Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Places to Visit: Delhi - Leh - Shey - Ladakh - Spituk - Rumtse village - Kyamar - Kumur La - Pangunagu - Nuruchan - Tisaling - Shibuk La - Horlam Kongka La - Tso Moriri lake.
The beautiful Rupshu region is still one of the most isolated regions in Ladakh. A sweeping plateau with numerous saltwater lakes it is also home to the hardy Changpa nomads with their livestock of sheep and Yaks.
Day 01: We welcome you on your arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi and escort you to your hotel where you stay overnight.
Day 02: Take the morning flight to Leh and check into your hotel. Afternoon free to wander around the bazaars and relax. A couple days in Leh is strongly advised due to the high altitude.
Day 03: We visit the ancient monasteries of Shey with its enormous state of Buddha and Thikse one of the most important Gompas in central Ladakh which has some beautiful wall paintings besides gilded statues of the Buddha. In the afternoon we drive down to the famous Hemis Gompa in a secluded grove of poplars. Return to your hotel for the night.
Day 04: Visit the secluded Stok royal palace, the Spituk monastery and the Tibetan Camp of Choglamsar and get further acclimatized for the days ahead before returning to your hotel for the night.
Day 05: Drive from Leh to Rumtse village - 4000m / 13,129ft on the Manali-Leh Highway. Begin our trek to Kyamar - 4420m / 14,497ft. 4 hours. The trail enters an enchanting vast land where the weathered Changpa nomads are to be seen roaming among the rich pasture with their flocks of sheep and herds of Yaks. This was also once on the legendary salt route.
Day 06: Kyamar - Kumur La - 4770m / 15,656ft. & the Maldanchan La at 4805m / 15,760ft to Tisaling at 4805m / 15,760ft. 5 - 6 hours. The trek continues through a colour splashed gorge and goes on to Chorten Sumda. Its an easy one hour walk before an ascent begins towards the Kumur La pass from where you get great views of the Kangyatse chain of hills and the and the Indus valley.
Day 07: Tisaling - Shibuk La - 4875m / 15,990ft to Pangunagu at 4800m / 15,744ft. 5 hours. Once on the pass we are afforded with a birds eye view of the salt water Tsokar lake at 4400m / 14,432ft and the sweeping Rupshu valley ahead. The descent to this brackish lake famous for its enormous salt deposits is a leisurely one. Camp near the lake just off the vast Morey plains.
Day 08: Pangunagu - Nuruchan - 4630m / 15,186ft. 5 hours. We walk along the shores of the lake to the other end and if lucky get to see herds of Kiang and numerous migratory bird species. From the other side of the lake the trail turns right and enters the Nuruchan village. Camp.
Day 09: Nuruchan - Horlam Kongka La - 4900m / 16,072ft & the Kyamayuri La - 5410m / 17,748ft. to Gyamabarma (4950m / 16,236ft. 6 hours. The trail leads into higher altitudes and after crossing tow high mountain passes descend to the small campsite at Gyamabarma.
Day 10: Gyamabarma - Yalung Nyau La - 5440m / 17,843ft to Korzok village at 4550m / 14,924ft. 6 hours. Trek over the Yalung Nyau La pass to the quaint village of Korzok, on the northwestern shores of Tso Moriri. After spending time exploring this ancient monastery we camp near the lake for the night.
Day 11: Tso Moriri lake. Day at leisure. We will have a walk along the lake and visit the Korzok village to spend time with the inhabitants. Camp overnight.
Day 12: Drive from Korzok to Leh over the Mahe bridge. Check into your hotel for the night.
Day 13: Catch the early morning flight to New Delhi and check into a hotel.
Day 14: Spend the day exploring the old and new Delhi with its numerous monuments and stately structures. Return to hotel and rest awhile till your international flight departure late at night or early in the morning.
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2/3 participants = 1000 €
4/5 participants = 950 €
6/9 participants = 900 €
+ than 9 participants = 850 €
- Domestic flights (Delhi - Leh - Delhi)
- Land transportation as mentioned in the program by a private vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur.
- Accompaniment: the assistance of a local staff: guide, cook (and cook helpers for large groups).
- The Jeep for the carrying of individual camping, cooking and collective material.
- Lodging : hotel in Delhi and Leh, camping during the Nature Safari
- Meals : full board except the meals in Delhi and Leh
PRICE DO NOT INCLUDES:
- International flights
- International airport taxes
- Visa fees
- Repatriation assistance
- Main meals in Delhi and Leh
- Admission fees for the visits of temples, monuments, monasteries and museums planned
- Drinks and personal expenses