After arrival in Manali, explore the vicinity and one can indulge in shopping the local market. Here is an opportunity to soak in the beauty of the surrounding. Overnight in guesthouse/ hotel.
Today the trek begins from the old Manali village above the Beas River. Trail takes you through ancient villages Shanag and Bhurua. This beautiful valley offers magnificent views of glaciers and snow capped mountains. From Solang valley we drive down to Manali. Overnight in guesthouse/hotel.
Post breakfast we drive through beautiful Beas Valley on LehManali highway. Traverse through beautiful forest of Deodar, Silver Birch and reach Madi. Here, you can sip a cup of coffee/ tea and continue to Rohtang Pass. After arrival in Rohtang Pass, you will witness both the sides of the pass. One side of the pass is rich green and the other side offers the views of cold deserts of Lahaul and Spiti and beautiful Chandra River flowing in between. Behold the mesmerizing views of Dauladhar, PirPanjal, CB Range, BadaBhangal, etc. Soak in the beauty of this environment and head back to Manali. Overnight in guesthouse/ hotel.
In the morning, we drive to the dam site at Jobra and from here walk through a very pleasant landscape. The walk initially will take us through a mixed forest having pines, spruce, deodar, chestnut and maple trees. We cross a beautiful meadow having a gaddi shepherd camp there. We will need to cross the river at a vantage point if the gaddis haven’t made a makeshift bridge somewhere along the river. We cross the river and climb to a beautiful meadow called Chikha Today’s hike is a gentle one and will take about 2 hrs. Having rested for some time one will be advised to walk up a short distance to a nearby waterfall which also plays host to a number of white capped redstarts. Overnight in tents.
Today the exploration is on Hampta trail. Then trek back to Jobra from where we drive to Manali. Overnight in guesthouse/ hotel.
We drive to starting point for rafting which takes 40 mins drive. Indulge in spine tingling rafting on river Beas. In the afternoon we return back to the lodge/ hotel. In the evening we indulge in rope activities. Overnight in guesthouse/hotel.
Our action packed trip ends, depart from Manali to your onward destination.
We believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low quality equipment and having unappetising meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts and the environment while camping. Keeping this is mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek
|Windproof, Water resistant Warm jacket (with hood)||250|
Down jacket (for additional warmth)
|Lightweight & Warm Fleece pullover||75|
|Waterproof Trekking boots||300|
|Rucksack (60 ltrs)||150|
|Warm high-length woollen socks||50|
*Cost in INR per day
* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true
For travel from Delhi to Manali& back, one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is Bhuntar (Kullu) airport. There are a couple of flights that link this airport to Delhi airport
Train travel though not very popular is available to cover a certain distance. One can either take a train to Pathankot or Jogindernagar (narrow gauge). From both these places one will need to drive to Manali. For train details, you could log on to www.indianrail.gov.in and for online railway ticket bookings you could log on to www.irctc.co.in .
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Manali that cost about Rs. 1300 per person. They take about 15 hrs to cover the distance. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
Jispa (Lahaul Valley) - Located in the district of Lahaul and Spiti, at an elevation of 3200m, on the banks of river Bhaga,Jispa, in its calm disposition is a sight to behold. It is lined with stupas (chortens) and also cribs an ancient monastery.
Kaza (Spiti Valley) – Overlooked by the mountains from all sides, Kaza is situated along the river Spiti at an altitude of3,650 m. The historical Tangyud Monastery betrays a demeanour of a barricaded fortress and happens to be a popular tourist attraction here.
Great Himalayan National Park (Tirthan Valley) – Started in 1984, GNP sprawls over an area of 755 sq km. One can catch a glimpse of exotic species of animals, rare plants and migratory birds here. One can visit riversides, lakes, historical sites, mesmeric meadows and soak in the beauty of mountains whose summit islost amidst the clouds.
Shimla – Situated at the foothills of Himalayas, the capital of Himachal Pradesh is an exuberant holidayspot that is always buzzing with life.
Dharamashala – It is a serene spot glazed in the mild sun and encompassed with icy mountain peaks. It is known
for its culture and archaic monasteries. It is yet another emerald in the tiara of Himanchal Pradesh.
Dalhousie - It is one of the most famous hill station, known for its pleasant climate and natural spectrum. The Victorian style mansions, Scottish architecture and other masterfully designed colonial buildings in this town will sweep you back into time. Here, you get to witness magnificent snow crowned mountains Pir Panjal range.
Kasol - Popularly known as the ‘Mini Israel’, Kasol is a beautiful destination stretched along the Parvati River. Bestowed with lush greenery and exquisite views of the surrounding mountain ranges it attracts tourists from all around the world.
Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required.
…LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE
Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trip
Also please note this is a comprehensive list & there might be few items which you might not need depending upon the month of travel. Kindly check with us on the final list before travelling
Duration: 07 Days | Season: Jan - Jun, Sep - Dec | Grade: Moderate + | Max Alt: Rohtang Pass (3978m)
DAY 1: Arrive in Manali (2000m)
DAY 2: Manali - Old Manali – Solang Valley (2560m) – Back to Manali ( Drive / 1 hr & Trek / 3 - 4 hrs )
DAY 3: Manali – Rohtang Pass (3978m) – Manali ( Drive / 4 – 5 hrs )
DAY 4: Manali – Jobra (2707m) – Chikha (3000m) (Drive / 1hr & Trek / 2 - 3 hrs )
DAY 5: Exploration around Chika – Jobra (2707m) – Manali ( Drive / 45 mins & Trek / 2 hrs)
DAY 6: Rafting on Beas & Rope activities
DAY 7: Manali - Chandigarh / Delhi
Enjoy the scenic view and the cool weather a perfect getaway from the monotonous city life. Explore the quaint villages, dense forests, alpine meadows while scaling the rocky terrains. Here you get the opportunity to witness the bare beauty as you pass the trails offering scenic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Keeping you company is the tantalizing ambiance adorned with magical meadows. Beauty that seems like paradise is bestowed with immaculate views.
Your expedition that will start from old Manali will find solace in the gratifying ambience of Solang which will be our next stop. Your next stop, Rohtang pass lies into the deep alcove of Beas Valley and witnesses the contradicting scenery of lush green mountains on one side and brazen setting of the trans Himalayan cold dessert of Lahaul and Spiti on the other. Your journey will take you to Jobra which is arrayed by a magnificent landscape and after a walk across this elegant strip of land you will find the meadows of Chika to be as welcoming as ever. As we near the brink of our trip, an intense adrenaline dash can be experienced while rafting on River Beas and during several rope activities.