Parang La Trek | 5600m | Manali to Leh

Parang La Trek

Crossing the high pass of Parang La connecting 2 stunning valleys of Spiti and Ladakh

Details Of The Parang La Trek

Rs. 75000/-
+5% GST PER HEAD
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Batch Size:
25 - 40 <12
Extra cost of Rs. 0 applicable for foreigners for higher permit cost and other specific arrangements. International Trekkers need to go through manual invoicing upon remittance of the partial booking fees using PayPal, Transferwise, Western Union or Direct Wire Transfer. Remaining trek fees can be paid upon arrival in India and meeting our trek leader

Above cost is assumed for 4-5 people team. Actual Cost is subject to the actual team size joining the trek and requested customizations. Higher team size will lower the cost while lower team size will significantly increase the cost. Assummed Inclusions can be read on Cost Inclusions

Must Read - Important Pre-Booking Information

Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Parang La Trek


2 Popular Peaks:
Chamshen Kangri ( 6950m ), Lungsher Kangri ( 6666m )
1 High Passes:
Parang La ( 5400m )
1 Serene Lakes:
Tso Moriri ( 4522m )
1 Tranquil Rivers:
Pare Chu
3 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Kaza, Korzok, Kibber
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Tsomoriri Wetland Reserves

Why Should You Do The Parang La Trek

  • Parang La is the High Pass of 5590 meters in the Trans Himalayas that connects the valley of Ladakh with that of Spiti in Himachal Pradesh.
  • This route was historically being used for trade exchanges between the people of Tibet, Ladakh and Spiti in ancient times. Being a part of the Silk Route, this route is very fascinating to walk on.
  • Parang La is the source of the river Pare Chu which swirls between India and Tibet. 
  • Tsomoriri wetland reserves or the Rupshu Plains is home to a wide variety of birds and animals. the lake of Tsomoriri is one of the biggest lakes in India and a classical beauty surrounded by the surreal desert mountains of the Ladakh range. 
  • Kiangdom is famous for the Kiangs - Tibetan Wild Ass which are as tall as Indian horses and looks very beautiful. Their habitat is limited to the high altitude zones of Ladakh and Nepal bordering Tibet.
  • The Parang La trek gives an opportunity to explore some of the most exclusive cultures of the Western Himalayas. Both Spitians and Ladakhis look similar yet vary so much culturally, linguistically and in food habits. They are but united by religion and follow Vajrayana Buddhism. Both the valleys of Spiti and Ladakh have some unique and unbelievable retreat caves and revered Gompas. researchers say that the oldest form of Tibetan Buddhism is still practised in Spiti, which is difficult to find even in modern-day Tibet.
  • The cold desert mountains of Ladakh are mesmerizing to see and sometimes unbelievable as they change their hues during the day. These mountains and treacherous terrain is home to the most coveted and elusive wild cat - The Snow Leopard.
  • On our trek plan for the Parang La, we make sure that we acclimatize well as that's the key to success to this very high Pass Crossing trek. Starting the trek from 4200 meters already is not easy. So it has to be planned well, both in form of the itinerary incorporating proper rest and acclimatization schedules, and physical and mental fitness at the same time. It's a demanding trek on your mental endurance and physical stamina.
  • We on our trek plan to Parang La, include visits to the revered Gompas of the Spiti Valley and give enough time to absorb the beauty of the Tsomoriri lake as well. Ou itinerary also makes sure we acclimatize well before starting the trek.
  • The town of Kaza on the Spiti side and Leh on the Ladakh side needs no introduction to a Himalayan lover. It's an altogether a different experience to travel to these places. Trekking here just elevates the experience.
  • 📅 Duration: 14 Days, 13 Nights, 9 Trek Days, Manali to Leh
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5572m
  • 🛑 Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: July, August, September
  • 🌄 Terrain: snow field, ravine, meadow,
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Different Entry Exit Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Manali
  • 🚩 Ends In: Leh
  • 🌏 Region: India - Himachal
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport (KUU), Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Chandigarh
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Manali
  • 📶 Mobile Network: All popular mobile networks in Manali and Leh. Limited BSNL in Kaza. None on trek route.
  • 🌐 Internet Option: Not on trek route. Good connections available in Manali, Kaza and Leh on WiFi and all popular mobile networks
  • 🌞 Temperatures: -6 to 20 degrees
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Nepali, Tibetan

