Parang La Trekking is remote trail follows the traditional trade route between the people of Spiti, Changthang and Tibet. It begins in the high altitude meadows of Kibber, the breeding ground of the famous Spiti horses and also called the Snow Leopard country. The trail descends the Kibber gorge and then climbs over the Parang la (5600 m), the source of the Pare Chu River, the only one of its kind to have its source in India, flow into Tibet and enter the country again in Spiti. Across the pass, the trail follows a broad valley till the confluence of the Pare Chu with the Phirtse Phu at Norbu Sumdo. A river crossing here brings one to an almost incredible change of scenery as we walk towards the Rupshu plains of Changthang, known for the abundance of Kiangs (Tibetan Wild Ass).
Day 1: Delhi
Arrival in Delhi and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Manali (2000 M)
Take the morning flight to Kullu and from here drive to Manali. Overnight stay in Span Resorts
Day 3: Manali
Explore the surroundings of Manali, raft on the Beas. Overnight at Span Resorts.
Day 4: Manali - Kaza (3600 M)
Drive from Manali To Kaza. A distance of 200 km that will take 8-9 hrs. Overnight stay in a Hotel.
Day 5: Kaza
At Kaza for rest/acclimatization. One can visit the renowned Tabo monastery. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: Kaza - Kibber (4400 M)
Drive to Ki monastery and Kibber village the highest village at 4440 M in the world and a distance of 20 km from Kaza.
Day 7: Kibber - Dumla (4350 M)
The Trek to Dumla of 6kms begins with a steep descent and one crosses the Parilungbi river. Overnight at camp.
Day 8: Dumla - Thaltak Meadow (4870 M)
The trail climbs from Dumla for a couple of kilometers and then one gets a spectacular view of the peaks above the Kunzum pass. The total trek today is 8 km. Overnight at camp.
Day 9: Thaltak Meadow - Borogan, (5180 M)
The trek of 12 km today starts with a steep descent through shifting sands into the Parilungbi gorge and after the village of Jagtha ascends steeply over a scree trail to reach Borogan. Ovaenight at camp.
Day 10: Borogan - Parang La - Kharsa Gongma (4950 M)
The Trek to Parang La (5578m) is a steady climb and from the top one gets to see stunning views of the Lahul & Ladakh Peaks. The descent from the pass is through a crevassed glacier. The trekking distance is 12 km today. From here on the trek is gradual with no steep climbs. Overnight at camp.
Day 11: Rest/exploration day
Day 12: Kharsa Gongma - Dutung (4800 M)
The 8km trail today is along the Parang Chu, that has its source on the southern slopes of Parang La. Overnight in camps
Day 13: Dutung - Thaktote (4620 M)
The 15 km trek today takes one through a narrow gorge with lots of ups and downs. Overnight in camp.
Day 14: Thaktote - Umdung (4675 M)
A steady 14 km trail with a few stream crossings takes you to Umdung. Overnight at camp.
Day 15: Umdung - Narbu Sumdo (Flat Terrain)
A 20 km walk along flat terrain. Overnight at camp.
Day 16: Narbu Sumdo - Kiangdom (4150 M)
Another 18 km of a easy hike leads one to the banks of the magnificent Tso Morori. Its shimmering surface reflecting the towering peaks that surround it is a sight to behold. Overnight at camp.
Day 17: Rest day in kiangdom/Tso Moriri
Enjoy the beauty of the lake and its surroundings and chill out. Overnight at camp.
Day 18: Tso Moriri - Leh
Trek to korzok road head (20 km). From here drive to Leh via Tanglang la -225km). overnight in a hotel
Day 19: Leh
Vist Shey, Thikshey and Hemis. Overnight at hotel
Day 20: Leh - Delhi
Catch the flight back to Delhi.
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