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Day 01: ARRIVE AT LEH
Arrival Leh in the morning and transfer to the hotel. Full day of rest for acclimatization to the high altitude of Leh (11,500 ft / 3500 mtrs).Overnight in hotel.
Day 02: LEH - CHUMATHANG
Morning after breakfast drive to the hot water spring at Chumathang (3965 m) by covering 140 kms in 4 hrs. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 03: CHUMATHANG-TSOMORIRI
Morning leave camp by crossing over Maya bridge and drive uptoTsomoriri(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.
Day 04: 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.
Day 05: TSOMORIRI-HEMIS
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.
Day 06: HEMIS-LEH
Morning visit the Hemis Monastery for sighseeing. After lunch drive to Leh by covering 150 kms in 5 hrsenroute visiting Thiksey and Shey Monasteries. Arrive Leh and check into hotel for overnight stay.
Day 07: DEPARTURE LEH
Early morning transfer to the airport for taking the flight back home.