Flight: Arrive Delhi. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel for
Flight: Transfer to domestic airport in time to board flight for
Leh(3500 m ), the capital of Ladakh and is situated on the banks of
the river Indus. Arrive Leh and transfer to hotel. Day rest for
acclimatization. Overnight stay at hotel.
3:Leh/Chumathang:- Car/Jeep: Morning after breakfast drive to
the hot water spring at Chumathang(3965 m) by covering 140 kms in 4
hrs. Overnight stay in tents.
4:Chumathang/Tsomoriri:- Car/Jeep: Morning leave camp by
crossing over Maya bridge and drive upto Tsomoriri(4555 m) through
Puga Valley by covering 80 kms in 3 hrs. This valley, approx 25 km
from Tsomoriri is known for its sulphur and borax deposits. Arrive
for overnight stay in tents.
5:Tsomoriri:- Full day excursion around Lake and Karzok
monastery which belongs
to the yellow sect. Tsomoriri or "Mountain Lake" is
situated in the middle of the elevated valley of Rupshu surrounded
by 6000 m peaks which completely surrounds the lake. This valley is
inhabited by a small scattered population of "Changpas"
nomadic shepherds who also engage in trade and work in caravans in
Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti. The Area is rich in wildlife including the
"Kyang" (wild ass), red fox and the rare, highly
endangered, snow leopard. Black necked cranes and geese flock to the
lakeside for breeding during the summer months. Also visit the 350
years old Karzok monastery which has about 33 resident monks.
Overnight stay in tents.
6:Tsomoriri/Hemis:- Car/Jeep: Morning drive to Tsokar by
covering 120 kms. in 4 hrs. Tsokar Lake is approximately 45 kms
northwest of the Tsomoriri Lake at a height of 4485 m. It is also
called "White Lake" because of salt deposited around it.
Since these are all drainage basins with no outlet their water is
brackish. The water of Tsokar is so salty that salt is procured from
its banks and sold all over Ladakh and Kashmir by the Rupsu Chang.
Tsokar is partly fade
by a channel from a smaller fresh water lake. All the lakes are
breeding grounds for a variety of birds among them the bar-headed
goose, the great crested grebe, the brahmin duck and the brown
headed gull. Drive to Hemis via Tanglang La (5224 m), about 75 kms
from Tsokar. Overnight stay in tents.
7:Hemis/Leh:- Car/Jeep: Morning visit the Hemis Monastery for
sighseeing. After lunch drive to Leh by covering 150 kms in 5 hrs
enroute visiting Thiksey and Shey Monasteries. Arrive Leh and check
into hotel for overnight stay.
8:Leh/Delhi:- IC Flight: Transfer to domestic airport in time to
board flight for Delhi. Arrive and transfer to international airport
in time to board flight for onwards destination