Region: Kullu Valley .
Duration: 5 Days.
Season: June to October.
. Group Size : 15 Persons.
Maximum Altitude: 4480m.
Accommodations: 4 Nights In Camp
Meals: 4 Breakfasts / 5 Pack-lunch / 4 Dinners.
Trip Begin: Manali.
Trip End: Manali.
This trek that leads to a high altitude glacial lake is not to be confused with the Lake of Moon- Chandratal in the Spiti Region. The trail of this trek is highly varied and is home to diverse flora and fauna. This trek leads out of the Jagatsukh village a little distance away from Manali and climbs steadily through evergreen forests and meadows, alongside numerous streams. One goes through lush green forests of Pine, Fir, Oak and Cedar. Crosses meadows laden with wild flowers often crossing brilliant streams. Mt. Deo Tibba is visible through the entire trail of the trek. Other peaks like Indrasan and the glaciers of Jagatsukh and Deo Tibba are also visible. According to the Hindu mythology, the dome shaped peak of Deo Tibba is where the gods sit and hence the name Deo meaning ‘God/s’ and Tibba meaning ‘hill. While Lord Indra, the King of Heaven & Gods conducts a meeting with them from his throne that is the Indrasan Peak. A relatively easy trek with some of the most beautiful walks in Manali. The emerald blue waters of Chota Chandrataal lake at the foot of Deo Tibba peak is biggest highlight of a trek.
HOW TO REACH MANALI
The nearest airport serving this beautiful hill station is situated at Bhuntar. Known as Kullu Manali Airport, it is at a distance of approximately 60 from Manali.
The road instead since there are some spellbinding picturesque views en route to be enjoyed. The destination has a good connectivity by road with cities like Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh and Shimla serving as pivotal points. A number of bus services including private services like the very comfortable Volvo ply frequently from Delhi to Manali.
The closest railway station is Chandigarh (315 km) or Pathankot (290 km). You can make your travel bookings till either of these two cities and then take a prepaid bus or a cab till Manali.
DAY 01 - MANALI TO KHANOL (2700M) TO CHIKKA (3200 M) 3 TO 4 HOURS.
We start with a jeep ride to Khanol village, the starting point of the trek. The trail along the Khanol stream through forests and grazing pastures for about four hours to reach Chhika, a pleasant alpine meadow. The trail goes along alpine plateau and is almost gradual incline. All around the trail lie excellent rock climbing hills. All around the trail lie excellent rock climbing hills.
: Pack Lunch & Dinner
DAY 02 - CHIKKA TO SERI (3935M) 5 TO 6 HOURS.
The Trail climbs steadily towards our next campsite in the beautiful meadows of Seri. Seri is a long spread of green meadows almost the size of three to four football ground put together. A beautiful waterfall is witnessed followed by different tributaries. Seri was once a glaciated lake but now it’s a vast spread of green meadow. The country is carpeted with beautiful Himalayan flowers. Extensive views of the Pir- Panjal ranges to the north. Seri lies at the base of the Deo Tibba.
: Breakfast,Pack Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 03 - SERI TO CHANDRATAL(4480M) AND BACK. 7 TO 8 HOURS.
The trail climbs steeply, cross a stream and a small campsite. The Chandratal Lake is high up on a mountain ridge. Spend a few hours admiring the extensive views of the surrounding mountain peaks before returning to our Seri Camp. Camping over in a same place, one can visit the heights of Tainta alpine plateau and Chandrataal, Glacier Lake situated at 4480m famous for emerald blue water. The flora enthusiast will have a wonderful time trying to identify the hundreds of flowers growing everywhere and the tiny lake provides some excellent views of Deo Tibba and other peaks of Manali.
: Breakfast,Pack Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 04 - SERI TO CHHIKA, 3 TO 4 HOURS.
Return the way we came, to camp at Chhika. Leaving this wonder land behind the trail descends back to the forests to Chhika camp.
