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Tsokar Kibber Trek

This trek is moderated and during this trek you have to cross six passes. You can see number of wild animals such as marmots, wild ass (Skyang) in pin valley and different migrant birds across the lake. Panoramic view of Tsokar Lake is indescribable in words. From the top of the passes, enjoy the view of wonderful and amazing Tibetan plateau. Your will pass through the several nomadic camps with their animals in Bara Bangal .

Sketch Itineray

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Day 02: Flight Delhi – Leh

Day 03: Sightseeing tour to Likir - Alchi Gompa (monastery) – Leh

Day 04: Sightseeing tour to Stok – Matho – Shanti Stupa - Samkar Gompa

Day 05: Drive Leh – Thiksey – Hemis – Taklang-la (5300m) – Tsokar Lake (154 km)

Day 06: Trek Punganago/Nuruchen (5 ½ Hours)

Day 07: Trek Nuruchan – Horlam-la (4900m) – Rachungkaru (4 ½ hrs)

Day 08: Trek Rachungkaru – Kyamayuri-la (5300m) – Kartse-la (5000m) – Gyama (6 hrs)

Day 09: Trek Gyama – Yarlung Nyau-la (5440m) – Korzok (7 hrs)

Day 10: Karzok - Kiangdam(6 hrs)

Day 11: Trek Kiangdam - Nurbo Sumdo (6/7 hrs)

Day 12: Trek Nurbo Sumdo - Umlung (6 hrs)

Day 13: Trek Umlung - Dakpo Phirtse (7 hrs)

Day 14: Trek Dakpo Phirtse – Parangla (5580m- Jukstok (6 hrs)

Day 15: Trek Jukstok - Thalta - Kiber (6 hrs)

Day 16: Drive Kiber - Kie - Losar (130 kms/5-6 hrs)

Day 17: Drive Losar - Manali (152 kms / 8 hrs)

Day 18: In Manali.

Day 19: Drive Manali – Chandigarh (305 kms / 8-10 hrs)

Day 20: Chandigarh - Delhi by Train

Day 21: In Delhi / Departure.

Day 22: Arrive at your Home Country

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive in Delhi, Transfer to nearby hotel for few hours.

Day 02: Flight Delhi – Leh

Transfer to domestic Airport for fly to Leh. Arrive Leh, transfer to hotel. Day is at leisure to get you fully acclimatize with the altitude. Overnight at Guest House / hotel in Leh. (3500 m)

Day 03: Sightseeing tour to Likir - Alchi Gompa – Leh

Today you enjoy the awesome view of confluence of Zanskar and Indus River, beautiful villages and landscape of valley with magnificent huge mountains. Morning after breakfast, visit Alchi, situated at a distance of 68 Km from Leh. Alchi monastery was built by great Lama Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo (The great translator) 1000 years ago and is considered to be the most famous and largest among the entire monastery built by him. En-route visit Likir Monastery. After the visit, return back to Leh. On way back you enjoy the view awe inspiring and spectacular lunar landscape across the village. Arrive Leh by late afternoon. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Sightseeing tour to Stok – Matho – Shanti Stupa - Samkar Gompa

After breakfast, drive to Stok via Choglamsar by crossing a bridge on the river Indus. In Stok, visit the royal palace of present king and queen which constructed by the king Tsespal Tondup Namgyal in 1825. Inside the palace, you see great collection of ancient royal ornaments, Thankas and old statues. After visiting Stok Palace, drive to Matho village, 10 km from Stok. Visit Matho monastery built by Lama Tumgpa Dorje in 13th century. The famous two oracles (known as Rongtsan), who were invited from Tibet by the founder of this monastery, still make appearance during the festival of the monastery. After visiting Matho, drive back to Leh. Post Lunch, visit Shanti Stupa that depicts four events in the life of Buddha and inaugurated by H.H. 14th Dalai Lama in 1985. Later on, visit Sankar Monastery in Leh. Overnight in Leh.

Day 05: Drive Leh – Thiksey – Hemis – Taklang-la (5300m) – Tsokar Lake (154 km)

Morning, after breakfast, drive to Tsokar, 154km east of Leh. Today, your whole journey will be in the car on Leh-Manali Highway. En-route visit Thiksay monastery. This monastery is the oldest monastery of Gelukpa Sect of Mahayana Buddhism in Ladakh. The great Lama Paldan Sherap built in 15th century. Inside the monastery you visit the big statue of the Maitreya Buddha (Future Buddha) and wall paintings, Thankas (fresco paintings), statues of different Boddhisattvas and sacred shrines. After visiting Thiksey monastery, drive to Hemis monastery by crossing Indus river at Kharu village towards the south. The great Mahasidha Stagtsan Raspa along with ancestor Singe Namgyal built this biggest Drukpa sect monastery in 17th century. After visiting this monastery, drive back to Kharu and then continue your journey towards east on the Highway. Have Lunch at Upshi. After then continue drive, with crossing of Indus River over a bridge, on Leh-Manali highway as far as Langthanchu. En route you pass through spectacular gorges, several charming village such as Gya, Meru and Rumtse. After Rumtse, the road goes up in winding with scenic beauty of landscape till Taklangla pass (The world's second highest motorable pass 5300m). Arrive Tsokar Lake (salty Lake) by afternoon. Overnight at camp (4590m)
Tsokar Lake is approximately 95 km. northwest of the Tsomoriri Lake at a height of (4,490m). It is also called "White Lake" because of the salt deposited around it- this is because there is no outlet from the lake which makes the water brackish. In ancient times, the salt from the lake used to take out and sell it all over Ladakh and Kashmir by the local nomads known as the Changpas. Tsokar Lake is 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.

