L/ 03 : 14 Days Indus to Rupshu Kharnak via Kongmaru La Trek Tour
- Max trekking altitude: 5200m.
- Road journey : 5360.
- Trek grade: Moderate to strenuous.
- Available Jul-Aug
Fly from Delhi to Leh. 04 days Buddhist sightseeing tour around Leh followed by 09 days wilderness trek from Indus valley to the Rupshu crossing over the Kongmaru la, 5500 m and Zalung Karpo la, 5200 m. Traverse the ancient trade routes; which ascend and descend over high passes between Ladakh and Zanskar. Spectacular wilderness - towering jagged peaks, gorges and river valleys splashed with rolling pastures amidst rugged landscape. Breathtaking views of the Ladakh Range, the Zanskar Range, the Stok Kangri Ridge, the Rupshu Plateau, and the Kharnak River valley. Return to Leh by jeep traversing More plains, 4700 m and Tanglang la, 5360 m for a 02 nights stay before flying back to Delhi.
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. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Leh –Shey, Stok, and Thiksey
Day trip by jeep visiting Shey Monastery, Stok Gompa , museum, and Thiksey Monastery. Overnight at hotel in Leh
Day 04: Leh – Hemis - Shang sumdo, 3880 m
Drive to Hemis Monastery and Stakna Gompa. Therafter drive to, Shang Sumdo . Overnight in camp
Day 04: Trek Shang Sumdo, 3880 - Chikirmo 4070m
Easy 03 hrs trek to Chikirmo, along the river valley. Camp at 4070 m
Day 05: Trek Chikirmo - High Camp, 4400m
04 hrs to climb slowly to stay at the base camp below Kongmaru la pass. Good chance of sighting Blue Sheep, and sometimes, Ibex.
Day 06: Trek High Camp, 4400 – Kongmaru la, 5500 m- Nimaling, 4720 m
Trek 04-05 hrs. First a steep climb to Kongmaru la, 5200m. Panoramic view of Kang Yaze, 6400m, and Zanskar Range. Descend to the lovely high altitude pastures of Nimaling . Overnight in camp.
Day 07 - Nimaling 4720m
A day for rest, and further acclimatization. Relax or explore the marmot-infested Nimaling plain and visit the yak and goat herders. Overnight in camp.
Day 08: Trek Nimaling, 4720 m - Konka Ngonpo pass, 5090 -Tikyu pastures, 4800m.
07-08 hrs trek. The trail takes us over a spur of the Kang Yaze to begin the climb to the 5090m high Konka Ngonpo pass, followed by a steep drop to some high grazing areas, followed by a gentler descent to the valley of the Langthang Chu and pastures of Tikyu. Involves river crossings.