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From Chang-Thang to MarkhaTrekking in vaste Nomadic land of Chang-Thang

One third of the trek is less frequent with its vast valleys; by this trek you will explore the Chang-Thang, which literally means “the high altitude plateau”; it is the home of the Nomads (Changpas) which can be reached by passing through several passes. A small village of Tukche is the nomads headquarter with its huge salt water lake of Tsokar. The Tibetan wild ass and the occasionally visible snow leopard are found here. Rare and exotic birds are also found on the lake. Now trail leads towards the Kharnak Rupshu valley by traversing the Manali—Leh high way, one can meet some Nomads living mostly in the tiny hamlets or in well-formed tents. Further you will join the most famous trekking route of Ladakh, “Markha valley”. The trek ends at Shang; you will be transferred to Leh by visiting the famous monasteries of Hemis, Thiksey and Shey; dropping at yours hotel, end of service.


Day 1:-Arrival at Delhi

Day 2:-Delhi—Leh (3500 m)

Day 3:-Leh to Rumtse (4040 m), 75 km

Day 4:-Rumtse to Kyamar (4050 m), 5 hours; Trek 1

Day 5:-Kyamar to Tisaling (4200 m), over Kumarla and Mandachandla; 6 to 7 Hours; Trek 2

Day 6:-Tisaling to Tukje (4267 m) via Shibuk over Shibukla (4980 m), 6 to 7 Hours; Trek 3

Day 7:-Tsokar to Spangchen (4580 m), 5hours 30 minutes; Trek 4

Day 8:-Spangchen to Lungmotche (4550 m), 5 hours; Trek 5

Day 9:-Lungmotse to Datt (4200 m) over Yarla (4950 m), 8 hours; Trek 6

Day 10:-Datt to Sora (4600 m), 5 hours; Trek 7

Day 11:-Sora to Langthangchhu (4500 m), 5 hours 30 minutes, over Zalung Karpola (5197 m); Trek 8

Day 12:-Langthang Chhu to Nimaling (foot of Kongyatse west) (4900 m) 5 hours 30 Minutes; Trek 9

Day 13:-Nimaling to Shang (3980 m), 8 hours over Kongmarula (5150 m); Trek 10

Day 14:-Shang—Hemis to Leh (3500 m)

DAY 15:-Leh—Delhi flight

Day 16:-Departure


Day 1:-Arrival at Delhi

Reception at the airport, transfer to the hotel, overnight at the hotel.

Day 2:-Delhi—Leh (3500 m)

Transfer to domestic airport, flight to Leh. Transfer to hotel, afternoon visit the monastery in the town, Shanti Stupa and old fort of Leh, overnight at the hotel.

Day 3:-Leh to Rumtse (4040 m), 75 km

Leave early, on the way visit Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries, further drive to the campsite.

Day 4:-Rumtse to Kyamar (4050 m), 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 to 7 Hours; Trek 2

As it is a long day so an early start is advised, the trail goes up following the river, gradual ascent to Kumurla (4900m), enjoy the spectacular view on Chang-Thang range. Then a steady descend to the river bank, wade through river and again ascent to the next pass Mandachandla. Now an easy descends towards the campsite on pasture land of Tisaling.

Day 6:-Tisaling to Tukje (4267 m) via Shibuk over Shibukla (4980 m), 6 to 7 Hours; Trek 3

Two hours trek till the pass, again a spectacular view of the surrounding Himalayas, descend to Shibuk, where Marmot can be seen playing hide and seek. Now an easy flat track on the large valley to the nomad headquarters at Tukche. On arrival at Tukche, establish the camp, later visit the village and a small Gompa perched high on top of the village. Stroll on the shore of lake to watch the birds; the lake changing its color frequently while sun set.

Day 7:-Tsokar to Spangchen (4580 m), 5hours 30 minutes; Trek 4

One and a half hour dusty trail till the main road of Manali—Leh highway, half an hour on the main road, take diversion for 2 hours to the valley of Kharanak Rupshu; campsite near the spring.

Day 8:-Spangchen to Lungmotche (4550 m), 5 hours; Trek 5

Easy trail till Kharanak village of nomads, after a while divert to Lungmotche towards Yarla, campsite at the foot of Yarla.