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Parang La Trek Package - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1From Delhi To Manali ( 550 Kms,12 hours )

Drive, City Walk Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Delhi: 215 meters / 706 feet
  • Manali: 2050 meters / 6724 feet
Brief Details Of The Day: Take the long but beautiful drive through the lush green belt of the lower Himalayas. There are a lot of overnight luxury buses that ply between Delhi and Manali. Most of these leave by evening between 5 to 7 PM. You may also fly to Chandigarh and take a bus or private cab from there. Bhunter is the nearest airport to Manali and has a lesser flight landing on it. From Bhunter, the drive to Manali will be about 2.5 hours. We expect you to reach Manali between 10 AM - 12 PM where our Team Leader will be waiting to receive you and check you into the hotel. For today you will be left to rest and relax. Manali is the best place to buy any missing trekking gear and for the same matter, we will visit the market in the evening to shop for those. We will have our dinner in some authentic restaurant in Manali before we get back to our hotel to catch some sleep. We drive to Kaza tomorrow and it will be an overwhelmingly beautiful but very tiring offroad drive for about 10 hours.

Day 2From Manali To Kaza, Via - Kunzum La . Excursion to Chandratal Lake ( 200 Kms,10 hours )

Drive, Sightseeing Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Manali: 2050 meters / 6724 feet
  • Kunzum La: 4550 meters / 14924 feet
  • Kaza: 3760 meters / 12333 feet
  • Chandratal Lake: 4250 meters / 13940 feet
Brief Details Of The Day: We start our day early around 630 in the morning and board our cab to drive to Kaza. Our drive for the day is one of the most beautiful drives in the Indian Himalayas and over 50% of it is on a rough road. We pass through the newly constructed Atal Tunnel and follow the Chandra river to its source - The Mesmerizing Chandratal Lake. We stop for breakfast and lunch enroute. We stop for a considerable time in Chandratal and Kumzum Pass top, as it's not just beautiful, but also helps us acclimatize well to the altitude of Kaza as well as the high pass crossing trek to Parang La. Over the next 2 days, we will acclimatize well in Kaza before starting our trek.

Day 3Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day ( 3 Kms,2 hours )

Rest Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: After 2 days of continuous long drives, we rest our body to acclimatize well to the altitude of Kaza which is well above 3800 meters. We walk around the city, visit the nearby monasteries and buy some souvenirs. A complete relaxed day.

Day 4From Kaza To Kibber, Via - Key Monastery . Excursion to Komic, Lanza, Hikkim ( 70 Kms,6 hours )

Drive, Sightseeing Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Today will be the most important day for us on this trek. After our breakfast, we board our cab to take a wonderful drive to the interiors of the Spiti valley. We visit some of the highest settlements of the World, namely Komic, Langza and Hikkim. The drive is extremely beautiful and these villages are home to a wide array of wildflowers and animals. The excursion is not just beautiful but works out as a terrific acclimatization activity. On the other hand, it provides us with the opportunity to witness the difficult, simple and exotic lifestyle of the local villagers. You may also choose to post some postcards to your family and friends from the Highest post office in the World - Hikkim. On return, we visit Key monastery and then head towards Kibber, where we halt for the night. Kibber is one of the highest settlements in the World and staying here for a night definitely helps us with acclimatization for the trek.

Day 5From Kibber To Thalthak, Via - Dumla ( 8 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Today we start our much-awaited trek and move towards the meadows of Thaltak. After breakfast, we drive to the trekking point near Dumla from where we start our trek. As we start our trek and 1 hour into it, we understand the importance of why we emphasized on the last 4 days which we spent acclimatizing. Climbing in the cold desert of Spiti and breathing the cold dry air makes life very difficult. The trek route starts to ascend with the word go and it takes us continuous ascend of 4 hours, though gentle, to reach easier ground. The scenery all around is mind-blowing and the peak of Kanamo dominates the view. Understandably, it is the land of the coveted snow leopard. It's very easy to sight wild animals here as hardly there will be any other human beings other than us on the trek route. Before reaching the campsite of the beautiful Thalthak meadows, we climb a small hillock and spend good amount of time here for better acclimatization.

