||15 Mile (bus stop), Manali
||15 Mile (bus stop), Manali
||Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Unlimited, Jain Available
||May to Sep
||Cold, Very Cold, Rainy, Windy, Dry, Humid
Manali base camp
Get down at 15 mile (12 km before Manali and 23 km after Kullu) from bus. We will pick you at 15 Mile. One can reach to base camp . There will be fresh and breakfast in the base camp. All the trekker will have to go through the registration process. Lunch will take place at 1 pm. and we will go for a acclimatiza-tion walk . Overnight stay at camp .
Manali to Chika Via Jobra (Altitude: 10,090 ft)
begins from Manali after briefing about the trek. Timings informed to you by mail prior to booking. The vehicle arranged will take you further. The drive from here will be a pleasant one. After reaching the meeting point, your trek will begin. You will reach Chitka campsite on the banks of Rani Nallah. It is a 2 kms trek that walks you into a mixed forest of pine, green maple and birch trees .
Chika to Balu Ka Ghera (Altitude: 12,000 ft)
On this day, the trek will begin from Chitka which will take you through grasslands and rocky paths to the next site. On the way you will witness grasslands which are covered with beautiful wildflowers post monsoon season. The trail further leads to a small stream of about 10 ft, with ice cold water. This stream needs to be crossed carefully as the rocks are slippery. So remove your shoes for a better grip and also getting yourself wet may ruin your further days. Moving along you’ll get to a flat area, covered with sand depositions. Now you are not too far away from your destination. Another half an hour walk will lead to your campsite. From here you can view the beautiful Bandarpunch peak of the Dhauladhar Range.
Balu Ka Ghera to Shea Gohru (Altitude: 12864 ft)
After breakfast and packed lunch at 7 a.m you will leave for “Shiya Gohru”. Today’s half way will be a stone and a bit climbing and you will reach “Hamta Pass Top” within 3 hours of camp. After the top, Shia Gohru will remain completely descended, which is a little risky, Trek begins to surround the pool of water to enter the partially dried Himalayan river bed. The climb is all the way from Hampton. As you cross, you enter Lahaul region and the change in scenes is very the opposite. The path is completely downhill from the pass. After some walk you will be able to see the “Shia Gohru” camping site in the direction of the flow of the river. Here you have to cross the river which is very cold. This river is born from Hamta Glacier. After crossing this river you will reach the camp. It will be the coldest night in the camp.
Shea Goru to Chhatru (Altitude: 13,943 ft.)
An early trek starts today so as to compensate the time by taking a sightseeing road trip to The Chandrataal lake. The trail will be upto Chhatru today which is the last campsite. There is a stream flowing by your campsite which needs to be crossed. You must cross the river in the early hours of the day as the water level will be low at this time of the day. The ice-chilled water will almost freeze you but the experience will be mind blowing. There will be a night halt at Chhatru campsite.
Drop Manali Volvo Bus Stand .
On the last day, you will have your breakfast at Chatru campsite. Vehicles will be arranged for trekkers accordingly that will take you back to Manali, a 4-5 hours drive from Chatru. A halt for lunch will be taken somewhere in between. (The food is exclusive of trek cost).
- Warm clothes, gloves, good warm sweaters, jackets, inner thermal wear
- Windcheater/Raincoat, cap, sunglasses, towel, napkin, sanitary requisites
- small shoulder bag/backpack/day pack & big 60 litre backpack to carry all your belongings
- Non disposable water bottle (at least 1 litre), Torch, Spare batteries for torch, Shoes,
- Flip flops, Camera (optional), Dry snacks and munching, energy bars
- Sun cream, cold cream, moisturizers
- Personal medicines if any
- Toilet Paper & Wet Wipes Hand Sanitizer
- Antibacterial Powder Water purification Pills Tooth Brush
- Smiling face and positive attitude
- Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor)
- NOC form (by trekker)
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar card/Driving License/Passport)
This one is VERY important. Here's the list
- Alcohol, smoke, Pan-gutka, Tobaco
- Wireless, Valuables and Jewelry (unless you can take care of yourself and you are responsible for it if you bring)
- Paper plates, Plastic disposable water bottles and other cutlery items
- Negative attitude and fear
Consult your family physician before visiting Himalayan High-altitude region, get some idea about your fitness and take their advice seriously to improve fitness level for this region.
Many Travel operators suggest some medicines to help your body adapt / acclimatize on such altitudes but some contents of the medicine may or may not be suitable for your body and result in allergic reaction, a situation none of us want to go through.
While all the above-mentioned locations are covered during the trip, weather conditions and prevailing circumstances may always influence the order of the above-mentioned route. With over a decade of us operating in this remote region, and with our trips remaining as organic and responsive to the vagaries of nature as possible, our itineraries remain flexible and adaptive.