Parang La with Chandertal: Manali to Spiti to Ladakh Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-60 yrs
  • max group size 9
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Parang La Base Camp, India
  • Ends Leh Ladakh, India
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  • Cross Parang La at 5600 meters
  • High altitude lakes Chandertal, Tsomiriri Tso, Kiagar Tso, Tsokar Tso, Surajtal & Deeptal
  • Visit the highest inhabited village, Kibber and Ki Monastery
  • Explore Leh and visit the famous monasteries
The long and winding trek from Spiti valley to Changthang (Ladakh) and then onto Tibet is a trans-Himalayan trek which retraces the ancient and renowned trade route between Spiti and Tibet.

Parang La is perched at an altitude of 5,600mts and connects the Spiti valley to Ladakh, a high-altitude mountain desert. On the Spitian side of Parang La, the Parilungbli river meanders and the trekking trail runs parallel to it and ascends up to the pass and opening into Ladakh.

The trip starts from Manali. We drive to Chandertaal, where we will camp and hike around for acclimatization. The next day, we will drive to Kibber over Kunzum La, where we will acclimatize for two days and hike around Ki, Kaza and Langzta to prepare ourselves for 8 days of high altitude trekking.

The trek through the high-altitude mountain desert originates in Kibber in Spiti Valley – the highest inhabited village in the world and culminates at the village Karzok by the banks of the beautiful Tso Moriri, Ladakh. The meadows of Kibber are filled with exotic wildlife such as the Himalayan snow leopard and the magnificent horses of Spiti. The trail cuts across a gorge that leads to Dulma. From Dulma, there is another steep route to the meadows of Thaltak.

We will also trek on to the Rupshu plains of the Changthang Plateau, which also happens to be the eastern-most tip of the Tibetan Plateau. Keep your eyes open for sightings of rare Himalayan wildlife.

From here, the trail meanders through Datang Yongma, Racholemo, Norbu Sumdo and then crosses over to Chumik Shilde. From here we will reach the southern bank of Tso Moriri, a lake of unparalleled beauty. The lake runs almost 27 km in length and 8 km in width. During the mating season, the lake is a playground for Brahmini ducks, black-necked crane and bar-headed geese to name a few. The trail runs alongside the shore of the lake and will finally end at Karzok. Set in a spectacular setting Karzok is one of the highest villages in the world at 4595 meters. Karzok is connected by road to Leh, the capital of Ladakh. There is another road leading to Manali via the famed picturesque Leh-Manali highway. you can choose if want to continue to Leh or get back to Manali. In Leh we'll stay for two nights in a nice homestay and with ample of time to explore the town of Leh and it's famous monasteries
  • Day 1: Arrive in Manali - Explore Manali
  • Day 2: Acclimatization hike - Village culture and cuisine
  • Day 3: Manali - Rohtang La (3978m) - Chandertaal (4300m)
  • Day 4: Chandertaal - Kunzum La(4590m) - Kibber(4270m) - 60 km
  • Day 5: Permits and acclimatization walk to Kaza
  • Day 6: Kibber – Dumla – Thaltak (4693 m) - 8 km
  • Day 7: Thaltak – Boroghlen (5100m) - 12 km
  • Day 8: Boroghlen–Parangla(5578 m)–Kharsa Gongma(4850m) -14 km
  • Day 9: Kharsa Gongma – Thakote (4700m) 12 km
  • Day 10: Thakote – Umdung (4750 m) - 20 km
  • Day 11: Umdung – Chuntung – besides Tsomoriri Lake(4704m)-18 km
  • Day 12: Chungtung – Chakardung(4588m) - 14 km
  • Day 13: Chakaradung – Karzok (4615m) - 21 km
  • Day 14: Drive from Karzok to Leh (240 m)
  • Day 15: Leh Sightseeing
  • Day 16: Drop to Airport - Departure
  • All accommodation, including 3 nights at our base "da base", 3 night in homestay in Kibber and Leh and the remainder of the nights in comfortable tents while trekking (triple sharing)
  • All three meals while trekking: breakfast & dinner will be hot and lunches would be packed
  • Cost of inner line permit from Kaza, granted to tourists present in person
  • Mountaineering-certified guide, trained in emergency procedures & first aid
  • Services of Mountaineerz' QRT (Quick Response Team)
  • Cook & helper during the trek
  • Porters/ ponies to carry all equipment like kitchen tent, dinning tent, cook, kitchen equipment & ration etc. (Guests have to carry their own day bags or hire poter, choose from add on)
  • Transport from Manali to Chandertaal to Kibber in high clearance SUV/Gypsy's
  • Transport from Karzok to Leh
  • Pick up from bus stand in Manali
  • Drop to airport in Leh
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • porter for personal stuff 10kg
  • personal 2 men tent
  • Luxury Bus: Delhi to Manali
  • Meals during road travel in restaurants/dhabas
  • Any kind of insurance, medical evacuation charges
  • Travel to and from Manali from Delhi
  • Expenses of personal nature like telephone calls, laundry, snacks/drinks etc
  • sightseeing in Leh
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Other Practical InformationThis trip requires physical fitness. Trekkers must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress. Guests should be able to carry a 10 to 15 kg expedition backpack. Please ensure, for your own trekking pleasure you pack light and only the absolute essentials. This tour is not recommended for those with heart problems, high blood pressure, asthma, or epilepsy. No matter how much you train and how fit you are, you still might develop life-threatening altitude illness. If you do not feel well at any point on the trip – suspect altitude illness and immediately inform your guides. When in doubt- always descend immediately to lower elevation! Remember to bring your camera! Be patient and respectful towards your fellow climbers. Remember, up there, you only have your wits and your fellow climbers. We humbly ask of you, never ever argue with your guides and instructors while on the trek. Remember, they only have your best interest in mind and any decision they take is taken keeping your safety and the success of the expedition in mind. Any and all decisions taken by the guides and instructors will be deemed as final.
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