Start and end in New Delhi! With the Trekking tour From Rupshu to Spiti across Parang La, you have a 24 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 8 other destinations in India. From Rupshu to Spiti across Parang La includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
In and around New DelhiDelhi, brief stop on the way to Ladakh. Welcome to India! Your Travel Expert and your private driver warmly welcome you upon your arrival at the airport. There is only one flight a day to Ladakh, which will be the next day in the early hours of the morning. For this reason, we advise you to sleep in a hotel near the airport. This brief stopover in the Indian capital, essential to reach Ladakh, will give you sufficient time to enjoy a delicious meal of Indian cuisine for dinner. Between tandori chicken or tikka masala, chapatis or samosas, treat yourself to a delicious meal after your long journey. Night at the hotel in Delhi. Start point Terminal 3, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India
In and around LehOne of the most beautiful flights in the world. Private transfer from your hotel to Delhi Airport. Domestic flight from Delhi to Leh, one of the most beautiful flights in the world. Upon your arrival at Leh airport, your driver will take you to your bed and breakfast where you will be welcomed by our Shanti Travel team. You spend your first day in Leh to take some rest and acclimatize to the altitude. Remember to stay well hydrated and do minimum physical efforts Private transfer from Leh Airport to Leh. Night at the bed & breakfast at 3500m.
oday, enjoy a free day to discover the charm of yesteryear in the capital of Ladakh. This day of acclimatization is essential to begin after your trek in the best conditions. Dominated by its imposing royal palace, the city of Leh was once a crossroad of civilizations and commercial exchanges. There is wide diversity in architecture, art, religion and in the local faces that smile at you. Enjoy some fresh apricots from the local market and browse through the old bazaar to discover local crafts, including products made from cashmere wool, famous all over the world. Night at the bed & breakfast at 3500m.
Discovery of the inspiring monasteries of Ladakh. You leave for the first day of discovery in the heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Located in the western part of the valley, you visit the extraordinary Alchi monastery, the oldest monastery of Ladakh dating from the eleventh century. Five sanctuaries that form a real artistic jewel between mural frescos, sculptures and wood paintings whose finesse is exceptional You continue to visit Likir Monastery, the most important monastery in Ladakh run by the Dalai Lama's brother. Night at the hotel Nimmu House.
After your breakfast, your driver will accompany you to Rumtse, the starting point of your trek the next morning. You leave the Indus Valley and the road begins to rise continuously. You cross the second highest pass in the world at 5260m. The further you go, the more the landscape opens up before you and the valleys stretch out into the large wild, harmonious and luminous spaces. You reach the Rupshu region, one of the hardest desert plateaus in the world where nomads live. You are delighted to meet your guide and your local team and relish a famous buttered tea to share your joy and excitement. First camp at 4200m
You are about to begin your 15-day trek! The first day, you set off for a simple trek up the Kyamar Valley, through which the salt from Tso Kar Lake was transported to Leh and the Indus Valley. You follow the path that was once the salt road and cross two rivers. Around you, you find vast green plains bordered by rocky mountains with different ocher tones. You are seized by this landscape so different from the rest of Ladakh and walk without losing a crumb of this splendid lunar and mineral scenery.Rumtse - Kyamar First day of your trek Camp near the sheepfolds of Kyamar at 4500m. 4-5h walk / Ascent: + 300m
This morning, you hike continuously towards the Kyamar La Pass at 5070m from where you can admire a superb panorama on the Changtang region. You then descend into a new valley, seasonally inhabited by Chang-Pas nomads from Tibet. This population lives all year in the tent of black Yak canvas. Following a well-established, from one pasture to another, these goat, yak, sheep, donkey and horse breeders live mainly from the manufacture and weaving of the world-famous cashmere wool. You cross Mandalchan Pass at 5200m to reach Tisaling where you set up camp. Duration: 6/7 hours walk Altitude difference: + 800m / -400m
After your breakfast, continue your trek by an easy climb to the Shibuk La pass at 5100m. At the mere sound of colorful prayer flags flapping in the wind, you can see the intense colors of Tso Kar Lake surrounded by snow-capped peaks. The scenery is spectacular. You go down the valley to reach the shores of the lake. Open your eyes wide to spot the various species of birds including black-necked cranes or brahmini ducks who migrate to the area. You can also spot the kiangs who are wild donkeys, marmots and ibex and, even the snow leopard, which is quite rare though. 6h Walk Altitude difference: + 377m / -666m
