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Day 01 - Leh to Gya Lato

Rupshu Chantang Drive seven hours en route visiting Shey, Thiksey and Hemis Monasteries, crossing Indus river at Upshi (checking point). Drive across Manali Leh highway along the stream. Overnight at camp at Lato (3880 m).

Day 02 -Gya Lato to Rigyul Sumdo

Four hours trekking along a small stream flowing through a narrow valley. While crossing the small stream you may face some difficultly. Camp at 4320 mtrs (it is a short trek to compensate the hard ascend and to minimize the day's strains).

Day 03 - Rigyul Sumdo to Lalung Base

Six hours up and down crossing two baby passes pozey la (4720m) and keser-la. During the days trek one can see Taglangla and the beautiful Kang yatse peak. Camp at an altitude of 4620 mtrs.

Day 04 - Lalung Base to Nimaling

Six hours walk crossing Lalung la (5060 m). Trek ascends till the top of the pass and the rest is an easy walk up to Nimaling. A wonderful view of Kang Yatse peak (6400 m) and at the other side one can have the Glimpse of Gongmaru la (5150 m.) and many other beautiful unnamed peak from Lalung top. The other attraction is the breath taking view of Nimaling and Markha valley camp at an altitude of 4620 mtrs.

Day 05 - Nimaling to Langtang Chan

After seven hours of easy trekking through Thachungtse Sumdo, we leave the famous Markha valley and enter the Langtangchan village. After crossing the stream arrive at the camp side nearby the base Zalungkarpo la. Camp at 4360 mtrs (Great opportunity for seeing wild sheep).

Day 06 - Langtangchang to Tsogra Kharnak Khar

Seven hours trekking crossing Zalungkarpo la (4970 m) through narrow valleys. Throughout the walk till the top of Zalungkarpo la one can see the different sides of kang Yatse peak and also could see other beautiful peaks. From the top one can see wonderful view of Zanskar Junglam to Zangla route and can have a gorgeous view of Kharnak valley with high towering Zanskar range on right side. A sudden descent from the top steep sliding downwards followed by few crossing of Kharnak streams, which runs deep at the bottom of the narrow valley. Camps at beautiful green patch of grass in the valley (4260 m).

Day 07 - Tsogra Kharnak to Dew Karu

Rupshu Chantang Six hours of easy walk through Kharnak Khar (Palace) following Kharnak stream upon Tangtsee Sumdo (junction). The follow the Kharnak stream upwards through a narrow rocky Gully full of wild trees. The narrow passage opens in to a wide green valley with a wonderful, clean, sweet spring water stream. En route you will find beautiful wild flowers, you can see high towering rocks. You can also see another Junglam trek route to Zanskar parting at Tangtse Sumdo. Camp at Dew Karu (4100 m).

Day 08 - Dew Karu to Ldanggo (DAT)

A short three hours walk along the side of Dat stream. The short walk gives a leisure time to enjoy the village, monastery and exotic locales. Although the village is the biggest nomad village in Kharnak region (around 40 to 50 houses). Tourists rarely catch the glimpses of orginal inhabitants of the region due to there constant migration to different places. The Kharnak houses the biggest Monastery, which comes under Hemis Monastery (Red Sect). Camp at DAT (4140 m.)

Day 09 - DAT To Lungmochey

Seven hours trek through a wide grazing ground and mildly ascending the Yar la pass (4700 m) and then descending in to Lungmochey valley. From the top of the pass, one can look back at Zalungkarpo la, which tourist crossed almost three days back during the tour. Don't forget to fill up your water bottles as there is very rare chances of finding water until the next halt. You may also see wild Ass and Rabbits. Camp at Lungmochey (4450 m).

Day 10 - Lungmochey to Spangchen

Six to seven hours trek up and down along the ridge of the mountain. One can have a beautiful view of the wildest grazing valley in Kharnak region. Here, at Spangchan (4500 m) Government has organized various camps to provide rations, medical, education and other facilities. There is a great possibilities to see the typical nomadic life at Spangchan.

Day 11 - Spangchan to Rina

Five to six hours walk crossing Spangchan la (5200 m) and camp at Rina (4550 m) at the foot of the Spangchan la. This pass is the demarcation for the Kharnak and Rupshu regions. Cross the pass to enter into the Rupshu region. Camp at Rina.

Day 12 - Rina to Nuruchan

Six to seven hours walk crossing the Leh - Manali road and entering the valley Thaksum Kongtak, which is one of the best grazing lands for the nomads of Rupshu. On the way by climbing up a small hill one can have a magnificent view of the salt lake (Tso Kar) and nomadic village Nuruchan. Camp at Nuruchan (4550 m).

Day 13 - Nuruchan to Gyama Sumdo

Seven and half hours walk through Rachung Karu and crossing Ka Yuru la (5200 m). Rachungkaru the place for Tibetan nomads is also known by the name “Little Tibet” because of its Tibetan style of living. From the top of pass one can have a birds eye view of Tso Kar and its surroundings. Spend the rest of the time at one of the highest camp (4920 m) throughout this trek.

Day 14 - Gyama Sumdo to Tsomoriri

Seven hours walk gradually climbing the Gyama la (5230 m) and descends abruptly to Kurzok valley. Camp at 4420 mtrs near by the lake. From the top of the pass one can have a beautiful view of the Tsomoriri and its surroundings.

Day 15 - Tsomoriri

TsomoririSpend rest of the day at Tsomoriri to explore the lake from where one can see migratory birds and also visit Korzok village and monastery.

Day 16 - Tsomoriri to Leh

Seven hours drive via Mahe bridge along the Indus river. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Leh.

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