Spiti to Ladakh Trek
A trekker coming to Ladakh – hiking across the high passes and vast stretched and snow covered mountains; will surely has its best choice of trekking across the Lahaul and Spiti regions of Himachal Pradesh. Spiti that truly means “The Middle Land” is the land between Tibet and India to bring the perfect amalgamation of Ladakh and Tibet and their culture & landscape. This is the oldest trade route to Ladakh and Tibet where most of its routes are still being accessible by foot only. These trails are tough, long, high and are being punctuated by some halting and camping. Kaza town is the main hub of the Spiti Valley. The trekkers while experiencing the Spiti to Ladakh trekking can also access towards the Kibber village which is the highest village in the world.
Since the region lies on the highest point of the Himalayas at an altitude of 5577 mtrs to consider it as the moderate to challenging grade of trekking, a prior acclimatization is needed to get ready for the rigorous trailing. The trail then carries the enthusiasts towards some famous spots like Tsomoriri Lake which is an ideal spot to catch the species of Black Neck Crane and Tso Kar Lake which is also known as the Salt Lake, typically made for the leisure treatments.
Besides, the Spiti to Ladakh trekking also engulfs the most visited high passes of the region including Tanglang La, Kyamamuri La, Gyan Sharma La and more. Spiti also has some of the oldest monasteries to visit which are well inspired by the Mahayana Buddhism. The Tabo Monastery is considered as the most ancient in the region being built over 1000 years old. The area of Spiti has the culture and lifestyle similar to Tibetan and Ladakhi culture.
DAY 01 : Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport meet Peak Adventure Representative and transfer to pre booked hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 02 : Delhi – Manali
The day is for relaxed. In the evening drive to Manali by AC Volvo coach at 18:00 hrs. Overnight journey.
DAY 03 : Manali
Arrival at Manali by morning at 08:30 hrs. on arrival met our representative and transfer to hotel. Day at Leisure. Stay overnight at a hotel.
DAY 04 : Manali – Kaza
Travel by jeep over 3,978 Rohtang pass, gateway to Lahaul, then continue by jeep over 4.358 meter Kunzam la to Losar, the first village in the Spiti valley. Continue by jeep to Kaza, the modern capital of Spiti. On arrival check in to guest house. Overnight stay.
DAY 05 : Kaza
The day is for excursion. After breakfast drive to Dhankar Monastery, the former capital of Spiti, high above the confluence of the Pin and Spiti rivers. Then continue towards Tabo Gompa, one of the greatest artistic treasures in the Himalayan region, to view its paintings and sculptures, some of which are over 1,000 years old. After exploring the area drive back to Kaza for night stay.
DAY 06 : Kaza – Kibber
Today we will drive towards Kibber village, famed as the world’s highest village with electricity & daily bus service. On the way visit the Key Monastery. On arrival check in to guest house. After relax visit the Kibber Monastery. Overnight stay at Kibber.
DAY 07 : Kibber
Local walk around Kibber: to Gete and Tashigang, two villages among the highest permanent settlements on earth. Return to Kibber for the night.
DAY 08 : Kibber
Begin trekking with a short but steep climb to the grazing pastures above Kibber.
DAY 09 : Kibber – Pangrochen
Trek to Pangrochen, the last camp before Parang la. Only a small spring sustains life at this high, rocky campsite.
DAY 10 : Pangrochen – Parang La
Trek over 5,577 metre Parang la and descend the dazzling Parang glacier to the lovely oasis of Kharsa Gongma.
DAY 11 : Parang La – Pare Chu
Trek down the valley of the Pare Chu (river) to Tarang Yogma.
DAY 12 : Pare Chu – Norbu Sumdo
Continue down the Pare Chu, cross the river and camp at the broad oasis of Norbu Sumdo.
DAY 13 : Norbu Sumdo – Tsomoriri
Trek to Kiangdam, on the southern shore of TSO Moriri, the “Mountain Lake”.
DAY 14 : Tsomoriri – Kiangdam
Rest day in the incredible setting of Kiangdam.
DAY 15 : Kiangdam – Korzok
Trek to Korzok, the village and Gompa at the northern shore of the lake.
DAY 16 : Korzok – Gyama
Trek past many large nomadic encampments over Gyamsharma La to Gyama.
DAY 17 : Gyama – Rajung Karu
Cross the Kyamamuri La to Rajung Karu.
DAY 18 : Rajung Karu – Nuruchan
Trek over the low ridge of Harlam Konka to the small village and Gompa of Nuruchan.
DAY 19 : Nuruchan – Tso Kar
Trek to Tso Kar, another of the remarkable lakes of the Changtang plains.
DAY 20 : Tso Kar – Taglang La
Travel by jeep to over the 5,328-metre Taglang la to Leh.
DAY 21 : Taglang La – Leh
In the morning after breakfast drive to Leh. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 22 : Leh – Shey – Thiksey – Hemis
On this day you will go a sightseeing trip to some ancient monasteries in this area.
Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17’Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.
Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order.
Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17’Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.
DAY 23 : Leh – Delhi
Morning flight to Delhi from Leh. On arrival transfer to international terminal.
Trip & Services Ends Here.