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Karzok

Karzok

Kibber - Parang la pass - Korzok - Tsokar  14 Days  Spiti to Ladakh

TRIP INTRODUCTION

Kibber to Tsomoriri via Parang la pass takes 8 days and trail goes along the Pare Chu River. Tso-Moriri is a huge mountain lake in the South East of Ladakh, in the Rupshu (Chang-Thang Plateau, geographically- a part of Tibetan plateau) region. Karzok village (4'650 m) is situated on the South West bank of this Lake and it’s the world’s highest inhabited village. Karzok and its inhabitants are called Changpa nomad, who lives in Robos (Tent made from Yak wool) during summer looking after their flocks of sheep. An isolated, wonderful, less traveled trek far in the mountains of Ladakh and Great Himalayan ranges. The first part of the trekking tour is in Spiti valley, visiting the ancient villages and monasteries like: Kee, Dankhar, Lalung, Tabo, Kungri and Langza. Some of these monasteries are more than 1000 years old. Tabo built by Rinchen Zangpo in 996 A.D. is also known as "the Ajanta of the Himalayas". Starting of our trek from Kibber (4250m), we walk 500 m down to the Parilungbi gorge. Stepping over the moraine stretches, crevasses and glaciers, we climb to the mighty pass of Parang-la pass (5570m). Following the Pare Chu, which flows towards South to the Tibet frontier near Chumar village and again enters in Spiti valley, well arrive at the lake, beyond your imagination and expectation; called Tso-Morari

Highlights
Ancient nomadic trade route

High 5000m passes

Turquise Lakes of Tsomoriri and Tsokar

Meeting with nomads of Changthang

Cloud people of Spiti

Kullu Manali scenic hill station

Chandra River Valley and its 6000m peaks

OUTLINE TRIP ITINERARY
Day 01: Delhi - Manali. Overnight drive 14 hrs Or fly Delhi to Kullu-Manali airport.
Day 02: Manali (2050m)

 

Our Services starts here
Day 03: Drive to Rohtang la (3978m) – Kunzom la (4551m) -Kaza (3600m), 7-8 hrs.
Day 04: Drive to Kee (3900m), Trek to Gete (4280m) - Kibber (4110m) - Dumla (4080m). 6 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Thaltak (4600 m) 4-5 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Jugtak (5000 m) Base camp parang la. 6-7 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Parang la (5570 m) Kharsa gongma (4900 m) 7-8 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Detung (4650 m) 6-7 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Umlung (4600m)/Norbu sumdo (4500 m) 5-6 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Chumik Shilde (4500m) - Kyangdam (4500 m) 6-7 hrs.

Day 11: At Kyangdom - enjoy Lake view or climb nearby summit.
Day 12: Trek to Korzog (4600m), 6-7 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Yalung Nyau la (5430m) - Kyama (5180m), 6-7 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Kortse La (5380m) - Kyamayuri la (5430m) - Rachungkaru (4840m), 7-8 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Horlam Kongka la (4900m) -- Nuruchan (4650m), 5-6 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Pongunagu (4580m) Tsokar, Drive to Taglang La (5328m)- Leh (3600m) 5-6 hrs

End of our services


Day 17: Leh
Day 18: Fly Leh - Delhi and onwards flight back to home

 

TRIP FACTS

Region: Ladakh, ZANSKAR

Trip Length: 18 days New Delhi to Delhi or Europe to Europe.

Trip Length: 14 days Manali to Leh.

Trek Days: 13

Grade: Moderate to strenuous

Max. Elevation: 5570m

Best Season: Mid June to mid October

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Cost includes
10 nights Potala expedition-style trekking and camping.

Group transportation by private vehicle.

Delicious meals - we serve Indian, Tibetan, local and continental cuisine.
3 men sleeping tent for 2, Sleeping bags with comfortable sleeping pads, trekking poles, dining tent.

Trained and experienced trekking guide, Sherpa staff, trekking mules and riding horse.

Medical basic first aid kit

Inner line permit, camping fees


Cost excludes
Hotels in Delhi / Leh / Manali.

Domestic flights. Travel health insurance.

Soft or hard drinks.

