Overview

Region: Manali

   Total Duration – 6 Nights / 7 Days

  Maximum Altitude – 4480 m/ 14700 ft

  Grade Moderate to strenuous.

  Best Season – May  to October

  Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite

  Food – On trek – All meals included

  Distance – 72 KM.


Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek

Deo Tibba is a beautiful 6001 m. high peak situated in the Pir Panjal range of mountains in the Manali valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at Duhangan Nalla and Malana glacier. Deo Tibba consists of an extensive ice cap the actual climb being a snow hump accessible once the edge of the ice plateau is reached. It also has the beauty of being just over the 6000 m. high mark which is a great achievement for any climber. Trekking to the base of mighty peak is an ultimate experience. The base of this peak is about 4500m. At this height one can feel the low level of oxygen in the air, which can cause dizziness and distress while climbing to the base camp. The base is near to a lake called Chota Chandertal. Above the small lake there is located another lake similarly called Chandertal but with larger magnitude. One can have a sight of the Highest Peak in the Pir panjal rage. The atmosphere up here is unpredictable. You will feel like floating on the clouds as the fog come across the camp and will feel the freezing temperature. The conditions are harsh at this height. The further route can be seen from this point, mostly the Duhangan col. which is clearly visible from the Chota Chandertal, is the toughest test for the climbers at initial after the base camp. The route to base camp is magnificent. One would be splendid by the views that are visible through the trek. The waterfalls, beautiful meadows, big vast fields of pastures and the lush green wild forests on the trail are unmatchable experience. The  last road head for the trek to base camp is from Khanool village just 6 kms far from Jagatsukh. From  Jagatsukh to Khanol by taxi and then trek starts from Chhika. In hours of trekking we reach at Chhika, a holy place for the locals where one can see the Nag devta (Snake deity) engraved naturally on the stone lying near to the place. The figure of the Nag Devta on the stone seems as it is really climbing up to the forest. And rest of the area offers great atmosphere.  After Chhika we hike up leaving treeline behind treading over the moraines till Pandu ropa. The Pandu ropa is also meant as a holy place. According to Hindu Mythology that Pandavas used to grow paddy at this point, as the name Pandu Ropa Suggests.  One can see paddy field on the way to the base camp. After Pandu ropa we reach Seri in 4-5 hours. Seri is a huge pasture ground surrounded by the peaks and waterfalls. Seri is a magical place where one will forget all the hardships felt earlier on the trek. The vast green field has tiny streams flowing along to it, which creates a spectacular meandering landscape. The sunsets and the sunrises are often colorful here.  Seri to Tenta is about 3-4 hours. As climbing up to Tenta one has to cross the stream once and follow the stream on the left till Tenta , a grassy field below the lake. The scenery of valley below reminds one that how high they had come. After climbing hours one would feel less oxygen as approaching to the Tenta. The air gets thinner as we get near to Chota Chandertal.   It is a 3 or 4 day approach walk to base camp depending on where base camp is established. One possibility for base camp is located near a glacier lake called "Chandra Tal" close to the main glacier that falls off the south-east face of Deo Tibba. This is at an altitude of 4500m/14850ft. It is quite a high base camp and we will trek till Chota Chandratal. One can see the mighty Deo Tibba peak in the north and the Duhangan col. in front from the base. It is a decent trekking experience reaching up to the 4000m. altitude without any special efforts made. So one should do this trek and have a glimpse of the highest peak located in the Pir Panjal range.   

 

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 and medicines that you usually use.

 

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.

How to reach Naggar:

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. Patlikuhal lies in the middle of Kullu Manali. You can club a taxi or travel by a local transport from Manali or Patlikuhal to approach Naggar.

 

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.

    6 Nights 7 Days 21 Sep Himachal Pradesh
    Strength Level
    Strenuous
    Highlights

    Tariff:

    Fix Departure tariff 8,999/- excluding GST of 5%

    Tariff For Customized Group Per Person

    9,500/- (above 15 Participant)

    10,500/- (11 – 15 Participants)

    12,000/- (8 – 10 Participants)

    14,500/- (4 – 7 Participants)

    17,000/- (2 – 3 Participants)

    Departure Dates : 10th June,15th July,15th August, 21st September 2018 

    Itinerary

    Trek Line up: 

    Day 1: Reporting Manali. (2050m.)

