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MANALI

POTALA Adventurers
HIMALAYA
 
 
MANALI -175131
Himachal Pradesh 
INDIA.

 

Namaste - नमस्ते - Welcome to Potala Adventurers Trekking - since 1997

Potala Adventurers is a place where you can have unique info, filled with our regional knowledge on trekking in Ladakh & Zanskar, Lahaul-Spiti & Kinnaur, Kullu & Manali, Garhwal & Kumaun regions of Indian Himalayas.

Potala Adventurers is a small trekking company, organizing treks and overland tours in Indian Himalayas since 1997. We offer wide range of trekking and overland trips in Indian Himalaya for short and long holiday seekers. All of our treks are unique in its, own speciality and planned carefully to benifit maximum visits of places of the area that you are visiting upon. We will be happy to share our experiences of our Himalayan regions; its culture, history, tales, nature, brilliant landscapes, and native people.

Our programs includes: Zanskar traverse, Nomads of Changthang & Rupshu Kharnak, Kinner Kailash Parikrama, Nubra valley, Markha valley & Stok-Kangri Ascent, Hamta pass and Chandratal Lake. Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari, Manali - Leh trip: Over 2nd highest mountain road, Spiti: Pin-Parvati trek, Malana Village, Har ki dun, Kalindikhal & much more

All these spectacular mountain valleys in Himalayas are best reached on foot. If you are reasonably fit and want to scale these tempting but lofty mountain tops, POTALA Adventurers is there to get you most out from it. You could be among the marvellous landscape of Rupshu, Changthang, dancing in between KINNERS, highest inhabited village in world - Karzok, hardy people of Zanskar, Ibex and Snow Leopard of Pin valley, an ancient villages of Spiti, Scenic valley of Kullu - Manali, Valley of mountains and glaciers - Lahaul, if you are in luck you may even catch a sight of wild animal – Himalayan brown Bear, Blue Sheep, Ibex, Snow Leopard, Tibetan Wolves, Giant Sheep, Himalayan Pika, & Kyang

ZANSKAR Himalaya
"off the beaten tracks" ...

Zanskar Traverse

M o s t   p o p u l a r

Pin valley is home of elegent Snow Leopard, Buchen tribe & Chamurthy.........
 

Setting off journey from Chandigarh/Manali we tour through one of the best places in Himalayan region.

 

Starting of our trek from Kibber (4250m), we walk 500 m down to the Parilungbi gorge. Stepping over the moraine stretches, crevasses and glaciers,

 

Kanji - Zangla - Phirtse La  20 days
 
 

Setting off from Shimla on our 10 days jeep safari tour with short hikes to important places along the route of...

 

T o p   s e l l e r

 

The magnificent Stok Kangri 6153m situated on the Southern skyline of Leh. Widely seen from Leh, is an...

 

Passing through high plains of Rupshu Changthang to wide valley of Sarchu to Kelang Sarai where we walk

 

Setting off from Barshaini on 9 days trek, we start through thick alpine forest. A rewarding moment awaits us
 

Located at the western shore of turquoise Lake Tso Moriri these 2 peaks of Mentok I and II....
 

Our 9 days trek starts at Hinju. We drive along the Indus River to make visits of Likir, Alchi - one of the few...
 

B e s t   o f   K u l l u   M a n a l i

 

Hamta pass trek is most beautiful trek in Manali region & can be done by anyone reasonably fit. A close...
 

East of Rohtang pass and 6 kms above Gulaba there is tiny Lake known to locals as Bhrigu. Situated at a....

 

The elegent Deo Tibba 6001m situated SE of Manali and above Jagatsukh village on Pin Panjal Range
 

Below the Chanderkhani pass of Kullu valley lies a small cluster of around two hundred ....

 

The ancient Indians called the Beas River as Vipas or Arijiki while the ancient Greeks called it as Hyphasis
 

 

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LATEST TRIP REVIEW

WHY BOOK WITH US
 
 

Trek: Zanskar Traverse

Duration: 18 days

"Trekking crew supported us in every way. We had great luck to have Mr Gyaltson as a guide. Have a wonderful cook Mr Ravi and his helper and the strong and hard working horseman. Thank you for a great experience we will remember this for a long time ! For sure we will come back to India to do an another trekking. All I can say is Julley !!

