(Last Updated on : 07/06/2012)
Parang la trek is a popular region in the Himalayan Mountains
. The trekking at this part of India involves a lot of lot of fun, frolic and enthusiasm. The first journey in trekking would involve journey from Kibber that is called the snow leopard country and is popular for the breeding ground of the horses of Spiti.
The trail will take us through gorges and passes as we embark on the trek we will come across source of the Pare Chu River the trail will then come across the confluence of the three rivers Norbu Sumdo, Phirtse Phu and the Pare Chu. This trek will take you through some very wild country with breathtaking scenery all around. The total duration of adventure would include 17 days.
Some of the popular trekking destination of the place is immensely beautiful. It is a real wilderness experience for adventure lovers, where one needs to cross a many rivers. And the best period for exploration is from August - October when most of the snow has melted and the roaring rivers are passable. This climb will actally take one traveller from Kaza over 18,300 ft Parang La pass and into Ladakh. The route follows the traditional trade route between Ladakh and Spiti and there are some fantastic views from the high mountain source of the Pare Chu River.
Right from Spiti`s steep gorges and stark desert environments, the landscape opens to become the high Tibetan plateau which makes up Ladakh trip. This isolated trail also follows the traditional trade route between the inhabitants of Spiti, Changthang and Tibet. It begins in the high altitude meadows of Kibber, the breeding ground of the famous Spiti horses and also called the Snow Leopard`s country, climbs over the Parang la (5600 mts), the source of the Pare Chu river, the only one of its kind to have its source in India, flows into Tibet and enters the country again in Spiti, reaching Tso Moriri (15,000 ft), a high altitude lake 27 kms long and nearly 8 kms wide. This lake is also the breeding ground for the bar-headed geese, black-necked crane and the Brahminy ducks.
After days of trekking in Ladakh
over the mountains, the journey ends at the breathtaking Tsomoriri Lake which is truly a photographer`s paradise. Tsomoriri`s fantastic vistas, vivid colours and the abundance in birds and wildlife gives you an impression of reaching Shangri-la as the lake is truly appears to be from the land of the gods.