Region: Kullu and Spiti Valley
Total Duration – 6 Nights / 7 Days
Maximum Altitude – 4700 m/ 15400 ft.
Grade – Moderately difficult.
Best Season – June to October
Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite
Food – On trek – All meals included
Distance – 56 KM.
Manikaran is located towards northeast of Bhuntar in the Parbati valley And is 37 Km from here. En-route to Manikaran is eye catching orchards And the scenery is incredible with lot of lowers and greenery around/ The Road passes along the left bank of the Parbati River. There is hot bubbling Water springs at Manikaran by the side of icy cold waters of Parvati River. It is a place of great religious significance for both Hindu’s and Sikhs. A Gurudwara here, commemorate the visit of first Sikh guru Guru Nanka Dev ji, Who meditated here. This gurudwara now is a place of pilgrimage to Sikhs And Hindus. It is said that Lord Shiva sat and meditated here for years together along with his concert Parvati. There is a Shiva temple at Manikaran worshiped By both Hindu’s and Sikhs. The hot sulphur spring here is believed to cure many Skin diseases. One can cook rice in the boiling water here.
Fix Departure tariff 18,999/- excluding GST of 5%
Day 1: Reporting Manikaran. (1700m.)
Reporting – Acclimatization – Orientation & Briefing of the trek – Trek Preparation & window shopping
(Sufficient time would be given for visiting market and nearby places)
Day 02: Manikaran to Pulga (2890m): 15 Km:
The trek is through a very thick dense forest up to Pulga meadows. Pulga is surrounded by high hills on both the sides and is located in a very narrow valley. Villagers are seen on this trail with their livestock’s and collecting herbs from the forests. Camping is done in the grassy meadows.
Day 03: Pulga to Tosh and Budhaban 15 km
This trek is along the Pulga Nullah and involves steep climbing on a zigzagged trek. The trail passes through a very thick forest. One can choose Tosh for camping if tired. Camping can be done between the boulders or one can get a refuge underneath the overhangs. An eight kilometer trek from here heads along the pulga Nulla to Budhaban, which has nice meadows and beautiful camping area.
Day 04: Budhaban to Losha Thatch and Snout camp: 15 km
This is a difficult trek upto the snout of a glacier where camping is done. This place is below Sara Umga Pass. The trek from Budhaban passes along the Pulga Nullah and this glacier is the source of this Nullah. One can have the close views of the Ali Ratni Tibba, located on the Pir Panjal range from Losha Thatch. Camping is done on the snout here. One has to be very careful while walking over a soft snow because of the hidden crevasses over the glacier.
Day 05: Snout camp to Putiruni 11 km
An arduous climb is involved up to this high pass. One should be physically And mentally fit to undertake this trek because of its altitude. The pace while Climbing up is slower and one will feel tired after few steps. After a very laborious effort one reaches at the top of the pass. This pass offers commanding views towards Kullu-Manali and Lahoul. One should carefully climb down over the snow and on a moraine’s trek. It is altogether a hard descent up to Phutiruni located at the base of this high pass towards Lahoul side.
Day 06: Phutiruni to Chhotadara 16 km
The route passed through the right bank of Chandra river. One can see the Bara Shigri glacier one of the biggest glacier in Himachal Pradesh. The Over-all scenery of the Chandra valley mesmerizing. All peaks of the Chandra Bhaga range are visible from the height. Chhota dara, located on the road side is now inbabited and the road from here goes towards Kunzum La or towards Manali and Keylong.
Day 07: Drive from Chhotadara to Manali over Rohtang Pass (13050 ft.)
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.
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.
- GST 5%.