Lungser Kangri – PAS DISPONIBLE POUR LE MOMENT !

Presentation

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THE ULTIMATE TREK !

DURATION : 27 days / BEST TIME : July to mid September / BASE CAMP : Rugyado Phu (5630m) / HIGH CAMP : between 5900-6000m / TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY : Low-angle snow or straightforward scrambling on rocks ; ropes/crampons are required ; previous climbing experience is not essential

Lungser Kangri 6666m !!! is highest peak of Ladakh and is at the same time a true trekking peak. It doesn’t require any technical climb but a very good and progressive altitude acclimatization. That’s the reason we have planified 1 preparation trek preceding this outstanding and fantastic experience. Situated near turquoise Tsomoriri Lake and glowing high above the Changthang plateau close to boarder with Tibet this area is inhabits by Changpa nomads. This tour will give you also the possibility to discover the most famous Ladakh monasteries during the acclimatization period. A MUST !

WARNING !

Due the near China border, this trek requires a special permit. In 2014 the aera was forbidden … in 2015 it was allowed. If you decide to make this tek we must inform ourselves to Indian Authorities and give you confirmation before booking.

Itinerary

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO DELHI

DAY 2 : LEH

DAY 3 : INDUS VALLEY MONASTERY TOUR (120 KMS ROUND TRIP)

DAY 4 : EXCURSION TO ALCHI AND LIKIR (150 KMS ROUND TRIP)

ACCLIMATIZATION TREK : STOK KANGRI BASE CAMP

DAY 5 : Drive from Leh to Stok (3650 m) and then ascend to Chang Ma (3988 mtrs). 

DAY 6 : Chang Ma (3988 m) to Mankorma (4328 m)

DAY 7 : Mankorma (4328 m) to Base camp (4968)

DAY 8 : Base Camp Rest in altitude.

DAY 9 : Descend to Stok and drive back to Leh

DAY 10 : Rest in Leh

DAY 11 : LEH – RUMTSE (80 KMS / 03 HRS DRIVE) 

DAY 12 : KYAMAR – TISALING

DAY 13 : TISALING – PHONGPONAGU

DAY 14 : PHONGPONAGU – NURUCHAN 

DAY 15 : NURUCHAN – RACHUNGKARU 

DAY 16 : RACHUNGKARU – GYABARMA 

DAY 17 : GYABARMA – KORZOK 

DAY 18 : KORZOK – KURCHU 

DAY 19 : KURCHU – RUGYADO PHU (BASE CAMP)

DAY 20 : RUGYADO PHU – ADVANCE CAMP 

DAY 21 : SUMMIT DAY 

DAY 22 : EXTRA DAY One more day for summit attempt

DAY 23 : TREK BACK TO KORZOK 

DAY 24 : KORZOK – LEH 

DAY 25 : LEH REST 

DAY 26 : FLY TO DELHI

DAY 27 : DELHI REST & DEPARTURE

Details

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO DELHI

Arrival from abroad in nightime. Transfer to Hotel. Morning time transfer to domestic airport and flight to Leh. Rest of the day free to acclimatize to the high altitude of Ladakh. In the evening take a walk to the local bazaar in Leh. Overnight at Hotel in Leh.

DAY 2 : LEH

Second day of acclimatization …

DAY 3 : INDUS VALLEY MONASTERY TOUR (120 KMS ROUND TRIP)

Drive to Thiksey village, visit Thiksey monastery and drive to Shey Village to visit Shey Palace and Gompa. Continue drive to Hemis monastery to visit one of the most famous monasteries of Ladakh. Later on the way back to Leh Visit Stok Palace and Museum. Come back to Leh in the evening and relax at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Leh – THIKSEY GOMPA: 19 Kms from Leh, spectacularly sited, Thiksey is one of the largest and architecturally most impressive Gompas. There are several temples in this Gompas, containing images, stupas and wall paintings of Buddha, which are exquisite.
SHEY PALACE AND GOMPA: Situated on a hillock 15 Kms upstream from Leh, it was once the residence of the royal family. According to tradition, it was the seat of power of the pre-Tibetan kinds. A 7.5 mts high copper statue of Buddha, plated with gold and the largest of its kind, is installed here.
HEMIS GOMPA: 40 Kms from Leh, it is the wealthiest, best known and biggest Gompa of Ladakh. Its popularity stems from the major annual festival held here in summer. The festival is in honor of Guru Padma Sambhava’s birth anniversary. It also has the largest Thanka in Ladakh which is unfurled once in 12 years Hemis was built in 1630 during the reign of Singge Namgyal, an illustrious ruler of Ladakh. It flourished under the Namgyal Dynasty for the royalty favored the Drugpa sect, which is managed the monastery. It is divided into two, the assembly hall on the right and the main temple on the left. The hall (Dukhang) is also used as “green room” by the dancers during the festival. The temple is known as Tshogkhang. The verandahs have a surfeit of frescoes, among them the Buddhist “Wheel Of Life” (Kalachakra) and the lords of the four quarters, besides the prayer wheel. – STOK PALACE & MUSEUM: The palace of the banished royal family, Stok has a museum which displays fabulous period costumes and jewelry of the royalty along with exquisite Thankas representing the life style of Shakya Muni. Interesting historical objects like coins, armor, weapons, precious jades and porcelain too can be seen here.

