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Parang La Trek | Manali to Leh Trek

Parang La Trek - Manali to Leh

A mesmerizing walk to climb and crossover the historical high pass of Parang La to connect 2 stunningly beautiful valleys of Spiti and Ladakh

About The Parang La Trekking Expedition

Rs. 75000/-
Batch Size:
25 - 40 <15
Extra cost of Rs. 6000 applicable for foreigners. Private Customized groups can be booked at extra cost. Group of 12+ gets a private group by default.

International Trekkers can remit the booking fees using PayPal, Transferwise, Western Union or Direct Wire Transfer and pay the remaining trek fees upon arrival in India

5% GST is applicable on all our costing.

Is On Dynamic Pricing. Trek cost decreases with increased participation. Same Cost applies to all members as per actual batch size.

Applicable Trek Fees Rs 65000 (for 6-9 pax) | Rs 55000 (for 10-15 pax)

Find Whats Included In The Cost, Free Equipments, Meals etc

Must Read - Important Trek Pre-Booking Information

Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Parang La Trekking Expedition

Peaks: Chamshen Kangri ( 6950m ), Lungsher Kangri ( 6666m )
Passes: Parang La ( 5400m )
Lakes: Tso Moriri ( 4522m )
Rivers: Pare Chu
Villages: Kaza, Korzok, Kibber
National Parks / Forest Reserves: Tsomoriri Wetland Reserves

Why Should You Do The Parang La Trekking Expedition

  • Parang La is the High Pass 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 and drains its water into the Tsomoriri Lake.
  • The Parang La is a very high pass and the trek route climbs 5572 meters to cross over from Kibber in the Spiti Valley to the Rupshu plains or Kiangdom of Ladakh.
  • 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 city of Kaza on the Spiti side and Leh on the Ladakh side need no introduction to a Himalayan lover.
  • Duration: 14 Days, 13 Nights, 9 Trek Days, Manali to Leh
  • Highest Altitude: 5572m
  • Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
  • Best Time: 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: Nono 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 Trekking Expedition Package - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Manali (2000 Meters). Today is the arrival day in Manali and we expect you to reach our designated hotel by evening today. Nothing much to be done today, but we will have a team introduction, trek briefing and a look at your trek gears and clothing to check if its sufficient to sustain the long and cold trek. Tomorrow's gonna be a rest and acclimatization day. Hence, no hurry today. We need to rest pour body well before venturing into the cold desert landscape.
  • Day 2: Rest and Acclimatization Day in Manali. In the morning, we focus on getting some height gain and a light walk. Then on return, we will shop for the missing items for the trek as Manali is one of the best destinations in India to shop for mountaineering gears.
  • Day 3: Drive from Manali to Kaza, via Chandra Tal (4250 Meters) and Kunzum La (4550 Meters). Today, early morning we board our SUVs to take over the rough road trip to Kaza, via Chandratal and Kunzum La. Get ready to hold back your seat as you would be passing to some of the most exclusive Himalayan landscape in India and witness the beauty of some of the most elegant peaks around. On reaching Kaza, we need to give our body some good rest. We need to note than Kaza is at an altitude of 3800 meters and the wind here is very dry which might hamper your breathing for a little while at the beginning.
  • Day 4: Explore the Spitian village of Kaza (3800 Meters). It's important that we acclimatize well for the trek. However, acclimatization does not happen indoors but by exploring the valley and local culture. We take on a road trip to the historical and revered places of the Spiti Valley, namely Komic, Langza and Hikkim.
  • Day 5: Drive to Kibber (4135 Meters). Camp at Dumla (4100 Meters, 2 hours trek). Today we start our trek. We visit the Key Monastery and the village of Kibber - one of the highest settlements in the Himalayas, the home to the Snow Leopard as well. We start our trek to Dumla by afternoon and its a short trek today, to begin with. We need to note that the altitude ticks 4200 by the time we start our trek which is higher than the summit of some of the beautiful peaks of the Alps.
  • Day 6: Trek from Dumla to Thalthak Meadow (4650 Meters, 4 hours trek). Today, as we start the day, we gradually climb to the open meadow of Thalthak 
  • Day 7: Trek from Thalthak Meadow to Bongrojen (5100 Meters, 7 hours trek). Today we trek to the base of the Parang La. Be prepared for a long walk.
  • Day 8: Cross Parang La (5572 Meters) to camp at Dak Karzong (4800 Meters, 8 hours trek). Today we cross the pass of Parang La and descend down following the Pare Chu river to the campsite of Dak Karzong in Ladakh. It's an exhausting switchback to the top of Parang La and the descend initially needs careful steps crossing theParang glacier. We camp after crossing the snout of the Parang Glacier.
  • Day 9: Trek from Dak Karzong to Datang Yongma (4600 Meters, 6 hours trek). Trek downwards by following the river gorge, crossing the Parre Chu multiple times and finally camping in the meadow of Datang Yongma.
  • Day 10: Trek from Datang Yongma to Norbu Sumdo (4500 Meters). Trek down to the tri-junction of three routes - From Spiti, Ladakh and Chumur
  • Day 11: Trek from Norbu Sumdo to Kiangdom (4500 Meters, 6 hours trek). It requires us to cross the Pare Chu for the one last time on this trek and climb up gently to the habitat zone of Kiangs. The campsite is beautiful overlooking the beautiful Tsomoriri Lake. A Birdwatcher's delight.
  • Day 12: Full exploration day in Tsomoriri and other nearby lakes.
  • Day 13: Trek from Kiangdom to Korzok (4530 Meters. 6 hours). Drive from Korzok to Leh (3500 Meters): A long walk to the village of Karzom ends our trek. We board our cabs from Karzok and drive towards Leh.
  • Day 14: Depart from Leh or explore further

