Chumathang to Yayatso trek is High Altitude Trek and challenging trek in this trek it focuses more on Landscape, Peaks, People Villages and High Altitude Lake. Trekking sector: Leh / Chumathang / Gangra / Sumdo / Phayalung / Yayatso / Mahe / Leh, this trekking is mainly focusing on Landscape, Peaks, People Villages and High Altitude Lake. The peak season to do the trekking is from mid June to September. ... See More+
We offer 5 nights & 6 days tour package of Chumathang to Yaya Tso Trek in Ladakh. With our Chumathang to Yaya Tso Trek tour package explore the natural beauty of Himalayan Region
The pleasant drive along the Indus will take 3.5 – 4 hrs. Chumathang is famous for its Hot Springs. People come here for medicinal healing or other health purposes. The village of Chumathang is located 2 km further west from the Hot Springs with a pleasant campground at a big farmhouse. You can either visit the monastery in the afternoon or in the morning. It is 20 min walk away from the camping
Set off from Chumathang 4.050 m, walk through the village and follow up the valley north. The path is easy to find since many shepherds use this trail to go for the high pastures with their animals. You will find some of their places on their way. Also it is very likely to see some wildlife as marmots and blue-sheep. As one treks up following the Chumathang river there is no scarcity of water and plenty of camping possibilities. Our choice Gangra is located at 4.630 m with a fine scenery.
Today it's just a short walking-day, but you won't regret it as the camping is set within such fine scenery that one is left with enough time to explore around it or just relax in the sun. The trail still leads along the Chumathang river from 4.630 m up to 5.140 m. Sumdo, the destination of the day, is at the junction of three valleys. As oxygen levels drop, one has to walk very slowly. But there’ll be enough time to spot some of the marmots and maybe some Kyangs (wild ass). Sumdo is also a place known for huge herds of Yak.
Today will be quite a tough day as one has to cross the 5.560 m high pass Choku-la, it is advised to start early in the morning. We’ll climb over a ridge and follow the high valley to the east of Sumdo and find a small and unremarkable pass without prayer-flags in the very east of this valley. This is the highest point of this trek and one has a superb view along the surrounding mountains and valley. After that the trail slowly descends through a series of plateaus, one such being dominated by a beautiful lake. We have to climb over a ridge again to finally reach a shepherd's place at 5.200 m, which is fine for camping.
While walking down, one passes several shepherd’s places,continues walking along the refreshing river, crosses over a desert-plateau with a big Lhato and reaches a small lake with a gorge on its left side. Passing over this gorge, one is treated with a fine view of the big blue Yayatso with its surrounding short meadows, grazing goats and yaks and the small village of Yaya, containing seven houses on the east side of the high valley. Situated on 4.700 m Yayatso is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Changthang region. Camp next to one of the several small streams leading to Yayatso and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere with men and animals living in their natural conditions.
One could trek over another 4.800 m pass to Mahe as there is a road, but it is better to set off by car. On the way to Mahe, visit the famous nunnery which has more than 100 nuns in Mahe monastery. In Mahe you’ll have the choice to go further into Changthang area such as newly opened area of Nyoma and Muth and/or Tsomoriri/Tsokar Lakes or drive back to Leh.
• All transportation by Toyota Qualis, Innova or Scorpio.
• Two men tent, Kitchen and dinning tents.
• Kitchen equipments and Toilet Tent.
• Stool, Table and mattresses.
• Food veg and non-veg.
• Cook, helper and guide.
• Ponies for Luggages for Trekking with Camping.
• Ponies/Potters for Luggages for Trekking with Homestay.
• Monument entrances, wild life fees and camping charges.
• Climbing permit to Stok Khangri and Equipments.
• Any flight tickets and any Accommodation except Padum & Kargil.
• No accommodation in Leh & Manali is included in Trekking Packages.
• Sleeping Bags, trekking shoes and clothing.
• Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
• Any thing not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices Included”.
• Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
• Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
• Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
• Prices valid from 01 Jun 2023 to 31 Sep 2023.
• 10% cancellation charges if the trekking is cancelled within 30 days before the tour.
• 20% cancellation charges if the tour and trek is cancelled within a one week before the tour.
• No refund if the trek or tour is cancelled after starting or middle of the trek or tour.
