Manali Peak Expedition
Duration - 12 Days
Location - Manali
Grade – Challenging
Beat Time: End June - September
Explore the beauty of Manali on Manali Peak Expedition. A challenging trek/climb, Manali Peak expedition begins from Dhundi. On this trek, enjoy the adventure of cutting and running through dense Pine, Mapple, Oak and Silver Fir forest; view of highest mountains of Dhauladhar range; climbing on plateau of Beas Kund and summit bid of Shetidhar peak and Manali Peak. In this 10 day expedition, one is rewarded with the splendid view of snow clad mountain ranges and the beauty of unexploited nature. Since, it is a challenging climb, expect rope climbing and usage of other mountaineering equipments.
Day 01: Delhi – Manali
Our journey will begin in the evening. We shall board AC Volvo Coach from Delhi to Manali. Overnight journey.
Day 02: Manali
We shall reach Manali in the morning and then will transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will be met by our climbing expert, who will assist you about this expedition. We shall take a half day tour in the city today. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Manali - Bakkar Thach
Today, we will drive to Dhundi, where we will be able to take a walk through the forest of Pine, Mapple, Walnut, Silver fir and Oak. West of Dhundi the highest mountain of the Dhauladhar (Hanuman Tibba 5950 m), on the east Deo Tibba 6001m, and Indra Asan 6100 m can be seen if the sky is clear. Bakkar Thach is a high altitude shepherd fields. Overnight in tents.
Day 04: Bakkar Thach - Beas Kund (Base Camp)
In the morning we will go for a short climb up to the ridge and then to the plateau of Beas Kund. Camping in Beas Kund depends on good weather. Packed lunch will be served as the day will be dedicated to a full day excursion in Beas Kund plateau. Overnight in tents.
Day 05: Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Beas Kund - (Camp1)
Today, we will trek from Beas Kund to Camp, which takes about 6-7 hours. It is a steep uphill walk and is rewarded by the scenic views. Overnight in tents.
Day 07: Camp1 - Col (Camp2)
We will be climbing to Camp 2 from Camp 1, which is likely to take about 5-6 hours. This climb requires technical skills along with all the climbing gears. It takes 30 minutes walk to reach the Shetidhar peak and about 3-4hrs to reach Manali Peak from Col Camp2. Overnight in tents.
Day 08: Summit Attempt – Manali Peak 5640m/18900 ft
We begin our day with attempting summit. We shall climb the fix rope today. Our hard work will be rewarded by the breathtaking view of Dhauladhar and Pirpanjal range with Indrasan peak (6160mts) and Deotibba Peak (6001mts). After the summit, we will get back to Camp1.Overnight stay in tents.
Day 09: Camp1 - Bakkar Thach
Today, after the breakfast, we shall trek to Bakkar Thach. Overnight stay in the tent.
Day 10: Bakkar Thach –Manali
After breakfast we will head towards the Solang Nala via Dundi. Return to Manali. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 11: Manali
Today we shall devote half day for the local sightseeing at Manali. In the evening, we will drive to Delhi by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey to Delhi.
Day 12: Delhi
Reach Delhi by morning
End of tour and services.