Takeover Point: Manali / Delhi
Duration: 20-23 days
Season: May to October
Maximum Elevation: 17800 ft
Grade : Strenuous
Standard Trekking Plan
Day 1: Takeover from AIRPORT – Most international flights lands in night – we provide takeover from airport and shift to hotel. Take rest. If you are coming from DOMESTIC FLIGHT- you can reach CHANDIGARH same day.
Day 2: Reaching CHANDIGARH – In moderate traffic of DELHI- it can take 5-6 hrs in reaching CHANDIGARH. Chandigarh is modern and planned city of INDIA. Do have a visit in evening at internationaly famous ROCK GARDEN,ROSE GARDEN and SUKHNA LAKE.
Day 3: Reaching MANALI- We start travel after breakfast and very soon we find ourselves in VALLE OF GODS- this is famous KULLU VALLEY.
Day 4: Rest Day – We suggest you to take local walking in mountain as this willhelp you in getting acclimitized to mountain air.
Day 5: Keylong-Baralacha, 74 kms
Visit Suraj Taal and Camp on the Pass.
Day 6: Pass-Kinlung, 12 kms Trek
Trek downstream Yunam fiver. There is one Sarai for shelter at this camping ground.
Day 7: Kinlung-Serchue, 13 kms Trek
Trek along the right bank of the Yunam river on Manali-Leh highway. One may bathe in the hot water springs right on the bank of this river.
Day 8: Tser-Foot of pass, 8 kms Trek This is arduous climb. Very good view of Lingti plains is had from there. Interesting rock formations may be attributed to massive erosion.
Day 9: Serchue-Lungun, 12 kms Trek
Trek along Tsarap nullah. The track is very steep & bouldery.
Day 10: Lungun-Tser, 12 kms Trek
From Lungun follow right bank of the nullah. One may have to ford the nullah about five times before reaching the flat camping site on the right bank at Thachhung Ri or Tser. The nullah is surrounded by Siberian willow forest. Ibex, Bharal, marco polo sheep, marmots and wild ass may be seen around the Camp.
Day 11: Foot of pass-Foot of Glacier, 12 kms Trek
Cross over this high pass, alti 17800 feet. Tread on the glacier and camp just below it on the left bank of the Prang Chu.
Day 12: Glacier camp-Kyatonullah, 11 kms Trek
Descent is difficult. Camping just on the right bank of the Kyato nullah on a fiat patch surrounded by Caragana Shrub.
Day 13: Nullah-La Darcha, 12 kms Trek
Following right bank of Kyato nullah till its junction with the Spiti river. From there take the track to reach La Darcha famous for its fair in the month of July. La Darcha ground was the centre of barter trade between Tibetans and Spitans.
Day 14: La Darcha-Kibber, 12 kms Trek
The climb is steep to this highest village in the world connected with road transport. Visit monastery at Kibbar.
Day 15: Kibber-Kaza, 8 kms Trek
On way visit the famous Kye monastery. For onward journey from Kaza see also Keylong to Kaza via Kunzom Pass.
Day 16: Kaza-Shichling, 12 kms. Trek
Lots of poplars, willow and hippophae trees can be seen along the river. Snow cocks and blue sheep are found in abundance. Halt at Shichling. Visit the famous Dankhar fort and monastery. In the past Dankhar used to be the capital of Spiti. Dankhar is situated on a high precipice that projects into the Spiti valley.
Day 17: Shichling-Poh, 15 kms Trek
Unlike other places in Spiti this village looks green.
Day 18: Poh-Tabo, 12 kms Trek
Trek is easy along the Tabo nullah. Tabo has come to be known as the Ajantas of Himachal Pradesh. The gompa, built in 996 AD is situated just above Tabo village. Exquisite murals and wall paintings can be seen in the six-chambers here. The place is being prepared for stay of Dalai Lama after his retirement.
Day 19: Back to RECONG PEO in KINNAUR
Day 20: Back travel to SHIMLA
Day 21: BACK TRAVEL TO DELHI