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33°57'55.6"N 77°17'51.4"E

Ripchar Valley Trek

Nestled amidst an assemblage of the lofty mountain ranges such as Zanskar, Karakoram and the Great Himalayas, Ripchar maintains the level of excitement high always.
  • Ladakh
  • 8 Days
  • 75 KM
  • 14,107 FT
  • Easy to Moderate

Information

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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    June-Sept

  • Base Camp

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    Leh, India

  • Pickup Point

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  • 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

  • You will visit the Lamayuru monastery.

  • You will be viewing Karakoram and Zanskar.

  • If you are visiting in July and August you will view the whole valley covered in flowers.

  • Experience the Buddhism culture in Leh through their monasteries like Shey and Thicksey monasteries.

  • Witness the history at Hinju.

Overview

Ripchar valley trek, placed in the region of Ladakh is a once in a lifetime kind of trek. If you are planning to trek The Himalayas for the first time, this trek provides a great experience. This trek offers you some great views of the Himalayas along with the opportunity to visit the beautiful Lamayuru Monastery. The best month to visit Ripchar valley trek-Leh is from July to August, as during those months you can find the whole valley covered with a carpet of flowers. Visiting during these months will make you fall in love with nature and you wouldn't want to return home. We will also be crossing some passes which will give you some amazing views of the Karakoram and Zanskar ranges.

During our trek we will find the pastures, irrigated lands and crop fields are very well maintained, we will also be visiting these lands so as to know how the farmers maintain their farms and vegetation in such harsh conditions. This trip might require some extra effort but at the end of the day, this trip is sure to provide you peace and contentment. You can go on a trip for any number of days but to enjoy this place to the fullest you need at least 7-8 days.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

We will take our flight from Delhi preferably in the morning itself and reach Leh by afternoon. On reaching Leh, which is at a height of 11,150 ft you will be transferred to a hotel where you can rest and acclimatize. It is very necessary to acclimatize to such heights to prevent acute mountain sickness and other health problems.

Meals : Dinner Only
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

On day 2, after having our breakfast we will be visiting the two famous monasteries in Leh, that is Thicksey and Shey monasteries. After our visit, we will return to our hotel, have lunch, and then we will explore the Leh market in the evening along with other places to visit. After having our dinner we will return to our hotel and rest for the day.

Meals : Breakfast only
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

Today we will be driving from Leh to Hinju, which is a 5-6 hours drive and visit the famous Alchi monastery. Hinju is a village, at a height of 12,303 ft having an eleventh-century gompa on a high cliff. We will be walking for an hour alongside the Ripchar valley to reach the campsite near Hinju. We will settle down for the night at Hinju and retire to our tents.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Homestay/ Tents
Time Taken : 5 hours drive, 1 hour trek
Altitude : 12,303 ft.

It is said that the higher up we go along the Ripchar valley the views get more beautiful, the forests get thicker, and a wider variety of flora and fauna starts to emerge. From camp, the climb will be short but very steep towards the top of the pass. On reaching you will forget all the pains and would just feel relaxed while you will be enjoying the view of Prinkiti La. After we’ve captured the nature in our cameras we will descend to Sumdo Chenmo. We will be camping there for the night.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 14,107 ft.

Today we will descent to Lanak. Initially, the descent will be steep but as the height reduces we will find the descend to become more gentle towards Lanak. We will be camping near a lake called Sumda Chu for the night.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 13,123 ft.

The Sumda village is largely self-sufficient even though it seems to be pretty isolated and shows hardly any sign of changes (from a development point of view). Dungduchun La is a small pass that has its path crossing from this village. The view from the top of this pass is ideal for clicking some jaw-dropping pictures. For our descend, we will follow the path that leads us to Chilling. We will be reaching Chilling late in the evening, therefore we will stay there for the night before continuing with our descend.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay
Altitude : 10,662 ft.

Chilling is famous for producing metal works that are unique and beautiful. After having our breakfast we will depart for Leh. It will be a short drive to Leh for about 2 hours. On reaching Leh we will check into our hotels and have our lunch after which we can stroll around and explore more of Leh. We will be staying overnight in our hotels.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel
Time Taken : 2 hours drive
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

After our breakfast, we will fly out to our homeland, taking with us sweet memories and lots and lots of new experience. Trekking tour in Ladakh can be one of the most beautiful trips that you might cherish throughout your life, they do include some difficulties and challenges but at the end of the day, after you reach home and remember these moments you will definitely want to come back again.

Meals : Breakfast only
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 Ripchar Valley Trek 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.

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I had the most wonderful experience trekking through the ranges of Chandrashila with Trekmunk. The small moments of achievement were phenomenal. Chandrashila is the most astonishing peak that I've ever trekked through; I've never been so fascinated. I think I am going to go for another trek with Trekmunk soon enough! The kind of hospitality that is provided to us is worth appreciating. I made many new friends and have enjoyed each and every day of this trek to its fullest.

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We were a group of 12 friends and booked a trek to Kedartal with Trekmunk, it was an amazing experience..even though it was our first trek to the Himalayas and Kedartal being a difficult terrain trek we were guided excellently by the Trekmunk team. They served us nutritious food, took complete care of our safety and health and gave us the right advice to overcome AMS. Eagerly awaiting our next trek with them.

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I was bored with my regular 9 to 5 schedule and then I decided to seclude myself from the chaotic city life. So, I went to Brahmatal trek last month along with a couple of my friends. We went with Trekmunk and it was a lovely experience. The trek guide, Ramesh was very polite and helpful. The food and snacks were amazing. The activities in the campsite during our overnight stay is something that I am gonna cherish my entire life. I am waiting for my next trek with Trekmunk.

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