Drilbu Ri Mountain and Ghepan Ghat Trek 6 Days & 5 Nights Rangcha gali pass/Drilbu Ri mountain & Ghepan Ghat Glacial Lake in Lahaul

Drilbu Ri Mountain and Ghepan Ghat Trek
  • Duration: 6 Days & 5 Nights
price Per Person: 17,500
price Per Person
Booking Amount: 5,000
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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 Gahar and Tinan valley. The stronghold of Buddhist communities. The Rangcha Gali or Drilbu Ri signifies to these people as secret parikrama as much as close to Holy Kailash. Each year thousands of pilgrims coming from all over the Himalayan regions perform Kora of this Drilbu Ri. From a trekking point of view, Rangtse / Rangcha Gali presents spectacular sights and views of Gangstang, Kyarkyoks, Lady of KyelangKeorang peaks and the Shikar Beh range along the left bank of the Chandra river is the most favorite spots to explore. Beginning to trek from Yurnad/Yurnath, 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 Shepherd's hut and to Shepherd's shelter, a shepherd's favorite destination. Finally at the glaciated lake of Ghepan ghat or Ghepan Tso. Located at the North side of Ghepang peak. this lake is also known as Aliyas Lake. A 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. Traditionally the locals from Telling - Labrang called this lake Ghepang Tso / Ghepan Tso.

ITINERARY
Day 1: Manali – Keylong (3,100m) - Yurnath (3100m), 72 km, Yunath to  Barbog - Kardang Gompa (3300m), 6 km.
Day 2: Kardang to Drilbu Ri aka Rangtse/Rangcha gali pass (4,420m/14500ft) – Khindang (3,800 m), 7-8 hrs.
Day 3: Khindang to Sissu (3050m) - Labrang Trailhead (3300m) 25 km, Trek to Camp 1 (3,870m) 4 km. 
Day 4: Camp 1 to Camp 2 (3900m), 6 km.
Day 5: Camp 2 to Ghepan Ghat (4,130m/13550ft) - back to Camp 2, 8 km.
Day 6: Camp 2 to Labrang (3300m)Sissu 10 km, Sissu to Manali. 40 km

What is included in 6 days trip

ü
  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary Manali to Manali.
ü  5 nights camp with all camping facilities.  4 season tents for 2,  sleeping bags, foam mattresses, dining tent, trekking poles & safety gear.
ü  All meal during trek - starts with bed tea to breakfast, lunch, 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 – Atal Tunnel – Keylong (3,100m) - Yurnath (3100m), 72 km, Yunath to  Barbog - Kardang Gompa (3300m), 6 km.
Early departure from Manali to Keylong. Starting a hike from Yurnath, we descend to Bhaga River and climb through fields of barley to the small and beautiful village of Lapchang. Following the canal with a spectacular view of Kyelang at a distance, we arrive at Barbog. Camp near Kardang gompa.



Day 2: Trek to Drilbu Ri aka Rangtse/Rangcha gali pass (4,420m/14500ft) – Khindang (3,800 m), 7-8 hrs.
A climb begins from camp along the Barbog slopes, famous for winter ski. Kyarkyoks peak and Bhaga River valley as far as Tod valley insight. Finally a steep climb shortly before the pass and through the tiny gully to the pass. Magnificent view all around. A descend along the Gondla slopes to Khindang village. Beautiful campsite.



Day 3: Khindang to Sissu (3050m) - Labrang Trailhead (3300m) 25 km, Trek to Camp 1 (3,870m) 4 km.
Today we drive for an hour to Sissu and gently the road climbs to Labrang gompa on the way. Setting off to trek from near Labrang and gentle climb to Shepherds Hut camp. Gaddis is the name of Shepherds from Kangra. Across the Chandra River, the stunning view of Sissu fall and the Shikhar Beh range are the most favorite spots to see. A grassy trail with flowers along the canal leads you to camp 1.


