RUMTSE TO KIBBER (SPITI VALLEY) TREK
Trek duration: 21 Days
Level of difficulty: Strenuous
Highest altitude (pass): 5450m
Min-max no. of pax: 4-10 people
Best time to do it: Mid June, July, Aug, Sept
Rumtse to Kibber is a long and challenging Trek that let you experience the life of Changpa nomads in the vast Tibetan plateau of Changthang. It focuses mainly on life of Nomadic people and wildlifee in the himalayas. This trek requires you to well acclimatize for at least 2 days Leh as the trekking region is on an elevation of 4000-5000m on an average. We will be crossing largely through the unhabited region of the plateau, crossing over three high passes of Kyamuri-la, Karse la and Yarlung la before we reach Korok, supposed to be one fo the largest Changpa/nomadic settlements, next to Tsomorir lake. From there we will be folloeing the ancient nomadic routes, crossing over Parang la (where Ladakh and Spiti valley is separated) reaching the Spiti valley, ending our trek in Kibber. Along the trek, we will see plenty of wildlife- wild ass, Tibetan Antelope, blue sheep, black necked cranes, bar headed geese, marmots, etc.
BRIEF ITENERARY OF THE TREK:
Day 1: Fly Delhi to Leh.
Day 2 Leh: Acclimatize. Visit Likir - Alchi - Lamayuru.
Day 3 Drive Leh - Stok - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis - Rumtse
Day 4 Trek to Chorten Sumdo
Day 5 Trek to Kyamari-la – Titsaling
Day 6 Trek to Shingbuk-la - Pangunagu/Tsokar Lake
Day 7 Trek to Nuruchan
Day 8 Trek to Horlam-la – Rachungkaru
Day 9 Trek to Kyamayuri-la – Kartse-la – Gyama
Day 10 Trek to Yarlung Nyau-la – Korzok
Day 11 Trek to Kyangdom
Day 12 Trek to Norbu Sumdo
Day 13 Trek to Lukung
Day 14 Trek to Dokpo Phirtse
Day 15 Trek to high camp
Day 16 Trek to Parang la– Thaltak
Day 17 Trek to Kibber, drive to visit Kee - Kaza.
Day 18 Visit Tabo - Dankhar - Lalaung - Pin valley - back to Kaza.
Day 19 Drive to Kunzum La - Rohtang La - Manali.
Day 20 Manali
Day 21 Manali - Delhi. Fly home
TRIP AT A GLANCE:
14/15 days Leh to Manali trek
14 nights of Camp
6 nights hotels/guesthouses
Hiking, Walking, Trekking
Cross over 3 passes
Tibetan plateau and grandeur
Monasteries of Spiti valley
Flora and fauna of highland
Yaks and wildlife
Lakes-both Ladakh and Spiti valley