Parang La 22 Days & 21 Nights Trek 12 days on ancient trade route to turquoise Lake of Tso Moriri and meet Ladakh Changthang nomads

Parang La
  • Duration: 22 Days & 21 Nights
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Trip Route : Manali - Kaza - Kibber - Thaltak - base camp - Kharsa Gongma - Dokpo Phirtse - Lukung - Norbu Sumdo - Kyangdom - Korzok - Kyama - Rachungkaru - Nuruchan - Pongunagu - Leh - Delhi
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Trekking and Hiking
Overview

The Parang La is a high mountain pass located in between the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh region of J&K. Over the Parang La, it's an 8 days trekking route leads from Kibber to the upper reaches of the Pare Chu and continues to the Lake Tsomoriri in Ladakh. The pass has a height of 5570  m. To the south of the pass are several snowfields . To the north is a long glacier crossing. To the Northwest there is Takling La, which is nowadays used less by trekkers, mostly takes Parang La route. The pass is only accessible from mid June to September. There are no people on the whole route, unless you meet a few Changpa nomads near the Lake. It is a high altitude trek, the route remains above 4400m most of time. Thus a proper acclimatization at Kaza or Kibber is essential for doing this trek.

The other challenging and significant problem can be the crossing of multiple mountain stream, which can be a very cold during bad weather. It is therefore essential to have good sandals. The rewarding point is at the end of trek when you reach deep blue Tsomoriri Lake. 

Setting off from Kibber (4250m), the route goes to Parilungbi gorge. Stepping over the moraine stretches, crevasses and glaciers, climb to the high mountain pass of Parang La (5570m). Following the Pare Chu, which flows towards South to the Tibet frontier near Chumar village and again enters in Spiti valley, you arrive at the Kyangdom, south shore of Tso-Moriri Lake.

TRIP FACTS 
Region: Ladakh region, Jammu Kashmir, India
Difficulty Level - Strenuous,
Max Altitude - 5570m,
Trip Length - 22 days Delhi to Delhi, 17 days Manali to Leh
13 days of Trek and 12 nights of Camp, 8 nights hotel & 1 night homestay.
Activity - Trekking expedition
Best time - Mid June to July, Aug, Sept to Mid Oct,

INCLUDED IN THE COST
· All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
· 8 nights of hotel accommodation , 1 night home stay.
· All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.
· Accommodation in spacious 3-4 season tents, sleeping bags, comfortable foam sleeping pads, trekking poles.
· All meals during trek from Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese and continental cuisine.
· Support staff: Qualified & trained local guide, chef and camp boys.
· Muleteer for portage of your baggage's.
· Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.
· Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles.
· Includes GST 5%. 

 

OUTLINE ITINERARY
Day 1
:   Arrive Delhi, Drive to Chandigarh - Manali or fly Delhi to Kullu-Manali airport. 
Day 2:   At Manali: acclimatize
Day 3:   Drive to Rohtang la (3978m) – Kunzom la (4551m) -Kaza (3600m), 9-10 hrs.
Day 4:   At Kaza: Acclimatize
Day 5:   At Kaza: Acclimatize
Day 6:   Drive to Kee, Trek to Gete - Kibber (4,205m), 5 - 6 hrs
Day 7:   Trek to Dumla - Thaltak (4550m). 6 hr
Day 8:   Trek to South base camp 4850m. 6-7 hrs
Day 9:   Trek to Parang la (5570 m) Kharsa gongma (4800 m) 7-8 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Dokpo Phirtse (4700m)
Day 11: Trek to Umlung (4515 m)
Day 12: Trek to Norbu sumdo (4300 m)
Day 13: Trek to Kyangdam (4573 m) 6-7 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Korzok, 6-7 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Yalung Nyau la (5440m) - Kyama (5170m), 6-7 hrs
Day 16: Trek to Kortse La (5380m) - Kyamayuri la (5430m) - Rachungkaru (4940m), 7-8 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Horlam Kongka la (4900m) - Nuruchan (4650m), 5-6 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Tsokar Lake Pongunagu (4580m)
Day 19Drive to Taglang La (5328m) - Hemis - Thikyey - Shey - Leh (3600m) 7-8 hrs
Day 20: At Leh
Day 21: At Leh
Day 22: Morning flight Leh to Delhi and onward flight back to home.

Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 Arrive Delhi. Drive to Chandigarh - Manali.
    Manali

    Arrive Delhi, Drive to Chandigarh - Manali or fly Delhi to Kullu-Manali airport. 

  • Day 2 At Manali: acclimatize
    Manali

    At Manali: Walks in around - visit local sights. 

  • Day 3 Drive to Rohtang la (3978m) – Kunzom la (4551m) -Kaza (3600m), 9-10 hrs.
    Kaza

    Today an early departure from Manali, Over land journey by jeep over Rohtang pass 3978mtrs.Rohtang pass, which is the gateway to Lahoul –Spiti, Pangi and Zanskar passing through Chandra Valley, enroute having magnificent view of snow capped mountain of C.B. Ranges and Bara Shigri Glacier. These ranges are part of Pir Panjal range of lower Himalayas. Passing through Kunzum –la (4551m) we arrive at first village of Spiti called Losar (4’000m). By the evening arrival at Kaza. Kaza is a beautiful place and sub-headquarter of Spiti region.

  • Day 4 At Kaza: Acclimatize
    Kaza

    At Kaza: Acclimatize

  • Day 5 At Kaza: Acclimatize
    Kaza

    At Kaza: Acclimatize

  • Day 6 Drive to Kee, Trek to Gete - Kibber (4,205m), 5 - 6 hrs
    Kibber

    Today leaving Kaza short drive to Kee 6 -7 kms. We start trek near the monastery taking a trail which goes steep upto Gete village. Climbing up and having a view of Spiti River valley as well numbers of village across the River. Finally arrive at small village of Gete. Spend few time above gete village to find out the fossils. Lastly descent to Kibber village.Overnight at hotel or homestay.

  • Day 7 Trek to Dumla - Thaltak (4550m). 6 hr
    Thaltak

    Leaving Kibber we descent to narrow Parilungbi gorge. Cross the Parang Chu by bridge and follow a small stream until Dumla village 400 mtrs. Dumla, which is last inhabitated village on route. Late afternoon visit Chichim village located nearby.Leaving Dumba behind climb 500 meters. To the Now 900 mtrs. Gradual climbing, arrival on a ridge, from where splendid and spectacular view of Shilla Peak 6303m. to southeast half an hour down to the campsite of Thaltak.

  • Day 8 Trek to Jugtak (4850 m) / South base camp Parang la. 6-7 hrs
    base camp

    Now trail descend 400 mtrs. Down to Parilungla Chu. Cross the river, Climb to saghthag over moraine stretch. Further gradual and exhausting climb to reach the glaciated valley, one to the north and one to the south. Follow the moraine stretch towards north and then arrive at the campsite of Jugthag at as altitude of 4850m

  • Day 9 Trek to Parang la (5450 m) Kharsa gongma (4800 m) 7-8 hrs.
    Kharsa Gongma

    An eventful day for those who have never climbed this height Before. From camp climb up gradually to Parangla on patches of snow panoramic views of Peaks of Ladakh, Lahoul and Spiti for below in the NW you can see the Pare chu which original from this pass. 4 km. Descendthrough crevasses and glacier then cross the Pare chu. Following the left site of river arrive at campsite of Karsha Gongma.

  • Day 10 Trek to Dokpo Phirtse (4700m)
    Dokpo Phirtse

    Today we cross the river close to campsite and follow the right bank of Pare Chu. Now the valley becomes broaden .Sometimes on riverbed or above river the trail goes to campsite of Dokpo Phirtse. 60 kms stretch through Kharas, Dokpo phirtse, Dakar, Kuru and Thaktote, which are places where Changpas stays during summer time. Gentle and easy walking along the Pare Chu. Small tributuries to be cross before arriving the Dokpo Phirtse camp site.

  • Day 11 Trek to Umlung (4515 m)
    Lukung

    Today again easy walking along the right bank of Pare-chu.Now the valley becomes wide as you follow the Pare-chu.At different places you come across Patches of grass at nomad’s summer place.

