4 Nights/ 5 Days
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.
So here are some aspects regarding trek preparation:
Physically – A trek demands physical endurance, to prepare for each trek 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.
Mentally – Mental preparation is key, equally as important as physical training requisite for a trek. Before joining any trek take pleasure in your daily routines, eat well, take rest properly and relax. Do not stress your mind by unnecessary predictions about the trek. Be with your best friends to get motivated and relax your mind. Because pre trek assumptions are not worthy because once you join the trek and meet with rest of the pack will bring encouragement and excitement. The mental preparedness will build through the entire trek conditions. And the physical drawbacks will affect the mind. So pay close attention to various parts of the body and consciously let them loosen up as you trek. When you trek try to relax your body, especially your hips. If you’re on a winding downhill trail or on a panicking slant, think of each step as part of a simple dance and enjoy the natural rhythms that the terrain and your body can find together cautiously. 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 shoes and walk with it. Use 60ltr. Backpack in a daily routine with some weight inside it, so you become used to carrying loads. Buy a trekking pole, water bottle, warm socks, thermals, fleece, feather jackets, trousers, poncho, flip flops, electronics such as power bank, camera (DSLR or digital camera).
Day 1: Arrival at Manali - Local Sight Seeing in the Afternoon.
Today Check in at hotel, accommodate yourself and we will have a half Day local sightseeing of Manali. To the “HADIMBA TEMPLE” Built in 1553 with a superbly crafted four tiered pagoda roof, it is famous for its exquisitely carved doorway. “CLUB HOUSE” The Club House with its comprehensive facilities that include a roller skating rink, an auditorium, billiards rooms, a library, a bar and restaurant makes wonderful outing for the day.” Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar, and “VASHIST” well known for its hot springs, rich in minerals found effective relieving joint pain, skin allergies. There are other old temples dedicated to the sage Vashisth and to Lord Rama. By the evening we retrieve back to hotel in Manali and stay for the night.
Highlights: Hadimba Devi Temple, Club House, Manu Temple, Van Vihar, Tibetan Monastery & Vashisht Hot Spring.
Day 2: - Manali – Solang and Snow point - Manali. (50km)
It is a full day excursion visiting Solang Valley and Snow Point. After breakfast we will drive towards Kothi. While leading towards Solang Valley lies a pond called the Nehru Kund, a clear water spring named after the late Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. Driving ahead lays a stunning village of Kothi (12km) bejeweled with meadows surrounding dense vegetation. Kothi is known for its picturesque settling and a thrilling view of the Deep Gorge through which river Beas flows swiftly. At the moment there are several Ziplines making one fly over the deep gorge. Then we drive down to Solang exploring some astonishing sites of interest. Solang is a vast meadow slanting into the woods backend by enormous mountain ranges which often astounds one with sheer pleasures. There are several adventure activities such as skiing, Paragliding, Zorbing, Horse riding, ATV rides and also a ropeway carting people higher up in mountains. After all visits we drive back to the Hotel.
Highlights: Nehru Kund, Kothi, Solang Valley.
Day 3: Manali – Naggar – Jana - Naggar (60km)
Today we will drive into the abundant wild forests, drive through cluster of villages held serenely in the backdrops of Manali valley. First we will arrive at Naggar and then visit some of the frequent places located in Naggar such as The Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Gallery, some of the ancient temples lying across the road and to the most adventurous activity called Zipline. After it we will drive towards Jana village, a quit striking route through lush greenery to the highlands of Jana village ready to be glanced at. Paddy fields, traditional houses and pack of generous dwellers ready to welcome each stranger visiting the co related regions. Now driving above 2000m the landscape offers its vastness showing up countless villages settled in the adjoining valleys. Jana is a well populated village with an ultimate setting loved by every visitor for its flawless traditional architecture. Jana is also famous for its traditional food offerings. There are several food joints who serve local traditional foods consisting of Red Rice Siddu, Rajmah, Saag etc. The kind of food served here was an important part of local diet but now so called advancement and ways to make faster money has diminished the original foods out of our table. The people had turned their paddy fields into the cash crops such as apples, once self sufficient agrarians ultimately lead to rely on outer sources of daily needs. We will spend time eating delicious food gossiping and cheering up the moment. By the afternoon we will drive back to our halt in Naggar.
Highlights: Zipline, Art gallery, Naggar Castle, Jana Waterfall, Traditional local cuisine.
Day 4: Naggar - Kullu – Manikaran - Naggar (120Km)
We will proceed to Manikaran, a well known pilgrimage of hot springs unique markets a Famous industry for Kullu Shawl and a Gurudwara nestled amidst rocky mountains. Enroute we will visit Vaishno Devi Temple Religious Ram Temple & Impressive Gurudwara (Consists of Extremely hot Water spring which can boil Rice, Dal etc within 5 min which impresses each & every Visitor). Manikaran is located at decent distance needing the whole day of excursion. The roads in Manikaran valley are often overcrowded with traffic, stucking one for hours in jam. So there is no chance of escape on this route besides picking right time of travel. One will find the pilgrimage packed with spirituals, trekkers, foreigners and some lousy vacationers. Here one can take bath in one of the hot springs lying across the region. After having a great time we will head back to Naggar. Stay for the night in our Hotel.
