Area : Manali, Himachal Pradesh.
Manali, so named from the Hindu God Manu, who like Noha of the bible survived a great flood and is believed to reside here. This area of Kullu Valley is also known as the valley of the God as every village has its own deity. It is popular for surrounding by lush wooden slopes and majestic snow covered peak. Manali also known as Chamonix of India is most favorite Mountain destination of tourist from all across India. Manali is suitable for any type of adventure activities such as pera gliding, Skiing, Snowboarding, trekking, Rafting, Rock climbing, Mountain biking, Climbing expedition, Cannoning. A trek in around Manali varies from one day hikes to 26 days treks. Each trek presents a spectacular sight of nature. Beas Kund believes to be source of river Beas, can reach to this tiny lake from Solang. A good hiker can make this trek in two day. Brigu Lake above vashisht village presents a gorgeous sight of Pir panjal and Dhauladher range of lower Himalaya. Panoramic view of mountains far across the horizon can have a good sight of Hanuman Tibba, Maker Beh and Shikher Beh peak above 6000mts these two peaks Maker beh and Shiker beh Both are most difficult and technical peak to climb. Towards Hamta valley a gorgeous view of Deo Tibba, Indrasan peak. The best trek to do in Manali region is Hamta pass trek, Malana village trek, Deo Tibba Base camp trek and chandertal lake trek. Now this itinerary about the Deo Tibba base camp and Hampta pass trek.
Duration - 10 Days
Altitude - 4270mt / 14009ft
Season - June and September till October
Category - Moderate
Location: The elegant Deo Tibba and Hamtapass located east of Manali and Per Panjal range. The south East Ridge is clearly visible from while crossing Hamtapass. Deo Tibba and Indrasan peak 6220m dominates the entire region East of Manali. Provides the finest skiing and heli skiing slopes that known worldwide today.
Day 01 Arrival in Manali
Arrival at Manali by morning. On arrival transfer to hotel for relaxation till afternoon. After lunch interdictions with arrival team and local guide, team member. Afternoon visit to Hadimba temple and also acclimatization walk. Evening free to explore mall Road in Manali. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 02 Manali To Bogitach
Day three is important for all because our trek will start. Today we have to go Manali to Bogi Thach(2400m) it’s around 4 to 5 hour walk. We meet you at the hotel in the morning. Once you are done with your breakfast, we load your baggage on our vehicles and depart to the starting point at jagatsukh. It is 30min drive to get there by vehicles. We meet our rest of trekking team here, which includes cooks and hors man. We leave our baggage with them to put that on horses. We start our walk, which passes through few one of the village. We visit one of the village’s below the Bogi Thach to experience culture of Himachal Pradesh. On the way to Bogi Thach we also visit a temple of SNACK GOD, which has beautiful wood carving on its doors and wall. A fair takes place at this temple in the month of August. First is very short but it is kept short for the reason that it is the first day and we require plenty of time to pack horses for the first day to distribute the load on horses and also as camping goes with the source of water and next camping is too far The same day where there is water. We reach camping at Bogi Thach around 12o’clock where we will have lunch and by the time we finish our lunch, our arrive and we sat tents and settle in. Rest of the day is spent in exploring surrounding. This camping is in forest and surrounded with big trees and offer great views of big snow capped mountain around. Our dinner and overnight stay in Bogi Thach camp.
Day 03 Bogitach To Lamadug (3000MT)
Bogi Thach to Lamadug(3000mt) it’s around 5to7 hour walk. Our day will start morning breakfast. We leave the camp and head up left side of our camping sight. Most of the day it is up hill walk and passes through few summer settlement of Gujars (nomads) who leaves here for few months of summer to graze their animals in these high Himalayan pastures during the monsoon time. Their main earning comes from milk and its products (butter and cheese). Which they sell in the market. We pass Jumari Thach, which is again a Gujar settlement, and from here we climb few more hundred meters up and then cross the river. This area is all loose so we need to be care full with walking. Climb is also steep though short after the river crossing but soon we start descending down to our camp at Lamadugo is a small camping place in the wood. Water source here is supposed to be holy so holy so locals allow no bathing near the source. One can bath few meters away from it. Before dinner discussions about the day and next planning with team member and client. Dinner and overnight stay in Lamadugo camp.
Day 04 Lamadug To Deotibba Base Camp
Lamadugo to Deo Tibba Base camp (3475mt). It around 5to7 hour walk. We start our day with an uphill and leave the tree line below. We try to get to the top of the ridge as much as possible as it gives us a great view of this area. Most of it is basically going uphill. We can see Bara Bangal range and Manali town from our trail. We finally reach one of the camping places which is known as Rouli khouli though we don’t camp here. It is huge meadow for camping and usually full of horses from local village s of Manali who are left here to graze all summer. From here we start heading down to the river and it is pretty steep downhill and many place. We reach the river where we cross it over a rock bridge (natural rock has piled on the river and has built a bridge)after crossing the bridge we walk downstream few hundred meter and reach our beautiful camping place by the small fresh water stream. It is a beautiful camping surrounded with many colorful flowers and when you look up stream, you can see Deo Tibba Mountain. There is an option of going further to next base camp. In that case we don’t cross the river and just stick to the true left bank of the river. A little uphill and then downhill takes up to big wide grassland in the shadow of Deo Tibba Mountain. We can camp here too though it can be little colder then camping downstream. Before dinner talk with group and team member. Dinner and over night in DeoTibba.
