9 Days Deotibba Base Trek

Grade: Moderate Trek
Himachal Pradesh, India
• Excursion to Deo Tibba Glacier
• Views of peaks in the Pir Panjal Range
• Bustling Manali town
Best Time To Go: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct

Deo Tibba at 6001m is a popular peak in the eastern Pir Panjal Range and Hampta Pass (4270m) used to be the traditional route between Kullu and Lahaul valleys. This trek takes us over the majestic foothills of the Himalayas, the Pir Panjal Range, crossing at Hampta Pass (4270m) to reach remote Lahaul – an isolated district of Himachal Pradesh. The barren landscape in the upper regions and the green valleys below make the trail awe-inspiring. Hampta pass offers scenic views of lush green valleys, towering snow-clad mountains, and hills. Leaving the Manali valley, the trek proceeds through forests of walnut, oak, the occasional alder and meadows to reach the base camp of Deo Tibba. 

NOTE: For pre-monsoon departures crossing of Hampta Pass may be difficult due to heavy snow conditions. The last 2 days of trek would then be changed to reach road-head via Chikka in the Hampta Valley.

09 Days Itinerary

Day 01: Overnight bus from Delhi to Manali (1900m)
Day 02: Arrive Manali. Sightseeing and acclimatization walks
Day 03: Drive to Jagatsukh. Trek to Sarotu Thach (2985m)
Day 04: Trek to Lamadug (3000 m)
Day 05: Trek to Raori Kholi (3300m)
Day 06: Trek to Pyangneru; the Base of Deo Tibba (3500m)
Day 07: Trek to Chikka (3140m)
Day 08: Trek to Jobri Nala & drive to Manali. Evening Bus to Delhi
Day 09: Arrive Delhi early morning

DEOTIBBA BASE CAMP TREK

 

Day 01: Overnight bus from Delhi to Manali (1900m)

HP tourism runs overnight Volvo buses from Delhi to Manali. Board the bus from Himachal Bhavan around 7:00pm to arrive Manali early in the morning.

Day 02: Arrive Manali. Sightseeing and acclimatization walks

Arrive in Manali by 10am. You’ll be met by our guide who’ll transfer you to the Hotel. Post lunch, you can occupy yourself with local sightseeing. Explore the Mall road of Manali in the evening. In the months of May & June it’s busy with Indian tourists. Overnight Hotel in Manali.

Day 03: Trek to Sarotu Thach (2985m)

After an early breakfast we drive to Jagatsukh village the start point of our trek where we’ll meet the other team members (Cook and the Horsemen/Porters). The trek starts from Jagatsukh going uphill all the way to Sarotu Thach via Bhanara Village. The trail leads through beautiful Pine woods and green meadows. Overnight Camp.

Day 04: Trek to Lamadug (3000 m)

Today the trail goes uphill once again and once we cross the stream the route eases and gets quite gradual till we reach a clearing called Jogidug – a holy place. A little uphill from there takes us to our camp at Lamadug. There are some astonishing views of the Kullu/Beas Valley and also snow capped mountains and peaks of the Pir Panjal range of the Himalaya. Overnight Camp.

Day 05: Trek to Raori Kholi (3300m)

It’s very gradual to the camp of Raori Kholi and not very long, but after we camp one can go for a nice walk around the camp exploring the sprawling meadows which is the grazing land for horses and sheep. Overnight Camp.

Day 06: Trek to Pyangneru; the Base of Deo Tibba (3500m)

Today we start with an easy ascent till the majestic Deo Tibba and Indrasan become visible. From there we start our gradual descent into the Deo Tibba valley. As we descend we walk through trails filled with rhododendrons, silver birch and scented junipers. We descend to Alain River cross it and set up camp at Pyangneru (the base of Deo Tibba). You could go ahead on an excursion to the snout of the Deo Tibba Glacier from where Alain River flows out. Overnight Camp

Day 07: Pyangneru to Chikka (3140m)

We start our day walking out of the Deo Tibba Valley. The trail is gradual all the way as we walk high up with Alain River on our left. We turn into Hampta Valley from a high point and descend to Hampta River, cross it and walk to Chikka – a beautiful meadow beside the Hampta River. Overnight Camp

Day 08: Trek to Jobri Nala & drive to Manali. Evening bus to Delhi

We leave Hampta Valley and start our descent to the roadhead- Jobri Nala. The descent is short and passes through wide open spaces and then through pine and Deodhar forests where we’ll see many Gaddi shepherds with their large flocks of sheep and Gujjar settlements with their Buffaloes. Jobri is the site of a dam which has been built on the Hampta River. Here we’ll get into our taxis and drive to Manali (1.5 hrs) away. Transfer to Hotel on arrival at Manali and catch the evening bus to Delhi.

Day 9: Early morning arrival at Delhi.

LAND Price per person in SGD:  

Deotibba Base Camp (9 Days):  S$ 1088
Price is subjected to changes without prior notice

Airfare: SIN-Delhi-SIN: From S$ 450 + taxes

LAND Price includes

  • Transport from Delhi to Manali & back by AC Volvo bus.
  • Twin Share accommodation for 2 nights hotel in Manali at AP
  • Twin Share accommodation in tents with foam sleeping pads for 7 nights on the trek
  • All meals on the trip
  • Entry fees, Camping fees & Trekking Permit
  • Full board camping arrangements on the mountain with a large mess tent, tables & stools
  • Local Trip Leader assisted by certified, experienced local guide
  • Porterage of all the personal baggage & camping equipment.
  • All Transport from Manali to Manali as per the itinerary above
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries

Price excludes

  • All airfare & taxes
  • Personal gears such as sleeping bag
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, camera fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Tips
  • Visa and Visa application fees
  • Any arrangements in Delhi