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+ Short Travel Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrive in Manali
  • Day 2: Rest and Acclimatization Day in Manali. Explore
  • Day 3: Drive from Manali to Kaza, via Chandratal
  • Day 4: Explore the Spitian village of Kaza. Rest and Acclimatize well to the very high altitude.
  • Day 5: Drive to Kibber. Camp at Dumla
  • Day 6: Trek from Dumla to Thalthak Meadow
  • Day 7: Trek from Thalthak Meadow to Bongrojen
  • Day 8: Cross Parang La to camp at Dak Karzong
  • Day 9: Trek from Dak Karzong to Datang Yongma
  • Day 10: Trek from Datang Yongma to Norbu Sumdo
  • Day 11: Trek from Norbu Sumdo to Kiangdom
  • Day 12: Full exploration day in Tsomoriri and other nearby lakes
  • Day 13: Trek from Kiangdom to Korzok. Drive from Korzok to Leh
  • Day 14: Depart from Leh or explore further
+ Fixed Departure Dates

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+ Package Cost Inclusions


  • Duration: 14 Days / 13 nights of the trek cost from Manali to Leh
  • Accommodation In Manali: 2 nights in a good quality hotel or homestay in Manali with emphasis on local organic food and cultural exposure.
  • Accommodation In Kaza: 2 nights in a good quality hotel or homestay in Kaza with emphasis on local organic food and cultural exposure. 
  • 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.
  • 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 table for extra hygiene and comfort.
  • Toilet On Treks: Dry eco-toilet will be set up with a toilet tent and toilet seat.
  • Meals: All meals starting Evening Tea in Manali on Day 1 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 15 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. 1000 need to be deposited )

  • Gaiters to protect snow from getting into your shoe (to be returned after use )
  • Microspikes / Ice Tracktion Crampons to grip well on slippery and hard snow on the trek (to be returned after use )
  • Poncho to protect you from snowfall (to be returned after use )
  • Trek Pole to protect you from falling and balancing on the trek (to be returned after use )
  • Rucksack to pack your trekking gears (to be returned after use )
  • Fleece Inner Gloves (to increase layering in your hand )
  • Neck Warmer: ( to protect your throat )
  • Waterproof Gloves: ( to protect your hands)
  • Fleece Sleeping Bag Inner to ensure personal sleeping hygiene.  (to be taken home )



Equipment Available On Rent At Extra Cost

  • High Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes (Quechua):
  • -20 degrees Down Jackets:
  • Windproof/Waterproof Jackets:
  • Windproof/Waterproof pants:
  • Headlamps:
+ Package Cost Exclusions


  • BAGGAGE OFFLOAD: ( optional at extra cost at Rs. 400 per day)
  • 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
  • Personal Gears
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion list
+ Mandatory Packing List
  • 3 sets of DryFit Tshirts
  • 2 set of track pants (no jeans)
  • 4 sets of socks ( 2 cottons, 2 woollen)
  • 1 or 2 set of thermal inner ( upper & lower)
  • Fleece Jacket or Pullovers
  • Down Jacket (can be rented from us )
  • Waterproof High Ankle Trekking Shoes (can be rented from us )
  • Waterproof/Windproof Trekking Trouser (can be rented from us  )
  • Waterproof/Windproof Trekking Jacket (can be rented from us  )
  • Headlamp (can be rented from us  )
  • Trek Pole, Waterproof Gloves, Poncho, Rucksack, Fleece Inner Gloves, Waterproof Gloves, Gaiters, Spikes, Sleeping Bag Inners ( provided by us as complimentary use )
  • Polaroid UV Protected Sunglasses or Snow/Glacier Goggles
  • 2 Water Bottles & Tiffin Box with Spoon, 1 cup
  • Skull Cap Wollen or Fleece
  • Toilet Paper Roll, Wet Tissue
  • Personal Care Kit ( lip balm, moisturizer, sunscreen, etc )
  • Personal Medical Kit (basic or regular medicines )
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Excellent: 387
Very Good: 34
Good: 5
Average: 1
Bad: 3

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When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 2 - 5 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.

Rules Of Cancellation: 

  1. Up to 7 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
  2. Between 7 days to 0 days before the trek start date - No refund. Free rescheduling or transfer of slot is allowed.
  3. Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  4. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Validity: This rule is only applicable for treks below 6000 meters and not graded as Challenging or Challenging+


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