Day 05 Rest Day At Deo Tibba Base Camp
Day 5 day is the most important day for all REST DAY or excursion to Deo-Tibba glacier (3700mt). We get up nice and easy and after breakfast, head up to the glacier of Deo Tibba Mountain. People, who want to take easy, can stay in camp to relax. By 10am we get a good light on the entire mountain in case you want to take some pictures. Deotibba glacier is full of moraine and boulders so it is not vary fascinating but according to locals this place has white and black crystals though difficult to find. Once we are there we all can try our luck to find a white or black crystal. Anyway it is good to have a closer look at the Deotibba Mountain. We head back to camp where we will have hot lunch waiting for us. After lunch we can do some washing and bathing if needed. Before dinner discussions with group, team leader and team members. Dinner and overnight stay in DeoTibba base camp.
Day 06 Deo Tibba base to Chikka
Deo Tibba base to Chikka(3000Mts). It’s around 5to6 hour walk. And day will start with gradual uphill from left side of the camp. Uphill walk brings us up high on the ridge, which gives us opportunity to enjoy the great views of Himalaya. In the front we have Hanuman Tibba peak and if we look back, we have Deo Tibba standing still and eternal. We reach a point after 45to60 minutes walk where there are some beautiful rocks to climb. If someone is in to climbing, can try a hand of climbing here. It is also great viewpoint. After spending half an hour here we head further down to our camping. Walk starts getting gradual downhill and later it is little steep down to the riverbed. Once we have reached the river we will have a break for the lunch there and little rest. After half an hour break we start following the river upstream. It is about half an hour walk when we reach river crossing point. Usually there is bridge (locally made) but some time people may have to cross the river without bridge as it gets washed down with monsoon some time. Another river crossing follows one river crossing. After crossing the different channel of the river, trail goes up for 5 min and gets gradual up to the camp. It is nice camping place at the confluence of two rivers. One can also walk up to the big waterfall and which offer great view of camp. Dinner and overnight stay in Chikka camp.
Day 07 Chikka To Base Of Hamtapass-Balugera(3700mts)
Chikka To Base Of Hamtapass-Balugera(3700mts). It’s around 5to6 hours trek. The day is supposed to be Gradual up to the camp at the base. We cross the stream coming from true right of the valley, which is also known as Chikka nala. Uphill begins right after crossing the river over a small bridge made of two logs and flat rocks are placed on it. The valley is narrow until we reach a summer settlement at jwara. Right before Jwara, there is small River to cross on foot, as there is no bridge. Some time there can be a bridge here built by local villagers who live here for the summer with their cattle. After jwara, trail keeps climbing up for an hour and then it gets bit flatter. After an hour we reach the base camp. It is a beautiful place in the shadow of Indrason Peak (6221mts). Camping is set up on the true right side of the valley. There is lake there, which is fed by a river, which is coming down from the glacier of Indrason. You also can see the Hamtapass, which we cross next day. Once we have settled in our tents, we can spend after noon to explore the surrounding or bathing if anyone is interested as place is surrounded with few glacier streams..Cold. Dinner and overnight stay in Balugera camp.
Day 08 Balugera To Sheragueu(3815mt) and Cross Hamtapass (4200mt)
Balugera To Sheragueu(3815mt) via Hamtapass (4200mt). It around 5to6 hour trek we stick to true right side of the valley. Which is the same side of our camping and start heading up to the pass. We cross the river, which is feeding the lake to get a clear slop for the walk. It is little hard walking as we start gaining altitude. There is another river crossing to the true right side of the river before we start the final climb to the pass. The pass is only 4200mt from the sea level and not so difficult to climb as long as there. Other side of pass is very steep downhill and it is very tricky for hours. It takes about 2 hour from the top to get to the camp. It is beautiful camping sight with a flat ground and river running close by. Upstream and downstream both the side offer great views of Himalaya. Dinner and overnight stay in Sheraguru camp.
Day 09 Sheraguru to Chatru and Manali
Sheraguru to Chatru and drive to Manali walk time is 3to4 hour and drive time is 5 hour. Morning start with river crossing to true right side of the river, which is bit painful in the morning if there, is no sun. It can be avoided by crossing the same day when we cross the pass but river only can be cross if we manage to cross the pass early enough otherwise in after noon water level goes up and it is very difficult to cross the river with so much force of water. After river crossing it is mostly downhill, which leads us to road head where we have our vehicles waiting for us. We reach the road head and say good byes to our horse team as they take the same route back with their horses to reach their villages. Board our vehicle and drive back to Manali, which is takes us over Rohatang pass (3800mt). The place offer nice views the mountain in the surrounding and valley of Manali. Our trip finishe at the arrival in Manali. Dinner and overnight stay in Manali.
Day 10 Sight Seen In Manali
Day 10 this is the sad day for us because you people are leaving to us. Morning after breakfast sight seen in Manali places. One place is Nagger it is good place to visit. One palace is there. The King of Kullu Distt he is leaving there in that time. And one of most thing is there it is ART GALLRY you can visit there. Your Lunch is in hotel we all are having lunch together. Evening 4o’clock time to go back. Your ac Volvo coach will start 4:30p.m from Manali to Delhi. On arrival in the Delhi transfer to hotel for relax. Evening transfer to international air port to catch your onwards flight.