Highlights: Hot water springs, spiritual sites.
Day5: Dropping to Manali (20km)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and we will leave for Manali, at Manali you will be dropped at bus station, here you can spend your day or head to your destination with beautiful Memories.
How to Reach Manali
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.
When to book:
It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organizing your trip at least five months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:
30 days or more before the date of departure: 50% of total cost.
Cancellation made 45 days prior or before departure – Advance amount will be forfeited.
Cancellation made 30 days prior or before departure – 35% of package price or Advance whichever is higher will be forfeited.
Cancellation made within 30-15 days to departure – 50% of package price will be forfeited.
Cancellation made within 15 days to Departure - 100% of package Price will be forfeited
In the case of no show - 100% cancellation applicable.
Cancellation Due To Visa Rejection:
All the clients traveling on a tour must be in possession of a valid visa. However kindly note that it is entirely at the discretion of the concerned Consulate / Authorities to grant/reject visa even after submitting all relevant documents and the company will not be held responsible for the same. The company is not at all liable for such cases or has any influence on the consulate/embassy’s decision The role of the company is only to provide necessary guidance to the client for the purpose of applying for Visa. The company will not be responsible for non-issuance of visa due to receipt of incomplete / delayed documents from the Clients.
It is a possibility that the consulate may ask the passengers to appear for a personal interview. This is at the sole discretion of the Consulate / Authorities. If the required documents are not submitted by the client, the issuance of visa will further be delayed/rejected, and the client will not hold Himalayan Adventure Trips for the same. Client should adhere to all the norms and conditions laid by the consulate/embassy Upon rejection of visa, if the client wishes to reapply for the visa, he/she is liable to pay again the requisite fee to the consulate and he/she will not claim from Himalayan Adventure trips.
Company is not responsible for any loss or damage to personal belongings during the stay in the hotel or while traveling in the coach. Due to theft or loss of baggage, tour participant can lodge a complaint with the local authorities on his/her sole discretion, cost, risk and consequences.
Refunds if any, for variation / modification / amendments / alteration and / or cancellations etc. of any tour will be paid directly to the guest by 'A/C payee' cheque, in Indian Rupees at the prevailing rate of exchange on the date of the cheque, as per Reserve Bank of India Rules and Regulations, irrespective of whether the tour payments in part or whole were made in foreign currency.
Refund payments will be processed within 15 days of cancellation date and amount is payable as per cancellation policy.
No refund will be payable:-
For any missed/unused services of the tour including the meals due to whatsoever reason.
Where full deposit is required to be paid in advance to the concerned authorities to enable the Company to confirm the reservation
If services of the tour are modified, varied, amended, cancelled or not utilized.
If any guest decides and / or is required to cancel the tour due to any changes made in the rules by the concerned Government.
Where airfares are contracted in bulk for I-Fly departures.
If the tour is indefinitely postponed due to a natural calamity, riots, political calamities or any other unforeseen calamities.
Refund is not applicable for sectors on Indian/World tours wherein air tickets are non-refundable and date change is not allowed.
Cancellation of booking is subject to the rules & regulation of the hotel and our service charges are concerned by hand on such cancellation.
Postponement of date will be treated as cancellation and will be subject to availability.
Subject of Manali Jurisdiction.
EP: Room Only; CP: Room + Breakfast; MAP: Room + Breakfast and one meal; AP: Room + All Meals
No change is permissible when one package is confirmed.
If the desired hotel is not available due to any reason whatsoever, we reserve the right to shift our customer to likewise hotel.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
No Refund will be granted on cancellation of hotel / package.
On cancellation of any package or hotel reservation, booking payment will not be refundable or transferable on any ground.
“Himalayan Adventure Trips“ is registered with H.P. Tourism, and will not be responsible for any loss or damage to person (life body) or Any kind of issue faced during tour, its compulsory to intimate us during that time of tour only, so that it can be rectified. After the tour is complete, we are not liable for any kind of refund.
Facilities like heater at Room in Himachal Pradesh will be chargeable as per Hotel to Hotel. Some of hotels are offering free of cost also. But “Himalayan Adventure Trips” will not guarantee for any such services without prior intimation.
AC during hills will not operate.
Check in and out Time will be 12 AM, if client need room early then it will be as per availability at hotel.
Please be careful during the travel with personal belongings.
Due to any inclement weather condition at Himachal, we are not liable for any kind of refund.
Under Volvo tours pickup service is not included from Airport / Station to Bus Point and from Bus Point to Hotel.