Total Duration – 12 Nights / 13 Days
Style Of Trip – Climbing
Maximum Altitude – 6001 m.
Grade – Moderate
Best Season – June to October
Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite
Food – On trek – All meals included
“When was the last time you breathed pure air, air so pure that you could feel it through your lungs?
Have you ever held snow in your bare hands, snow so cold it will put your chilled drink to shame?
Did you ever walk across mighty glaciers, through a land so pristine white that you have to close your eyes to take in the brightness?
If you wish to have an experience of a lifetime, to see the misty mountains, feel the lush green earth, drink the sparkling water of River Beas and be miles away from the ruckus of the city and its technology, and then you have to climb with us to Mt. Deo Tibba Peak expedition.
Deo Tibba is a beautiful 6001 m. high peak situated in the Pir Panjal range of mountains in the Manali valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at Duhangan Nalla and Malana glacier consisting of an extensive ice cap, giving it a dome like shape. The actual climb being a snow hump accessible once the edge of the ice plateau is accomplished. It also has the beauty of being just over the 6000 m. high mark altitude which will be a great achievement for any passionate climber. Deo Tibba is a popular peak here and the trek trails through the majestic foothills of the spectacular Himalayas. It is said that all the Gods of Hindu Mythology used to sit on this dome having caucuses, which one could speculate at pinnacle of the Peak that if it is true or just a random Mythological story. Dome shaped peak being a 2nd highest in the Pir Panjal Range offers a 360*view of snow capped peaks seen vaguely all around the summit.
It will be fun moving across the rocky pathways headed for Chikkha accompanied with a meandering stream keeping fresh and lively the atmosphere. Chikkha has beautiful green pastures below the azure skies following our way to our next stop towards Seri where it will be blooming with wild flowers and it will be a pleasure to walk through. The trail ascends through Birch, Pine, Fir and Cedar trees. The Tenta Waterfall, Chandertal and Jagatsukh are places of immaculate beauty and one has to be there to breathe in the overwhelming experience. Our base for the upcoming days will be at Chota Chandratal above Tenta. From the base we will ferry the load to further camps and acclimatize. We will climb through the scree of precipitous Duhangan Col. followed on the massive ice field then again a sheer incline on ice walls. The climbing will test all your strength and endurance until we attain the top. At our final stop on the Deo Tibba summit, one will encounter all of its sublime glory held expansively. Attaining the top will offer spectacular vistas of distant mountain ranges and mighty peaks, giving one a feel of incredible achievement. Finally recede back prudently to summit camp then the base and so on till the road head. Once again we are back into the abundant natural vales of Kullu Manali after days of living in isolation. After hours of trek and drive it is time to go back to our belongingness and to say good bye to each other.
This 12 nights and 13 days itinerary encompasses a comprehensive trek to Mount Deo Tibba. This long itinerary offers you enough time for acclimatization. This amazing tour is the home of a serene and splendid panorama that simply spellbinds the travelers to explore the ancient culture of Himachal.
Day 1: Arrival at Manali (2050m.)
Reach Manali, here you will be greeted by our representatives and will be taken to further accommodations/programs. Paper work and other preparation will be completed on this day. After all the work one can visit the Manali.
Day 2: Manali to Duhangan (via taxi) - Chhika (3000m.)(2 hours trek)
Drive from Manali to Duhangan via serpentine roads leading into the interiors of Hampta. Once reached at the road end pack up your sacks and buckle up for the adventure waiting ahead. Our trek will commence initially with moderate climbs along the stream leading through dense forests. We will trek steadily without any rush, enjoying the trail amidst pure wild nature. Soon the forests will start thinning and the paddock of Chhika starts to appear. Chhika is a holy place associated to the Nag Devta’s abode. Here one can see a boulder engraved with naturally carved figure of Nag Devta (Snake Deity) as realistic made by the time. This natural figure of the Snake Deity lies near to the temple premises. The figure looks as real as it is climbing towards the mountains. There are huts for devotees to stay a night. We will fix our camps and explore the area after having tea and snacks. Night halt will be in tents.
