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Sar Pass Trek (4182m) - Tour
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • 5 Nights 6 Days

Sar Pass Trek (4182m)

₹ 7,500

Region: Parvati Valley      Total Duration – 5 Nights / 6 Days      Maximum Altitude – 4182 m/ 13800 ft      Grade – Moderate.      Best Season – May  to October      Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite      Food – On trek – All meals included      Distance – 48 km Sar pass is one of the most popular trails in Shivalik range. Sar, in local dialect, means a lake. Sar Pass is a moderately challenging trek in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh, situated at an altitude of 14000 ft, it can be considered as a great introduction to high altitude trekking. This trek is also very popular amongst Indian trekkers. Sar valley overlooks the beautiful Parvati valley abundant in natural treasure. The valley is surrounded by snow clad mountains, perennial streams, waterfalls, and lush green forests. It is the seventh heaven for any adventurous traveler and nature lovers. The base camp for Sar pass trek is at Kasol. It is surrounded by snow capped mountains temperate climate and elegant pine forests. It resembles much the beauty of molten gold in the first and last beams of sunlight. It is truly breath taking to watch the sunset or sunrise from this point. Kasol is the base for most of the trekking trails in the Parvati valley. It is also called as the little Israel of India. So Kasol offers a genuine Israeli food and such other cuisines like Indian, Continental etc. Kasol is located near to the Manikaran, a holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Sikhs. Manikaran also has the hot water springs which are known widely. The serene meadows on the way are a sight to see. After driving for about an hour the trail commences. The trail is packed with dense forests, streams, waterfalls and rocky terrain. The trail to the camp is moderate but steep at the end. Camp is at remote village Grahan. It is as picturesque as its predecessors. Grahan is an ancient village with traditional Himalayan houses surrounded by rhododendron trees. The ascent after Grahan is steep and strenuous. Slow and steady pace of walking is advisable as it assures good acclimatization. Minh Thach is the next campsite, where locals used to graze their livestock. Then we reach Nagaru, which is the last camp before reaching Sar pass.  It is a freezing site because of the gusty winds and cold nights. After a long and arduous trek, the sight that Sar pass offers seems like an illusion in it’s beauty and spirit. The top of the Sar pass offers a magnificent view of Himalayan Peaks and meadows. The descent down to Bishkeri is moderate through rhododendron forests. Bhishkeri is a striking meadow campsite with multiple flowers and birds species. One can rejuvenate himself by spending a night at this place. From Bishkeri to Barshaini is a exciting downhill terrain through lush green forests. On the way twin villages Pulga and Tulga will pass by. Then cross the river Parvati and climb for a while till road head at Barshaini. Take bus or taxi to Manikaran. From here depart to your preferred locations. Trekking, after all, is about the joy of solitude and silence, as much as it is about forming everlasting friendships. If you are interested in doing this trek, minus the fanfare of fixed departures, you can book with one of the local operators in the Great Wide Open Adventure Travel Network and cross the Sar Pass, with just your own friends for company. The trail is accessible between April to October every year.   How To Reach Manali Distance by road:- Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 ‐ 14 hours(approx 540 km's). Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in Tip : Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Volvo buses charge between Rs.1,000 to 1,400 per sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Manali to Delhi: Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delay. Nearest Railway Station:- Nearest Railway station is Ambala (350 km's) and Chandigarh (310 km's) Tip: Regular Volvo and Buses are available from Chandigarh to Manali in the evening. Volvo buses charge between Rs.800 to Rs.1,200 per sector from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa. Nearest Airport :- Nearest Airport is Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs.1000 ‐ Rs.2,000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. Check the operating flights to Kullu as due to weather conditions flights gets cancelled.

Hampta Pass - Chandratal Lake Trek - Tour
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • 4 Nights 5 Days

