-:- Summer Trekking Tour
Jeep Safari & Ladakh Trek
|Trek :Trek Over Parangla Via Spiti
| 07 Days
||Parangla 18342 ft
||July to September
Duration : 24 Nights / 25 Days
Places Covered :
Delhi - Chandigarh - Shimla - Narkanda - Rampur - Sarahan
- Sangla - Chitkul - Kalpa - Tabo - Lalun - Dhankar - Kaza - Borochin - Largyup
- Humna - Nurbu-Sumdo - Kiangdom - Tso-Moriri - Chumothang - Leh - Delhi
Met upon arrival at the international airport. A traditional Indian Welcome
awaits the group on arrival in Delhi. We garland each member, on arrival at
the International Airport in Delhi. After the welcome, we drive in a Deluxe
Air-conditioned Coach/ car to the Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 :
Delhi - Chandigarh
Drive to India's most well planned city - Chandigarh. Arrive by afternoon and
transfer to the Hotel. Afternoon, free to explore the area on your own.
Day 03 :
Chandigarh- Shimla (By road - 4 hours drive)
Morning drive for four hours to Shimla, once the most important British hill
station and the summer capital of India, and now a popular hill destination
among holiDay makers. Arrival and check in to the hotel. Later free to walk
down the Mall, with it's quaint bazaar with ice-cream parlors, shawl shops,
Chinese cobblers and handicrafts shops.
Day 04 :
Shimla - Narkanda - Rampur - Sarahan (By road - 5 hours drive)
Morning visit the Viceregal Lodge to witness the British colonial building and
culture and also the Himachal. Later we drive 180 km to Sarahan, via Narkanda,
a town with a collection of corrugated-iron and timber houses, chai (tea) stalls,
and wayside dhabas (eateries), 65 km northeast of Shimla. Once over the pass
at Narkanda, the highway winds steadily down the south side of the Sutlej Valley,
passing through several fragrant stands of deodar (cedar) and pine forests,
into a V-shaped defile towards Rampur, formerly the capital of the princely
state of Bhushair.
This is beautiful countryside with spectacular views of snow covered Himalayan
ranges and unspoiled nature. Sarahan, the erstwhile summer capital of the Bhushair
Rajas, sits astride a 2000-meter ledge above the River Sutlej, near the Shimla-Kinnaur
border. Set against a spectacular backdrop, the village harbors one of the northwestern
Himalaya's most exotic spectacles - the twin wooden pagodas of the gilt-pinnacled
Bhima Kali temple.
The Bhima Kali is
the most majestic of the few early timber temples left in the Sutlej Valley
- an area renowned for its unusual tradition of housing holy shrines on raised
wooden platforms. Although most of the structure dates from early this century,
parts are more than eight hundred years old. Overnight at the Tourist Bungalow.
Day 05 :
Sarahan - Sangla (By road - 05 hours drive)
Morning a 4 hours drive takes us to the valley's largest settlement, Sangla,
overlooks the right bank of the Baspa river on the lower slopes of Kinner-Kailash
range of mountains. Rest of the Day we will spend exploring the nearby village,
with its dense vegetation on mildly sloping mountains. The houses in this village
rise from the river, one on top of the other with doors decorated with horns
of mountain goats. The village also has a Hindu Temple built next to a Buddhist
Monastery. Overnight at a Fixed Tented Camp, with beds, electricity and attached
The Sangla Valley was opened to visitors only 10 years ago and the inhabitants
have many interesting customs and rituals. The area is virgin and is closed
to the outside world during the six months of winter.
Day 06 :
Day trip to Chitkul by road CHITKUL (3450 m),
The last and the highest village in this valley, 28 km from Sangla, is noted
for its alpine meadows and snow scapes.
Day 07 :
Sangla - Kalpa (By road - 4 hours drive)
Morning we drive to Kalpa, which was also the British district headquarters.
The magnificent view of the Kinner-Kailash massif sweeps 4500m up from the valley
floor - a rugged ridge of sharp gray peaks flecked with folds of ice and snow.
Day 08 :
Kalpa - Tabo (By road - 8 hours drive)
Morning, if time and weather conditions permit, we take a trip to Nako Lake,
and else we continue our journey to Tabo via Yangthang and Samdho. The scenery
along the whole route is breathtaking, changing from dense vegetation to a high
mountain desert. Overnight at a fixed tented camp.
Day 09 :
Tabo - Lalun - Dhankar - Kaza (By road 07 hours drive)
Morning visit Tabo monastery, which has a 1000 old year history. It is one of
the simplest arts of temple building. We also visit the villages of Tabo. We
drive on to Lalun and Dhankar. In the late afternoon we drive on to Kaza, the
main town in Spiti.
