Highest Altitude: 5,577 m
Duration: 23 Nights and 24 Days
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!
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 journey.
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Mingma! Julay!namestey! hope you are in good health. Sorry to write you lately. Our trip to Thiland made us busy so we were unable to write you back. Mingma the trekking was well organised and I had a wonderful time with you.. . Ladhak is a wonderful place and your guiding made it much much better. We all are very happy and eager to visit your country sikkim next time.
The way you describe sikkim, it really seems to be a nice place. We will promote for you wherever we go. Thanks for your support when the chips were down..
Convey our regards to Jigmee,Arun and Horse man. Hope we will meet then again. Harry,Dorris Michael and Gracy Switzerland 2009
Max, hope you are doing fine business. We are thankful for your warm guidance and wonderful trekking arrangements in a short time. Mingma the food was excellent. We will return to sikkim with friends and family someday. We would no doubt recommend your company mountain tours and treks to all of our friends who want to visit India and specially sikkim and Darjeeling. Adam and wanda Netherland. 2010
Mingma, thanks for your mail. We are still in kerela and doing familiarization trip. Its very hot out here. Mingma your trekking arrangements was good and we had no hesitation in recommending your company. Your guide and cook was very good. We had more than enough varieties of food everyday. We surely hope that you will do well.
Well take care and best of luck Andrew, Roben and David Switzerland 2011 feb