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Program Type: Guided Trekking
Best Season: April-October
Duration: 8 Nights/9 Days
Region: Spiti - Ladakh
Max. Altitude: 5578m
Grade: Moderate to Challenging
Group Size: 9
Starting Point: Chicham
Ending Point: Karzok
Average Hiking Daily: 5-6 Hrs
Total Trekking distance: 108 km
Accommodation: Comfortable tents during the trek
Lake Tso Moriri, Ki Monastery, Kibber, Parang La, incredible views of the mountains, deep gorges and arid environment of Spiti valley, vast landscapes of Ladakh, Tso Moriri Lake, photography, cultural discovery, cuisine.
(It is strongly suggested that this itinerary be attempted only by people who have been in the region for at least a week and or are properly acclimatised. If not then please ask us for the longer version of this trip.)
Fixed Departures 2020:
September: 06, 27
Day 1 : Kaza - Acclimatization day - Obtain Inner Line Permit
Please arrive in Kaza day earlier. We will meet you in front of SDM office in Kaza in the morning at 10:00 am and our guide will take you to obtain Inner Line Permits. The applicants have to be physically present for approval of permits.
Adventures of this day could include exploring Kaza, the district headquarters of Spiti. Explore the town market and finish the last minute shopping for the trek. Visit the Kaza Monastery and try some local cuisine. Tonight's stay would be a comfortable homestay.
Day 2 : Kaza - Ki Monastery - Kibber - Chicham - Dumla - Thaltak (7 hrs. trek)
The trek begins today. Drive to Get set to drive to Chicham after an early breakfast. Visit Ki Monastery and Kibber enroute. The trail from the highest inhabited village in the world – Chicham, arrow-heads north and steeply drops into the gorge of River Parilungbi. It moves on to a bridge and climbs through cultivated fields on to a carved rocky area. This path then leads to Thalda (4,875 mts) camping site. This is where we will pitch our tents for the day. Have some much deserved tasty dinner before snuggling into your sleeping bags.
Day 3 : Thaltak – Boroghlen (7 hrs. trek)
Wake up and see. Just see the beauty that surrounds you while you munch on your breakfast. Pack up your bags and buckle up for another day of some amazing sights. The trail from Thalda is sandy in parts and descends on while crossing a moraine to the river gorge. Meandering on through to the gorge, the trail leads on to Jagtha. After this, the trail ascends and climbs steeply to a point where two glaciated valleys meet. We will take the opening facing north. After trekking for about a kilometer, we will cross the moraine and will begin our descent to the camping site at Boroghlen (5180 m). Pitch your tents and turn in after dinner.
Day 4 : Boroghlen - Parangla (5578 m) - Kharsa Gongma (8 hrs. trek)
After breakfast and some high energy morning exercise, we start ascending the scree and snowy landscape. The trek here entails steep sections before we reach Parang La and so necessary care needs to be taken will negotiating the crevasses. From here, there is a clear view of Parilungbi (6160 m), Shilla (6111 m) and Gya peaks (6794 m). To the north, is a descent of 4 kms along the glacier, which leads to the origin of the River Pare Chu.
We will keep moving on to the right face of it and navigate our steps through boulders and scree and finally, on to the Pare Chu belt. This will lead on to the camping site at Karsha Gongam (5,150 mts). Chill here for the night after dinner.
Day 5 : Kharsa Gongma - Thakote (5 hrs. trek)
The trek to Thakote can be slow to negotiate as this stretch of about 12 Kms runs along slide the river and many side streams need to be navigated. After crossing Parang La, we will come across many small spots such as Dogpo Phirtse, Dotung and Dakarkuru. We will camp for the night at Thakote (4,900 mts).
Day 6 : Thakote - Umdung (7 hrs. trek)
We religiously follow the roller coaster trail which runs along parallel on the right side of the River Pare Chu. On the way, are many side inlets and it goes up & down a few times before it reaches Umdung (4,750 mts). This is where we will pitch our tents.
Day 7 : Umdung - Chuntung - besides Tsomoriri Lake (8 hrs. trek)
Leave Umdung and head on to Tso Moriri. A trek of few minute from Umdung, will lead the trail to ford the ferocious River Pare Chu and on to Narbu Sumdo (4,663 mts). Singe Namgyal built a fort here in the 17thcentury and its ruins stand even today. This is where one also gets to witness the first signs of human existence - the Drukpas with their yaks and thousands of sheep & Pashmina goats. We will also see the hardcore tribal life style of the Changpa tribe with their rugged, woolen tents.
Welcome to the wilderness that is Rupshu valley. The trail will now suddenly move away from the river. It meanders along a smaller and secondary stream through a grassy meadow and finally arrives at the campsite at Chumiksthal.
From her, the trail moves on to Phirtse Phu and passes through an expansive valley to reach Chuntung village (4,542 mts). This is where we get the first sightings of Tso Moriri. On the southern shores are some old and ruined houses. The lake is surrounded with snow capped mountains and has hues of a brilliant blue. We will camp here by the lake.
Day 8 : Chungtung - Chakardung (5 hrs. trek)
Trek around and explore the surreal environs of the lake at your own pace. If you are lucky, you might even see some migratory birds. Trek on to Chakardung (4,542 mts) and pitch tents to camp.
Day 9 : Chakardung - Karzok (4 hrs. trek)
Guess what! Another day in paradise. Trek alongside the river and reach the village of Karzok (4,540 mts). It is an extremely remote village and chiefly inhabited by nomads. Spending time here makes your connection with nature raw and pure. Visit the monastery and mingle with the nomads to feel the nomadic way of life. This brings us to the end of the trek but the adventure goes on…
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 18 years||INR 46725 / Adult ( With Tax )|
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
Payment Terms & Methods :
25% Advance Percentage of total booking amount
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
100% refund on cancellation before 30 days
50% refund on cancellations between 15 to 29 days
No refund on cancellation less than 14 days
Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date. Refund will be made within 15 working days from the date of receipt of the cancellation.
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