Tsomoiri & Spiti Trek
Tsomoiri & Spiti Trek
Duration:18 Nights / 19 Days
Trekking Route: Delhi – Leh – Rumtse – Kyamar – Kumur La – Tisaling – Shibuk La – Pangunagu – Nuruchan – Kyamayuri La – Gyamabarma – Yalung Nyau La – Tsomoriri – Korzok – Kyangdam – Narbu Sumdo – Parang Chu 1 – Parang Chu 2 – Parang La – Jugstok – Kiber – Tabo – Kyato – Kunzum La – Rohtang La – Manali
Day 01: Delhi – Leh
After landing at Leh airport, meet our representative, who will transfer you to pre-booked hotel. Take rest and get acclimatized. At such elevations, it is extremely important to be accustomed to the climate. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Leh
Entire day is for tour to Shey, Thiksey & Hemis. Start your excursion by visiting the monastery of Thiksey; it is one of the most magnificent monasteries in Ladakh. Then visit the village of Shey. It was located at an important vantage point in the Indus valley and once the royal residence. It has a large victory stupa which is topped with gold. Finally visit the monastery of Hemis. It is the richest and biggest monastery in Ladakh. Return to Leh for overnight stay.
Day 03: Leh – Rumtse (4000 m) by drive. Trek to Kyamar (4420 m) 4 Hours Trek
In the morning drive to Rumtse, from where the trek begins. Arrive at a magnificent and vast area, where the Changpas – nomadic herders take their yak to pasture. Then follow the ancient salt routealong the green Kyamar valley.
Day 04: Kyamar – Kumur La (4770 meters) – Tisaling (4805 meters) 5 Hours Trek
Start trekking through beautiful gorge which is headed towards Chorten Sumda. There is a comfortable walk for one hour before ascend towards Kumur La. Here, from the top, you can see the beautiful view of the chain of Kangyatse and the chain of Indus valley. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 05: Tisaling – Shibuk La (4875 m) – Pangunagu (4800 meters) 5 Hours Trek
After breakfast, start the trek which offers a scenic sight of the Tsokhar Lake (4400 meters) and the Rupshu valley. Then move down towards the lake, from where the nomads collect salt. Finally reach Pangunagu and overnight stay in camp.
Day 06: Pangunagu – Nuruchan (4630 m) 5 Hours Trek
In the morning you have a comfortable trek by the lake side. On the way, you 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 where you will stay overnight in camp.
Day 07: Nuruchan – Kyamayuri La (5 410 m ) – Gyamabarma (4950 m) 6 Hours Trek
After having breakfast proceed on the trek to Gyamabarma that will take nearly 6 hours to reach. This is a great altitude track and you will have to cross two passes which are approximately at 4900 meters height. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 08: Gyamabarma – YalungNyau La (5 440 m) – Tsomoriri (4550 m) 6 Hours Trek
Today’s trek on the northwestern coast of Tso Moriri, the “Mountain Lake”. There you can visit the Korzok monastery. At 15000 ft, Korzok Monastery has a unique location as it overlooks Tso Moriri, one of the highest lakes in India. The monastery was founded by Kunga Lodro Ningpo, the third Korzok Rinpoche around 300 years ago. Overnight stay in camp near the lake.
Day 09: Tsomoriri
In the morning pay a visit to Korzok village with its houses and its gompa looking like a mirage. Among the highest cultivation in the world are the few barley fields at Korzok. In the afternoon visit the Lake. Tso Moriri lake is one of the most beautiful, calm and sacred (for ladakhis) high altitude lakes in India. This wonderful blue pallet lake is about 7 km wide at its broadest point and about 19 km long. The exquisite numerous shades of blue color displayed by this lake along with a picturesque landscape around gives this place an extremely romantic and breathtaking feel. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.
Day 10: Korzok – Kyangdam (4550 m) 6 Hours Trek
Walk by the western shore of Tso Moriri towards Kyangdam, an extensive grassland on the southern shore. Reach Kyangdam and overnight stay in camp.
Day 11: Kyangdam – Narbu Sumdo (4450 m) 6 Hours Trek
After crossing the stream, the trail climbs up briefly and get in the Parang Chu valley. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 12: Narbu Sumdo – Parang Chu 1 (4850 m) 5 Hours Trek
Ascend steadily to the Prang Chu valley, on the right bank of the river to reach Prang Chu. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 13: Parang Chu 1 – Parang Chu 2 (5000m) 6 Hours Trek
The route passes via narrow gorge involving plenty of ascents and descents to the side valleys and streams. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 14: Parang Chu 2 – Parang La (5500 m) – Jugstok (4800 m) 7 Hours Trek
After the frontal moraine of the Parang glacier, the trail move ahead on the opposite bank, via mass of fallen rocks. Thereafter making our way over a few patches of snow, we move up steadily up to Parang La. The Parang Chu, whose source is on the southern bend of Parang La, can be seen beneath. Reach Jugstok and stay in camp for overnight.
Day 15: Jugstok – Kiber (4205 m) 7 Hours Trek
Today, the trek will start with sharp descend to Sampa Lungpa valley. After crossing a little pass, the Thaltak La (4600 m), one can see approaching Parilungbi in the Lingti Valley and Shilla. In due time you will reach the little hamlet of Dumla, a tiny green oasis, then Kibber, which is the highest village in the world. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 16: Kiber – Tabo (3050 m)
Drive along the Spiti River (60 Km – 4Hrs). You will reach Kyi in not more than 3 hours and you have all afternoon to explore this captivating village and the jumble of the white buildings that is the gompa, thereupon, you must visit Tabo monastery, which is one of the noteworthy gompas, not just in Spiti but in the entire Tibetan Buddhist world. There is also a modern gompa and a painting school founded by the Dalai Lama. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 17: Tabo – Kyato
After having breakfast drive to Kyato by Jeeps. Reach Kyato and overnight stay.
Day 18: Kyato – Kunzum La (4590 m) – Rohtang La (3980 m) – Manali
After breakfast departure to Manali, it will take about 8 to 9 hours to reach there. You will cross two passes separated by the Chandra valley. Arrival at Manali and check in at hotel for overnight stay.
Day 19: Manali
You will be transferred to airport or any other location in Manali.