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Footprint of Nomade

On the foot print of Nomade of Chang-Thang.

Chang-Thang literally means the high altitude plateau located at the south east of Ladakh on Indo -Tibet border . The plateau is home of the Nomade ( Changpas ) who lives there with their herds , The trek starts form Rumtse to Tukche near Tsokar lake, A lake with its huge salt water deposit , Further trek toward Karzok the capital of Rupshu located on the bank of Tsomoririr lake with its turquois color. Trail winds to extreme south close to the ancients route of merchants and turns to the valley of Phertse phu river till Pang

During the trek we will cross several passes ,icy chilled rivulets , will spot the. wildlife as Kyang , “ the Tibetan wild ass ”and Marmots . Rare and exotic birds as Bar headed Goose, and black necked crane are also found in these lakes. We shall may have the occasion to be interact the Nomad’s who are hospitable and honest peoples.

DAY 1: Arrival Delhi,
DAY 2: Delhi –Leh : (3500 m ) . hotel.
Day 3: Leh to Rumtse 4040 mtrs. 75 kms
Day 4: Rumtse to Kyamar, 40 50 mtrs .5 hours Trek 1
Day 5: Kyamar to Tisaling 4200 m ,over Kumarla and Mandachandla -6- 7 hours Trek 2
Day 6: Tisaling to Tukje (4267 mtrs) vis Shibuk over Shibukla (4980 mtrs ) 6-7 hours . Trek 3
Day 7: Tsokar to Nuruchan ( 4300 mtrs. ) 4 hours. Trek
Day 8: Nuruchan to Rachungkaru (4400mtrs. ) over Horlamkongkala ( 4900 mtrs.) 6 hours . Trek 5
Day 9: Rachungkaru to Gyama burma ( 4250 mtrs) over Kyamayurila ( 5200mtrs.) 5 hours. Trek 6
Day10: Gyma Burma to Karzok (Tsomoriri 4573 mtrs 7 hours. Over Yalungnyaula ( 5440 mtrs) Trek 7
Day 11: Karzok to Kyangdom (4350 mtrs.) 7hours. Trek 8
Day 12: Kyangdom to Kunmotchey (4580 m.) 5 hours. Trek 9
Day 13: Kunmotchey to Lato (4650 m.) 5 hours. Trek 10
Day 14: Lato to Zozang ( 4700 m.) 4.30 hours. Trek 11
Day 15: Zozang to Pang( 4600 m .)over Telakonla (4850 m.) Trek 12
Day 16: Pang to Leh (3500m.).
Day 17: Leh,
Day 18: Leh –Delhi flight ,

DAY 1: Arrival Delhi,

Reception in air port, transfer to hotel, O/N in hotel.

DAY 2: Delhi –Leh : (3500 m ) . hotel.

Transfer to domestic air port, flight to Leh. Transfer to hotel , Afternoon Visit monastery in the town , Shanti stupa and old fort of Leh.

Day 3: Leh to Rumtse 4040 mtrs. 75 kms

Leave early , On the way visit Shey-Thiksey –Hemis monasteries , further drive to the campsite.

Day 4: Rumtse to Kyamar, 40 50 mtrs .5 hours Trek 1

The first day of trek , easy trail leads to a beautiful campsite close to the spring.

Day 5: Kyamar to Tisaling 4200 m ,over Kumarla and Mandachandla -6- 7 hours Trek 2

As it is a long day so the early start is advised , Trail goes up following the river ,gradual ascent to Kumur la 4900m , enjoy the spectacular view on the Chang-Thang range , Than steady descend to river bank , wade through river and again ascent to the next pass Mandachandla , Now easy descend toward the campsite on pasture land of Tisaling.

Day 6: Tisaling to Tukje (4267 mtrs) vis Shibuk over Shibukla (4980 mtrs ) 6-7 hours . Trek 3

2 hours trek till the pass , again spectacular view of the surrounding Himalaya, descend to Shibuk, where Marmot can be seen playing hide and seek. Now easy flate track on the large valley to the nomade headquarter at Tukche , on arrival in Tukche , establish the camp , later visit the village and small gompa perched high on the top of village , Stroll on the shore of lake to watch the birds and lake changing its color frequently while sun setting .