Day 06: Trek Punganago/Nuruchen (5 ½ Hours)

?Morning after breakfast, start your adventurous and challenging trek. Today, you enjoy easy trek along with the Tsokar Lake upon vast open plateau as far as Nuruchan where you find as many as animals including Yaks. You enjoy the trek with spectacular landscape of the valley and you see many birds and wild Ass (Skyang) and wonderful Tibetan plateau. Keep on easy walk along the right valley as far as Nuruchan village. Pass Nuruchan village and continue along the stream for few minutes to campsite across meadows. Overnight at camp near the small river. (4690m)s

Day 07: Trek Nuruchan – Horlam-la (4900m) – Rachungkaru (4 ½ hrs)

Today you have small pass Horlamla (4900m) to cross. It is easy ascent and takes 50 minutes to reach at the top. After crossing the pass you reach at Rachungkaru where you find nomadic camp of Tibetan refugees. In Rajungkaru, you have attraction with nomads and can see the life style of nomadic people. In this area they have plenty of Yaks, Sheep and Pashmina Goats. Overnight at camp. (4900m)

Day 08: Trek Rachungkaru – Kyamayuri-la (5300m) – Kartse-la (5000m) – Gyama (6 hrs)

From the camp you have walk through the camp of nomadic people. From nomadic area stick ascent to Kyamayuri-la (5300m). It is easy to ascend and it takes about more than one hour to reach at the top of the pass. From the pass; you can see splendid landscape, Tsokar Korzok area. Easy descend to the summer pasture of Tibetan refugee camp, called Gyama Burma. And on the right side there is another small pass Kartse-la (5000m), cross and easy descend then arrive in Gyama, nomadic camp. Beautiful camping site, Overnight at camp. (5180m)

Day 09: Trek Gyama – Yarlung Nyau-la (5440m) – Korzok (7 Hrs)

Morning, after breakfast continue trek to Korzok. Today you have one pass to cross. Very easy ascend right from the camping up to the top of the pass Yarlung Nyaula (5440m) Continue along the small stream towards east in the valley and it takes one and half hours to reach at the top. Steep easy descend and then arrive at Korzok Phu (Nomadic camp). You still have more than 30 minutes trek from here, pass the Korzok phu and continue down in the valley along the small river up to Korzok with Tsomoriri Lake. Arrive at camp. In the evening if time permits, visit Korzok Monastery or enjoyable short hike around the Lake. Overnight at camp. (4620m)
Tsomoriri Lake located in the Changthang (northern plains) area, is a High Altitude Lake with an altitude of 4620m, is the largest of the High Altitude Lakes in the Trans-Himalayan biogeographic region, entirely within India. It is 23 km. long and 4 to 5 km. wide and is hemmed between Ladakh in the North and Tibet in the east and Zanskar in the west; the Changthang plateau is the geographical setting with snow peaks that provides the source of water for the Lake. Accessibility to the lake is limited to summer season only. Tsomoriri Lake is also 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.

Day 10: Karzok - Kiangdam(6 hrs)

Today we will trek along the magnificent lake of Tsomoriri as far as Kyangdam. You will see some rare species birds, like black naked crane, Brahamini duck and many more migrant birds. While capturing awesome scenic beauty of changing colour of the lake, continue easy trek always on the vast plateau. Nice Campsite near the lake across the meadows. Overnight at camp. (4620m)

Day 11: Trek Kiangdam - Nurbo Sumdo (6/7 hrs)

Morning; after breakfast, leave camp for Norbu Sumbo. Leaving behind the lake you continue easy and gentle trek over vast plateau. Today you see some wild animals, like Skyang (Wild ass) and pass across Tibetan nomad's camps settled across the beautiful meadows near beautiful spring water. Good and nice campsite across meadows with clean water. Overnight at camp. (4490m)

Day 12: Trek Nurbo Sumdo - Umlung (6hrs)

As usual after breakfast, you start easy and smoothly the trek upon the plateau and then enter into a splendid gorge. Then cross the Parang River that is the frontier between Lahoul -Spiti and Ladakh regions. Now you are in Lahou-Spiti region, the forgotten sister of Ladakh. While enjoying the spectacular and enchanting view of landscape, continue easy and gentle trek along the downstream Parang River as far as campsite across meadows. Overnight: camp near Parang River. (4540m)