We did the Zanskar trek which was 18 days but felt like less time, when you are having a good time ! Due to fantastic team we had a great time in a astonishing environment. Mr Ravi cooked us great meals every day making sure we had lots of energy. Mr Gyaltson was a good guide who helped us many times during this hard but beautiful trek. Thank you all for this wonderful experience."

Mr Leon Van Der & Mrs Margrit - NETHERLANDS - 15th Aug 2016

 

"My entire journey was excellent. The two portions were like different trips. I very much enjoyed the trek.

Manali - Leh highway was brutal yet visually stunning. My time in Leh was also quite enjoyable I felt, Potala Adventurers had organized things very well. The hotel in Leh was wonderful and I am happy I cancelled the time in Srinagar due to the current political climate there.."

Mr Joseph Arison T.  - Beverly Hills - CALIFORNIA - 26th July 2016

 

"I am glad that I chose your company to take the women's group. I was happy with your professionalism of your staff food, the arrangements. All was well done. Will be back again in Sept and Dec."

Mrs Sangeeta S Bahl ( Climber ) and group - GURGAON - 26th July 2016

 

"All great thanks ! The team looked after us beautifully, everyone worked so hard, weather was great, excellent trip ! Thanks so much for organizing."

Ms Rahat R. and group of 5 - SINGAPORE - 14th July 2016

 

"The trek was really good. Had best experience of the trek. We enjoyed a lot. It was a thrilling experience. Management was excellent. The food was also good. Tara bhai and Paldhan bhai were the coolest guide ever. They helped us a lot."

Ms Pooja D. Group of 17 people - MUMBAI -  10th July  2016

 

"I would like to thank you my guide Sherab Gyaltson to assist me of completing the Pin Parvati & Hamta pass trek successfully. it's a nice & beautiful trek which I enjoy a lot throughout. During the trek, Sherab assisted me to overcome many obstacles along the way, boulders and river crossing. Walk over the scree, slopes, rocks & ice with soft snow. He also show me various types of flora & fauna and medical herbs which widen my knowledge. He also brought me to Langza village in Spiti valley for finding the fossils in the nallah and brought me to visit several Shepherds summer camps to have tea & chit chat with them which makes the trip more interesting and enhance me a better understanding of their life & hardship. I would also like to thank you Mr Prem Singh organize this trek successfully. He has great passion with deep knowledge of organizing treks and climb in the region. I am looking forward to the next adventure trip with Potala Adventurers."

Mr Stanley Lai - SINGAPORE -  22nd June to 10th July  2016

 

 

"Food, hospitality and management was very nice. We will definitely recommend to other people. We will also come next year or year later."

Mr Charuhas C. & group -  KOLKATA - 3 July  2016

 

"The trek was amazing. Very well organized. The whole team was very helpful & courteous. Special thanks to guide Pritam for bearing with us. Thank you so much."

Megha, Chahat, Prateek & Litty - 27th June  2016

 

"I speak on behalf of my group of 8 and I am glad that we have chose Potala Adventures. They organized our trekking to the best of their abilities which far exceeded what we expected.

Our guides and the whole team was really very supportive and we are glad that they were with us. Food was great !!! Our luggage carriers were also very nice people and we thank them for carrying our luggage.

Over all our experience has far exceeded our expectation and for that we  thank Potala Adventures and their whole team. Sincerely ."

Mr Ruchir, Meet, Roshani, Parth, Harshraj & group - VADODARA - Gujarat - 18th June  2016

 

"Great professional team work. Team took special care of the needs of my children. Their first trek and camping experience was very good. They loved it. Thanks for doing a great job there. The food items were well prepared and the daily lunch box was always different, giving us a variety. I would always recommend Potala Adventurers to my friends. Great job. Keep up the good work ."

