Rumtse to Tsomoriri Trek
Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Destinations Covered: Rumtse – Kyamar – Pangunagu – Nuruchan – Tsomoriri
Day 1 : Drive to Rumtse (4095m)
Start your ride to Rumtse, after breakfast via Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Stay overnight in camp at Rumtse.
Day 2 : Rumtse to Kyamar (4383m) 4-5 hrs
Keep walking until you reach a Govt. Tourist bungalow, take right from here passing a valley and some deserted army huts. You now cross a river on your right. The trail takes you to a zigzag pattern of a river and its stream cutting your path from the right. As you make your way through, you cannot help but admire the scenic views that greet you from all sides. Crossing numerous valleys you will reach your campsite, near a local nomadic settlement.
Day 3 : Kyamar to Tisaling (4800m) (through Kyumur La and Mandalchan La) 5-6 hrs
A few minutes walk from the camp leads you to long but easy climb of Kyumur La (4870m). It has colorful wildflowers that offer an amazing view. After reaching the top, you will see the trail divides into two, the left leads to Tsokar Lake and the right leads you to a stream. After crossing it, you climb another pass, a slightly hard path. After some time, you reach the top of Mandalchan la (4996m). Going further downwards, you reach Tisaling, a valley that is a visual delight. Overnight in camp.
Day 4 : Tisaling to Pangunagu via ShibukLa (5016m) 5-6 hrs
On day 4, you will cross Shibuk La, near the camp. From the top of the pass, you get an amazing view of the Tsokar Lake. Going downwards to the lake, you reach the campsite, behind a hill.
Day 5 : Pangunagu to Nuruchan (4500m) 4-5 hrs
Walking along side the lake, through a road, you reach the sight of agricultural fields. Here is the next campsite, next to the stream.
Day 6 : Nuruchan to Rachungkaru (4668m) (via Dundunchanla) 3-5 hrs
Today is an easy trail, after about an hour and a half, turn towards the northeast, right after the pass. The camp is just across the river, at the bottom of the pass.
Day 7 : Rachungkaru to Gyamalhoma (4895m) 6-7 hrs
Start a tiring climb of Kyamayur La (5125m-2 hrs). Moving towards the northeast, at the end of the valley, move upwards to another small pass called Gyama La (5100m). Have an amazing view of the snow- peaks. On descending towards the northeast, you cross the small river and after another, you reach Gyama lhoma. Cross it to reach the a base for Korzok pass.
Day 8 : Gyamalhoma to Korzok (Tsomoriri Lake)
Along the stream, start trekking to the Korzok pass. To reach the top, you will take 2 hrs where you get a wonderful view of the Lake. Take a steep walk down to Korzok village, where you will see nomad camps at Korzok Phu.
Day 9 : Tsomoriri to Leh (240 kms-6hrs)
Post breakfast, enjoy a stroll around the Lake. Later drive to Leh en-route Mahey Bridge and Chumathang.
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