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 climb to less known Pimu la or Duggal jot to enter in Hillu Twan and Chask Bhatori village. Exploring these remote locations of Pangi, our trek terminates at Saichu. Finally we drive back to Manali or Keylong enroute to Leh. If you are having further plan to visit Leh Ladakh
Day 1 Arrive Manali.
Day 2 At Manali: Acclimatize
Day 3 Manali – Udaipur – Urgos (3810m)
Day 4 Drive to Shukto, Trek to Khanjar - Tharang (3,450m)
Day 5 Trek to Gumba nallah (3,900m) 5-6 hrs
Day 6 Trek to Palphu / Snout of glacier (4000m) 7 hrs
Day 7 Trek to Base camp (4700m), 6 hrs.
Day 8 Acclimatize
Day 9 Trek to Pimu pass (5223m) a.k.a. Dugal jot / Dagal Jot - Junction of Sappar nala / Jambu nala (4000m), 7-8 hrs.
Day 10 Trek to Hillu Twan / Tuan (2970m), 5 hrs. (Camp 6)
Day 11 Hillu Twan / Tuan – Saichu. (Camp 7)
Day 12 Saichu - Rohtang la - Manali
Day 13 Manali to Chandigarh / Delhi.
· All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
· All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.
· Accommodation in quality 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.
· All meals during trek
· Qualified & trained mountain guide and experienced crew.
· Porters or mules for porterage of gear & duffel bags
· Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.
· Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles.
· Goods and services tax.
Arrive Delhi or Chandigarh, drive to Manali.
At Manali: Acclimatize
Today after breakfast we drive to Rohtang pass 51 kms from Manali. It’s a favourite destination of Indian tourist to discover snow. Rohtang pass connects Lahaul-Spiti with Kullu valley. This pass is a fifth lowest altitude pass on the part of second highest mountain road in the world. We drive through magnificient villages along the Chandra Rive in Lahaul. At Tandi where confluence of Bhaga and Chandra River makes Chenab River, one of the five major Rivers of Pakistan. We enter in Pattan valley, driving along the right bank of Chenab. We pass through terraces barley fields and superb small villages all along the route. Passing Udaipur we enter to Miyar valley. We drive to Urgos, our starting point of trek.
Leaving Urgos, we drive up the valley, across a stony moraine stretch and some side streams to Khanjar, the last village. above the village on a beautiful alpine meadow, carpeted with edelweiss and catmint. It is not rare to see the Himalayan Griffins and Lammergeyers.
There are lovely pastures all along the trek up to the camping site. The trek continues to the left side of the stream. A side stream coming from the Shinku La is forded to reach at a camping site. A side stream mingles here with the Myar nullah. The camp is established here.
Now gradual ascent over rich grazing pasture, yak herder from Zanskar can be seen nearby Taralasuma pass.
From camp 2 hrs treks to the shepherds camp locally known as Khai got 4100m. Further to an open meadows just below Castle peak than crossing some side streams., with a comfortable base before heading to Zanskar at snout of glacier.
The meadows Landscape is slowly changed into the rocky outcrop as we approach the pass. Today we camp amongst the patches of land in between the rocks.
We climb up to the top of the pass, terrain comprises of the moraine and bit of ice (Glacier). Further descend though the moraine slowly the moraine fades away and we reach into a lovely meadow, camp at Meadow.
Today’s walk is all Along the stream to the beautiful villages of Hilu and Twan, these villages are inhabited by bhots, unlike most of the sharp features people in the valley , this community has mango lion features and are Buddhists. There is also a Buddhist Monastery in the Village.
Chask and Bhatori are the last Villages of Pangi towards Lahaul. Chask Bhatori is the highest located Village in the Pangi Valley (3659 Mts.). The landscape is Barren but beautiful. Trek further into the beautiful meadows in habited by the Shepard’s in the summers, offers a view of several snow clad peaks. Trek back to the Village of Chask Bhatori and further descend to Siachu through the Deodar Forest.
Drive back to Manali crossing Rohtang pass.
Manali to Chandigarh / Delhi. Fly back home
What is included in 13 days trip
ü All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
ü 3 nights of hotel accommodation in Manali on CP plan.
ü 9 nights camp with all camping facilities. 3 men spacious 4 season tents for 2, sleeping bags, foam mattresses, dining tent, trekking poles & safety gears.
ü All meal during trek - starts with bed tea to breakfast, lunch, 3 course dinner, tea /coffee, snacks. from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese to continental cuisine.
ü Support staff: Qualified trekking guide, cook & camp crew.
ü Trekking mules/horses or porters for porterage of your luggage and trekking gear.
ü Camping fee, trekking permits.
ü Goods and services tax.
ü First aid medical kit.
What is not included
× Domestic flight. (Delhi airport transfer on request)
× Delhi Manali transfer.
× Rest of hotel in Manali.
× Travel insurance.
× Soft or hard drinks.
× Entrance fee at monasteries
× Personal tipping to staff: Guide, cook, camp crew, horsemen, porters, driver.
× Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.
Activity - Trekking & hiking
Region: Miyar & Pangi valley, Himachal
Difficulty level - moderate to strenuous
Max Altitude - 5223 meters
Max sleeping altitude - 4700 meters
Lowest trek altitude - 2900 meters
Trip Length - 12 days Delhi to Delhi
10 days Shimla to Manali
8 days trekking
9 nights camping
3 night hotel
Best time - June end to Oct