Double Crossing Trek: Manali to Spiti to Ladakh Trek over Hampta Pass (4270 m) and Parang La (5580 m)

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 15 Nights 16 Days      Manali

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    Double Crossing Trek combines Hampta Pass Trek and Parang La Trek. Join us on an epic 16-day Himalayan odyssey through Kullu-Manali, Lahaul-Spiti, and Leh-Ladakh. Traverse high-altitude trails, passing charming villages, serene lakes like Chandrataal, and historic monasteries like Ki. Witness the dramatic shift from lush Manali forests to Spiti’s stark beauty. Culminate your adventure with a challenging trek to the breathtaking Tsomoriri Lake, the largest inland lake in the Indian subcontinent, before exploring the cultural heart of Leh.


    • Program Type: Guided Trekking
    • Best Season:June–September
    • Duration: 15 Nights/ 16 Days 
    • Region: Kullu, Spiti & Ladakh Valley
    • Max. Altitude: 5578 m
    • Grade: Challenging
    • Group Size: 8-12 
    • Starting Point: Manali
    • Ending Point: Karzok/ Leh
    • Average Hiking Daily: 6-8 Hours
    • Total Trekking distance: 102 km
    • Accommodation: Comfortable rooms at the base and  tents during the trek

    Highlights Of The Double Crossing Trek

    • High Altitude Lakes Chandertaal and Tsomoriri Tso, 
    • Parang La, Rupshu Valley,
    • Kibber, Ki Monastery,
    • Nomadic tribes, People, Culture and Cuisine

    Double Crossing Trek Route and short Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrive in Manali – Acclimatization hike – village culture and cuisine

    Day 02: drive to Jobri – trek to Chikka

    Day 03: Chikka – Balughera

    Day 04: Balughera – Hampta Pass – Sheagoru

    Day 05: Sheagoru – Chattru – Chandertaal – Kaza

    Day 06: Rest Day – Explore Kaza 

    Day 07: Kaza – Chicham

    Day 08: Chicham – Thaldak (7 hr. trek) 

    Day 09: Thaldak – Boroghlen (7 hr.)

    Day 10: Boroghlen – Parangla (5578 m) – Kharsa Gongma (8 hr.)

    Day 11: Kharsa Gongma – Thakote (5 hr.)

    Day 12: Thakote – Umdung (7 hr.) 

    Day 13: Umdung – Chuntung – besides Tsomoriri Lake (8 hr.) 

    Day 14: Chungtung – Chakardung (5 hr.) 

    Day 15: Chakardung – Karzok (4 hr.)

    Day 16: Karzok – Leh (240 km /5-6 hrs)

    Detailed Itinerary Of The Double Crossing Trek

    Day 01: Arrive in Manali – Acclimatize

    Team Mountaineerz will be happy to welcome you at Manali for the Double Crossing trekking and receive you at the airport/bus terminal. We will settle you in at our Base in Manali. Unwind and take in the environs. Walk around and initiate the process of acclimatization in the Himalayas. Go through your checklist and finish off last-minute essential shopping for the trek. It is advisable to trek light with special import on the clothing and gear.

    Reach dA Base for a “round the bonfire” conference with the other climbers and the team members of Mountaineerz who would be your guides on the expedition. Break the ice with some great dinner and chill with your fellow climbers.

    Make sure you drill your guides and instructors with any questions or doubts you may have pertaining to the trek. They will be happy to answer your questions and share with you a few tricks of the trade and tips to make your adventure a happy and successful one.

    Mountaineerz only has a few asks of you…

    Please ensure, for your trekking pleasure you pack light and only the absolute essentials.

    We humbly ask you to cooperate with your guides and instructors while on the trek. Remember, they only have your best interest in mind and any decision they take is taken keeping your safety and the success of the expedition in mind. Be patient and respectful towards your fellow climbers. Remember, up there, you only have your wits and your fellow climbers.

    Remember to get your camera along.