You wake up in an enchanting setting totally cut off from the world. You enjoy your breakfast while admiring the fascinating scenery of the shadows and lights that shape the landscape. In this soothing immensity, the rugged mountains and snow-capped peaks give you the feeling that time has stopped. You continue your trek along the west shore of the lake and observe the salt that settles there. That's why it's nicknamed the "white lake". Today's day of regular and continuous trek is truly magnificent. The beauty and the infinite stretch of the landscapes plunge you into a silent reflection up to Nuruchan. Time: 5-6 hours walk Altitude difference: + 180m / -150
Today, you go to Rajun Karu through a green valley along a river formed by melting glaciers. You cross the Horlam Pass at 4900m before going down to establish your camp. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. If the nomads have established their camp at Rajun Karu you have the opportunity to witness the scenes of their daily life such as the great summer cleaning of their goats in the river. What a pleasure to end the day of trek by meeting a nomad family who invites you to their tent to share a few cups of salted tea with fresh yak butter. Time: 3 hours walk Altitude difference: + 850m / -350m
This morning, you cross the plains where the summer residences of the nomads are set up. Then, by a fairly smooth climb, you reach the Kyamuyuri Pass at 5430m. Do not hesitate to look back and enjoy the extensive view of the landscape that you have crossed during these last days to Tso Kar Lake which sparkles under the morning rays of the sun. Then, you descend into a wide valley in U. You have lunch at Gyamar Barma before starting a steep slope towards Kartse La at 5380m, the second pass of the day. Quiet descent to Gyama for a good night's sleep after this intense day. Walking time: 7/8 hours Altitude difference: + 213m / -251m
Today, you climb the Yalung Nyau La Pass at 5435m, the second highest pass on your trek that gives you a guaranteed sense of accomplishment! Once at the summit, catch your breath in front of a breathtaking view of Tso Moriri Lake with an incredible turquoise color. As you descend, the view of the lake expands, gradually revealing the mineral beauty of the landscape. You then reach the Korzok village, the only sedentary village in the region on the shores of the lake. It gives a fascinating view of the huge Tso Moriri Lake, the most beautiful lake in Ladakh. Duration: 4/5 hours Walk Altitude difference: + 300m / -900m
It's been a week since you started your Trek. You have lost all sense of time and are happy to rest a day by the lake to enjoy this wonderful place. Some people prefer to share the daily activities of nomads while others like to walk by the lake alone or accompanied. For nature lovers, you have the joy of watching the life of this unique ecosystem. If you are lucky, you might spot a Tibetan wolf crossing the plain. An ideal day to recover strength in an environment conducive to meditation. Camp at 4500m.
Today, you continue your trek for your greatest pleasure. You continue along the Tso Moriri Lake by the West for long hours where there is almost no elevation. The colour of the lake changes as the day goes by dyeing turquoise, petrol blue or indigo depending on the time and clouds. Truly a magical day. Behind the lake, a barrier of mountains eroded between red and ocher surround the landscape. And in the distance, you can observe the snow-covered peaks of more than 6000m altitude. It includes Chamser Kangri, Lungser Kangri and Mentok I and II. Duration: 5-7h walk
Starting from the end of the lake, the mineral landscapes are gradually tinged with green. After crossing a bump, you pass through the Parang Chu valley and the scenery changes dramatically. You arrive in front of a wide delta between the Parang Chu and the Phrise Chu. A little further, you set up the camp at Nurboo Sumdo on the edge of the river on the grassed lawn. It's time to enjoy a good cup of tea, set up a tent and read or meditate in this beautiful and awe-inspiring setting. Duration: 5-7h walk
You are now hiking towards Parang La Pass, the highest point of your trek that you will reach in four days. Starting today, you would rarely see any ladakhis. Because of the high altitude and its relative difficulty, even the nomads rarely use this pass. You are up for a real personal challenge. But for now, do not forget to put on your sandals! You cross the multiple arms of the Phirse Chu river before going up the wide valley covered with flat pebbles towards the South. Behind, Tso Moriri Lake is a thin strip of blue color on the horizon. Duration: 6h walk Ascent: + 200m
