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Trekker at Tso Moriri lake, Ladakh
Rumtse to Tso Moriri trek, Kyamar area, Ladakh

11-day Rumtse to Tso Moriri trek
Fixed departures

1040 € per person


The trek from Rumtse to Tso Moriri is one of the most beautiful treks in Ladakh. It takes you through the Changthang region, a high-altitude plateau that has unique landscapes and stunning lakes like Tso Kar and Tso Moriri. This region is home to nomads with their pashmina goats and yaks. It’s an exceptional trek, but demanding because of the crossing of numerous high passes above 5000m.

The trip will start with a 2-day "acclimatization" trek from Zingchen to Stok with one night in a homestay in the charming village of Rumbak. On the third day, you will visit the Buddhist monasteries of the Indus valley and drive to Rumtse.

Rumtse to Tso Moriri trek map


-Trek through the stunning high-altitude landscapes of Changthang, the land of the nomads
-Admire the beauty of Tso Kar and Tso Moriri, the largest lake in the Indian Himalayas
-Challenge yourself by crossing 6 passes over 5000m
-Discover the everyday life of the villagers while staying in homestay in the picturesque village of Rumbak
-Visit the Buddhist monasteries of the Indus valley
11-day Rumtse to Tso Moriri trek, Fixed Departures, Ladakh

Key information

-Trip duration: 11 days (from Leh to Leh) -> 2-day trek + 1-day tour by car + 7-day trek + 1-day drive back to Leh
-Trek difficulty level: difficult
-Group size: 4 to 10 persons
-Highest point: Yalung Nyau La pass at 5435m
-Highest night: Gyamar Barma at 5195m
11-day Rumtse to Tso Moriri trek, Fixed Departures, Ladakh


2-day trek from Zingchen to Stok

Day 1:Leh to Zingchen by car, visit Spituk monastery on the way.
Zingchen (3402m) - Rumbak (3956m)
2-3 hrs, 6.9 km, +189m / -18m  |  Homestay  |  meals: L, D
Day 2:Rumbak (3956m) - Stok La (4855m) - Stok (3604m)
7-8 hrs, 16.5 km, +995m / -1347m
Drive back to Leh.
Hotel in Leh  |  meals: B, L, D
Zingchen to Stok trek elevation profile, altitude gain loss

1-day Indus valley cultural tour by car

Day 3:Visit Shey, Thiksey, Stakna and Hemis monasteries.
Drive to Rumtse.
Camping  |  meals: B, L, D

7-day trek from Rumtse to Tso Moriri

Day 4:Rumtse (4240m) - Kyamar (4538m)
4 hrs, 10.9 km, +298m / -0m  |  Camping  |  meals: B, L, D
Day 5:Kyamar (4538m) - Kyamar La (5071m) - Mandalchan La (5206m) - Tisaling (4940m)
6-7 hrs, 13.5 km, +786m / -384m  |  Camping  |  meals: B, L, D
Day 6:Tisaling (4940m) - Shibuk La (5275m) - Ponganagu (4651m)
6 hrs, 14.3 km, +377m / -666m  |  Camping  |  meals: B, L, D
Day 7:Ponganagu (4651m) - Nuruchan (4679m)
5-6 hrs, 17.8 km, +173m / -145m  |  Camping  |  meals: B, L, D
Day 8:Nuruchan (4679m) - Kyamayuri La (5416m) - Gyamar Barma (5195m)
7-8 hrs, 19.3 km, +855m / -339m  |  Camping  |  meals: B, L, D
Day 9:Gyamar Barma (5195m) - Kartse La (5384m) - Gyamar (5157m)
3 hrs, 5.7 km, +213m / -251m  |  Camping  |  meals: B, L, D
Day 10:Gyamar (5157m) - Yalung Nyau La (5435m) - Korzok (4552m)
5-6 hrs, 16.3 km, +300m / -905m  |  Camping  |  meals: B, L, D

1-day drive back to Leh

Day 11:In the morning, visit Korzok monastery and spend time at Tso Moriri lake.
Drive back to Leh.
meals: B, L
Note:the number of walking hours stated includes lunch and photo stops and will vary depending on the pace of your group.
Rumtse to Tso Moriri trek elevation profile, altitude gain loss

What's included

-Camping equipment (tent, mattress, kitchen tent, etc., except sleeping bag) for 8 nights
-Homestay in Rumbak for 1 night
-Hotel in Leh for 1 night
-Meals (vegetarian): 10 breakfasts, 10 packed lunches, 1 lunch in a local restaurant and 10 dinners prepared by the accompanying cook, the homestay or the hotel
-Experienced Ladakhi guide (English speaking) supported by assistant guides as the group size dictates
-Horses for the transportation of the luggage from Rumtse to Korzok, 1 bag of maximum 13 kg per person
-Transportation by car from Leh to Zingchen, from Stok to Leh, from Leh to Rumtse and from Korzok to Leh
-Wildlife fee and entrance tickets to monasteries (Spituk, Shey, Thiksey, Stakna, Hemis and Korzok)
-Inner Line Permit for Tso Moriri

What's not included

-Travel insurance
-Hotel and meals in Leh before and after the 11-day trip
-Sleeping bag and trekking poles
-Any deviation from the itinerary

Single supplement (optional)

-Our prices are on twin-sharing basis which means that if you book on your own, we will arrange for you to share the tent and the room with a person of the same gender.
-An optional single supplement of 130 € is available for those who wish to have a single tent during the trek and a single room in Leh. Single room is not available at the homestay in Rumbak.
11-day Rumtse to Tso Moriri trek, Fixed Departures, Ladakh


Trekking dates

18-June-2023 to 28-June-2023 (FULL)
27-June-2023 to 07-July-2023 (AVAILABLE)
05-July-2023 to 15-July-2023 (AVAILABLE)
11-July-2023 to 21-July-2023 (FULL)
16-July-2023 to 26-July-2023 (AVAILABLE)
26-July-2023 to 05-August-2023 (FULL)
29-July-2023 to 08-August-2023 (AVAILABLE)
07-August-2023 to 17-August-2023 (AVAILABLE)
12-August-2023 to 22-August-2023 (AVAILABLE)
22-August-2023 to 01-September-2023 (AVAILABLE)
11-September-2023 to 21-September-2023 (AVAILABLE)
19-September-2023 to 29-September-2023 (AVAILABLE)

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Note: you should spend 3 days at 3500m for altitude acclimatization before starting the trek.