Trek from the beautiful Spiti valley in Himahcal over high passes to the picturesque lake of Tso Moriri in Ladakh. It is one of the most beautiful trails in the Western Himalayas going over Parang La with its grand view.
Day 01: Arrival in Manali. Night stay in Manali.
Day 02: Manali – Kaza (3900m)
Duration: 8 hours
The drive to Kaza takes one past Rohtang pass (3970m) and Kunzum La (4551m). From Rohtang, the road descends in to the Lahaul valley, till Batal, the road continues through the rugged Chandra river valley. On the way, are great panaromic views of the Bara Shigri glacier, one of the biggest in the Himalayas.
Day 03: Around Kaza
Visit to ancient monasteries in Dhankar and Tabo. Later in the day drive to Kibber, one of the highest inhabited village in the world and the ancient monastery at Ki. Overnight in camp.
Day 04: Kibber – Dhumle (4260m) 2-3 hrs
2-3 hrs trek, the trails descends through a gorge and arrives at the last village of the trek, Dhumle.
Day 05: Dhumle – Thaltak (4560m) 5hrs
5hrs trek, gradual and steep climb to the next camp on a meadow at Thaltak.
Day 06: Thaltak – Base of Parang La (5000m) 6 -7 hrs
The trail takes you down a steep path down to the Parilungbi gorge before ascending to the campsite. The majestic Parilungbi peak stands to the South of Parang La.
Day 07: Base – Karsha Gonma (4930m) via Parang La 7hrs
7hrs trek to Karsha Gonma via Parang La (5600mtr ), which is one of the highest passes in Western Himalyas . The trail heads down from the pass to Karsha Gonma which is at the head of the Para Chu valley.
Day 08 – Karsha Gonma – Parang La base(4680m) 5hrs
It’s a relaxed walk after the strenous pass. The only challenge is a stream crossing before reaching the campsite.
Day 09 – Umna – Rachu Lamo (4470m) 5hrs
It’s an easy walk, the trail keeping next to the Para chu river most of the way.
Day 10 – Rachu Lamo – Chhumik Shirde (4300m) 5hrs
The trail continues next to the Para Chu river. But the campsite is set on the far bank and the day’s challenge is to cross the river.
Day 11 – Chhumik Shirde – Kyangdom(4350m) 5-6 hrs
The trek continues on the flat ground of the Changthang plateau with some spectacular views along the way. Overnight in camp.
Day 12 – Kyangdom – Tso Moriri (4450m) 5-6 hrs
Walking through the Para Chu valley, the valley suddenly opens up and the landscape turns greener as you approach the lake. Overnight in camp.
Day 13 – Karzok – Leh 8hrs.
8hrs. drive to Leh. Overnight in Leh.
. Grade : Challenging
. Best period : Mid july to september