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Rupshu Valley Trek

Rupshu Valley Trek takes you through deserted villages, wild desert, scenery much like the American South-west, and vast grasslands.
  • Ladakh
  • 11 Days
  • 60 KM
  • 15,880 FT
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • ₹ 44150
    $ 620*
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    The price is for a group of 16 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-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

  • The trek takes you flawlessly in some unexpected directions, giving you sees like no other.
  • Various high elevation passes anticipate you.
  • The wonderful salt pools of Tsokar and Tso Moriri fence your trek, denoting the start and end separately.

Overview

The Rupshu Valley is a high-elevation desert that lies southeast of Leh. Rupshu is a western augmentation of the Tibetan Plateau. Recently shut to guests, this area presently uncovers probably the most stunning grand scenes that are found in Ladakh. A residence of various groups of the Indo - Tibetans that reflects from shelter to house, a territory that changes its shading every step of the way, and a course of mountains that are caught from high height passes, Rupshu valley perks you to find a blend of culture and nature. Further, the area is analyzed by various mountain edges that can be crossed by various old exchanging courses, making the Ruphsu trek one of the moderate to testing treks in the Ladakh locale.


Rupshu has superb clearing leaves that are isolated by limited reaches with elevated passes offering far off perspectives, and a wide extending travelling individual called Changpas. All through the Rupshu trek, one can even now uncover the ancient stories when brokers from Lahaul once drove their processions of strong donkeys across Rupshu and went into western Tibet. Inside the Rupshu Valley, which is spread underneath the powerful pinnacles of the Ladakh and Zanskar mountains, lies a few huge crystalline lakes including Tsomoriri and Pangong.


The Rupshu valley trek starts from Hemis at 11,500 ft, which is roughly 40 kilometres by street from Leh. From Hemis, the Rupshu trek heads using Martselang to Shang Sumdo, which is at a rise of 12,631 ft and from that point rises to Latza Kongmaru at 15,748 ft. One can expect the precarious and strenuous move from Shang Sumdo to Latza Kongmaru. The trek from Latza Kongmaru prompts Kongmaru La, which is one of the high height mountains, goes at an elevation of 16,502 ft, and keeps on plummeting to Langtang Chu at 13,943 ft. The excursion from that point heads to Yakrupal at 15,420 ft and from that point, it goes to Zalung Karpo La, another high height mountain pass that has an elevation of 17,000 feet roughly. From Zalung Karpo La the trek slips to Sorra at 13,800 feet and further spins to Dat at 13,750 ft. From Dat, the Rupshu trek goes to Lungmo Che at 13,156 ft using Yar La at 16,404 ft and from there on snakes to Lun at 13,451 ft and sets out upon an extraordinary scene. From Lun, the trek keeps on climbing to Marang La at 17,388 ft and from that point plummets to Takh. From Takh, the Rupshu valley trekking closes at Manali, which is at a height of 6,725 ft.


Trekmunk as a Rupshu Valley Trek Organizer will surely make your journey exciting. Rupshu Valley Trek costs are around 44,150 INR which will cover all the inclusions cost for a fixed departure.


Best Time to Visit

The best season to do Rupshu Valley Trek is from the centre of June to October. The climate will approve of bright days and quiet evenings. After October, it gets colder and the snow falls begin which would cover the entire area. At that point, the ways to Rupshu will be hard to cross. Likewise outdoors gets outlandish at high heights. The climate is charming, with moderate temperatures. During the favoured season, the climate gives the best for the trek; the climate stays moderate, and you can get the best out of the trek. The mountain scenes are without a doubt staggering. The blossoming backwoods and shocking scene along the path are no less mysterious during the favoured season. What's more, there are fewer odds of outcomes except for the group.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Get ready to experience one of the best expeditions of your life. Get ready to open up your mind and record all the beautiful things to cherish them hereafter. The Rupshu Valley Expedition starts from Leh. Land in Leh through flight or train. Your stay will be in the inn after you reach. Leh is now at a tallness of 11,483 ft, consequently, you ought to be acclimatized entirely well. Utilize this day as a chance to rest and get your body acclimatized to the high heights.
The great telephone network is accessible in Leh. You can utilize this day to look for the overlooked things or lease hardware. Carefully remain from liquor and smoking. On the off chance that you show up later than expected, you can rest for the afternoon. You can furthermore wander around and get adjusted to the way of life. Leh is very well known for its social fortunes, cloisters, castles, and sanctuaries. Attempt to keep it low and simple on the body.