Day 3: Chhika to Seri (3600m.)(6 hour trek)
Today the day will start with a hot cup of tea followed by the sumptuous breakfast. At first the trail will go moderately through the thick forests along the stream. The low land vegetation will change to highland foliage with birch trees en route. This change is followed by alpine shrubs and plant life originated at highland meadows. En route we will pass the Pandu Ropa, the legendary place of paddy field grown by the Pandavas. It is a beautiful location to spend some time. Moving ahead we walk across the boulders and highland shrubs as passing the Duddu Pathar. The shrubs and stones will accompany us till the open and broad meadows of Seri are visible. The trail comes with a bit sheer climbs but overall distance is covered leisurely. Once reached at Seri one can see the extensiveness of the incredible campsite. The vast flatlands ornamented with colorful foliage and a stream flowing zigzag near to the camp makes it the moment of liveliness. The place is surrounded by the rocky mountain cliffs at both sides with a spectacular waterfall in front crashing down from the Tenta cliffs. In the evening explore the vast flatland and encounter the horses running freely all around the field. At night don’t forget to gaze at the night sky, stars, milkyway and the constellations perceptibly clear. The campsite at Seri has often freezing winds, which makes night very cold, so sleep tight.
Day 4: Seri to Tenta Base camp (3900m.)(5/6 hours.)
In the morning watch the sunrise shining on the one side of mountains and the other with darker side creating beautiful contrast to capture the moment. Have tea, breakfast and then start trekking on the enormous flatlands of Seri. As this flatland reaches to its end the steep climb awaits to be negotiated. The shrubs and plants are now scarce as the miniature foliage has won this battle of surviving at the highlands. So there are only grasslands and some wild flora, Himalayan Herbs to be seen. The circuitous trail takes an hour to complete to get over the cliff, further moderate treading yet it brings the gushing stream to cross. The stream water is freezing with gushing torrent to overcome. We will cross it and walk on the other extensive flatland. The gradual climb will not change and will be a leisure walk till the campsite at Tenta. Tenta is a shepherd’s encampment mostly surrounded by their livestock. Tenta is also a beautiful place from where one can see the valley and the prior route all the way back. From Tenta one can see the mighty Mt. Deo Tibba positioning eminently high above us. Spend a night in camps after having healthy dinner.
Day 5: Rest day and preparations
Today we will rest full day and acclimatize to the atmosphere. One can get familiar with the techniques, equipments requisite for upcoming climbing. Explore around don’t stay inside the tent and try to hike in the daytime.
Day 6: Load ferry to Advance base camp (4500m.)
Wake up early as we will ferry some of our load to the Advance base camp. It will be an acclimatization walk with heavy backpacks consisting of our climbing gears, Ration etc. Ferrying load to the next campsite will help climbers to get familiar with the hardships waiting. We will dump our stuff at Advance Base camp and return back to the Base camp. Halt a night and relax for the upcoming day.
Day 7: Occupy Duhangan Col. (camp I, 5200m.)
The climb above ABC through Duhangan col. is the most strenuous part of the climb. The Duhangan col. is mixed of ice and scree which is an obstacle for even those with prior climbing experience above 6000m. The col comes with sheer climb until one reaches at the top. The loose stones rocks make it so difficult to climb as the gradient keeps angling vertically. For this stretch of testing the limits one needs to be determined preparedly. The climbers have to be alert each step they make, because stepping up would trigger some loose rock fall and injure someone climbing behind. So being alert and active is requisite on this part of climb. It takes about 6-7 hours of climb to complete the Duahangan col. Once climbed the hard section one will see extensive ice field spreading far below the peak. The enormity of the ice field is recognized as we tread over it. We will camp on this massive ice field for the night.
Day 8: Duhangan Col(camp 1) - Occupy Summit camp(5500m./18045ft.)
An early start is necessary to establish summit camp. There are two possible routes to reach summit camp commonly used by the recent climbers. One route follows the southeast piton ridge to a stiff snow ramp leading to another ridge connecting the upper neve slopes. The other route is frequently used by climbers, followed by a mixed snow and ice gully to the southeast of piton ridge. We can opt any route by discussing the climbers or the situation stipulates.
Day 09: Summit day.