ou have now left the Rupshu to return to Himachal Pradesh. This morning, you continue your trek towards the South where beautiful monoliths close the valley and you admire the isolated mountains with edentulous tops that fall in the bed of the river. The road is a little dangerous. You cross a succession of moraines, cluttered blocks, and small scree. Then, you set off for a small steep climb. You then go to the foot of beautiful dolomitic walls and a source. You finally find a viable path to your camp in a vast plain that stretches on the right bank of the river. Walking time: 5-6h Ascent: + 350m
At the foot of Parang La. Your day today contrasts with that of yesterday. It's a nice quiet walk through the meadow. You follow the river to the base camp of Parang La. In the morning, you have a beautiful view of the high peaks of the Himalayas as Pari Lungbi at 6150m. Then, you enjoy the sight of magnificent peaks encased in ice. A challenge nevertheless comes your way: the crossing of the confluence of two rivers including the Parang Chu. You arrive at the Parang La base camp at 5080m located in a creek in the middle of rough rocks Walking time: 6h Ascent: + 350m
Ascent of Parang La, the most mythical pass of Ladakh! Very early departure around 5 in the morning to enjoy the fresh air in the morning to start the climb of Parang La Pass at 5600m altitude. You start the climb on the glacier tongue, then the slope decreases on a glacial plateau. Then, some zigzags on a snowy slope take you to the Parang La pass. At the top, proud of your feat, you take some time to enjoy the fantastic panoramic view of the Spiti valley. An emotional moment immersed in the tranquility of the high altitude. A long descent to an alpine meadow that offers a splendid view of the cliffs bordering the Parilungbi Chu. Walking time: 6-8h, Ascent: 650m Descent: -900m
In and around KibberAfter a good night's sleep, you start your walk. After passing a small pass, you follow an excellent progressive trail to Kibber and discover fields and a few scattered houses. On the way, you linger on a belvedere overlooking a narrow gorge beyond which the Kibber village is located, the end point of your trek and one of the highest village in the Himalayas. You go down the gorge and follow a nice dirt path to the chorten that marks the entrance to the village. In the evening, you celebrate the end of your trek with all your team. A wonderful memory that will remain engraved in your memory. Duration: 4-5 hours walk Ascent: + 200m
In and around KazaThis morning, you will have your breakfast in the charming village of Kibber, one of the most beautiful villages in Tibetan-style Spiti. Before heading to Kaza, the capital of the region, you visit the Kye Monastery. You are in awe of this majestic monastery which stands on a rocky peak and covered with cells of monks. A fabulous site that also allows you to admire a beautiful view of the Spiti. The pretty oasis fields contrast with the lunar and mineral landscape of Ladakh. In Kaza, you enjoy the comfort of your hotel and take a good hot shower! Night at the Hotel in Kaza.
Today, a long day on the road awaits you. First, you cross the beautiful valley of Spiti then you cross the Kunzum La Pass at 4,800 metres, which marks the boundary between Spiti and Lahaul. You continue towards the Leh-Manali road, surrounded by alpine landscapes and go very close to many glaciers. A delight for mountain lovers. You then go up to the pass of Rothang La at 3,900 metres before descending into the valley of Kullu where small villages and herds of goats charm you, and welcome you back to the peaceful life. Night at the hotel in Manali.
You wake up in the old village of Manali, surrounded by pine trees that have changed over the years in the bustling city. In Manali, which is also one of the main Indian ski resorts, you will discover beautiful old houses. Enjoy this day to rest and recover from your trek. Why not go in search of souvenirs to bring back for yourself and your loved ones- You also have the opportunity to visit the Hindu temples of the city that contrast with the Buddhist environment of your last days. At the end of the day, you board a nightly "Bus Deluxe" to reach the Indian capital.
The last day of your trip has arrived. You wake up quietly in the comfort of your hotel and choose how you will spend your last moments in India. A last trip to the bazaar, a chicken curry, or perhaps a trip to one of Delhis monuments - the choice is yours. Or take the time to treat yourself to an excellent Indian Ayurvedic massage with natural oils. A great way to relax and ease the tension from your long trek and relax before your return flight. Your private driver then escorts you to Delhi International Airport. Our services are coming to an end and we wish you a pleasant journey back and hope to see you again soon in Asia with our Shanti Travel team! End point Terminal 3, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India