Day 6From Thaltak To Bongrojen, Via - Rong Nala ( 10 Kms,7 - 8 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Today can be called the most important day of the trek. I would rather rate it more important than the pass crossing day in terms of difficulty as the trek to the base of the Parangla pass is a long tiring one over the moraines. The trek starts easily from the camp of Thaltak and descends down sharply about an altitude of 500 meters to the river bed of the Rong Nala which is at 4100 meters. After crossing the wooden bridge over the Rong Nala, we traverse the moraines of the beautiful gorge cut by the Rong Nala, keeping the river on our left. After walking for about 2 kilometres beside the river, we leave the river and turn to its right and start to climb up the moraines straight up. This steep climb over the moraines continues for about 4 - 5 hours and we need to be very mindful about the water as there are no natural water sources enroute once we leave the river. We need to be careful walking on the moraines and try to walk as quickly through it as possible, but without disturbing it too much. The campsite is a little clearing over the moraine itself with very limited water availability. We reach the campsite by evening. It's anyways an intermediate campsite but at a very high altitude. Hence acclimatization is very important as evacuating from this campsite becomes very difficult if anyone shows signs of serious AMS. In fact, we should completely avoid trekking this day if there is the slightest hint of bad weather as the route has no intermediate campsites in between and it's a moraine land. Little rain could bring down big rocks. We leave this campsite by 3 AM in the morning to attempt the pass as we want the snow on the pass to be hard while we cross it. So not much time to be spent on this campsite. Though difficult, I must say the trek route and the campsite is magnificently beautiful.

Day 7Pass Crossing Day. From Bongrojen To Kharsha Goma, Via - Parang La Top, Lurpu ( 16 Kms,8 - 9 hours )

Pass Crossing Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Today is the ultimate day of our trek as we negotiate the last leg of the climb to the top of Parangla Pass at an altitude of 5590 meters. We start sharply at 3 AM for the trek as it is utmostly important for us to cross the pass before the sun melts the snow and turns it into slush. The glacier on the other side has a few crevasses and needs to be negotiated well. As we start our trek with our headlamps on, climbing becomes easy and quick in the dark. The climb is initially gentle but altitude plays its role making it a little difficult. It takes us about 1.5 - 2 hours to reach the base of the pass from where steep switchbacks begin. It is just an hour of steep walk from here to the top of the pass. The top of the pass greets us with fluttering and colourful prayer flags. It's a holy site for the Spitians and we must pay homage to it. After offering our prayers, we spend some time enjoying the beauty around this high pass. It's stunningly beautiful all around and we should consider ourselves lucky to have been allowed to reach its top. However, we need to get ourselves down to the safety of camps to the other side of the pass. This includes crossing the Parang glacier and its moraine and we need to be very careful with our steps. However, it does offer some relief that all of the ascends are over and now it's just about enjoying your walk down the beautiful beautiful gorge cut by the Pare Chu, stopping over at some of the exotic campsites in the Western Himalayas.

Day 8From Kharsha Goma To Datang Yongma, Via - Dak Korzong ( 6 Kms,14 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Its a very long but comfortable walk over the ravine of the Pare Chu. The entire walk through the gorge is just fascinating and you will spend the time of your life here amidst this wonderland. The geography around this region is very active and you might need to surprisingly cross the icy cold glacial river. So managing time is very very crucial to keep the waters low. Typically water is at the highest best from 2 PM till sunset. The campsites are very very far from each other and it is very important that we camp at the best location before 2PM and keep the team together.

