Rumtse to Tsomoriri Trek in Ladakh

Mountain Tours Treks and Travels
  • 22 days
  • Moderate
  • 4.9
  • Hilly

Rumtse to Tsomoriri Trek in Ladakh by Mountain View Trek and Tour


Recently opened to foreigners due to the proximity of the Chinese boarder, the Changthang is a land of wilderness and magnificent landscapes. This region is characterized by high arid plains, remote villages, snow-capped peaks and beautiful high altitude azure-blue lakes, the largest being Tsomoriri at 4,500 m. Truly remote, this area is only accessible 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 will take us across these passes to their summer settlements to witness a unique human culture, far away from the reaches of the modern world. The itinerary then goes south towards Spiti, following the western bank of the lake. The scenery is wild and vast with snow-capped peaks lining the far horizon. The trek ends at Tabo, famous for its monastery


  • Day 1:

    Arrive Delhi On arrival meeting and assistance at the Airport followed by the traditional welcome by garlanding and then escorted transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is leisure. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 2:

    Delhi - Leh (3500 m) by plane. Transfer to Delhi airport to catch the flight to Leh. Upon arrival in Leh, transfer to Hotel. Day free for acclimatization. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 3:

    Visit of the high Indus valley's monasteries On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area.

  • Day 4:

    Leh Visit Stok royale palace, Spitok monastery and the Tibetan Camp of Choglamsar. These two days of visit are an excellent opportunity to get acclimatized for the Kyamar.

  • Day 5:

    Leh - Rumtse (4000 m) by taxi. Trek to Kyamar (4420 m) in 4 hours. We stop at Hemis to visit its monastery, one of the largest and most important of Ladakh. Later, we will continue to Rumtse, where the trek starts. We enter a magnificent and vast area, where the Changpas - nomadic herders take their yak to pasture. We follow the ancient salt along the green Kyamar valley.

  • Day 6:

    Kyamar - Kumur La (4770 m) - Tisaling (4805 m) in 6hours. We start through beautiful color gorge towards Chorten Sumda. Easy walk for one hour then ascend towards Kumur La. From the top one can see the beautiful view of the chain of Kangyatse and the chain of Indus valley

  • Day 7:

    Tisaling - Shibuk La (4875 m) - Pangunagu (4800 m) in 5 hours From the pass we get a panoramic view of the Tsokhar Lake (4400m)and the Rupshu valley. Then descend towards the lake, from witch the nomads collect some salt. We will camp near the winter camp of nomad people of Chanthang.

  • Day 8:

    Pangunagu - Nuruchan (4630 m) in 5 hrs. Today we have an easy trek along the lake. On the way one can see many birds and Wild ass (Kyang) of Ladakh and Tibet plateau. At the end of the lake the trail goes right and enters the Nuruchan village.

  • Day 9:

    Nuruchan - Horlam Kongka La (4900 m) - Kyamayuri La (5410 m ) -Gyamabarma (4950 m) in 6 hrs. This is a high altitude route and we will cross two passes around 4900 m.

  • Day 10:

    Gyamabarma - Yalung Nyau La (5 440 m) - Korzok (4550 m) in 6 h. Trek over the Yalung Nyau La to Korzok, on the northwestern shore of Tso Moriri, the "Mountain Lake". We visit the Korzok monastery. Camp by the lake

  • Day 11:

    Korzok - Kyangdam (4550 m) in 6 hrs 30mts . Walk along the western shore of Tso Moriri to Kyangdam, an expansive grassland on the southern shore.

  • Day 12:

    Kyangdam - Narbu Sumdo (4450 m) en 6 hrs. After crossing the river, the trail climbs up for a while and enter the Parang Chu valley.

  • Day 13:

    Narbu Sumdo - Parang Chu 1 (4850 m) in 5 hrs. We gradually ascend the Prang Chu valley, on the right bank of the river.

