Rangcha gali pass and Aliyas glacial Lake 6 Days & 5 Nights Rangcha gali aka Drilbu Ri mountain and magnificent glacial Lake in Lahaul

Rangcha gali pass and Aliyas glacial Lake
Overview

Lahaul has comparatively little rain during the monsoon. A rain shadow area suitable for trekking especially during July and August. This tour takes us to Central Lahaul especially in Ghar and Tinan valley. The stronghold of Buddhist communities. The Rangcha Gali signifies to these people as secret prikrama as much as close to Holy Kailash. Each year thousands of pilgrimage coming from all over the Himalayan regions perform Kora of this Drilbu Ri. From trekking point of view Rangcha gali presents a spectacular sights and view of Gangstang, Kyarkyoks, Lady of Kyelang, Keorang peaks and the Shikar Beh range along the left bank of the Chandra are most favorably spots to explore. Beginning to trek from Yurnad, the trail goes through the barley fields and green slopes. Passing through small villages to Kardang. Finishing Kora at Khindang, we drive to Labrang and climb up to Gaddi gud, a shepherds favorite destination. Finally at glaciated lake of Ghepang Tso. Located at the North side of Ghepang peak. Until now this lake is known as Aliyas Lake. Long time ago a Spanish trekker visited this lake and named it Aliyas. This lake should have a local name as Ghepang Tso / Ghepan Tso. Which is thoroughly accepted by the young villagers of Teling - Labrang.

OUTLINE ITINERARY
Day 1: Manali – Rohtang pass (3,980 m) – Kyelang (3,100 m) - Yurnad drive 6 hrs, Trek to Lapchang - Barbog.
Day 2: Trek to Rangcha gali pass (4,400 m) – Khindang (3,800 m), 7-8 hrs. Camp.
Day 3: Drive to Labrang, Trek to Gaddi gud (3,870 m), camp
Day 4: Trek to Ghepang Tso 4,030 m, 5-6 hrs. Explore the lake and glacier.
Day 5: Trek to camp before Teling
Day 6: Drive to Manali. 5 hrs

What is included in 8 days trip
ü
  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary Manali to Manali.

ü  5 nights camp with all camping facilities.  3 men spacious 4 season tents for 2,  sleeping bags, foam mattresses, dining tent, trekking poles & safety gears.

ü  All meal during trek - starts with bed tea to breakfast, lunch, 3 course dinner, tea /coffee, snacks. from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese to continental cuisine.

ü  Support staff: Qualified trekking guide, cook & camp crew.

ü  Trekking mules/horses or porters for porterage of your luggage and trekking gear.

ü  Camping fee,  trekking permits.

ü  Goods and services tax.

ü  First aid medical kit.


TRIP DOSSIER

Day 1: Manali – Rohtang pass (3980m) – Keylang (3100m) - Yurnad drive 6 hrs, Trek to Lapchang - Barbog.
Early departure from Manali to Kyelang. Starting a hike from Yurnad, we descend to Bhaga River and climb through fields of barley to small and beautiful village of Lapchang. Following the canal with spectacular view of Kyelang at a distance, we arrive at Barbog. Camp near Kardang gompa.

Day 2: Trek to Rangcha gali pass (4400m) – Khindang (3800m), 7-8 hrs. Camp.
A climb begins from camp along the Barbog slopes, famous for winter ski. Kyarkyoks peak and Bhaga River valley as far as Tod valley in sight. Finally a steep climb short before the pass and through tiny gully to the pass. Magnificent view all around. A descend along the Gondla slopes to Khindang village. Beautiful campsite.


Day 3: Drive to Labrang, Trek to Gaddi gud (3870m), camp
Today we drive for an hour to Labrang and climb to Gaddi gud camp site. Across the Chandra River the stunning view of Sissu fall and the Shikhar Beh range are most favorable spots to see. Overnight camp.

Day 4: Trek to Geepang glacial lake 4030m, 5-6 hrs
Along the slopes for hours, the trails are mostly used by shepherds and at some point it can be tricky. Arrive at Lake surrounded by glacier. Overnight camp.

