Area: Himachal and Ladakh Himalayas
Duration: 20 Days (7 days travel/13 days trekking)
Best Season: Mid June - September
Altitude: 5577 mts.
Total Trekking: 140 K.M
If one has arrived at the Himalaya to hike across high passes and vast tree-covered mountainsides, one will be spoiled for choices in Lahaul and Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh. The old trade route to Ladakh and Tibet may have been tarmacked, but most of this remote and spectacular region is still only accessible on foot. Its trails, though well frequented in high season, are long, hard and high, punctuated by few settlements, so be ready for this unending exploration journey!
This is one of the most remote and challenging treks, crossing passes as high as 18,300 ft. We follow ancient trade routes still used by the nomadic herdsmen of Changthang. Spiti has only been opened to foreigners since 1993, Travel with the experts!.
The ideal time for Spiti to Ladakh Trek is between Mid-June and September of the 2nd week of October (depending on weather conditions)
In Mid June and July: During these months, one can enjoy cascading waterfalls and beautiful glaciers in the Lahaul and Zanskar valley. The benefit of visiting in during these months is that there will be very less to no rain.
In August, September till mid October: The snow starts melting in May and new plants start to prosper till August giving the opportunity for witnessing Zanskar in one of its most beautiful period.
Spiti is a mountainous region situated in the close to the Tibetan border in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Recently opened to foreigners, the region still has many unclimbed peaks and hidden valleys. Spiti is separated from fertile Lahaul by the soaring 4551m Kunzum La and is famous for its moonscape.
Nearest Airport: The Kullu Manali airport at Bhuntar Town (about 50 km south of Manali and 10 km south of Kullu town) is the nearest airport, which has flights to Delhi and Chandigarh.
Nearest Railway Station: Jogindar Nagar is the nearest railway station (lies 166 km from Manali). The other rail heads are at Chandigarh and Pathankot.
By Road: Manali is well connected by road with Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamsala and Chamba/Dalhousie. Regular buses ply between these stations. It is connected with Leh during July to October.
Drive by AC Volvo in the evening at 18:00 hrs to Manali. Overnight journey.
Reach Manali by morning at 08:30 hrs. After reaching Manali, meet our representative and check-in to the hotel. Take rest this day. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Today, we will drive over the Rohtang Pass, which is the doorway to Lahaul. Drive through Losar, which is the first village in Spiti Village to reach Kaza. On arrival, check-in to the hotel and overnight stay in hotel.
Post breakfast, we will explore Dhankar Monastery. It is the former capital of Spiti and positioned above the meeting point of Pin and Spiti rivers. After this, continue towards Tabo Gompa, which is one of the greatest monasteries in Himalayan Area. Explore paintings and sculptures, which are more than 1000 years old. Drive back to Kaza for overnight stay.
Today, we drive to Key and from here we shall trek uphill to Gate and then descend to Kibber village. After lunch, we continue our trek to Dumla locked up between hills and beautiful campsite. Further, we shall descent to narrow Parilungbi gorge and cross the Parang River by bridge and follow a small stream to reach Dumla village, which is the last inhabited village on route. Late afternoon, visit Chichim village located nearby.
Today, after the breakfast, we shall climb a high ridge and then descend to the beautiful meadows at Thaltak. Campsite offers beautiful views and overlooks deep gorges. Overnight in tents
Our trek for today will be a long and strenuous one. We shall go down to the Paralungbi gorge and then hike upstream. We will cross a river and climb through a rocky trail to reach the campsite. Overnight in tents.
Today's day will be kept for better acclimatization and giving our legs some rest before we attempt the pass. One can go on a short exploratory hike today. Overnight in tents.
Early in the morning, we shall head out for the pass. It will take about 2-3 hours to reach the Parang La (5490m). Like all passes this one also offers spectacular views of both the Spiti and the Changthang valleys. After witnessing the view, we will walk for around 3 more hours from the pass to reach the campsite at Dak Karzong. Overnight in tents.
