Leh to Delhi and your onward destination.