|Rumtse to Pang|
This trek takes you through the remote area of eastern Ladakh where only nomads and their animals live. There are very few villages. The trek begins at Rumtse on the Leh-Manali road and follows the river to its headwaters at the foot of Kyamar La (4770m).
After crossing Kyamar La you enter the rolling mountains and valleys and broad flat plains of eastern Ladakh. The trail crosses Mandalchan La (4805m) to Tisaling then crosses Shibuk La (4875m) before descending to the fascinating salt lake of Tso Kar.
From the lake the trail heads south to the village of Nuruchan and then crosses a low pass to reach a summer nomad camp at Rajung Karu. Following the stream to its headwaters the trail crosses Kyamayuri La (5410m) and descends to a broad valley and a nomad camp at Gyama Barma.
After a short ascent to Kartse La the trail descends again to Gyama and then ascends to Yalung Nyau La (5440m) and descends to Korzok on the shore of Tso Moriri. From Korzok village the trail skirts around the lake to Kyangdam at the south end of the lake where herds of wild yak graze, and then turns north east to follow the river to its headwaters where it crosses Manechan La (4765m). Over the pass the trail enters another broad valley and follows the stream to Zozogong before ascending to Thelekong La (4980m).
The last section is an easy walk down the river to finish at the tent village of Pang.