Region: Kullu Valley.
Duration: 4 Days.
Season: End June to October.
Maximum Altitude: 4025m.
Passes: Khanpari Tibba (4025m).
Accommodations: 3 Nights In Camp
Meals: 3 Breakfasts / 4 Pack-lunch / 3 Dinners.
Trip Begin: Manali.
Trip End: Manali.
This trek offers a journey through an enchanting and timeless trail used by the legendary Gaddi Shepherds, traversing the almost untouched mountain wilderness of the majestic Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar Ranges. Still very few visitors find their way here. You must be prepared for adventure, but will be rewarded by views to treasure forever. It is a strenuous ascent to the last ridge below Khanpari Tibba peak to Rani Sui. There will be steep climbs and short stretches of scree and snow. beautiful and untouched meadows of this valley and get marvelous view of Manaslu Glacier, Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal Ranges including Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba and Rohtang Pass.
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 50 km and 10 km from Manali and Kullu, respectively. Domestic airlines like Air India Regional and Jagson Airlines operate regular flights from Delhi, Chandigarh and Pathankot to Bhuntar. Once you reach the airport, you can hire prepaid taxis to reach Manali.
Although you can reach Manali by air and train, if you truly like to enjoy the views as you travel, opt for 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. Besides, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) also offers services from New Delhi to Manali and various other tourist places in Himachal Pradesh. The well-maintained national highways, NH 1 and NH 21, lead to Manali from Delhi.
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. If you have not been able to book in advance, buses to Manali ply with regular frequency hence you could also make a spot booking. Both the railway stations are well connected with major Indian cities via extensive rail network.
DAY 01 - MANALI TO LAMA DUGH (3317M), 4-5 HOURS.
We start the trek from Dhungri about 1.5kms from Manali. Today’s trek comprises of walking through thick Deodar forests. It is mostly an uphill climb. We’ll stop for lunch on a lovely rocky ledge providing a beautiful view of Manali and its surrounding peaks. Lama Dugh is a lovely meadow ringed by Maple, Spruce and Oak while stands of Silver Birch are further up in the Hill-side.
: Pack Lunch & Dinner
DAY 02 - LAMA DUGH TO RANI SUI (3800M) VIA KHANPARI TIBBA (4025M), 5- 6 HOURS.
The trek is through a steep ridge below Khanpari Tibba (4025m). From this point one can have a magnificent glimpse of Manali, situated on the left bank of River Beas and of the whole upper Kullu valley, which appears swathed in the different colors of the season. The lake at Rani Sui is a small mountain tarn with a 360 degree view of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar Ranges.
: Breakfast,Pack Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 03 - RANI SUI TO BOGI THACH (3000M), 3 - 4 HOURS.
Today’s is an easy walk downhill to the meadow at Bogi Thach, where shepherds are sometimes seen grazing their flocks. The path winds through thick forests bristling with Deodar, Spruce, Oak and Walnut trees.
: Breakfast,Pack Lunch & Dinner.
DAY 04 - BOGI THACH TO MANALI (2050M), 4-5 HOURS.
Continue all the way downhill till the village of Brain Village from where our transport will pick us up and take us to 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.