Potala Adventurers Himalaya - Our India Treks

  • 11 Aug to 6 Sept 2019 - 27 Days, 19 days trek
    Our new and updated trekking route in Ladakh & Zanskar, which will take you to one of the remotest part of Indian Himalaya. With passes over 5000m and through canyons & gorges, you will pass through many villages along the way and meeting with locals at their homes that is with our Zanskari staff. Spectacular view of Greater Himalayan range and its peak rising above 6000m, some of best view are K2 and Nanga Parbat from Kanji La view of Nun 7135m and Kun 7077m and Akshu, Doda 6550m and Brahma 6574m. peak in Southern Zanskar, wild routes while crossing of Phirtse la 5450m. A complete crossing of Ladakh and Zanskar from North to South for

    Setting off from Leh after 2-3 days of well acclimatizing. We drive to Lamayuru enroute vising Likir and Alchi gompa. Crossing small pass near Lamayuru you enter in jaw dropping Shilla gorge and after crossing of Yogma la to Kanji village. Along the stream to base and further crossing of Kanji la 5342m, one of highest pass in this trek after Phirtse la 5450m, we descent to sumdo and long ascent to Pikdong la to remote village of Shade. From Shade you follow the Oma chu to base of Hanuma la to large plains of Zanskar at Padum, here you will have oppurtunity to visit number of sights. Along the Tsarap River to one of most spactacular sight of our trek to Phuktal and finally exploring the high villages of Southern Zanskar we climb to our last pass to vast plains of Sarchu. Where our trek ends. Instead of going back to Leh, you will drive on Leh - Manali highway to hill resort town of Manali. A couple of days to relax at this hill station before making final departure to Delhi.

    Four weeks in Ladakh Zanskar - The Indian Himalayas & true Himalayan trekking experience.

  • 12 June to 3 July 2019 - 22 Days, 15 days trek
    We take one of the least explored trekking route to Zanskar and pass through one of the remotest villages and meet with locals along the route. Lakes, high passes, deep gorges and a

  • 28 July to 24 Aug 2019 - 28 Days, 19 days trek
    One of the least explored trekking route and mythical

     

    journey in Indian Himalaya. With passes over 5000m that connects Sarchu to Kanji. Zanskar grand traverse, Zanskar wild and remote or La grande Traversee du Zanskar is an updated Zanskar traverse known to the world as Darcha Lamayuru. Twenty two days of walking in the heart of spactacular landscape and the complete crossing of Zanskar from South to North. Zanskari village which remain cut off from the rest of world for eight months. The inhabitants or Zanskarpa live in serenity and inner peace. 
    Setting off from Leh after 2-3 days of well acclimatizing. We drive to Sarchu crossing the Taglang la 5268 m on Leh - Manali highway known as 2nd highest mountain road in the world. We pass through high plains on the Rupshu Changthang to wide valley of Sarchu., from where we cross the highest pass of our trek Phirtse la 5450m and descend to Lungnak River valley. Passing through villages and exploring the daily life of Zanskari to Phugtal gompa. Which is built under a huge cave. We continue to Shade one of the remotest village in Himalaya, a series of high passes and narrow gorge of Zangla before we visit Karsha and Padum.
    Our 2nd stage will take us through the Ladakh part after crossing Hanuma la into Lingshed, Final ascent to Sengge la to Photoksar where our trek ends.

  • An ideal trekking peak for those seeking first Himalayan 6000. On a clear sky impressive view of Ladakh range, Karakoram range

  • There are 4 passes that connects Pin valley with Kinnaur and Kullu i.e. Bhaba pass, Shakarog Khango, Lartsaway and Pin Parvati pass. To the southwest lies the Bhaba pass which connects Pin valley with Bhaba valley of Kinnaur. Its named also Tari Khango and its more popularly known as the Bhaba pass. Spitian people has long been used this pass as a trade route between 2 valleys. Especially the requirement of timber to the Spitian house building. The geographic contrast between these two valleys is evident after descending to the lush green meadows of Bhaba carpeted in wild flowers, while Pin valley is situated in high cold desert region of Spiti and it remain moist during summer time and having a high winter snowfall. Numbers of plant species can be found in the valley, it is declared as a Pin valley national park in the year 1987, known as land of Ibex and Snow Leopard. Though rare in sightings these rare animal, but its a prime time to visit Pin valley in winter when these rare species descend to low altitude. The Chamurthi horses are the pride of Pin valley people and are one of a kind among highland horses. During the summer months the yaks roam free in the vast pastures of Pin valley. Buchens of this valley are the only remaining sects permorming ancient rituals.