  • Day 14:

    Parang Chu 1 - Parang Chu 2 (5000m) in 5 hrs 30mts. The trail passes through a narrow gorge involving many ascents and descents to the side valleys and streams

  • Day 15:

    Parang Chu 2 - Parang La (5500 m) - Jugstok (4800 m) in 7 hrs. After the frontal moraine of the Parang glacier, the trail continues on the opposite bank, thorough a mass of fallen rocks. After making our way over a few patches of snow, we climb gradually up to Parang La. The top of this Pass presents spectacular viewpoints of the peaks and ranges of Lahol and Ladakh. The Parang Chu, whose source is on the southern slopes of Parang La, can be seen below.

  • Day 16:

    Jugstok - Kiber (4205 m) in 7 hrs. Steap descend towards the Sampa Lungpa valley. After crossing a little pass, the Thaltak La (4600 m), one can see towards Parilungbi in the Lingti Valley and Shilla. We soon reach the little hamlet of Dumla, a tiny green oasis, then Kibber, which is the highest village in the world

  • Day 17:

    Kiber - Tabo (3050 m). Transfer by taxi, along the Spiti River (60 Km - 4 h).We reach Kyi in less than 3 hours and have all afternoon to explore this fascinating village and the jumble of the white buildings that is the Gompa, perched high on a rocky hill above the village. Afterwards, we visit the Tabo monastery, one of the most important Gompas, not just in Spiti but in the whole Tibetan Buddhist world. There is also a modern Gompa and a painting school founded by the Dalai Lama.

  • Day 18:

    Tabo - Kyato.Transfer by taxi. Overnight at guest house.

  • Day 19:

    Kyato - Kunzum La (4590 m) - Rohtang La (3980 m) - Manali. Transfer by taxi. This is quite long drive, about 8 to 9 hours. We will cross two passes split by the Chandra valley. Upon arrival at Manali, Check in at hotel.

  • Day 20:

    Manali - Delhi by night bus. Visit old Manali, Hadimba temple and Vashisht village. In the late afternoon we will take the night bus to Delhi.

  • Day 21:

    Delhi Morning arrival in Delhi, transfer to your hotel. Check in hotel. Rest of the day is free for your own activities. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 22:

    Delhi-Departure Morning check out from the hotel, transfer to the IGI airport to catch the flight for your onward destination.

Health and Fitness

One has to be Relatively Fit and Healthy to complete this trip. Normal hiking for 3 to 5 hours a Day is one of the most required qualification for this trip. One has to be mentally prepared and full of enthusiasm along with good health to undertake this kind of trip People suffering from Acute Hearts and Lungs Diseases, Asthama and High blood preassure are not reccommended to take up this trip.

In order to complete this trek without much difficulties one has to make sure to do some excercises like Running and Long distance trekking atleast 2 weeks before a trip. This excecises really helps you keep Fit and Healthy during the trip. The right and comfortable choices of clothing also makes differences in your fitness. So it is necessary to be diciplined while packing your clothings for the trip. You can rely on us to help you with clothings if necessary!

We provides basic medicine Kit during the trek which includes Medicine for High Altitude sickness, Headache, Diarraheoa, Vomiting, Common Cold etc. All of our medicine are scientific medicine purchased in India, however we advised you to bring your own small medicinal kit for the trip if possible as we are concerned about allergies and compatibility of the medicine with your health.

Cost and Availability

Please email us for the Best Costing and Availability. The Costing depends on Number of person and the minimum required number of person for the trip is 2 pax and maximum is 50 pax. The more the number of person the better the Price. The given costing will be based on PER HEAD PER DAY basis which will includes all the necessary facilities required during the trip from the point of start to the end. Please email us for the Brief Description of the Costing and the Facilities and services provided with it.

We have special costing for the Bigger group, Student group, Religious group and Senior Citizens. The costing is based on the Requirements and demand of the group. Do email us to know the special prices and services provided.


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