Takling La (Pass)

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Takling La
Above the Takling pass.JPG
Above the Takling pass
Elevation 5,575 m (18,291 ft)[1]
Traversed by Spiti to Ladakh
Location India
Range Himalayas
Coordinates 32°30′12″N 77°59′01″E / 32.50333°N 77.98361°E / 32.50333; 77.98361Coordinates: 32°30′12″N 77°59′01″E / 32.50333°N 77.98361°E / 32.50333; 77.98361
Takling La is located in Himachal Pradesh
Takling La

Takling La is a parallel trek route through the Parana La (pass), located in the Himalayan Mountains.[2] Parana La is the most famous trek route of Spitz and connects Kaza to Karzok. It has an altitude of 18,600 ft (5669 Meters) and follows the traditional trade route between Lambada and Spitz Valley.

This pass was initially used as a trade route between Spiti and Ladakh and was popular throughout the 19th century.[3] Over the years, it diminished in use. In 1993, Romesh Bhattacharjee led a group of students from Delhi through this pass.[4] According to Bhattacharjee, many points along the trail serve as the passage across the ridge known as Takling La (Pass).[4]

Geography[edit]

Takling La is a mountain pass located in the Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is a 5,575 metres (18,291 ft) high pass and is parallel to Parang La.[1] The pass is located in between Pare Chu river and Takshan Nala and is most easily accessible from June through September.[5]

Trek[edit]

Takling La trek starts at Kibber village or Kyoto and runs towards the Korzoke village of Tso Morrori,[5][6] The temperature starts to drop between late August and the beginning of September. Late June to mid-August is be the best for trekking due to the weather.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Takling La (5575m) - Wikimapia". wikimapia.org. 
  2. ^ http://bameduniya.tripod.com/ladakh.html
  3. ^ Kapadia, Harish (1999). Spiti Adventures in the Trans-Himalaya. New Delhi: Indus Publishing Company. p. 177. ISBN 81-7387-093-4. 
  4. ^ a b Kapadia, Harish (1999). Spiti Adventures in the Trans-Himalayan. New Delhi: Indus Publishing Company. p. 177. ISBN 81-7387-093-4. 
  5. ^ a b "Takling La". taklingla.blogspot.in. 
  6. ^ a b "TREKS for OUTLOOK TRAVELLER ( across Takling Lah to Ladakh". bameduniya.tripod.com.