  • Pin Parvati Pass trek crosses over Great Himalayan range. Setting off from Barshaini on our 9 days trek of Pin Parvati pass, we start trek through thick Alpine forest. A rewarding momentsawaits us at Khir Ganga that is an open air natural hot sulphur bath. Progressively at first through dense alpine forest, followed by bushes, lakes, wild flower, pasture, peaks with long glacier, beginning to north lunar landscapes, sky rocketing peaks that illuminate the valley in dazzling hues of white, gray, green and golden yellow with the rising sun. Pin valley promises lingering pictures of starkness and rugged beauty of the Himalayan Cold Desert. Further crossing natural rock bridge at Pandu we arrive at Mantalai Lake. At top of Pin Parvati 5319 mtrs we will have panoramic view of numerous peaks: Parvati South, Parvati North, Pinnacle, Kullu Eiger all above 6`000 m. The pass itself is a transition zone between 2 different worlds. The trek ends at the small picturesque village of Sagnum / Mikkim, surrounded by lovely barley fields. From here, a jeep safari into the Spiti valley offers opportunities of visiting beautiful ancient gompas of Kungri, Tabo, Dhankar, Lahlung and Ki as well as Kibber and Tashi Gang; 2nd highest permanently inhabited villages in the world, before returning to Manali.

  • Remote Miyar valley is situated in NW of Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Miyar valley is stretching over 100 kms from Udaipur to great Kang la pass. Miyar is known as valley of flowers. It’s an unspoilt area similar to Zanskar and local people in the area follow Buddhist customs and are mainly shepherds and farmers. During summer cultivating green peas, potatoes and Barley are main cash crop in the valley. July and August is prime time to visit this magnificent valley, blossom with high altitude flowers, rare Blue poppy is quite famous among all. Miyar valley is comparatively easy to reach by road and there are plenty of unspoilt things to explore which is still hidden to outside world. Potala adventurers share this magnificent valley to its visitor to experience this wonderful valley.
    Leaving Manali we drive over Rohtang la pass 3978m to Lahaul, and visit Triloknath to Udaipur which is famous for wood carved Mrikula devi temple, continue to drive we enter the little know Miyar valley. Arriving at Urgos, where we start trek to Khanjar,Thanpattan and finally to base camp and explore valley in around. Finally we drive back to Manali

  • Simply " The Lake district of Garhwal " Sahastra tal at an altitude of 4560m, is situated in Between Bhagirathi valley in the west and Bhilangana valley in the East.  The word 'Sahastra' meaning 'a thousand' in Sanskrit, It is also the modification of the local Garhwali word 'Sahasyu' which means seven. The topmost and the largest lake on the Bhilangana side is referred to as Darshan tal. The other seven being - Pari tal, Arjuna tal, Bhim tal, Draupadi tal, Gaumukhi tal (or Vishnu tal) and Lam tal. 

    From Kush Kalyan plateau a high ridge continues towards north and several high altitude small and medium lakes are found on both side of the ridge. Sahastra Tal is situated at the head of this ridge. This less frequented trail offers grazing pastures, lush green alpine meadows (Bugyals), High Himalayan ranges and peaks including Banderpunch, Black Peak/Kalanag, Jaonli, Draupadi Ka Danda along with Gangotri range. The walk over far flung alpine meadows of Kush Kalyan and Kyarki Bugyal is a delight to any trekker. The panorama of Western Garhwal range awaits at Kyarki Khal.

