- Trek Overview
- Inclusions / Exclusions
Parangla offers the best of Trans-Himalayas. This ancient trade route between Ladakh and Spiti starts from a little ahead of Kibber in Spiti and climbs to a staggering 5600 mts, before unfolding one of the
most beautiful views in the Himalayas- the view of Tsomoriri! The trek subsequently ends at Karzok near Tsomoriri.
While on this trek you will be picked up from Manali and will be dropped to Leh.
The area: – Ladakh is bordered by the Greater Himalayas in the west and south, the Karakoram in the north and the Tibetean Plateau in the east. These ranges form a natural barrier and does not allow clouds to enter this valley making it a rain shadow region and thus a cold desert. The term Ladakh translates to land of high passes. Some of the highest motorable roads in the world are here. Ladakh is a major tourist destination in the summers.
Expected weather –
- Chances of rain/Hail – Chances of rain is very less. One can expect a mild occasional drizzle. Ladakh/Spiti is a rain shadow region and hardly gets any rainfall.
- Snowfall – Possible in August, September on the pass day
- Temperatures – The temperature is a lot cooler in this region as compared to other areas in the Himalayas. Afternoon – upto 20 degrees
Nights – around zero degrees (June) and -12 degrees (September end)
- Day 1: Arrive in Leh. Check into a hotel. Rest day.
- Day 2: Acclimatization day at Leh.
- Day 3: Drive from Leh to Korzog, Tsomoriri (4615 mts) Stay in camp.
Day 4: Trek from Korzog to Kyangdam (4588 mts) ; Trek Distance - 21 Kms; 8 hours
- Day 5: Trek from Kyangdam to Nurboo Sumdo (4601 mts) ; Trek Distance -14 kms; 7 hours
- Day 6: Trek from Nurboo Sumdo to Getpa Buzak (4797 mts) ; Trek Distance - 16 kms; 7 hours
- Day 7: Trek from Getpa Buzak to Tharang Yokma (4950 mts) ; Trek Distance - 12 kms; 8 hours
- Day 8: Trek from Tharang Yokma to Parangla Base (5200 mts) ; Trek Distance - 12 kms; 8 hours
- Day 9: Trek from Parangla Base to Thalthak (4480 mts) vis Parangla pass (5580 mts); Trek Distance - 10 kms; 6 hours
- Day 10: Trek from Thalthak to Chicham (4615 mts); Trek Distance - 12 kms; 7 hours
Drive to Kaza (1.5 hour). Night stay in Kaza in hotel.
- Day 11: Trek ends.
- Day 12: Buffer Day (Optional) - This is an optional day only if the weather turns bad. Trekkers are requested to account for this when booking their Flight/Train tickets. We will charge you 3500 INR separately (on the spot) if we have to use this day. If we do not use this day you will have one extra day after the trek.
- Complete Stay and Accommodation (Twin/Triple sharing basis) for the entire duration of the trek. Stay in Kaza is included.
- Transport from Leh to Karzog.
- Food from the first day to the last day of the trek (barring lunch in Leh). Meals in Kaza are not included.
- Hotel stay in Leh.
- Airport /Bus stand Pickup. (On trek specific dates only. Note you have to manage your travel yourself if you come early and leave later)
- Rentals for all common gear provided to you like tent, sleeping bags, crampons etc.
- Forest entry permission and camping charges.
- Guide and expertise charges.
Manali is well connected from Delhi/ Chandigarh. You have regular bus service from both Delhi and Chandigarh. The nearest airport is Kullu. One can take a cab from Kullu to Manali which costs approximately 2000INR. You also get regular bus service from Kullu to Manali. Note, it is advisable to book a cab to avoid inconvenience.
A certified trek leader, a guide, cook & porters will accompany you during the trek
The common perception is that alcohol makes you feel warmer, however it also dehydrates you & dehydration can be fatal while trekking. Hence consumption of alcohol is prohibited. Smoking in camps is not allowed.
Wild animals do not frequent camps. They tend to stay away
We've been organizing treks for over two years and have had many female trekkers on our treks. In fact, a lot of them come solo for treks. There has never been a complaint about the atmosphere of a trek, about other trekkers or our professionalism. They have all been kind enough to leave a review on our website
In all the camps where the accommodation is in guest houses/home stays, there will be proper toilets. On the day of camping, we will have toilet tents, the standard, most hygienic way of answering nature’s call. A deep pit will be dug in the ground and once you’re done, you will have to use a shovel & throw in some dirt from a mound of dirt kept nearby. These will be dry toilets with no water hence please carry tissue roll for the toilet tent (refrain from using wet wipes as they are not bio degradable), for the rest of the days, you can carry rolls as per your convenience.
Yes, you are ideally expected to carry your backpack. But you do have an option of offloading your bags on a mule for an additional cost. The cost will be 400/ per day per bag. One is expected to inform us about offloading 1 week prior to the trek