Parang La Trek
Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh | 13D/12N | 18,308 Ft.
July to September
(Above mentioned cost is for 8 or more people and is from Kaza to Kaza)
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- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Ultimate
- Group Size Small Group
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.
- All accommodation during the trek on sharing basis in tents/homestays
- All meals during the trek – Vegetarian
- Tents, Sleeping bags and all other Camping Gear (Dining Tent, Tiolet Tent etc)
- Safety Equipment (Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Oximeter etc.)
- Services of our expert Trek Leader
- Services of an Expert Trekking Team (Guides, Cooks, Helpers, Porters/Mules)
- Trekking Permits and Forest Camping Charges (For Indians Only)
- A Life Changing Experience
- GST and Other Taxes (As applicable, Subjected to change according to Govt. Rules)
- Food in Leh and Kaza
- Meals during Transit by Car
- Trekking Permits and Forest Camping charges for Foreigner’s (If extra compared for Indian Citizens)
- Backpack Offloading Charges (Portage of Personal Bags)
- Personal Trekking Gear
- Travel Expenses to Kaza from home city
- Travel Expenses from Leh to your home city
- Tips for local team
- Expenses of personal nature like Laundry, Phone Calls, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Camera Fee, Bottled Water etc
- Any Requirement for Single Room/Single Tent Accommodation
- Travel Insurance and other Emergency Expenses
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
- Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions
- 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
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.
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.
The nearest airport to Kibber is Bhuntar, sitting about 250 km away. From Bhuntar airport, board a bus or shared can to Kaza.
The nearest railway station to Kibber is Joginder Nagar station, located 360 km away, from where frequent buses and cabs are available.
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.
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.
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