Chamser Kangri – 6622 meters

Trip Duration 12
Max Altitude 6622M
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Time for Visit Aug to September

Trip Overview

Chamser Kangri

Chamser Kangri, towering at an elevation of approximately 6,622 meters (21,722 feet), is a prominent peak situated in the Zanskar range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of India. Embarking on a Chamser Kangri expedition offers adventure enthusiasts a thrilling experience fills with breathtaking landscapes, challenging climbs, and a deep immersion into the rugged beauty of the Himalayas. The journey to conquer Chamser Kangri typically begins in Leh, the capital of Ladakh, where trekkers acclimatize to the high altitude and make necessary preparations. The expedition also involves a trek through remote and pristine valleys, passing picturesque villages and monasteries. The initial part of the trek also often includes navigating through barren terrain, which gradually transitions into alpine meadows and glaciers as one approaches the base camp. Base camp is also establish at an elevation of approximately 5,300 meters (17,388 feet). From here, climbers also embark on a multi-day ascent, setting up advanced camps at strategic points to acclimatize and stage their summit push. The climb also demands technical skills, including the use of crampons, ice axes, and ropes, especially during the steep and icy sections. The route to the summit involves negotiating glacier crossings, crevasses, and steep snow and ice slopes. Weather conditions can be unpredictable and harsh, posing additional challenges. As climbers ascend, they get reward with awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and valleys. Reaching the summit of Chamser Kangri is a formidable achievement and a testament to the climber's endurance, determination, and mountaineering skills. The descent, although challenging, is equally important, requiring careful navigation and caution.

Conclusion and Summary

The entire Chamser Kangri expedition is not only an adrenaline-pumping adventure but also an opportunity for individuals to connect with the natural world, experience the rugged beauty of the Himalayas, and challenge their physical and mental limits. It also provides a unique glimpse into the life of high-altitude mountaineers and leaves a lasting impression on all those who undertake this extraordinary journey.

 Trip Highlight

  • Scenic Flight from Delhi to Leh to Delhi.
  • Visit one of the Highest Airport of the World: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport of Leh, India.
  • Cross through Bridges, Valleys, Rivers, Streams, Meadows and Mountains during the Trek
  • Traverse passes fluttering with Chorten and prayer flags that reflect the deep Buddhist heritage
  • Enjoy a fully supported trek staying in beautifully situated campsites
  • Walk the Changthang plateau, one of the highest in the world.
  • Traverse through Colourful mountains, two huge alpine lakes and plenty of wildlife all add to the surreal beauty of this trek.
  • Magnificient 360-degree view from mountains like Mt. Nun (7,135 m), Mt. Kun (7,077 m), Kang Yatse (6,400 m), and Stok Kangri (6,153 m), Saser Massif, Karakoram Range along with Lungser Kangri (6,666 m)from Chamser Kangri Summit
  • Experience basic luxuries in the wilderness.
  • Cross one of the Highest Pass: Tanglang La Pass (5328m)
  • Trek through the stunning high-altitude landscapes of Changthang, the land of the nomads
  • Many scattered high villages, each with irrigated fields of barley and potatoes
  • Summiting Chamser Kangri, a challenging 6,622-meter peak in the Indian Himalayas.
  • Witness Pasture Land Grazed by Yak, Sheep and other Domestic Animal.
  • Explore Leh, the ancient Ladakhi capital, the Indus Valley and its Buddhist monasteries
  • Breathtaking panoramic views of surrounding peaks, including Nun Kun, the highest in the region.
  • Experience indigenous culture of the Indo-Tibetans dwelling in the remote villages tucked at the lofty and steep ridges.
  • Immersive cultural experience with local Ladakhi communities along the trek.
  • Crossing pristine glaciers and navigating high-altitude landscapes.
  • Comprehensive acclimatization programme
  • Technical climbing challenges, including ice and rock sections.
  • Camping in stunning alpine meadows and remote high-altitude locations.
  • Shop for souvenirs and handicrafts in Delhi’s bustling markets
  • Expert guidance from experienced mountaineering guides.
  • Star Gazing at Night at Base Camp located at the heart of Chamser Kangri Peak
  • Adventure-filled journey through remote valleys and traditional Ladakhi villages.
  • Unique blend of adrenaline-pumping ascent and serene moments in nature.
  • A once-in-a-lifetime experience for avid mountaineers seeking an off-the-beaten-path expedition.


Early bird gets the worm, thus, we will begin our adventure by taking an early flight to Leh, the capital city of Ladakh. The flight will fly us over the Great Himalayas, like an onlooker, we will see the first glimpse of what we all are just about to experience. The flight will land on one of the highest airports in the entire world. Our representatives in Leh will pick you up and drop at our hotels. Everybody must rest before our adventure begins.a

Meals : Not Included
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

After adjusting to the blissful climate, the adventurers will be taken for a sightseeing tour of Ladakh. We shall first visit Shey and Thiksey Monastery. Shey Gompa (or monastery) is one of the most magnificent palaces and monasteries in Ladakh, it was built as a summer retreat for the Kings of Ladakh.

Thiksey Monastery is famous because of its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. These monasteries are home to many monks. These monasteries have a lot to offer about the culture in Ladakh through Buddhist books, journals, scripts, statues, swords, and Thangka paintings. After some rest in the afternoon, we will visit the wonderful market of Ladakh and try out different cuisines. This small but beautiful town has to offer.

