Parang La Trek
This challenging trek takes the trekker through historical trade route between Spiti, Changthang and Tibet. The trek begins in Kibber, a high altitude village popular for spotting the snow leopards. This 18,600 feet pass used to connect people of Spiti to the people of Ladhak in ancient times.
The trail descends the Kibber gorge and then climbs over the Parang la (5600 mtrs), the source of the Pare Chu River. The whole pass is a photographer's paradise and offers once in a lifetime chance to see rare animals like Tibetan wild ass. After crossing the pass, the trek ends at Tso Moriri lake in Ladhak, one of the most beautiful place in this part of the world.
This is a very demanding trek and we expect our clients to have done atleast a couple of very high altitude treks before.
Altitude- 5800 meters
Trek Grade- Challenging (With numerous steep climbs, river crossing etc)
Fitness expectation- Very High
Best time to do the trek- July to September
Parang La Pass Trekking Itenary
|One||Delhi - Manali||Arrival at Manali from Delhi.|
|Two||Manali - Kaza||After breakfast we start travel to kaza to cross over the two high pass Rohtang and Kunjam pass . the drive provide you some beautiful view of mountain ranges and hug Valleys and dry desert of Spiti valley. At night stay in Kaza.|
|Three||Kaza - Ki - Kibber||After breakfast we visit around the Kaza where we get to see the couple of markets and hotels. After half hour drive takes you to Ki Monastery which is located large river basin of Spiti. Explore the monastery and later visit the highest in habited village in the world Kibber .we set camp near the village.|
|Four||Kibber - Dumla||Today is the first day of the trek. The trek is start high altitude village of Kibber. We walk down to a small river and up to the through the steep gorge bed to reach our camp at the village of Dumla. It is short day trek we reach in the afternoon we set camp beautiful view of mountain range.|
|Five||Dumla - Thaltak||Descend to the gorge bed and start the climb towards the pass, a steep walk to Thaltak Meadow where you camp for the night. The scenery is wild and the gorge is deep. Even at this height the sunlight reflected from the walls of the gorge causes the temperature to soar.|
|Six||Thaltak - Jagtha - Bonrojen||This is a long and strenuous day walking to Jagtha – 8kms at 15,700 ft. and then 6kms to Bongrojen at 17,000ft.|
|Seven||Bonrojen - Dak Karzong||Leave early for the pass. The final 4 kms is a steep 2-hour climb to Parang La at 18,300 ft.. The pass lies on the trade route between Ladkah and the Spiti valley. There are some great views of the Spiti and the Changthang valleys from the pass. Parilungi, a conical peak, is the first Ladakhi peak visible from Spiti. From the pass, we descend to the source of the Pare Chu river. After the pass, the landscape changes dramatically from steep gorges to broad plains. Camp at Dak Karzong.|
|Eight||Dak Karzong - Datang Yongma||The route for the next 3 days is in a fairly open valley with a well-marked trail on the left bank of the Pare Chu. Camp at night at Datang Yongma.|
|Nine||Datang Yongma - Chumik Shilde||Today we follow the trail to Racholemo (14000 ft.) then Norbu Sumdo (14400 ft.) and across to Chumik Shilde. Start early, as the winds can be strong in the afternoons.|
|Ten||Chumik Shilde - Tso Moriri||Today we walk across the plains to the southern edge of the oval-shaped Tso Moriri at Kiangdom, named after the kiangs (wild Tibetan asses) which roam here freely. The lake breaks into several channels here to create a vast wetland, the breeding ground of several rare species of birds.|
|Eleven||Tso Moriri - Karzog||The last day of the trek passes along the shore of Tso Moriri. The view of the lake with Lungser Kangri (6666m/21,871ft.) in the background is unforgettable. The walk is longer than it looks and with the afternoon winds you will be tired when you reach Karzog. Visit the ancient monastery in Karzog, where the Changpas roam the pastures with their flocks of pashmina goats and still live in yak-skin yurts.|
|Twelve||Karzog – Leh||Drive to Leh via Mahe Bridge. Overnight in Leh.|
|Thirteen||Leh||Rest day in Leh/ visit the Leh palace and Buddhist heritage ( Shey, Hemis ,Alchi and Thiksey Monastery). Leh is the capital of Ladakh. Ladakh remained close to visitors until 1973 when it was opened for Tourism. Leh was an important station on the silk route from China . At night stay in Leh.|
- All accommodation with Guest House /Deluxe/ Semi/Basic
- Sight seeing tour (as per inventory)
- Transportation Facilities (Innova/Toyota Qualis/Sumo/Tata Spacio)
- All meals (while on trek include Bed, Tea, Breakfast, Pack lunch, Dinner)
- Staff: Guide, Cook, Helper, Trekking, Donkey / Yak / Horse .Trekking Equipment (Tent, Sleeping bag, Rope)
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