Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek - 5 Days

Trek to Deo Tibba Base Camp & Chota Chandertal

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TRIP OVERVIEW
The elegant 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 the base camp located near a glaciated lake called Chota Chandertal which is close to the glacier that falls on the southeast face of Deo Tibba. The North-East Ridge is clearly visible from crossing the Hamta pass. Deo Tibba (6001m) and Indrasan (6200m) peaks dominate the entire region. Today the Deo Tibba slopes are known worldwide for their 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. At First climbing through the 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 the 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 Chota Chandertal situated at 4480m and the domains of Deo Tibba itself makes this trip one of the best trekking experiences in the Manali region.

Region: Manali - Himachal Pradesh, Difficulty Level - Moderate, Max Altitude - 4460 m, Trip Length - 7  days Delhi to Delhi, 5 days Manali to Manali, 4 days of Trek, and 4 nights of Camp, Activity - Trekking / Hiking / Walking holiday, Best time - May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct. Meals - All meals during the trek

ITINERARY
Day 1
- Manali (1950m): Drive to Jagatsukh (2150m) - Duhangan nallah (2600m) 1 hr. Trek to Chikka ( 3215m) 3 hrs, camp.
Day 2 - Trek to Dhu Dhu pathar  (3595m) - Seri (3935m) 5-6 hrs, camp.
Day 3 - Trek to Tenta ( 4350m) - Chadertal (4480m). camp.
Day 4 - Trek to Dhu Dhu Pathar (3595m). 6 hrs, camp.
Day 5 - Trek to Chikka - Duhangan, 5-6 hrs, drive to Jagatsukh - Manali 1 hr.

COST INCLUDES
-  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.
-  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.
-  Porters or mules for porterage of trekking gear and your baggage.
-  Camping fee, trekking permits, and park fee.
-  Goods and services tax.
-  First aid medical kit.

COST EXCLUDES
×     Domestic flight.  Delhi - Kullu, Kullu - Delhi.
×     Hotel in Manali. 
×     Delhi - Manali or Chandigarh airport/railway station - Manali transfer. (Booking of the 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, roadblock which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.

ITINERARY
Day 1 - Manali: Drive to Jagatsukh, trek to Chikka (3215m), 3-4 hrs.

Today leaving Manali behind we drive through the left bank of Beas River up to Jagatsukh. Which was once the 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 rock formations. With its spectacular sights all around. Overnight camp.

Day 2  Trek to Seri (3935m), 5-6 hrs.
Today after breakfast leaving Chikka behind we gradually climb along the Duhangan nallah through the birch forest. We pass Shepherd 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. Overnight camp.

Day 3  Trek to Tainta (4150m), 5-6 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 Tainta. The trail passes through numerous rock boulders and crossing of the stream again awaits just before the campsite. Wonderful campsite at Tainta presenting spectacular scenery i.e. hanging glaciers and high peaks with most awaited Deo Tibba to its left. Overnight camp.

Day 4  Trek to Chota Chandertal (4480m) – back to Tainta, 6-7 hrs.
Today leaving Tainta we hike to visit Chota Chandertal or the base camp of Deo Tibba. At first, the trail is through moraine, Deo Tibba and its hanging glacier remain insight throughout the day. After arriving at Chota Chandertal we continue to climb straight uphill to another Chota Chandetal situated above within rocky mountain. Arriving at the lake a spectacular scenery all around. We are at the maximum altitude of our trek. We retrace our foot back to camp.  

Day 5  Trek to Chikka - Duhangan project, 6hrs. Drive to Jagatsukh- Manali.
Today after breakfast an early departure from camp, we descend all the way down to at first Seri, Dhu Dhu pathar, and then up to Chikka. Continue to the road head. We drive back to Manali

WHAT HAPPY CUSTOMER HAVE TO SAY
“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

Detailed Trek Itinerary

Day 1 - Manali: Drive to Jagatsukh, trek to Chikka (3215m), 3-4 hrs.
Today leaving Manali behind we drive through 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 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. Overnight camp.

Day 2  Trek to Seri (3935m), 5-6 hrs.
Today after breakfast leaving Chikka behind we gradually climb along the Duhangan nallah through birch forest. We pass shepherds 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. Overnight camp.

Day 3  Trek to Tainta (4150m), 5-6 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 Tainta. 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. Overnight camp.

Day 4  Trek to Chota Chandertal (4480m) – back to Tainta, 6-7 hrs.
Today leaving Tainta 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. After arriving at Chota Chandertal we continue to climb straight uphill to another 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 5  Trek to Chikka - Duhangan project, 6hrs. Drive to Jagatsukh- Manali.
Today after breakfast an early departure from camp, we descend all the way down to at first Seri, Dhu Dhu pathar and then up to Chikka. Continue to the road head. We drive back to Manali

Included in the Cost

  • All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
  • 3 - 4 season tent, sleeping bag, comfortable foam sleeping pad, trekking poles
  • All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chair and table
  • All meals during trek from Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese and continental cuisine.
  • Support staff: Qualified & trained local guide, chef and camp boys.
  • Muleteer or porter  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%.

Not included in the Cost

  • Hotel accommodation in Manali
  • Day 1st breakfast and last day dinner.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft or hard drinks.
  • Tips for Guide(s), cook(s), camp boy(s), muleteer(s), porter(s) and driver.
  • Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra and 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.

"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

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