Mt. Shitidhar Expedition

Duration - 7 Days
Height - 5250mts
Location - Manali
Gradient - Challenging
Season - May, June and September

About Peak

The trek, to Shitidhar, however starts from Solang Valley, which is located at a distance of 17kms from Manali. Solang Valley is famous for its ski resorts and is filled with tourists from all over the world during the peak season (March-May). As one continues his way to the top of Shitidhar, he will pass by the famous Beas Kund (high altitude lake) where Sage Vyas, the author of the great epic Mahabharata was believed to bathe. In contrast to Mount Shitidhar’s popularity, Beas Kund is an extremely famous site for trekkers and devout pilgrims. But it is important to note that these visits are during the summer season when the snow starts melting and eventually disappears as the snow line recedes significantly.

Expedition Itinerary

 Day  01 Arrival in Manali (1990m)
Arrival in Manali transfer to hotel. After breakfast get the equipment for the climb sorted out. Fit yourself in your climbing gear (climbing boots, crampons and your harness).
After lunch visit the Hadimba temple, the Vashisht hot spring water. Night in hotel

Day   02Manali – Solang Nalla -Dhundhi  (2850m)
Drive to Solang  and walk through the forest of Pine, Mapple, Walnut, Silver fir and Oak. West of Dhundi the highest mountain of the Dhauladhar ( Hanuman Tibba 5950 m. ) is erected, on the east (Deo Tibba 6001m, and Indra Asan 6100 m. ) can be seen if the weather is in your favor.

Day   03 Dhundhi – Beas Kund  (3900m) 5:30 hrs trek 2
Gradual climb 4:30 hour from the camp site. A walk lift side the Beas river over the moraine and after continue zig-zag walk till to camp site,

Day 04  Beas Kund acclimatization day.
Spend the day around the camp practicing movement on snow / ice. Get familiar with the use of your equipment. Learn the ropes and the how to arrest a fall on the slope.

Day 05 Beas Kund – Summit (5294m) – lady leg (4000m)
Wake up early in the morn and after a quick bite get ready for the climb up to the summit. It’s best to be up at the summit early in the morning to make the best of the weather and get good views. Descend down to the base camp .

Day 06 Beas Kund –Dhundhi-- Manali (1960m)
5 hrs trek and 1 hr drive, Trek Beas Kund to the Dhundhi, the roadhead and drive back to Manali. Overnight hotel in Manali

 Day 07 Back to Delhi.

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