Sky High Treks and Tours
|From Chiling to Tsomoriri|
|By Christophe Lambiel and Sylvaine Carron|
This 12 day trek in August-September 2007 permitted us to discover the famous Marka valley and the more remote areas of Dat valley, before crossing the wild high plateau area between Tsokar and Tsormoriri lakes. Our team was composed of Puntsok, our guide, Jorge, his assistant and Tsering, our horseman with four horses. Thanks to them for the great ambiance, the excellent food, the "good mooning" and the quality of the service.
During the two following days, a long and rather flat walk in Tsokar lake direction made us crossing wide landscapes, with sometimes goat herds, and still nice oasis along the rivers. The ninth day, we left without any regret the beautiful Tsokar campsite (not so clean…), to keep on with our trek towards Tsomoriri. From here, the landscape became extraordinarily wild and scenic. We entered in the nomad area, with their sheep and yack herds. The wildest landscapes of the trek were crossed during these days. The altitude gradually increased.
Last contact with the nomad people, last night in Korzong, last goodbye to this extraordinary region, and journey back to Leh on the very impressive road in the Indus valley.
Thousands of thanks to Tsering for having proposing and organising this unforgettable trek, mixing cultural area of Marka valley and wild landscape of the Dat – Tsokar – Tsomoriri !