Ms Patricia K, Marco K (VAALS - Netherlands), Mr M. S. Raman & family - NEW DELHI - 10th June  2016  

 

"Trekking to Hamta pass through Potala was a lifetime experience !. The staff gave such a royal treatment that you would never expect on a camp. The quality of tents, sleeping bags, food etc was all superb. I would recommend Potala Adventurers to everyone. It is probably the best for camping ."

Miss Muskan K. - NEW DELHI - 29th May 2016

"Awesome experience !!

Small details taken care of from the beginning. Thank you for the hospitality. Everyone was very nice from the cook to the porters. Special thanks for crew. They took very good care of us. Exceptional service and very courteous staff. Will surely come back !! - Thanks."

Shipra S. - BANGALORE - 29th May 2016

 

"Great team, superb food. Hamta pass trek with Potala was first trek. Overall great experience. Can't get any better"

"The trek was difficult but the team provided by the tour was really nice. Great food and great team"

"First trek was really nice. The guide was really helpful and experienced. Food was amazing. Can't wait to trek again."

Mr Nikunj, Rohan and Yash - MUMBAI - 25th May 2016

 

 "It has been a very good journey. Kedarnath and Gaumukh are very beautiful at impressive locations. Many thanks for your organization and everything, what you have done for us. ."

Mr Wolfgang S, Mr Michael W. GERMANY & AUSTRIA - 3rd May to 18th May 2016

 

"We are a group of 4 couples planning to trek and camp in Manali area. We found Potala Adventurers online and booked trek and camping with them. Mr Prem was very helpful in guiding us to the right trek. Mr Tenzin also helped us a lot and made arrangements to handle our other luggage's as well. The guides organized by them were very helpful. The entire trekking and camping was wonderful and memorable. All arrangements were hassle free. Thanks a ton to Potala Adventures and Prem and Tenzin for their support. Best wishes"

Mr Vivekanand K. - POLLACHI - Tamilnadu - 6th May 2016

 

"Thanks Potala Adventure team for organizing a fantastic cycling expedition to the Manali - Naggar - Kullu - Solang valley for 3 days in December 2015. Our cycling Guide was very supportive and responsible person. He was always on place with good attitude and having a good knowledge about cycling. We did off - road biking too. It was a great experience and I truly appreciate it. This was my 3rd trip with Potala Adventurers after Bhrigu Lake and Kalihani Pass trek and I wish more to come. Thanks and regards"

Mr Ashish and Mr Akash - 28 Dec. 2015

 

"Thanks Prem and the Potala Adventure team for organizing a fantastic trekking expedition to the summit of Stok Kangri in August this year over a 10 days period.

For our team of 3 from Australia (Ken, Scott and Michael) we encountered near perfect weather and thorough acclimatization through the Ladakh valley which resulted in a successful summit of Stok Kangri. We especially give thanks to our main guide Sherab, our climbing guide Raina, our cook and assistant, the horseman and of course 7 hardworking horses who carried all of the expedition gear and we all had a truly wonderful and exciting time trekking throughout the 10 days period.

Our main guide Sherab had excellent knowledge on all aspects of the region as well as logistics for our team and the climbing guide was also excellent in both knowledge and skill and safety aspects higher up the mountain when we needed it both. Our trek was relaxed and most often humorous and testimony to how we all got on so well as a team.

Our main cook and assistant actually knew a Nepali guide (Netra) we had on a recent trip to Nepal who was our guide on Annapurna circuit a year earlier so in an instance we had a rapport straight away with both of them and shared many jokes together.

The cook produced the most amazing meals each day with great presentation throughout the 10 day period and with such a great variety that we ate different dishes most days, in fact there was so much food that we quite often couldn't finish on some days. We started each day (on time) with warm washing water and breakfast and the routine was excellent and prepared us well for each day of trekking. Lunches were in the form of sandwiches, fruits, fruit juice and a chocolate bar or sweet on most days in a tight proof container which didn't spoil the meal - again excellent idea.

A special mention to the horseman (and his team of horses) who prepared his horses each day with no problem and we were amazed how much each morning he had to go and round up the horses who were away from the camps in surrounding valleys etc so to him a job well done.

