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32°57'26.8"N 78°27'23.7"E

Chamser Kangri Expedition

Expedition in Ladakh at the East Shore of Tso Moriri Lake
  • Ladakh
  • 20 Days
  • 21,765 FT
  • Ultimate Difficulty
  • ₹ 165000
    $ 2200*
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    The price is for a group of 10 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-Indians.

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  • Event Type

    Expedition

  • Best Time

    July - Oct

  • Base Camp

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    Leh, India

  • Pickup Point

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    Leh Airport, India

  • Minimum Age

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    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.

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Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Ladakh, visiting monasteries and learning Buddhist culture.
  • Trekking through different terrains and enjoying the beautiful landscapes as we go along.
  • Spending the nights in camps and enjoying the night sky.
  • Thrill of trekking in the night and exploring different lands.

Overview

Chamsher Kangri is a dreamland. The place is overwhelmed with slushy and crunchy snow, with glacial air and an electrifying view, this is an experience you don't want to miss. This chilling gest will be a story you can always tell, an experience you will always be nostalgic about and a journey you will never want to end.


This thrilling adventure will begin with an acclimatization trek through the famous Markha Valley and then on to Chamsher Kangri, a 21,765 ft. in the spectacular Changthang plateau overlooking the divine Tsomoriri Lake. Markha Valley is a quintessential trek to grasp the feeling of living in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Ladakh.


Our journey will follow through some villages, providing a look at the ethnic side of Ladakh, and then across the grazing pasture lands, we will have to trek on the great Kongmaru La. We will then attempt to climb the lower twin of twin peaks of Chamsher and Lungsher in the Rupshu area. Chamsher is majestically high and will offer you the utmost realistic experience of mountaineering. This trip is an excellent opportunity to get an insight into the lives of the Changpa Nomads who wander around the Changthang.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Early bird gets the worm, thus, we will begin our adventure by taking an early flight to Leh, the capital city of Ladakh. The flight will fly us over the Great Himalayas, like an onlooker, we will see the first glimpse of what we all are just about to experience. The flight will land on one of the highest airports in the entire world. Our representatives in Leh will pick us up and drop at our hotels. Everybody must rest before our adventure begins.a

Meals : Not Included
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

After adjusting to the blissful climate, the adventurers will be taken for a sightseeing tour of Ladakh. We shall first visit Shey and Thiksey Monastery. Shey Gompa (or monastery) is one of the most magnificent palaces and monasteries in Ladakh, it was built as a summer retreat for the Kings of Ladakh.

Thiksey Monastery is famous because of its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. These monasteries are home to many monks. These monasteries have a lot to offer about the culture in Ladakh through Buddhist books, journals, scripts, statues, swords, and Thangka paintings. After some rest in the afternoon, we will visit the wonderful market of Ladakh and try out different cuisines. This small but beautiful town has to offer.

Meals : Not Included
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

We finally begin our adventure on our third day. After a two-hour drive from Leh, we will cross Chilling and a then stop at Kaya Do where we will have to cross the Zanskar River in a cable-trolley. Crossing the river will consume a lot of time but it will be worth it because of the scenic beauty the river has to offer. The trail will then lead us through the flat and devoid plains next to the Indus River and steer into the hills along with the beautiful willow-lined, Zingchen Gorger. The adventurers can explore this beautiful place. The night will be spent in camps in Zingchen.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/Homestay

The trail that’d lead us to Markha is not very dynamic, with Markha River coming in our path a couple of times. The trail is filled with relics of chortens and one can find many wolf-traps that are laid in winters. Markha is a beautiful and peaceful small village and our next camp will be in this village itself.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay

For the next two days, our eyes will have the pleasure to gaze at the beauty of the astounding snow-capped Kang Yatze. Ladakh is known for its astonishing geological creations and we will behold this beauty in our walk. We will tread a little past Hangkar village to reach Thachungtse. Thachungtse is a beautiful valley where we will lay our camps and spend the night after looking for the infamous herd of blue sheep.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay

Mane walls, inscriptions as a form of Buddhist prayers, can also be seen along our trail. We will encounter a small lake that will offer us one of the most beautiful sights in our trek, the magnificent Kang Yatze being reflected in the still water of this lake. Markha Valley is also visible from this place. After intaking the beauty of this place, we will resume walking till we reach a flat-bottomed valley of Nimaling, a village whose population comprises of people from Markha valley who go there for grazing. We spend the night in Nimaling.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay

Ascending the last short but steep slope, we can adore the electric Zanskar Valley and the vertical ice walls on the north face of Kang Yatze. It’s a 3hrs climb to the top of Kongmaru La(18,450 feet) the highest and the only pass on this trek. The trail is initially quite steep and then eases out to reach the river bed at Chu Skirmo. We camp overnight.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay

We then need to trek along the Shang river for a couple of hours to reach Shang Sumdo. The adventurers can either choose to visit the Hemis Monastery or head directly to Leh. After having lunch in our hotel in Leh, we will visit the interesting markets in Leh.

Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Hotel

A day to rest, rejuvenate and prepare for our second part of the adventure. On this day we have to get our permits in order since we’ll be venturing to restricted areas.

Meals : Not Included
Accommodation : Hotel

After an early start, we shall make a drive for almost 7 hours to reach Peldo and then to the great Tso-Moriri lake. It is amongst one of the largest lakes in Ladakh at the height of 14,800 feet. It is also a prime location to see rare fauna. On the eastern shore of the lake, lies our majestic Chamsher Kangri. We camp near the lake for the night.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 14,800 ft.

We trek for 4 hours to reach the heavenly Skyurchu. We lay our camps and spend the night there.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

After a six-hours long hike, we reach our Base Camp at a height of 16,100 feet. We camp overnight.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 16,100 ft.

Chamsher Kangri is not a technical peak but the altitude is very high and many people fall sick due to AMS, thus, a leisure day to acclimatize to the weather and height. Drinking a lot of liquids is necessary. We camp for the night there itself.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

After trekking for 4-5 hours, we reach our Advance Base Camp from where we shall begin our summit attempt. Camping overnight.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

We begin our trek past midnight. The way to the summit is really long. The adventurers will face various chilling and enthralling obstacles along the course. One thing is definitely certain for the adventurers, challenges. For one thing, the adventurers are going to enjoy climbing Chamsher Kangri. The feeling of triumph, when reached the top, will be unmatchable. On our way back, if we are too tired we may just rest at the Advance Base Camp or else we will retreat back to the Base Camp. We camp overnight accordingly.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 21,765 ft. at Summit

This extra day is kept in case there is any bad weather condition which might hamper our summit climb. In case of no weather emergency, we can use this day to visit the Changpa Village of Korzok which is known for its nomadic tribes and scenic beauty of lakes. We camp overnight.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

We trek for about 4 hours to reach our camp at Skyurchu where we will spend the night.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

We drive back to Leh passing Tsokar, another beautiful lake and over the Taglang La Pass(17,400 feet) to reach Leh, which would take eight hours. We pack up and get ready for an early morning departure the next day. We spend the night in our hotel in Leh.

Meals : Breakfast Only
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.
After bidding fond adieu, we take an early flight home. The trek that you will remember for your life hereby concludes.
Meals : Not Included
Accommodation : Not Included

How To Reach

We will arrange a cab for you from the pickup point in Leh which will be the Airport, the charges for the same are included in the package. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop at Leh Airport after the trek will be arranged in a similar way.


How to reach Chamser Kangri Expedition Starting Point ( Leh ) :

By Air

The Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is the highest airport in India. You can get daily flights to Leh from most of the cities in India. Frequent flights ply from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and Kolkata. Standing at an elevation of 11,150 feet, Leh is one of the highest cities in India. 


By Rail

The nearest major railway station is the Jammu Tawi railway station which directly connects major cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and many more. It is the most convenient stop, from where frequent buses and cabs are available.


By Road

You can use either the Manali-Leh highway or Srinagar-Leh highway if you wish to travel by road. The Srinagar-Leh highway is more preferable than the Manali-Leh highway.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one. 


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Food in Leh: Food in Leh is not included in the package. You can dine anywhere in Leh city,  we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Home city to Leh and Leh to Home city is not included in the package. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

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