Hampta Pass - Chandratal Lake Trek

₹ 6,999

  Region – Kullu and Spiti Valley   Total Duration – 4 Nights / 5 Days   Grade – Moderately difficult   Maximum Altitude – 4227 m/ 14600 ft   Best Season – Mid June to October   Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite   Food – On trek – All meals included   Distance – 50 KM   Hampta Pass Chandratal Lake Trek Hampta is the eastern – most pass on the Pir Panjal range which divides the valleys of Lahoul, Spiti and Kullu. This trek route is the shortest line between the Chandra and Beas rivers and was the favored route before the road over the Rohtang Pass was constructed. Hampta Chandra Taal trek is surrounded by magnificent Himalayan peaks, Deo Tibba, Indra Asan, and Indra Kila. Hampta pass is a popular destination for trekkers & campers accessible on foot from Sethan about 5 days. This is one of the most beautiful and feasible trek for all trekkers, Leads through the meadow of flowers, pine forest, oak and Rhodo, Over the Hampta pass 4200 mtrs to arid and dry Chandra valley as Compare to Kullu Valley. First reach Manali, drive to Prini. Trek starts through Prini village, ascending to Jobdi nala via taxi offers extensive view of the Kullu valley. Easy walk of two hour to the campsite just after the road head. The trail begins by flat from Jobri nala to Chhika walking through the forest of Mapple, Silver Fir, Pine and Oak, paved by the grass and stone and fields of the wild flowers. One can have à cup of tea in a small teahouse on the way, which will refresh you. a gentle ascending walk of an hour ends at the first days camp site- Chikka(3500m.). A pleasant meadow between high bluffs, just above the tree line: common to see a couple of gujjar encampments there. Stay at beautiful campsite in Chhika. As we start on the following day, after an hour once have to cross the river than hiking through zigzag uphill on snow and moraines brings you to the Balu ka ghera camp site after full day trek. Balu ka ghera offers magnificent evening and twilight views that one cannot forget .High altitude valley often have great lights in the evening and mornings. Next day the trail begins to ascend towards the mighty Hampta pass from Balu ka Gera to Shea Gohru camp. As we go higher to 4000m.the oxygen level starts to decrease and weather can cause any situation. The trail is steep incline till the pass on ice, snow, along glacial lakes and rocky valley. After the incline and passing over the hampta pass, one can enjoy the view of magnificent Himalayan peaks, Deo Tibba, Indra Asan, Indra Kila. The view of the north – Lahoul and spiti is Amazing.2000 feet straight below is the Hampta stream, emerging from the Hampta glacier to the east and flowing north wards to the Chandra valley. Descent is initially very steep, but then it is a lovely walk of about three hours on the alpine grasslands on right bank of Hampta to the Chandra River.  In between descending down one can have snow slides alongside on the route. As we arrive at Shea Gohru landscape is quite different and desolate. Shea gohru is located aside of a river and has very cold temperature with strong winds which makes this place coldest campsite of the whole trek. The trail from Shea Gohru to Chhatru (3360m) descends towards the left bank of the river and have to cross it once. Soon the Chandra River and distant valley of Lahul/ Spiti come in to view. After 5 hours of descending to river bank slopes down from the high cliffs all around Chhatru, is an ideal location for the end of the day. Have some rest at Chhatru and drive to Chandratal Lake if time allows or In the morning after breakfast drive to Chandratal Lake. Take magnificent scenery of the lake surrounded by bald peaks vast meadows on the banks of the lake, is a perfect site to explore and hang around. Drive back to Chhatru. Drive to Manali through Chandra valley over Rohtang pass (4050 m.) the  gateway between Lahul/ Spiti and Kullu “valley of the Gods” Descending by snake-curved road through the pasture of wild flowers and forest of silver Oak, Fir, Popular and waterfalls will accompany till Manali.    How To Reach Manali Distance by road:- Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 ‐ 14 hours(approx 540 KMS). Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in Tip : Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Volvo buses charge between Rs.1,000 to 1,400 per sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Manali to Delhi: Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delay. Nearest Railway Station:- Nearest Railway station is Ambala (350 kms) and Chandigarh (310 kms). Tip: Regular Volvo and Buses are available from Chandigarh to Manali in the evening. Volvo buses charge between Rs.800 to Rs.1,200 per sector from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa. Nearest Airport :- Nearest Airport is Bhuntar is 60 Kms. ​Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs.1000‐ Rs.2,000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu. Things To Carry:- Trekking Shoes: You need good trekking shoes with good grip & ankle support. Do not carry sport shoes. Clothing: You need to have warm clothes with three-layer jackets, fleece or down feather jacket. Carry 1 or 2 full sleeves t-shirt. For lowers carry cotton pants suitable for trek. Do no carry jeans or shorts for trekking. Thermals: Carry top and bottom thermals. Socks: Carry 2 - 3 pair of sports socks along with woolen socks to be worn at night. Headlamp/Led Torch are mandatory Sunglasses: To protect from sunlight in snow you require UV rays protected sunglasses Woolen Cap and Gloves are also necessary as the climate will be cold. Carry waterproof gloves as they get wet in snow. Lunchbox & Water bottle: Every participant should carry lunch box and water bottle of their own. Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho so that one doesn’t get wet. Mandatory Documents:a)Registration Form b)Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor) c)NOC form (by trekker)

Chadar Frozen River Trek - Tour
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • 8 Nights 9 Days

