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  • Trip introduction

    The Parang-La trek is renowned with ardent trekking enthusiasts as one of the most offbeat and unconventional treks in Himachal Pradesh. This unique adventure takes you on a snow-packed route on a 14-day itinerary across Spiti Valley and Ladakh. You'll find yourself trekking through high-altitude wetlands of the Pare Chu, climbing over the sprawling snow of the Parang-La glacier and hiking alongside the shimmering Tso Moriri lake. The initial section of the trek presents difficult challenges as you take a steeply inclining route to reach Parang-La, but as you cross the pass and enter Ladakh, the difficulty trends down with downhill and flat terrain.

    Destination

    Situated at a breathtaking altitude of over 18,200 feet, the mountain pass of Parang-La connects the two valleys of Spiti in Himachal Pradesh and Changthang in Ladakh. The trail leads travellers through some of the most unexplored and remote locations in the Indian Himalaya, often passing alongside the Pare Chu river and several other glacier-fed river streams. These lands have traditionally been home to the local Changpa natives, the real nomadic tribes of the Changthang valley. If you're lucky, you may encounter these shepherds as well as spot the local wildlife that includes the Himalayan red fox, the rare blue sheep or the Himalayan ibex.

    Destination highlights

    Sign up for the Parang-La trek, an offbeat trek in Himachal Pradesh. | Visit some of the most remote mountains in the Spiti Valley. | Hike alongside the vast expanse of the Tso Moriri lake. | Climb up to an altitude over 18,200 feet to get inspiring views. | Visit the towns of Manali, Kaza and Leh.

    Activity Details

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    18290

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    101 kms

    45 hrs

    12 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Parang-La trek: Arrive in Manali

    Arrive in Manali and gather at a hotel. Today, you'll meet the rest of your group and prepare for tomorrow's drive to Kaza. You can visit the local marketplace at Manali to shop for any last minute essentials or visit some of the local attractions of the hill-station. Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Overnight in a hotel at Manali.

    Arrive in Manali. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Manali. Today's meal plan includes dinner only. You can visit any of the restaurants in Manali to have extra meals at your own expense. Meal plans for days when you're not trekking include only breakfast and dinner at the hotel where you'll be spending the night.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Manali

    Manali

    10:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg|Non-veg
    Day 2 of the Parang-La trek: Manali to Kaza
    Day 3 of the Parang-La trek: Kaza to Chicham
    Day 4 of the Parang-La trek: Day at Chicham
    Day 5 of the Parang-La trek: Chicham to Thalthak
    Day 6 of the Parang-La trek: Thalthak to Bongrogen
    Day 7 of the Parang-La trek: Bongrogen to Kharsa Gongma via Parang-La
    Day 8 of the Parang-La trek: Kharsa Gongma to Chenpausa
    Day 9 of the Parang-La trek: Chenpausa to Kyptonasa
    Day 10 of the Parang-La trek: Kyptonasa to Kiangdom
    Day 11 of the Parang-La trek: Day at Kiangdom
    Day 12 of the Parang-La trek: Kiangdom to Karzok
    Day 13 of the Parang-La trek: Karzok to Leh
    Day 14 of the Parang-La trek: Depart from Leh
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 90 days or more before departure of the Parang-La trek: 90% refund.

    For cancellations made between 60-89 days before departure of the Parang-La trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made between 30-59 days before departure of the Parang-La trek: 25% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 30 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 general disturbance.

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

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    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 Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Parang-La Trekking Himachal Pradesh Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements, as per the itinerary, in a private SUV or Tempo Traveller

    • Accommodation for 13 nights in hotels, home-stays and tents on a twin-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tent, sleeping bag and mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining and washroom tent
    • All meals from dinner on day 4 to breakfast on day 13, plus breakfast on days 2, 3, 4, 14 and dinner on days 1, 2, 3, 13
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • Services of porters/mule to carry common camping gear and personal luggage
    • All technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • All government permits and charges
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinder)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements from your home city to Manali, from Leh to your home city

    • Any meals or accommodation not mentioned in inclusions (including lunch on days 1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 14)
    • Adventure travel insurance
    • Personal expenses such as apparel, gear, extra meals, gratuity tips to staff etc.
    • Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or natural calamities etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Waterproof down jackets
    • Inner thermal wear
    • Sweater
    • Woollen cap, muffler, gloves and socks
    • Synthetic gloves
    • Full-length trekking pants
    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Trekking shoes
    • Gaiters and balaclava
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets

    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 transport from Manali to Chicham and from Karzok to Leh
    • All equipment required for camping: tent, sleeping bag, mattress
    • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinder)

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (50+ litres) with a rain cover
    • Cold cream
    • Water bottle
    • Plastic/waterproof bags
    • Flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Power bank
    • Camera
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Personal toiletries
    • Napkins and towels
    • Dry snacks
    • UV sunglasses
    • Cap/hat
    • Trekking pole/stick

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.