Miyar valley is situated in Northwest of Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. The Miyar valley is stretching over 75 km from Udaipur to the great Kang la. Miyar Nala as it is often known, with the Miyar River running down from the snout of Kang la glacier into Chenab River for almost 50 km. This glacier stretches a further 24 km up to the high Kang La jot (5,468 m). The North of Kang La lies Zanskar of Ladakh union territorry. Miyar valley is also 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 peas, Barley, and other vegetables.
July and August are prime times to visit this magnificent valley, blooming with high-altitude flowers, medicinal plants, herbs, and the rare blue poppy are 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 from the outside world. The best time to do the Miyar valley trek is from Mid-May to Mid-July and September. Miyar valley is a paradise of Gaddi Shepherds, their flocks of sheep and goats graze in the high-altitude meadows until late summer. Known to the outside world as Yosemite of India or the Himalayas, many professional rock climbers have made ascents of unclimbed peaks, still, some peaks have not been climbed yet. We at Potala Adventure have successfully made logistic support for professional rock climbers in the past, the first ascent of Lotus tower SE face was climbed by Cyrill B, Elias G, Arunas K, and Gediminas S all logistics to them given by Potala Adventurers.
Leaving Manali we drive to Udaipur, which is famous for wood carved Margul Devi temple, continue to drive we enter the Miyar valley. Arriving at Urgos where there is a small gompa and further at Shukto, where we start our trek to Khanjar, Thanpattan, Zardung, and finally to Kesar Yon Chhap which means seven sacred waters at the snout of the Miyar glacier at the bottom of Castle peak, which dominates the Palphu area. A day to explore the Chhudong valley. Takdung glacier faces Southwest and the Pimu la glacier sits on the opposite side of the Miyar River. The climbing peaks in the area are Neverseen tower (5,990 m) nearly 6,000 m located above Tawa glacier, Ogre I, II, & III, Lotus, Iris, Mr. Maudit, Om Shanti, Shabnam, Garuda peak, Premsingh peak, Toro peak, Ashoka’s pillar, Mt. Mahindra peak (6080 m). Apart from these peaks, the well-known peaks in Miyar valley are Mt. Menthosa (6,443 m), Tharang I, II & III, and Phabrang (6,172 m).
Miyar Nala trek & Pangi valley trip 12 nights 13 days (Manali – Miyar Nala – Udaipur – Tindi – Darwas – Sural Bhatori – Saichu Nala – 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 rockfall on the road forced us to stay at Tindi. After that we had little time for Sural or Saichu Nala, 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 run out. We had lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Tashi was very helpful and efficient in other camp tasks.
Overall: A wonderful experience. 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
“Perfect organization. Everything was 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 vyko labai sklandžiai ir už tikrai prieinam? kain? – REKOMENDUOJU!
Manali, we were greeted by Prem Potala Adventurers. He has arranged all the logistics from the airport to the mountain and back. Commissioned by the horses, cooks nights – everything was very smooth and the really affordable price – we recommend!
Gedas, Aras, Cyrill & Elias – Zurich, SWITZERLAND – 13 Aug to 13 Sept 2014
“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.”
Mr.Jonas, Lukas, Robi & Sandro, Switzerland – 6 to 27 May 2017
- Valley of Flowers
- Snow-clad peaks
- High Alpine meadows carpeted with wildflowers
- Meeting with Himalayan Gaddi Shepherds
- Scenic Mountain Trail
- Peaceful Campsites