Chadar Frozen River Trek

₹ 18,500

Region - Leh    Total Duration – 8 Nights / 9 Days (Ex Leh)  Maximum Altitude – 3303 m/ 10900 ft ​  Grade – Challenging   Best Season – January to feburary   Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Leh; Organized Campsite   Food – On trek – All meals included   Distance – 45 KM Things to Pack: Rucksack 60 ltr, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes and Gum Boot, a warm jacket, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, extra socks (2 pair, cotton or 2 pair, woolen), water bottle(Thermal Flask), torch(with extra battries), cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, walking Stick medicines that you usually use. Rates are excluding GST of 5% Note that the cost would vary for customized group according to their requirements   The Chadar Frozen River Trek The chadar trek is a winter trail trek in zanskar region of ladakh, in Jammu and Kashmir. In the local language chadar means blanket. The Chadar Trek is done on the frozen Zanskar River which provides an access trail to the Zanskar Valley and is used by locals and tourists during the winters seasons. The walls both side of the river rise vertical cliffs up to 600 m high and at some places the zanskar river is only 5m wide. During the summer this river becomes a perfect location for river rafting expedition and during the winters it transforms into an ice sheet where the Chadar trek is performed. For many years Chadar trek attracts tourist from all over the world and it is one of the most exciting and challenging trek. The trek is approximately 105 km on feet, an average trekker completes a distance of 15-17 km everyday. First one have to reach leh, then leh to chilling 3-4 hours drive. Chilling is the last motorable place. From chilling to tilat do is I hour trek. Following day tilat do to gyalpo is about 9-10km. and takes 4-5 hours to reach gyalpo. The other day group has to walk for 5-6 hours from gyalpo to tibb cave. Tibb cave to Nyerek is 9 hours walk. The trek is performed on ice sheet all the way and gives most exciting feel to someone who does the chadar trek. From nyerek we go back to tibb cave and then to gyalpo, to tilat do. Tilat do to chilling and take vehicle to reach leh. So one can try to do the chadar trek but have to wait till winter has come and river frozens . The best time to do the Chadar trek is January to February, when the temperature drops down to -30 to -35 degrees which makes the Zanskar Lake look like a mesmerizing crystal lake. The zanskar locals used the frozen river as for transportation of food material and to reach the nearest town or to their villages. But later this route become an adventurous trek route to those who like to push their limits. Every year many of the people come and experience the toughest and the most adventurous Chadar trek. CHADDAR OVER THE TURQUOISE ZANSKAR IS A FABLED DREAM – Hear Chadar trek story from one our participant. How to Reach LEH Flight is easiest mode of transport. Delhi is center destination. From Delhi there are flights till Leh which fly once daily. Jet Airways, Air India & Go Air offers flight services between New Delhi & Leh. It is very much preferred to make your bookings well in advance as there are surge in pricing after a period of time. Due to snow-capped mountains it’s highly impossible to take road transport. So much preferred is flight. Trek Preparation Chadar Trek is one of the most thrilling & glamorous trek in the world. This trek is done in -15°C and -30°C which is one of the most challenging thing. You need to be mentally as well as physically prepared yourself to survive in such an atmosphere. Your fitness is important although trek is not exhaustive. You need to cope up & be strong to handle such extreme weather conditions at this high altitudes. 3-4 kms of jogging or equivalent workout to this is required. Increase your stamina by doing it every day for 1-2 months. You need to increase you daily walk to make sure you do not strain yourself during trek. Additionally you can train yourself by avoiding hot water, warm clothes & blankets in your own city for couple of months before the trek. Plan the trek well in advance and start building your stamina, strength and lung capacity. Acclimatization is important. You will get a day for this. Try and get acquainted with nature as much as you can. Avoid using heaters in room in Leh before the trek. Drink lot of Liquids (warm water, soup, tea) during trekking days. Embrace the climate & don’t just jump inside blankets. Soon the climate will become bearable & it would be fun.