Personal tipping to staff

Entrance fee at monasteries and

Any unforeseen cost arises beyond trip schedule

Previous Parang la trek and Reviews

 

 

 “I have completed the Parang la trek from Karzok to Kibber and Kanamo peak from 08 Aug. 2011 to 20 Aug. 2011 organized by Potala Adventurers, with leading Guide Umesh and assistant Guide Ravinder. They are professional, experience, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Umesh has assisted me several times on the river crossings and willing to wait for me, as I am always walking slowly. With no complaints, and also give me support with encouragement on passing the Parang la pass (5450m) and on the Kanamo peak and give full support on during the road blocking on the Batal – Chatru. He also shared with me of his climbing experience and others about the regional history & culture to make the trip interesting. Ravinder served as assistant guide but also acted as cook on the trek. He has done a good job on cooking includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner. I like much of his fried rice and noodles, potato chips and mixed veg. He also cleans up campsite area and burnoff the garbage before leaving, in support of the eco-tourism.

I also like to thank you Tenzin Ningbo to secure me the bus ticket New Del / Manali / Del and the booking on the sunshine guest house which provide me the comfortable and nice stay. As well as to Ningbo for all his support me during my stay in Manali.

Last but not least, I would like to thank you Mr. Prem Singh of Potala Adventurers to well organize of this trek, the trek is challenging and overall the trip is rewarding, especially on the Spiti valley tour. I would like to come back very soon in the near future for another trek”.

Yours

Mr. Stanley Lai, SINGAPORE, 25 Aug. 2011

 

Dear Prem Singh and Tenzin,
" We would like to express our greatest appreciation to all the efforts made by Govinda, Chin and Prem in making all aspects of our treck and climb enjoyable and memorable.
The whole team worked very hard, even when they must have been in tired, to look after us on the treck and they catered for all our needs.
The food was of outstanding quality and was always varied, plentyfull and very tasty. At all time Govinda, Chin and Prem went out of their way to make sure that we were comfortable.
In Perticular we would like to express our appreciation for Govinda, who is an excellent guide - polite, cheerful and enthusiastic at all time. He was great company to be with and we both feel priviledged to have met him.
We would not have wished for a better treck and would thoroughly recommenD Govinda, Chin and Prem to any of your future clients". Yours,
Antje and Ray, July 2008, UNITED KINGDOM

 

“Dear Traveller, we went on the most amazing 16 days trek from otherside of Rohtang Pass. Through Lahoul and Spiti and over Parang La and pass at 18.300 ft to the lake Tso Moriri and ending up at Pang on the Manali Leh road. It was a demanding but fabulous trek which I highly recommend to anyone who wants a real adventure. Our guide Prem and cook Lobsang were excellent; they took very good care of us and were great company as well. I highly recommend to anyone who wants a well-organized and exciting trek”.

Jannaca Chics, Mr. Zev O, and group of 4. CANADA

 

OUTLINE TRIP ITINERARY
Day 01

Delhi - Manali. Overnight drive 14 hrs Or fly Delhi to Kullu-Manali airport.


Day 02

Manali (2050m)

Arrival at Manali by morning at 08:30 hrs (Volvo Coach). On arrival met our representative and transfer to hotel. Day at Leisure.

Our Services starts here
Day 03:

Drive to Rohtang la (3978m) – Kunzom la (4551m) -Kaza (3600m), 7-8 hrs.
Today an early departure from Manali, Over land journey by jeep over Rohtang pass 3978mtrs.
Rohtang pass, which is the gateway to Lahoul –Spiti, Pangi and Zanskar passing through Chandra Valley, enroute having magnificent view of snow capped mountain of C.B. Ranges and Bara Shigri Glacier. These ranges are part of Pir Panjal range of lower Himalayas. Passing through Kunzum –la (4551m) we arrive at first village of Spiti called Losar (4’000m). By the evening arrival at Kaza. Kaza is a beautiful place and sub-headquarter of Spiti region. Continue to drive along the Spiti River to Tabo. Our first night stay.

