Rumtse Tourism & Travel Guide

27 Days
My dream, a journey of a lifetime, solo road trip from Mumbai - Ladakh -Mumbai spanning 7000KM

It's a true biker's dream to reach this place atleast once in his lifetime. It's a moment to be c...

Jagan Nadar
10 Days
Pedaling Across The Himalayas

#TripotoCyclesToGoa Cycling is an anchor of my life. The motion of the pedals soothes me. The wei...

Akriti Shukla
13 Days
Motorcycle tour of Ladakh

Ride the High – Ladakh Situated in the Himlalayas, Ladakh has a culture which survived unc...

Thunder Trails
13 Days
Cycling through MANALI - LEH

OGoMissing takes you on an extremely fun & challenging mountain biking (cycling) tour from Ma...

13 Days
Scootering In Ladakh 2012

This is the story of my solo scooter ride to Ladakh which I undertook in May-June 2012 and I ...

Narender Kumar Gautam
9 Days
Ladakh: The Pursuit of Paradise

LADAKH – the land of high passes – always mesmerized me. Ever since I went to Kashmir in 2013 I k...

Smiti Maini


Shimla
Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,May,June,October,November,December
Simla is the capital and the largest city of the northern India state of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala being the other ca...
Srinagar
Best time to visit - April,May,June,July,August,September,October
Gar firdaus ruhe zamin ast, Hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast. “If there is a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, i...
Leh
Best time to visit - March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October
A kingdom that has risen above disasters like the 2010 cloudburst and is still able to magnetise a plethora of tourists ...
Manali
Best time to visit - February,March,April,October
The land from where once an ancient trade route to China would be embarked on, Manali is an abode for modern creativity ...
Kinnaur
Best time to visit - April,May,June,July
Scenic and serene, Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh is perhaps one of the most unexplored places in Himachal. Passing through...

About Rumtse

Debring to Rumtse 14000 ft via Tanglang la 17582 ft, 46 km- This was the only pass that we could see from where we started. When we started, we could see that it was covered with the snow from the previous day. It was a 20 km climb and one of the most difficult- not because of the steepness, but because of the altitude and low amount of oxygen in the air. Again, we were all spread out, riding at our own paces, taking breaks whenever we felt exhausted. The support vehicle kept moving to and fro, ensuring that all of us were okay. We rode solemnly, aware that we were in the presence of something to be revered-the mountains. But fun and frolic was not entirely absent. As I looked around, I saw choughs (crow like black birds with yellow beaks) playing around and mountain rats running across the road every now and then. Life indeed is a force to reckon with. There were no loops today that are characteristic of the mountains. Instead, there were bends, and it was impossible to see what lay beyond the next bend. So it came as a surprise when, on rounding a bend, I saw the prayer flags that are characteristic of the passes. I had reached Tanglang La which, at the height of 17580 ft, was the highest pass that we had to cross. I was happy. It was a feeling of overwhelming happiness that I had never felt before. There is a temple at this pass. It is impossible to see what deity resides inside because it too is covered with prayer flags. But it did not matter. I got down on my knees and sent up a word of thanks. After clicking pictures with the board claiming that we were on the second highest pass in the world (the snow had entirely vanished), we began our journey down. The downhill and excellent roads ensured that we reached Rumtse in no time at all. Here in Rumtse we were staying at a home stay. After the days of camping, this did not seem anything less than a five star hotel.

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