Hampta Pass Trek - Tour
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • 3 Nights 4 Days

Hampta Pass Trek

₹ 6,500

Region – Kullu and Spiti Valley   Total Duration – 3 Nights / 4 Days   Grade – Moderately difficult   Maximum Altitude – 4227 m/ 14600 ft   Best Season – Mid June to October   Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite   Food – On trek – All meals included   Distance – 50 KM. Hampta Pass Trek Hampta is the eastern most pass on the Pir Panjal range which divides the valleys of Lahoul, Spiti and Kullu. This trek route is the shortest line between the Chandra and Beas rivers, and it was the favored route to approach the correlated valleys even before the road over the Rohtang Pass was constructed. Hampta Pass trek is surrounded by magnificent Himalayan peaks, Deo Tibba, Indra Asan and Indra Kila. Hampta Pass is a popular destination for trekkers & campers accessible on foot from Sethan about 3/4 days. This is one of the most beautiful and feasible trek for all trekkers which leads through the alpine meadows of flowers, Conifer forests, oak, Rhododendron trees to the harshest places at the top with freezing wind blowing fiercely. On the Hampta pass at 4227 m. one can comprehend the aridness and ruthless weather conditions faced to conquer the Pass. The trek is done from the month of May end to October. First reach Manali, drive to Prini. Trek starts through Prini village, ascending to Jobdi nala via taxi. The road offers extensive view of the Kullu valley. Easy walk of two hour to the campsite just after the road head. The trail begins by flat from Jobri nala to Chhika walking through the forest of Mapple, Silver Fir, Pine and Oak, paved by the grass and stone and fields of the wild flowers. One can have à cup of tea in a small teahouse on the way, which will refresh you. A gentle ascending walk of an hour ends at the first days camp site- Chhika(3500m.). A pleasant meadow between high bluffs, just above the tree line: common to see a couple of Gujjar encampments there. Stay at beautiful campsite in Chhika. As we start on the following day, after an hour we once have to cross the river than hiking through zigzag uphill on snow and moraines brings you to the Balu ka Gera camp site after full day trek. Balu ka ghera offers magnificent evening and twilight views that one cannot forget. High altitude valley often have great lights in the evening and mornings. Next day the trail begins to ascend towards the mighty Hampta pass from Balu ka Gera. As we go higher to 4000m. the oxygen level starts to decrease and weather can cause any situation. The trail comes steep incline till the pass on ice, snow, along glacial lakes and rocky valley. After the incline and reaching over the Hampta pass (4227m.), one can enjoy the view of magnificent Himalayan peaks, Deo Tibba, Indra Asan, Indra Kila. The view of the north Lahoul and Spiti is Amazing. 2000 feet straight below is the Hampta stream, emerging from the Hampta glacier to the east and flowing north wards to the Chandra valley. After spending quality time at the pass we climb back via same route to the campsite at Balu ka Gera. As we reach the camp one can have a hot cup of tea at his lounge. We will halt a night in the tents at Balu Ka gera. Next morning wake up early and have breakfast, then start trekking down towards road head. We will trek the same route via Juara Nala, Chhika and then by vehicle till Manali. as approached at Manali one can leave to their preferred destinations.  How To Reach Distance by road:- Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 ‐ 14 hours(approx 540 KMS). Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in Tip : Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Volvo buses charge between Rs.1,000 to 1,400 per sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Manali to Delhi: Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delay. Nearest Railway Station:- Nearest Railway station is Ambala (350 kms) and Chandigarh (310 kms). Tip: Regular Volvo and Buses are available from Chandigarh to Manali in the evening. Volvo buses charge between Rs.800 to Rs.1,200 per sector from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa. Nearest Airport :- Nearest Airport is Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs.1000 ‐ Rs.2,000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. Check the operating flights to Kullu as due to weather conditions flights gets cancelled. Thing To Pack:- Trekking Shoes: You need good trekking shoes with good grip & ankle support. Do not carry sport shoes. Clothing: You need to have warm clothes with three-layer jackets, fleece or down feather jacket. Carry 1 or 2 full sleeves t-shirt. For lowers carry cotton pants suitable for trek. Do no carry jeans or shorts for trekking. Thermals: Carry top and bottom thermals. Socks: Carry 2 - 3 pair of sports socks along with woollen socks to be worn at night. Headlamp/Led Torch are mandatory Sunglasses: To protect from sunlight in snow you require UV rays protected sunglasses. Woollen Cap and Gloves are also necessary as the climate will be cold. Carry waterproof gloves as they get wet in snow. Lunchbox & Water bottle: Every participant should carry lunch box and water bottle of their own. Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho so that one doesn’t get wet. Mandatory Documents:a)Registration Form b)Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor) c)NOC form (by trekker)  

Prashar Lake Trek - Tour
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • 1 Night 2 Days