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

We go through the two days permitting our bodies to adjust to the high-height and absorb the nearby culture. There is a bounty to keep you involved. We visit a portion of the religious communities in and around Leh, for example, the Shey, Thiksey, and Hemis. There is additionally the choice of visiting the old Leh Palace and the Khardung La Pass (world's most noteworthy motorable street at 18,400 ft). Leh additionally has a helpful market and you could do some very late shopping and get some apparatus for the trip. So go on and carry several accessories that will contain the memories of your visit to the beautiful paradise on Earth.

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

One more day to become accustomed to the low temperatures or to find the wonderful Leh! Aside from undertakings and strange views, Leh is notable for its religious communities and castles. Venture into the historical backdrop of Leh through the Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery and ThikseyGompa. You can discover many experienced searchers or sightseers in Leh during the top season. Attempt to interface with everybody to become accustomed to the way of life. Leh is acclaimed for its bistros and hanging out spots.
Aside from social legacy, Leh must be gone for its passes and lakes like Nubra valley, Pangong lake. We don't permit wandering of trekkers to such places. This is to maintain a strategic distance from strain on the body that may leap the procedure of acclimatization. In this way, attempt to abstain from moving to higher elevations and walk around close by places. Make the most of your awesome remaining lodging. Rest and rejuvenate your body and mind for a beautiful and adventurous trip that awaits you.

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

At last, we will leave Leh and start our excursion by taking off. Today we drove for around 2 to 3 hours and camped at Rumtse, a little town on the Manali-Leh throughway. The town is barely shy of Tanglang La Pass, the second most noteworthy motorable street on the planet. Our campground is simply off the street, near town Gya and we have the entire day to unwind and permit our bodies to adapt. We would be going for a brief day climb outside the camp to get our muscles working. This will be like a warm-up exercise for the next tour.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay
Time Taken : 2 - 3 hours
Altitude : 13,451 ft.

Pretty much, we leave civilization today as we proceed with our drive through the Tanglang La Pass, towards the excellent Tsokhar lake. It's a 3 to 4-hour drive to the lake and as we approach the lake, we can see Tsokhar town on the opposite side of the lake. Our vehicles would come back to Leh in the wake of dropping us off and our donkeys/ponies for the outing would go along with us later in the day. We will have a lot of time to take a long stroll along the shores of Tshokar lake. Absorb yourself in the natural beauty.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay
Time Taken : 3-4 hours
Altitude : 14,764 ft.

Today is a brief day, and we stroll for around four to five hours to reach Nurchan. Our campground is set beside a wonderful stream and we can see the extremely beautiful, saddle-formed pass that we would cross the next day. Witness the photo scenic stream with all the bounds and leaps of the water flowing beside you. Feel the cool water relaxing your body and mind. The journey takes around 4 to 5 hours.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 4-5 hours
Altitude : 15,060 ft.

The day begins with us crossing the tight stream, and afterward, we are on the path to traverse the first of four goes during the following three days. Today we simply need to arrange one pass, Horlam Kongka La (15,879 ft). It is a continuous rising to the top, which is set apart by the run of the mill Buddhist petition banners. One can even observe Tsokhar Lake from here. From the past, it has been a 90 minutes drop to the campground.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 15,748 ft.

This is the hardest day of the trek as we would traverse two passes, the two of which are more than 16,404 ft. First up is Kyamayuri La (17,192 ft), which is obvious from Rajungkaru, and is another ideal seat. The perspectives from the highest point of the pass are stunning and thinking back we can see the whole valley spread out underneath us. A long and continuous drop is trailed by a move to the following pass, the Gyama Burma La (17,093 ft). When we arrive at the top, we have an agony staking one and a half hour plummet to the beautiful campground at Gyama Burma, which is just about noticeable as a small spot from the pass.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 15,715 ft.

Contrasted with the earlier day, it is a shorter day. We traverse the last go of the excursion, the Yalegon La (17,195 ft). Similarly, as we start the drop, the Tso-Moriri lake becomes visible and it is a splendid sight, infertile mountains, snow-clad pinnacles, and the lake, all in a solitary edge. It is a long and hard two to three hours plunge, as we drop around 2,625 ft right to our campground at Karzok Phu, the exchanging focus of the Changpas.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation : Hotel
Time Taken : 2-3 hours
Altitude : 14,764 ft.

It's an hours stroll to Korzok, you abruptly end up on the banks of Tso-Morori Lake. Visit the Korzok religious community and in the wake of having taken our fill of photos of the lake we drive 6hrs to Leh. Rest the night in the hotel and rejuvenate yourself for the next day ahead.

Congratulations on completing the trek and collecting memories to cherish for a lifetime. Now we set on to depart from Leh! You can go as per your convenience from here.

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 Rupshu Valley Trek Base Camp ( 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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