Day 9:-Lungmotse to Datt (4200 m) over Yarla (4950 m), 8 hours; Trek 6

It is the longest day of the trek. While crossing the pass, one can see the Kyang (wild donkey). In Datt you will visit the old monastery and the village which itself is very beautiful to visit.

Day 10:-Datt to Sora (4600 m), 5 hours; Trek 7

Walking through the beautiful gorge, willow trees can be seen along the trail; crossing the crystal clear water streams. Fishing is strictly prohibited by the Buddhist law; on the right side of the trail, one can see the ruins of an old castle of the king of the valley. Camp site of Sora is surrounded by the mountains and barley fields.

Day 11:-Sora to Langthangchhu (4500 m), 5 hours 30 minutes, over Zalung Karpola (5197 m); Trek 8

Little hard until the pass, but all around is the amazing views of several Mountain Ranges; descend through the rocky and dusty path to the camp site.

Day 12:-Langthang Chhu to Nimaling (foot of Kongyatse west) (4900 m) 5 hours 30 Minutes; Trek 9

Gradual ascent in beginning and then a steep climb to the pass for 4 hours, then an easy trail to the plateau at the base of the Kongyatse west (6200 m), you can see the herds of yak, sheep and goat grazing here and there at this place.

Day 13:-Nimaling to Shang (3980 m), 8 hours over Kongmarula (5150 m); Trek 10

Two hours of gradual climbing to the pass; while descending, the trail goes through many villages and the colorful rocky gorge. In Shang, visit the monastery; overnight at the camp.

Day 14:-Shang—Hemis to Leh (3500 m)

Drive to Leh, drop at your hotel, end of service. On the way visit the following monasteries via Hemis situated 48 km from the Leh on the opposite side of the Singee Tsangpo river (Indus). It is the largest and most famous monastery in Ladakh. It has been founded about 350 years ago by Stagsang Reschen who was invited to Ladakh by the King Singee Namgyal, another monasteries of Thiksey and Shey will also be visited.

DAY 15:-Leh—Delhi flight

Transfer to the domestic airport, flight to Delhi. Transfer from airport to the hotel, afternoon at leisure, overnight at the hotel.

Day 16:-Departure

Visit old or New Delhi (full day sightseeing). Evening transfer to International airport for flight to onward destination.


Price per person : Based on Minimum 4 persons.

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Cost for less than 4 persons

Cost Per Person- €2365 for 2 person Group

Cost Per Person- €2070 for 3 person Group

Formed group : If you are a group of more than 8 persons, please contact us to get the special deal.

Cost Include

  • Ground transport as per itinerary
  • Airport/Railway Station & Bus Stand transfer
  • Flight Ticket Delhi-Leh-Delhii
  • English speaking local Guide
  • Hotel in Delhi / Leh on BB basis (bed & breakfast)
  • Twin sharing room in a 3 star hotel
  • All hotel on BB basis (bed & breakfast)
  • Twin sharing specious tent & foam mattress
  • Dinning tent for 4 person onward, 2/3 person will eat in kitchen tent
  • All meals during trekking-lunch will be served as packed
  • During the trek transport by jeep/pony, mule or porter
  • Kitchen team with all necessary items
  • Camping fee/permit
  • Medical box with oxygen cylinder

Cost Exclude

  • International flight ticket,
  • Monument fees
  • Lunch & dinner in Delhi/ Leh
  • Visa and airport tax
  • Insurance
  • Sleeping bag
  • Meal in Delhi / Leh
  • Beverages and personal expenses
  • Medical expenses and evacuation
  • Porters to carry your personal gears
  • Personal gears used for trekking / expedition
  • Tipping


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All the cancellation must be in written and signed by the person who signed the booking form and will be effective from the date of the reception by the company.

1:60 days or more before departure

The agency will refund the entire paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charge for train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelling policies applied for different services.

2: 40 Days before departure

The agency will refund the 50% of paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charges of train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelation policies applied for different services.

Less than 30 days before departure

The agency will be obliged to withhold the full amount of the deposit paid by the customer. In this case, the customer must inform their insurance as soon as possible and provide as much documentation to support the cancellation of trip. It is therefore h3ly advised to take out cancellation insurance to cover such expenses.

