Patalsu Peak Trek - 3 Days

Trekking in Solang valley – Manali

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Included
  • Equipment
  • Review

Trip Introduction

Patalsu peak (4240m) (13,910 ft) is located at the North end of Manali, East of Solang valley, and West of Rohtang La in Himachal Pradesh. The peak is easy to approach from Solang throughout the year. During summer by hike and during winter by ski touring. The slopes of Patalsu remain snow-covered during the month of April, May, and June. Mid-July to Mid Sept is not recommendable during monsoon. Mid Sept to Oct end is another good time to reach the top of this peak. January, February, and March are good for Ski touring. Our this trip in 3 days 2 nights, making it a comfortable hike in Solang valley. The trek starts from Solang and passing through Apple orchards and deodar forest to higher up at Shaga dugh base camp. The spectacular and panoramic view of Solang valley and Beas River valley to the south can be seen from the slopes of Patalsu. To the North towering 6000m peaks of Makar Beh & Shikar Beh and to the SE you will have a view of Indrasan and Deo Tibba. An excellent short trek in Solang valley close to white mountains.

Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Manali to Solang (2500m) drive, Trek to Shagadug (3100m), 5 Hrs
Day 2: Ascend to Patalsu peak (4240m) and back to base camp, 6-7 Hrs.
Day 3: Descend to Solang, drive to Manali.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Manali to Solang (2500m) drive, Trek to Shagadug (3100m), 5 Hrs
After an early breakfast, you will drive to Solang. The starting point of our trek. Leaving Solang, a short trek to a bridge at the Beas River. Soon after crossing the bridge start ascending to Solang village. Continue to Shagadugh through at first alpine meadows and then through a forest of Oak and pine. Across the River the view of Solang slopes. Arrive at Shagadugh alpine meadows campsite for overnight stay.

Day 2: Ascend to Patalsu peak (4240m) and back to base camp, 6-7 Hrs.
An early breakfast today to a long ascent to Patalsu peak. A short ascent first through Conifers and Oak forest. Crossing the tree line you will find yourselves in vast meadows. Continue to ascend to Patalsu peak by having a stunning view of Beas River valley and white mountain peaks. During April, May, and June the Patalsu peak remains cover with snow. Making the trail through the snow with snow climbing gear. Arrive at the top of the peak and after a break or post-lunch start descending to Shagadugh campsite.

Day 3: Descend to Solang, drive to Manali.
Leaving early from Shagadugh means you will have some time at Solang valley to do some activities like Paragliding, horse riding, or ATV riding. Finally late afternoon drive to Manali.

What is included in the Price
-  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
-  Pickup from hotel and drop at hotel in Manali.
-  All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs, and table. Rope, ice axe, gaiters during April, May & June month.
-  Accommodation in 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.
-  Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) Tea, snacks during the trek.
-  Qualified & trained well English speaking trekking guide and experienced crew.
-   mules for porterage of trekking gear and your baggage.
-  Camping fee, trekking permits, and park fees.
-  Goods and services tax.
-  First aid medical kit.

What does not included in the Price
×     Domestic flight.  
×     Hotel in Manali.
×     Travel insurance.
×     Soft or hard drinks.
×     Personal tip to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver.
×     Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, roadblock which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.

Trekking Gear

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

3-4 Person roomy 4 season tents for 2 - 3 people and individual as well, dining tent, toilet tent and other camping accessories.
Sleeping bags and comfortable foam mattresses.
Kitchen tent, Stoves, fuel, cookware etc.
Bed tea, nutritious breakfast, three course meal (dinner), packed lunch, post trek snacks, tea and coffee.
Trekking poles and Duffel bags for your luggage's.
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 30 - 40 liters 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 sandals for river crossing.
Socks both Woolen and cotton as desire.

Clothing :-
Gore tex jacket or similar.
Down jacket/vest is good for cool evenings.
Wind/Rain jacket: (i.e. 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).
Thermal innerwear winter thermal innerwear.
T-shirts for day time.
One mid weight/heavyweight fleece (long sleeve) jacket or warm pullover.
Short pants, underwear.
Sun Hat: cowboy style or baseball style to protect skin from direct sunlight.
Woolen 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 toiletries kit, small towel.
Reading and writing materials.
Digital Camera or digital video recorder / solar charger.
Water purification tablets.
Nylon or water proof plastic bags to storage clothes and stuff.
One pocket knife light.

Others :- 
Gaiter / personal  climbing gear. (Can rent at Manali or Leh or Uttarkashi).
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 repellent cream.
Small Binocular.
First aid kit: We carry basic first aid kit with diamox, aspirin, paracetamol, antibiotics for diarrhea, antiseptic, bandage and band aids, Please you bring your personal first aid kit with medicine you think to need necessity for you.
Vitamin tablets or similar. 
Extra passport photos.

Price on Request

Ask for a group discount.

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