Remote Miyar valley is situated in NW of Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. The Miyar valley is stretching over 100 km from Udaipur to the great Kang la pass. Miyar is known as the valley of flowers. It’s an unspoiled 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 is the main cash crop in the valley. July and August is a prime time to visit this magnificent valley, blossom with high altitude flowers, the rare Blue poppy is quite famous among all. The Miyar valley is comparatively easy to reach by road and there are plenty of unspoiled things to explore which are still hidden to the outside world. Potala adventurers share this magnificent valley with its visitors 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 the valley in around. Finally, we drive back to Manali
Day 1: Manali - Atal Tunnel – Udaipur (2650m) - Chamrat (2,090m) - Urgos (3,300m). Drive
Day 2: Drive Shukto (3450m), Trek to Khanjar (3520m) - Tharang (3,700m)
Day 3: Trek to Gumba nallah (3,800m) - Zardung (3880m)
Day 4: Trek to Palphu / Kesar Unchop / Snout of Kang La glacier base camp (3950m)
Day 5: Day trip Blue poppy trail (4400m) / Chodung glacier (4550m) & Castle peak.
Day 6: Trek to Gumba nullah - Thanpattan - Patamdungong (3650m)
Day 7: Trek to Shukto (3450m), Drive to Manali (2050m)
Miyar nallah trek & Pangi valley trip 12 nights 13 days
Manali– Miyar nullah – Udaipur – Tindi – Darwas – Sural Bhatori – Saichu nullah – Tandi - Keylong
“Everything went according to plan until 3rd June when we changed itinerary from Urgos overnight to Udaipur. On 5th June we hoped to reach Saichu, but a rockfall on the road forced us to stay at Tindi. After that we had little time for Sural or Saichu nullahs, staying only one night at each.
The general arrangements were very good. The vehicles were good and so were the drivers. Pemba was extremely careful as well as being helpful around camp.
We enjoyed the food; Tashi is an excellent cook and did Indian, European, and Chinese food equally well. The lunch sandwiches were very good until brown bread runs out. We had lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Tashi was very helpful and efficient in other camp tasks.
Overall: A wonderful experience.
The staff was cheerful & tried their best when there was a lot of rain. Food was 5-star hotel qualities.”
Mr. Tony G. & Mrs. Ann - Marie G. Ottawa, CANADA - 29 May - 10 June
Across Kang La glacier to Zanskar (Manali to Manali
Day 1: Drive Atal Tunnel – Udaipur (2650m) - Chamrat (2,090m) - Urgos (3,250m).
Day 2: Drive Shukto, Trek to Khanjar - Tharang (3,450m)
Day 3: Trek Gumba nallah (3,900m)
Day 4: Trek Palphu / Foot of glacier /Moraine camp (4000m)
Day 5: At Moraine camp - Acclimatization - trek to Takdung glacier
Day 6: Trek to Glacier camp 1 Dali got / Tawa glacier (4,200m)
Day 7: Trek to Glacier camp 2 Jangpar glacier/ Base Kang la Jot (4750m)
Day 8: Cross Kang la jot (5450 m) – North base Kanjur / Chimi Chenmo (4800m)
Day 9: Trek Burdan, drive Purney
Day 10: Purney to Keylong drive, over Shinkun La
Day 11: Keylong to Rohtang La - Manali.
Kang La trek: Urgos - Kang La - Padum - Leh
Manali to Atal Tunnel – Udaipur (2650m) - Chamrat (2,090m) - Urgos (3,250m).
Drive Shukto, Trek to Khanjar - Tharang (3,450m)
Trek Gumba nallah (3,900m)
Trek Palphu / Foot of glacier /Moraine camp (4000m)
At Moraine camp - Acclimatization - trek to Takdung glacier
Trek to Glacier camp 1 Dali got / Tawa glacier (4,200m)
Trek to Glacier camp 2 Jangpar glacier/ Base Kang la Jot (4750m)
Cross Kang la jot (5450 m) – North base Kanjur / Chimi Chenmo (4800m)
Drive Padum (3600m), Trek Karsha
Drive Mulbekh - Lamayuru - Alchi - Leh (3600m)
Starting the trip from Manali, at the head of the lush green Kullu valley. The road slowly winds up to the Atal Tunnel Rohtang.The landscape changes dramatically, the greenery being replaced by barren hillsides, where the village with its bountiful fields of barley, peas, and potatoes, stand out in stark contrast. On entering Lahoul the Buddhist influence is visible in the many monasteries crossed on the way. The people here have distinct Tibetan features. Today we drive along the Chenab River. On the way, we visit the famous Trilok Nath temple and Mrikula Devi temple at Udaipur. From Udaipur follow a road, which has recently been constructed, through the narrow gorge making the entrance to Miyar valley. Cross the wooden bridge before Chamrat and continue on the true left bank of the valley. The village of Chamrat is with Mani walls and prayer flags is the first village in the Miyar valley. Now road leads through flowered meadows and peas and millet fields to the village of Karpat. Urgos is at the confluence with the valley leading to the Mt. Menthosa (6,443m), overnight home stay.
