Tsomoriri to Kibber trek is a Challenging trek which starts from Tsomoriri Lake towards Korzok and ends at Kibber. This trek takes around 9 days. The highest point in this trek is Parang La(5490m). The pass has prayer flags and the other side is dry and very steep descent. The scenery dramatically changes after crossing the Parang la, from steep gorges to broad plains. Before the road connectivity between Spiti and Ladakh, Parang la pass was one of the most important trekking routes which connected Spiti to Ladakh. Throughout history the Parang la trek was also an important trekking route between the people of Spiti, Changthang and Tibet. This trek follows an ancient trade route between Ladakh and the Lahaul-Spiti district. Despite the high altitude (always above 4500m), this trek is relatively easy and the view from the Parang La (5578m) is fantastic.
After breakfast, we start driving to Tsomoriri Lake via Chumathang. This is the initial part of our trial, giving us an overview of Leh Ladakh environment. After 6 hrs ride, we will reach the TsoMororiri Lake where we have planned overnight in Camp at Korzok.
This day you will walk from Korzok to another end of the Lake with a few ups and downs. Overall it is totally different walking day with a similar experience of walking on the beach. The difference of walking here is the narrow tails mostly rocky and sand sometimes, which will be completed in 5 hrs. There are maximum chances of spotting wild ass in this area. The Camping site is just at the end of the Lake, before the river.
This day is again an easy walking on the flat ground to NurbooSumdo. You will have to wet your feet as soon as you leave camp. Pass through spring (ChumikSharte) and the campsite is a deep ground near the river and spring. You can also camp at Skitpodangsa on the another side of the Parangchu but water level can be high in the afternoon if you are trekking in the month of early August or July.
If you camp at NurbooSumdo don’t forget to carry sandal with you for water crossing. The river is full of small pebbles, which hurts your feet without sandal. After crossing the river you will walk towards south for the next few days. Gradually you walk along the river to reach Getpabuzak which is just 5-6 hrs far. Camping site is just after small ups and down.
This day is again straightforward walking along the river with on the rolling plateau before the Valley widens. Keep walking in the same direction along the river for 4-5 hrs and the campsite is near the river with a small spring. It is a nice camping area
Today again you will remain in the same valley and ascend of the Parangla starts from Kharsagongma. If you are in big group its ideal to camp at Kharsagongma as there is space for only a few tents. Otherwise, continue walking to the base Camp of Parangla Pass.
Cross the river immediate after leaving the Camp. Take the trail from your left hand side and the right side of the glacier. Start walking towards southeast and after around 3 hours walking you can see colourful prayer flags flapping at the top of the Pass. Take the steep descent to the campsite near huge rock and the waterfalls from it. But in end of September and October water dries up, therefore you have to carry water from the Parang base.
It’s vertical walking down to the Parangchu and remains walking at the same level along the Paranghu to the east for sometimes before you take another exhausting Climb to Thangltak. Thangltak has very nice campsite with a wonderful view of the mountains and spring water. It is total 4-5 hrs trek for today.