Rumtse to Tsomoriri Trek

11 Days Trip
Destination Covered :

Leh - Rumtse - Kyamar - La Tisaling - Pangunagu - Nuruchan - Gyamabarma - Korzok - Alchi - Leh


One of the best ways to explore the Himalayan region is through trekking in Ladakh, which has always fascinated people from around the globe.  Ladakh's harsh yet beautiful area can be explored via various trek routes; the most popular route is between Rumtse and Tsomoriri. This Rumtse to Tsomoriri Trek is an 11-day adventure through Ladakh's stunning landscapes. This trek includes traversing high passes, visiting Buddhist monasteries, and exploring pristine lakes like Tsokar and Tsomoriri. The main element of the trek consists of viewing snow-capped peaks, bird watching at Tsokar Lake, and experiencing the therapeutic Chumathang hot springs. Besides braving the different forms of Ladakh, one can also feel religiously obliged at the numerous Buddhist monasteries on the trek.

With our Ladakh tour package, we take care of all the details, from booking your accommodation to planning your itinerary. Our experienced travel experts at Leh Ladakh India will ensure you have the best possible options, so you can focus on enjoying your Ladakh trip without any stress or hassle.

Trip Highlights

  • Highlight Tick Buddhist monasteries at Hemis and Stok
  • Highlight Tick Snow-capped Mt. Kangyatse
  • Highlight Tick Bird watching at Tsokar Lake
  • Highlight Tick Chumathang hot springs

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 Leh

On arrival at the Kushok Bakula Rinpoche airport, you’ll meet our representative, who’ll transfer you to the pre-listed hotel in a private vehicle. Upon reaching the hotel, complete the check-in formalities and unwind. The rest of the day is at ease. Evening hours can be spent walking to the local market, followed by an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 Leh - Indus Valley tour

On day 2 of the Rumtse to Tso Moriri trek package, have breakfast and leave for a day tour of the Indus Valley. The day trip includes visiting the Shey Palace and the magnificent Buddhist monasteries of Thiksey, Hemis, and Stok. In the evening, Leh's market strolling is assigned. After that, retire to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 3 Leh - Rumtse - Kyamar (4000 m)/ trek 4-5 hrs

On day 3, start our trek from Rumtse to Kyamar (4000 m) via the Leh-Manali highway. This phase of the trek takes us through a picturesque pasture valley where nomadic herders bring their yaks and goats to graze. Then, trek on the ancient Salt Lake route and settle for an overnight camp at Kyamar, where you can enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings and the clear night sky.

Day 4 Kyamar-Kumur La-Tisaling (4805 m) trek 5-6 hrs

Begin your day with breakfast, then check out from the camp to continue your trek. Today, you will start from Kyamar and trek towards Tisaling. On the way, you will come across the Kumur La pass( 4770 m). At the top of the Kumur La, you can watch the breathtaking view of the snow-capped peaks of Ladakh including that of Mt. Kangyatse. On reaching Tisaling, call it a day and camp overnight.

Day 5 Tisaling - Pangunagu in 5-6 hrs

Embark on an early morning trek towards Pangunagu. While trekking, halt at the Shibuk La pass and enjoy the panoramic view of the Tsokar lake. The Tsor Lake attracts a lot of migratory birds and is an ideal spot to watch them. On crossing the lake, you would be expected to enter the Rupshu valley. The next trek stop is at Pangunagu, where you can rest for the night at a camp.

Day 6 Pangunagu - Nuruchan in 5-6 hrs

On day 6 of the Rumtse to Tso Moriri Trek, today you will reach Nuruchan. On the way, visit the Tsokar Lake for sightseeing and bird watching. After that, carry on with your trek to reach Nuruchan. Once you enter the Nuruchan Village, witness the locals' lifestyle and interact with them to get better insights into their lives. Further, retire to the tents for an overnight stay.

Day 7 Nuruchan - Gyamabarma (4950 m) in 6-7 hrs

This day is strictly dedicated to trekking along the highest elevation of the entire trek. On the way, you would be expected to come across significant passes like Horlam Kongka La and Kyamayuri La. Following this, you will reach Gyamabarma, where you will stay for the night.

Day 8 Gyamabarma-Korzok (4550 m) in 6-7 hrs

From Gyamabarma, start the trek over Yalung Nyau La, the highest pass on the trail. You can enjoy mesmerizing views of western Tibetan peaks from the top of the pass. The pass will lead to Korzok, the only settlement on the banks of Tsomoriri Lake. On arrival, you will be visiting the Korzak monastery. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 9 Korzok - Leh

After breakfast, check out of the camp and drive to Leh along the Indus River, which is around 220 km from Korzok. On the way, visit the Chumathang hot springs, believed to cure medical ailments. Arrive in Leh by evening and check in at the hotel for a night's stay and dinner.

Day 10 Leh - Alchi - Leh

Start your day with a visit to the Alchi monastery. After that, visit the great statue of Maitreya Buddha at Likir monastery, situated at the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers. Drive back to Leh and retire at the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 11 Depart Leh

This is the last day of your tour. Wake up, have breakfast, pack your belongings, and check out from the hotel. Then, you’ll get an assistant transfer to the airport. Take the early morning flight from the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport for a return home journe

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