The most awaited day of the whole climbing has come today. The summit attempt will start as early as we can prepare for the precipitous climb. The route is mixed of ice and snow, climbed gradually till the top. It is an arduous attempt and all your efforts needed to be adequate to conquer the peak. All your training and strength would mean a lot at such height that everyone dreams to achieve. Our summit should be attained at the time so that we can have some moments of glory spend at the top by capturing photographs and hoisting Indian flag. One would see massive peaks and mountain ranges spreading distantly on horizon. Standing at the top above clouds would give a feeling triumphing over the fierce peak, a never ending excitement. Re trace back the steps carefully towards summit camp. At arrival have a hot cup of tea and gossip over glorifying moments of joy. After dinner take rest and sleep sound as we have to return back lower.
Day 10: Reserve day for Summit and back to camp 1.
The day is reserved for any weather changes or delaying of climb due to ailments or any other reasons.
Day 11: Camp 1 to Base camp
Descend back carefully through the dangerous Duhangan col. reach at the base camp. One will be cherished by the adorned landscape missed for some days. Spend the evening with hot cup of soup at your own leisure while gazing the peak. Halt a night in the tents.
Day 12: Base camp to Chhika
Today we will meet into the wild flora and fauna, this landscape full with greenery will energize one with excitement once again. We trace back the route and approach at Chhika by the afternoon.
Day 13: Chhika to Manali.
The final day has arrived when one will have the chance to get back to the civilization. We will trek for 2 hours from Chhika to Duhangan Project site, where our vehicle would be waiting for us. We will hop in and drive back to Manali. At Manali one is free to leave to their preferred destinations.
The itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This Climbing Expedition can be modified according to your time and requirements. This trek can be modified as per Schedule as well. Enquire or E-mail us for latest updated info and price for Expedition. firstname.lastname@example.org
Distance by road:-
Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 to 14 hours(approx 540 KMS). Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in Tip : Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 8 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Volvo buses charge between Rs.1,200 to 1,800 per sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Manali to Delhi: Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 8 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delay.
How to reach Naggar:
From Manali, Naggar is 18 km. far and there are multiple buses running in every 15 minutes or one can get off at Patlikuhal which is 5 km. far from Naggar on the right bank highway. Patlikuhal lies in between of Kullu Manali. You can club a taxi or travel by a local transport from Manali or Patlikuhal to approach Naggar.
Nearest Railway Station:-
Nearest Railway station is Ambala (350 kms) and Chandigarh (310 kms). Tip: Regular Volvo and Buses are available from Chandigarh to Manali in the evening. Volvo buses charge between Rs.800 to Rs.1,200 per sector from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa.
Nearest Airport :-
Nearest Airport is Bhuntar. which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs.1500 to Rs.2,500. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.
Highly advanced, Professional & certified mountaineering (Instructor/guide) from Himalayan Adventure Trips.
Skilled local Guide who has ample knowledge of the route.
Vegetarian meals on the Climbing. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
HAF/LAF/Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/and Central climbing Equipment)
Equipments – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mattress/ Sleeping bag Inner
During Trek & Expedition we will provide you Dome/Alpine/High Altitude tents on twin sharing basis. Camping mattresses, kitchen tent, dining tent, camping stool etc would be provided.
High Altitude Porters to ferry loads, set up high camps, fix ropes etc
Climbing Guide’s support up to Summit
Butane gas bottle for high altitude cooking
Meals: In Hotel only breakfast will served. While on trek all meals will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
High Altitude meal: We will use tin packed food in high altitude.
Basic First aid Kit with portal oxygen.
Forest Permits, wild life fee and camping charges.
State Government Fees.
Personal Porters for carrying Climber’s backpacks
Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.
Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
Group Gears for climbing e.g. rope, pitons, snow bars, crabs etc
Individual Climbing Gears and clothing; special individual mountain diet if any
Inner Line Permit.
Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
Purchases of personal natures (like Alcohol, Soft drink, mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
Food to/from the trailhead.
Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
IMF Permissions, Royalty and Registration.
Liaison Officer Cost (included for foreign expedition only)
Himalayan Adventure Trips is a leading tour and travel company working since 8 years in the Northern Himalayas, providing a comprehensive adventure experience through well performed strategies awareness and precise execution of planning. We at HAT choose a well qualified group of Instructors Guides certified from well recognized mountaineering institutes, Porters who are companionable ready to help anyway, cooks of amazing recipes only found on the highlands and the accommodation so relaxing set up as camps. We are dedicatedly bound to give the best agile performance seen flawlessly than one claiming the untrue indeed.
