Kibber Tsomoriri Trek (20 Days)
Day 1: Arrival to New Delhi
Assistance upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: New Delhi- Chandigarh (250 Km- 5 hours)
After breakfast, half-day city tour of New Delhi visiting the Presidents house, India Gate, Parliament House. For lunch, we drop down to Connaught Place (Centre of New Delhi). After lunch, drive to Chandigarh. On arrival, check-in to your hotel.
Day 3: Chandigarh- Manali (300 Km | 7 Hours)
Early morning arrival at Manali. Assistance upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon relaxing and a short walk to Hadimba Temple in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4: Manali
After breakfast half-day excursion tour visiting Naggar, a small village located on the left bank of river Beas. Naggar was once the capital of the Kullu princely state. It has a castle that is now converted into a heritage hotel. Evening drive back to Manali. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Manali- Kaza (200 km/ 8 hours)
We start early for Kaza. It is 200 km from Manali, but the roads are very narrow and dusty, making the travel more hectic. We cross Rohtang Pass (3980 m), a lifeline road to the people of Lahaul and Spiti. After crossing the Rohtang pass, we follow the Chandra River until Kunzum Pass (4551 m). Evening arrival at Kaza and check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Kaza- Local Sightseeing
After breakfast, we move for a half-day excursion tour visiting some of the highest and oldest monasteries of the valley, i.e., Langza and Comic Monastery. By lunch, we drive back to our hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7: Kaza–Dumla 22 km/4 hours, Drive to Kaza - Kibber (18 km)
Kibber village is at 4205 m. It is one of the highest inhabited settlements in India. The famous Ki gompa is just 10 km away and can be visited before beginning the trek. Kibber to Dumla is an easy walk, but takes your time, as the Spitian gorges are renowned for being hard-going. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 8: Dumla–Thaltak Meadow 7 km/5 hours/4875 m/16000 ft
Descend to the gorge bed and start the climb towards the pass, a steep walk to Thaltak Meadow where you camp for the night. The scenery is wild, and the gorge is deep. Even at this height, the sunlight reflected from the gorge's walls causes the temperature to soar. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 9: Thaltak–Jagtha-Bonrojen 14 km/7 hours/5180 m/17000 ft
This is a long and strenuous day walking to Jagtha – 8 km at 15,700 ft and then 6 km to Bongrojen at 17,000 ft. Make sure to acclimatize well in the previous two days. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 10: Bongrojen–Dak Karzong 10 km/5 hours/4940 m/16200 ft
Leave early for the pass. The final 4 km is a steep 2-hour climb to Parang La at 18,300 ft. The pass lies on the trade route between Ladakh and the Spiti valley. There are some great views of the Spiti and the Changthang valleys from the pass. Parilungi, a conical peak, is the first Ladakhi peak visible from Spiti. From the pass, we descend to the source of the Pare Chu River. After the pass, the landscape changes dramatically from steep gorges to broad plains. Camp at Dak Karzog.
Day 11: Dak Karzong-Datang Yongma 12 km/5 hours/4725 m/15500 ft
The route for the next three days is in a fairly open valley with a well-marked trail on the left bank of the Pare Chu. Camp overnight at Datang Yongma.
Day 12: Datang Yongma–Chumik Shilde 16 km/5-6 hours
The next day follow the trail to Racholemo (14000 ft.) then Norbu Sumdo (14400 ft.) and across to Chumik Shilde. Start early as the winds can be strong in the afternoons. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 13: Chumik Shilde-Tso Moriri 14 km/5 hours/4510 m/14800 ft
Today, we walk across the plains to the southern edge of the oval-shaped Tso Moriri at the kingdom, named after the kiangs (wild Tibetan asses), which roam here freely. The lake breaks into several channels here to create a vast wetland, the breeding ground of several rare species of birds. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 14: Tso Moriri–Karzog 15 km/6-7hours/4527 m/14850 ft
The last day of the trek passes along the shore of Tso Moriri. The lake view with Lungser Kangri (6666 m/ 21,871 ft) in the background is unforgettable. The walk is longer than it looks, and with the afternoon winds, you will be tired when you reach Karzog. Visit the ancient monastery in Karzog, where the Changpas roam the pastures with their flocks of Pashmina goats and still live in yak-skin yurts. Overnight in tents.
Day 15: Karzog–Leh (213 km) Drive to Leh via Mahe Bridge
Drive to Leh crossing some of the beautiful high altitude villages. By evening, we arrive in Leh. Check-in your hotel, and we get together for the night during dinner. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 16: Leh-Local City Tour
After breakfast, we take a half-day sightseeing excursion visiting Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, and Hemis Monastery. For lunch, we drive back to Leh. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 17: Leh- Alchi & Likir Monastery
After breakfast, we make a full day sightseeing excursion visiting Alchi Monastary & Likir Monastery. Today, we will have packed lunches with us. By evening, we drive back to Leh. Overnight stay at the hotel in Leh.
Day 18: Leh- New Delhi
An early morning transfer to the domestic airport to board a flight to New Delhi. Assistance upon arrival at New Delhi. Transfer to your hotel and overnight stay at a hotel in New Delhi.
Day 19: Reserve Day (in case of flight cancellation)
We keep one day reserve for the flight as during the monsoon, sometimes flights to and from Leh are canceled. If the flight is not canceled, this reserve day will be a full-day sightseeing tour to New Delhi-Agra-New Delhi.
In time transfer to the International Airport to board a flight back home.