  • Day 12 Trek to Norbu sumdo (4300 m)
    Norbu Sumdo

    Short stretch along the right bank until arriving a place where a stream joins with pare-chu. The trail goes further to chumar village in Tibet. Pare- chu river to be cross at this point and trek up to right and valley. Walk towards right hand valley. As you trek upwards the landscape changes from dusty plain to green pasture ground. Here you will be welcomed by Changpas. (Tibetan nomads) Overnight camp at Norbu Sumdo.

  • Day 13 Trek to Kyangdam (4573 m) 6-7 hrs.
    Kyangdom

    A wonderful and exciting day of trekking tour, here landscape changes dramatically. Walking through pasture and sandy patches the valley become broader and broader. Walking through Chumik Shilde and crossing stream finally arrive at Tso-moriri Lake. The lake is 24 kms in length and 6 kms wide. Changpas can be seen with their flocks of sheep, goats and yaks near around the lake. Kyang, birds like: bar headed goose, the migratory birds black-necked ducks are also found around the lake.

  • Day 14 Trek to Korzok, 6-7 hrs.
    Korzok

    Today after breakfast leaving Kyangdam behind we trek to Korzog along the banks of Tsomoriri Lake. Yet its providing pleasant walk on the shore of lake as well as Chamser and Lungser Kangri peaks remain in sight up to Korzok. Karzok is high altitude village, situated at the west banks of Lake Tsomoriri, inhanitants of Karzok also known as Changpa. Arriving at Korzog we camp at the Phirtse phu river.

  • Day 15 Trek to Yalung Nyau la (5440m) - Kyama (5170m), 6-7 hrs
    Kyama

    We trek past many large nomadic encampments over Gyam sharma La to Kyama.

  • Day 16 Trek to Kortse La (5380m) - Kyamayuri la (5430m) - Rachungkaru (4940m), 7-8 hrs.
    Rachungkaru

    Today leaving camp we first cross Kortse la and next the Kyamamuri La to Rajung Karu.

  • Day 17 Trek to Horlam Kongka la (4900m) - Nuruchan (4650m), 5-6 hrs.
    Nuruchan

    At first trek over the low ridge of Harlam Konka to the small village and Gompa of Nuruchang. Than trail goes over a small pass that takes you to Nuruchan. This area is principally inhabited by the nomadic people with their yaks, sheep and pashmina goat. We are close to Tsokar Lake.

  • Day 18 Trek to Tsokar Lake Pongunagu (4580m)
    Pongunagu

    Today trek along the Tso kar and another best place of our trek. We camp at Pongunagu. Afternoon visit Thugje goma located nearby

  • Day 19 Drive to Taglang La (5328m) - Hemis - Thikyey - Shey - Leh (3600m) 7-8 hrs
    Leh

    Walking through a gorge, the challenge of the day is when the river has to be crossed twice. At Rumtse, a vehicle will pick us up here and finally drive to Leh. End of trip & our services

  • Day 20 At Leh
    Leh

    At Leh

  • Day 21 At Leh
    Leh

    At Leh

  • Day 22 Morning flight Leh to Delhi and onward flight back to home.
    Delhi

    On board flight Leh - Delhi and onward flight back to home. 

Inclusions

·  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.

·  8 nights of hotel accommodation , 1 night home stay.

·  All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.

·  Accommodation in spacious 3-4 season tents, sleeping bags, comfortable foam sleeping pads, trekking poles.

·  All meals during trek from Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese and continental cuisine.

·  Support staff: Qualified & trained local guide, chef and camp boys.

·  Muleteer for portage of your baggage's.

·  Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.

·  Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles.

·  Includes GST 5%. 

 

Exclusions

·  Domestic flight.

·  Hotel  in Delhi

·  Travel insurance.

·  Soft or hard drinks.

·  Entrance fee at gompa.

·  Personal tip to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver.

·  Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding   beyond trip Schedule. 

