Rupsho Kharnak Trek

Trip Duration: 14 Days
Best Time: May to September

Trip Cost

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Itinerary at a glance

Day 01: Delhi – Leh Take the morning flight for Leh. Check into the guest house and relax the whole day. This is necessary for getting acclimatised. Overnight at the guesthouse.

Day 02: Visit Leh A whole day at leisure in Leh. You can visit some of the most famous and oldest monasteries of Ladakh (15th and 17th century), Thikse, Shey and Hemis and take a walk to the colorful bazaar. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Leh - Hemis (3505m) by Car

Day 04: Hemis - Shang to Chuskurmo (3950m) in 6h-Today we leave the Indus valley. We descend towards Martselang, then follow the valley, which is fairly narrow in some places, continuing along the riverbed to Shang Sumdo and accent to Chuskurmo.

Day 05:Chuskurmo - Latza Kongmaru (4800m) in 5h. We progress along the river whose banks are studded with ochre rocks.From Chukirmo village, the track leads into narrow gorges, where ponies need to be unloaded twice, and climb up to the base of Kongmaru La.

Day 06: Latza Gongmaru-Kongmaru La(5030m)-Langtang Chu (4250m) in 7h - From the pass, there are great views north towards eastern Korakoram and China, whilst the southern view is dominated by the shapely Kang Yatze (6400m) and the Ladakhi range. We take a ridge trail and descend zigzagging across scree. Afterwards, the path descends easily towards the Nimaling summer pastures and the Markha valley, the most beautiful valley in Ladakh.

Day 07: Langtang Chu - Yakrupal (4700m) in 4h -  We climb up the large valley, and, after crossing a stream, carry on along a wall of moraine

Day 08: Yakrupal - Zalung Karpo La (5200m) - Sorra (4200m) - We carry on upwards until the valley divides, where we fork right. From the pass, we follow a ridge trail that leads to another pass, then plunge into the valley

Day 09: Sorra - Dat (4200m) in 5h - We follow beautiful woody gorges until they widen into a valley. Manis and shortens are scattered along the trail that leads along the Sara and Dat rivers. Dat is a verdant village, where arable farming uses every inch of land.

Day 10: Dat - Yar La (5000m) - Lungmo Che (4010m) in 6h -  An easy climb takes us up to the pass, where we enjoy a dramatic view over the Rupshu. Sometimes we are overtaken by caravans of "Khyangs", wild donkeys that frighten our ponies.

Day 11: Lungmo Che - Lun (4100m) - The landscape completely changes, turning into into a vast arid plain where the Zara Chu flows (dry from August on). Tibetan nomads populate the area.

Day 12: Lungmo Che - Marang La (5300m) – Juk Takh in7h - The path leaves the river and leads up to a beautiful plateau at 4500m. We climb up gently to the last pass. Then it is a long descent towards Takh.

Day 13: Juk Takh - Manali by Car A long drive to Manali. Crossing the Rohtang Pass(3990m) above Manali, We glimpse the green forested slopes of the Kullu- Manali Valley. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14: Manali - Delhi on arrive in Delhi and overnight in hotel and later transfer to international airport service end.

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