Prashar Lake Trek

₹ 2,999

Region: Kullu and Mandi  Total Duration – 1 Nights / 2 Days  Maximum Altitude – 2730 m.  Grade – Easy.  Best Season – December to April  Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite  Food – On trek – All meals included  Distance – 15 KM.   Prashar Lake Trek The Prashar Lake lies 49 km north of Mandi, in the Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh. It is believed that the sage Prashar meditated here. Near to the lake’s edge there is a three storied Pagoda like temple which looks very traditional because of the wooden carvings. The view at the lake is serene and the water looks completely blue. Another interesting fact about Prashar Lake is that the a miniature island set in the middle of the lake keeps changing its position, throughout the year. The lake is surrounded by small hills, so one has to walk more than 500 meters to reach the top and can have the glimpse of the lake, temple and the mighty Himalayan peaks. You will need to descend a bit to reach there. Shoes, leather belt and purse etc are not allowed into the main temple compound. You can go around the lake and do a Parikrama (walking around). A fair  is held here in the in the month of June every year. People gather from all neighboring villages and co-relating valleys. The lake is fed by small and nearby mountain streams. The trek starts from Bagi village, a 7.5 km trekking route. The trek is mostly uphill and one has to pass through the dense forest. The walk throughout the trek is picturesque because of the long pine trees and beautiful hills. During winters the lake is fully covered with snow and is frozen. One can do this trek throughout the year but the best time to do the trek is pre-monsoon and post monsoon seasons. Things To Pack :- Trekking Shoes: You need good trekking shoes with good grip & ankle support. Do not carry sport shoes. Clothing: You need to have warm clothes with three-layer jackets, fleece or down feather jacket. Carry 1 or 2 full sleeves t-shirt. For lowers carry cotton pants suitable for trek. Do no carry jeans or shorts for trekking. Thermals: Carry top and bottom thermals. Socks: Carry 2 - 3 pair of sports socks along with woolen socks to be worn at night. Headlamp/Led Torch are mandatory Sunglasses: To protect from sunlight in snow you require UV rays protected sunglasses. Woolen Cap and Gloves are also necessary as the climate will be cold. Carry waterproof gloves as they get wet in snow. Lunchbox & Water bottle: Every participant should carry lunch box and water bottle of their own. Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho so that one doesn’t get wet. Mandatory Documents:a)Registration Form b)Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor) c)NOC form (by trekker)   How to Reach Bhuntar: Bhuntar has its airport known as the Kullu-Manali airport. There are two flights daily from Delhi to Bhuntar. However, the only problem is that the airport is not functional at all the times and it is better to check before booking a flight. The best way to reach Bhuntar is via road transportation. You can hire a taxi which you can use to travel in the city.  You can also make use of the bus services provided by Himachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation from the main cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. You can also take a train to Pathankot, Delhi or Chandigarh and continue onwards via taxi or bus. 

Pin Parvati Pass Trek - Tour
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • 10 Nights 11 Days

