A beautiful trekking that commences from the most famous and high-altitude Tsomoriri Lake, taking one over the high Parang La pass into the Spiti Valley, finishing at Kibber village. Spiti resembles Ladakh & Zangskar in its Tibetan-style Buddhist culture and has many interesting monasteries to visit. Drive six hours to Tsomoriri Lake or Korzok; headquarter of nomads via Chumathang and Mahay Bridge along the Indus River.
After a night halt start your acclimatization walk for a day, where you can visit Changpa nomades and have wonderful view Tsomoriri Lake. Third you will start you trek along the Tsomoriri Lake with beautiful landscape.
Duration: 7-8 days
Best Time: September to October
Highest Point: Parang La (5580m)
Highlight: People, Village, Wildlife and High Passes.
Physical Challenge: Moderate
Day 1 :- Early morning flight from Delhi to Leh, transfer to hotel and rest.
Day 2 :- Morning sightseeing – Shanti Stupa, and Sangkar Gompa; lunch at hotel, afternoon rest.
Day 3 :- Sightseeing around Sham, the lower part of Ladakh, visiting the Likir and Alchi monasteries.
Day 4 :- Leh to Rumtse by jeep, en route visit Shey, Thikse and Hemis monasteries. Great ride including visits of the famous monasteries high above Indus river.
Day 5 :- Rumtse to Kyamer 5 hours. The first day is an easy walk with two river crossings after leaving behind the Leh – Manali Road.
Day 6 :- Kyamar to Tisaling 5 to 6 hours. Two passes to be crossed today – Kumur La (4770m) and Mandal Chan La (4850m). This is the day many trekkers suffer in the thin air of some 4900m above sea level.
Day 7 :- Tisaling to Pangunagu 5 to 6 hours. Crossing one pass, Shibuk La (4900m), with a slow ascent and descent. Good chance to see Wild Ass ( Skyang ). Camp near the lake Tso Kar.
Day 8 :- Pangunagu to Nuruchan 4 to 5 hours. Walking along Tso Kar for much of the time on the trail.
Day 9 :- Nuruchen to Rajung Karu 3 to 4 hour. The shortest day of this trek with many encounters of the nomadic people of the high plateau.
Day 10 :- Rachunkaru to Gyama 5 to 6 hours. Great day of trekking over Kyamayuri La ( 5410m) and Kartse La with fine views of snow peaks.
Day 11 :- Gyama to Korzok 6 to 7 hours. Trek leads over Yalung Nyau La ( 5440m) offering stunning views of Tsomo Riri lake. More encounters with nomads as we near the great Tsomoriri.
Day 12 :- One day rest in Korzok.
Day 13 :- Korzok to Kyangdam 4 hours. All day walking along the shore of lake Tsomoriri, reaching Kyangdam at the south end of Tsomoriri with a nice camp side.
Day 14 :- Kyangdam to Nurboo Sumdo 4-5 hours. After breakfast cross the river, seeing Skyang and other animals. Nurboo Sumdo is reached just after passing a spring and crossing a stream.
Day 15 :- Nurboo Sumdo to Getpa Buzak 5-6 hours. Cross the Parang Chu and walk along the river on your left heading south. It is an easy ascend towards Parang La, thereafter only few more gentle ups and downs before halting for the night.
Day 16 :- Getpa Buzak to Tharang Yokma 5-6 hours. Walk to Tharang Yokma along several ups and downs, but no major ascents.
Day 17 :- Tharang Yokma to Kharsa Gongma 4-5 hours. Walk through an arid landscape and then along the river until reaching a big rock beside the trail. Cross the Parang Chu and camp.
Day 18 :- Kharsa Yogma to Dak Ldan 6 hours. Start ascending towards Parang La. Cross Parang chu after two hours, walking up to the right side of glacier, then turn right to the top of Parang La (5800m), the highest pass on this trek. The other side of the pass is very steep. Dak Ldan is reached half an hour later.