Changtang is located in the south-east region of Ladakh. The Tibetan Changthan part of Ladakh was recently opened for the tourist. Every year only a few groups of trekkers are welcomed every summer. The landscapes of this region is very beautiful the open land and the green pastures makes the changthang area favourable for the Nomads to graze their sheep.
|Total No Of Days||20 Days|
|Best Season||July to August|
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
On arrival in Delhi; warm welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel located in the center of Delhi. Rest of the day is free to relax at the hotel. Stay overnight.
Day 2: Delhi – Leh (3500m)
Morning; transfer to the airport to board a flight for Leh. On arrival in Leh; transfer to the guest house*. Afternoon is at leisure to take complete rest to acclimatize you according you the weather. It is highly recommended because of the high altitude (3500 m). Stay overnight at the guest house*.
Day 3: Indus Valley (3500 m)
Morning; leave for the sightseeing tour of the western part of Indus valley visiting Phyang, Alchi, and Likir monasteries. Evening; return back to Leh. Stay overnight at the guest house*.
Day 4: Day walk around Nimmu
Morning departure for 4/5 H trek until Upper Basgo, where you have lunch in a delightful setting, along a stream. Back in the afternoon to Nimmu House. Possibility to do a guided tour of the village of Nimmu instead of trekking. Night at guest house.
Day 5: Nimmu – Rumtse (4000 m)
Morning; drive towards Rumtse (3 hrs drive) climbing up the Indus valley and visit the monasteries of Hemis. Afternoon; take a visit of the village. Later, meet with the local staff (guide, sherpas, cook, cook, cook-helpers, muleteers….. and mules). Stay overnight at the camps.
YOU ARE NOW READY FOR 11 DAYS OF TREKKING!
Day 6: Rumtse – Kyamar (4500 m) 4/5 H walk
Morning; start trek with climbing up the wide valley of Kyamar. Rest of the day is free to relax. Stay overnight at the camps next to the sheepfolds of Kyamar in the heart of Rupshu.
Day 7: Kyamar – Kyamar La (5180 m) – Mandalchan (5200m) – Tisaling, Tire valley (4900 m) 4-5 H walk
Morning; start the trek going down to the next valley and further, climbing up a small pass to reach our campsite in a cavity of the Tire valley.
Day 8: Tisaling (4900 m) – Shimbuk La (5200 m) – Tso Kar Lake (4600 m) 5/6 H walk
Morning; an hour’s easy climb towards Shibuk La pass and further slope down to a valley which leads us at the edge of Tso kar Lake. Stay overnight at the camps.
Day 9: Lac Tso Kar (4600 m) – Horlam Kongka La (4950 m) – Rajun Karu (4900 m) 6/7 walk
Morning; swing over the Tso Kar lake by the west and climb up a splendid valley in the direction of a very easy pass called ‘Nuruchan La’. Slope in the valley of Ponglong Chu river and stay overnight at the camps.
Day 10 : Rajun Karu (4900 m) – Kyamayuri La (5350 m) – Gyama Barma – Kostse La / Gyama Barma La (5300 m) – Gyama Chu (5000 m) 4H walk
Morning; continue trekking towards Kayaru pass and go down to the Gyama Chu valley. Rest of the day is free to relax. Stay overnight at the camps.
Day 11: Gyama Chu – Barma Pass (5350 m) – Pangnating (5050 m) 4/5 H walk
Morning; start mounting up taking a short trail to the Barma La pass and slope down the valley. Further take an easy slope up to the Pangnating camp. Stay overnight at camps at the bottom of the high mountain chain.
Day 12: Pangnating – Lanyal pass (5650 m) – Phirtse Chu valley (4850 m) 6/7 H walk
Morning; the trail goes to the highest pass of the trekking called ‘Lanyal La (5650 m) crossing under a small glacier. Slope down to the glacier’s lake before getting back to the pastures of the Lanyal valley. Stay overnight at the camps.
Day 13: Phirtse Chu valley – Lato Gongma (4700 m) 7/8 H walk
Morning; start slanting down to a very large valley lined with high mountains passing through the alteration of oasis’s greenery and altitude desert. Reach at Lato Gongma and stay overnight.
Day 14: Lato Gongma – Kyangdom (4500 m) 6/7 H walk
Morning; continue descending along the Phirtse Chu river and start a steep slope down to the plain of the Tso Moriri lake (4500 m). Stay overnight at the camps next to lake with nomad’s company.
Day 15: Kyangdom – Mani (4500 m) 5/6 H walk
Morning; walk around the western banks of Tso Moriri lake. Reach at Mani and stay overnight at the camps.
Day 16: Mani – Karzok (4500 m) 2 H walk
Morning; the trail starts towards the north along the lake up to the beautiful village of Karzok (4500 m). Later, visit Karzok monastery and stay overnight at the camps.
Day 17: Karzok – Leh (3600 m)
Morning; drive back to Leh going through the magnificent Thatsang Karu lake and Namshang La pass and sloping down of the Indus valley. En-route; visit the monastery of Tikse. Arrive at Leh and stay overnight at the guest house*.
Day 18: Leh
Day is at leisure. Stay overnight at the guest house*.
Day 19: Leh – Delhi
Morning; transfer to the airport to board a flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi; transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax at the hotel. Stay overnight.
Day 20: Delhi – international airport
Day is at leisure. Evening; transfer to the international airport to continue towards your onward travel.
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