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L/05: 23 days Rumtse to Kibber Trek

Trek grade: Strenuous & Challenging

Maximum Altitude: 5800 m


Fly from Delhi to Leh. Spend 04 days at Leh, acclimatizing and touring Buddhist monasteries, followed by a 16 days challenging trek from Rumtse in the Indus valley; to Kibber in the Spiti Valley. The trek traverses the ancient trade routes; which ascend and descend over high passes between Ladakh and Spiti – each more than 5000m in altitude. The trail leads past the high plateau lakes of Tsokar and Tsomoriri, passing numerous nomadic encampments to ascend the 5800 m high Parang La, with its stunning views. We also cross the 5410 m high  Kyamayuri La and the Yalung Nyau La , 5440 m the latter has great views of the Tso Moriri Lake. We will see spectacular wilderness, rugged landscape, wildlife, breathtaking views, and the ancient Ki Gompa, located at 4116 m. At the end of the trek we will drive back to Delhi over three days with 02 nights relaxation at Manali.


Day 01:Arrive Leh, 3506 m
Early morning flight from
Delhi to Leh. Transfer to hotel and rest for the day.  

Day 02: Leh Sightseeing
Walking to  Shanti Stupa, and Leh bazaar. Drive to Sangkar Gompa. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 03: Leh – Likir and Alchi Monasteries

Day trip by Jeep to Likir and Alchi monasteries. Overnight at hotel in Leh.


Day 04: Leh – Shey , Tiksey &  Hemis - Rumtse, 4325 m

Drive 78 Kms to Rumtse. Enroute visit Shey, Thikse and Hemis Monasteries  . Overnight in camp


Day 05: Trek Rumtse to Kyamer

Trek for 05 hours. The first day is an easy walk with two river crossings. Overnight in camp.


Day 06: Trek Kyamar to Tisaling

Trek for 05-06  hours. A hard day as we cross over  Kumur La, 4770m,  and Mandal Chan La 4850m. Overnight in camp.          


Day 07: Trek Tisaling to Pangunagu

Trek for 05 to 06 hours. Cross over  Shibuk La (4900m). Good chance to see Wild Ass (kyang ). Camp near the Tso Kar lake, 4258 m.  

Day 08: Trek Pangunagu to Nuruchan
Trek for 04 to 05 hours. Along the
shore of  Tso Kar With luck you may sight the Black necked crane.Overnight in camp.

Day 09: Trek Nuruchen to Rachun Karu

Short trek of 03 to 04 hour. Visit Changpa nomadic encampments. Overnight in camp.


Day 10: Trek Rachun karu - Kyamayuri La,  5410m - Gyama

Trek 05 to 6 hours. Ascend the  Kyamayuri La,  5410m and Kartse La. Spectacular views of snow peaks.


Day 11:Trek Gyama – Yalung Nyau la, 5440 m - Korzok, 4513 m

Long days trekking for 07 hours, will take us over the 5440 m high Yalung Nyau La. Stunning views lake Tso Moriri.  Overnight in camp.


Day 12: Korzok.

A day of rest. Enjoy the ambiance of the lake, whilst our we replenish our supplies for the second phase of the trek


Day 13: Trek Korzok  to Kyangdam

Trek for 04 hrs along the shores of the lake to camp at its Southern tip  Tso Moriri, Overnight in camp..  


Day 14: Trek Kyangdam to Nurboo Sumdo

Trtek 04-05 hours. Start with a river crossing . View herds of Kyang and other wild life. Overnight in camp.


Day 15: Trek Nurboo Sumdo to Getpa Buzak

Trek for 06 hours. Cross the Parang Chu and follow the river, with a steady climb towards the Parang la Overnight in camp.

Day 16: Trek Getpa Buzak to Tharang Yokma
Trek for 06 hours, along an undulating trail, generally following the river Parang Chhu; gaining altitude gradually. Overnight in camp.

Day 17: Trek Tharang Yokma to Kharsa Gongma
Trek for 05 hours through arid terrain, following the Parang Chuu river. Cross the Parang Chu and camp overnight.


Day 18 : Trek Kharsa Gongma - Parang la, 5800 m -  Dak Ldan

Trek for 06 hours. Cross Parang chu and start ascending to the Parang la. The trail takes us past a glacier to rerach the top of Parang La ,5800m - the highest pass on this trek. A very steep descent of 30 minutes to reach our overnight camp at Dak Ldan


Day 19: Trek Dak Ladan to Tangltak

05 hours trek. Steep descent through a narrow gorge, followed by steep climb to Thangltak pastures. Camp overnight.


Day 20: Trtek Thangltak to Kibber. Drive to Kaza, 3640 m

Trek for 04 hours. After crossing a small pass descend to our destination, after  crossing a river and reach Kibber, 4205 m – one of the highest habitations in the world. TREK ENDS. Drive 25 Kms to Kaza, 3640 m. Enroute visit Ki Gompa, 4161 m. Overnight in camp.


Day 21: Kaza- Manali, 2050 m

Drive for 10 hrs across the Kunzum La (4551m), into the Lahaul Valley. Spectacular views. Continue to the Kulu Valley across the legendary Rohtang Pass (3878m), to reach Manali. Overnight in hotel.


Day 22: Manali., 2050 m

A day to relax and enjoy the ambiance of  Manali. Overnight in hotel


Day 23: Manali- Delhi
A 570 Kms drive through the
Beas and Sutlej River Vallies and the plains of Northern India to reach Delhi in 11-12 hrs. TOUR ENDS


Tour Logistics
  • Stay at the best available hotels

  • Drive in all weather jeeps shared by 04 pax

  • English speaking escort/guide

  • Expedition standard, camping, meals, and logistics.

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