Day 04

Drive to Kee (3900m), Trek to Gete (4280m) - Kibber (4110m) - Dumla (4080m). 6 hrs.
Today leaving Langza we drive to visit Kee and from here we trek to uphill to Gete first and descent to Kibber village. After lunch at Kibber we continue trek to Dumla locked up between hills and beautiful campsite. Leaving Kibber we descent to narrow Parilungbi gorge. Cross the Parang Chu by bridge and follow a small stream until Dumla village 400 mtrs. Dumla, which is last inhabitated village on route. Late afternoon visit Chichim village located nearby.

Kibber

Kibber to Dumla - Parilungbi gorge

 

Kibber

Kibber

Kibber

 
       

Day 05:

Trek to Thaltak (4550 m) 4-5 hrs.

Leaving Dumba behind descent 500 meters. To the Now 900 mtrs. Gradual climbing, arrival on a ridge, from where splendid and spectacular view of Shilla Peak 6303m. to southeast half an hour down to the campsite of Thaltak.

Thaltak

Thaltak

Thaltak

Thaltak

Thaltak

Thaltak

Day 06

Trek to Jugtak (5000 m) Base camp parang la. 6-7 hrs.
Now trail descend 400 mtrs. Down to Parilungla Chu. Cross the river, Climb to saghthag over moraine stretch. Further gradual and exhausting climb to reach the glaciated valley, one to the north and one to the south. Follow the moraine stretch towards north and then arrive at the campsite of Jugthag at as altitude of 4850m

Thaltak

Thaltak

Day 07:

Trek to Parang la (5570 m) Kharsa gongma (4900 m) 7-8 hrs.

An eventful day for those who have never climbed this height Before. From camp climb up gradually to Parangla on patches of snow panoramic views of Peaks of Ladakh, Lahoul and Spiti for below in the NW you can see the Pare chu which original from this pass. 4 km. Descend
through crevasses and glacier then cross the Pare chu. Following the left site of river arrive at campsite of Karsha Gongma.

Parang la pass

Parang la

Parang la

Day 08:

Trek to Detung (4650m) 5 hrs.

Today we cross the river close to campsite and follow the right bank of Pare Chu. Now the valley becomes broaden .Sometimes on riverbed or above river the trail goes to campsite of Dokpo Phirtse. 60 kms stretch through Kharas, Dokpo phirtse, Dakar, Kuru and Thaktote, which are places where Changpas stays during summer time. Gentle and easy walking along the Pare Chu. Small tributuries to be cross before arriving the Detung camp site.

Day 09:

Trek to Umlung (4600 m) - Norbu Sumdo (4500m) 6-7 hrs.

Today again easy walking along the right bank of Pare-chu.Now the valley becomes wide as you follow the Pare-chu.At different places you come across Patches of grass at nomad’s summer place.

Short stretch along the right bank until arriving a place where a stream joins with pare-chu. The trail goes further to chumar village in Tibet. Pare- chu river to be cross at this point and trek up to right and valley. Walk towards right hand valley. As you trek upwards the landscape changes from dusty plain to green pasture ground. Here you will be welcomed by Changpas. (Tibetan nomads) Overnight camp at Norbu Sumdo.

Day 10:

Trek to Chumik Shilde (4500m) - Kyangdam (4500 m) 6-7 hrs.

A wonderful and exciting day of trekking tour, here landscape changes dramaically. Walking through pasture and sandy patches the valley become broader and broader. Walking through Chumik Shilde and crossing stream finally arrive at Tso-moriri Lake. The lake is 24 kms in length and 6 kms wide. Changpas can be seen with their flocks of sheep, goats and yaks near around the lake. Kyang, birds like: bar headed goose, the migratory birds black-necked ducks are also found around the lake.


Day 11: At Kyangdom - enjoy Lake view or climb nearby summit.

Kyangdom

Kyangdom

Kyangdom

 

Kyangdom

Kyangdom

Kyangdom - Karzok

 

Day 12:

Trek to Korzog (4600m), 6-7 hrs.

