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Rupshu plains of Changthang plateau | Parang la trek
Rupshu plains of Changthang plateau
Crevasses at Parang La | Parang la trek
Crevasses at Parang La
Jaw dropping view of Chicham Bridge at Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary | Parang la trek
Jaw dropping view of Chicham Bridge at Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary
Camping along the Pare Chu river. | Parang la trek
Camping along the Pare Chu river.
Kiangs at Spiti Valley | Parang - La trek
Kiangs at Spiti Valley
Korzok - The Beautiful Himalayan Village on the banks of Tso Moriri Lake | Parang - La trek
Korzok - The Beautiful Himalayan Village on the banks of Tso Moriri Lake
Ladakh - Unmatchable _ Jaw-dropping Beauty of Indian Himalayas | Parang la trek
Ladakh - Unmatchable _ Jaw-dropping Beauty of Indian Himalayas
Landscape that defines the Eternal Beauty of Ladakh - Tso Moriri Lake | Parang - La trek
Landscape that defines the Eternal Beauty of Ladakh - Tso Moriri Lake
The memorable Walk | Parang la trek
Walking along the Pare Chu river | Parang La trek
Walking along the Pare Chu river | Parang La trek
Walking on Parang Glacier | Parang la trek
Walking on Parang Glacier
An Evening at Thalthak Meadows | Parang La trek
An Evening at Thalthak Meadows
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Parang – La trek

Parang La trek encapsulates the beauty of Spiti valley in Himachal Pardesh and Ladakh part of Changthang plateau of the trans Himalayas. The trek starts from Kibber village in Spiti and ends at Korzok with overwhelming Tso-Moriri lake as icing on cake. Korzok or Karzok – The Beautiful Himalayan village is located on the banks of Tso Moriri Lake. Korzok village is situated in Leh District of Jammu & Kashmir, India. It is located almost 200 kms away from Leh Town. One has to book own Transport to reach this village. It is among the highest village in the world. According to history, it was Central Asian Trade route until 1947. Korzok is headquarters of Rupshu Valley and many Beautiful Trans Himalayan Treks starts or ends here; Parang La is one of them too.

The diverse terrain includes long glacier walks of Parang glacier (source of Pare Chu river ), river crossing , negotiating crevasses, lake and beautiful mountains meadows. The trail follows the broad valley of the Pare Chu till its confluence with the Phirtse Phu at Norbu Sumdo.

Best time to do Parang- La is from June to September. Early June is good for experiencing long snow cover and snowscapes.  In August – September month there is beautiful contrast of green mountain meadows against desert brown landscape and snow capped mountain peaks. 

Parang La trek Itinerary

Day 1: Kibber to Dumla – Trek started around 11:30 AM & ended at 2:00 PM (Acclimatization Day)
Altitude of Dumla Camp-site is 4125 Mtr
Trek Distance: 6.98 Kms.

Day 2: Dumla to Thalthak – Trek started around 8:30 AM & ended at 11:45 AM (Acclimatization Day)
Altitude of Thalthak Camp-site is 4583 Mtr
Trek Distance: 5.51 Kms.

Day 3: Thalthak to Bongrojen – Trek started around 7:45 AM & ended at 3:30 PM
Altitude of Bongrojen Camp-site is 5020 Mtr
Trek Distance: 18.49 Kms.

Day 4: Bongrojen to Dak Karzong – Trek started around 4:45 AM & ended at 3:30 PM
Altitude of Parang La is 5538 Mtr (Reached Parang La Top between 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM and spent around 1 hr )
Altitude of Dak Karzong Camp-site is 4862 Mtr
Trek Distance: 20.16 Kms.

Day 5: Dak Karzong to Datang Yongma – Trek started around 9:00 AM & ended at 5:00 PM
Altitude of Datang Yongma Camp-site is 4704 Mtr
Trek Distance: 21.23 Kms.

Day 6: Datang Yogma to Changthang – Trek started around 6:37 AM & ended at 2:30 PM (Here u can camp at Norbu Sumdo or Chnagthang or Chumur)
Altitude of Changthang Camp-site is 4595 Mtr
Trek Distance: 24.22 Kms.
Note: The trek continues till you reach Norbu Sumdo, Sumdo meaning junction of 3 trails – one from Spiti, one from Chumur, one from Ladakh.

Day 7: Changthang to Kiangdom – Trek started around 7:53 AM & ended at 11:00 AM
Altitude of Kiangdom Camp-site is 4529 Mtr – This Camp-site is situated on the banks of Tso Moriri Lake.
Trek Distance: 10.44 Kms.

Day 8: Kiangdom to Karzok – Trek started around 8:24 AM & ended at 3:30 PM
Altitude of Karzok Camp-site is 4579 Mtr
Trek Distance: 22.71 Kms.

Parang – La trek map

Parang – La trek map by Leomann Himalaya maps

Parang - La trek map | Parang la trek
Parang – La trek map