We drive to Kibber, situated at a height of 4320 meters, from where we get a
beautiful view of the Spiti Tal. We also visit Ki Monastery. This magnificent
hilltop monastery at Ki (3800 meters) is the most prominent feature of the Spiti
Valley of Himachal Pradesh. The monastery, belonging to the Gelugpa sect of
Tibetan Buddhism, is a striking example of monastic architecture that proliferated
in the Western Tibetan kingdoms, during the fourteenth century.
Day 11 :
Drive Kaza - Kiber and trek to Thaltak (15135 ft)
7 hours trek from Kiber village up to Thaltak via Dumla.
Day 12 :
Trek to Borochin (16610 ft) Base Camp of Parangla pass from
Thaltak 7 hours.
Day 13 :
Trek Borochin to Dak Kardom(16020 ft) over Parangla (18342 ft)
Day 14 :
Trek Largyup to Humna (15560 ft)- 7 hours
Day 15 :
Trek Humna to Nurbu-Sumdo ( 14810 ft) - 8 hours via Racholamo
Day 16 :
Trek Nurbu-Sumdo to Kiangdom (14910 ft) - 8 hours via Chumak
Day 17 :
Trek Kiangdom to Tso-Moriri (15023 ft) - 8 hours
Day 19 :
Rest Day in Tsomoriri to explore around
Day 20 :
Tsomoriri - Chumothang: (By Road - 4 hours )
Morning, leave for Chumothong (3400 meters) via Puga Valley and over Mahe bridge,
enroute visiting 350 years old Karzok Monastry. Later visit hot water spring,
the village and the Chumothang Monastery. Meals and over night at the camp.
Day 21 :
Chumothang - Leh: (By Road 4 hours)
Drive to Leh via Hemis Monastery, the oldest, wealthiest and the largest Gompa
in Leh. It also houses beautiful paintings and stupas. Later drive to Leh. (45
Kms - 2 hours), an important religious, commercial center, and military base
for the Indian Army, with numerous Buddhist Monasteries all around.
Approaching Leh, one can see the broad sweep of the Indus, the snow-topped Ladakh
range and the military complexes.
Day 22 :
Morning sightseeing of Leh and Shanker Gompa, including Leh Palace. Afternoon
at Leisure. Dinner and overnight at La-hrimo.
Day 23 :
Full Day sightseeing of Shey, and Thiksey monasteries. Shey is situated on the
top of a hill and houses the largest victory stupa with a golden top. The statues,
made of copper and gilded with gold, are worth seeing. Thiksey Gompa lies on
the left side of this road to Hemis. One can have a beautiful view of Indus
Valley from the Gompa. Wall paintings of this Gompa are very interesting.
Day 24 :
Full Day sightseeing of Phyang, Spitok Gompas (Monasteries) and Stok Palace.
Phyang Gompa is 20 kms from Leh on the right side of Leh-Srinagar road. The
beautiful statues and Thankas are worth seeing. Spitok Gompa has some interesting
Thankas, which are the pride of this monastery. Stok Palace Museum is about
12 kms from Leh across the Indus River. The elegant four-story palace stands
above barley terraces studded with threshing circles and whitewashed farmhouses.
Built early in the nineteenth century by the last ruler of independent Ladakh,
it has been the official residence of the Ladakhi royal family since they were
ousted from Leh and Shey two hundred years ago.
Day 25 :
Leh - Delhi. Flight: (9W 610: 0740 / 0855 hours )
Morning depart for airport to board flight to Delhi. Met upon arrival and transfer
to hotel for wash and change.
Optional : Combined city tour of Delhi( Depending upon the flight timings ,
visiting Raj Ghat, (Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial), the Jama Masjid (The Universal
mosque which can accommodate 20000 people at a time for prayers), The Red Fort
(Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan), the Qutab Minar (A 70 meters high victory
tower built about 800 years ago), the Emperor Humayun's Tomb (This tomb has
served as the base model for the other Mughal Monuments to follow - including
the Taj Mahal).
We also drive past the India Gate (Built to pay tribute to the 30,000 Indian
soldier, who lost their lives while fighting for the British during the First
World War), the Houses of the Parliament and the Presidential Palace. Evening
Farewell dinner at some typical Indian restaurant/ Indian home. Later transfer
to international airport to board flight for onward destination.
Day 25 :
Delhi - International departure.
Transfer to International airport to board flight for onward destination.