|Nomads and High Passes|
Duration of Trek: 13 Days
Day 1: Manali - Sarchu - Brandy Nala Drive to Sarchu (3600 mt) via Baralacha La (4950 mt). Trek little ahead and camp at Brandy Nala – the starting point of this exiting trek.
Day 2: Brandy Nala - Jukta A short trek towards Ligit plain. Day at leisure for acclimatize to Jukta. Overnight stay in tented camp.
Day 3: Jukta - Morangla base The trek is easy following the Bans river. After trekking for an hr, leave the river and trek up to reach a camping place at the base of Morang La Pass at 3900 mt. set-up camp for overnight stay.
Day 4: Morang La base - Morang La - Lun The trek is steep climb till Morang La (5300 mt). After some rest at top, start descending on other side. The trek is steep down-hill in the beginning which later opens-up in a broad plateau. From this places the trek is gentle descent through many valleys till Lun (4100 mt). et-up camp for overnight stay.
Day 5: Lun - Lungmo Che Trek to Lungmo Che (4000 mt). Start the trek along the river following it down-stream. En route cross a small village 'Sangth'. You may meet some Tibetan Nomad groups en route.
Day 6: Lungmo Che - Yar-La - Dat Morning trek to cross Yar la pass (4970 Mts). The climb is long but gentle till top. The Yar La offers fantastic view of Rupsu plains. Arrive Dat (4200 mt) which is a permanently inhabited village. On arrival set-up camp for overnight stay.
Day 7: Dat - Sorra In the morning visit a small Gelukpa monastery at Dat village. Later start trek to Sorra (4950 Mts ). Start the trek by crossing a small river " Dat Chu". Trekk till Sorra Chu and after crossing the trek passes through forested area beforw reaching Sorra. Set-up camp alone the river for overnight stay.
Day 8: Sorra - Zalung Karpo La - Mid Camp Morning strat trek with climb to a small pass for about 1 hr. From this point, you can see Zalung Karpo La (4200 mt. ). after some time the vally opens-up. Camp at suitable place for overnight stay.
Day 9: Mid Camp - Langtan Chu Morning trek to Langtang Chu - (7-8 Hrs ). A long trek through valleys. This day one has to cross many small streams. The trek is gradual climb till at camp site near Langtan Chu at 4750 mt.
Day 10: Langtau Chu - Nimaling Morning trek to Nimaling - enroute cross two ridges (5000 mt & 5060 mt). Later on cross Konka Wangpo pass (5090 mt). descend on othe side of the pass to high altitude pasture plan of Nimaling (4700 mt).
Day 11: Nimaling Day at leisure or explore surroundings area. Nimaling is also base camp for climbing Mt. Kang-Yatse (6400 mt).
Day 12: Nimaling - Kangmarula - Chogdo Morning start climbing to Kongmaru La (5100 mt). After some rest descend on other side of pass. The descend is steep in the begining and gradual after about and hr of trek before entering a narrow valley. At some stretch, the treak passes through very narrow gorge. The valley opens at Churkimo. continue little further to Chogdo and set-up camp near tea house for overnight stay.
Day 13: Chogdo - Shang - Hemis - Leh Trek till Shang Sumdo (road head). Drive to Hemis Monastery. Its one of the most famous and impressive monastery of Leh. Visit the monastery and later drive to Leh.