Rumtse Tsomoriri Trek commences from Rupshu Valley, which lies between Ladakh in the north, Tibet in the east and Zanskar in the west.This trek is a part of the Changthang plateau. Rupshu has high arid plains, remote villages, and bounded by snow-capped peaks and beautiful high altitude azure-blue lakes. Being an isolated area, it is accessible and inhabited by Changpas only for few months in summer. The trek will take you across these passes to their summer settlements and offers exceptional human culture to witness closely. You will be encircled by snow capped peaks lining the far horizon.

This area is a home to some rare wildlife such as Kyang, Blue sheep, Ibex and the famous Himalayan snow leopard. The last leg of your trek leads over a high mountain pass to the shores of beautiful Tso Moriri Lake. This lake is bounded by over 6,000m high snowcapped peaks. With plenty of rare migratory birds, this lake has a lot to offer you. The trek ends at the enchanting Tsomoriri Lake. Know the people of this region and their conventional life style. Trek through the incredible sceneries and reach Tsomoriri Lake. This lake is bounded by vibrant landscapes and converts into blue color.

Major Attractions

Rupshu valley: Rupshu has imposing broad deserts. The petty arrays with lofty passes impart remote views. The local nomadic people are called Changpas.

Tsomoriri Lake: Located an elevation of 4595 meters in Ladakh, Tsokar stands for salty lake. The salt of this lake was drawn out by local people in ancient time.

How to get there

By Air: An airport in Leh is a domestic airport, which connects directly to important cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Srinagar. Major airlines like Indian Airlines, Jet Airways run regularly from this airport.

By Road: Leh-Ladakh has very well network of roads to Srinagar and Manali. From June to October, the 434-km Leh-Srinagar road is operative, while the 473-km Leh-Manali road remains functional from July to September.

By Rail: The prime rail head is Jammu Tawai in Jammu, about 690 km away and linked with several major cities across India.

Best time to visit: June to October


  • Check your equipments first.
  • This moderate trek requires reasonable fitness.
  • Located at an elevation of 4100m.
  • Travel in groups, do not travel alone.
  • Special permits are required in certain restricted for trekking in the Indian Himalayas.
  • Make sure that you do not spoil the surrounding places.

Things to carry

  • Walking stick
  • Binoculars and camera
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hiking shoes
  • Woolen clothes
  • Water, juices, snacks
  • Electric torch
  • Medical kit
  • A good compass
  • An extra pair of clothes

Other Attractions in the Vicinity

Korzok village: The only settlement on the Tso Moriri Lake is Korzok. Korzok has a picturesque monastery. The Korzog celebration is held around end of July, and at the beginning of August.

Thiksey monastery: Located 20 km from southeast Leh, Thiksey monastery is fascinating and an exquisite work of architecture. It is surrounded by colorful murals and walls. The top of this monastery houses a huge statue of Buddha. The monastery offers stunning views of surrounding landscapes.