Leaving Urgos, we drive 6 km to Shukto - Khanjar bridge or you can trek on this route, 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 Tharang glacier mingles here with the Miyar nullah. The camp is established here for tonight.
Leaving Tharang base camp, crossing of ford and through boulders and to vast alpine meadows of Gumba. During summer all these areas carpeted with flowers. After hiking to two hours you reach Gumba nallah (3,800m) and cross the bridge and ascend gradually. Continue through the alpine pasture to Zardung campsite. Tharang group of 6000+ peaks remain in sight this all day. There is a Takdung glacier stream to be cross next day and afternoon the level of stream goes up. We camp before this stream in order to cross tomorrow when the level of water will be convenient for crossing.
Leaving early Takdung nallah to be cross this morning. After crossing easy trail below the castle peak to Kesar Hunchap. Pimu nallah and Pimu la can be seen across the Miyar nallah. After lunch at Kesar Hunchap, another stream coming from Chodung glacier to be cross. It's not so far the campsite from here. Crystal clear lake short before our wonderful campsite at the foot of Kang La glacier. Those who are interested in to for bouldering, there are numbers of boulders suitable for rock climbers. The entire Miyar valley is favourite grazing area and Shepherds can be seen all across the valley, who know many trails that is not yet marked in maps. Arriving at camp, relax and explore in around.
Today we explore this magnificent granite valley, which attracts so many climbers to Miyar valley. If your time is during August, September than its best time to see Blue poppy at full blossom. June, July is the best time to see wildflowers. We climb steeply up from base camp to the Chodung glacier and near Castle Peak. From where all peaks of Miyar can be seen. Finally, descend to the campsite.
Today gradual descend along the Miyar nallah over vast meadows carpeted with edelweiss and catmint. It is not rare to see Himalayan Griffins and Lammergeyers. There is lovely pasture all along the trek up to the campsite. Last streatch over a vast rocky moraine. Camp near the white stupa, where we camp. A long day today but thrilling. A suitable trail for horse riding, if you wish is wonderful to experience. Khanjar and Shukto are not so far from here for tomorrow.
Taralasuma pass trail goes to the right from between Tharang and Gumba.
Leaving early from camp trek continues along the left bank of Miyar nallah to the village of Khanjar. The last village in the valley. At Khanjar bridge our vehicle will be waiting for us here. We drive to Urgos and continue to Manali.
· All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
· 1 nights of homestay.
· 5 nights camp with all camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table
· Spacious 3-4 season tents, sleeping bags, comfortable foam sleeping pads, trekking poles and safety gears.
· All meals during trek from Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese to continental cuisine.
· Support staff: Qualified & trained local guide, chef and camp boys.
· Muleteer for portage of your baggage's.
· Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.
· Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles.
· Includes GST 5%.
· Domestic flight
· Hotel in Manali. (Booking of hotel on request)
· Travel insurance.
· Soft or soft drinks.
· Entrance fee at monasteries.
· Personal tipping to staff: Guide, cook, camp boys, horseman, driver
· Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule
Prem and his team ensured all logistical support from Manali to our expedition. Top class services, flexibilty. Very nice people, very good quality gear (base camp tents, altitude tents), good cars and...horses..etc...and good food at base camp + permanent smile :) I would recommend Potala for this kind of services without reserve... Prem and team thx again, hope to have soon opportunities to come back for other adventures...warm ...
Miyar nallah trek & Pangi valley trip 12 nights 13 days (Manali - Miyar nalla - Udaipur - Tindi - Darwas - Sural Bhatori - Saichu nalla - Tandi - Kyelang)“Everything went according to plan until 3rd June, when we changed itinerary from Urgos overnight to Udaipur. On 5th June we hoped to reach Saichu, but a rock fall on the road forced us to stay at Tindi. After that we ...
"Perfect organization. Everything was on spot on and on time, even by Swiss standards. Extraordinary food ! Great cooks that make even bad weather a pleasure (Michelin 5* award). Thoroughly recommend Potala Adventures to anyone who is keen to have a good time in the mountains." Manali mus pasitiko Prem iš Potala Adventurers. Jis mums suorganizavo vis? logistik? nuo oro uosto iki kaln? ir atgal. Užsak? arklius, vir?jus, nakvynes – viskas ...
"Thanks to the help of Prem and Tenzin. We were able to Ski in the Tharang area in Miyar valley. Everything was well organized and all the people were very realistic. We will choose them again. Thank you. The Skiers from Switzerland."
Activity - Trekking & hiking
Region: Miyar valley - Himachal
Difficulty level - Easy
Max Altitude - 4500 meters
Max sleeping altitude - 4000 meters
Lowest trek altitude - 3250 meters
Trip Length - 9 days Delhi to Delhi
7 days Manali to Manali
6 days trekking
6 nights camping
Best time - Mid June to Oct