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  • Trip introduction

    The Parang La trek is a difficult 12-day trip best suited for experienced trekkers. It is one of the most off-beat and unconventional trekking destinations in the country yet it is a popular spot for trekking enthusiasts. On this trek, you will climb over the sprawling snow of the Parang La Glacier, hike along the shimmering Tso Moriri Lake which is one of the most unique, beautiful lakes in the world, and follow the various Himalayan rivers like Rong Nala, Datang Nala and Pare River. You will also cross the icy cold Parechu River with bare feet.

    Note: A travel/adventure insurance is mandatory for the trek which can be arranged for INR 1097.

    Destination

    Parang La is an ancient traditional trade route which connects Spiti Valley, Tibet and Changthang in Ladakh. It is located at an elevation of 18,373 feet above sea level. It stands as one of the most unexplored and remote locations in the Indian part of the Himalayas, which makes this trek quite unique. It has quite a dynamic trail which takes you through varying landscapes. You begin in the lush green meadows and across the tree line, from the deep gorges and desert environment of Spiti Valley to the vast landscape of Ladakh. The trek takes you to remote locations covered in snow, to vast plains which were once sea beds and home some unique fossils to vast glaciers, and some more.

    Destination highlights

    Conquer the ancient trade route between Spiti, Ladakh and Tibet on the Parang La Trek. | Explore the sprawling glacier of Parang La. | Hike along the banks of the sparkling, ornamental Tso Moriri Lake. | Cross the icy waters of Parechu River.

    Activity Details

    13576

    18373

    12500

    130 kms

    56 hrs

    16 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Parang La trek: Arrival at Kaza

    Report to the hotel in Kaza by 15:00 hrs. Today, you will acclimatize to the altitude and you are free to explore Kaza. Overnight in hotel in Kaza.

    Overnight in hotel at Kaza.

    No meals will be provided today at the hotel in Kaza. | Accommodation will be in a hotel in Kaza on a twin sharing basis.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kaza

    Kaza

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Parang La trek: Kaza to Chicham
    Day 3 of the Parang La trek: Acclimatization at Chicham
    Day 4 of the Parang La trek: Chicham to Thaltak
    Day 5 of the Parang La trek: Thaltak to Borochin
    Day 6 of the Parang La trek: Borochin to Kharsa Yongma
    Day 7 of the Parang La trek: Kharsa Yongma to Kapapuche
    Day 8 of the Parang La trek: Kapapuche to Kitpodansa
    Day 9 of the Parang La trek: Kitpodansa to Chumik Shilde
    Day 10 of the Parang La trek: Chumik Shilde to Kiangdom
    Day 11 of the Parang La trek: Kiangdom to Karzok
    Day 12 of the Parang La trek: Departure from Karzok
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before departure of the Parang-La trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made between 15-29 days before departure of the Parang-La trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days before departure of the Parang-La trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers must follow all instructions of the trek leader during the Parang La trek.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing any general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the Parang La trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Insurance is mandatory for all international as well as domestic travellers (can be arranged for INR 1097)

    A high level of health and fitness is required to book this Parang La trek. Travellers with pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma, blood pressure, heart ailments or spinal problems are advised to consult with their personal physician before booking this trek.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the maximum safety of travellers and will not be held responsible for any accident, mishap or loss of life or property during the Parang La trek.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Parang La trek due to any unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or natural calamities. Travellers will be required to bear any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary.
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    • Parang La Spiti Valley Kaza Ladakh Himalaya Snow Trekking The Great Next
    • Parang La Spiti Valley Kaza Ladakh Himalaya Snow Trekking The Great Next
    • Parang La Spiti Valley Kaza Ladakh Himalaya Snow Trekking The Great Next
    • Parang La Spiti Valley Kaza Ladakh Himalaya Snow Trekking The Great Next
    • Parang La Spiti Valley Kaza Ladakh Himalaya Snow Trekking The Great Next
    • Parang La Spiti Valley Kaza Ladakh Himalaya Snow Trekking The Great Next
    • Parang La Spiti Valley Kaza Ladakh Himalaya Snow Trekking The Great Next
    • Parang La Spiti Valley Kaza Ladakh Himalaya Snow Trekking The Great Next
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    • Parang La Spiti Valley Kaza Ladakh Himalaya Snow Trekking The Great Next
    • Parang La Spiti Valley Kaza Ladakh Himalaya Snow Trekking The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Hotel stay at Kaza and Karzok, homestay in Chicham for Day 2 and Day 3 on twin/triple sharing basis

    • Dome tents on twin sharing basis, including sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Meals as per menu starting from dinner on Day 2 to lunch on Day 11
    • Safety and trekking equipment: microspikes, gaiters and helmets, as required
    • Services of certified and experienced trek guide and support crew
    • Porters or mules for carrying common supplies and equipment
    • All required camping equipment
    • First aid kit and HAPO chamber
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Hotel meals in Kaza and Karzok

    • Transport from home city to the starting point
    • Personal expenses such as apparel, gear, extra meals, gratuity tips, etc.
    • Meals during road journeys/drives, if any
    • Any kind of insurance (can be arranged for INR 1097)
    • Offloading of personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 4488)
    • Inner line permits for foreign nationals
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Waterproof down jacket
    • Inner thermals
    • Sweater
    • Woollen cap
    • Sunglasses/sun-cap
    • Muffler
    • Synthetic gloves
    • Woollen socks
    • Trekking pants
    • Full sleeved t-shirts
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Waterproof trekking shoes with ankle support
    • Gaiters/balaclava
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Demins or any other restrictive clothing
    • Shorts, slippers/sandals

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private SUV or Tempo Traveller for transit between Kaza and Chicham
    • All equipment required for camping: tent, sleeping bags, mattresses, etc.
    • First aid kit
    • Hapo chamber

    You need to get

    • Government issued ID card
    • Rucksack (50-60 ltrs)
    • Cold cream
    • Water bottle/bladder
    • Waterproof bags
    • Flashlight with extra batteries
    • Power bank
    • Personal toiletries including toilet paper and wet wipes
    • Dry snacks and electral powder
    • UV sunglasses
    • Trekking pole/stick

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.