Today, we shall descend along the open plains of the Pare Chu to reach Datang Yongma. Overnight in tents.
Our trek today will be besides Pare Chu. We will cross Racholemo and Norbu Sumdo to reach our campsite at Chumik Shilde. Overnight in tents.
Today, we will walk across the plains to reach Kiangdom at the southern edge of Tso Moriri.. This place is reckoned to be the bird watchers paradise. Overnight in tents.
Our trek today will be on a beautiful trail of the shores of the lake. The view of the lake with Lungser Kangri (6666m) in the backdrop is absolutely picturesque. We shall visit the ancient monastery at the Korzok village as well. Overnight in tents.
Post breakfast, we shall trek across several large nomadic encampments to Gyama over Gyamsharma La. Overnight stay in the tent.
We shall trek to Rajung Karu by crossing Kyamayuri La today. Overnight stay in the camp.
Post breakfast, we will trek over the low ridge of Harlam Konka to a small hamlet and Gompa of Nuruchan. Overnight stay at Nuruchan.
Our trek today will be to Tso Kar, which is one of the most beautiful lakes of the Changthang plains. Overnight at Tso Kar.
In the morning, we shall trek from Tso Kar to Tanglang La (5328 meters) and from here drive to Leh by jeep.
Today, we shall go on a sightseeing tour to some important monasteries in the area. We will be visiting Shey Gompa, which was once the summer capital of Ladakh kings; Thiksey Gompa, which is said to be one of the most beautiful structures in Ladakh and the famed Hemis Monastery belonging to Drukpa Order. Overnight stay at the guest house.
Catch the morning flight from Leh to Delhi.
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You should book Spiti to Ladakh trekking two months in advance so that you get ample amount of time to prepare for the trek.
There shall be pony/porter that will carry your backpack while on trek; you only need to carry small knapsack.
Once you book your trek with us we will provide you a list of things to carry, which should not weigh more than 12 Kgs.
Our pick up and drop point for Spiti Trek is at Leh airport. From airport, our guide will pick you and then assist you through the expedition.
We have an experienced trekking guide who leads the trek.
Our group size is minimum 2 people and maximum 18 people with mix of men and women.
Spiti Valley to Ladakh trek is a tough trek with a maximum altitude of 18300ft (5577m), so the minimum age required is 15 years.
Between the months of June and mid-October, the temperature during the trek can go as low as -5 Degree Celsius during the night and by the day time it remains between 15and 20 Degree Celsius.
We plan our treks in a way that after 6-7hours of trekking we can reach next camp around the lunch time. Normally, 10-15kms per day of trekking is required.
Spituk Trek is only conducted between the months of June and mid-October, which are the monsoon months; however, the area of Himachal Pradesh does not get affected by this rainy season.
Diamox is indeed helpful when you have little time for acclimatization but we strongly advise to consult the doctor before taking Diamox.
If we have to extend the trek due to the reasons which are beyond our control then additional charge may apply for hotel stay and food.
Trekking shoes with ankle support are a must for any trek in the Himalayas. Quechua Forlclaz 500, Hi-Tec Colman and Salomon are good shoes with value for money.
We serve nutritious simple vegetarian food during the trek. We maintain variety in lentils, vegetable and breakfast. At times, we also treat our trekkers in the Himalayas with delicacies like Thukpa, local dishes etc.
Himalayan stream water is safe to drink as well as for cooking but we also have water filters, and chlorine tablets in case of an emergency.
Most of the Himalayan roads towards the trek are in bad shape, so vehicle with high ground clearance like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, Tempo Traveller etc are used for transportation.
We guarantee that even if that there will be only one trekker, we will head out on that particular date.
Our trek leaders are certified mountaineers with knowledge of first aid in wilderness and they carry necessary first aid kit. At each camp they asses your condition and can take relevant and prompt action in case a rescue is required. Please note in the case of a rescue, all the additional cost will be borne by the trekker.
Register for the trek and we will send you the details of the booking procedure.
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