Testimonials

Dear Prem Singh and Tenzin - We would like to express our greatest appreciation to all the efforts made by Govinda, Chin and Prem in making all aspects of our treck and climb enjoyable and memorable. The whole team worked very hard, even when they must have been in tired, to look after us on the treck and they catered for all our needs. The food was of outstanding quality ...

Mr. Ray & group, July - UK
Mr. Ray & Group, July - UK
Trekking Gear & accessories Check List

What we provide

We provide all the GROUP GEAR included in the following list:

  • 3-4 Person roomy 3-4 season tents for 2 people and individual as well, dining tent, toilet tent. (Toilet seats on demand) and other camping accessories.
  •  Filtered drinking water for longer trips / Water purification tablets.
  •  Sleeping bags + liner and comfortable sleeping pads.
  • Kitchen tent, Stoves, fuel, cookware,etc.
  • Three course meal (Dinner), hot packed lunch, post trek snacks.
  • Trekking poles and Duffel bags
  •  Basic first aid box and mini oxygen bottles

What you may need - Your personal gear recommended in List :-

  • Day pack: A bit of bigger size in order to keep fleece, jacket, water bottle, camera, packed lunch,
Foot wear :-
  • Good condition trekking boots – not new used before in your country side for best fit for trekking, water proof.
  • Camp shoes, light and comfortable as running shoes or sandal ( like Teva ) for river crossing. Its necessity for you to bring sandles for river crossing.
  • Socks both Woollen and cotton as desire.
  • Clothing :-
  • Gore tex jacket or similar.
  •  Down jacket/vest is good for cool evenings.
  •  Wind/Rain jacket: (ie gore-tex, northface or similar) waterproof and breathable. Its necessity to have jacket while crossing passes.
  • Trekking pants, light, comfortable, water proof /breathable.
  •  Long sleeve shirt Light weight dry-fast (for sun/insect protection).
  •  T-shirts for day time
  •  One midweight/heavyweight fleece (long sleeve) jacket or warm pullover.
  • Short pants, underwear,
  • Sun Hat: cowboy style or baseball style to protect skin from direct sunlight.
  •  Woollen cap for high altitude or while crossing pass or during evenings in camp.
  •  One fleece or sweatpants for cold evenings during dining.
  •  A pair of Hand gloves or woolen gloves
  •  Scarf to protect from dust or sunlight around neck. This is available in local markets with variety of colors.

Accessories :-

  • Sun glasses with UV protection. An extra sun glass in case to replace.
  • Sun screen and lip protection.
  • Moisturizer cream: In Ladakh the air is dry and sun is harsh and strong during day. There are local moisturizer cream available in market. To avoid somehow skin allergy bring your personal cream.
  •  Water bottle. Minimum I - 2 liter.
  • Trekking poles or sticks. If you have your own folded poles.
  • Torch or one head lamp with extra batteries. Petzl or similar.
  •  One toiletories kit, small towel.
  •  Reading and writing materials.
  • Digital Camera or digital video recorder / solar charger.
  •  Water purification tablets
  • Nylone or water proof plastic bags to storage clothes and stuff
  • One pocket knife light.

Others :-

  • Gaiter
  •  Water purification/filter: we boil water for you in the camp, what its essential you to have a water purification tablets or filter during the day of trekking.
  • Mosquito rappallent cream.
  • Small Binocular.
  •  First aid kit: We carry basic first aid kit with diamox, aspirin, paracetemol, antibiotics for diarrhoea, anticeptic, bandage and band aids, Please you bring your personal first aid kit with medicine you think to need necessity for you.
  •  Vitamine tablets or similar.
  • Extra passport photos.
  •  A bottle of wine to enjoy with staff, if you drink. Or to use for other purposes.

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Dates and Cost 2017, 2018

Dates and cost are per person. If your prefer dates are not available below and you are more than 3 in group we open a dates for you. Please contact us, we will be happy to customize your trip dates, which is favorable for you.

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TRIP DATES                                       TRIP PRICE                               TRIP STATUS

9 July 2017  -  26 July 2017             On Request                               Full and Closed
9 July 2018 -  26 July 2018              On Request                               Booking open