Recently opened to foreigners due to the proximity of the Chinese boarder, the Changthang is a land of wilderness and magnificent landscapes. This region 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.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Meet our representative upon your arrival at the airport. Then drive to your hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Leh (3500 m) by plane
Early morning fly from New Delhi to Ladakh. We can visit the palace and the gompa of Leh and the Stock royal palace.
Day 03: Indus Valley Monastery
Visit of the high Indus valley's monasteries. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Stok, Spitok, and Choglamsar
Visit Stok royale palace, Spitok monastery and the Tibetan Camp of Choglamsar.
Day 05: Leh - Rumtse (4000 m). Trek to Kyamar (4420 m) in 4 h
We will continue to Rumtse, where the trek starts. We enter a magnificent and vast area, where the Changpas - nomadic herders take their yak to pasture. We follow the ancient salt along the green Kyamar valley.
Day 06: Kyamar - Kumur La (4770 m) - Tisaling (4805 m) in 5 h
We start through beautiful color gorge towards Chorten Sumda. Easy walk for one hour then ascend towards Kumur La. From the top one can see the beautiful view of the chain of Kangyatse and the chain of Indus valley.
Day 07: Tisaling - Shibuk La (4875 m) - Pangunagu (4800 m) in 5 h
From the pass we get a panoramic view of the Tsokhar Lake and the Rupshu valley.
Day 08: Pangunagu - Nuruchan (4630 m) in 5 h
Today we have an easy trek along the lake. At the end of the lake the trail goes right and enter the Nuruchan village.
Day 09: Nuruchan - Horlam Kongka La - Kyamayuri La - Gyamabarma
This is a high altitude route and we will cross two passes around 4900 m.
Day 10: Gyamabarma - Yalung Nyau La (5 440 m) - Korzok (4550 m) in 6 h
Trek over the Yalung Nyau La to Korzok, on the north western shore of Tso Moriri, the "Mountain Lake". We visit the Korzok monastery. Camp by the lake.
Day 11: Korzok - Kyangdam (4550 m) in 6 h
Walk along the western shore of Tso Moriri to Kyangdam, an expansive grassland on the southern shore.
Day 12: Kyangdam - Narbu Sumdo (4450 m) en 6 h
After crossing the river, the trail climbs up for a while and enter the Parang Chu valley.
Day 13: Narbu Sumdo - Parang Chu 1 (4850 m) in 5 h
We gradually ascend the Prang Chu valley, on the right bank of the river.
Day 14: Parang Chu 1 - Parang Chu 2 (5000m) in 5h
The trail passes through a narrow gorge involving many ascents and descents to the side valleys and streams.
Day 15: Parang Chu 2 - Parang La (5500 m) - Jugstok (4800 m) in 7 h
After the frontal moraine of the Parang glacier, the trail continues on the opposite bank, through a mass of fallen rocks. After that we climb gradually up to Parang La.
Day 16: Jugstok - Kiber (4205 m) in 7 h
Steap descend towards the Sampa Lungpa valley. After crossing a little pass, the Thaltak La (4600 m),one can see towards Parilungbi in the Lingti Valley and Shilla. We soon reach the little hamlet of Dumla, then Kibber, which is the highest village in the world.
Day 17: Kiber - Tabo (3050 m)
Transfer by taxi, along the Spiti river. We reach Kyi in less than 3 hours and have all afternoon to explore this fascinating village. Afterwards, we visit the Tabo monastery, one of the most important gompas, not just in Spiti but in the whole Tibetan Buddhist world.
Day 18-19: Tabo - Kyato - Kunzum La (4590 m) - Rohtang La (3980 m) - Manali
Transfer by taxi. This is quite long drive, about 8 to 9 hours. We will cross two passes split by the Chandra valley.
Day 20-21: Manali - Delhi by plane
Visit old Manali, Hadimba temple and Vashisht village. In the late afternoon we will take the night bus to Delhi. Late morning, arrive in Delhi. Afternoon at leisure.