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Activities > Trekking > Rupshu Valley

Lying between Zanskar and the Tibetan border to the east is the region known as Rupshu, the highest and least well- known part of Ladakh. This area is physically a part of the Chang Tang plains, which extend eastwards from Rupshu for almost 1000 kilometers across Tibet. Consisting of a network of high valleys, separated by impressive ridges, with snow - capped peaks soaring to over 6000 meters, Rupshu is a rugged land inhabited by a hardy and cheerful nomadic people known as Chang-pa.
Flying in to Leh, we will spend 3 days acclimatizing, with visits to several of the region's Buddhist monasteries, and we will also drive up to the world's highest road pass - the Khardung La (17,384 ft.). Our trek starts from Hemis, heading southwards into the heart of unspoiled Rupshu, crossing 4 high passes, 3 of them over 16,400 ft., which each afford splendid view across majestic plateau-land to distant snow peaks. Lovely high meadow campsites stunning scenery, isolated villages and fascinating encounters with the hardy Chang-pa at their black tented encampments, makes this undoubtedly one of the best trips currently on offer in Ladakh

DAY 01: Arrive Delhi
DAY 02: Fly Delhi - Leh (3500m)
Day 03: Visit Shey, Thiksey, Hemis Monastries
Day 04: Leh - Khardungla Pass (18,380 ft)
DAY 05: Drive Martselang and Trek to Shang Sumdo (3850m)
DAY 06: Shang Sumdo - Latza Kongmaru (4800m)
DAY 07: Latza Gongmaru-Kongmaru La(5030m)-Langtang Chu (4250m)
DAY 08: Langtang Chu - Yakrupal (4700m)
DAY 09: Yakrupal - Zalung Karpo La (5200m) - Sorra (4200m)
DAY 10: Sorra - Dat (4200m)
DAY 11: Dat - Yar La (5000m) - Lungmo Che (4010m)
DAY 12: Lungmo Che - Lun (4100m)
DAY 13: Lun - Marang La (5300m) - Takh
DAY 14: Drive Takh - Manali
DAY 15: Manali - Delhi
DAY 16: Delhi Sight Seeing
DAY 16) Transfer to IGA airport

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Season: May to September
Duration: 9 days trek
Grade: Moderate





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