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The best time to do this trek is from Mid Aug to end of September. The highest point in this trek is Parang La. This Challenging Trek focuses on life of Nomadic People, Spiti valley people, Monasteries, Wildlife and high altitude Lake of Changthang, which is also the breeding ground to birds like the Bar-necked geese and the Brahminy duck. The barren region is home to numerous species of wildlife including the wild Ass Kiang, Himalayan Marmot, Tibetan Antelope, and Himalayan Ibex. the Tsomoriri has been pledged as a ‘Sacred Gift for a Living Planet’ by the local community (mostly Chang-pa herdsmen). The route traverses across a number of high passes and while the scenery is spectacular the entire route is through vast wilderness and high altitude which requires good acclimatization. Tsomoriri to Kiber, the trek follows the ancient trade route between Ladakh and Spiti.
Day 1 : Leh (3501m)
Our Services Start with Your Arrival At Leh Airport. Meet & Greet and Transfer to the Hotel. Welcome Drink On Arrival. We Recommend You Completely Relax for the Rest of the Day to Enable Yourselves to Acclimatize to the Rarefied Air At the High Altitudeanda Successful Trek in Ladakh Requires You to Acclimatize Well with High Altitude, Tourist Can Explore the Leh Market and Shanti Stupa in the Evening Only if You Feel Fine. O/n Hotel.
Day 2 : Leh (Full day monasteries & palaces tour) 112kms
After Breakfast Take a Full Day Excursion to Renowned Monasteries and Palaces of Ladakh Region. Founded in 1433 By Palden Sherab, Thiksey Monastery the Beautiful Village of Thiksey, Dominated By An Imposing Gelugpa Monastery. this Thiksey Monastery Majestically Overlooks the Valley, a Magnificent Group of About 80 Monks; Discovery of the Beautiful Inner Courtyard Which Distributes Access to the Various Temples. the Most Amazing is Certainly the Temple of Maitreya with Its Gigantic Interior Statue Which Covers all Floors of the Building. to Join the Next Site, We Will Take the Path of School Children.
founded in 1632 By Lama Staktsang Raspa, Visit Hemis Monastery, It is a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery of the Drukpa Lineage. the Monastery Houses An Amazing Collection of the Age-old Relics such as the Idol of Lord Buddha Made Up of Copper Gilt, Gold and Silver Stupas It Holds the Distinction of Being the Biggest as Well as the Wealthiest Monastery of Ladakh. the Annual Hemis Festival Honoring Padmasambhava is Held Here in June.
on the Way Back to Leh Visit Shey (built in 17th Century By King Deldan Namgyal) Capital of Ancient Ladakh, is An Interesting Complex Whose Importance is Still Measured By the Quality of the Paintings and the Astonishing Quantity of Chortens or other Votive Monuments that Surround It, Especially the Copper Gilt Statue of Lord Buddha. the Rock-carved Statue of Five Buddha Can Be Seen Below the Palace On the Roadside, Which Was Probably Carved During the Reign of Singay Namgyal.
and the Stok Palace Built in 1825th By King Tsespal Tundup Namgyal , Residence of the Present Kings of Ladakh. Transformed Into a Museum, the Collections Presented Evoke a Recent Past Where the Royal Family Ruled Over this Valley. O/n Hotel.
Day 3 : Leh- Sham Valley-lamayuru (3510m) 145kms
After Breakfast Drive to Lamayouru Enroute Magnetic Hill,Sangam & Visit Likir, also Known as Lu-khyil Gompa, the Likir Monastery Was Ordered to Built By the 5th King of Ladakh Lhachen Gyalpo and Was Thus Founded By Lama Duwang Chosje in 1065. The Monastery is of the Gelugpa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, Visit Alchi Temple Renowned as the Oldest Buddhist Learning Centre, the Alchi Gompa is One of the Magnificently Built Monasteries in Ladakh. Located 70 Kilometres West of Leh On the Banks of the Indus River, It is also the Largest and Most Famous of the Gompas Built By Tibetan Translator Rinchen Zangpo in 11th Century , Continue Drive to Visit the Mesmerizing Moon Landscapes and the Lamayuru Monastery Renowned as Tharpa Ling Which Means the ‘place of Freedom’; Lamayuru Monastery is One of the Oldest Monasteries in Ladakh. Arahat Nimagon Blessed the Site and Naropa Founded the Monastery in the 11th Century.
