Rupshu Valley Trek
Ladakh | 11D/10N | 15,840 Ft.
June to October
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
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- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Difficult
- Group Size Small Group
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.
- All accommodation during the trek on sharing basis in tents/homestays
- All meals during the trek – Vegetarian
- Tents, Sleeping bags and all other Camping Gear (Dining Tent, Tiolet Tent etc)
- Safety Equipment (Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Oximeter etc.)
- Services of our expert Trek Leader
- Services of an Expert Trekking Team (Guides, Cooks, Helpers, Porters/Mules)
- Trekking Permits and Forest Camping Charges (For Indians Only)
- A Life Changing Experience
- GST and Other Taxes (As applicable, Subjected to change according to Govt. Rules)
- Food in Leh
- Trekking Permits and Forest Camping charges for Foreigner’s (If extra compared for Indian Citizens)
- Backpack Offloading Charges (Portage of Personal Bags)
- Personal Trekking Gear
- Travel Expenses to and fro Leh from home city
- Tips for local team
- Expenses of personal nature like Laundry, Phone Calls, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Camera Fee, Bottled Water etc
- Any Requirement for Single Room/Single Tent Accommodation
- Travel Insurance and other Emergency Expenses
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
- Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions
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 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.
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.
Mid-June to October is the best window to attempt this trek. These months promises pleasant temperatures, with relatively gentler weather conditions.
You can take a direct flight to Leh from Delhi, Mumbai, and Srinagar. Take a cab to the base camp from Leh Airport.
You can reach Leh by road either from Srinagar or from Manali, although the Srinagar route is widely preferred over the Manali route.
Jammu Tawi is the nearest railways station to Leh and is well connected to most major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai.
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.