Day 13: Trek Umlung - Dakpo Phirtse (7 hrs)

Today you have several crossing of river during the day along the same gorge with gradual ascending. The landscape change as you trek and enter in another region of the Himalaya. Today you see as many as marmots and better chance of Himalayan mountain eagles. Overnight: camp on the riverside across the meadows. (5050m)

Day 14: Trek Dakpo Phirtse – Parangla (5580m- Jukstok (6 hrs)

Today you cross one pass known as Parang La (5580m). From the camp gradual ascend for an hour then walk on the glacier. You have to be careful with cravass time to time upto the top. From the Parangla, take pleasure of splendid view of awe inspiring and marvelous landscape of Spiti valley and its surrounding spectacular towering mountains. Cross the pass, then gentle steep descend for an hour as far as campsite across greenery patch. Overnight: camp near small spring water. (5050m)

Day 15: Trek Jukstok - Thalta - Kiber (6 hrs)

Today the trek is easy compare to other days. Morning after breakfast, you start easy and gentle trek with steep descent with awesome landscape as far as Small River, then follow the river for two hours. Then enter into another enchanting valley, from here ascend up to the camp. Campsite: near spring water. (4250m)

Day 16: Drive Kiber - Kie - Losar (130 kms/5-6hrs)

Morning after breakfast, continue short and easy trek with gradual ascent for an hour, then easy descend down as far as river. Cross the river and gradually ascend up towards beautiful and charming Kibber village Kiber. Kibber village is one of the highest motor-able villages in the world. It is situated in narrow splendid valley surrounded by spectacular and marvelous huge mountains from all sides. Surrounded in summer by lush green fields,Finish you trek in this beautiful and charming village and then drive to Losar via visiting Kie Gompa. Kie monastery founded, on hill top with splendid view of the enchanting landscape, by Bromstan in 11th century. After the visit, drive to Losar. Losar village is considered to be the first inhabited village in the Spiti Valley, located at an altitude of 4,085m, on the way to the main town of Kaza. Overnight at hotel in Losar. (4080m)

Day 17: Drive Losar - Manali (152 kms / 8 hrs)

Morning after breakfast, drive to Manali. Today you have long journey with spectacular and splendid view of different enchanting valleys and landscape. Overnight at hotel in Manali.

Day 18: In Manali.

Day is at complete leisure or in the afternoon explore Manali city. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 19: Drive Manali – Chandigarh (305 kms / 8-10 hrs)

Morning, after breakfast, drive to Chandigarh for overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 20: Chandigarh - Delhi by Train

Morning after breakfast, your journey will be in the train. Drive to railway station then take train to Delhi. Arrive Delhi day free or visit. Transfer to hotel, overnight at Hotel.

Day 21: In Delhi / Departure.

After breakfast, visit Old Delhi and New Delhi. Evening, transfer to International airport for return flight.

Day 22: Arrive at your Home Country

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No. of Pax

Cost with Guest House

Cost with A Category Hotel

  • 02 to 03 Pax
    Euro 1350 per person
    Euro 1550 per person
  • 04 to 06 Pax
    Euro 1110 per person
    Euro 1360 per person
  • 07 to 09 Pax
    Euro 985 per person
    Euro 1300 per person
  • 10 to 12 Pax
    Euro 970 per person
    Euro 1210 per person
  • Single Room Supplement
    Euro 105 per person
    Euro 190 per person

 

One Tour Leader Compliementary on Paying for 10-12 Pax Included: A class category guest house with Bed & Breakfast Included: A class category hotels with Breakfast & One meal (lunch or dinner)

Rates are valid till December 2017.

Cost Includes :

  • Chandigarh - Delhi by Shatabdi Express Train.
  • Hotel or Guest House: Neat & Clean in Central Delhi with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Standard Hotel/ Guest House in Manali and Chandigarh with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Hotel or Upper Class Guest House in Leh.
  • All ground transportation in Delhi by air-conditioned car/coach.
  • All ground transportation in Ladakh, Manali and Chandigarh by non air-conditioned jeep/ Bus.
  • All camping/trekking arrangements such as:-
  • Food (during trekking and camping)
  • Two men tent with mattress
  • Kitchen/mess tent with utensils
  • Cook & Helpers
  • Pack ponies for luggage
  • Camping fee
  • Trekking bag for protection of your personal luggage.
  • Local English speaking guide in Delhi, Ladakh, Manali & Chandigarh.
  • Entry fee to monasteries / monuments in Ladakh only.

 

Cost Does not Includes :

  • International/ Domestic Flights
  • Lunches & Dinners in Delhi, Manali and Chandigarh.
  • Sleeping bag and Personal clothing.
  • Insurance and medical evacuation.
  • Tips, hard & soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls, anything not specified above and any item of personal nature.
  • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road block and flight cancellations due to natural calamities etc.
  • Entry fee of monuments in Delhi, Manali and Chandigarh.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Cost includes”.

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