Trek/ Road Condition
vehicle from Leh to reach Karzok. The road follows the Indus till the Mahe
bridge, where it crosses over the river to enter a narrow valley till it
reaches the Sumdoh village. Good road till 25 km to Karzok, which is a dirt
road. Stay in Hotel/ tents.
is along the famous Tso Moriri lake's western shore. As one leaves the
village the only building one encounters is that of the Gompa located on the
shore of the lake. A road is being cut along the lake and some day it will
be driving all the way to Kyangdom. The walk is to the southern end of the
lake and camping is near to the place where the Phirse Phu is entering the
lake in many channels. Good views of Chhamser and Lungser Kangri on the
eastern shore and of Gya towards south. By walk and stay in tents.
Dhansa (4650 m)
is on vast open space where the Phirse Phu flows. Keep moving in the
direction of Gya which will slowly move out of site. Lots of Kyangs can be
sited today grazing in distance. Pass the camping grounds of Narbu Sumdo and
after climbing up the table top get down into the Pare chu river and shortly
thereafter cross it to the right bank. Follow the good trail to reach the
camp site located next to the river. By walk and stay in tents.
( 4700 m)
continues to follow the river up stream. Some times it is next to the river
and sometimes above it. One passes number of camping grounds which are the
places where Chang pas stay during summer time. Camp after you have covered
as much ground as possible. By walk and stay in tents.
Gongma (4900 m)
again continues to follow the river and the trail keeps moving up and down
depending upon the water in the river. The valley starts to get narrow and
in distance a glacier can be seen moving down. Keep moving on the river bed
to finally cross it to the left bank where the trail moves up the mountain
and thereafter follows the snaking trail till one reaches the camping ground
just above the river. By walk and stay in tents.
Kaesha Gongma (4900 m)
Thantak (4400 m)
the D-day when one has to cross the pass. The trail crosses over to the
right bank of the river once again. Thereafter the climb starts over a
zigzag trail till one reaches nearly the top of the mountain and then the
trail moves towards the glacier top which is a vast snow field. Keep moving
straight towards the ridge in front. Shortly before reaching the ridge the
trail turns right and climbs towards the ridge. One finally snow/ice step
and the Prang la (5450 m) is in front. Get down the other side into Himachal
over black gravel covered trail and move to the Borogen camping ground. Keep
moving down the trail which is steeply moving into the Parilungbi river
gorge. Reach the gorge and follow the river on its left bank till one
reaches the small bridge across it. Cross over to the right bank and move
down till you encounter the trail on your right which is moving up and out
of the gorge. Keep walking till you reach the camping ground where water is
available. By walk and stay in tents.
climbs up from the camp for a short distance and then moves over flat area.
Good view of Shilla peak across the Parilungbi gorge. The trail now starts
to move down and towards the village of Kibber which is partially seen far
in front. Down below the fields of Dumla village can be seen. The trail goes
past the village of Dumla and follows the small nala flowing down to the big
river coming from left. This river is flowing through a formidable looking
gorge. Cross it over a bridge and start the climb out of this gorge to reach
the fields of the village and following the road reach the village and on to
the other side from where the road to Kaza goes. By walk and stay in Hotel.
|| 11 hr
vehicle reach Kaza the headquarters of Spiti and from there take another
vehicle to reach Manali. The road goes along the Spiti river and the crosses
over the Kunzum la. Follow the Chandra river till the turning towards
Rohtang is reached and then crossing the pass reach Manali. By vehicle and stay in Hotel.
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