Changthang Valley Trek ( itinerary )
9 N / 10 D
One third of the trek is less frequent with its vast valleys. By this trek you will explore the Changthang, "literally means the high altitude plateau" home of the Nomadic (Changpai). To which can be reaching by passing several passes. A small village of Nomadic Tukche is the Headquarter with its huge salt water lake of Tsokar. "The Tibetan wild ass" and occasionally seen snow leopard are found here. Rate and exotic birds are also found on the lake. Now the trails leads towards Rupshu valley by traversing the Manli - Leh high way, one can meet some nomad living mostly in gold tiny hamlet well in tents, Further you will join to the most famous trekking route of Ladhak Markha valley. The trek ends at Shang; you will be transferred to Leh by visiting the famous monsters of Hemis, Thiksey, Shey, dropping at your hotel, end of service.
Day - 01 Arrival Delhi
Upon arrival at international airport, meet and greet by our representative, drive to hotel for rest of the night. You hotel most be near by the airport.
Day - 02 Delhi - Leh(3520m)
Very early morning take flight to Leh, upon arrival meet to our staff, drive to hotel, rest of the time leisure for acclimatization, over night at hotel.
Day - 03 Leh - Rumtse (4040mtrs) 75 kms.
Leave early, on the way visit Shey - Thiksey-Hemsi monasteries, further river to the campsite, overnight at camp.
Day - 04 Rumtse - Kyamar, 40 hrs. 50m.
The first day of trekking, easy trail leads to a beautiful campsite close to the spring, overnight at camp.
Day - 05 Kyamar - Tisaling(4200m), over Kumarla and Mandachandla 6-7 hrs.
As it is a long day so the early start is advised, trail goes up following the river, gradual ascent to the 4900m Kumura, enjoy the spectacular view on Chang thang-range, steady than descends to river bank, riverand wade again ascent to the nest pass Mandachandla, Now easy descends towards the campsite on pasture land of Tisaling.
Day - 06 Tisaling - Spangchen (4267mtrs) Shibuk over Shibukla(4980mtrs) 6-7 hrs.
Two hours trek till the pass, again spectacular view of the surrounding Himalaya, descents to Shibuk, where Marmot can be seen playing hide and seek. Now easy Flat track on the broad valley to the nomadic headquarter at Tukche, on the arrival in Tukche, Establist the camp, later visit the village and small gompa perched high on the top of the village, stroll on the shore of the lake to atch tghe birds and lake frequently changing its color while setting sun.
Day - 07 Tsokar - Spangchen(4580m) 5.30 hrs.
One and half hours till trail dusty main road of Manali - Led high way, half an hour on the main road, take diversion for 2 hours to the valley of the Kharanak - Rupshu, campsite near the spring.
Day - 08 Spangchen - Lungmotche(4550m) 5 hrs.
Easy trail till Kharanak village of nomadic, after a while to diversion Lungmotche towards the Yarla, camp at the foot of Yarla.
Day - 09 Lungmotche - Datt(4200m) over Yarla(4950m) 8 hrs.
It is the longest day of trek. While crossing the pass, one can see the Kyang(the wild donkeys). In Datt you will visit the old monastery and the village itself is very beautiful to visit, overnight camp.
Day - 10 Datt - Sora (4600m) 5 hrs.
Walking through the beautiful gorge, willow trees can be seen along the trail, crossing the crystal of clear water streams. Fishing is strictly forbidden by the Buddhist low, 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 field.
Day - 11 Sora - Langthangchhu(4500m)5 hrs over Zalung Karpol(5197m)8 hrs.
Little hard until the pass, but all around amazing view of the several mountains ranges, down through the dusty and rocky path to the campsite.
Day - 12 Langthang chhu - Nimaling(westfoot of Kongyatse)(4900m) 6 hrs.
Gradual ascent in beginning and then steep climb to the pass for 4 hours, than easy trail to the plateau of the base of the west Kongyatse(6200). You can see the herd of yaks, sheep and goats grazing in the shelf here and there.
Day - 13 Nimaling - Shang Sumdo (3980m) 8 hrs. Over Kongmarula(5150m)7 hrs.
Two hours gradual climbing to the pass, while descending; the trail goes through the many villages and colourful rocky gorge. In Shang, visit the monastery, night in camp.
Day - 14 Sang Sundo - Leh-Shang (3500m) 60km/3 hrs drive.
Drive to Leh, on the way visit the following via monastery. Hemis is situated 48 kms from the Leh on the opposite of the aped Tsongpo River (Indus). It is the lagest and most famous in the Ladhak. It has been founded about 350 years ago by Stagsang Reschen who was invited in Ladhak by the king aped Namgyal. Another monastery of Thiksey/Shey will be visited, on arrival check in hotel for overnight.
Day - 15 Leh.
Full day leisure for individual activities for shopping and visit Shanti Stupa, overnight at hotel.
Day - 16 Leh - Delhi.
Early morning transfer to airport take flight to Delhi, upon arrival meet to our staff, drive to city, rest of the time visit Old Delhi as Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chadani Chowk and Ghandi memories, Overnight at hotel.
Day - 17 Delhi Dep.
Morning leisure for shopping etc, afternoon commence half day New Delhi Sightseeing, later in time dep. Transfer to onwards destination.

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