DAY 4 : EXCURSION TO ALCHI AND LIKIR (150 KMS ROUND TRIP)

Morning after breakfast drive to Alchi. Enroute visit Magnetic Hill, Confluence of Zanskar and Indus river. Visit Alchi Monastery and drive back to Leh. Enroute visit Likir Monastery. Arrive hotel in Leh for dinner and overnight.

MAGNETIC HILL: Defying the Law of gravity. This place is close to the Gurdwara Shri Patthar Sahib. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up-hill that’s the Believe it or not of Ladakh!
CONFLUENCE OF THE ZANSKAR & INDUS: On way to Sham Valley before Nimu village one can have this magnificent view of two rivers in wed-lock! In seasons they have different colors and flow and wildness.
ALCHI GOMPA: 70 Kms from Leh, on the banks of the Indus, is the Alchi Gompa dating a thousand years back. One of its walls features thousands of miniature sized pictures of the Buddha. Three large sized images made of clay and painted brightly are its focal attractions. No longer an active religious center, it is looked after by monks from the Liker monastery. This is the only monastery amongst 34 monasteries, which is not located on a hilltop.
LIKIR GOMPA: Founded in the 11th century and rededicated to a different monastic order in the 15th century, its earlier Gompa was destroyed in a fire. The present Gompa dated back to the 18th century. Skilled craftsmen producing excellent Thankas, earthen pots and carved wooden folding stools, live here in the village. Majestically situated, Likir commands a spectacular view. A magnificent giant Jupiter tree, one of the few survivors of its species, stands in the courtyard.

ACCLIMATIZATION TREK : STOK KANGRI BASE CAMP

DAY 5 : Drive from Leh to Stok (3650 m) and then ascend to Chang Ma (3988 mtrs). Overnight in Camp

DAY 6 : Chang Ma (3988 m) to Mankorma (4328 m)

DAY 7 : Mankorma (4328 m) to Base camp (4968)

Easy trek crossing small streams … progressive ascension towards the base camp … arrival round noon Then rest and acclimatization … again. Overnight in camp.

DAY 8 : Base Camp Rest in altitude.

DAY 9 : Descend to Stok and drive back to Leh

DAY 10 : Rest in Leh

DAY 11 : LEH – RUMTSE (80 KMS / 03 HRS DRIVE) Departure at dawn Arrival in Rumtse Meeting with Horses and team / RUMTSE – KYAMAR (TREK BEGINS) On first day, we start off with a delightful walk on a well defined path to our campsite at the foot of Kyamar La (4925m). The route takes us through pleasant pastures, with several minor river crossings. This is an area much used by nomadic shepherds and we will get used to seeing their temporary encampments, surrounded by herds of sheep. We set up camp on the grazing ground of Kyamar (4380m). Trek: about 5-6 hrs; overnight in camp.

DAY 12 : KYAMAR – TISALING Ascend to Kyamar La (4925m) views on the Zanskar range and towards north the high plateau of Chang Tang. Descend on grassy slopes to Tiri Doksa, a temporary shepherd settlement and then continue to a stream, beyond which we trek up to Mandalachan La (4805m), a low col. Descend to camp at Tisaling (4720m). Trek: about 6 hrs; overnight in camp.

DAY 13 : TISALING – PHONGPONAGU

Start our long day trek over the Thasang La (5030m); from the top we will have fine views of Tso Kar Lake. Descending gradually to the shores of this brackish salt water lake, we find ourselves in an area where there are several nomad camps. Flocks of sheep and goats and small herds of yaks are scattered across the pastures, as are the nomads’ tents. Walking around the lake, we set up camp at Phongponagu (4430m), a place which is well known for sighting Tibetan Wild Ass (Kiang), Ibex, Marmot and several species of migratory birds. Trek: about 7-8hrs; overnight in camp.

