Miyar to Pangi valley Trek - 13 Days

A remote trek in Pangi valley but stunning view of Miyar peaks and meeting with Bhatori tribes

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Included
  • Equipment
  • Departure

Trip Introduction
Remote Miyar valley is situated in NW of Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. 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 are a main cash crop in the valley. July and August is 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 visitor to experience this wonderful valley.

Leaving Manali we drive through Atal Tunnel or 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 known Miyar valley. Arriving at Urgos, where we start trek to Khanjar, Thanpattan and finally climb to less known Pimu la or Duggal jot to enter in Hillu Twan and Chask Bhatori village. Exploring these remote locations of Pangi, our trek terminates at Saichu. Finally, we drive back to Manali or Keylong en route to Leh. If you are having a further plan to visit Leh Ladakh.

Trek info
Activity - Trekking & hiking, Region: Miyar & Pangi valley, Himachal, Difficulty level - moderate to strenuous, Max Altitude - 5223 meters, Max sleeping altitude - 4700 meters, Lowest trek altitude - 2900 meters, Trip Length - 13 days Delhi to Delhi, 11 days Manali to Manali, 8 days trekking, 9 nights camping, 2 nights hotel, 1-night homestay, Best time - June end to Oct

Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Manali.
Day 2: Manali - Atal Tunnel - Udaipur (2650m) - Urgos (3300m).
Day 3: Urgos to Tharang (3700m)
Day 4: Tharang to Zardung (3800m)
Day 5: Zardung to Base Kang La / Kesar Unchop (3850m)
Day 6: Acclimatization
Day 7: Trek to Base (4600m)
Day 8: Cross Pimu La / Dagai Jot - Base (5223m)
Day 9: Trek to Zarong Rong (4100m)
Day 10: Trek Tuve Longpo (3660m)
Day 11: Trek to Hillu Tuwan (2970m)
Day 12: Drive to Tandi - Atal Tunnel Rohtang - Manali
Day 13: Manali - Chandigarh - New Delhi.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Manali.

Day 2: Manali - Rohtang La 3978m - Udaipur (2650m) - Urgos (3300m).
Today after breakfast we drive to Rohtang pass 51 kms from Manali. It’s a favourite destination of Indian tourist to discover snow. Rohtang pass connects Lahaul-Spiti with Kullu valley. This pass is a fifth lowest altitude pass on the part of second highest mountain road in the world. We drive through magnificient villages along the Chandra Rive in Lahaul. At Tandi where confluence of Bhaga and Chandra River makes Chenab River, one of the five major Rivers of Pakistan. We enter in Pattan valley, driving along the right bank of Chenab. We pass through terraces barley fields and superb small villages all along the route. Passing Udaipur we enter to Miyar valley. We drive to Urgos, our starting point of trek.

Day 3: Urgos to Tharang (3700m)
Leaving Urgos, we drive up the valley, 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 Shinku La is forded to reach at a camping site. A side stream mingles here with the Myar nullah. The camp is established here.

Day 4: Tharang to Zardung (3800m)
Now gradual ascent over rich grazing pasture, yak herder from Zanskar can be seen nearby Taralasuma pass.

Day 5: Zardung to Base Kang La / Kesar Unchop (3850m)
From camp 2 hrs treks to the shepherds camp locally known as Khai got 4100m. Further to an open meadows just below Castle peak than crossing some side streams., with a comfortable base before heading to Zanskar at snout of glacier.

Day 6: Acclimatization

Day 7: Trek to Base (4600m)
The meadows Landscape is slowly changed into the rocky outcrop as we approach the pass. Today we camp amongst the patches of land in between the rocks.

Day 8: Cross Pimu La / Dagai Jot (5223m) - Base (4400m)
We climb up to the top of the pass, terrain comprises of the moraine and bit of ice (Glacier). Further descend though the moraine slowly the moraine fades away and we reach into a lovely meadow, camp at Meadow.

Day 9: Trek to Zarong Rong (4100m)
Continue along the nallah to Zarong Rong campsite.

Day 10: Trek Tuve Longpo (3660m)
Today we follow the Sapphire nallah to reach Tuve longpo. Longpo means a small stream.

Day 11: Trek to Hillu Tuwan (2970m)
Today’s walk is all Along the stream to the beautiful villages of Hilu and Twan, these villages are inhabited by bhots, unlike most of the sharp features people in the valley , this community has mango lion features and are Buddhists. There is also a Buddhist Monastery in the Village.

Day 12: Drive to Tandi - Atal Tunnel Rohtang - Manali
We leave early from Hillu Tuvan to Udaipur first and continue to Tandi along the Chenab River and road goes along the Chandra River to Atal Tunnel Rohtang near Sissu and to Manali.

Day 13: Manali - Chandigarh - New Delhi.

What is included in the cost
-  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
-  2 nights of hotel accommodation in Manali on CP plan. and one night of homestay at Urgos.

-  9 nights camp with all camping facilities.  3 men spacious 4 season tents for 2,  sleeping bags, foam mattresses, dining tent, trekking poles & safety gears.

-  All meal during trek - starts with bed tea to breakfast, lunch, 3-course dinner, tea /coffee, snacks. from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese to continental cuisine.

-  Support staff: Qualified trekking guide, cook & camp crew.

-  Trekking mules/horses or porters for porterage of your luggage and trekking gear.

-  Camping fee,  trekking permits.

-  Goods and services tax.

-  First aid medical kit.

What is not included in the cost
×     Domestic flight. (Delhi airport transfer on request)
×     Delhi Manali transfer.

×     Rest of hotel in Manali.

×     Travel insurance.

×     Soft or hard drinks.

×     Entrance fee at monasteries

×     Personal tipping to staff: Guide, cook, camp crew, horsemen, porters, 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.


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