Land of the Nomads
This impressive trekking tour takes you across the Tibetan high plateau, past the Tsokar Salt Lake and through traditional Summer camps of the nomads before reaching the deep blue, shimmering waters of Lake Tsomoriri. High mountain passes, wide plains and breathtaking panoramas determine the character of this trip. We’ll meet wild donkeys, the rare black-necked cranes and huge herds of sheep and yaks. The journey under the open skies and the endless horizon are like a balsam for stress-ridden souls. Requirements Classic camping-trekking in a grandiose setting: due to the high altitude (most mountain passes and at least one sleeping camp are well over 5.000m) good health and physical condition are required. The walking time per day is 4 to 8 hours. The maximum change in altitude to be experienced is 1.000m.
Many people avoid traveling to Ladakh (and other regions of the Himalayas) because they are afraid of the high altitude. And yes, there are only a few places in Ladakh that lie under 3.000m of altitude: here the air becomes thin and elusive. But with just a few tips all travelers, big and small alike, can learn to adjust faster and enjoy a safe stay. If you feel like it, at the end of the trip you can also climb the Mentok Kangri II (6.210m) as an optional extra: 4 days / 2 people minimum /Price on request!
Highlights at a glance 7-day trekking from Rumtse to Tsomoriri on the Tibetan plateau The breathtaking Lake Tsomoriri with its surrounding 6.000m peaks Encounters with nomads on the road The most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh: Thikse, Hemis and the Gotsang hermitage.
Departure TimeAny time
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeTrekking equipment
IncludedAll taxes and official expensesBasic guesthouse accommodationBreakfast, Lunch, DinnerCity tourDeparture TaxesDomestic flightsLocal staff and portersPermits and TIMS permitPersonal Guide
Not IncludedAlcohol and cold drinksEntry visaHotelInternational flightsMandatory travel insurancePersonal trekking equipmentTips for trekking staff and driver
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi & Leh
Day 2: Leh City tour
Day 3: Puja & Meditation cave
Day 4: Preparations for the Trekking
Day 5: Acclimatization in Rumtse 4,000 m.
Day 6: Trekking to Kyamar 4,550 m.
Day 7: Trekking to Tisaling 4,900 m.
Day 8: Trekking to Pongunagu 4,580 m.
Day 9: Trekking to Nuruchan 4,690 m.
Day 10: Trekking to Rachung Karu 4,900 m.
Day 11: Trekking to Gyama Barma 5,200 m.
Day 12: Trekking to Korzok Phu 4,800 m.
Day 13: Leh
Day 14: Free time in Leh
Day 15: Departure day