Parang La Trek
Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh | 13D/12N | 18,308 Ft.
July to September
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
- Reviews 1 Review4.9/5
- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Ultimate
- Group Size Small Group
All about the Parang La Trek.
The beautiful Parang La Pass trek emanates from Kibber, and snakes along the old trade route connecting Spiti, Tibet, and Changthang. Dipping into the Kibber gorge, the trek climbs up to 5,600 m to Parang La, from where the Pare Chu river originates. The river stems from India, ribbons through Tibet and re-enters India. Another stunning sight is the confluence of the rivers Pare Chu and Phirtse Phu. The landscape of this trek dons new terrains and colors every day, such is the diversity. The trek houses some of the best campsites of Ladakh and offers a rare peek of the exotic Tibetan Wild Ass called Kiangs, residing in the Rupshu plains. Stretched over the rocky, desert terrain of Ladakh, the trek is rather demanding, but promises the most breathtaking views of bordering mountains, crimson gorges and misty valleys.
- The trek stems from Spiti, and crosses over to the cold desert of Ladakh, spanning over a diversity of stunning terrains.
- You also get to witness the splendid Kiangs in their natural habitat.
- The radiant confluence of the Pare Chu river and Phirtse Phu river greets you with a sprawling embrace.
Day 1 Arrive to Kaza
Day 2 Rest and Acclimatise at Kaza
Day 3 Drive to Kibber, and trek to Dumla (4,200 m)
Day 4 Trek from Dumla to Thaltak (4,600 m)
Day 5 Trek from Thaltak to Bongrojen (5,000 m)
Day 6 Trek from Bongrojen to Datang Yongma (4,640 m) via Parang La Pass (5,580 m)
Day 7 Trek from Datang Yongma to Rachalamo (4,260 m)
Day 8 Trek from Rachalamo to Chumik Shilde (4,390 m)
Day 9 Trek from Chumik Shilde to Kiangdam (4,510 m)
Day 10 Acclimatisation day at Kiangdam
Day 11 Trek from Kiangdam to Korzok (4,570 m)
Day 12 Drive to Leh
Day 13 Depart from Leh
- Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
- Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
- Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
- Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
- Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
- Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
- A Life Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.
- GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
- Accommodation and Food in Leh and Kaza: Food and stay in Leh and Kaza are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Leh and Kaza, we can recommend a few good options.
- Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation to Kaza from home city and from Leh to your home city is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
- Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.
- Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
- Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
- Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.
- Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.
Whom is the trek for?
Parang La pass trek is a difficult one, which naturally demands exceptional physical fitness, stamina and endurance. It is strongly advisable to have prior trekking experience of scaling at least 4,000 meters before you approach this trek, which means beginners should avoid it. Also, proper acclimatization is key here, which helps you better adjust to the high altitude and lower oxygen levels during the trek.
When should the trek ideally be done?
The trek is best enjoyed between the months of mid-July and September, since the weather condition remains quite stable, at least during the daytime. Nights tend to get considerably colder, more so on higher altitudes.
How to reach Kaza?
By Air The nearest airport to Kibber is Bhuntar, sitting about 250 km away. From Bhuntar airport, board a bus or shared can to Kaza. By Train The nearest railway station to Kibber is Joginder Nagar station, located 360 km away, from where frequent buses and cabs are available. By Road A 115 km drive via the state transport called HRTC from Manali will land you at Kaza. Once you reach Kaza, board another bus to Kibber, which is 18 km away. The drive from Kaza to Kibber takes about an hour.
What things are needed to be carried?
Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a daypack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines. For a complete checklist, download the checklist from the footer.