Places Covered: LEH, INDUS VALLEY, STOK ROYALE PALACE, RUMTSE , KUMUR LA , SHIBUK, NURUCHAN , HORLAM KONGKA LA , YALUNG NYAU LA , KYANGDAM , NARBU SUMDO , PARANG CHU , PARANG LA ,KYATO
Duration: 14 Nights 15 Days
Best Season: August to October
Grade: Moderate to Challenging
Altitude: 5580 mts
Drive six hours to Tsomoriri Lake or Korzok; headquarter of nomads via Chumathang and Mahay Bridge along the Indus River. After a night halt start your acclimatization walk for a day, where you can visit Changpa nomades and have wonderful view Tsomoriri Lake. Third you will start you trek along the Tsomoriri Lake with beautiful landscape. The trail turns southward from Nurboo Sumdo and start walking along Parang chu valley towering snow Peak Mountains. Seventh day you will walk on a glacier mountain for 3.30 minutes to reach Parangla 5880m. Crossing the pass the landscape suddenly changes with high mountains of Lahul & Spiti and Kibber viilage in Himachal Pradesh is reached after another day trek. Your trek wonderful trek is finished here. After the trek you can extend trip and visit Ki, Lhalung, Pin and Tabo monasteries of Spiti Valley by Jeep
1st Day: ARRIVE DELHI AIRPORT. Transfer to hotel.
2nd Day: DELHI TO LEH (3500 m) BY PLANE. Afternoon at leisure. We can visit the palace and the gompa of Leh and the Stock royal palace.
3rd Day: VISIT OF THE HIGH INDUS VALLEY’S MONASTERIES. Overnight at Hotel.
4th Day: VISIT STOK ROYALE PALACE. Spitok monastery and the Tibetan Camp of Choglamsar. These two days of visit are an excellent opportunity to get acclimatized for the Khardong La.
5th Day: LEH TO RUMTSE (4000 m) BY TAXI. Trek to Kyamar (4420 m) in 4 h. We stop at Hemis to visit its monastery, one of the largest and most importantof Ladakh. Later, we will continue to Rumtse, where the trek starts. We enter a magnificent and vast area, where the Changpas – nomadic herders take their yak to pasture. We follow the ancient salt along the green Kyamar valley.
6th Day: KYAMAR TO KUMUR LA (4770 m) TISALING (4805 m) in 5h 30. We start through beautiful color gorge towards Chorten Sumda. Easy walk for one hour then ascend towards Kumur La. From the top one can see the beautiful view of the chain of Kangyatse and the chain of Indus valley.
7th Day: TISALING TO SHIBUK (4875 m) PANGUNAGU (4800 m) in 5 h. From the pass we get a panoramic view of the Tsokhar Lake (4400m)and the Rupshu valley. Then descend towards the lake, from witch the nomads collect some salt. We will camp near the winter camp of nomad people of Chanthang.
8th Day: PANGUNAGU TO NURUCHAN (4630 m) in 5 h. Today we have an easy trek along the lake. On the way one can see many birds and Wild ass (Kyang) of Ladakh and Tibet plateau. At the end of the lake the trail goes right and enter the Nuruchan village.
9th Day: NURUCHAN TO HORLAM KONGKA LA (4 900 m) KYAMAYURI LA(5 410 m ). Gyamabarma (4950 m) in 6 h. This is a high altitude route and we will cross two passes around 4900 m.
10th Day: GYAMABARMA TO YALUNG NYAU LA (5 440 m) KORZOK (4550 m) in 6 h. Trek over the Yalung Nyau La to Korzok, on the northwestern shore of Tso Moriri, the “Mountain Lake”. We visit the Korzok monastery. Camp by the lake.
11th Day: KORZOK TO KYANGDAM (4550 m) in 6 h 30. Walk along the western shore of Tso Moriri to Kyangdam, an expansive grassland on the southern shore.
12th Day: KYANGDAM TO NARBU SUMDO (4450 m) en 6 h. After crossing the river, the trail climbs up for a while and enter the Parang Chu valley.
13th Day: NARBU SUMDO TO PARANG CHU 1 (4850 m) in 5 h. We gradually ascend the Prang Chu valley, on the right bank of the river.
14th Day: PARANG CHU 1 TO PARANG CHU 2 (5000m) in 5h 30. The trail passes through a narrow gorge involving many ascents and descents to the side valleys and streams
15th Day: PARANG CHU 2 TO PARANG LA (5500 m) JUGSTOK (4800 m) in 7 h. After the frontal moraine of the Parang glacier, the trail continues on the opposite bank, thorough a mass of fallen rocks. After making our way over a few patches of snow, we climb gradually up to Parang La. The top of this Pass presents spectacular viewpoints of the peaks and ranges of Lahol and Ladakh. The Parang Chu, whose source is on the southern slopes of Parang La, can be seen below.
16th Day: JUGSTOK TO KIBBER (4205 m) in 7 h. Steap descend towards the Sampa Lungpa valley. After crossing a little pass, the Thaltak La (4600 m),one can see towards Parilungbi in the Lingti Valley and Shilla. We soon reach the little hamlet of Dumla, a tiny green oasis, then Kibber, which is the highest village in the world.
17th Day: KIBBER TO TABO (3050 m). Transfer by taxi, along the Spiti river (60 Km – 4 h). We reach Kyi in less than 3hours and have all afternoon to explorethis fascinating village and the jumble of the white buildings that is the gompa, perched high on a rocky hill above the village. Afterwards, we visit the Tabo monastery, one of the most important gompas, not just in Spiti but in the whole Tibetan Buddhist world. There is also a modern gompa and a painting school founded by the Dalai Lama.
18th Day: TABO TO KYATO. Transfer by taxi.
19th Day: KYATO TO KUNXUM LA (4590 m) – ROHTANG LA (3980 m) – Manali. Transfer by taxi. This is quite long drive, about 8 to 9 hours. We will cross two passes split by the Chandra valley.
20th Day: MANALI TO DELHI BY NIGHT BUS.
21th Day: LATE MORNING ARRIVE IN DELHI. Afternoon at leisure. Safety day for your international flight