(optional) if the Weather Permits, Gear Up for River Rafting in River Zanskar. O/n Hotel
Day 4 : Lamayuru-Leh (3501m) 135km
After the Breakfast Drive to Leh, Visit Rizong, According to Popular Belief, Guru Padmasambhava Along with other Lamas Used to Meditate in the Caves Around Rizong in Isolation, Surviving On Two Times Meal a Day and Avoiding Any Contact with the Outside World. Before Building the Monastery in 1831, Lama Tsultim Nima Started a Hermitage At the Site to Teach Monks About Buddhism, Visit a Nunnery, Known as Chulichan (chomoling), is Under the Cover of the Monastery, Where 20 Nuns or the Chomos Reside and Worship At the Temples of the Monastery, Perform Chores like Milking, Spinning Wool and Getting Oil for the Temple Lamps. On the Way Back Make a Stop At Sangam (confluence of Two River). Arrive At Leh By Evening. O/n Hotel
Day 5 : Leh-Tsomoriri Lake (4500m) 230kms
After Breakfast, Proceed to Tsomoriri Lake Via Mahe Bridge. Then Long Wonderful Drive from Leh to Tsomoriri Gives Us Tremendous Opportunities for Photography. The Changes in Landscape are Difficult to Imagine. We Pass Through Many Typical Ladakhi Villages. One Stop At Chumathang for the Picnic and Visit the Medicinal Hot Springs, Continue Drive to Tsomoriri Lake Which is Breeding Grounds for Numerous Species of Birds. The Lake is 8kms Wide & 28 Kms Long., Korzok is One of the Most High Altitude Settlements in Ladakh. O/n Camp.
Day 6 : Korzok -Kyangdam (4594m) 5-6hrs
Elevation gain +25m / elevation loss -48m
Today we will walk from Korzok to end of the Lake with a few ups and downs. Overall it is completely different walking day with a similar experience of walking on the beach. The difference of walking here is the narrow tails mostly rocky and sand sometimes. Chances are of spotting wild animal in this area. walk along the west bank of the lake, you will have fantastic views of the Mentok range on the right and Chamser & Lungser Kangri across the lake. O/N camp
Day 7 : Kyangdam -Skitpodangsa (4562m) or Nurboo Sumdo 4-5hrs
Elevation gain +97m / elevation loss -96m
From Kyangdam the scenery changes dramatically and you enter the river valley of Parang Chu. today is again an easy walking on the flat ground to Nurboo Sumdo. You will have to wet your feet as soon as you leave camp. Pass through spring (Chumik Sharte) and the campsite is a deep ground near the river and spring. You can also camp at Skitpodangsa on the another side of the Parangchu but water level can be high in the afternoon if you are trekking in the month of early July & August. O/N camp
Day 8 : Skitpodangsa or Nurbo Sumdo- Getpabuzak (4601m) 5hrs
Elevation gain +102m / elevation loss -0m
If you camp at Nurboo Sumdo don’t forget to carry sandal with you for water crossing. The river is full of small pebbles, which hurts your feet without sandal. After crossing the river you will walk towards south for the next few days. Gradually you walk along the river. Camping site is just after small ups and down. O/N camp
Day 9 : Getpa Buzak- Tharang yokma (4732m) 4-5hrs
Elevation gain +201m / elevation loss -47m
Today again straightforward walking along the Parang Chu river with on the rolling plateau before the Valley widens. Keep walking in the same direction along the river and the campsite is near the river with a small spring. O/N camp
Day 10 : Tharang Yokma -Parang La Base (5089m) 4-5hrs
Elevation gain +307m /elevation loss -10m
Today again you will remain in the same valley and ascend of the Parangla starts from Kharsagongma. If you are in big group its ideal to camp at Kharsagongma as there is space for only a few tents. Otherwise, continue walking to the base Camp of Parangla Pass. this is a nice walk across a vast meadow while following the Parang Chu river to the base of the Parang La. O/N camp
