Hemis Rupsu Darcha Trek

Hemis Rupsu Darcha Trek

This is a wonderful trek which has been opened to tourist year back. It has very different landscape. From that one approaches the high Tibetan Plateaus inhabited by the nomadic chang Pass.The best period to visit Chang pass is July to September. 


Day 1   Delhi - Leh (Complete Rest in Leh for acclimatisation)
Morning transfer to the domestic airport to board flight for Leh. On arrival transfer to hotel at Leh. Free day to acclimatized. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2  Leh Local Sightseeing
Morning visit Shey, Thiksey monasteries, after lunch visit Tibetan handicraft Center. Evening free. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3   Leh - Hemis - Shang
First day of trek starts from Hemis to Shang for about 3 hours easy walk. Few river crossings. Shang has as beautiful monastery. The camping site is ideal.

Day 4  Shang - Ltaza Kongamaru La
About 7 hours. The first 2 hours are easy. At Chukirmo the trek leads into a gorge. Few river crossings.

Day 5   Ltaza Kongamaru - Nimaling
About 4 hours. The ascent to the top of the Kongmarla pass(5150 mtr) is steep. The descend on the otherside is gradual. Nimaling is one of the most beautiful high valleys in Ladakh. It is the summer camp of the shepherds of Markha Valley. One can find plenty of yaks grazing around.

Day 6  Nimaling - Langtangchu
About 5 hours easy trek. Ideal camping site.

Day 7   Langtangchu - Khar
About 7 hours. The ascent to the top of the Zalung Karpola pass ( 5100 meter) takes about 5 hours. From there, following the western ridge there is another

Day 8  Khar - Dat
About 6 hours easy trek through a gorge which widens up to lead us into Dat. Dat is a small with a monastery.

Day 9   Dat - Lunngmoche
About 7 hours. The climb to the Yarla pass (4950 mt) is short and easy. From the top of the pass one gets fantastic view of the Rupshu Valley. Easy descent of about two hours to the summer camp at Lungmoche.

Day 10  Lunngmoche - Jabuk
About 6 hours easy walk. Good morning site. Overnight in camp.

Day 11   Jabuk- Base of Marangla
From Jabuk we get to Lun in a short while. From Lun the trek leads to a beautiful plateau. The ascend to the Marangla from the Plateau is steep at first, which becomes gentler as we approach the Marangla Pass (5200 meters). Camp at the base of Marangla.

Day 12  Base of Marangla - Tsogmirtsig
It is a 6 hours trek. Cross pass of Marangla. Camping at Tsogmirtsig.

Day 13   Tsogmirtsig - Jukthak
About 5 hours easy trek Overnight at Jukthak. Very good camping site.

Day 14  Jukthak - Sarchu
About six hour’s easy trek to reach Sarchu just sandwich between Leh – Manali road.

Day 15   Sarchu - Camp.
About 7 hours trek. Long ascent up a broad alluvial plane closed in by moraine, which one keeps on the left hand side, leads to Baralacha La pass (5300 meters). Descending from the top we go across large pastureland. Steep descent to the camp side by the river.

Day 16  Camp - Patseo
About 6 hours. We go through Zingsingbar ruins. Camp at Patseo.

Day 17   Patseo - Darcha
About 3 hours. Following the Leh Manali highway, we get to Darcha. Camp at Darcha. From where you will be picked up by bus next day to got to Manali.

Day 18  Darcha - Manali
Morning drive from Darcha to Manali. Good bye to horses and Sherpas. Check in hotel. Evening free for own activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19   Manali - Delhi
Day at leisure. In the evening drive to Delhi by AC directly from Manali to Delhi. Enroute stop for Lunch. Late evening you will be in Delhi. Overnight At hotel in Delhi.

Day 20  Delhi - Departure
Transfer to the airport to catch flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi take a guided sightseeing tour. By evening drive to international airport to catch onwards flight.

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Hemis Rupsu Darcha Trek
  • Duration:20 Night/21Days