Rusila Frozen Lake Trek

Go through Sapi, the highest settlement of Kargil

Jammu & Kashmir



Difficulty Level

8 days


4,960 m

Highest Altitude


Group Size


Price (excl GST)



Witness Karakoram Range and Nun Kun Massif atop Rusi La

This trek goes through the village called Sapi, which is the highest settlement of Kargil situated at 3900m. The Rusila pass from Sapi to Suru valley there by is the highest pass in the region at 4960m. The trail on this trip will give you an opportunity to witness a 12th Century cave monastery in Shargole, valleys of herbal plants and flowers in full bloom and a hidden glacial lake in Sapi. spectacular panorama of the Karakoram Range and Nun Kun Massif atop Rusi La. Along the whole trail look out for mountain wildlife such as Marmots, Fox and if lucky Himalayan Ibex or Brown Bear.

Please Note: High pass crossing at 4960m


Read our FAQs for more info.

What’s Included

Journey to Kargil from Leh and from Kargil to Srinagar

Trek point transfers

Transport for sightseeing

Breakfast and dinner at hotel in Kargil

All meals on the trek

Twin sharing rooms at hotel

Dome tents or homestays on trek

Camping gear (sleeping bags, mattress, two man dome tents, toilet tent, dining tent)

Safety gear

Onsite first aid

Oxygen cylinder

Trained and experienced guide/trek leader

Kitchen and support staff


Trekking permits

Camping charges

What’s Not Included

Single room accommodation

Lunch during stay in Kargil

Meals while on the road

Personal equipment such as walking sticks, rain coats, gloves etc

International & Domestic flight fares, visa charges

Monument/monastery and Museum visit fee

Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, laundry.

Cost incurred due to emergency evacuation

Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation etc.

Personal Mules & porters. You can request for one in advance while booking

Tips to porters, camping team, driver, guide, etc.

Cost incurred due to change / extension in the itinerary due to roadblocks, bad weather condition, flight delays, vehicle breakdowns, etc.

Is this for me?

Deciding if the Rusila Trek is suitable for you depends on your trekking experience, physical fitness, and comfort with challenges. As a lesser-known Himalayan trek, it offers an off-the-beaten-path adventure, but it might involve demanding terrain, altitude changes, and variable weather conditions. If you're an experienced trekker seeking unique landscapes and are prepared for the physical demands of the trek, including altitude acclimatization, the Rusila Trek could be an exciting choice; however, if you're new to trekking or have concerns about higher altitudes, considering less strenuous treks initially might be wise.