The Rumtse - Tso Moriri Trail to the Nomad Lands
Day 01: Leh - Rumtse (4000 m) by taxi. Trek to Kyamar (4420 m) in 4 h :
We stop at Hemis to visit its monastery, one of the largest and most important of Ladakh. Later, we will continue to Rumtse, where the trek starts. We enter a magnificent and vast area, where the Changpas - nomadic herders take their yak to pasture. We follow the ancient salt along the green Kyamar valley.
Day 02: Kyamar - Kumur La (4770 m) - Maldanchan La ( 4805 m) - Tisaling (4805 m) in 5h 30m :
We start through beautiful color gorge towards Chorten Sumda. Easy walk for one hour then ascend towards Kumur La. From the top one can see the beautiful view of the chain of Kangyatse and the chain of Indus valley.
Day 03: Tisaling - Shibuk La (4875 m) :
Pangunagu (4800 m) in 5 h. From the pass we get a panoramic view of the Tsokhar Lake (4400m)and the Rupshu valley. Then descend towards the lake, from witch the nomads collect some salt. We will camp near the winter camp of nomad people of Chanthang.
Day 04: Pangunagu - Nuruchan (4630 m) in 5 h :
Today we have an easy trek along the lake. On the way one can see many birds and Wild ass (Kyang) of Ladakh and Tibet plateau. At the end of the lake the trail goes right and enter the Nuruchan village.
Day 05: Nuruchan - Horlam Kongka La (4 900 m) - Kyamayuri La (5 410 m ) - Gyamabarma (4950 m) in 6 h :
This is a high altitude route and we will cross two passes around 4900 m.
Day 06: Gyamabarma - Yalung Nyau La (5 440 m) - Korzok (4550 m) in 6 h :
Trek over the Yalung Nyau La to Korzok, on the northwestern shore of Tso Moriri, the "Mountain Lake". We visit the Korzok monastery. Camp by the lake.
Day 07: Tsomoriri Lake :
Day at leisure. We will have a walk along the lake and visit Korzok monastery.
Day 08: Korzok - Leh by Taxi :