ARRIVAL/RETURN LOCATION: Manali
REPORTING TIME: Between 8-10 am.
WEAR: Comfortable warm clothing, boots, gloves, jacket, raincoat and sunscreen.
|Camping charges||Adventure Activity||Campfire*|
|*depends on availability of dry wood.|
|Personal expense||Service Tax 9%|
|Personal Porter Charges||Insurance|
Registration and Orientation
We will get down at Patlikuhal (20 km before Manali and 20 km after Kullu) from bus. Jeep ride to Rumsu base camp(10 km). After freshening up and breakfast all the participants will undergo through registration process for the trek. Post Lunch we will go for an acclimatization walk. Orientation regarding the trek will be given by the chief organizer in the evening. The orientation will cover information like rucksack packing, marching/walking technique and general awareness about a Himalayan Trek. Overnight stay at Rumsu base camp.
Rumsu to Kheer ganga
All the participant will leave the base camp by 8 AM with their breakfast and packed lunch to start the trek. We will start with a jeep ride for Barshaini from Rumsu. We will trek from Barshaini till Kheer Ganga, the first day campsite. It takes around 4-5 hours to complete this part of the trek. The trek is easy with less ascend. There is a small village(Nathan) and then one bridge over the ferocious which comes across during the trek to Kheer Ganga.The place is known for its hot water spring. Don’t forget to take a dip in it.
Trek from Kheer Ganga to Tunda Bhuj
We will start the trek by 9 AM from Kheer Ganga for Tunda Bhuj. The trek takes around 5-6 hours. The route is easy with a moderate ascend in the end. The entire route runs on the left side of Parvati River. One can find Gujjar Settlements at Tunda Bhuj.
Trek from Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan
The trek from Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan runs almost on a normal plain with very less ascend on the right side of Parvati River. We will cross two wooden bridges on the way. After crossing it there is a climb of around one hour to reach to Thakur Kuan. The camp site is very pretty with a big plain ground on the left side of Parvati River.
Trek from Thakur Kuan to Mantalai
The trek takes around 6-7 hours and runs almost plain with some intermediate ascend. There are two difficult bridges on the way which are made up of big individual rock boulders. The bridge is known as Pandav bridge and its believed that Bheem, one of the Pandavas made it.There is a beautiful plain ground that comes on the way known as Rubi Thach. Mantalai is the place where Parvati could be seen in a lake form. The place is of religious significance and idols of Shiva, Ganesha and Trishul could be seen on the bank. The views are very scenic.
Trek from Mantalai to Parvati side base camp
The main ascend of the trek starts from Mantalai till Parvati side base camp. There is a big stream that comes on the way known as Kala Khor nalla. Care should be taken while crossing, We will cross the nallah early in the morning, when the flow is minimum. We will then start with the ascend till Parvati side base camp. Hard snow bed could be found on the way to the camp site.
Trek from Parvati side base camp to Pin side base camp
The trek from Parvati side base camp to Pine side base camp starts early in the morning by 6 AM so that we cross the hard snow patch before the sun comes out and makes it slippery. Peaks like South Parvati and Ganesh could be seen just before reaching the Pass. The top of the pass has a small temple.
The descend till Pin side base camp is moderately average as some part of it goes on ice and other on scree. After the descend is done, we will cross the Pine Nala with help of rope to reach Pin side base camp.
Trek from Pin side base camp to Mud base camp
The last day trek is easy and is almost plain but long. The initial part of the trek goes on the left side of Pin Nala. The route then joins to a road (no vehicles run over it) to reach Mud village. The total distance is around 35 kms.
Mud to Kaza Ride.
The next morning after breakfast we will start with the jeep ride for Kaza. The jeep ride is very scenic and one gets to see the wilderness of Spiti Valley. There are monasteries in Kaza which we can explore. Overnight stay at Kaza.
Mud to Kaza Ride.
We will start for Manali early by 6 AM from Kaza. One will come across the famous Kunzum top(4,590 mts.) which connects the Kullu Valley and Lahaul Valley with the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh and Rohtang Pass(13,000 ft) while riding to Manali. Departure by 6 PM.
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