Arrive in Leh. Rest & Acclimatization.
Acclimatization in Leh
Drive from Leh to Rongdo (near Chilling) and trek to Labarpa
On the way to Rongdo, take a small stop in between to cherish the confluence of frozen
Zanskar and Indus river.
From Rangdo, we climb down from the road and enter the Sumda Valley. The valley is very
narrow at this point and we will be crossing the frozen river just moments later.
Walk along the frozen river for 2 hours to reach our first campsite, Labarpa.
Labarpa to Lazgoo
We continue our walk along the river for 4-5 hours. Reach the campsite of Lazgoo. We might
get a glimpse of Blue Sheeps and few amazing birds.
Lazgoo to Sumda Chey
Walk 3 to 4 hours to reach the village of Sumda Chey. We will be camping here for 3 nights.
Just like yesterday, we might get a glimpse of Blue Sheeps and few amazing birds.
Sumda Chey village to Sumda waterfall and ancient cave.
We take our day packs and travel to Sumda waterfall.
For the first time, we will spend a good amount of time walking on the frozen river. While the
walking distance is very less, we will spend time clicking pictures and enjoying the
experience of walking on the frozen river.
After visiting the waterfall, we will visit an ancient cave.
After visiting the cave, come back to the Sumda Chey village campsite.
Sumda Chey to View Point 1 and back.
Today we trek uphill for 4-5 hours and reach a height of 14900 feet. We will have amazing
views of snow-covered mountains from the top. This includes views of many well-known
peaks Kang Yatse and Stok Kangri.
Trek back to Sumda Chey village campsite
Sumda Chey to Rangdo, Sumda Chun monastery, and back to Leh
We trek all the way back to the starting point of the trek, Rangdo.
We board our vehicles and visit Sumda Chun monastery, which is just a 15-20 minutes drive
away from Rangdo. Sumda Chun monastery has been recently connected via a road link.
From Sumda Chun, we travel back to Leh.
Departure from Leh
Sumda Chey Winter Trek is a level 5 adventure on the Bikat Rating Scale.
This makes it mandatory for you to have high-altitude experience of preferably multiple treks marked at level 4 on the BRS. The altitude, the terrain and the nature of the climb demand a certain level of skill and a need for you to be aware of how your body reacts to the various features of a high altitude environment.
we will send you a progression chart to help you comfortably get out of your comfort zone in order to level up and ultimately reach your highest potential in the big, bad world of outdoor adventure.
This is a list of essential items for individuals doing the trek with Bikat Adventures. This list contains only those items which the participants are required to bring with them. The list excludes those items which are provided by Bikat Adventures on the trek. We have divided the items into five categories. All the items in the list are essential except for those marked as optional.
Our batch sizes are capped at 15 for smaller treks with the trek leader and trekker ratio of 1:8. This ratio, in our years of experience, has proven to deliver the best trekking experience for individuals as well as groups. Capping the size of the group ensures individual attention to each trekker so that no signs of distress or need during the trek go unnoticed. It also helps to form a more cohesive cohort with better group energy which helps define the rhythm and pace of days on the trek. As you go higher up on the BRS scale, since the stakes are higher, expeditions have an even smaller group size with the ratio of expedition leader to climber set at 1:2.
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