Day 4: Camp 1 to Camp 2 (3900m), 6 km.
Today leaving the meadow area the trail goes to cross a river and up and down and rocky patches to camp 2. Along the slopes for hours, the trails are mostly used by shepherds and at some point, it can be tricky. Arrive at camp 2 a semi-cold desert land. 


Day 5: Camp 2 to Ghepan Ghat (4,130m/13550ft) - back to Camp 2, 8 km.
Today day 5 is a most awaited day for all of you. Leaving camp the trail goes over rocky blocks and patches to the turquoise green lake of Ghepan Ghat. To the south of Ghepan ghat is lying the famous peak of Tinan valley known as Ghepan Goh peak dominating the area. Explore the lake and retrace back to camp 2. 


Day 6: Camp 2 to Labrang (3300m)Sissu 10 km, Sissu to Manali. 40 km
Today you will be back at Camp 1 following the same route. Arrive at the trailhead and by car to Manali. 


Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 Manali – Atal Tunnel – Keylong (3,100m) - Yurnath (3100m), 72 km, Yunath to Barbog - Kardang Gompa (3300m), 6 km.

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

    Rohtang la Keylong Kardang
  • Day 2 Trek to Drilbu Ri aka Rangtse/Rangcha gali pass (4,420m/14500ft) – Khindang (3,800 m), 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 insight. Finally a steep climb shortly before the pass and through the tiny gully to the pass. Magnificent view all around. A descend along the Gondla slopes to Khindang village. Beautiful campsite.

  • Day 3 Khindang to Sissu (3050m) - Labrang (3300m) 25 km, Trek to Camp 1 Shepherds Hut (3,870m) 4 km.

    Today we drive for an hour to Sissu and gently the road climbs to Labrang gompa on the way. Setting off to trek from near Labrang and gentle climb to Shepherds Hut camp. Gaddis is the name of Shepherds from Kangra. Across the Chandra River, the stunning view of Sissu fall and the Shikhar Beh range are the most favorite spots to see. A grassy trail with flowers along the canal leads you to camp 1.

  • Day 4 Shepherds Hut Camp 1 to Camp 2 (3900m), 6 km.

    Today leaving the meadow area the trail goes to cross a river and up and down and rocky patches to camp 2. Along the slopes for hours, the trails are mostly used by shepherds and at some point, it can be tricky. Arrive at camp 2 a semi-cold desert land.

  • Day 5 Camp 2 to Ghepan Ghat (4,130m/13550ft) - back to Camp 2, 8 km.

    Today day 5 is most waited day for all of you. Leaving camp the trail goes over rocky blocks and patches to the turquoise green lake of Ghepan Ghat. To the south of Ghepan ghat is lies the famous peak of Tinan valley known as Ghepan Goh peak dominating the area. Explore the lake and retrace back to camp 2.

  • Day 6 Camp 2 to Labrang (3300m)Sissu 10 km, Sissu to Manali. 40 km

    Today you will be back to Camp 1 following the same route. Arrive at the trailhead and by car to Manali.

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.

Reviews

Prem, "Thanks for writing. First off the area where we were was beautiful and the cook, porters and guides were also wonderful. Food was excellent. The experience was great and seeing the monasteries was a unique experience. Thank you, hope you are well,"

Mr.  Matthew Lynn. and friend. 16 August to 19 August.
Mr. Matthew Lynn. And Friend. 16 August To 19 August.


Highlights

Trek to Drilbu Ri Mountain / Rangcha Gali
Meet Gaddi shepherds in high meadows
Explore Gahar and Tinan valley
Shikar Beh massif, Sissu fall 
Ghepan Ghat glacial Lake
Ghepang Tso/Ghepan Tso and
Ghepan Goh peak.



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

Difficulty level - Moderate
Max Altitude - 4420m/14500ft
Max sleeping altitude - 3800 meters
Lowest trek altitude - 3000 meters

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

Best time - June end to Oct end














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