At all times during the trek we felt safe and had excellent equipment and nothing was a problem for your team, we had a great time and everything was well planned and logistically well organized professionally throughout the trek, and because of this we have walked away with lifelong memories and friends from this trip to the summit of Stok Kangri.

Prem and team well done on a fantastic job and we would not hesitate to recommend Potala Adventures to anyone thinking of trekking in India - we had an amazing experience!! Thank you"

Mr Ken Harrison and group- BRISBANE - AUSTRALIA - 12 October 2015  

 

We had a great 3 days trekking adventures with good quality camping equipment, great food and lots of fun with horses. Nice family adventure! After we really had an interesting time. Once we stayed with nomads since the home stay was already closed, this was really interesting experience. Sure, the hotel in Leh was great. We enjoyed the lake and the staying at the small village, we got a lot of insight into local like, i.e. animal, farming with sheep, donkeys etc. It was a good trip with a lot of insights into local life which was an enriching experience. Thanks so much for organizing. All the best”

Annette, Frank + Luke. FRANKFURT - GERMANY - 28 Sept. 2015  

 

 Good support on all various aspects. 4 season tent to keep me warm all night. Provide sleeping bag and thick mattress; provide rope carabiner for Umasi La glacier travel. Morning bed tea and hot water for washing. Gas stove are in good condition. Its play an important role to prepare a hot meal after a long trek. Porters are helpful for helping me to some obstacle on river crossing, glacier crossing. Folding chair, toilet paper, pass message to my family during trek where std is not available. Driver Raj is very experienced and knowledgable on the Manali - Paddar valley. To make us a safe trip. Arranged bus ticket from Delhi to Manali. I have to carry only my day bag during trek which i enjoyed. Always choose the best spot for set my tent, client came first. This is my third time of joining Potala Adventurers - achieves the objective with happy memories. I am looking forward to next adventurous holiday with Potala Adventurers in the near future. "

Mr Stanlay - SINGAPORE - 16 September 2015

 

Mission accomplished. The first two days of trekking we did with Tenzing Gomber. The trek was very nice and very good to acclimatize. The trek the guide and others went with the carrier for back and passed us to set up camp. In the trek there was a mountain Yalung Nong 6080m, which was very good for acclimatization and with beautiful views. The 2 chefs did a good job on the whole tour. For example, after reaching the mountain, we had prepared tea with milk that made us recover quite well. The muleteer also did a good job. We are very happy with the team, as for the hotel in Leh, phenomenal."

Mr Gregorio and Group - Spain - 24 Aug 2015

 

Everything went well and Chenab/Raina were excellent on summit night. We all enjoyed ourselves and the company of everyone on the expedition and had a very good time with good humour. Will forward a more substantial review when we get home to Australia. Again thanks and stay well”

Ken, Scott and Michael. BRISBANE - AUSTRALIA - 22 Aug. 2015

 

TREKKING TOUR

LAMAYURU - CHILLING - ZINGCHEN - STOK KANGRI

DURATION: 14 Days

START/END: 16.7. - 29.7.2015

GROUP: 8 AUSTRIANS (GMUNDEN)

OVERALL we were very satisfied with the professional organization of the tour. In perticulara food was excellent* and equipment were above average. The crew was very friendly and helpful. Unexpected circumstances (weather, landslides) were managed professionaly by the guide. * (Variety of tasteful Indian and Nepali food). HIGHLIGHTS: Trek Lanaq - Chilling (wonderful landscape with wonderful stones). Trek: Last day to Stok La BC and Stok Kangri "

Mr HOLZMANN, Mr BERGTHALER - GMUNDEN - AUSTRIA - 29 July 2015

 

 Our Guide was very competent and responsible person. He was always on place with a good attitude to all the staff. The trek was demanding according to monsoon time and we felt very safe and had no doubt we are in good hands. The kitchen staff was very helpful in all the situations. The food prepared by the cook was very tasty and we liked all the dishes. "

Dorota, Ewa & Malgorzata - Warsaw - POLAND - 15 July 2015

 

