: Leh - Hemis - Sumdo - Chogdo - Base of
Kongmaru La - Base Camp - Kongmaru La -
Nimaling - Langtang Chu - Zalung Karpo La -
Sorra - Dat - Yar La - Lungmo Che - Lun -
Marang La - Camp - Takh - Sarchu - Jispa -
Manali - New Delhi
Day 1 :
Leh - Hemis
Drive from Leh (3500 Mts.) to Hemis (3505 Mts.)
visiting some of the Monasteries on the way. Spend the
night in Hemis to acclimatize and visit the impressive
Day 2 : Hemis Spend the day at
Acclimatize and prepare for the trek. The day is
free to visit the Gompa and the meditation quarters of
the monks. Get to know your trekking team and have a
informal briefing about the trek.
Day 3 : Hemis - Sumdo - Chogdo
Drive from Hemis to Sumdo (3850mts)(1 1/2 hr.). Trek
from Sumdo to Chogdo (4050 Mts.). Camp at Chogdo.
Day 4 : Chogdo - Base of
Kongmaru La (3 hr.)
Trek uphill for about three hours to reach the small
campsite at the Base of Kongmaru La Pass (4800 Mts.).
This place is frequented by Blue Sheep/Bharal and good
photographs of them are possible for early risers.
Day 5 : Base Camp - Kongmaru La
- Nimaling (5 hr.)
Leave early morning and tackle the stiff but short
climb to the top of the Pass Kongmaru La (5150 Mts.).
From the Pass there are beautiful views of Mt Kangyaze
(6400 Mts.) which stands above the meadows of Nimaling.
There is a short and gradual descent till the meadows
of Nimaling (4650 Mts.).
Day 6 : Nimaling - Langtang Chu
Climb the small ridges behind Nimaling and get closer
to Mt Kangyaze. After crossing some hard rocky trails
descend to Langtang Chu (4750 Mts.) where there are
numerous camping sites.
Day 7 : Langtang Chu - Zalung
Karpo La - Sorra (7-8 hr.)
There is some very exciting trekking to be done on
this day. The ascend to the top of the Zalung Karpo La
(5100 Mts.) takes about four to five hours. There is a
ridge walk from the top of the Pass to another small
Pass and then down to the Valley floor and Sorra (4200
Day 8 : Sorra - Dat (4-5 hr.)
Departure to the Airport for flight to Delhi.
Day 9 : Dat - Yar La - Lungmo
Che (6-7 hr.)
The trek to the top of the Pass Yar La (4950 Mts.) is
not as hard as the past two passes. There are fabulous
views of the Rupshu plateau from the top of the pass.
Easy descent to the Village of Lungmo Che takes a
little more than an hour.
Day 10 : Lungmo Che - Lun (5-6
Trek to the Lun (passing a few villages on the way.
Camp 3 kms before Lun, the area is inhabited by
Tibetan Nomads called Khampas. Spend the next day at
this camp for some well deserved rest.
Day 11 : Rest - Reserve day
Day 12 : Lun - Marang La - Camp
The trail from Lun is through a very pretty plateau.
The valley is narrow till the top of the Marang La
(5270 Mts.). The trail is well marked and frequented
by Villagers before the roads open up for the summer.
Camp a few kilometers before the village and army camp
at Takh. A special farewell dinner will be made on
this, the last day of the trek.
Day 13 : Camp - Takh - Sarchu
Trek from Camp to Takh on the Leh-Manali road. You are
picked up by jeeps and drive down to Sarchu where you
spend the night in a permanent camp
Day 14 : Sarchu - Jispa (6-7
Drive from Sarchu to Jispa over the Baralaccha La
Pass. Spend the night at Hotel.
Day 15 : Jispa - Manali (6-7
Drive from Jispa to Manali in the famed Kullu Valley.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 16 : Manali - New Delhi (14
Fourteen hours drive via Chandigarh to Delhi.
(Alternatively one can also fly from Kullu to Delhi).