Sumur valley

Short description of 3 day Sumur lake route.

The trail is going on the right side of the valley (by the river direction). The trail starts from the Samtanling Gompa (monastery), from bridge along fence to the littered backyard at right side of river. First 500 meters you will not see the trail. Because a lot of spiked bush hide it. But after 500 m , you will see apricot trees (with good apricots im august ;-) near the ruins of the house and next you will find the good trail. After next 500m trail will start hardly climbing up to 500-700m clean altitude up to fortress ruins. Do not forget bottle of drink water for this part. All next way up to the glacier trail is going up slowly and there is no problel with water. After next 2.5 km you will access oasis "Mal" with hut, you can use it for overnifht or rest. Next 2.5 km by trail and you will cross right side stream with not very cold water. Bath is possible in that place. Next 7km is going by alpine meadows up to glacier near 2 or 3 lakes. There was semi-wild Yaks in valley. The biggest lake that you will see is Sumur lake. You need 2 day to going up, and 1 day to going down with good acclimatization for 5000m.

trail from Samtamling to Sumur valley
View from hard trail from Samtamling to Sumur valley, no watdr to drink! img_0560
Canyon wall at opposite
Canyon wall at opposite side img_0568
Samtamling to Sumur valley
Fort ruins ndar Samtamling to Sumur valley
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The end of canyon , entrance to upper valley img_0646
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trail in valley img_0720
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mountains around valley img_0725
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grass fields-- img_0818
Sumur lake
Big flow from lake Sumur in sumur valley img_0886
East Rassa La  West Rassa La
Glaciers character img_0911
Sumur lake
Way to glacier-- img_0940
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Burhed trail in Sumur valley img_8436
Sumur valley hut
Mal hut img_8441
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Some place where main river spreads on the many sleeves , may be posiible to cross at early morning, but dangerous-- img_8452
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Grass near river img_8453
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Yaks detected Sumur valley img_8476
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Middle flow upper side of Sumur valley hmg_8482
Sumur lake
Pano view of upper side of Sumur valley