Day 9From Datang Yongma To Norbu Sumdo, Via - Racho Lamo, Khanpa Poche ( 18 Kms,6 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: We descend down the ravine crossing the Pare Chu river quite often. We cross the river finally near Norbu Sumdo which is marked by a very very wide tri-junction from where we turn left towards Ladakh and Tsomoriri wetland reserves. It's at this very point that the Pare Chu river enters Tibet towards the right while we take left. Also, it marks the border between Ladakh and Spiti. An offroad road is being cut out for movements of the Army till Norbu Sumdo which we can use in case of any emergency. We must also note that the campsites are very very beautiful here. The timing for river crossing should be very well planned and must be done before 2 PM.

Day 10From Norbu Sumdo To Kiangdom . Excursion to Tsomoriri Lake ( 15 Kms,5 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: A flat walk to the shores of Tsomoriri lake. One of the most beautiful days of the trek.

Day 11From Kiangdom To Korzok ( 16 Kms,6 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: trek beside Tsomoriri the entire day and camp beside Tsomoriri lake, just a little ahead of the village of Korzok.

Day 12Extra Buffer / Reserved / Contingency Day ( 1 Kms,1 hours )

Buffer Day


Brief Details Of The Day: extra contingency day

Day 13From Korzok To Leh, Via - Mahe Bridge ( 230 Kms,5 hours )

Drive Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Korzok: 4500 meters / 14760 feet
  • Mahe Bridge: 4100 meters / 13448 feet
  • Leh: 3500 meters / 11480 feet
Brief Details Of The Day: drive to Leh

Day 14From Leh To Delhi ( 1 Kms,1 hours )

Fly Back Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Leh: 3500 meters / 11480 feet
  • Delhi: 216 meters / 709 feet
Brief Details Of The Day: Service ends. You may extend your stay in Leh or fly back to your home city.

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We had started our treks from October 2020 and since then we have served many trekkers without any problems related to covid. Thanks to our safety protocol and SOW.

Covid Negative RT-PCR Test Report or Vaccination Certificate Is Mandatory To Trek With Us.

All our permanent staffs have completed their vaccination and we ensure we hire other vaccinated local resources only.

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  • Day 1

    Drive, City Walk

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Manali (2050m ) . 12 Hrs. 550 Kms
    Overnight In: Manali (2050m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Welcome drink and Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Drive, Sightseeing

    From Manali (2050m ) To Kaza (3760m ), Via - Kunzum La (4550m ) . Excursion to Chandratal Lake (4250m ). 10 Hrs. 200 Kms
    Overnight In: Kaza (3760m )
    Accommodation: Hotel In Kaza
    Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Day 3

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Overnight In: Kaza (3760m )
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kaza
    Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Day 4

    Drive, Sightseeing

    From Kaza (3760m ) To Kibber (4270m ), Via - Key Monastery (4230m ) . Excursion to Komic, Lanza, Hikkim (4750m ). 6 Hrs. 70 Kms
    Overnight In: Kibber (4270m )
    Accommodation: Homestay
    Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Kibber (4270m ) To Thalthak (4650m ), Via - Dumla (4120m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 8 Kms
    Overnight In: Thalthak (4650m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek

    From Thaltak (4650m ) To Bongrojen (5080m ), Via - Rong Nala (4100m ) . 7 - 8 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Bongrojen (5080m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Pass Crossing Day.

    From Bongrojen (5080m ) To Kharsha Goma (5000m ), Via - Parang La Top (5600m ), Lurpu (5100m ). 8 - 9 Hrs. 16 Kms
    Overnight In: Kharsha Goma (5000m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Trek

    From Kharsha Goma (5000m ) To Datang Yongma (4620m ), Via - Dak Korzong (4800m ) . 14 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Datang Yongma (4620m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 9

    Trek

    From Datang Yongma (4620m ) To Norbu Sumdo (4520m ), Via - Racho Lamo (4550m ), Khanpa Poche (4600m ). 6 Hrs. 18 Kms
    Overnight In: Norbu Sumdo (4520m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 10

    Trek

    From Norbu Sumdo (4520m ) To Kiangdom (4500m ) . Excursion to Tsomoriri Lake (4500m ). 5 Hrs. 15 Kms
    Overnight In: Kiangdom (4500m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 11

