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The Parang La Trek (FI-058)

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Destinations : Delhi - Manali - Chhatru - Takcha - Losar - Rangrik - Kibber - Dumla - Thaltak - Datang Yongma - Kiangdom- Karzog - Mahe Leh - Delhi
Duration : 21 Days / 20 Nights

This 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. The trail descends the Kibber gorge and then climbs over the Parang la (5600 mts), 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. The trail goes along the Tso Moriri till we reach Karzog, a permanent settlement of the Changpas on the banks of the Tso Moriri. We also visit one of the Changpa settlements in a bowl high above Karzog, where they breed Pashmina, one of the trade items, to over these high passes. A challenging trek for the enthusiastic walker in one of the more spectacular areas of Ladakh recently opened for tourism

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Manali TrekOn arrival a warm welcome by our staff and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi - Manali
Transfer to airport to board flight to Kulu. Assistance on arrival and drive to Manali (6700ft.) and check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03 : Manali - Chhatru
Drive to Chhatru (11670) at arrive at a camp. Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 04 : Chhatru - Takcha
Drive to Losar (13,350) at Takcha.

Day 05 : Losar - Rangrik
Drive to Rangrik ( 11800 ft).

Day 06 : Rangrik - Kibber
Drive to Kibber (15000 ft) visiting Kye Gompa en route. Walk to Dumla village (14800 ft - 2 hrs).

Day 07 : Dumla
After a refreshing breakfast trek to the beautiful meadow of Thaltak (16000 ft). Today we ascend gradually to our overnight camp. The camp is covered with beautiful wild flowers, if you are lucky, you may see Bharal (Blue Sheep) and the legendary Snow Leopard. O - n Tents. Overnight at the tent.

Day 08 : Thaltak
We start another refreshing day of trek to Bongrojen (16800 ft - 7 hrs). Arrive & set up your camp for overnight stay. Day 09 Bongrojen Trek to Parangla(18300 ft) & Dak Karzog(16200 ft). Day 10 Dak Karzog After breakfast, we start our gradual descent, trekking on the open flood plain of the Pare Chu. This area supports an abundance of flora & fauna. After 5 hours trekking we reach our camp at Datang Yongma (15500 ft).

Day 11 : Datang Yongma
We start our 5 hour trek beside the Pare Chu to our overnight camp at Racholahlo (14000 ft). Day 12 Racholamo After breakfast, we trek about 6 hrs to our camp at Chumik Shilde (14400 ft)via Norbu Sumdo.

Day 13 : Chumik Shilde
Today we trek through the broad valley until we arrive at the Southern end of Tso Moriri Lake, where we camp at Kiangdam (14800 ft) The barren hills support a sparse population of wild life and bird life.

Day 14 : Kiangdom
A long and beautiful walk along the lake, leads us to the pretty village of Karzok (15000 ft) where a dozen or so houses and a gompa appear like a mirage among the barren hills. It is the only permanent settlement in Rupshu. Overnight at the camp.

Day 15 : Karzog
Trekking in LehDay at leisure. Visit Changpa campsites& return back.

Day 16 : Karzog
After early breakfast we trek back to road head at Karzok, where our jeeps will be waiting to drive us to Leh, the capital of Ladakh. The drive is long and bumpy via the beautiful village of Chumathang, with the road snaking its way through gorges between the Ladakh and Zanskar ranges. In the evening we arrive at Leh to comforts of Ladakhi style hotel.

Day 17 :Mahe Leh
Today after a leisurely breakfast, we set out for a sightseeing of Shey - Thikse - Hemis - Leh. Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 18 : Mahe Leh
Enjoy a sightseeing of Alchi - Phiyang - Spituk - Leh. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 19 : Leh - Delhi
Take a flight to Delhi and check-in at a hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 20 :Delhi
Reserve day ( to be kept for flight delays)

Day 21 : Depart
Delhi Transfer to airport to board flight back home.

Note:
This trip can be changed to incorporate a tour through Spiti via Delhi - Shimla - Sarahan - Kalpa - Tabo - Kaza.



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