Deo Tibba Base Camp 5 Days & 4 Nights

Deo Tibba Base Camp
Overview

The elegent Deo Tibba 6001 m, situated southeast of Manali town and above Jagatsukh village on the Pir Panjal range of Himalaya. A favorite trekking route to the base of this peak goes through Duhangan valley. It takes 3 days to reach base camp located near a glaciated lake called Mini 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 the 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. First climbing through alpine forest and along the Duhangan nallah. We climb up to 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.

OUTLINE ITINERARY
Day 1
  Manali, drive to Jagatsukh - Khanol (2700m) - Chikka (3215m). 

Day 2  Trek Chikka to Seri (3935m). 
Day 3  Trek Seri to Tenta (4150m) / Base camp
Day 4  Trek Tenta to Mini Chandertal (4480m) – Tenta
Day 5  Trek Tenta to Chikka - Allain Duhangan, Drive Jagatsukh to Manali 

DETAILED TRIP ITINERARY
DAY 1: MANALI 1950m, DRIVE TO JAGATSUKH, TREK TO CHIKKA (3215m)
Today leaving Manali behind we drive through the left bank of Beas River up to Jagatsukh. Which was once an old capital of Kullu valley or Kuluta. From Jagatsukh new road up to 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 the campsite or place known as Chikka, which is significant for Jagatsukh people. At Chikka we may find numbers of the 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 the birch forest. We pass shepherds encampment en route 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 bring 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 the 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 Chandertal which situated above within rocky mountain. Arriving at the lake the spectacular scenery all around. We are at a 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 further to the campsite of Panduropa or Dhudhu pathar.  






DAY 5: TREK TO CHIKKA - ROAD HEAD, 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 roadhead. We drive to Jagatsukh - Manali. Check into a hotel or take evening Volvo bus to Delhi.


 



Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 MANALI 1950m, DRIVE TO JAGATSUKH, 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 - ROAD HEAD, 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 to Jagatsukh - Manali. Check into hotel or take evening volvo bus to Delhi.

Inclusions

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.

Exclusions

×     Domestic flight.  Delhi - Kullu, Kullu - Delhi

×     Hotel in Manali. (Booking of rooms on request).

×     Delhi - Manali or Chandigarh airport / railway station - Manali transfer. (Booking of private car 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.

Reviews

"We had a very pleasant trip. The team was excellent, food superb and the guidance of Pawan and assistant Laxman was outstanding. I guess we were one of the best organized and safest teams at the mountain. Thanks for a marvelous trip. Greetings ."

Mr. Ulf and Matthias - Germany - 11 Sept, 2019
Mr. Ulf And Matthias - Germany - 11 Sept, 2019
Trekking Gear & accessories Check List

What we provide

We provide all the GROUP GEAR included in the following list:

  • 3-4 Person roomy 3-4 season tents for 2 people and individual as well, dining tent, toilet tent. (Toilet seats on demand) and other camping accessories.
  •  Filtered drinking water for longer trips / Water purification tablets.
  •  Sleeping bags + liner and comfortable sleeping pads.
  • Kitchen tent, Stoves, fuel, cookware,etc.
  • Three course meal (Dinner), hot packed lunch, post trek snacks.
  • Trekking poles and Duffel bags
  •  Basic first aid box and mini oxygen bottles

What you may need - Your personal gear recommended in List :-

  • Day pack: A bit of bigger size in order to keep fleece, jacket, water bottle, camera, packed lunch,
Foot wear :-
  • Good condition trekking boots – not new used before in your country side for best fit for trekking, water proof.
  • Camp shoes, light and comfortable as running shoes or sandal ( like Teva ) for river crossing. Its necessity for you to bring sandles for river crossing.
  • Socks both Woollen and cotton as desire.
  • Clothing :-
  • Gore tex jacket or similar.
  •  Down jacket/vest is good for cool evenings.
  •  Wind/Rain jacket: (ie gore-tex, northface or similar) waterproof and breathable. Its necessity to have jacket while crossing passes.
  • Trekking pants, light, comfortable, water proof /breathable.
  •  Long sleeve shirt Light weight dry-fast (for sun/insect protection).
  •  T-shirts for day time
  •  One midweight/heavyweight fleece (long sleeve) jacket or warm pullover.
  • Short pants, underwear,
  • Sun Hat: cowboy style or baseball style to protect skin from direct sunlight.
  •  Woollen cap for high altitude or while crossing pass or during evenings in camp.
  •  One fleece or sweatpants for cold evenings during dining.
  •  A pair of Hand gloves or woolen gloves
  •  Scarf to protect from dust or sunlight around neck. This is available in local markets with variety of colors.

Accessories :-

  • Sun glasses with UV protection. An extra sun glass in case to replace.
  • Sun screen and lip protection.
  • Moisturizer cream: In Ladakh the air is dry and sun is harsh and strong during day. There are local moisturizer cream available in market. To avoid somehow skin allergy bring your personal cream.
  •  Water bottle. Minimum I - 2 liter.
  • Trekking poles or sticks. If you have your own folded poles.
  • Torch or one head lamp with extra batteries. Petzl or similar.
  •  One toiletories kit, small towel.
  •  Reading and writing materials.
  • Digital Camera or digital video recorder / solar charger.
  •  Water purification tablets
  • Nylone or water proof plastic bags to storage clothes and stuff
  • One pocket knife light.

Others :-

  • Gaiter
  •  Water purification/filter: we boil water for you in the camp, what its essential you to have a water purification tablets or filter during the day of trekking.
  • Mosquito rappallent cream.
  • Small Binocular.
  •  First aid kit: We carry basic first aid kit with diamox, aspirin, paracetemol, antibiotics for diarrhoea, anticeptic, bandage and band aids, Please you bring your personal first aid kit with medicine you think to need necessity for you.
  •  Vitamine tablets or similar.
  • Extra passport photos.
  •  A bottle of wine to enjoy with staff, if you drink. Or to use for other purposes.

Map
Map


TRIP FACTS
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



















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