As we behold the best set of staff ready to take on any situation with sheer knowledge of dealing at high altitudes, certain the rate of success on each climb by taking requisite measures accordingly. We believe in strong leadership which is needed on any of the climbing expedition, though we select the best climbers from various institutes/companies to less the rate of failure and bring out the best in people. Our motto is to achieve every goal set as a brand new voyage consisting of circumstances adversaries, triumphs ultimately resulting to an inclusive time of memoir. We are keen to attain every summit but we also are aware of the conditions held and varied in fraction of time up in desolation, however observing and learning since years we can predict and equip for a least change in the atmosphere or mishaps to help out the situation. The summits attempts are succeeded with high level of safety standards good weather and with a vigorous team ready to succeed. There are always chances of weather turning opposite delaying the summit attempt so we have a buffer day on each summit attempt. We wait for the weather and hit the target whenever the window seemed open, consecutively climb the peak approach the pinnacle then retrieve by taking optimum level of safety measures.
We not only have the instructors and guides well qualified in mountaineering but they are skilled in giving high altitude first aid and are trained to work in contingencies never meant to be occurred. Our Guides and Instructors are aware, active, educated, physically and mentally strong enough to take any measures/decisions required in any appalling conditions. We put all the requisite medications along with Oxygen Cylinders, Portable Oxygen and Oxymeter to check oxygen saturation/pulse rates in a distressed person. Although remember whenever contained Oxygen is given to someone attacked by Acute Mountain Sickness or any other causes, then he/she is retrieved to the lower or to nearest medical centre. Giving oxygen is last resort after that there is no going further or continue the climb, at least we wouldn’t allow someone to risk their precious life competing against the colossal acme in the name of attaining the Summit by any means.
During any of our climbing expedition you will get the most delicious food of all, consisting of regular Indian food with some Chinese, continental, Italian mix of cuisines. We select the best food diet required for a climber to sustain health and physical fitness during the climb, because food and water is the only energy which will keep you away from ails and sicknesses.
We choose the most possible level of accommodation during our expedition providing relaxed atmosphere and a sound sleep necessary to negotiate the huge task. Our tents are multi sharing with porch to put extra stuff and a comfortable space, bringing together the whole bunch of strangers inside a single shelter, with good quality sleeping bags liners and mattresses facilitated during the expedition for a sound sleep.
We use the most preferred equipment certified with international standards to assure the utmost safety and security of an excursionist. Climbing ropes, fix ropes (Poly Propylene rope) essential central gear, technical equipments are required while climbing, besides it we make certain that every member of the team is familiar with the gear by training before attempting the summit. The training starts from the day of reaching the base preparing you with precise knowledge of dealing in high altitude on Icewalls, Ice fields, Snow, Moraines, Rocks and Scree. The training is not just to remind the techniques but to sharpen and perform it flawlessly while the climbing on treacherous route. The process keeps advancing aside the approach of the summit, but remember expeditions are only for those who have adequate knowledge of a climbing a peak or have done prior trekking above 4500mtrs or have done Basic mountaineering course will be eligible to take part in such an amazing course of time.
Hence we work at our utmost potentials to bring out the best in people who want a hope of tranquility as well as true satisfaction to live a natural life which can be observed by such highland excursions. Being at treacherous heights often realizes one with the true inner soul felt minuscule and helpless before Mother Earth. So we want to bring their inner strengths out from the deep below to the pinnacles and to build bridge of faith amongst peoples from varied backgrounds pushing beyond their limits after the same acme. We always boast of the coordination and collaboration of thoughts amongst every mountaineer willing to conquer a peak patiently. Finally we provide whole bunch of precise knowledge and practice not only performed at mountains but also helpful in daily routine lives. Subsequently HAT is packed with all the mountaineering aspect of a lucid adventure trip welcomes you to join in our most enjoyed excursions waiting to be cherished.