    Day 02: Manali – Prini – Jobri – Chikka   

    Phase 1 of the Double Crossing Trek begins today with the Hampta Pass trek. The trail alternates between thick forests and open grounds to Chikka. The trek crosses many glacial streams over improvised wooden bridges. Beautiful snow-capped peaks are visible from Chikka. From here, we will get an excellent view of the Deo Tibba and Indrasan group of peaks. We arrive at Chikka by lunchtime. Say in comfortable tents. 

    Day 03: Chikka – Bhalu ka Ghera (3597 mts) 4 hrs 

    The trail continues to the alpine meadows which are full of interesting flora, crossing stream at Juara, glacial features of the surrounding mountains can be seen along the way. Bhalu ka Ghera, also known as the Bear’s Circle, is the place where brown bears are said to hibernate during winters and during the right time of the year, several species of wild flowers can be seen. It is a beautiful camping spot and we will camp here for the night. 

    Day 04: Bhalu ka Ghera  – Hampta pass (4298 mts) – Shiya Goru (3597 mts): First pass on the Double Crossing

    Start the day early by climbing up for about 2 km up to the Hampta pass (4270 mts) while walking on the snowfields. It is now time to get shutter happy with your camera. The final ridge is a little steep to climb and when snow-bound you will you will have to cut steps in the ice up the pass. The view from here is jaw dropping. The peaks of in Lahaul, particularly in the Kulti valley and of the Chandrabhaga group, are seen as a huge cluster, with peak of Mulkila IV raising its head above them.  From top of the pass you can see the majestic Mt. Deo Tibba (6001 m), Indrasan (6221 m) and the mighty Greater Himalayan and Pir Panjal Range. A short descent leads to the campsite at Shiya Goru. We will camp in a beautiful meadow by the stream. 

    Day 05: Shiya Goru – Chattru (3600 mts) – Batal –  Chandertal 

    Today’s trek begins with crossing a small stream and a walk following the valley stream down to the mighty River Chandra. The descent to River Chandra is a bit steep and follows a long ridge. Once in the valley you will rejoin the road which crosses the bridge across the river to Chatru. However gentle the river appears, do not try to ford the River Chandra. This deceptive river has swept away many trekkers trying to take a shortcut. Arriving by the side of Manali-Spiti road at Chattru, we will board the waiting vehicles and drive to Chandertal.

    There are lovely views of the “Chhota Shigri” (small glacier) and “Bara Shigri” (big glacier) along with several high peaks of the Chandrabhaga Range. From Batal onwards it can be very windy as the valley opens up here. The road climbs steeply around many bends to Kunzum La in the east. This road leads to Spiti valley. There is a new footpath leading from Kunzum La that descends to Chandertaal, however the more direct approach is the road from Batal, going into the Chandra valley in the north. We will be driving along the left bank of River Chandra after crossing a bridge near Batal. The trail continues for about 14 km to the scenic campsite at the bank of Chandertaal, from here you can see the panoramic view of the Chandra-Bhaga Range. Later we will drive to Kaza over the Kunzum La Pass.

    Day 06: Chandrataal – Kaza 

    Adventures of this day include exploring Kaza and Kibber (4,205 mts). Enjoy a hearty breakfast and explore the ancient Ki Monastery and Kibber Village.  

    Day 07: Rest and Acclimatization. After inner line permits and shopping at Kaza, drive to Chicham

    Day 08: Chicham – Dumla – Thaltak (4693m) – 7 hrs. Trek 

    Double Crossing Trek phase 2 begins today. The trail starts from Chicham, arrowheads north and steeply drops into the gorge of River Parilungbi. It moves on to a bridge and climbs through cultivated fields onto a carved rocky area. This path then leads to the Thaldak (4,875 mts) camping site. This is where we will pitch our tents for the day. Have some much-deserved dinner before snuggling into your sleeping bags.

