Spiti to Ladakh Trekking

24 Days
India
2
Moderate
  • Trip Code:
  • Trip Type: Trekking
  • Max. Altitude: 4500m
  • Travel Mode: Coaches/Air

The old trade route to Ladakh and Tibet may have been tarmacked, but most of this remote and spectacular region is still only accessible on foot. Its trails though well frequented in high season, are long, hard and high, punctuated by few settlements, so be ready for this unending exploration journey.

If one has come to the Himalaya to hike across high passes and vast tree-covered mountainsides, one will be spoiled for choice in Lahaul and Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh. The old trade route to Ladakh and Tibet may have been tarmacked, but most of this remote and spectacular region is still only accessible on foot. Its trails, though well frequented in high season, are long, hard and high, punctuated by few settlements, so be ready for this unending exploration journey.
This is one of the most remote and challenging treks, crossing passes as high as 18,300 ft. We follow ancient trade routes still used by the nomadic herdsmen of Changtang. Spiti has only been opened to foreigners since 1993, Travel with the experts.

Overview
Trip Duration 24 Days
Trip Type Trekking
Trip Grade Moderate
Min Group Size 2
Max Altitude 4500m
Trip Start Delhi
Trip End Delhi
Best Season Mar-May & Sep-Nov
Transportaion Coaches/Air
Meals All meals during the trekking, rest of part bed and breakfast
Acommodation Lodges/Tented camp
Itinerary

Arrive Delhi, on arrival meet and transfer in a hotel for overnight stay.

Express Train to Chandigarh and drive down to Manali

Day at Leisure. Stay overnight at a hotel.

Travel by jeep over 3,978 Rohtang pass, gateway to Lahaul, then continue by jeep over 4.358 metre Kunzam la to Losar, the first village in the Spiti valley.

Continue by jeep to Kaza, the modern capital of Spiti.

Travel by jeep to Dhankar fort, the former capital of Spiti, high above the confluence of the Pin and Spiti rivers. Then continue towards Tabo Gompa, one of the greatest artistic treasures in the Himalayan region, to view its paintings and sculptures, some of which are over 1,000 years old.

Travel by jeep to Kyi Gompa, the largest in Spiti, and Kibber, famed as the world’s highest village with electricity and daily bus service. Overnight stay at Kibber.

Local walk around Kibber: to Gete and Tashigang, two villages among the highest permanent settlements on earth. Return to Kibber for the night.

Begin trekking with a short but steep climb to the grazing pastures above Kibber.

Trek to Pangrochen, the last camp before Parang la. Only a small spring sustains life at this high, rocky campsite.

Trek over 5,577 metre Parang la and descend the dazzling Parang glacier to the lovely oasis of Kharsa Gongma

Trek down the valley of the Pare Chu (river) to Tarang Yogma.

Continue down the Pare Chu, cross the river and camp at the broad oasis of
Norbu Sumdo.

Trek to Kiangdam, on the southern shore of TSO Moriri, the “Mountain Lake”.

Rest day in the incredible setting of Kiangdam.

Trek to Korzok, the village and Gompa at the northern shore of the lake.

Trek past many large nomadic encampments over Gyamsharma La to Gyama.

Cross the Kyamamuri La to Rajung Karu.

Trek over the low ridge of Harlam Konka to the small village and Gompa of Nuruchan.

Trek to Tso Kar, another of the remarkable lakes of the Changtang plains.

Travel by jeep to over the 5,328-metre Taglang la to Leh.

Exploration of Leh.

Morning flight to Delhi from Leh. Check into a hotel for an overnight stay.

Depart- Delhi and transfer to airport for catching a flight to onward journe

Service Includes/Excludes

Trip Cost Include:

» Airport pick up and drop
» All accomodation with breakfast
» All Transportation by car van/Bus/Coaster
» One English Speaking Guide
» Sightseeing Entry fee
» Leh Travel Pernit
» Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking
» All Food for trekking ( Breakfast, lunch, dinner) prepared by our cook during trekking
» Staff: 1 Trekking Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen & necessary porters
» Trekking crews of insurance
» Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews
Trip Cost Exclude:
» Airfare
» Emergency Rescue evacuation
» Trekking Sleeping bag
» Personal expenses
» Tipping (Tips)
» Bar bills & beverage
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