Day 11 : Parang La Base - Thaltak (4500m) Via Parang La (5588m) 5-6hrs
Elevation gain +495m / elevation loss -1166m
Cross the river immediate after leaving the Camp. Take the trail from your left hand side and the right side of the glacier. As you walk upwards, craves become very narrow from where you can cross the glacier. Start walking towards southeast and after around 3 hours walking you can see colourful prayer flags flapping at the top of the Pass, from the pass there is a fantastic view of the Spiti valley . Take the steep descent continue to near huge rock and the waterfalls from it.In September and October water dries up, therefore you have to carry water from the Parang base. It’s vertical walking down to the Parangchu and remains walking at the same level along the Paranghu to the east for sometimes before you take another exhausting Climb to Thaltak. Thaltak has very nice campsite with a wonderful view of the mountains and spring water. O/N camp
Day 12 : Thaltak-Kibber (3650m) 4-5hrs
Elevation Gain +535m / Elevation Loss -842m
take the Straight Trail Towards East with Easy Ascend. from the Highest Point You Will Walk Steep Down to Bridge with a Few Zigzag Trails. Cross the Bridge and Reach Kibber Village. O/n Camp
Day 13 : Kibber-tabo. (3060m)
Our Next Journey Begins, in Our Comfortable Car Through Spiti (literally, ‘in Between Land’ as It Was a Buffer Zone Between the Old Kingdom of Tibet and India). First We Visit Ki Gompa, a Monastery High Above the Spiti River. There are Spectacular Views Both Down and Up of Valley from Here. Then On to the Very Different Dhankar Gompa, Perched At 4000m, with Some Beautiful Wall Paintings, Before We Arrive At Tabo, Where We Spend the Night. Tabo Monastery Along with Alchi in Ladakh, is One of the Oldest Gompas in the Buddhist World, Dating Back to 966, And, like Alchi, Centers Around a Dukhang (assembly Hall) Set On the Ground Floor (with the Spreading of Buddhism, Later Monasteries, like Ki and Dhankar, Were Built On Hillsides to Reflect the Enhanced Status of Buddhism) and It Still Has a Flourishing Art School. Tabo is Enough Off the Beaten Track to Feel Pleasantly Isolated from the Tourist Trail, and We have Time to Explore Both the Prayer Halls and the Surrounding Countryside. O/n Hotel
Day 14 : Tabo-kaza-Keylong (3080m) 235kms
Leave Kaza, drive to Kaza (3600m) Kaza is situated at the foot of steep ridges and on the left bank of river Spiti. Drive continues to Kunzom la (4590m), highest pass on Spiti Lahaul road. The lofty Shigri Glacier is seen in front in all its grandeur. The crest of the pass has been marked by a chorten of stones erected ages ago. Then drive to Khoksar. It is desolate and regarded as the coldest place in Himachal Pradesh. Finally reach Keylong, the capital of Lahaul and Spiti. Visit the town. O/N hotel
Day 15 : Keylong-Rohtang La-Manali (2050m) 120kms
Morning Driver to Manali, En Route Visiting Rohtang La 3937m. Here, One Sees the Majesty of the Mountains At Its Height and Splendour. Then You Dip Into Manali Region and Another 51 Kms Drive Will Take You to Manali. O/n Hotel
Day 16 : Manali-Naggar Castle-Manali
Manali is named after the lawgiver Manu. The word Manali comes from “Manu-Alaya” which literally means “the abode of Manu “located at an altitude of 2050M in the Beas River valley. Visit Manali which is circled by beautiful glades of deodars and flowering horse chestnuts. Visit Hadimba Temple, a four-story wooden temple is located in the middle of a forest. Afternoon visit Naggar 1760m. It is located on a wooded slope and commands an extensive view. It was the capital of erstwhile Kullu state for about 1400 years. Here, visit Roerich art gallery which houses the paintings of Nicholas Roerich as well as his sculptures. O/N hotel
Day 17 : Manali-Delhi 522kms
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