Dear Overland Escape, My family just returned back from Leh and we all agreed that we left part of our heart there - and one of the biggest reasons why was our experience with the team at Overland Escape. From the moment we arrived everything was smooth and the orientation and meetings at the hotel were very helpful. We were expertly driven to see the sights with Doulje and we quickly became comfortable with him and his very easy going spirit (which was perfect with two kids). He adapted very well to our personality and we shared good laughs. We had quite the adventure with Lobzang, Tulag and Tanzing. The rains interrupted our itinerary, but we always felt comfortable and safe with the decision making ability of the team. When we decided to make the best of it by camping in Zeng Chen they made sure they could make it as special as possible. Dinner that evening was amazing! A very special thank you to Lobzang who really looked after our 8-year old son Alex. Alex especially felt a connection with him and Lobzang was very patient and friendly. I know that creating a special experience for others is not about luck - it's about working hard to build a team of good people and having pride in what you do and where you live. The magic is about making it seem easy even though I know it's not and the team worked really hard. My family will remember this very special experience and we can't wait to come back again.
Our trip was even more memorable and enjoyable because of the facilities that Overland Escape provided us.Mr. Tunduk Namgyal, who drove us in and around Ladakh , was very well versed with the roads, had an excellent idea about the climate and all the information & history about the places we visited. Overland provided us excellent hotel arrangements and made sure our trip was one of the best ever....
It's been a week since we've returned to the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong and we haven't stopped raving and reminiscing about the fabulous time we had trekking from Raru to Shang Sumdo. We just wanted you to know that we have really enjoyed having Namgyal as our guide. His enthusiasm to share his knowledge of the wildlife and the local culture has enriched the experience of our trek tenfold. Just when the walking sometimes gets too tedious, he would point out a herd of blue sheep, a pug mark left by a snow leopard or a few wild asses on a ridge; wild life we would have missed have we been trudging on our own. He knows when to slow down and quicken the pace when there is need. We have felt really safe and well looked after by your staff the whole time. There was one particular river crossing that we were quite worried as we have read that the river can be uncrossable in July. Fortunately with all the prayers and offerings that Namgyal has made to Buddha along the trek, it must have paid off as the river did not swell to an unmanageable level. Namgyal, together with Tulag and Nawang helped us across the river safely.
We've also enjoyed the variety of food Tulag prepared for us every meal and the effort your staff had made to make the dining tent a cosy place to eat (candles and napkins! wow!) His kitchen tent is so organized and as we are used to preparing our own simple food when camping, it is a really pleasant change not to worry about that aspect this time round. He has definitely impressed us with his apple pie, pizza and cake-baking skill. Since our return, I have tried to replicate one of his egg curry recipe but somehow haven't got it quite right yet.
Overall, we have really been very impressed by your attentive and hardworking staff and your recommendation of the trek route couldn't have been better. The remoteness of the trek route is a big plus for us. Thank you for a fabulous trekking experience.
Overland Escape helped us discover the amazing Nubra Valley, then guided us through the spectacular Markha Valley trek and also arranged for a successful summit bid on Kang Yatze 2 (6200m). An amazing trek! Overland were professional and friendly. Our guide (Namgyal) and support team were fantastic and we would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to experience the wonders of Ladakh. We would love to return and will certainly be in touch with Overland Escape to plan our next adventure....
Thank you very much for your all Support & Service.Hotel, Bike & tents all the services are up to the Mark. We must say the correct and prompt support from Your Side was appreciable. Guest is Satisfied and Happy with All Services.
Thanks Again for Making Tour Memorabe!
That’s about all Ladhkhi I could learn in one week from Tundup.
Recently my wife and me had the pleasure of visiting Leh and some of the popular surrounding areas like Ule / Lamayuru, Nubra Valley and Pangong lake.
Our visit was from July 3 to 10, 2016 and was indeed a very nice trip. This was made possible because of the 2 persons who attended and took care of us.
One was Mr Tsetan, who took care of our welfare and gave us the necessary guidance, advise which is much needed in a new place. The second person was our driver, Tundup, who drives the Innova
with regn no. JK ------2962. Tundup was always very prompt, well behaved , courteous and acted as the perfect guide. Through you, I would like to thank both of them for making our visit to Leh memorable indeed.
Unfortunately, circumstances did not allow me to meet you while we were in Leh. However, on a personal note, I would like to thank you and your team for taking good care of us. May , by the grace of Lord Buddha, your company grows to greater heights.
Please take care of Tsetan and Tundup. They are both very good boys.
Please do call me if and whenever you are in New Delhi. It will be a pleasure to meet you.
Thanking you very much.