Hemis Rupshu Valley Trek



14 days

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This is a wonderful trek which has been opened to tourist year back. It has very different landscape. From that one approaches the high Tibetan Plateaus inhabited by the nomadic chang Pass. The best period is Chang pass is July to September.

Area: Ladakh
Altitude: 5100 mts/16730 ft
Grade: Alpine to Challenging
Season: July to Oct


Day 01: Delhi – Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatisation)

Take the morning flight for Leh from Delhi. On arrival at Leh met our representative and transfer to pre booked hotel/Guest house for relax and acclimatisation. This is necessary for getting acclimatised at high altitude. Evening one can visit the color full market of Leh. Overnight in the hotel/guesthouse.


Day 02: Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis 

On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area.

 Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17’Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.

 Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order.

 Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17’Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.


Day 03: Leh – Hemis – Shang

First day of trek starts from Hemis to Shang for about 3 hours easy walk. Few river crossings. Shang has as beautiful monastery. The camping site is ideal.


Day 04: Shang – Ltaza Kongamaru

About 7 hours. The first 2 hours are easy. At Chukirmo the trek leads into a gorge. Few river crossings.


Day 05: Latza Gongmaru-Kongmaru La (5030 m) – Langtang Chu (4250m) in 7h

There are great vistas from the pass in the north towards eastern Karakoram and China. Moreover, the southern view offers sights of Kang Yatze (6400 meters) and the Ladakh Range. We will take a ridge trail and go down crisscrossing across the scree. Then, the trail tumbles down easily towards Nimaling meadow and Markha Valley.


Day 06: Langtang Chu – Yakrupal (4700m) in 4h

We ascend up the large valley and after crossing the stream, proceed along a wall of moraine.


Day 07: Yakrupal – Zalung Karpo La (5200m) – Sorra (4200m)

We will move upwards until the valley separates. We will split towards right. From the pass, we will head towards a ridge trail takes to another pass. Afterwards, transverse into the valley.


Day 08: Sorra – Dat (4200m) in 5h

We will go after gorgeous woody gorges until they broaden into a valley. Chortens And Manis are sprinkled along the route leading along the Dat and Sara rivers.


Day 09: Dat – Yar La (5000m) – Lungmo Che (4010m) in 6h

It is an easy ascent taking up to the pass, where there is a gorgeous vista over the Rupshu. At times,we are overtaken by caravans of wild donkeys- “Khyang”. These donkeys frighten the ponies.


Day 10: Lungmo Che – Lun (4100m)

The panorama changes comprehensively and turns into a vast barren plain where the Zara Chu flows. This stream gets dry from August on. You will come across the Tibetan nomads in the region.


Day 11: Lun – Marang La (5300m) – Takh in7h

The trail crosses the river and takes up to the lovely plateau at 4500 meters. Ascend up steadily to the last pass. Afterwards, it is a long descent on the way to Takh.


Day 12: Takh – Manali by car

There is a long drive all the way to Manali. The routes will transverse Rohtang Pass (3990 meters). We will also come across the verdant wooded gradients of Kullu Manali Valley. Stay overnight in the hotel.


Day 13: Manali – Delhi

This Day is meant for taking rest. Proceed towards Delhi by AC Volvo Coach in the evening at 16:00 hrs. It is an overnight journey.


Day 14: Arrive Delhi

Arrival at Delhi by morning. Transfer to the airport after reaching Delhi.

Trip & Service ends here



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