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

₹ 30,000

Region – Parvati and Spiti Valley  Total Duration – 10 Nights / 11 Days  Grade – Extremely Difficult  Maximum Altitude – 5319 m/ 17451 ft  Best Season – Mid June to October  Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite  Food – On trek – All meals included  Distance – 78 KM. Pin Parvati Pass Trek Have you ever looked at a river, a stream or a waterfall and wondered where did all this fierce flowing water come from? Have you ever wished to see its origin? If you have ever pondered over these questions, you are at the right place.  Rated as one of the most coveted treks by experienced trekkers, Pin Parvati Pass is challenging, brutal and absolutely mesmerizing. This pass links Parvati Valley in Kullu with Pin Valley of Spiti. It is a 1 kilometer walk to a height of 5300 m. that comes with its share of beauty and challenge. The trek takes you to and across many glaciers, specifically the origin of the Parvati and Pin rivers.  This trans Himalayan trek takes you to the natural hot water spring at Kheerganga, alpine meadows, many waterfalls pouring down from monstrous mountains, pilgrim Mantalai lake, glaciers, finally the dry and magnificent Spiti.  The trek involves steep slopes, gradual climbs, barren mountains, monstrous weather and high altitude. Continuous rain and snowfall makes the walk more difficult than it may seem. Rock climbing, snow trekking, waterfall crossings and wading through water bare foot is a common occurrence. One would require utmost stamina and fitness to complete the trail.  Pin Parvati trek is the most beautiful and adventurous, because of its high Pin Parvati Pass which separates the Pin and Parvati valleys. Trek that takes one from the parvati valley in kullu to the pin valley in Spiti across the 5319-meter. One needs to be extremely fit and very well prepared for this trek as there is absolutely no habitation along its entire length.  Trek commences from Gwacha, a tiny hamlet high up the parvati valley, past manikaran. From there the route follows the Parvati river upstream for three days with night halt at Kheer Ganga (Hot water spring). Pandupul (Steeped in the Pandava mythology) and Mantalai. One passes through amazing forest of Betula (Bhojpatra) and walnut, make a few risky river crossings on wire suspended baskets. Only person you may meet en route are the migratory gujjars and gaddis. On the way, one will pass rich fauna and flora with flowers and spices as well as fossil rich rocks. Treeline is crossed just before pandupul. Mantalai is a huge glacial lake at 4116 meters. It is the source of the Parvati. It is an awesome sight with glaciers flowing down to it from all sides. From here it is another two days of hard climbing to the Pin Parvati Pass. The saddle of the pass is covered with a permanent ice-field and must be crossed with great care as it is criss-crossed with crevasses. Fifth campsite is far below the pass, on the banks of the infant Pin river at 4200 meters. It takes four more days to reach the first village Mudh on the Pin side. The entire stretch from the pass to Mudh is in the Pin Valley National Park, which provides a haven for many rare species- snow Leopard, Spiti wolf, Ibex and Bhural. So be prepared to enter the land of the ibex and Snow leopard. A road has now reached Mudh, 12 kms. Beyond which is sagnam/Mikkim(3600meters) a twin village located at the confluence of the pin and the paraiho. From here it is a spectacular drive of 35Kms. To Kaza, and then on to Manali over the Kunzum and Rohtang Passes. How To Reach Manali Distance by road:- Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 ‐ 14 hours(approx 540 KMS). Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in Tip : Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Volvo buses charge between Rs.1,000 to 1,400 per sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Manali to Delhi: Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delay. Nearest Railway Station:- Nearest Railway station is Ambala (350 kms) and Chandigarh (310 kms). Tip: Regular Volvo and Buses are available from Chandigarh to Manali in the evening. Volvo buses charge between Rs.800 to Rs.1,200 per sector from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa. Nearest Airport :- Nearest Airport is Bhuntar is 60 Kms. ​Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs.1000‐ Rs.2,000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu. Things To Pack :- Trekking Shoes: You need good trekking shoes with good grip & ankle support. Do not carry sport shoes. Clothing: You need to have warm clothes with three-layer jackets, fleece or down feather jacket. Carry 1 or 2 full sleeves t-shirt. For lowers carry cotton pants suitable for trek. Do no carry jeans or shorts for trekking. Thermals: Carry top and bottom thermals. Socks: Carry 2 - 3 pair of sports socks along with woolen socks to be worn at night. Headlamp/Led Torch are mandatory Sunglasses: To protect from sunlight in snow you require UV rays protected sunglasses. Woolen Cap and Gloves are also necessary as the climate will be cold. Carry waterproof gloves as they get wet in snow. Lunchbox & Water bottle: Every participant should carry lunch box and water bottle of their own. Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho so that one doesn’t get wet. Mandatory Documents:a)Registration Form b)Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor) c)NOC form (by trekker)  

CHANDRAKHANI PASS BASE TREK - Tour
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • 3 Nights 4 Days

