Delhi-Leh- Tangtse - Luking - Chang Chominu Valley - Tso
Mori Lake - Karzok - Peldo
The high altitude plateau of Rupshu has a colorful and
diverse landscape. Barren mountainsides are often
interspersed with beautiful crystal clear springs and
glacier fed lakes. These lakes often resemble jewels
imbedded in a necklace of snow-capped peaks. A visit to
these lakes provides an enchanting experience of
remoteness and unique beauty found nowhere else.
Flight: Arrive Delhi. Met on arrival and transfer to
hotel for overnight stay.
IC Flight: Transfer to domestic airport in time to board
flight for Leh(3500 m ), the capital of Ladakh and is
situated on the banks of the river Indus. Arrive Leh and
transfer to hotel. Day rest for acclimatization.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Car/Jeep: Morning after breakfast drive to the hot water
spring at Chumathang(3965 m) by covering 140 kms in 4
hrs. Overnight stay in tents.
Car/Jeep: Morning leave camp by crossing over Maya
bridge and drive upto Tsomoriri(4555 m) through Puga
Valley by covering 80 kms in 3 hrs. This valley, approx
25 km from Tsomoriri is known for its sulphur and borax
deposits. Arrive for overnight stay in tents.
Full day excursion around Lake and Karzok monastery
which belongs to the yellow sect. Tsomoriri or "Mountain
Lake" is situated in the middle of the elevated valley
of Rupshu surrounded by 6000 m peaks which completely
surrounds the lake. This valley is inhabited by a small
scattered population of "Changpas" nomadic shepherds who
also engage in trade and work in caravans in Ladakh,
Lahaul and Spiti. The Area is rich in wildlife including
the "Kyang" (wild ass), red fox and the rare, highly
endangered, snow leopard. Black necked cranes and geese
flock to the lakeside for breeding during the summer
months. Also visit the 350 years old Karzok monastery
which has about 33 resident monks. Overnight stay in
Car/Jeep: Morning drive to Tsokar by covering 120 kms.
in 4 hrs. Tsokar Lake is approximately 45 kms northwest
of the Tsomoriri Lake at a height of 4485 m. It is also
called "White Lake" because of salt deposited around it.
Since these are all drainage basins with no outlet their
water is brackish. The water of Tsokar is so salty that
salt is procured from its banks and sold all over Ladakh
and Kashmir by the Rupsu Chang. Tsokar is partly fade by
a channel from a smaller fresh water lake. All the lakes
are breeding grounds for a variety of birds among them
the bar-headed goose, the great crested grebe, the
brahmin duck and the brown headed gull. Drive to Hemis
via Tanglang La (5224 m), about 75 kms from Tsokar.
Overnight stay in tents.
Morning visit the Hemis Monastery for sighseeing. After
lunch drive to Leh by covering 150 kms in 5 hrs enroute
visiting Thiksey and Shey Monasteries. Arrive Leh and
check into hotel for overnight stay.
Transfer to domestic airport in time to board flight for
Delhi. Arrive and transfer to international airport in
time to board flight for onwards destination