Rupshu Valley Trek
Ladakh | 11D/10N | 15,840 Ft.
June to October
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
- Reviews 3934.9/5
- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Difficult
- Group Size Small Group
All about the Rupshu Valley Trek.
One of the less crowded treks in India, Rupshu is a picturesque plateau cradled deep within the winter land of Ladakh. Flanked by the river Indus, it forms a part of the Changthang Plateau, and is home to the nomadic Changpas. Summers add an essence of ceaseless beauty to the entire region, bringing it to life. The trek starts from Tsokar Lake, and concludes at the stunning Tso Moriri. The trail weaves through a handful of passes, some of which sit staggeringly above 5,000 m! This implies that proper acclimatisation is key. Replete with magnificent lakes like Tso Moriri and Tsokar, it is not uncommon to get glimpses of the beautiful Bar Headed Geese and Black Necked Crane which inhabit the area! The trek promises you the journey of a lifetime, to which numerous neighbouring peaks play witness.
Max. Altitude- 5,240 m
Level- Moderate to Difficult
1. The trek takes you beautifully off the beaten tracks, gifting you views like no other.
2. Numerous high altitude passes await you.
3. The beautiful salt lakes of Tsokar and Tso Moriri fence your trek, marking the beginning and end respectively.
Rupshu Valley Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrive at Leh (3,500 m)
Day 2 : Spend the day resting and exploring in Leh
Day 3 : Rest and Acclimatise in Leh
Day 4 : Drive from Leh to Rumtse (4,100 m), 2-3 hours
Day 5 : Drive from Rumtse to Tsokar (4,500 m), 3-4 hours
Day 6 : Trek from Tsokar to Nuruchan (4,590 m), 4-5 hours
Day 7 : Trek from Nuruchan to Rajungkaru (4,800 m)
Day 8 : Trek from Rajungkaru to Gyama Burma (4,790 m)
Day 9 : Trek from Gyama Burma to Korzok Phu (4,500 m), 2-3 hours
Day 10 : Trek from Korzok Phu to Korzok; Drive to Leh
Day 11 : Depart from Leh
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
- Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
- Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
- 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 meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
- Trekking 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.
- 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.
- GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
- Food in Leh: Food in Leh is not included in the package. We can recommend a few good options.
- Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation from home to Leh and vice versa is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
- Personal Trekking 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 that 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.
- Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides 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.
FAQs and Reviews
Whom is the trek for?
The level of this trek leans from moderate to slightly difficult, which naturally demands exceptional physical fitness, stamina and endurance. It is strongly advisable to have prior trekking experience of scaling at least 3,500 meters before you approach this trek, which means beginners should ideally stay away. Also, proper acclimatization is key here, which helps you better adjust to the high altitude and lower oxygen levels during the trek.
What temperature can be expected on the trek?
The temperature ranges anywhere between 15-20 degrees during daytime, and dips to 3-7 degrees in the night. It may dip further down to sub zero degrees at higher altitudes. Carry enough warm layers.
Which is the best season to attempt the trek?
Mid-June to October is the best window to attempt this trek. These months promises pleasant temperatures, with relatively gentler weather conditions.
How to reach the base camp?
By Air You can take a direct flight to Leh from Delhi, Mumbai, and Srinagar. Take a cab to the base camp from Leh Airport. By Road You can reach Leh by road either from Srinagar or from Manali, although the Srinagar route is widely preferred over the Manali route. By Rail Jammu Tawi is the nearest railways station to Leh and is well connected to most major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai.
What things are needed to be carried?
Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a day pack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines. For a complete checklist, download the checklist from the footer.