CHANDRAKHANI PASS BASE TREK

₹ 6,999

Region: Manali / Parvati Valley   Total Duration – 3 Nights / 4 Days  Maximum Altitude – 3700 mtrs / 12030 ft.   Grade – Easy to Moderate   Best Season – May  to November   Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Manali /Organized Campsite   Food – On trek – All meals included   Distance – 48 Km Chandrakhani Pass Base trek The Chanderkhani Pass located in the middle of lush green Kullu valley is the most famous trek of Himachal Pradesh. The Chanderkhani Pass trek is done in any season. But the trek done in winter has a different charm and experience. In winter the trek offers great views of snow laden forests, mountains, meadows, peaks like Inderasan, Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba and some prominent ranges such as Bara Banghal Range, Pir Panjal Range, Priyadarshini range. This trek can be done by anyone, even those who have been less to the mountains. The trek starts from Naggar.  Naggar lies on the left bank of the river Beas, at 1700m., an ancient town and former capital of Kullu (till 1460 AD) .  Rich culture, traditional houses, great temples and beautiful locations are the specialty of Naggar. One can enjoy visiting Art gallery, Naggar Castle and many other places in the surrounding. Situated in the middle of the Kullu Manali valley Naggar is approachable even in the heavy snowfalls. In winter the snowfall turns this valley into heaven. The trail for Chanderkhani Pass actually starts from the Rumsu village. Rumsu is an ancient tribal village just few km’s above Naggar. The trail to the pass passes through in the middle of the village. The temples in the village have beautiful intricate carvings. Houses made with wood and stone are interesting to see the rural architecture. The huge Deodar trees can be seen in the middle of Rumsu village. These trees sited in the surrounding of the temple, are meant to be sacred and holy trees as in the whole valley. These trees are so huge that it takes a bunch of people to circle it around.  Going further from Rumsu the trail brings us to the initial uphill through the forest. The trail till the campsite is full with dense forests of deodar, pine and oak trees.  One can encounter huge trees en route too. While climbing up we reach at the place called Stelling, a pastoral meadow which normally is covered with snow in winter.  Have lunch and spend some time at Stelling cause further on the snowy trail will start.  The conditions and the ratio of snowfall will decide the beginning of snow trail. It could start from the woods above Rumsu village or further up from Stelling or below. So snow will appear somehow on the trail sooner or later. Treading on the snow is not easy as beautiful it looks in a picture. Though walk slowly and steadily that you won’t slip or fall. Few ups and downs then we reach at Ghon Kradi. Our first day s camp at Ghon Kradi, is mainly a little meadow with huge trees all around and abandoned shepherds shelter.  ‘Ghon-Kradi’ in the local dialect means ‘Hammer and the Axe’. It is one of the places from where locals used to collect wood for winter. A bonn fire is appropriate on such chilly temperature in the evening. So spend a beautiful night with lighting up the camp fire at Ghon Kradi. After Ghon Kradi an enchanting trail to Naya Tapru will continue. The route to Naya Tapru consists of great snow on the way up with trees and its branches almost immersed and wrapped with snow. Some smaller trees and a lot more vegetation is seen lost under the great snow. Walking on the deep snow could be a challenge, but with strong will and endurance one can easily pass these obstacles. As you go up the trail, the whole of the Beas valley opens up to you. You begin to see the Dhauladar Range beyond the Beas valley in all its snowcapped glory. The terrain leading uphill is slightly steep on just below the Naya Tapru (9,970ft). However the scenic beauty around would make one to forget fatigue and discomfort. At naya tapru you can have soothing views of most of the Himalayan ranges from a great distance. After spending quality time at Naya Tapru we head back towards the campsite at Ghon Kradi.  One should reach the camp by the late afternoon. Stay another wonderful night at Ghon Kradi making Bonn fire on the snow. Next day climb down to roadhead following the same route till Rumsu.  From Rumsu ride back to Naggar by any local conveyance. 

Bijali Mahadev (Off Road Trail) - Tour
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • 3 Nights 4 Days

Bijali Mahadev (Off Road Trail)

₹ 8,000

Region: Kullu ​ Maximum Altitude – 2460 m.  Style of Trip  - Cycling  Grade  - Moderate to strenuous.  Best Season-April to November.  Accommodation   - Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite  Food    -      On ride– All meals included   Distance :-   60 km.   Cycling Naggar to Bijali Mahadev Cycling in Kullu valley, a great way to explore and enjoy the surroundings at one’s own pace and comfort. Kullu valley owns an incredible beauty and several rough terrains ideal for cycling and treading into the remote dwelling. Naggar to Bijali Mahadev is one of the most ultimate routes with all the aspects of a perfect cycling trip. It is the most scenic and amazing trip taking one high in the mountains through steep inclines lush green forests to mindblowing sights. This trip gives one a chance to encounter the real Himalayan Nature all the way long. The foliage ornamenting the valley, beautiful settlement of the villages higher and lower in the mountains, rough terrains would lead to an incredible experience. Initially the ride is done on tarmac amid the dense forest of Conifers. As we ride up higher the landscape turns broader showing up the mighty mountain ranges and the whole of the valley in front. Cycling amidst the Himalayan ranges reminds of the formation of huge mountains throughout that one can realize how minuscule humans are. The route brings out the best of the views and hardships to overcome. En route we will pass an ancient village called Jana, here we can rest a bit alongside a waterfall. Jana waterfall is frequently visited by the tourists to have local delicacies served deliciously. As we pass forward we again enter into the forests with rough road to cycle on. Here on the steep climbs will keep rolling with ups and moderates for a while. Soon we will reach at a point where water is flowing down from a huge cliff, we will fill our bottles here and afterwards the downhill will come with few distressing climbs. En route we will pass a magnificent site called Matakochadi, a great place to hang around amidst extensive landscape with the view of Kullu city in front. From here one can see the distant valley below situated beautifully along the serene Beas River. Further on the route the landscape will appear and vanish as the forest terrain opens and closes the view. This hide and seek will continue till the destination of our trip at Bijali Mahadev. Our day’s stop at 16 tanks is place of real wild atmosphere surrounded by dense vegetation of conifers. The distance would be covered almost by the afternoon and once reached at the campsite we will fix our camps then head towards the Bijali Mahadev Temple. The forest will open up soon with an all-embracing landscape to be relished. Climb up to the temple visit inside explore around and watch the perfect sunset painting the sky. From the top one can see the Parvati valley at one side and to the other the distant Kullu valley. Bijali Mahadev offers an extensive 360 *panorama making the place worthier than any place of the region. Bijali Mahadev has a legend that every thunder strike fallen in the valley is attracted by the elongated log placed along the temple which captures powerful strikes and hits the Shivling located inside the temple. This Shivling shatters into pieces after the strike; these shattered pieces are molded together with Butter. This instance is happened infrequently but whenever thunder light strikes it is remolded again. Apart from the legend Bijali Mahadev is a holy pilgrimage in the co related area and is frequented by the people all year. So being at Bijali Mahadev will fill one with tranquility and humbleness. The trip is completed as we ride back from the point of start at Naggar and is no doubt an excellent journey indeed. After all exploring Himalaya in an eco friendly manner would be the best way to respect and conserve nature as a decent payback.  Things to Pack Day pack, good sports shoes, sweat proof t shirt, cap , sunglasses, wind proof, extra socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel and medicines that you usually use. How To Reach Distance by road:- Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 ‐ 14 hours(approx 540 km's). Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in Tip : Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Volvo buses charges between Rs.1,000 to 1,400 per sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Manali to Delhi: Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delay. From Manali, Naggar is 18 km. far and there are multiple buses running in every 15 minutes or one can get off at Patlikuhal which is 5 km. far from Naggar on the right bank highway. You can club a taxi or travel by a local transport to approach. Nearest Railway Station:- Nearest Railway station is Ambala (350 kms) and Chandigarh (310 kms). Tip: Regular Volvo and Buses are available from Chandigarh to Manali in the evening. Volvo buses charges between Rs.700 to Rs.1,000 per sector from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa. Nearest Airport :- Nearest Airport is Bhuntar is 60 Kms. ​Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs.700‐ Rs.1,000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu. Rates are excluding GST of 5% Note that the cost would vary for customized group according to their requirements.

