Prayer flags cast their mantras into the air, fluttering to the slightest icy breeze. Mighty and barren occur yellow mountains stand naked all around. Few small patches of grassland spread across in the valley. Icy, but fresh water, straight from the glaciers, flow right next to you. Majestic and peaceful gompas and monasteries stand in pride atop the barren mountains. The sky so blue; And the cotton-like clouds so white, float in the sky, kissing the snow covered peaks in the distance. No, all this is not a dream, but the land of Ladakh. You have to be there to feel it. LADAKH HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER World’s highest motor-able passes. Lot of monasteries. Pristine blue lakes. Sand dunes in the middle of nowhere. The last few of the double humped camels in the world. Kindest people you will ever meet. Delicious food. Landscapes which will make you forget everything else. And the good news is, we will be indulging in ALL these!
Region: Sethan, Manali, Himachal Pradesh Total Duration – 1 Night / 2 Days Maximum Altitude – 3303 m/ 10900 ft Grade – Easy Best Season – Mid January to Mid March 2019 Accommodation – Igloo Food – All meals included Distance – 0 KM Hop in for some crazy adventure this winter. Igloo camping, yes you heard it right. First time in India and the most desired adventure in Manali. Bring in your friends, family and beloved ones and spend your winters in the pleasant and serene environment of Sethan, Himachal Pradesh. Igloo is a shelter made from blocks of snow placed on top of each other. It was used by hunters or Inuit peoples called as Eskimos, when they were away from their regular homes. So igloo has a history of being made in northern and colder parts such as Central Arctic, Greenland. But that’s all going to change this winter with the brand new Igloo Stay in Manali. Now no one has to wait planning to go Arctic regions, just move off on to the mighty Himalayas for your preferred staying packages at Manali. Staying a night in winter in a camp amidst land submerged with snow, would be the moment when one’s dream comes true. Staying in an Igloo would let one to experience Nature real close with a magical experience, which is indescribable for those who spend a night inside it. So it is a new concept of building temporary and Natural shelters with snow, which is totally eco-friendly. As Igloos are temporary, they will melt as summer gets closer after the month of March. One should come with family or friends in the month of January to February to this mind blowing vacation in an Igloo, with campfire in front surrounded by snow laden mountains, barbeque, delicious meals, Skiing and other winter sports all along. This feeling of Arctic will be provided in hinterland meadows of Manali in Hamta Valley. Here snow fall is decent and is perfect place for the Igloo vacation. One will be taken by a 4x4 vehicle to the Igloo site. The drive will pass by some of the fascinating landscape of the valley villages to dense forests of Cedar, Pine and oak. Our Igloo site is surrounded by the forest and in front is the spectacular beauty of the valley below. One would be provided electricity, Hot water Bottles, All three meals, Campfire, Feather Sleeping bags with Warm Fleece. WEEKEND GATEWAY Activities (NOT INCLUDED) Snow Treading Tread into the snow laden winter forest to the white meadows of Sethan Valley. It will be a day hike on snowy terrains to tranquility. This could be a memorable time to the neophytes encountering snow and snow that is so vast heightening about 7-8 ft. Sledging Tube Sliding You can maximize your fun indulging in some snow fun activities like tube sliding. Sledging tube sliding doesn’t require experience. Slide down a snow covered hill and enjoy being in snow. Skiing, Snow Boarding Doing any winter sport like Skiing/Snowboarding on the ideal slopes of Hampta, is an exciting memoir. For this activity we will provide professional skiers and snowboarders as per of one’s designed plan. You need to inquire for the same.
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS REGION: LEH Total Duration – 7 Nights / 8 Days Maximum Altitude – 5602 mtrs. /18380 ft. Grade – Easy Best Season – June to October Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite Food – Breakfast & Dinner Distance – 700 KM