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. Things to Pack: Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket, Gloves, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, rain jacket, extra socks, water bottle, torch, 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 Details 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.
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. Things to Pack: Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket,warmer, woollen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks, water bottle, torch, 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 Details 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 mts 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 Pin one need 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 now meet are the migratory gujjars and gaddis. On the way, u find 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 day 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 on the pin side Mudh. 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.
Region: Manali / Bir Total Duration – 10 Nights / 11 Days Maximum Altitude – 4900 m/ 16000 ft. Grade – Challenging Best Season – June to October Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Manali; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 80 KM. Things to Pack: Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket,warmer, woollen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, walking Stick medicines that you usually use.
The Parashar Lake lies 49 km north of Mandi, in the Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh. It is believed that the sage Parashar 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 Parashar Lake is that the lake keeps changing its position, throughout the year. The lake is surrounded by small hills, so one has to walk 500 meters to reach the top and can have the glimpse of the lake and the temple. You will need to descend a bit to reach there. Shoes, leather belt and purse etc to are not allowed into the main temple complex. 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. This lake is fed by small and nearby mountain streams. The trek starts from Bagi village is 7.5 km trekking route. The trek is mostly uphill and one has to pass through the dense forest. The walk through 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. Things to Pack: Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket, Gloves, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, Walking Stick medicines that you usually use.
Total Duration – 4 Nights / 5 Days Region – Kullu and Spiti Valley 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. Things to Pack: Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket,warmer, woollen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks, water bottle, torch, 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 Details Hampta is the eastern – most pass on the Pir Panjal range which divides the valleys of lahul, 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 Hamta pass from balu ka ghera 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 – Lahul 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 Chatru (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 chatru, is an ideal location for the end of the day. Rest at Chhatru till next day. In the morning after breakfast drive to Chandra Taal 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 chatru. 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.
Region: Manali Total Duration – 3 Nights / 4 Days Maximum Altitude – 3878 mtrs / 12800 ft. Grade – Easy Best Season – May to October Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Manali ; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 30 KM. Beas Kund Trek The Beas Kund trek is one of the most popular treks in Manali which takes one to the origin of the river Beas at an altitude of 3690 mts. and to many of the ancient glaciers located around it. Mythology has it that Beas Rishi meditated here and wrote the epic Mahabharata. Beas kund is a magical place, which is surrounded by the peak of Hanuman Tibba, Ladakhi peak, Manali peak, Muker beh, Sheti Dhar peak and the well known Friendship Peak. There are cascading waterfalls on the way and crystal-clear lake called as Beas Kund. The route to Beas Kund starts near Solang nallah. The trail to Beas kund from Solang Nallah is approximately 15 kms long. A jeep road goes up to Dhundi from Solang Nallah where the SASE, Manali, has a study unit. Route to Beas Kund is three days average trek, that will take us through snow fields (in winter) moraines, meadows, over boulders and glaciers. Bakar thatch is a highland meadow and it takes a leisurely walk of 2-3 hours to reach. The route passes through coniferous trees to alpine pastures. The trail is moderate with few climbs in between. As we reach at Bakar thach one could see snow capped peaks, rocky mountains, glaciers and moraines. Bakar thach is the base for all the expeditions and trekking done in this mountain range. The next stop on this trek is Beas Kund a holy lake located in the lap of massive mountain ranges. As we had started, after two hours of gradual trek, the trail goes uphill for a short distance on moraines, and then traverses over a glacier field to the Beas Kund. Beas kund is a serene lake with spiritual beliefs concerned to it. It is a holy place for the locals and is kept clean by every visitors. Legend has it that if someone pollutes the place the weather changes dramatically and sometimes costs the lives of people. After all the lake is holy and polluting around it could be an act of foolishness. At Beas kund spend some quality time in the tranquility of pure Nature. Then trail back same way to the camp at Bakar Thach. Next morning trail down to the road head at Dhundi. Things to Pack: Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket,warmer, woollen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks, water bottle, torch, 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