    Khatling is a lateral glacier at the source of river Bhilangana with Sahastratal at the west and Masartal at the east. The Valley of Bhilangana offers panoramic view of Jogin group (6466 mts.), Kirti Stambh (6402 mts.) and Meru. The entire trek passes through thick forests and beautiful lush green meadows in the beginning. Later, it crosses two passes above 17,000 ft. and negotiates glaciers moraines and a snow patch. This is strenuous and physically challenging high altitude trek.

  • Trek across Great Himalaya Range GHR, Lush green valley of Pangi and dry cold desert of Zanskar. Meeting Bhatori tribes. Magcial valley of Dharlang and High valley of Zanskar South

     

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POTALA Adventurers

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Welcome to Potala Adventurers Himalaya 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 & Eastern Kishtwar regions of Indian Himalayas. Potala Adventurers is a small trekking company, organizing treks and a varieties of customized trips in Indian Himalayas. 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, Parang la & Nomads of Rupshu, Nubra valley, Markha valley & Stok-Kangri Ascent

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BEST OF KULLU MANALI

  • Hamta  Pass 4268m trek is most beautiful trek around Manali and can be done by anyone reasonably fit. Hamta pass lies on beautiful Pir Panjal range and is small corridor between Lahaul and Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh. This pass is frequently used by Sheperds of lesser Himalayan region. Seeking for high altitude grassland in the dry cold desert of Lahaul during summer time. Numbers of wild flowers, varieties of herbs can be found at the altitude between 3000 to  3800m. 
    Setting off from Manali we drive to Sethan village 2700m and continue to Panduropa - Jobri. Our starting point of trek. Setting off from Jobri first we cross the ford on Jobri nallah originating from Deo Tibba massif. The route from Chikka to Jobri passes through forest of Deodar, Oak, walnut and Birch tree. Gradual climb to Jwara and Balu ka ghera. Balu ka ghera is better known for Bear's den or Bear's circle. Can see only during May end to mid June. Final ascent leads through boulder and scree to the pass. Spectacular view of Indrasan 6221m and Deo Tibba 6001m only can have on clear sky. Crossing river near Shea goru camp we descend to river bed and follow the left bank of Chandra River to Chatru. Where out trek ends. Finally 3 - 4 hrs drive back to Manali crossing Rohtang pass. With magnificent view of Manali and Solang valley while descending to Kothi. 

  • Bhrigu Lake 4150m trek is best short trek to do in Manali. The trail along the Vashisht ridge present a spectacular view of Pir Panjal mountain range and its peaks rising above 6000m. Bhrigu Lake is located at the top of this ridge at an altitude of 4150m. This ridge lies in the middle of Hamta valley to the East, Solang & Beas River valley to the West.

    Bhrigu Lake Trek can be done starting from May to Mid of November. But it's not advisable to do during the period of monsoon especially in August, when the entire ridgeline coveres with thick clouds which can be result in losing the trail.

    Setting off from Manali you drive to Kulang, The tiny settlement of Kulang village is 2 km before Palchan and 2 km after Nehru Kund on the Manali - Rohtang highway. The starting point of trek to Bhrigu Lake. The first one and half day trek through Deodar forest on gentle slopes to Moridugh.
    The Panduropa (Pandu refers to Pandavas, Ropa locally means Field used for cultivation) generally once Pandavas stayed at this place. Its a 4-5 hours of ascend to reach Bhrigu Lake, the trail goes along the west ridge lines and present a spectacular view of Pir Panjal mountain peaks. To the Northwest Hanuman Tibba, Shikhar Beh, Friendship peak, to the West Kalihani pass, To the East Inderkila, Indrasan and Deo Tibba.

  • A stunning peak standing at 5289m elevation located just above Beas Kund and on the Pir Panjal range. This peak is perfect for first Himalayan summit and its trekkers delight.