: Breakfast,Pack Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 05 - CHHIKA TO KANOL (JAGATSUKH) TO MANALI (1900M), 3 TO 4 HOURS.
Today after breakfast an early departure from camp, we descend all the way down to Khanol. Continue to the road head. We drive to Jagatsukh - Manali.
: Breakfast, Pack Lunch
What is included in the tour
- The services of an educated Himalayan Yeti Adventure representative or escort / guide, well versed with native flora/fauna, topography & culture during the entire trek program.
- During the trek, all camping logistics and mules / porters/ to carry luggage. Participants will be required to carry only their day sacks with their daily essentials etc.
- Camping on twin sharing basis in 2-man tents, with foam mattresses, sleeping bags and kitchen tent, toilet tent etc.
- One Cook and camp helper/s with all necessary kitchen items, utensils etc.
- All transportation as per the itinerary, inclusive of transfers to the roadhead before the trek and transfer from the roadhead to Manali, after the conclusion of the trek.
- Boiled drinking water during the trek and warm water for personal ablutions in the morning.
- All meals during the trek program.
- Wildlife / environmental Permits and Levies, wherever required.
- All camping charges.
- Trek Briefing / debriefing & guides charges.
- Charges for following the global ‘Leave No Trace’ protocol.
- Insurance of the trekking staff
- Good medical / first aid kit with Oxygen Cylinders.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any accidental, travel or medical insurance. It is advisable for the participants to get themselves comprehensively insured before the tour.
- Any expenses of a personal nature.
- Any and all evacuation charges (medical or otherwise), or hospitalization or physicians consultation charges. Your own insurance policy should also, ideally, cover this.
Insulated, waterproof boots are best. They have thick soles, rubber/leather uppers and insulation. Flip Flops/ Crocs.
Wool or synthetic socks with wicking liners promote warm, dry feet. (this item is to be bought by the clients themselves)
Layer your clothing so it can be adjusted to your activity level and the weather. Avoid cotton.
Base layer: Synthetics and wool retain warmth even when wet. Wear long underwears (top and bottem) that wicks away moisture, insulates well and dries quickly. Choose from microlight, lightweight or midweight versions based on the temperature and your activity level. A zippered top lets you adjust body heat as you stop and go. (this item is to be bought by the clients themselves, easily available in Decathlon Stores)
Upper Insulating layer: Polyester fleece makes a good insulating mid-layer since it retains heat when wet and breathes as you exercise.
Outer layer: A waterproof, breathable shell jacket and pants keep you dry and fend off wind.
Down feather jacket: - Can be used while relaxing or walking outside in the camp area.
Hat, Gloves and Accessories.
Keep your head and hands covered to prevent loss of body heat and to protect from sunburn.
A wool or synthetic hat, headband or balaclava retains heat; a wide-brimmed hat or a ball cap can shade your eyes on sunny days.
Sunglasses and sunscreen will protect you from burning UV rays which are especially intense when reflected off of snow.
COTTON SCARF good for dust and to protect neck from sunburn ,WATER BOTTLE, HYDRATION BAG.
Head Lamp & spare batteries.
CAMERA dustproof cover and spare batteries and memory card, GOPRO IS JUST GREAT.
MONEY BELT or secure portion of bag.
PERSONAL TOILETRIES including lip cream, hand wash (alcohol-based), sunscreen and TOWEL.
PENKNIFE , JOURNAL, SKETCH PAD, PLAYING CARDS, BOOK, READING LIGHT, SEWING KIT, etc.
Small PADLOCK for stored bag.
Trekking Day Bag upto 65 to 85 Ltr.
If you cancel 15 days before the trip begins Himalayan Yeti Adventure will retain 20% of the trip cost.
If you cancel 7 days before the trip begins, Himalayan Yeti Adventure will retain 30% of the trip cost.
If you cancel less than 7 days before the trip begins, or, are not present when the trip begins, there will be no-refund
No refund will be payable to any client who voluntarily leaves a trip en-route.