Himalayan Adventure Trips is a distinguished adventure company in the Northern Himalayas as well as in Nepal and other parts of the country. We at Himalayan adventure trips work on least risk basis providing on with the ultimate escort during any kind of adventure activity. We are working as a tour and travel company since 5 years and own a good reputation of executing successful adventure programs in amongst leading adventure companies in Northern Himalayas. We hold a team of professionals and passionate mountaineers who are capable of tackling any adverse circumstances at any means. Our Guides and Instructors are skilled, certified from ABHIMAS Manali (Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports) an eminent institute of Adventure, which had given so many ardent climbers and mountaineers to the world.
We at Himalayan Adventure Trips organize treks, tours, expeditions, Cycling, Paragliding, river rafting, Skiing and much more in various regions such as Leh Laddakh, Nepal and in Himachal Pradesh. We believe in working with local inhabitant’s guides and instructors to provide an extra bit of knowledge about the surroundings and the terrain. We ensure that our every program should held with precise safety and security, thus with sheer pleasure each adventure seeker will find it a fair deal to voyage into the Himalayas. We opt the best quality adventure equipments facilitating with delicious food offering a companionable team of good vibes all at one place.
At HAT everyone is invited even if he/ she are beginner or a passionate adventurer there is a lot much to do out in the Nature. The exploration of nature will never stop or start until one assures a strong will determination to conquer the mountains. Here at HAT we make certain that every adventurer should achieve his/ her dream of climbing a peak, completing an arduous trek or cycling over highest mountain passes. We deem once you join in our any of the programs/activities you will be delighted and fulfilled with all our services facilitated in the Himalayas. So you can go to our website www.himalayanadventuretrips.com to get any of the information regarding your preferred program or if you don’t know about trekking/climbing you can contact us and we will recommend you the best option requisite.
Preparation for the Climb
As you know every mountainous excursion demands a precise planning, a planning with adequate pliability of observing and tackling situations, held all as by overcoming mind body and soul throughout the incredible Himalayan journey. Expeditions are tricky sometimes way far from coinciding, so it is necessary that only people with prior trekking experiences above 4500mtrs completed for 4-5 times or should have done Basic Mountaineering course are invited to join in the incredible mountainous tour.
So here are some aspects regarding Expedition preparation:
Physically – An Expedition demands a lot of physical endurance, to prepare for each Expedition you should work out a month before joining a program. Build up the adequate strength in your legs by running and exercising every day to boost up your endurance. Stop smoking and boost your lungs doing breathing exercises at routine basis two times a day, which will help acclimatize the conditions while being resilient on the trek. Take active part in outdoor games, Yoga and any other cardiac exercises. There are times when you have to climb even for 20hrs in single attempt, that’s how you should be prepared pushing yourself beyond limits and it only can be achieved by defined training before and enroute.
Mentally – Mental preparation is key, equally as important as physical training requisite for an Expedition. Before joining any Expedition get pleasure from your daily routines, exercise, eat well, take rest properly and relax. Do not stress your mind by unnecessary predictions preplanned strategies about the Expedition. Be with your best friends to get motivated and relax your mind. Because pre expedition assumptions are not worth to worry, once you join the March and meet with rest of the pack will bring encouragement and excitement. The mental preparedness will build through the entire trip conditions and the physical drawbacks will affect the mind somehow. So pay close attention to various parts of the body and consciously let them loosen up as you climb each campsite. When you climb try to relax your body focus on the training you have done and focus on the trail or some precipitous route to negotiate carefully. Experiment with different ways of walking as a way of finding enjoyment beyond the goal of reaching a destination. The main key to stay mentally fit is to enjoy the route and not to pressurize the mind.
Technically- Gear up yourself with perfect size trekking/climbing shoes and walk with it. Use 60ltr. Backpack in a daily routine with as much weight as you can put inside it, so you will become used to carrying loads for long distances. Buy a Trekking Pole, Water Bottle, Warm socks, Thermals, Fleece, Feather Jackets, Cap, Trousers, Poncho, Flip Flops, electronics such as power bank, camera (DSLR or digital camera) along with you. Get a sling to practice the major knots used later on the climb.
Climbing a peak is always as staggering as its sheer challenges, opting combination of accurate preparedness will fruit you with glorifying summit attain. So prepare yourselves honestly and join in the Himalayan Adventure Trips Expedition to Mighty mount Deo Tibba.
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