    Trek

    From Kiangdom (4500m ) To Korzok (4530m ) . 6 Hrs. 16 Kms
    Overnight In: Korzok (4530m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 12

    Extra Buffer / Reserved / Contingency Day

    Overnight In: Korzok (4500m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 13

    Drive

    From Korzok (4500m ) To Leh (3500m ), Via - Mahe Bridge (4100m ) . 5 Hrs. 230 Kms
    Overnight In: Leh (3500m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 14

    Fly Back

    From Leh (3500m ) To Delhi (216m ) . 1 Hrs. 1 Kms
    Overnight In: Delhi (216m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast

+ Package Cost Inclusions

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Duration: 14 Days / 13 nights of the trek cost from Manali to Leh
  • Accommodation In Manali: 1 night in a good quality hotel or homestay in Manali with emphasis on local organic food and cultural exposure. MAP plan.
  • Accommodation In Kaza: 3 nights in a good quality hotel or homestay in Kaza with emphasis on local organic food and cultural exposure. MAP plan.
  • Monastery Visit In Kaza: Roadtrip to some of the oldest monasteries in the Spiti Valley, namely Hikkim, Komic, and Langza monasteries
  • Accommodation In Leh: 1 night in a good quality hotel or homestay in Leh with emphasis on local organic food and cultural exposure. MAP plan.
  • Accommodation On Trek: Spacious, sturdy, and High-Quality Dome Tents will be provided on twin sharing basis.
  • Sleeping In Tents: Thick Waterproof Mattress complemented with Sub Zero Sleeping bags supported with Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth will be provided by us
  • Dining On Trek: We will provide Dining and Kitchen Tents with camping stools and tables for extra hygiene and comfort.
  • Toilet On Treks: Dry eco-toilet will be set up with a toilet tent and toilet seat.
  • Meals In Hotel: MAP, i.e. Breakfast and Dinner only. Day 1 - 4 and Day 14.
  • Meals On Trek: All meals starting breakfast in Manali on Day 5 till Breakfast in Leh on Day 14 morning. 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks, and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • Trail Safety: Gaiters, Anti Slip Crampons, and Ice Axe depending upon snow conditions.
  • Communication: For efficient management of the trek, the team will be communicating with each other and trek base with the help of long-range wireless sets.
  • Medical Safety: Oxygen cylinder, Pulse Oximeter, Thermal temperature scanner, and  Emergency Medical Kit accompanied with a trek leader knowledgeable on high altitude medicine and physiology
  • Trek Leader and Guide: Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader maintaining guide to trekker ratio of 1:6. That is 1 guide for every 6 trekkers.
  • Local Support Staffs: Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, porters, mules, etc
  • Permits: All required forest entry permits and camping fees as per the rules of local administrations
  • Transfers: Manali to Kaza via Chandratal, Kaza to Kibber, Korzok to Leh, for trekkers and crew members
  • Max Team Size: Small group of not more than 12 members. You can make any batch a private batch by paying a little extra over the base trek fees.
  • Personal Trek Equipments: 9 sets of essential trek gears for complimentary use. ( read below)

 

 

9 Personal Trekking Equipment For Free Use:
(No Rent will be charged. Refundable security amount of Rs. 2000 need to be deposited )

  • Gaiters
  • Microspikes / Ice Tracktion Crampons
  • Poncho
  • Trek Pole
  • Rucksack
  • Fleece Inner Gloves
  • Neck Warmer
  • Waterproof Gloves
  • Fleece Sleeping Bag Inner

 

 

Equipment Available On Rent At Extra Cost

  • High Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes (Quechua)Rs. 1000
  • -20 Degrees Down JacketsRs. 1200
  • Windproof/Waterproof JacketsRs. 500
  • Windproof/Waterproof pantsRs. 500
  • HeadlampsRs. 200

 

 

AddOn Services At Extra Cost

  • Single Accommodation Supplement: Rs. 18000
  • Personal Baggage Porterage: Rs. 4500

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • BAGGAGE OFFLOAD: ( optional at extra cost at Rs. 4500)
  • TRANSPORT To Manali: Can be arranged on request
  • TRANSPORT From Leh: Can be arranged on request
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Food Purchased Outside Our Menu
  • Lunch while staying in hotel
  • Bottled water or any other breverages.
  • Entry fees of any kind
  • Personal Gears
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion list

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How Is The Covid19 Situation In Parang La Trek?

