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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
  • ₹ 40000
    $ 550*
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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

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    June-Sept

  • 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

  • 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.

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.

Reviews

Traveling with these people is surely an insanely enthralling experience. This is my second backpacking trip with these people and the way I had imagined backpacking to be has been fulfilled by them and they have given me surely more. The best thing about travelling with these pe ...

Mansavi Shah
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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 a ...

Anwesha Chakraborty
Chandrashila Trek

No words for the bike trip from Srinagar to Leh. One should experience it to feel it and all this because of the management of Trekmunk especially Mohit and Harshit whose efforts even made the hardest of the ride exciting adventurous and above all safe. Although some hindrances w ...

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