Region: Leh Total Duration – 7 Nights / 8 Days Maximum Altitude – 6153 m/ 20182 ft. Grade – Challenging Best Season – July to October Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite Food – On expedition – All meals included Distance – 50 KM. Things to Pack: Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket, Gloves, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, Walking Stick medicines that you usually use. Mount stok kangri is one of the finest peaks made by mother nature especially for those who have always aspired to be a climber but never have had the opportunity before. For starters, stok kangri is the highest peak in the stok range of the himlayas. Stok kangri is particularly famous as an initial non technical expedition into high altitude mountaineering. It is known to be one of the trouble free 6000 m. trek in the world, never the less a demanding expedition into high altitude mountaineering. Your trek starts with the arrival from Delhi to Leh. Trekking in Leh is the best option for trekking in India and therefore it attracts tourist from every corner of the world. Leh the capital of Ladakh is situated at the height of 3500-3800m.above sea level and the most adventurous place for the passionate trekkers. Spend some time to acclimatize in the local atmosphere. Leh is the place where you get the perfect combination of natural elegance with cultural beauty. The trek starts from Stok village.The whole path to the Stok Village is full of natural magnificence and flourishing green trees. Once we started you will reach Mankarmo in 4-5 hours. We will spend a night at Camp. Next day hike to the Base Camp. The entire trail has engulfed many ridges so you can feel the swift change in the scenery. Base camp is set up in a grassy area, it is a place that gives enchantment to everyone. Staying in mesmerizing location in the tents gives a life time experience. Following day rest and adequate knowledge about all the possibilities and challenges of the trek will be given by the Guide/Instructor. In the morning you will trek to summit Stok Kangri. Ascend climbing for 9-10 hours and you will reach at the top of the ridge. Standing at the summit, you can view to your north the Karakoram Range, the Zanskar Range to your south and the Indus valley below. At your front, the extensive and open ground provides you an imperial feel. This trek offers you the incredible trekking experience that you will never forget. Descend back to the base camp, stay overnight. Back to the roadhead. Depart to you preferred destinations. Rates are excluding G.S.T. @ 5% Note that the cost would vary for customized group according to their requirements
Region: Parvati Valley Total Duration – 1 Night / 2 Days Maximum Altitude – 2960 mtrs. Grade – Easy to Moderate Best Season – April to December Accommodation – Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 22 KM. Popular for the hot springs and scenic views of the Himalayan mountains, Kheerganga is situated in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Located about 22 km away from the pilgrimage town of Manikaran, trekking through the dense forests and a bath in its hot springs are a refreshing experience. You can go trekking, camping in the forest and indulge in landscape photography during your stay at Kheerganga. The view of the sunset and trekking through Kheerganga forests are an incredible experience. Barshaini is the last motorable point. Hiring a guide to reach Kheerganga is recommended. It takes 4hours from barshaini to kheerganga on feet. While trekking from Barshaini, you will come across the village and several sightseeing options like Rudra-Nag, the serpent shaped waterfall. After rudra nag croosing bridge over parvati river, the trail goes steep for a while. The way is mixed of steep and moderate trek. Then we reach the khirganga slope from where one can see the food tents and the temple. This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and there is a hot spring famous for its medicinal properties. In this hot spring one can take bath and relax his tirednass during the trek. The best time to visit Kheerganga is between the months of May and November when the weather remains pleasant and favorable. Winter months are avoided for the trek, as the snow makes the trail difficult to walk and the rocks become slippery. There are a few restaurants along the road near Kheerganga that serve vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes of Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine. There is an ashram near the Shiva temple that offers basic accommodation and decent facilities. According to legend, Kartikeya, the younger son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, meditated for a thousand years at Kheerganga making it a very important religious place for Hindus.
Region: Manali Total Duration – 3 Nights / 4 Days Maximum Altitude – 4240 m/ 14000 ft. Grade – Moderate to strenuous Best Season – May to October Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse in Manali ; Organized Campsite Food – On trek – All meals included Distance – 35 KM. Brighu lake trek The Bhrigu lake is a magical place to be at. Situated at 4240m. it lies in the east of the Rohtang pass. It is one of the most famous treks of Manali. It is decent trek for those with less experience of trekking. This trek takes you through forests to high pastures and offers ultimate scenes of the Kullu Manali Valley. The lake is also meant to be spiritual and holy to the locals and is worshipped by the pilgrims on special occasions. The lake is named after Maharishi Bhrigu. It is an ancient saying that the sage used to mediate near the lake and hence it has been rendered sacred, due to the locals believe that this lake never freezes completely. The trek starts from Gulaba about 15 kms far from Manali. It is located around 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) far from gulaba village. It can be reached by trekking either from the vashishth temple, which is famous for its hot water springs, which is close to the town of manali or from Gulaba village. Actually there is no settlement in Gulaba and is an area of the Pir Panjal mountain range. The trail to the lake takes one through dense forests of Deodar, Oak is truly fulfilling. As climbing up higher the landscape changes into vast and the great valley of Kullu Manali is in front. Ascending the mountain could be a challenge yet the reward of being at camp is promising. Snow capped mountains all around with stunning natural atmosphere is always eye catching. Reaching up to the camp takes some pleasant hours. The camp at Raoli Kholi offers best evening colours and the magical nights with stars glazing better than any place. The next day commence towards our prime destination Bhrigu Lake. The trail is not so demanding but long enough to tire someone. Climbing mountain brings again the spectacular scenic beauties that one cannot escape by looking at it. The lake is situated at such height that most of the mighty peaks of the valley are visible. The peaks such as Hanuman Tibba, Manali Peak, Friendship Peak, Ladhakhi Peak and all the peaks of Priyadarshini Range with Pir Panjal range could be seen frequently. The Lake is not so big in dimensions but is alluring in the lap of huge mountains. Spending some of the quality time at this place would bring tranquility and pleasure to someone came from the busy urban life. Returning back from downhill is always a challenge yet being careful and conscious about the situation will help someone descend fine. The trail should be walked and enjoyed well, only then one will feel satisfied by himself being at the mountains. The camp would be reached by the evening. Enjoy the sunset painting colors in the sky while having a hot cup of tea. Next morning capture the beauty around on the way and head back to the roadhead by the same route. Drive back to manali and depart to your destinations. Things to Pack: Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket,warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, walking Stick medicines that you usually use.