The elegent Deo Tibba 6001 m, situated south east of Manali town and above Jagatsukh village on the Pir Panjal range of Himalaya. A favourite trekking route to the base of this peak goes through Duhangan valley. It takes 3 days to reach base camp located near glaciated lake called Chandertal which is close to the glacier that falls of South East face of Deo Tibba. The North East Ridge is clearly visible from crossing the Hamta pass. Deo Tibba (6001m) and Indrasan (6200m) peak dominates the entire region. Today the Deo Tibba slopes are known worldwide for its heli skiing.
Setting off from Manali we drive to ancient village of Jagatsukh (6kms south of Manali), once it was an old capital of Kullu valley. Leaving Jagatsukh the road winds up to Allain Duhangan power project point from where the actual trekking starts. At First climbing through alpine forest and along the Duhangan nallah. We climb upto Chikka which is famous for its temple and natural stone carving. Continue along the nallah we pass beautiful high pasture of Seri and climb to Tenta, which is beautifully located, surroundings with hanging glaciers, crystal clear streams and waterfalls. Finally exploring In around Chota Chandertal situated at 4480m and the domains of Deo Tibba itself makes this trip one of the best trekking experience in Manali region.
Day 1 Manali, drive to Jagatsukh - 12000, trek to Chikka (3215m). Camp.
Day 2 Trek to Seri (3935m). Camp.
Day 3 Trek to Tenta (4150m), 5-6 hrs. Camp.
Day 4 Trek to Chota Chandertal (4480m) – Seri, 6-7 hrs, Camp.
Day 5 Trek to Chikka - Barah Hazar, 6 hrs. Drive to Jagatsukh- Manali.
DETAILED TRIP ITINERARY
DAY 1: MANALI 1950m, DRIVE TO JAGATSUKH - 12000, TREK TO CHIKKA (3215m)
Today leaving Manali behind we drive through left bank of Beas River upto Jagatsukh. Which was once an old capital of Kullu valley or Kuluta. From Jagatsukh new road upto Allain Duhangan power project. Setting to trek from this point at first the trail ascends gradually through thick pine forests along the narrow Duhangan nallah. Continue to trail we reach at the campsite or place known as Chikka, which is significant for Jagatsukh people. At Chikka we may find numbers of rock formation. With its spectacular sights all around. Tonight we camp here.
DAY 2: TREK TO SERI (3935m)
Today after breakfast leaving Chikka behind we gradually climb along the Duhangan nallah through birch forest. We pass sheperds encampment enroute and hear the sound of Duhangan nallah gushing down the valley. Arriving at Seri the valley opens a little. Seri was once a glaciated lake, but now it has been totally converted to an alpine meadow carpeted with an astounding variety of herbs and alpine flowers.
DAY 3: TREK TO TENTA (4150m), Visit Chota Chandertal Lake 4480m 7-8 hrs
Leaving Seri at first on its flat carpeted meadow and soon after the crossing of stream awaits us. The stream can be cold depending on the time we are trekking. Early spring and late autumn brings water temperature to its 0-5 C. Soon after crossing the stream we climb to Tenta. The trail passes through numerous rock boulders and crossing of stream again awaits just before campsite. Wonderful campsite at Tainta presenting spectacular scenery i.e. hanging glaciers and high peaks with most awaited Deo Tibba to its left. Leaving Tenta we hike to visit Chota Chandertal or base camp of Deo Tibba. At first the trail is through moraine, Deo Tibba and its hanging glacier remain in sight throughout the day. continue to climb straight uphill to Chota Chandetal which situated above within rocky mountain. Arriving at the lake the spectacular scene all around. We are at maximum altitude of our trek. We retrace our foot back to camp.
DAY 4: TREK TO SERI - PANDUROPA, 6-7 hrs
Retrace back to Seri and continue futher to the campsite of Panduropa or Dhudhu pathar.
DAY 5: TREK TO CHIKKA - Barah Hazar, 5-6 hrs. DRIVE TO MANALI 1:30 hrs
Today after breakfast an early departure from camp, we descend all the way down to Chikka. Continue to the road head. We drive back to Manali
Ø All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
Ø Pickup from hotel and drop at hotel in Manali.
Ø All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.
Ø Accommodation in 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.
Ø Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Tea, snacks during the trek
Ø Qualified & trained well English speaking trekking guide and experienced crew.
Ø Porters or mules for porterage of trekking gear and your baggages.
Ø Camping fee, trekking permits and park fee.
Ø Goods and services tax.
Ø First aid medical kit.
× Domestic flight. Delhi - Kullu, Kullu - Delhi
× Hotel in Manali. (Booking of rooms on request).
× Delhi - Manali, Chandigarh - Manali transfer (Booking of private taxi on request)
× Travel insurance.
× Soft or hard drinks.
× Equipment rentals (Can rent at Manali all trekking and mountaineering gear)
× Personal tip to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver.
× Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.
Activity - Trekking & hiking
Region: Kullu valley, Himachal
Difficulty level - Moderate
Max Altitude - 4480 meters
Max sleeping altitude - 4150 meters
Lowest trek altitude - 1900 meters
Trip Length - 8 days Delhi to Delhi
5 days Manali to Manali
5 days trekking
4 nights camping