Today after breakfast leaving Kyangdam behind we trek to Korzog along the banks of Tsomoriri Lake. Yet its providing pleasant walk on the shore of lake as well as Chamser and Lungser Kangri peaks remain in sight up to Korzok. Karzok is high altitude village, situated at the west banks of Lake Tsomoriri, inhanitants of Karzok also known as Changpa. Arriving at Korzog we camp at the Phirtse phu river.

Kyangdom - Karzok

Karzok

Karzok

Karzok

Karzok

Karzok

Day 13:

Trek to Yalung Nyau la (5430m) - Kyama (5180m), 6-7 hrs

We trek past many large nomadic encampments over Gyam sharma La to Kyama.

Day 14:

Trek to Kortse La (5380m) - Kyamayuri la (5430m) - Rachungkaru (4840m), 7-8 hrs.

Today leaving camp we first cross Kortse la and next the Kyamamuri La to Rajung Karu.

Day 15:

Trek to Horlam Kongka la (4900m) -- Nuruchan (4650m), 5-6 hrs.

At first trek over the low ridge of Harlam Konka to the small village and Gompa of Nuruchang. Than trail goes over a small pass that takes you to Nuruchan. This area is principally inhabited by the nomadic people with their yaks, sheep and pashmina goat. We are close to Tsokar Lake.

Day 16:

Trek to Pongunagu (4580m) Tsokar, Drive to Taglang La (5328m)- Leh (3600m) 5-6 hrs

Today trek along the Tso kar and another best place of our trek. We camp at Pongunagu. Afternoon visit Thugje goma located nearby. Walking through a gorge, the challenge of the day is when the river has to be crossed twice. At Rumtse, a vehicle will pick us up here and finally drive to Leh. Overnight hotel.

End of services

Day 17:

Leh


Day 18:

Fly Leh - Delhi and onwards flight back to home
Morning flight to Delhi from Leh. On arrival transfer to international terminal.

 

KARZOK - PANG TREK OPTION

Day 12: Trek to Karzok, 6-7 hrs.

Today after breakfast leaving Kyangdom behind we trek to Karzok along the banks of Tsomoriri Lake. Yet its providing pleasant walk on the shore of lake as well as Chamser and Lungser Kangri peaks remain in sight up to Karzok. Karzok is high altitude village, situated at the west banks of Lake Tsomoriri, inhanitants of Karzok also known as Changpa. Arriving at Karzok we camp at the Phirtse phu river.

Day 13: Trek to Tharang la base camp, 5-6 hrs.

Today leaving Karzok we trek to Karzok phu, where numbers of Changpa lives in Robos (tents) looking after their flocks of sheep. We climb strenuously to base camp of Tarang la pass. There is magnificent view of Lake Tsomoriri, Chamser and Lungser Kangri.

Day 14: Trek to Tharang la – Lanyar, 7-8 hrs.

Today an early departure from base camp , at first steep climbing, than on ridge to high pass of Tarang la, usually a few tourist have find their way to this pass, this pass is mostly used by nomads.  Crossing pass we descend to Lanyar for overnight camp.

 

Day 15: Trek to Thelakong la -camp by the river, 6 hrs.

Long and exhausting day trek, gradual ascent to the pass, extensive view of the barren plateau Kyangchu thang. After crossing Thela Kong la follow the Zara Chu. Several time Zaru Chu have to cross. By the evening arrive at the campsite of Khalad.

Day 16: Trek to pang. Drive to Leh. 5 hrs,

Now trek downwards following the Zara Chu and crossing some time on left, some time on right. Lastly arrive at Pang Tented summer camp on Manali-Leh highway.

Drive to Leh over Taglang La 5328m which is the 2nd highest motorable pass on the world. Over night stay at hotel.

Day 17: Leh.

Visit monastery of Shey - Thikse - Hemis - Leh. Based out of our hotels, we visit the monasteries of Shey, the old capital of Leh, and the monasteries of Thikse and Hemis. Return to hotel by evening.

Day 18: Fly Leh - Delhi. fly back to home.

Lanyar

Thelakong la

Lanyar

Lanyar

Lanyar

Lanyar

Lanyar

Lanyar

   

Below Thelakong la

Edelweiss below Thelakong la

Zara Chu

Zara Chu

Zara Chu

 

 

           

           

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