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Kibber - Spiti Ladakh Trek
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Spiti to Ladakh Trek

Book NowBest time: Mid June to September end
Duration: 24 Days
Grade: Moderate

INTRODUCTION
If one has come to the Himalaya to hike across high passes and vast tree-covered mountainsides, one will be spoiled for choice 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 Changtang. Spiti has only been opened to foreigners since 1993, Travel with the experts!

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 1: Delhi
Arrive Delhi, on arrival meet and transfer in a hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Delhi-Manali
Express Train to Chandigarh and drive down to Manali

Day 3: Manali
Day at Leisure. Stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 4: Manali-Spiti
Travel by jeep over 3,978 Rohtang pass, gateway to Lahaul, then continue by jeep over 4.358 metre Kunzam la to Losar, the first village in the Spiti valley.

Day 5: Spiti-Kaza
Continue by jeep to Kaza, the modern capital of Spiti.

Day 6: Kaza
Travel by jeep to Dhankar fort, 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.

Day 7: Kaza-kibber
Travel by jeep to Kyi Gompa, the largest in Spiti, and Kibber, famed as the world's highest village with electricity and daily bus service. Overnight stay at Kibber.

Day 8: 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 9: Kibber
Begin trekking with a short but steep climb to the grazing pastures above Kibber.

Day 10: Kibber-Pangrochen
Trek to Pangrochen, the last camp before Parang la. Only a small spring sustains life at this high, rocky campsite.

Day 11: Pangrochen-Parang La
Trek over 5,577 metre Parang la and descend the dazzling Parang glacier to the lovely oasis of Kharsa Gongma.

Day 12: Parang La-Pare Chu
Trek down the valley of the Pare Chu (river) to Tarang Yogma.

Day 13: Pare Chu-Norbu Sumdo
Continue down the Pare Chu, cross the river and camp at the broad oasis of
Norbu Sumdo.

Day 14: Norbu Sumdo-TSO moriri
Trek to Kiangdam, on the southern shore of TSO Moriri, the "Mountain Lake".

Day 15: TSO moriri-Kiangdam
Rest day in the incredible setting of Kiangdam.

Day 16: Kiangdam-Korzok
Trek to Korzok, the village and Gompa at the northern shore of the lake.

Day 17: Korzok-Gyama
Trek past many large nomadic encampments over Gyamsharma La to Gyama.

Day 18: Gyama-Rajung Karu
Cross the Kyamamuri La to Rajung Karu.

Day 19: Rajung Karu-Nuruchan
Trek over the low ridge of Harlam Konka to the small village and Gompa of Nuruchan.

Day 20: Nuruchan-Tso Kar
Trek to Tso Kar, another of the remarkable lakes of the Changtang plains.

Day 21: Tso Kar-Taglang La
Travel by jeep to over the 5,328-metre Taglang la to Leh.

Day 22: Taglang La-Leh
Exploration of Leh.

Day 23: Leh-Delhi
Morning flight to Delhi from Leh. Check into a hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 24: Departure Transfer
Depart- Delhi and transfer to airport for catching a flight to onward journey.


Price:

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Domestic flights (Delhi - Leh - Delhi)
  • Land transportation as mentioned in the program by a private vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur.
  • Accompaniment: the assistance of a local staff: guide, cook (and cook helpers for large groups).
  • The Jeep for the carrying of individual camping, cooking and collective material.
  • Lodging : hotel in Delhi and Leh, camping during the Nature Safari 
  • Meals : full board except the meals in Delhi and Leh

 

PRICE DO NOT INCLUDES:

  • International flights
  • International airport taxes 
  • Visa fees
  • Repatriation assistance
  • Main meals in Delhi and Leh
  • Admission fees for the visits of temples, monuments, monasteries and museums planned
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips