RUPSHU ROUND TREK (BRANDY NALA TREK)

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RUPSHU ROUND TREK (BRANDY NALA TREK)

TREKKING
19 Nights / 20 Days
includes:
  • transports
  • sight seeing
  • food
  • hotels

LADAKH, NORTHERN INDIA. Brandy Nala Trek which is also known as Rupsu Trek, is a wonderful trek route and is not much frequented measured by many trekkers. Very different and exciting lunar landscapes. Starting at Rupsu plain , the trek traverses the barren high plateau, high passes. A delight for nature lovers, the trek offers exiting landscape, wild animals like marmots , thar and many varieties of birds. Places on the way of the tour are Chandigarh, Manali, Keylong, Sarchu, Brandy Nala, Jukta, Morangla Base, Lun, Langmo Che, Yar La, Sora, Dat, Zalung Karpo la, Langtan Chu, Limaling, Kandmarula, chogdo, Shang, Hemis, Leh.

DAY 1: ARRIVE - DELHI

Meet on arrival at Delhi international airport and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 2: DELHI - CHANDIGARH - MANALI

Early morning transfer to New Delhi raliway station to board Shatabdi Exp. to Chandigarh. Met on arrival and drive (310 km) to Manali (1920 hr) which takes about 9-10 hrs. On arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 3: MANALI

Day at leisure to explore Manali and surrounding areas. In the afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Manali. Visit Hadimba Devi Temple and Vashist Hot water spring. Overnight stay in hotel.

DAY 4: MANALI - KEYLONG

Morning drive to Keylong a popular village for "green peas" crossing over the Rohtang pass (3987 mt). Passport check at Koksar village. By late in the afternoon arrive at Keylong and checkin at the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure, one can walk around the colourful market of Keylong.

DAY 5: KEYLONG - SARCHU - BRANDY NALA

Drive to Sarchu (3600 mt) via Baralacha La (4950 mt). Trek little ahead and camp at Brandy Nala – the starting point of this exiting trek.

DAY 6: BRANDY NALA - JUKTA

A short trek towards Ligit plain. Day at leisure for acclimatize to Jukta. Overnight stay in tented camp.

DAY 7: JUKTA - MORANGLA BASE

The trek is easy following the Bans river. After trekking for an hr, leave the river and trek up to reach a camping place at the base of Morang La Pass at 3900 mt. set-up camp for overnight stay.

DAY 8: MORANG LA BASE - MARANG LA - LUN

The trek is steep climb till Marang La (5300 mt). After some rest at top, start descending on other side. The trek is steep down-hill in the beginning which later opens-up in a broad plateau. From this places the trek is gentle descent through many valleys till Lun (4100 mt). et-up camp for overnight stay.

DAY 9: LUN - LUNGMO CHE

Trek to Lungmo Che (4000 mt). Start the trek along the river following it down-stream. En route cross a small village 'Sangth'. You may meet some Tibetan Nomad groups en route.

DAY 10: LUNGMO CHE - YAR-LA - DAT

Morning trek to cross Yar la pass (4970 Mts). The climb is long but gentle till top. The Yar La offers fantastic view of Rupsu plains. Arrive Dat (4200 mt) which is a permanently inhabited village. On arrival set-up camp for overnight stay.

DAY 11: DAT - SORRA

In the morning visit a small Gelukpa monastery at Dat village. Later start trek to Sorra (4950 Mts ). Start the trek by crossing a small river " Dat Chu". Trekk till Sorra Chu and after crossing the trek passes through forested area beforw reaching Sorra. Set-up camp alone the river for overnight stay.

DAY 12: SORRA - ZALUNG KARPO LA - MID CAMP

Morning strat trek with climb to a small pass for about 1 hr. From this point, you can see Zalung Karpo La (4200 mt. ). after some time the vally opens-up. Camp at suitable place for overnight stay.

DAY 13: MID CAMP - LANGTAN CHU

Morning trek to Langtang Chu - (7-8 Hrs ). A long trek through valleys. This day one has to cross many small streams. The trek is gradual climb till at camp site near Langtan Chu at 4750 mt.

DAY 14: LANGTAU CHU - NIMALING

Morning trek to Nimaling - enroute cross two ridges (5000 mt & 5060 mt). Later on cross Konka Wangpo pass (5090 mt). descend on othe side of the pass to high altitude pasture plan of Nimaling (4700 mt).

DAY 15: NIMALING

Day at leisure or explore surroundings area. Nimaling is also base camp for climbing Mt. Kang-Yatse (6400 mt).

DAY 16: NIMALING - KANGMARULA - CHOGDO

Morning start climbing to Kongmaru La (5100 mt). After some rest descend on other side of pass. The descend is steep in the begining and gradual after about and hr of trek before entering a narrow valley. At some stretch, the treak passes through very narrow gorge. The valley opens at Churkimo. continue little further to Chogdo and set-up camp near tea house for overnight stay.

DAY 17: CHOGDO - SHANG - HEMIS - LEH

Trek till Shang Sumdo (road head). Drive to Hemis Monastery. Its one of the most famous and impressive monastery of Leh. Visit the monastery and later drive to Leh. On arrival check-into hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 18: LEH

Full day sightseeing of Shey and Thiksay and Stok Palace. In the afternoon return back to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 19: LEH - DELHI

Early morning transfer to airport to board flight to Delhi. Met on arrival at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.

DAY 20: DEPART DELHI

Optional sightseeing of Delhi. Later transfer to international airport in time to board flight to onward destination.

INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation on Dbl/Twin Sharing Rooms in hotels/guest house and tents as per program
  • Meals as per the above itinerary.
  • Services of Local Guide for the trekking as per the itinerary.
  • One-time entrances to the monuments as per the itinerary.
  • Transport will be using air conditioned tourist vehicle (ac will not work on hilly area)
  • Trekking equipment.
  • All current Government taxes are included in the above price, which are subject to change without any notice."

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Anything that is not mentioned in the INCLUSIONS.

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Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.

Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure

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  • 30 days & prior to arrival – 10% of the tour/service cost.
  • 20 days to 18 days prior to arrival – 20% of the tour/service cost.
  • 14 days to 16 days prior to arrival – 25% of the tour/service cost.
  • 10 days to 08 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
  • 07 days & less, prior to arrival or no show – NO REFUND.

Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.

Refund

In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.

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Health

Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.