Living in metros has many advantages but at the same it also has its own share of disadvantages.
Metro dwellers miss out greatly on the natural aspect of life – the fresh air, the clear blue sky, the
sweet smell of the earth wet with the first raindrops of the year, surviving on the bare essentials,
cool mind to name a few. Trekking is a pleasant deviation from the metro life and is a real stress
buster. Other than benefiting physical health, trekking makes one feel oneness with our Mother
Nature and helps one to rejuvenate one’s tired mind. When people from across the globe come to
the Himalayas for trekking, it’s natural that we Indians should also be exploring the lengths breadth
of the Himalayas. Keeping in mind the advantages of imbibing the love for nature at a younger age
we have planned a short trekking/ hiking expedition for the kids of junior school.
Normally Himalaya Destination expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don't want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs. 1200/- extra per day per bag.
Day 01: Start from School premises in the evening .
By evening 4:30 to 5 pm start overnight journey from school to base camp at Manali. During the journey food will be provided. Approx 13 to 15 Hrs journey, we will reach around 9 am.
Day 02: Reporting at Naggar
Report to base camp at Naggar (near Manali) in the morning. Today you will be reaching Manali by 10am. Breakfast and relaxation time would be given. Briefing about the trek, adventure activities and surrounding would be given. Spare time will be given to roam around.
Day 03: Acclimatization and Rock activity
For any successful trek a good preparation is mandatory and Himalaya Destination team knows this thing very well. Day 2 is reserved for acclimatization, rappelling and rock climbing so that every student come to know about nature of mountains. Night Stay in Camp.
Day 04: Manali – Solang – Palchani Thatch (Tent pitching lecture) (River crossing)
Your Trek starts today. You will be leaving early from Manali & start your trek today. After a healthy breakfast, we will move to the Solang Valley via vehicle. From Solang Valley our trek will start to Palchani Thach. Enroute we will be crossing the Dhundi ,the Last village of Kullu valley Solang village, a place where Beas river meets it’s first tributary coming from Beas kund . The last place to stock up with a few essentials before heading to the mountains. Metal road ends here. After Dhundi our trek starts from the coniferous tree – line to the high altitude pasture . Rhododendron shrub are abundant and River Beas is crossed over a snow bridge . Post afternoon you will be carrying out River crossing activity. Night stay in camps at Palchani Thatch.
Day 05: Palchani thatch – Bakar Thatch (lecture on surrounding, knot practice, adventure games)
Today's trek is one of the toughest trek in our schedule. Today we will start our trek from the middle of the jungle and ends at the plains of Bakkar thach. This is one of the most beautiful site of Beas kund trek. You will witness the snow-capped peaks all around you and camp will be on the snow. Sun set and sunrise will be the most beautiful sights in this camp. Post afternoon you will be carrying out various adventure activities like snow games. Night stay in camps at Bakar thatch.
Day 06: Bakar Thatch – Beas kund glacier – Bakar thatch.
We will start our journey little bit early as compare to other day’s. Because in noon it is not easy to walk on the snow. We will be on the Glacier today and could see the many famous peaks from there. After crossing the glacier we will have an amazing experience of sliding on the snow of almost 500m. Today our stay will be at Bakar Thatch.
Day 07: Bakar Thach – Manali Base Camp.
Today trek seems to be easy as we have to descend only. This is the last day of your trek. From Solang Nala we will drive back to campsite in Manali. You will be having a night stay in Manali.
Day 08: Departure Back
After Breakfast you will visit a heritage village in Manali. After lunch you will journey back from Manali to Delhi. The journey starts by the evening at around 4:30 to 5 pm from base camp to school. During the journey food will be provided. Approx 15 to 16 Hrs journey, one would reach around 9 am.
What is included in the tour
- Transport required in the trek.
- Highly advanced & certified mountaineering guide from Himalaya Destination.
- Skilled Guide who has ample knowledge of the route.
- Vegetarian meals on the trek and non veg dinner at Manali. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
- Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
- Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils)
- Equipments – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mats
- Basic First aid Kit with portal oxygen cylinder.
- Forest Permits and camping charges.
- Insurance up to 1 lac per person for trek route only.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks.
- Personal trekking equipments – like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners.
- Cost of emergency evacuation.
- Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)