The Parang La trek is an adventurous and challenging trekking route that was a traditional ancient route followed by traders from Spiti Valley, Ladakh and Tibet. For centuries, traders from Changtang and Rupshu conquered this unforgiving trail to attend the famous Ladarcha Fair in Spiti Valley. The trekking starts from Kibber, one of the highest villages in the world, and takes you through the ancient route to Tibet, over the Parang La at 5600 meters. The trail winds up along the banks of the Tso Moriri Lake, which is located in the Rupshu area of Ladakh at an altitude of over 4500 meters. The Lake is well known for Barheaded geese, black necked crane and Brahminy Ducks. One can also see Marmots and Kiang (wild ass) along the lake. The Parang La Trek ends at the village of Karzok – situated on the West Bank of the Tso Moriri Lake at an altitude of over 4500 meters. Karzok is home to a Buddhist Monastery belonging to the Drukpa lineage and nomads who trade in Pashmina wool and salt.

This trek has been handcrafted for you to be able to enjoy the high himalayan landscapes with at most adventure and well organised backend support at the same time. The price mentioned below includes everything including food, transportation, certified guide and stay in camps and guest houses with clean and healthy food, price mentioned below is for a fixed departure. For a customised departure you may reach us at contact@ecotraveler.in with your details and our tour expert will reach you.

Through this tour we are supporting sustainable adventure activities and Locals in order to promote local tourism and empower the locals of Rural Himachal Pradesh and Leh and will also help in creating a conservation based tourism with minimum carbon footprint.

DEPARTURE LOCATION Manali
NO.OF TRAVEL DAYS 10Nights/11Days
WEAR Comfortable athletic warm clothing, cycling helmet. All necessary cycling gear for a high altitude climate .
BEST SEASON July-Sept
TRANSPORTATION Back Up Vehicle and MUV
ACCOMODATION Camps and Homestays
PRICE DESIGN Fixed Departure: Rs. 45,999
INCLUDED
Back Up Vehicle and other transportation from Manali to Leh only
Pick up from Manali and drop at Leh
All accommodation, All First Aid
All accommodation & camping meals (Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner)
NOT INCLUDED
Sight Seeing in Leh
Travel insurance
Any meals outside of accomodation
Any expenses/emergency which arise due to a change of the itinerary
Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge and wifi services

Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

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Day 01: Arrival at Manali

Located on the banks of Beas River Valley, Manali is the queen of all hesitations in India rather in the world. It is a paradisiacal place and one of the top tourist spots in the world. Breathtaking landscape consisting of meandering streams, snowcapped peaks, fruit orchards and ancient temples are highlights of this picturesque town during the Manali to Leh road trip. You will arrive to Manali during the day, stay will be arranged with breakfast included, and one can spend the day relaxing in their lodge or visiting the local signature spots like Vashisht, Hadimba Temple, Van Vihar etc. Evening will followed by debrief of the whole expedition.
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Day 02: Manali to Kibber Via Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass

The day will begin early in the morning and will be the longest on road, Manali to Kaza is about a drive of 200kms, with constant change in landscape and altitude. Drinking a lot of water is the key to remain healthy. We will cross Chhatru, Batal and Losar villages in Spiti. We will also be crossing two high altitude passes on the way. Rohtang pass (13500 ft) is the gateway to Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal leading to Leh and Kunzum Pass (15100ft) the highest pass in Spiti. We will reach Kaza by evening, have dinner and rest. Stay will be arranged in a homestay.
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Day 03: Trek from Kibber to Dumla (18 kms / 4 hours)

The first day of your Parang La trek is all about getting the body and the mind ready for the challenges of the beautiful Himalayan wilderness that lies ahead. The trek from Kibber to Dumla is an easy walk, but take your time, as these Spitian gorges are renowned for being hard-going.
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Day 04: Trek from Dumla to Thaltak Meadow – 4875M (7 kms / 5 hours)

On the second day of your Parang La trek, today, you first descend the gorge bed and ascend towards the Thaltak Meadow from Dumla. Alive with wild sceneries, with deep gorges of Spiti River, Thaltak
makes for a thrilling place to camp for the night in. Even at this height, the temperatures could get high, thanks to the reflection of the sun, so put on those sun glasses because you might very well need them.
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Day 05: Trek from Thaltak to Jagtha to Bonrojen – 5180M (14kms / 7 hours)

On the third day of your Parang La trek, keep those nutrition bars in handy, because this is a long and strenuous day walking 8 km to Jagtha (15,700 ft.) and then 6 km to Bongrojen (17,000ft). That’s almost half of Mount Everest!
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Day 06: Trek from Bongrojen to Parang La to Dak Karzong – 4940M (10 kms / 5 hours)

On the fourth day of your Parang La trek, it is D-Day. Drink some chai, have freshly cooked continental breakfast, breathe in the early morning air and head out. You’re looking to reach your day’s destination in five hours. The final 4 km trek is a steep 2-hour climb to Parang La (18,300 ft). The pass lies on the traditional trade route between Ladkah and the Spiti Valley. Bask in the view of the postcard-perfect Spiti and Changthang valleys from above. You’ll also be able to catch glimpses of your final destination, Ladakh, as you can see Parilungi, the first Ladakh peak from here. After spending sometime here, we descend to Pare Chu river. Breathe a sigh of relief as you’re done with steep gorges for now. Coming up are acres and acres of broad plains, until you reach Dak Karzong, where you’re going to halt for the night.
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Day 07: Trek from Dak Karzong to Datang Yongma – 4725M (12 kms / 5 hours)

On the fifth day of your Parang La trek, it’s going to be a musical day. Remember all those songs that are fun to sing in groups? Well, now is the time to sing your heart out as you trudge along in an open valley with a well-marked trail. You’re going to walk along the left bank of the River Pare Chu, until you camp overnight at Datang Yongma.
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Day 08: Trek from Datang Yongma to Chumik Shilde (16 kms / 5-6 hours)

On the sixth day of your Parang La trek, more beautiful Himalayan wilderness awaits. A lot of people think that trekking is just the process of getting to an end point, where celebration lies. But little do they know that the process itself is celebratory! Today, we follow the trail to Racholemo (14000 ft.) then Norbu Sumdo (14400 ft.) and across to Chumik Shilde, all of which make you want to celebrate nature like never before. Start early, as the winds can be strong in the afternoons.
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Day 09: Trek from Chumik Shilde to Tso Moriri – 4510M (14 kms / 5 hours)

On the seventh day of your Parang La trek, a stunning blue lake awaits. Nothing spells wilderness like some untamed animals! Nothing to worry, though. It’s just a few wild Tibetan asses you’re likely to see at Tso Moriri at Kiangdom, named after the “kiangs” as the asses are called. The oval-shaped lake here breaks into several channels here to create a vast wetland, the breeding ground of several rare species of birds. So if you’re a bird watcher, then this is your migratory haven!
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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 absolutely unbeatable. 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.
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Day 11: Karzog – Leh (213 kms/8-9 hrs)

Drive to Leh via Mahe Bridge. Overnight in Leh. Return to be arranged from Leh.

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