    Day 09: Thaltak – Boroghlen (5100m) – 12 km, 7 hrs. Trek

    Pack up your bags and buckle up for another day of amazing sights. The trail from Thalda is sandy in parts and descends while crossing a moraine to the river gorge. Meandering on through to the gorge, the trail leads onto Jagtha. After this, the trail ascends and climbs steeply to a point where two glaciated valleys meet. We will take the opening facing north. After trekking for about a kilometre, we will cross the moraine and head to the camping site at Boroghlen (5180 m). Pitch your tents here. 

    Day 10: Boroghlen – Parangla (5578 m) – Kharsa Gongma(4850m) –14 km, 8 hrs. Trek

    After breakfast and some stretching, we start ascending the scree and snowy landscape. The trek here entails steep sections before we reach Parang La, so necessary care needs to be taken will negotiating the crevasses. From here, there is a clear view of  Parilungbi (6160 m), Shilla (6111 m) and Gya peaks (6794 m). To the north, is a descent of 4 km along the glacier, which leads to the origin of the River Pare Chu.

    We will keep moving on to the right face of it and navigate our steps through boulders and scree and finally, on to the Pare Chu belt. This will lead to the camping site at Karsha Gongam (5,150 mts). Camp here for the night after dinner.

    Day 11: Kharsa Gongma – Thakote (4700m) – 12 km, 5 hrs. Trek

    The trek to Thakote can be slow to negotiate as this stretch of about 12 Kms runs along slide the river and many side streams need to be navigated. After crossing Parang La, we will come across many small spots such as Dogpo Phirtse, Dotung and Dakarkuru. We will camp for the night at Thakote (4,900 mts).

    Day 12: Thakote – Umdung (4750 m) – 20 km, 7 hr

    We religiously follow the roller coaster trail which runs along parallel on the right side of the River Pare Chu. On the way, are many side inlets and it goes up & down a few times before it reaches Umdung (4,750 mts). This is where we will pitch our tents.

    Day 13: Umdung – Chuntung – besides Tsomoriri Lake (8 hr) 

    Leave Umdung and head on to Tso Moriri. A trek of few minute from Umdung, will lead the trail to ford the ferocious River Pare Chu and on to Narbu Sumdo (4,663 mts). Singe Namgyal built a fort here in the 17th century and its ruins stand even today. This is where one also gets to witness the first signs of human existence – the Drukpas with their yaks and thousands of sheep & Pashmina goats. We will also see the hardcore tribal life style of the Changpa tribe with their rugged, woolen tents.

    Welcome to the wilderness that is Rupshu valley. The trail will now suddenly move away from the river. It meanders along a smaller and secondary stream through a grassy meadow and finally arrives at the campsite at Chumiksthal.

    From her, the trail moves on to Phirtse Phu and passes through an expansive valley to reach Chuntung village (4,542 mts). This is where we get the first sightings of Tso Moriri. On the southern shores are some old and ruined houses. The lake is surrounded with snow capped mountains and has hues of a brilliant blue. We will camp here by the lake.

    Day 14: Chungtung – Chakardung (4588m) – 14 km, 5 hrs. Trek

    Trek around and explore the surreal environs of the lake at your own pace. If you are lucky, you might even see some migratory birds. Trek on to Chakardung (4,542 mts) and pitch tents to camp.

    Day 15: Chakardung – Karzok (4615m) – 21 km, 8 hrs. Trek

    Guess what!  Another day in paradise. Trek alongside the lake and reach the village of Karzok (4,540 mts). It is an extremely remote village and chiefly inhabited by nomads. Visit the monastery and mingle with the locals. Camp here in the nomadic village and this brings us to the end of the trek but the adventure goes on…

    Day 16: Karzok – Leh

    The trek is over. 

    Now, get ready for one scenic ride to Leh. Reach Leh in the evening. Relax and unwind after the long trek and explore the town of Leh in the evening. 