Thanks for putting together a wonderful team for our Pin - Parvati trek. We had great time. We truly appreciate it. Now I don't have to search for agency for our next years Himalayan trip. Thanks much !!. "

Mrs B. Marwah & family - USA - 9 July 2015

 

Dear Potala Adventures Team,

We really enjoyed the trek with the team. The food, planning, equipment were fantastic. Our guide was very helpful and caring. We could definitely recommend Potala Adventure and would again take services with Potala Adventures. "

Mr Anchal K. and group – VARANASI - 1 July 2015

 

The guide and all the personal were very friendly. Tea, coffee, chocolates was always served before and after main meal and the food was good. "

Chan Adam and group – SINGAPORE – 25 June 2015

 

Excellent service 5*. Staff very co-operative. Food was good, on time, great service. Transparency in the deal was very excellent. Guides were very good & accommodating staff was also helpful as we were family we did not find it difficult trekking. Food items well planned. Some words for the staff – Captain was excellent in conducting the whole adventure trip to Beas Kund. Supporting guide was also very helpful during the trip. Cooking staff also very nice and excellent. The chef was excellent. Horseman was excellent. "

Kusum J. and group – MUMBAI & AHMEDABAD – 20 June 2015

 

First of all trek was awesome in terms of passage through we went, food was unmatchable tasty, guides were fantastic and accommodation was really warm in tough weather. So in all trekking experience with Potala was memorable experience. We hope that we meet again for new adventure. Cheers. "

Mr Nitesh  – NEW DELHI – 18 June 2015

 

It was nice experience trekking for the first time in life for all the group. Guides were very good. Cook and his group were fabulous. Food was amazing, it was getting better by better by every day. Hamta pass was amazing and thrilling because of ice. All the staff were helping and accommodation was amazing. We all love trekking for five days. Day by day trekking was getting better and flawless.

Potala Adventures are good and best also. "

Mr Krutik and group – RAJKOT – (GUJARAT) – 17 June 2015

 

Wow! What an incredible and unforgettable trekking experience my mom and I had this trip! From the overnight camping locations to the personalized trekking pace to the gourmet camping meals, we could not have asked for any better.

Guide is so knowledgeable about the area. The vegetation, the culture, you name it and explanations from Guide. Guide did a fantastic job managing both our trekking levels, taking me on more challenging treks some of the days and making sure to watch out for both of us while trekking together.

The horseman always chose phenomenal locations, pristine, isolated and with unbeatable views! And the cooks surprised us every day with delicious meals that we never would have imagined eating in the Himalayas at 3500m. While trekking I became sick and all of the staff was offering their help or suggestions to get me better – all it took a bit of extra trekking! I always felt extremely well taken care of, and I will definitely recommend Potala to anyone I know coming to India to trek. The staff was infinitely flexible and understanding of my mom and my funny requests – like to have tea with breakfast. "

 

Every part of our 4 days trek was well managed by our guide and he took great care of me, a 60 year old and my daughter 22, making sure I make it up some challenging climbs and my daughter got more challenge. I probably gain weight on this trek from the amazing meals cooked for us also. We did the Deo Tibba / Hamta circuit which was amazingly beautiful – everything from villages to forests to waterfalls, to high snow-capped peaks. The camping views and locations were private, spectacular settings.

We highly recommend Potala Adventures and their guides for taking care of all our trip needs in the most professional and personal way. Thank you for a most memorable trek.

We will definitely come back to trek with Potala again. "

Susan Y. and Dani Y. Smith – COLORADO – (USA) – 29 May - 1 June 2015

Had an amazing time and one of the most memorable & cherish able memory. Great hospitality at the camps and cosy accommodation. When it comes to the food, this is the best & the most luxurious food we ever eaten on any trek. Kudos to the kitchen staff,

Had a great leader, friend and guide with an ever positive, satirical and comical attitude. Over all a great experience, thanks to Potala Adventures for this well organised trek. "

Mr. Priyank B. – MUMBAI – 28 May 2015

 

One of the best experience of my life. I found the trek to be a little tough and I couldn’t make it to Bhrigu Lake, but the people incharge were extremely fun and caring. Couldn’t have asked for a better guide, whose sense of humour kept us laughing and energizing. Special thanks to kitchen staff for the memorable food. Looking forward to going on a trek with all of them soon. "

Miss Priyadharshini – MUMBAI – 28 May 2015

 

Loved the whole adventure and I am glad we got time to spend with such an incredible personality, inspiring period.

