Parang La pass 5,578 Mt
Nomads of Changthnag / Tsomoriri lake / Tsokhar Lake
The area traversed by the Manali-Leh road and containing the drainage basins of Tso-moriri and other lakes is known as Rupshu. Here, the Zanskar range is transformed into bare rolling many-hued hills divided by open high altitude valley. It is a landscape unlike any other in Ladakh or elsewhere in India.
From Leh, we drive about 70 kms on the Leh - Manali road to Rumtse, the starting point of our trek. Rupshu Valley lies sandwiched between Ladakh in the north, Tibet in the east and Zanskar in the west. It is a part of the Changthang plateau and is characterized by high arid plains, remote villages, snow-capped peaks and beautiful high altitude azure-blue lakes, the largest being Tsomoriri at 4.500 m.
Truly remote, this area is accessible only for a few months every summer and is inhabited by Changpas - nomadic yak and pashmina goat herders of Tibetan origin, who wander this area crossing over high altitude mountain passes. Our trek takes us across these passes to their summer settlements to witness a unique human culture, far away from the reaches of the modern world. The scenery is wild and vast with snowcapped peaks lining the far horizon and the area is also home to some rare wildlife like Kyang, Blue sheep, Ibex and the famous Himalayan snow leopard.
The final leg of our trek leads us over a high mountain pass to the shores of beautiful TsoMoriri Lake. Surrounded by over 6,000m high snowcapped peaks, this lake is alive with an abundance of very rare migratory birds. The trek ends at the enchanting TsoMoriri and from here we can transfer to Leh or continue to Kibber in Spiti.
Early in the morning you are serve bed tea in the tent with morning wishes. After bed tea, you start packing up your things. Breakfast is served in the dining tent. After breakfast, you are ready for the day. Guide walks with you but before living make sure your bag contains all the important things you need during the day like Camera, sun cream, water bottle, lunch box etc. You carry a light backpack containing all these important things required during the day and the other things come of the horse back. At noon, you stop for lunch at a nice location, and have some rest. Trek continues, and the horseman and kitchen staff leads you on the way. Before your arrival at the camp, our team would be ready tent and tea, juice and light snacks to refresh your tiredness. After the arrival at campsite, you can enjoy your leisure in your own way. The dinner is served around 7 in the evening. Post dinner, our guide brief you about the next day and decides the timing for next day with your insights and suggestions.
The food menu in breakfast, lunch and dinner keep switching from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, Ladakhi, Continental, and Italian.