     

     

     

  • From Jagatsukh we follow one of the best alpine walks with an untiring gradient to Sarotu thach (Thach – meadow) and Raudi Khodi. Crossing wonderful alpine plateau a breath-taking view of Deo Tibba appears with magical suddenness. Piang Neru at about 12000 feet where lateral morains of the PiangNeru glacier comes to an end. Finally easy descent to Chikka at Hamta nallah and along the rock wall to Chachoga heights to Chadiyari village.

  • Kalihani pass 4830m located on Pir Panjal range and the extreme west of Manali, And this Khanpari tibba lies at an altitude of 4025m, is one of the best and perfect spot to view Beas River valley at once. To the West lies Kalihani pass at an altitude of 4830m Connecting remote Bara Bangahal village of Kangra district. During summer to late Automn this area is mainly inhabited by Shepherds and this pass is frequently used by them to go rain shadow of high grassland. Apart from Sheperds route this area has one of the best trekking route in Manali region. Spectacular view of Great Himalayan Range and snow clad peak rising above 6000m Indrasan 6220m, Deo Tibba 6001m to the East and Maker Beh 6068m, Shikar Beh 6200m to the North and looking down the beautiful Kullu valley are main characteristics of this trek.

    Setting off from near Hadimba we climb gently through thick forest of Cedar and Oak. Climbing up through the Manalsu River valley the gentle slopes and lush green meadows of Lamadugh appears. Later trek beneathe the ridge of Khanpari Tibba (4,025m) we arrive at a place from where Indrasan (6,220m.) And Deo Tibba (6,001m.) peaks can be seen. One can see the full view of Manali town and upper Kullu valley. Continue going upward through brilliant shrubs of Rhododendro, Birch pave on the way and wild flowers all around. Arriving at dome of Khanpari to have spectacular 360 degree view of Great Himalayan Range to the East, Dhauladhar to the West and Pir Panjal to the North. Keep your attention towards wildlife to see Monal, Fox and Bear.

  • Malana is connected to Kullu by three mountain passes - it can be reached from Parbati valley crossing over the 3180 metres rashol pass and via Naggar over the 3600 metres beautiful Chanderkhani pass. For the outsiders, there is a long list of do's and don'ts to be followed in the village. The people are friendly but outsiders are told to keep distance and not to touch anything in the village. Malana is divided into two - upper malana (dhara beda) and lower malana (sor beda). Kanashi, the language of Malana, does not resemble any of the dialects spoken in its neighbourhood but seems to be a mixture of Sanskrit and several Tibetan dialects. Two important festivals are celebrated in Malana. One called Badoh Mela is celebrated in august and the other called Fagdi mela in february

  • There are two fascinating treks South and North side of Deo Tibba. In this trek we take trail that goes to North of Deo Tibba at Piang Neru, from where it provides more clear view of Deo Tibba peak situated at an altitude of 6001m in the Eastern Pin Panjal range of Himalayas. Lush green meadows carpeted with wild flowers as well as herbal plants grows abundantly here. A comfortable trek, the route is full of panoramic views along thick forest and alpine plateau to the Piang Neru. Piang Neru nala or Jobri nallah is a principal tributary of the Hamta nallah.

    From Jagatsukh/Banara we follow one of the best alpine walks with an untiring gradient to Sarotu thach (Thach – meadow), Jogi dug, Rauli Kholi. Crossing wonderful alpine plateau a breath-taking view of Deo Tibba appears with magical suddenness. Piang Neru at about 3700 meters where lateral morains of the Piang Neru glacier comes to an end. We walk to the source of Jobri nallah, just beneath the Deo Tibba peak on rocky terrain and glacier. Finally we make our way through Marhi which is favourite area of Shepherds and finally descent to Jobri.

  • Day hikes in Manali. Manali day hikes is for those who want to enjoy a brilliant walk in the outskirts of the Manali town. Starting from a 2000m the day treks goes upto 4000m thus gaining a 2000m altitude in a day. All day hikes starts early morning. After the end of trek some require transportation to get back to Manali and some starts at Manali and ends at Manali. The day hiking tour allows its participants to enjoy the beautiful green forests, above tree line meadows  and spectacular view of Pin Pannjal and Great Himalayan range.

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