Parang La Trek
Parang La trek is a famous trekking destination in the Spiti valley of Ladakh, lying at a great height of 5,600 meters. In ancient time, the people used it as a trade route between Spiti, Tibet and Changthang.
Famous Trekking routes of Ladakh – Spiti Valley
Starting of Parang La Trek is Spiti valley and in ancient time people used it as a trade route between Spiti, Tibet and Changthang, lying at a great height of 5,600 meters. Trek through the amazing beauty of Ladakh, it is a famous trekking destination in the Ladakh Spiti valley.
- On the trail you will witness adorable scenic sights of valleys and towering snow clad mountains of Spiti.
- There are many streams throughout the trek and you will love walking on the river bed.
- With a rich variety of Flora and Fauna experience the change by trekking through barren lands and rocky areas.
- Reach Karzok and meet new people with different culture and preferences.
- The summit offers unparalleled views of Changthang valleys, Spiti and Parilungi peak. On the way enjoy the views of Kanamo Peak.
- Level is Difficult
- Proper conditioning & training of body required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
- Shoes are the single most important equipment.
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup
- Travel light
- The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.
Must read about Parang La Pass Trek
Trek Fee: Rs.40000 Per Person (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Manali to Manali)
Duration: 12 Days
Best Time:After Mid June and Mid Sep
Temperature :Day (5°C to 10°C) Night (-2°C to -5°C)
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level
- Group Size Large Group
Day 1– Manali to Kibber village (202 km) (8/9 hours)
Day 2– Kibber to Chicham (18 km) Rest Day at Chicham (4270 m)
Day 3– Acclimatization Day at Chicham
Day 4– Chicham to Thaltak (4693 m) (8 km)
Day 5– Thaltak to Borochin (5100 m) (12 km)
Day 6– Borochin to Kharsa Yongma (4850 m) via Parang La Pass (5100 m) (14 km)
Day 7– Kharsa Yongma to Kapapuche (4700 m) (20 km)
Day 8– Kapapuche to Kitpodansa (4550 m) (20 km)
Day 9– Kitpodansa to Chumik Shilde (4704 m) (18 km)
Day 10– Chumik Shilde to Kiangdom (4588 m) (14 km)
Day 11– Kiangdom to Karzok (4615 m) (22 km)
Day 12– Drive from Karzok to Leh (240 km)
✅ Transport facility from Manali to Leh
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
Full payment confirms your booking
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
Manali to Kibber Village (202 km) (8/9 hours)
Leave early to avoid traffic jams at Rohtang and Kunzum pass. The road is not in a very good condition, further divert towards Kibber village.
Go through the picturesque Spiti valley from Batal, there are small villages in the mountains and see the barley and peas fields. The route is straight from here. At Kibber we will make your arrangements in a homestay.
Kibber to Chicham (18 km) Rest Day at Chicham (4270 m)
Two days are reserved for acclimatization Day 2 and Day 3. Today post breakfast go hiking along the bank of River Spiti. Visit the monasteries and Gompa then head towards Chicham.
It is a village and the trail takes you through Trolley Bridge which is very famous. You will spend the night in a home stay at the village.
Acclimatization Day at Chicham
Acclimatization Day, rest or go for a short hike
Chicham to Thaltak (4693 m) (8 km)
The trek in the starting is through a well maintained leveled road, come out of the village and after 45 minutes, below Dumla campsite is visible. If you are starting the trek from Kibber then camp at Dumla.
The trail becomes an ascending one with the beautiful setting of Spiti Mountains, it can be crossed in three hours. There is greenery on the trail with soil and loose rocks. On the trek you will see Kanamo Peak on the right amidst mountains.
Thaltak campsite can be reached in 6/7 hours, it is a barren land with an oasis in between. Glance of Kanamo from here looks amazing. Set your camps here and settle for the day.
Thaltak to Borochin (5100 m) (12 km)
The initial trail from Thaltak is descending one, there are loose rocks and you need to be careful while getting down, rocks may fall from above. The trail will lead to the valley’s bottom you can reach there in an hour.
Now, you’ve reached Rong Nala, a river present in the valley. The sound of gushing water can be heard, walk along river’s right bank and cross it over a bridge. Ascent to Jukhta starts, from here climbing gets difficult because of the scree. Climb up and you are rewarded by the open views of Spiti Mountains.
Reach Borochen after crossing the barren path, this is your campsite for today. There are few water streams and it is located at the base of Parang La. Setup your camps and retire for the night.
Borochin to Kharsa Yongma (4850 m) via Parang La Pass (5600 m) (14 km)
Today’s trek is going to be a demanding one so be fully prepared. Start the trek with a steep climb which is through moraines it will lead to Thakchu campsite. From here pass the zig zag trail which is marked well.
Climb for 3-4 hours to reach the high point, Parang La Pass. The summit offers unparalleled views of Changthang valleys, Spiti and Parilungi peak. After scaling the pass get down on the Parang La glacier and from here the water sounds can be heard. Walk carefully because the glacier is crevassed.
After two hours of descent you will reach Lakku campsite and from here you can reach Kharsa Yongma or Parang La glacier’s snout in just 1.5 hours. Setup your camps here and retire for the night.
Kharsa Yongma to Kapapuche (4700 m) (20 km)
Walk on the DatangNala’s riverbed and walk on it for straight 3 hours. You will be crossing many streams on the way with Datang Kongma and Datang Yongma campsites.
Towards the left of Datang Yongma Tsoma Nala flows and Takli La and Lasoma joins it further. Ascending is less and you have to descend till campsite.
Reach there set your camps and retire for the night.
Kapapuche to Kitpodansa (4550 m) (20 km)
Today also the trek is on river bed (Para River), on the way many streams join Pare Chu River. After crossing this part reach Phalum Phada campsite, there are mini caves and big rocks.
Another is Racholamo campsite which is at two valleys located at their intersection. Trek on the river bed to reach Kitpodansa which lies further, after reaching there setup your camps and retire for the night.
Kitpodansa to Chumik Shilde (4704 m) (18 km)
Trek towards the left which leads to Norbu Sumdo. Today you have to cross Parechu River, the water level can rise so cross it according to the instructions of guide.
Now, from barren part you will enter the green meadows with blooming flowers and some streams. Norbu Somdu is the border between Ladakh and Spiti and also the Gateway to Ladakh.
Now you will encounter the change in vegetation and after a hike of one hour reach Chumik Shilde, which is wide greenish meadows with many water springs.
Chumik Shilde to Kiangdom (4588 m)
The trek today is going to be pleasant, trek on the flat meadows and after two hours of hike the Mentok peaks are visible, all covered in snow.
You further reach the Tso Moriri Lake’s southern tip. No water sources are at Kiangdom. Reach there, setup the camps and retire for the night.
Kiangdom to Karzok (4615 m) (22 km)
Trek along the right bank of Tso Moriri Lake, on the trail you will get heart-warming views of Lungser Kangri and Chamsher Kangri Peak. Karzok is a village and your campsite for today.
The total distance is 22 km and you can reach there in 7/8 hours after a long trek.
Drive from Karzok to Leh (240 km)
Leave Karzok early because the journey to Leh is 5 to 6 km long. Vehicles will be arranged for you till Leh
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
ATM POINT: Kaza is the last ATM point en route, withdraw money before starting of the journey.
BSNL signals are available at Kaza there are no signals on the trek. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before the trek.
Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.
We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.
- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.
(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)