    Transport to Leh in shared vehicles. Cost at actuals would be divided among participants

    Optional Extensions available to explore Leh, Lamayuru, Nubra Valley, Turtuk or Pangong Tso

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    Double crossing Trek: Manali to Spiti to Ladakh Trek over Hampta Pass (4270 m) and Parang La (5580 m) Group Departure Dates 2024-25

    Double Crossing Trek: Manali to Spiti to Ladakh Trek over Hampta Pass (4270 m) and Parang La (5580 m)

    • 10th to 25th August 2024 
    • 7th to 22nd September 2024

    Hampta Pass With Chandratal 05 Days:

    • 10th to14th August 
    • 7th to 11th September

    Parang La (Manali to Karzok) 11 Days:

    • 15th to  25th August 
    • 12th to 22nd September

    Double Crossing Trek Inclusions:

    • Stay in comfortable tents during the trek on triple sharing.
    • Stay in comfortable rooms on 3 sharing basis at dA Base.
    • Pick up and drop from the 15 Mile bus stop.
    • Meals included – Starting from Lunch on day-1 to breakfast on day-16 (freshly cooked veg.)
    • Services of experienced lead guide and qualified assistant guide.
    • Kitchen equipment, high altitude cook and helpers and all the Camping arrangements.
    • Wildlife/ environmental permits and other permits & levies.
    • All transportation as per itinerary in private vehicles
    • First-aid with an oxygen cylinder and all emergency backups.
    • ‘Leave No Traces’ protocol charges.


    • Cost of travel to and from your city.
    • Cost of any form of insurance (Personal/Baggage/Medical)
    • Cost of rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.
    • Any expenses of purely personal nature
    • Any expenses that arise due to change in itinerary and increase in no. of days because of natural forces like landslides, weather, roadblocks, flight cancellations, sickness etc.
    • Porterage for your personal bags

    Items to Carry on this Double Crossing Trek

    • Backpack – 60-70 Lt. with rain cover.
    • B. Day Pack 15 – 20 Lt. -To carry your personal gear,camera, water bottle, trail clothing, packed food etc.
    • Waterproof High Ankle Trekking Shoes
    • 2 pairs of cotton socks and 1 pairs of woolen socks (best to use when in camp. Not recommended while trekking).
    • Clothing:
      Pants: 1-2 pairs – Ideal are quick dry lightweight synthetic pants and waterproof warm pants
      T-shirts 2-3 pairs–Preferably full sleeves
      Synthetic Fleece Jacket/ sweater -1 pair.
      Wind proof/Waterproof Jacket -1 pair.
    • Down-filled / Hollow fibre fill insulated Jacket – 1 pair
    •  A woollen cap for the head and ears
    • Thermal liners-1 pair upper and lower
    • Toiletries -Sunscreen SPF 40+, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Soap, Toilet paper.
    • Repair Kit (needle and thread).
    • Headlamp/ Torch.
    • Camera.
    • Water Bottle- Ideally keep two bottles 1 liter each.
    • Trekking Pole -Optional.
    • Plastic Packing covers. (Please pack all your gear in waterproof plastic bags so that your clothes etc do not get wet while on horses or porters. Also carry extra plastic bags in case you need to pack wet clothes.)

    How to reach Manali for the Double Crossing Trek

    • Delhi to Manali – Volvo Bus
    • Chandigarh to Manali – Volvo Bus
    • Delhi to Bhuntar – Flight (we’ll arrange for a pickup at the airport on request)

    *If you need any assistance with your travel bookings, let us know and we’ll be happy to help!


    Safety & Adventure Sports
    The most basic yet prominent principle of indulging in any adventure activity is to take all the necessary precautions for safety.
    We at Yoloo.Life, keep it all in account and ensure maximum safety measures to pre-plan the trip and minimize any kind of risk. We plan to mitigate the risk of high altitude-related problems by preparing and acclimatizing well and staying in comfort.
    We strongly suggest you keep yourself adequately hydrated- possibly double your water intake.

    • Ensure that you take all your medications along to avoid any health issues.
    • Inform your friends and family before you depart for the trip and let them know that this will be a ‘No-Network’ zone.

    We will be your point of contact throughout the entire trip. Our complete staff is trained and certified, including our wilderness first responders on the programs. So in any case, we will be there to help you out.