Takeover Point: Manali
Season: May to October
Grade : Strenuous
1: Takeover from AIRPORT - Most
international flights lands in night- we provide takeover
from airport and shift to hotel. Take rest. If you are
coming from DOMESTIC FLIGHT- you can reach CHANDIGARH
2: Reaching CHANDIGARH - In moderate traffic
of DELHI- it can take 5-6 hrs in reaching CHANDIGARH.
Chandigarh is modern and planned city of INDIA. Do have
a visit in evening at internationaly famous ROCK GARDEN,ROSE
GARDEN and SUKHNA LAKE.
3: Reaching MANALI- We start travel after breakfast
and very soon we find ourselves in VALLE OF GODS- this
is famous KULLU VALLEY.
4: Rest Day - We suggest you to take local
walking in mountain as this willhelp you in getting
acclimitized to mountain air.
5: /Manali-Manikaran (2653 m), 44 kms
By Bus. Manikaran is situated on the right bank of river
Parbati. There are several hot water springs at this
place which ultimately merge with the river. The air
is filled with the strong smell of sulphur. The temperature
of water is more than the boiling point making it possible
to boil rice etc. in it. There are two religious places
belonging to Sikhs and .Hindus.
Day 6: Manikaran-Pulga (2895 m), 12 kms
Pluga is located in a very narrow valley with steep
hills. The area is totally forested.
7: Pulga-Tosh, 7 kms
Climb along Pulga nullah through zigzag track. Thick
forest cover but campsite available among boulders.
8: Tosh-Budhaban, 8 kms
Climb along the Pulga nullah. Budhaban offers good meadows
and camping area.
9: Budhaban-Loshathach, 7 kms
Ali Ratni peak in the Pit Panjal range can be seen from
the Thach. Camping site among boulders just below the
tongue of the glacier.
10: Thach-Glacier camp, 8 kms
Camp just below the pass. This should be ensured that
there are no crevasses in the chosen place. Pegs of
tents should be held firmly.
11: Glacier-Phutiruni, 11 kms
Cross Sara Umga pass before midday, Once across it,
the descent to Phutiruni in the Lahaul valley is gruelling
because of steepness. From Pass good view of Central
Lahaul mountains can be had. Phutiruni is uninhabited.
12: Phutiruni-Chhota Dara (3760 m), 16 kms
13: Chhota Dara-Chhatru (3360m), 16 kms
Follow the right bank of river Chandra. This place is
reached via Batal which earlier had a rest house now
ruined by avalanches, Famous glacier Bara Shigri is
seen in all its majesty from this place.
Along the right bank of Chandra, there is a PWD rest house
at Chhatru and a Dhaba during the open season. Ruins of
old village devastated by Chandra can be seen. At Gramphu,
5 kms short of Khoksar one meets the metalled road.
14: Khoksar-Sissu (3120 m), 14 kms
Along the right bank of the river. The valley flattens
out at Sissu and appears strikingly green. Visit the
waterfall on the left bank and the temple of Lord Ghepan,
the supreme deity of Lahaul. Also visit two fountain
slabs, one lying near the bridge and the other near
the temple. There is a PWD rest house at Sissu. Permit
obtainable at Khoksar.
15: Sissu-Gondhla (3160 m),12 kms
Along the right bank of the river, one can see beautiful
precipices opposite Gondhla. PWD rest house available
here. Visit Tower of Gondhla and rock carvings near
the Govt. School at Gondhla.
16: Gondhla-Keylong (3156 m),18 kms
Upto Tandi follow the road. Tandi is the confluence
of rivers Chandra and Bhaga. From Tandi follow the right
bank of river Bhaga.
17: Back to Manali-Hotel Stay
18: Back to Chandigarh --Hotel Stay
19: Back to Delhi --Hotel Stay