    Day 02: Manali/ Jagatsukh/ Khanool – Chhika(3000m/9000 ft; 6 to 7 hrs) Approx 8-9 kms

    Day 03: Chikka – Seri (3600m/11800ft ; 6 – 7hrs) Approx 10– 11 kms

    Day 04: Seri- -Tenta. (3900m/12800ft ; 6 – 7hrs) Approx 9– 10 kms

    Day 05: Tenta- Chota Chandratal (4480m) -Tenta (3900m; 4 to 5 hours) Approx 5-6 kms.

    Day 06: Tenta – Chhika (3000m/9000 ft; 5 to 6 hrs) Approx 8-9 kms

    Day 07: Chikka – Jagatsukh - Manali. (8 to 9hrs) Approx 16– 17 kms

     

    Detailed Itinerary:

    Day 1: Reporting Manali. (2050m.)

    Reporting – Acclimatization – Orientation & Briefing of the trek – Trek Preparation & window shopping

    (Sufficient time would be given for visiting market and nearby places)

    Day 02: Manali/ Jagatsukh/ Khanool – Chhika(3000m/9000 ft; 6 to 7 hrs) Approx 8-9 kms

    Travel by taxi till Khanool. The trek goes moderately into the woods. Trail takes you into wild forests, lush green meadows and to the spiritual place called Chhika. A figure of a snake engraved naturally on a stone near to the place, belongs to Hindu Snake God Nag Devta. It is truly a piece of art made by the Mother Nature, which really looks like a snake climbing towards the mountain. A Nag temple is also located in the vicinity of Chhika. There are also shelters to stay for the night.

    Day 03: Chikka – Seri (3600m/11800ft ; 6 – 7hrs) Approx 10– 11 kms

    Another mind blowing day with picturesque landscapes streams and waterfalls has to come. Today’s trail is gentle which passes by the Pandu Ropa in between and keeps going moderately. Seri is an outstanding place to camp with broad landscape, streams and waterfalls in front.  At Seri one can see the huge field of pasture which makes the campsite magical by its beauty. Seri is a vast pasture ground with the waterfall in front, streams flowing by, huge rocky mountains surrounding the sides of the site. Cherish the evening lights from the high altitude valley. Spend night gazing the stars at Seri.

    Day 04: Seri- -Tenta. (3900m/12800ft ; 6 – 7hrs) Approx 9– 10 kms

    The day starts with moderate walking followed by a stream. Then the trail consists of steep climb through boulders and leads to moraines.  After the steep climb trail is moderate with gentler gradient. In between a stream has to be crossed and following the stream will lead to Tenta. At Tenta majestic Deo Tibba can be seen with all its glory. The campsite has a picturesque landscape that one might be amazed of it. Spend a night at campsite.  

    Day 05: Tenta- Chota Chandratal (4480m) -Tenta (3900m; 4 to 5 hours) Approx 5-6 kms.

    Our trekking today is steep at initial, which will take us as higher as 4500m. , so the level of oxygen in the air decreases as altitude goes above 4000m. The base camp is at 4500m. So one might caught by mountain sickness. (dizziness, sensation of vomiting, headache  etc ). After a steep climb reach at high altitude lake with emerald blue water. Spend some time watching mighty Deo Tibba and explore around the Mini Chandratal then return back to the campsite at Tenta.

    Day 06: Tenta – Chhika (3000m/9000 ft; 5 to 6 hrs) Approx 8-9 kms

    Retrace the way back to Chhika through beautiful meadows of Seri to boulders of Dudu Pather. Stay overnight in camps at Chhika.

    Day 07: Chikka – Jagatsukh - Manali. (8 to 9hrs) Approx 16– 17 kms

    Trek back to the road head via same route. The vehicle would be waiting to drive us back to Manali. After arrived at Manali, one is free to depart to their destinations.   

    Inclusions/Exclusions

    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 (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.
    • Forest Permits and camping charges.