Day 7: Tsokar to Nuruchan ( 4300 mtrs. ) 4 hours. Trek

Trail goes beside the lake through the plateau , kyang ( WildDonkey ) can be seen in herd , campsite close to nomad village .

Day 8: Nuruchan to Rachungkaru (4400mtrs. ) over Horlamkongkala ( 4900 mtrs.) 6 hours . Trek 5

Gradual walk for 1.30h to the pass , easy descend , a long walk to beautiful campsite near the stream .

Day 9: Rachungkaru to Gyama burma ( 4250 mtrs) over Kyamayurila ( 5200mtrs.) 5 hours. Trek 6

Easy climb for 2 h. to the pass ,gradual descend and further easy trail leads to the campsite .

Day10: Gyma Burma to Karzok (Tsomoriri 4573 mtrs 7 hours. Over Yalungnyaula ( 5440 mtrs) Trek 7

Long day , excellent view of the lake from the top of pass , reached at Karzok 240 kms south east of Leh , Karzok Gompa and its inhabitants the Nomades ( Changpa’s ) are most outstanding features of this lake . circumference of this lake is aroung 36 kms . Explore village and monastery , later stroll on the shore of lake .Visit the village and the monastery, night in camp .

Day 11: Karzok to Kyangdom (4350 mtrs.) 7hours. Trek 8

The trail goes beside the lake, long and pleasant walk ; camp beside the phertsephu river which merge in to lake.

Day 12: Kyangdom to Kunmotchey (4580 m.) 5 hours. Trek 9

The trail goes upward of the river from the south of the lake to the eastern direction. Twice easy river crossing , in beginning the valley of Phertse Phoo is very narrow with colorful rugged rocks and slowly it starts to open and soon the wide green meadow appears. After established the camp, one can visit around to be in the nature.

Day 13: Kunmotchey to Lato (4650 m.) 5 hours. Trek 10

Easy walk through the meadow. One can meet the nomadic people, valley is getting wider than day before and beautiful camp site of Lato on the meadow .

Day 14: Lato to Zozang ( 4700 m.) 4.30 hours. Trek 11

Zozang is base of the Telaconla. Splendid campsite with view of high mountains and at far distance nomad camps.

Day15: Zozang to Pang( 4600 m .)over Telakonla (4850 m.) Trek 12

Gradual ascend up to the pass and enjoy the extensive view of the barren landscape and the plateau of Pang , Quang chu thang (ground of the wild donkey ) Lovely descend to the bank of Zara chhu (river); several time easy river crossing. After walking 6 hours, the last campsite of the trek is reached.

Day 16: Pang to Leh (3500m.).

After breakfast, drive to Leh over the second highest motor able pass named Tang Langla (5333 m). It takes 6 hours driving for about 150 km. Arrive in Leh. O/N in hotel.

Day 17: Leh,

Free day in Leh , night in hotel .

Day 18: Leh –Delhi flight ,

Transfer to the domestic air port, flight to Delhi. Transfer from airport to hotel, afternoon at leisure. O/N in hotel .

Cost per person : departure from 2 person onward.

Cost Include

  • All ground transport by jeep , or minibus .
  • Airport transfer (domestic and international
  • All meals except Delhi ,
  • English speaking guide .
  • During the trek transport by pony or Mule,
  • Twin sharing spacious tent , foam mattress,
  • Dining tent for more than 4 person, 2 -4 person will eat in Kitchen tent.
  • Kitchen team with all necessary items .
  • Medical kit with oxygen cylinder

Cost Exclude

  • Any air fare ,
  • food in Delhi ,
  • monument fees,
  • insurance,
  • sleeping bag,
  • beverages ,
  • Personal exp ,
  • Medical evacuation,
  • tipping .
  • and any other extra expanses .
Map

Document required to obtain the inner line permit :

1, Copy of passport ,
2, Copy of Visa ,
3, 4 passport size photo’s