TSOMORIRI LAKE TREK

Destination Covered: Markha |Changthang | Zanskar

Duration: 8 Days

Level: Moderate

ITINERARY
Day 01: Leh - Rumtse (3hrs by car) to Kyamar (4050m) (4hrs trek)

We drive to Rumtse early in the morning. The first day of the trek is gentle and starts from Rumtse untill Kyamar. Overnight at Kyamar.

Day 02: Kyamar - Tisaling (4200m) (6-7hrs trek)

After a good breakfast, we begin with gradual ascent towards Kamur La (4800m), which gives a spectacular view of the Changthang range. From the pass, we descend down into an open land where we might meet nomads with their herds. We then ascend towards Mandalchan La (4850m) and then a final easy descend to camp site of Tisaling. Overnight camp at Tisaling. Tsomoriri Lake

Day 03: Tisaling - Pangunagu (4250m) (6hrs trek)

Today we cross the third pass of the trek, Shibuk La (4900m). From the top of the pass, we have an incredible view of the surrounding mountains and Tsokar Lake. After trekking for approximately 4 hours, we reach Tsokar Lake. Overnight at Pangunagu.

Day 04: Pangunagu - Nuruchan (4300m) (6hrs trek)

We follow the jeep road towards Tsokar Lake. Along the salty shores of the lake, we have the opportunity to see some of the endangered migratory birds of the world. Having had enjoyed the lake, we continue to walk until Nuruchan. Overnight at Nuruchan.

Day 05: Nuruchan- RachungKaru- Gyamar (5100m) (6-7hrs trek)

Today, the trek starts with a gradual ascend towards Horlam Kongka La (4900m). After feasting our eyes on the backdrop, we have an easy descend to make towards Rajungkaru, where we will have the opportunity of meeting several Tibetan nomad settlements. We then have another ascend towards Kyamayuru La (5310m). From the pass we descend gradually to the valley towards our campsite at Gyamar Barma (5150m). Night temperature can be freezing due to high altitude campsite.

Day 06: Gyamar - Gyama Bharma(4350m) (3-4hrs trek)

We head to our pass, Kartse La (5300m). We then slowly ascending towards Gyamar La and enjoy beautiful view of snow - capped mountains. The trail descends towards the valley of Gyamar.

Day 07: Gyama Barma - Korzok(4500m) (5hrs trek)

After breakfast, we head to our next pass, Kartse La (5300m). We then have a slow ascend towards Gyamar land. Enjoy beautiful view of snow - capped mountain. The trail now descends down towards the valley of Gyamar. After a little more trek on flatland, we have another gradual ascend towards the highest pass Yalung Nyaulung La (5450m). From the pass we have beautiful view of Tsomoriri Lake. We then descend slowly to the Korzok Phu, the summer pasture of the Korzok people and then to Korzok (Tsomoriri Lake). Overnight camp by Tsomoriri Lake.

Day 08: Korzok - Leh (7hrs drive)

After a good breakfast we spend most of the day relaxing and exploring Korzok village. Drive back to Leh.




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