Day 5: Trek to camp before Teling
Today retrace back to Gaddi Gud by same way and take trail that leads to Teling village. We camp short before Teling gompa.

Day 6: Drive to Manali. 5 hrs.
Today drive back to Manali that could lasts for 5 hrs. Trip ends. 

WHATS INCLUDED IN THE COST
·         All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
·         All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.
·         Accommodation in quality 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.
·         Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Tea, snacks during the trek
·         Qualified & trained well English speakiing trekking guide and experienced crew.
·         Porters or mules for porterage of gear & duffel bags
·         Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.
·         First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
·         Goods and services tax.

Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 Manali – Rohtang pass (3980m) – Keylang (3100m) - Yurnad drive 6 hrs, Trek to Lapchang - Barbog.

    Early departure from Manali to Kyelang. Starting a hike from Yurnad, we descend to Bhaga River and climb through fields of barley to small and beautiful village of Lapchang. Following the canal with spectacular view of Kyelang at a distance, we arrive at Barbog. Camp near Kardang gompa.

    Rohtang la Keylong Kardang
  • Day 2 Trek to Rangcha gali pass (4400m) – Khindang (3800m), 7-8 hrs. Camp.

    A climb begins from camp along the Barbog slopes, famous for winter ski. Kyarkyoks peak and Bhaga River valley as far as Tod valley in sight. Finally a steep climb short before the pass and through tiny gully to the pass. Magnificent view all around. A descend along the Gondla slopes to Khindang village. Beautiful campsite.

  • Day 3 Drive to Labrang, Trek to Gaddi gud (3870m), camp

    Today we drive for an hour to Labrang and climb to Gaddi gud camp site. Across the Chandra River the stunning view of Sissu fall and the Shikhar Beh range are most favorable spots to see. Overnight camp.

  • Day 4 Trek to Geepang glacial lake 4030m, 5-6 hrs

    Along the slopes for hours, the trails are mostly used by shepherds and at some point it can be tricky. Arrive at Lake surrounded by glacier. Overnight camp.

  • Day 5 Trek to camp before Teling

    Today retrace back to Gaddi Gud by same way and take trail that leads to Teling village. We camp short before Teling gompa.

  • Day 6 Drive to Manali. 5 hrs.

    Today drive back to Manali that could lasts for 5 hrs. Trip ends. 

Inclusions

ü  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary Manali to Manali.
ü  5 nights camp with all camping facilities.  3 men spacious 4 season tents for 2,  sleeping bags, foam mattresses, dining tent, trekking poles & safety gears.

ü  All meal during trek - starts with bed tea to breakfast, lunch, 3 course dinner, tea /coffee, snacks. from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese to continental cuisine.

ü  Support staff: Qualified trekking guide, cook & camp crew.

ü  Trekking mules/horses or porters for porterage of your luggage and trekking gear.

ü  Camping fee,  trekking permits.

ü  Goods and services tax

ü  First aid medical kit.

Exclusions

×     Domestic flight. Leh - Delhi. (Delhi airport transfer on request)
×     Delhi Manali transfer.

×     Hotel in Manali.

×     Travel insurance.

×     Soft or hard drinks.

×     Entrance fee at monasteries

×     Personal tipping to staff: Guide, cook, camp crew, horsemen, porters, driver.

×     Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.


Trip info

Highlights
Trek to Rangcha gali aka Drilbu Ri
Meet Gaddi shepherds in high meadows
Explore Ghar and Tinan valley
Shikar beh massif, Sissu fall and
Glaciated lake of Ghepang



Trip Facts 
Activity - Trekking & hiking
Region: Lahaul, Himachal

Difficulty level - Moderate
Max Altitude - 4400 meters
Max sleeping altitude - 3800 meters
Lowest trek altitude - 3000 meters

Trip Length - 8 days Delhi to Delhi
6 days Manali to Manali
5 days trekking
5 nights camping

Best time - June end to Oct end



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