DAY 14 : PHONGPONAGU – NURUCHAN : Easy as we cross open plains, looking out for the distinctive and very robust Kiangs, amongst the occasional groups of livestock. It takes 4-5hrs to reach our night halt on the pastures of Nuruchan. This is a high and wild part of the world, inhabited by the rare Bharals (Blue Sheep) and the Himalayan Wolves. Trek: about 4-5hrs; overnight in camp.

DAY 15 : NURUCHAN – RACHUNGKARU After breakfast We climb gently to Nuruchan La (4750m) and drop down into another herding area. We aim to reach our camp at Rachungkaru early afternoon and have the afternoon free to put our feet up. Trek: about 4hrs; overnight in camp.

DAY 16 : RACHUNGKARU – GYABARMA Another hard day, as we cross Kyamaru La (5200m) and Gyabarma La (5175m) passes. Even though we are by now well acclimatised, trekking at this altitude is always quite tough and we may experience breathlessness. Camp is on the pastures at Gyabarma at a height of around 5000m. Trek: about 7-8hrs; overnight in camp.

DAY 17 : GYABARMA – KORZOK Today after breakfast we cross Yalung Nyau La (5300m) – the highest pass on the trail to reach Tso Morari Lake. Beyond an initial ridge at 5150m, we drop into a broad valley to begin the easy climb to the pass. At the crest of the pass, there are breath-taking views of the blue expanse of Tso Morari and its backdrop of snow-capped peaks. The long descent to Karzok takes about 5 hours. Overnight in camp.

DAY 18 : KORZOK – KURCHU Trek along the lake to its eastern shores. After a climb, we reach the grassy slope of Kurchyu (4915m). Trek: about 5-6hrs; overnight in camp.

DAY 19 : KURCHU – RUGYADO PHU (BASE CAMP)After breakfast we trek for about 4hrs to our Base Camp at Rugyado Phu (5630m). Trek: about 4hrs; overnight in camp.

DAY 20 : RUGYADO PHU – ADVANCE CAMP Start early morning, steep ascent to Advance Camp between 5900-6000m. Overnight in camp.

DAY 21 : SUMMIT DAY An early start (0400Hrs) for the long climb ahead. The climb itself is not technical and basically requires walking on scree, moraine and then snow slopes. If we encounter any exposed or icy sections, the group will rope up to safeguard the ascent. It is a climb of 6-7hrs to the summit, which affords stupendous views in all directions. Back to camp at Rugyado Phu in about 4-5hrs. Trek: about 10-12hrs; overnight in camp.

DAY 22 : EXTRA DAY One more day for summit attempt, in case we can’t make it on Day 16. Overnight in camp.

DAY 23 : TREK BACK TO KORZOK After breakfast long hike back to Karzok. Overnight in camp.

DAY 24 : KORZOK – LEH Drive back to Leh. Rest at the village of Chumathang, and continue onwards arriving in Leh in the evening. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 25 : LEH REST 

DAY 26 : FLY TO DELHI

DAY 27 : DELHI REST & DEPARTURE

Map

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Price

PARTICIPANTSPRICE / PERSON (€)
51700
41800
32000
22200
12600

Conditions

WHAT A TOUR COST WILL INCLUDE :

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation for sightseeing as per the itinerary by Scorpio/Gypsy/Sumo.
  • English Speaking monastery guide for sightseeing
  • All monastery entrance fees in Ladakh
  • Arrival and departure transfers at airports in Delhi and Leh with assistance
  • Trek on full board
  • All trekking equipments; sleeping tents, sleeping bags, dinning tents, kitchen tent, toilet tents, carry mats, water cans, kitchen utensils and accessories etc.
  • All trekking staff : Mountain Guide, Trek Cook, Helper, Horse/Pony
  • Transportation for trek staff, equipment and food items.
  • Potable oxygen cylinder as per requirement
  • Hyperbaric Gamow bag as per requirement
  • First Aid Box (No imported medicines and accessories)
  • Any Inner-line permits applicable as per the regions.

WHAT A TOUR COST WILL NOT INCLUDE :

  • Airfares
  • Trekking shoes
  • Food & meals while not treking
  • Government Service tax 3.09% on package
  • Medical and insurance of any kind.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and items of personal nature.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

REFUND POLICY

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

CONFIRMATION POLICY

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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