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks.
    • Personal trekking equipments – like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners.
    • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation.
    • Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
    • Food to/from the trail head.
    FAQs
    Deo Tibba Base trek is located in Kullu Manali region of Himachal Pradesh. It is a moderate trek reaching an altitude above 4000m. The trek is done till the base of mighty 6001m peak Deo Tibba. From the base one can see the peak and the route clearly.
    The best time to trek Deo Tibba Base starts from the month of June –September.
    Deo Tibba Base trek is a moderate high altitude trekking through dense forests, gushing torrents to highland meadows. It is not a difficult trek but as this trek takes you above 4000m, the air becomes thinner thence one can be caught by altitude sickness. So to avoid such distress one has to be physically and mentally fit. You can do regular exercises, play outdoor games, doing yoga to gain enough strength and stamina later needed on the trek. leave smoking if you do a month before the trek.
    For this trek one has to carry multiple layers of clothing to avoid freezing cold and sickness. Down feather (2), waterproof jacket(1), fleece upper (2pair), woolen sweaters (1), woolen socks(3 pairs), Ponchu(1), socks(2pairs), underwear(3), gloves(1pair), thermals(1), dry fit shirts(3), dry fit trousers(3), warm lowers(2), balaclava(1), woolen cap(2), sunscreen cream, lip balm, sunglasses(UV protected), trekking pole.
    There is no need of special shoes for the trek but don’t take sports shoe. Sports shoes are not good grippers on such remote terrains. So you should buy any high ankle trekking shoes with good gripping sole, which is durable and resilient to the trail.
    We will achieve an altitude of 4500 m.
    There will be Eco friendly toilets pitched at every campsite with a deep pit inside to do your business and a pile of soil to cover it. Always remind to use tissue papers. Avoid using wet wipes as they are non degradable.
    We will trek 8-9 km’s each day which will take about 3-4 hours of trekking. We will reach the campsites mostly in the afternoon.
    Vegetarian food is served during the trek. You will be having healthy breakfast, lunch, evening soup, tea snacks and dinner. Vegetarian food is easy to digest and is nutritious. You have to bring a lunch box along with you to have packed lunch in the midway of the trek.
    Yes, you can carry medicines. It is good to carry some basic medicines to avoid chances of sickness on high altitude trekking. For this we have list of some medicines written below: Crepe bandage (3-5 m), Band aid (10 strips), cotton (1 roll), ORS (4-5pk), Volini spray, providine, Crocin tablets, Avomine, Combiflam, Disprin, Digene, Spasimonil, Diamox, Electoral. If you have any other problems please consult your doctor that you can take part on this trek and bring all your medicines along. Yes, one has to bring a medical certificate certified by a recognized Doctor deeming that he/she is fit and has no health related problems. If you have any prior illnesses please consult your doctor about the trek and bring all requisite medications.
    Professional certified guides will lead, who are best at their job and have adequate experience of high altitude trekking in the Himalayas. They will be leading and escorting you until the trek reaches to its point of ending. Our staff will also be there accompanying the trail en route.
    Sure you can, but you have to tell us 15 days before the trek commences, we will arrange accordingly. The weight carried by a mule or by a porter should not exceed beyond 12 kg and it will cost 1000/- each day.
    No, absolutely not. We never allow participants to use alcohol/smoking during the trek. Consuming these things could influence your physical strength, stamina and hydration of body, which would lead to unnecessary hardships, and if someone is found using such things would be expelled from the trek.
    Yes, mountain water is pure and safe to drink. You can ask guide or leader from where to fill the water. If you are doubtful about water, you can bring chlorine tablets along with you. But there should not be any problem drinking the purest water on Earth with natural minerals, coming directly from the ancient glaciers. This natural water is used frequently by the civilization living below as a prime source of drinking water. Thus one should drink inevitably.
    Our group starts from 2 persons to multiple peoples pack with men and women. The maximum group size for this trek is 40 people.
    We have 3 men, 4 men tents but it depends on the no. of participants trekking. But we will accommodate you with 2 persons each in a tent or as according to the requirements. Girls will share their tents only with the other females
    Yes, girls are absolutely safe with us. We had run prior treks of female participants successfully and we are always cautious about the safety and security of female integrity. We always accommodate a girl sharing tent with other female/females. All and all the entire mountain is safer place than walking in an alley or a busy market.
    No, once you had left the road head the network will not be receipted until we reach back to the start. So make all your urgent calls before leaving for the trek.
    In any case of any emergency our staff is skilled and trained for such situations held at high altitude. Our team has a wealth of experience dealing with high altitude sicknesses and urgent situations. We carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders with us and in any emergency we rescue the trekker till the road head. After reaching road any additional cost of evacuation is borne by the trekker. All and all it is trekker’s responsibility to get a certified medical fitness document before coming for the trek, which certifies that the trekker is fit for the trek.
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