Tsomoriri Lake Trek
Tour ID: tsomoriri-trek
Difficulty level: Moderate
Duration: 11 Days
Start from: Leh
Ends at: Leh
PRICE: INR 41500
Departures: Not announced yet.
You may suggest a date of your choice.
Tso-moriri is a picturesque lake in the Changthang plateau area of Ladakh. This brackish water lake is situated at an altitude of 4595 Mtrs and is nearly 27 kms long at some places. Korzok village overlooks this magnificent lake at one end, and this used to be an important transit on the ancient silk route to Tibet.
It is easy to come across an occasional camp of Changpa tribe, which is a nomadic tribe living in Yak skin tents and thriving by grazing sheep, goats and yaks.
Our trek would start from Pang ( 4700 Mtrs ), on the Leh-Manali route. This is a simple stop over, and is nearly mid way between Manali and Leh. The walk is graded as easy to moderate, and would trail over gravel river beds and over the Thelakung la ( 4980 Mtrs ) to enter into the beautiful valley that leads to the lake. Largely the trek is level, and climb to the passes would be gradual, however the entire trek is at high altitude.
One highlight of this trek is divine campsites with exclusive and exotic experience of untouched Himalayas. Wildlife in the area includes Kyangs ( wild asses ), Snow Leopards, Shankhoo ( Ladakhi wolf ), Marmots, Hare, Yaks and migratory birds.
This is mandatory for all who arrive to Leh by flight.
Day 01: Drive to Pang (9-10 hours) We drive through spectacular geography, over the Tanglang La pass ( 5360 Mtrs ), the second highest motorable pass in the world. We would reach Pang ( 4700 Mtrs ). We would hike a short distance to reach our camp site. Overnight camp.
Day 02: Trek to Takstago The trek is an easy walk on a river bed, and crossing the small river several times as the stream meanders spanning the whole width of the river breadth. Experience amazing wind sculpted gravel laden mounds on either side of the valley. Towards the end, we would approach a narrower gorge which meets the river on the left side. Here we would camp for the night. Overnight camp.
Day 03: Takstago to Zozogong over Thelakung La ( 4980 Mtrs ) Today we cross through the gorge, and reach the base of the pass. From the top of this pass one can see a vast expanse of the beautiful valley that we would be walking in the next few days. The camp would be setup just after descending from the pass. Overnight camp.
Day 04: Zozogong to Phuang Trek The trek now is a walk through the arid landscapes of the cold desert. It is very common to sight wild asses in this area. Camp would be established near a stream. Overnight camp.
Day 05: Phuang to Manechan Trek The walk would traverse gentle ascents and descents through a very arid scenery. Towards the end of the day walk we would climb over a small pass called Manechan La ( 4780 Mtrs ), across which a beautiful stream gushes with greenery around it. Overnight camp besides this stream.
Day 06: Manechan to Lhatho The trek from Manechan would take us across a boulder strewn area and would further go over undulating paths with greenery and swampy pastures. Overnight camp at Lhatho.
Day 07: Lhatho to Kyangdom Kyangdom is one of the ends of Tso-moriri lake. The camp site is a grassland which descends into the lake forming a wetland kind of area where migratory birds can be sighted. Kyandom implies land of the Kyangs ( wild asses ). This is a very picturesque sight with high Himalayan peaks around the crystal clear blue waters of the lake. Overnight camp.
Day 08: Kyangdom A rest day besides the lake. Short day hikes for photo opportunities, or simply laze at the camp. Overnight camp.
Day 09: Kyangdom to Kharlong Today the walk is besides the lake. Experience the lapping water of the lake at the banks as strong winds blow past. At Kharlong a small stream is there with small space for camping. Overnight camp.
Day 10: Kharlong to Korzok A short walk across Bhudhist Mane walls, Chortens and Gompas. Reach Korzok in early afternoon. Korzok is a small sleepy village at one end of the lake. This is the place where we meet the road that connects to Leh. Overnight camp.
Day 11: Korzok to Leh – Drive ( 7 hrs ) Early morning start and drive across exotic geography, and ever changing terrain. Reach Leh by afternoon.
It is possible to join this trek from Manali ( Himachal Pradesh ) by driving from Manali to Pang and then continuing the remaining part of the trek as above. Discuss your plan with us at time of your confirming the tour in case you are considering this possibility.
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Transfers ex Leh, camping gear during the trek, kitchen and mess facilities on the trek, all rations/meals on the trek, porters, pack animals for luggage portaging, all camping fees, trekking and inner line/restricted permits.
Meals and refreshments during the road journeys, expenses of personal nature, insurance of any kind, alcoholic drinks, anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY
- Tour needs to be booked at least 60 days in advance. Full payment is required to confirm a booking.
- 75 % refund if cancellation happens 45 days prior to departure
- 50 % refund if cancellation happens 30 days prior to departure
- No refund for any cancellation/no show in the last 30 days prior to departure
Prior to making a booking, please take a look at the TRAVEL ADVISORY section.
Personal torch, trekking boots, fleece body warmers, windproof jacket and lower, warm headgear, UV protection sunglasses, sun screen and moisturizer, gloves, warm socks, day pack, water bottle, camera etc.
- Minimum age for participation is 15 years.
- This is not a luxury trip; Trekking days may be long and tiring.
- People with past history/ailment of heart, asthma, epilepsy are recommended to take medical advice.
- Weather disruptions may at times result in discomfort or unplanned adjustments.
- This trek goes through some very remote regions of Ladakh, having absolutely no access to communication and medical facilities for several days at end.
- Any additional expenses which might occur due to delays, weather disruptions, medical evacuation etc. would need to be borne by the participants as per actual. All overstay due to weather disruption, road blocks and similar which are not under our control would be charged on pro-rata based as per tour cost for planned days.