Manali Leh Cycling Expedition - Tour
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • 10 Nights 11 Days

Manali Leh Cycling Expedition

₹ 25,999

Region: Manali / Lahul Valley/Ladakh   ​ Total Duration – 10 Nights / 11 Days  Style Of Trip – Cycling  Maximum Altitude – 17582 feet.  Grade – Difficult.  Best Season – June  to September.  Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite  Food – On trek – All meals included  Distance – 470Km   Cycling is widely regarded as the mean of being fit. It is so joyful to ride the bike long distances, instead of driving by a vehicle. If you are a cycling enthusiast and are looking for a new challenge in cycling, come across to the Manali-Leh route, the highest motorable road in the world. It is an adventure filled cycling trip in picturesque settings, where there cannot be a better route than this one. Cycling 500 km over high altitude mountains, crossing some of the highest passes in the world, is no mean challenge, especially because the roads are reasonable and are non-existent at some places. One has to be prepared physically and mentally to complete this journey. And so, with physical fitness, mental resolve and a truckload of excitement start your journey from Manali. The overnight bus journey from Delhi to Manali is comfortable, safe and takes 14 hours to reach the destination.  One has to get off at Patlikuhl a few km. further from Kullu and take taxi or bus to the camp at Larankelo, about 8 km. from Patlikuhal. At the camp you will meet the rest of the group, consisting people of varying ages and the organizers. Moreover, the times that we were to face together invariably brings out the best in people. The experience you will get during these ten days goes beyond anything words can explain. If there are the daunting challenges of continuous up slopes, biting cold winds, and uncertain weather, there are also the joys of riding miles of down slopes, getting the first glimpse of the destination and the spell bounding beauty of the mountains.  The route takes you through vast grounds of Sarchu and the plateaus of the endless More plains to nomads villages on the way. You might get a chance to see wild animals like Blue sheep, Ibex, Yaks, Marmots, wild horses etc. As we reach Rumtse the landscape turns to a bit greenish side which feels like awesome after days of seeing arid nature. Every morning you will wake up wondering what challenges the day would bring and every night you will go to sleep with the satisfaction of having lived up to another challenge. It would be more appropriate to say that each day will amble away as we pedal through it and yet in no time we find ourselves in Leh. Then to the highest motor able pass at Khardung-la at the height of 5600m. by cycle, demands a great stamina to excel at the top and less oxygen makes it more difficult to ride. But at the end once you reach the pass all the fatigue vanishes by conquering it. The feeling throughout the expedition is outstanding and one should do it once in a life for sure. The expedition ends at Leh, here on one can leave to their preferred destinations.