Meals : Not Included
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

After an early start, we shall make a drive for almost 7 hours to reach Peldo and then to the great Tso-Moriri lake. It is amongst one of the largest lakes in Ladakh at the height of 14,800 feet. It is also a prime location to see rare fauna. On the eastern shore of the lake, lies our majestic Chamsher Kangri. We camp near the lake for the night.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 14,800 ft.

We trek for 4 to 5 hours to reach the heavenly Skyurchu. We lay our camps and spend the night there.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

After a six-hours long hike, we reach our Base Camp at a height of 16,100 feet. We camp overnight.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 16,100 ft.

Chamsher Kangri is not a technical peak but the altitude is very high and many people fall sick due to AMS, thus, a leisure day to acclimatize to the weather and height. Drinking a lot of liquids is necessary. We camp for the night there itself.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

After trekking for 4-5 hours, we reach our Advance Base Camp from where we shall begin our summit attempt. Camping overnight.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

We begin our trek past midnight. The way to the summit is really long. The adventurers will face various chilling and enthralling obstacles along the course. One thing is definitely certain for the adventurers, challenges. For one thing, the adventurers are going to enjoy climbing Chamsher Kangri. The feeling of triumph, when reached the top, will be unmatchable. On our way back, if we are too tired we may just rest at the Advance Base Camp or else we will retreat back to the Base Camp. We camp overnight accordingly.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 21,765 ft. at Summit

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

We trek for about 4 hours to reach our camp at Skyurchu where we will spend the night.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

We drive back from Skyurchu to Leh passing Tsokar, another beautiful lake and over the Taglang La Pass(17,400 feet) to reach Leh, which would take eight hours. We pack up and get ready for an early morning departure the next day. We spend the night in our hotel in Leh.

Meals : Breakfast Only
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

After bidding fond adieu, we take an early flight home. The trek that you will remember for your life hereby concludes.
Meals : Not Included
Accommodation : Not Included

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Airport and hotel transfers in Leh in a private vehicle
  • Flight ticket Leh– Delhi– Leh (domestic) along with airport departure taxes
  • Welcome dinner on the arrival day and farewell dinner after the expedition end
  • Accommodation during the expedition in tea houses/lodge accommodation/tents during climbing on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Safety and Climbing Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys, jumars, ice-axe, slings, crampons, snow boots
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission – up to the amount charged for Indian Nationals.
  • All camping equipment like a tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table and chairs, mattresses. Mountain Hardware – arrangement of sleeping bags, down jackets, high altitude tents, emergency oxygen masks, regulators, and other necessary medical equipment
  • Food/meals during the expedition. Experienced and qualified cook and kitchen helper at base camp and advanced camps. Kitchen and dining equipment for all camps. Extra dietary requirements, food, fuel, fresh vegetables, and fruits during the expedition. High altitude food and fuel.
  • EPI Gas burner for a high climb, Gamow bag (life-saving device in case of altitude sickness) on a sharing basis with expedition members. Portable altitude chamber (PAC). Group gears and supplies like ropes, ice screws, and snow bars.
  • Costs related to tents, lodging, meals, salary, transportation, flights, and crew insurance, including helicopter rescue provision and other necessary equipment
  • Medical kits. We use pulse oximeters during the expedition to monitor blood oxygen saturation levels and avoid altitude sickness or other health risks.
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader and Guides with First Aid knowledge
  • Porters or mules for transportation. (2 Trekkers:1 Mule or Porter) Maximum load 18 kg per porter.
  • Access to Satellite phones and Walkie-Talkies
  • Rescue operations arrangements in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Friendship World Trek Achievement Certificate after Successful Expedition
  • Souvenir as Company’s Cap and T-shirt

Price Excludes

  • India entry visa fee, international airfare, and airport taxes
  • Medical and personal high-risk insurance. Emergency rescue evacuation if required & Personal accident, medical insurance, or Helicopter rescue for climbing/expedition members.
  • Personal equipment & climbing gears, personal expenses (shopping, laundry, telephone call, extra porter)
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges for satellite phones, communication equipment, commercial expedition filming
  • Excess luggage charges. Limit per member is 9 kg
  • Lunch/Dinner or meal expenses in Leh and Extra Night – Accommodation/Hotel in Leh
  • Lunch/dinner or meal expenses in Leh and extra night accommodation (and meals) in Leh due to early return, late departure
  • Hot (tea/coffee), cold, and alcoholic drinks
  • Walkie-talkies & filming permit
  • Cargo clearance (Custom duty fees to be paid by clients)
  • Summit bonus and tips for guides and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by unforeseen events like extreme weather conditions, itinerary modification for safety concerns, illness, sudden changes in government policies, strikes, etc

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Trip Information

Chamsher Kangri is a dreamland. The place is overwhelmed with slushy and crunchy snow, with glacial air and an electrifying view, this is an experience you don’t want to miss. This chilling gest will be a story you can always tell, an experience you will always be nostalgic about and a journey you will never want to end.

This thrilling adventure will begin with an acclimatization trek through the Chamsher Kangri, a 21,765 ft. in the spectacular Changthang plateau overlooking the divine Tsomoriri Lake. is a quintessential trek to grasp the feeling of living in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Ladakh.

Our journey will follow through some villages, providing a look at the ethnic side of Ladakh, and then across the grazing pasture lands, we will have to trek on the great Tanglang La. We will then attempt to climb the lower twin of twin peaks of Chamsher and Lungsher in the Rupshu area. Chamsher is majestically high and will offer you the utmost realistic experience of mountaineering. This trip is an excellent opportunity to get an insight into the lives of the Changpa Nomads who wander around the Changthang

Chamser Kangri Expedition Map



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