This has been the toughest trek so far. Guide made this trek look easy by motivating throughout the way. Looking forward to more such treks (easier ones though). Kudos!

Thank you for such an amazing & enriching experience. A special shout to our kitchen staff and guide for being so helpful, kind & caring. I had the best food & time on this trip. Thumps up!!! "

Mr Khanna, Mr Dalmia, Miss Sanjana. – MUMBAI – 28 May 2015

 

As planned, we all had a great time for this vacation. Thank you for the great tour plan from you. We all had a good time in this adventurous trek. Especially the food was excellent. As always we will look forward to join the adventurous tour plan provided by you. Hope we will meet soon for the next adventure. Very soon. Thank you. "

Mr. Raghuveer and group – HYDERABAD (ANDHRA PRADESH) – 28 May 2015

 

Thank you so much for organising such fantastic trek  on Beas Kund. We had an amazing time. The views are certainly stunning + although the trek was slightly tough in places, the scenery around mad up for it. Our main guide Dharam was superb. He is very knowledgeable + very patient. We felt completely safe with him. He guided Lynne over all difficult stretches and never hurried us. He is good man. Our second guide Rajesh was also very patient + very attentive – again we felt very safe with him + it was good to have 2 guides. Our main cook Mani produced the most amazing meal + packed lunch. He was always smiling + delicious food was great welcome when we go back from the trek. All the porters were friendly helpful to. Many thanks for superb experience. We will certainly recommend Potala for trekking. Cheers. "

Mr. Nigel and Mrs Lynne P. – BRISTOL – (UK) – 21 May 2015

 

 

We, a group to 7 people went on a trek to Beas Kund through Potala Adventurers. The trek was well organized. In spite of heavy snow our guide Tashi ensure that all of us did the trek wonderful well. Tenzin organized all the ground logistics very well. The food, nutritious and work of staff was very cordial and helpful. I will recommend Potala to anyone taking a trek in Manali. We had a wonderful time and will look forward to our next trek with them. "

Mr. Manish G  - GURGAON – 3 May 2015

 

"Ich hatte einen wunderbaren und aussergewoehnlichen Aufenthalt in Manali und einen grossartigen Trek. Prem organisierte zwei tolle Treks fuer mich und beruecksichtigte dabei alle meine Extrawuensche. In der Zwischenzeit konnte ich bei seiner Familie wohnen, welche meinen Aufenthalt noch besser machte. Mein erster Trek war super organisiert mit einem tollen Guide, sehr gutem Essen und einer wunderschoenen Tour. Mein zweiter Trek hat leider nicht geklappt, da ich krank wurde, aber Prems Familie hat sich toll um mich gekuemmert. Nachdem ich wieder fit war, hat Prem mich dafuer auf einige wunderbare Tagesausfluege mitgenommen. Ich habe meine Zeit hier sehr genossen und hoffe für neue Trekkingtouren zurueckzukommen.

Vielen Dank fuer alles!

 

"I had an extraordinary marvellous stay in Manali and a wonderful trek. Prem arranged two great treks for me considering all my extra wishes and in the meantime I could stay with his family who made my stay even better. My first trek was super organized with a great guide, very good food and a beautiful tour. Prem took me on some awesome day trips. I really enjoyed my time here and hope to come back for some more trekking. Thank you very much for everything.

Sabine Rodel – Munich – GERMANY – 22 April 2015"

 

"We had a great 4 days in the Himalaya mountains with Ravinder, that was so patient, guiding careful and interesting guide. The view was amazing, also all the staff was very nice toni the cooker made a very good food and take care of us - very good experienced. Thank you very much."

Chen and Assaf - ISRAEL - 15 April 2015

 

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