Saturday, January 12, 2013

Western Himalayas Trek Apr 2013

Mars Adventures is organizing its first Western Himalayas Trek during April 2013.

It is the Deo Tibba Circular Trek, which is on Meadows and Alpine Areas around Manali.

deo-tibba-trek

Trek Duration: 3 Nights & 4 Days
Total Trip Duration from New Delhi: 6 Nights & 7 Days
Trek Dates: 14th Apr to 20th Apr 2013
Trek Grade: Moderate

Manali is the launching point of this trek. One goes through lush green forests of Pine, Fir, Oak and Cedar crossing meadows laden with wild flowers often crossing brilliant streams. This trek also provides the opportunity to catch glimpses of magnificent old Himalayan villages, its people and their way of life. Trek provides dazzling landscapes and one can have splendid panoramic view of many snow capped high mountains, such as Indrasan (6220 Mts.), Inderkilla (6000 Mts.), Deo-Tibba (6001Mts.). Towards Hamta pass (a mountain pass dividing the boundaries of Kullu and Spiti, one can get commanding view as these ranges of mountains stretch in the front. Trek provides an ample opportunity to explore the glacier and moraine in this part of the Himalaya.

The Hampta Pass (4270m), is on the true right side of the valley. However, there is an excellent vantage point for viewing the Lahaul Range, which can be reached by diverting from the main trail through the moraine towards the center of the valley. From here, the peaks of Deo Tibba (6001m) and Indrasan (622 1 m) can also be appreciated. The history of climbing these peaks dates back to 1912 when CG Bruce led a British team on the first ascent of Hanuman Tibba. The next ascent, however, was not until 1966. In between, the first ascent Of Deo Tibba was made in 1952 after many attempts, while Indrasan was first climbed in 1962.

chikka


Day 1 - Evening:- Start of Trip. Leave Delhi in the evening to reach Manali next day morning by A/C Volvo Bus.

Day 2:- Reach Manali by morning and spend the day in Manali. Paragliding(Optional) at Solang Valley. Night Halt at Deluxe Hotel.

Day 3 (Trek Day):- Manali Drive to Jagatsukh (40minutes drive) Trek to Tilgan Thach (2650 Mts.) (04 hrs) (Villages, Himalayan deciduous Alpine Forest) (Steep climb). The start of the trek involves a steep ascent as you trek through apple orchards and forest of blue pine, cedar, oak, fir and chestnut. At Tilgan one can have tremendous view of the Manali valley, town and surrounding.

Day 4(Trek Day):- Tilgan to Jogi dug (3150 Mts.) (05 Hrs.) Via Sara Bogi (3150). (H D Forest, rocky terrain, Alpine meadows) (Gragual climb and descent). We trek along the tree line, and later cross a stream. We further climb up towards Jogi Dug. Jogi Dug occupies a very famous place in the Hindu mythology, especially for the local habitants of the Valley. Said to be a very holy place of Thakshag nag (serpent god) and all eighteen Nag Gods, are believed to be residing here. It is also said that during a draught, the villagers of Manali go up to Jogi Dug to pray for the rain and it works. Jogidug is a holy place where all eighteen Nag Gods meditated in the olden time.

Day 5(Trek Day):- Jogi Dug to Chikka(3800 Mts.) (05 Hrs.) (High Alpine meadows, Tarn, little Vegetation Rhododendron, Himalayan Silver Birch, Juniper bushes).
Trek gets downhill in the beginning and after that we will reach down to the vally of hamta. Near the river of Hamta will be our camp site.

hamta_river



Day 6(Trek Day):- Chikka Trek to Manali via Chaddiyari (4 Hrs.). We walk downhill all the way through forests and meadows to Manali. We Trek through the Alpine forests. The Trek ends here.

Day 6 Evening:- Paragliding(Optional) at Solang Valley and leave Manali for Delhi by Night Bus.

Day 7:- Reach Delhi by morning. End of Trip.

paragliding


ITINERARY

For Participants starting from Bangalore: (By Train to New Delhi)

Day 1: 12th Apr 2013 - Start of Trip - Evening - Board the Train to New Delhi
Day 2: 13th Apr 2013 - On Train
Day 3: 14th Apr 2013 - Morning - Reach Delhi - Evening - Board bus for Manali
Day 4: 15th Apr 2013 - Morning - Reach Manali - Afternoon - Paragliding(Optional) - Night Halt at Hotel
Day 5: 16th Apr 2013(Trek Day 1) - Morning - Start of Trek
Day 6: 17th Apr 2013(Trek Day 2) - Trek
Day 7: 18th Apr 2013(Trek Day 3) - Trek
Day 8: 19th Apr 2013(Trek Day 4) - Afternoon - End of Trek - Evening - Paragliding(Optional) - Board bus for Delhi
Day 9: 20th Apr 2013 - Morning - Reach New Delhi - Evening - Board train to Bangalore
Day 10: 21st Apr 2013 - On Train
Day 11: 22nd Apr 2013 - End of Trip - Morning - Reach Bangalore


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For Participants starting from New Delhi: (Reach New Delhi by your own conveyance)

Day 1: 14th Apr 2013 - Start of Trip - Evening - Board bus for Manali
Day 2: 15th Apr 2013 - Morning - Reach Manali - Afternoon - Paragliding(Optional) - Night Halt at Hotel
Day 3: 16th Apr 2013(Trek Day 1) - Morning - Start of Trek
Day 4: 17th Apr 2013(Trek Day 2) - Trek
Day 5: 18th Apr 2013(Trek Day 3) - Trek
Day 6: 19th Apr 2013(Trek Day 4) - Afternoon - End of Trek - Evening - Paragliding(Optional) - Board bus for New Delhi
Day 7: 20th Apr 2013 - End of Trip - Morning - Reach New Delhi

Contact Kamesh +91-9886664666 for more details.
Or email marsadventures2003@yahoo.co.in
Last Date for registration: 12th Mar 2013



3 comments:

Ch said...

Hi.. Wats the average cost per person??

Anonymous said...

Wats the avg cost per person?

dimpy roy said...

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