This trek is open currently. Following. Proper covid19 safety protocols are mandatory for a better and unhassled trek experience.

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When Does It Snow On The Parang La Trek?

This region falls in the Trans-Himalayan belt and the average altitude of this trek is above 4200 meters. It receives heavy snowfall starting from the month of October and continues till the end of May. Belonging to the rain-shadow region, the snow is dry and powdery.

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Which Is The Best Time To Do The Parang La Trek?

The best time to do this trek is from the mid-month of July till the end of September or max till the First week of October. This is the time when the weather is stable and snow is minimum making it possible for horses and ponies to cross the pass without any problem.

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How Cold Is The Parang La Trek?

Temperature varies drastically on this trek. While in the month of July and October the minimum temperature on the high camps can go up to minus 10 degrees Celsius, in the month of August and September it can go up to minus 5 degrees. Daytime temperature can go up to 20 degrees or sometimes even higher owing to the deserted land and high altitude. Wind can bring much difference in the temperature on this trek.

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What Varieties Of Flora And Fauna Can Be Seen On The Parang La Trek?

The Parangla trek is an abode for wild life lovers. This region is surrounded by National Parks and Wild Life Sanctuaries all around and is home to many wildlife, namely the elusive Snow Leopard and the Tibetan Wolf. Bordered by Pin Valley National Park and the Tsomoriri Wet Land Reserves, the Parangla trek passes through the Kibber National Park and exits in the Tsomoriri Wet land reserves which on other hand is home to many migratory birds, Tibetan Donkeys, Snow Leopard, Red Fox, Tibetan Wolf and many more.

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How Are The Accommodations And Toilet Facility On The Parang La Trek?

It is a full camping trek with no habitation on the route. Toilets will be the cat-styled dry toilets with a pit dug in the ground covered by a toilet tent. We provide camping toilet seats for safety, comfort, and hygiene.

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What Are The Fitness Requirement Of The Parang La Trek?

This is a strenuous trek with long walks every day. The altitude is very high and requires proper acclimatization and an extremely fit body possessing high stamina and endurance.

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Can Novice Trekkers Do The Parang La Trek?

Extremely fit beginners can do this trek under the guidance of a professional team. Do note that this is not an easy trek and requires good planning and preparation.

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How Safe Is The Parang La Trek?

The Parangla trek is a very high altitude trek and goes above 5570 meters. High altitude offers tremendous challenges on the trek. Not just that. The terrain falls under the rain-shadow belt of the Trans Himalayas and is extremely dry. The weather is extreme and adds to the difficulties of this trek. Once we start the trek there is no human settlement en route until we exit the village of Korzok in Ladakh. However, both these villages are very remote and proper medical facilities are far away from both the locations. Before crossing the pass, it is still good to return back to Kaza easily, but after crossing the pass there is no alternative but to finish the long trek to exit to Korzok and drive to Leh. Considering all these factors, this trek is very challenging and requires an extremely proficient support team and fit trekkers to undertake this trek, with proper preparations for emergency handling.

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Which Is The Nearest ATMs and Cash Points On The Parang La Trek?

To be safe, cash must be brought from the nearest big cities or town you come from, specially Manali.

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Is Mobile Network Available On The Parang La Trek?

Only BSNL works in Kaza town. Beyond it, there will be no network until we finish the trek.

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What Are The Unique Religion And Cultural Beliefs Of The Parang La Trek?

Spiti Valley is home to some of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in the World. It is often believed that the true form of Tibetan Buddhism is actually followed in Spiti rather than in the present day Tibet which is undergoing through mass demographic changes and loss of cultural values under Chinese administration.

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