Overview

TRIP FACTS

Region: Hamta Valley 

  Duration: 5Night / 6 days

 Season:  Winter Mid Jan  to  March 

 Grade:  Moderate

 Group Size : 10 Persons.

   Maximum Altitude:  3000m

  Activities: 6 Days Snowboarding Course. 

  Slope Gradient: 25 40 degrees (Depending upon the snow conditions) 

Meals: 5 Breakfasts / 6 Pack-lunch / 5 Dinners.

Trip Begin: Manali.

Trip End: Manali.

INTRODUCTORY NOWBOARDING COURSE - IDEAL FOR BEGINNERS

The beautiful alpine meadow of Hamta (@2650 mtrs above msl), is located about an hour and a half’s drive from Manali. It is a winter sports lover’s dream come true. The gentle slopes of these Alpine Meadows, spread under the gaze of the mighty Sethan Dome of the Peer Panjal Mountains, are just right for beginners. They are the perfect place to establish your first love with winter sports. For more dexterous skiing or snowboarding enthusiasts, the expansive back-country around the Slopes, with its fantastic deep powder, innumerable trails and challenging ‘off piste’ terrain, often translates into a Snowboarding experience of a lifetime.

We offer beginner's courses for Snowboarding & snow-craft, with excellent personalized instruction and perfect hospitality. We are quite certain that once you’ve participated in one of our ski / Snowboarding programs, you will fall in love with winter sports and will want to visit the beautiful snowy wonderland of Manali, time and again.

 

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.    

5 Nights 6 Days Available on request Sethan, Himachal Pradesh
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Introduction to Snowboard and Snowboarding Technique 
  • Instructor would work with you to develop the Skills required to Snowboard
  • Chance for a visit of Snow Igloo 
  • Chance of experience Kullu culture
  • Live all together in Homestay & well located accommodation
  • This course go beyond a holiday in Himalayan Powder Snow
Itinerary

   DAY 01 - PICKUP FROM OLD MANALI & ARRIVAL IN SETHAN / (STAGE 1) SNOWBOARD GEAR, STANCE, AND STRAPPING IN.

Arrival at HYA office by the morning drive from Old Manali. You’ll be met on arrival by a Himalayan Yeti Adventure representative. Transfer by surface (Pvt. 4x4 Vehicle) from the Old Manali to Sethan. Check in at your Homestay. Program orientation and briefing post lunch. Instructor will give the demonstration and Participants will practice the technique. There are several things beginner snowboarders need to know before they even set foot on snow. In the first section of our beginner’s guide to snowboarding, we will cover:

  • How to properly put on your boots.
  • The basic parts of a snowboard.
  • How to strap in and out of a snowboard.
  • Figuring out your snowboard stance.
  • How to carry your snowboard.

 : Pack Lunch & Dinner

 : Home Stay.

  DAY 02 - TODAY LEAVING EARLY MORNING TO JOBRI NALLAH / (STAGE 2) SKATING, GLIDING, STANDING UP, AND MOVING UPHILL.

After breakfast drive towards snowfield areas near Jobri, Instructor will give the demonstration and Participants will practice the technique. Now that you’ve got all of your gear and you know how to get in and out of your snowboard, it’s time to start learning some of the basic movements on snow. This section will cover:

  • How to skate and glide.
  • How to get up from the ground (while strapped in).
  • How to move uphill.

 : Breakfast, Pack Lunch & Dinner.

 : Home Stay.

  DAY 03 - LEAVING EARLY MORNING TO JOBRI NALLAH / (STAGE 3) HOW TO STOP, TURN, AND RIDE YOUR SNOWBOARD.

After breakfast drive towards snowfield areas near Jobri, Instructor will give the demonstration and Participants will practice the technique. Once you’ve mastered the basics of navigating flat surfaces, it’s time to move on to the fun part: going downhill. In the final section of the beginner’s guide to snowboarding, by snowboard instructor explains:

  • How to stop.
  • How to turn.

 : Breakfast, Pack Lunch & Dinner.

 : Home Stay.

  DAY 04 - LEAVE EARLY MORNING STARTS TO JOBRI NALLAH / (STAGE 4) BALANCE FUNDAMENTALS.

After breakfast drive towards snowfield areas near Jobri, Instructor will give the demonstration and Participants will practice the technique. Basic balance fundamentals will help you get better at snowboarding faster. Here are some basic balance fundamentals:

  • The two-footed hop.
  • How to ollie.
  • How to nose press and tail press.
  • How to 180.

 : Breakfast, Pack Lunch & Dinner.

 : Hotel Manali.

  DAY 05 - LEAVE EARLY MORNING STARTS TO JOBRI NALLAH / (STAGE 5) MOVEMENTS ON A SNOWBOARD.

After breakfast drive towards snowfield areas near Jobri, Instructor will give the demonstration and Participants will practice the technique. This section will cover the four basic ways to move on a snowboard:

  • Tilt
  • Twist
  • Pivot
  • Pressure

 : Breakfast, Pack Lunch & Dinner.

 : Hotel Manali.

  DAY 06 - LEAVE EARLY MORNING STARTS TO JOBRI NALLAH / HALF DAY SNOWBOARDING FREE RIDE.

First half will be fun filled snowboarding day. After lunch the participants check out and go to Manali for shopping. At evening they board the bus for onwards journey to Delhi.

 : Breakfast, Hot Lunch 

 : NO.

Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  •  Meals: As mentioned in the itinerary
  •  Expert guide
  •  Accommodation in Sethan Village in Home Stay with APAI (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
  •  Group Medical kit
  •  Basic Standard Accommodation 3 to 4 People in 1 Room have common Toilet.
  •  Private transportation to start of trek and back to Manali.
  •  All park entrances and permits
  •  Snowboard Equipment, Snow pant, Helmet & Jacket.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Aerated and alcoholic drinks on trek
  • Accommodation in Manali
  • Transportation from Delhi
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature such as phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Tips
  • Airport Transfers and Flight
  • Travel Insurance
  • Helicopter Rescue
Pickup point
Directions.
Sethan, Himachal Pradesh 175136, India View on Map
Things to Bring

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.

Terms & Conditions

 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.

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