Itinerary / hotels are sub. to change in case of strike, civil war threat, you may be will lose expected places you have prepared for but will explore unexpected and for sure will not disappointed.

In case of Vehicle break down another mode of transport will be managed at the earliest possible, In that case you are requested to keep patience and co-operate with the situation, while travelling to rural and isolated area replacing vehicle can take time due to lac of communication.

The Company cannot be made liable for the consequences of weather condition, flight cancellations, war or threat of civil war, strikes, industrial action, political unrest or any other force majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstance. The company reserves the right to use alternate transport, or vary the itinerary if breakdown, sickness or any other force major. Any additional that result, such as extra hotel accommodation, flight or road transport will be on your charge and must be paid directly at the spot.

Please understand, there are certain hazards involved in your adventurous and culture holidays which you must accept at your own risk. The company will not be liable for any illness major or minor injury, death sustained during neither the trip, nor it will be liable for any uninsured losses of your property and other losses during the trip.

It is h3ly advised that clients take out insurance to cover the unexpected and cancellation charges.

Accommodation is based on 3 star category in cities, Neat and clean local standards of hotels will be provided in Leh. While trekking you will be assisted by kitchen with with all necessary items including to men spacious tent, mattress, dining tents from 4 persons onward, toilet tents and all necessary items.

While trekking you will be assisted by kitchen team with all necessary items including two men spacious tent, mattress, dining tents from 4 persons onward, toilet tents and all necessary items. Our chef will prepare verities of Indian, Chinese and Continental vegetarian and non vegetarian meals, Chefs on trek are used to cook for the western guest and pay their attention to dose the spice, Breakfast and dinner will be served at camp, lunch is always packed, Afternoon snacks is served with hot beverages as of tea and coffee.

Transport is sub. to the number of person in group, for 2-4+ guide Toyota Innova, for more than 5 persons Tempo travelers or mini bus. All vehicle will be air-conditioned, except in hilly area air-condition of any vehicle can not be regularly used due to steep uphill drive, So you have to co-operate with. While trekking logistic will be transported by vehicle as well, at the end from road head to base camp and back Mule / Porters or Yaks will assist you to establish the base camp, you are requested to carry he essentially for 2 days. Rest of the baggage can be stock in kibber village.

Road

Road in this part of Himalaya is rough ( very rough at some palces ) in region of Kullu- Manali you can face land slide due to rainfall from july till mid Sep. and can be blocked for hours , a days or more, you may miss the places expected to visit, or will visit the unexpected places, to regulate the situation the team at the spot will do the best possible at the moment. Road in India are being widen So please don’t compare the driving time as estimated in developed nation.

Warm jacket type of gore axe or else ,Pull over, Trek suite, Raincoat, trekking shoes, Sneakers for river crossing, Camp shoes, Gloves, pairs of warm socks + normal socks, Sunglasses / Spare glasses or contact lenses, Sun hat + cap, sun cream, stick to protect the lips, long and short sleeves Shirts- Loose trousers, breathable water proof over , trousers , Washing kit, toilet kit, A small sewing kit, Safety pins, torch or flash light with spare batteries, Camera with spare memory cards and batteries, battery Charger , day sac, water bottle, pair of gaiters , walking sticks if one required, personal medical kit as per your medical advisor. Sleeping bag (-10/-15°C ) small pillow if you required , A light towel, a knife, a role of toilet paper, a plastic bowl for shaving ( for men, a large plastic bag to protect your clothing inside the bag, wet tissue paper, fanny pack to keep safely your important doc as passport, insurance paper, credit cards, money, Multifunctional knife, lighters, wooden pencils and pen, string of 4-55 meters to dry the clothing or other purpose, English –Hindi dictionary to learn the important words to greet and to communicate with locals and a note book can be useful to engrave your memory in it .
Pre-travel conditioning is very desirable, as more you are prepared the more you
enjoy the trips. For such trekking trips required good physic.
As we gain altitude slowly, so we get acclimatize naturally. And for the vast majority
the slow ascent to height will produce minimum effects. The most important
attribute for any adventure travel trip is positive attitude.