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12 Nights / 13 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 Hanuman Tibba Expedition 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: Reporting Naggar. (1800m.)
Arrive Naggar and accommodate yourself at the Hotel. Orientation & Briefing of the trek will be given once you have occupied. Sufficient time would be given for visiting market and nearby places. Stay a night in hotel rooms.
Day 2: Naggar - Manali - Raoli Thach. (3000m/9840ft.)
First we will drive towards Solang valley and then to Dhundi. Our trek starts from Dhundi to Bakkar Thach through picturesque backwoods of Manali. Here at Dhundi Beas river confluences with its tributary and flows feeding all along the valley below. The trail is moderate with just few upwards followed with striking sights of diverse vegetation. We will follow the trail obliquely on the right side of the river and keep following the trail until we are obstructed by a stream. We will cross the river and here we are at the campsite just above the stream. It is a beautiful camping site surrounded with massive mountain ranges, ideal site to start an expedition. We will fix our camps and rest for the night in tents.
Day 3: Raoli Thach – Lady Leg – Load Ferry to ABC – Lady Leg. (3600m/11810ft)
Today we will climb towards Lady Leg, a base for several peak expeditions. It is just above the Raoli Thach achieved through a winding trail. Once reached at Lady Leg we will rest for sometime then segregate all the equipment, then we will pack our load and head towards ABC ferrying load. We will drop some of our necessary things at the ABC and return back by the evening to the campsite at Lady Leg. Once reached have cup of tea and relax. Have your dinner and sleep inside tents.
DAY 4: Lady Leg – ABC Tentu Base (4000m/13120ft.)
Wake up early pack all the equipment and leave after having a healthy food. We will trek towards ABC and will occupy it today. In the afternoon we will do some technical reminders at the icy slope nearby the campsite. We will observe the passage for a safe route and timing. Return back to the campsite by the evening prepare your gear as we will need it further on. It is comfortable site at ABC with less winds and cold. One more advantage of pitching the campsite at Tentu Base is that it is just below the Tentu Gully, shortening the distance of approachability. The ABC is covered with miniature plant life with some resilient flower species ornamenting the landscape with varied color. Sleep the night peacefully as the upcoming days are full of challenges.
DAY 5: Tentu Base – Tentu Pass - Camp I (4800m/ 15750ft.)
Start your day as early as possible because the passage ahead is dangerous when sun warms up, loosening rocks to slide. We will start early around 5am taking all requisite gear and food stuff. Some of the ration will be dropped at this campsite in case of any weather changes or in case of ailments. It’s a hard climb though the slope leans steeply as we climb higher. We have to be careful and aware of every member’s movement, because sometimes these rocks or stones are triggered by sloppy mistakes that could result fatally. Never the less we will climb prudently and reach the top. At the last section of the pass brings all the adversities at one place with ice and rocky slants however climbed with the help of rope but is exhausting after an arduous climb. Once climbed the pass it is a moderate trek till the campsite near to a glacial lake. Here one can have the first scenes of the massive peak. It is a barren landscape surrounded by fierce mountains and its debris. We will halt a night at this arid natured campsite for the night.
Day 06: Camp I – Summit Camp (5000m/ 16400ft)
It’s the day of striding over distant moraine slants covering more than half distance of the route. It is a distressing job today to negotiate tectonic protrusions held colossally. The topography further from the Tentu Pass is filled with despondencies yet strengthening one to go after hope and despair. It will take all day long to cover the challenging distance consisting of subsequent ups and downs on boulders stones and ice. The treading is done obliquely on loose slants of debris frequently showing up large crevasses multiple ridges of glacier covered with stones and boulders. We will keep the right side of the mountain following the ridge until the grand Hanuman Tibba glacier emerges. Once you get encountered with the glacier ridge one might get delusion of distances an obvious reaction of presuming expansions. The ice fields seems like it is finished then eventually showing up more moderate gradients. Our tents will be pitched just below the Hanuman Tibba, from where we can estimate the best route for the summit. It is cold and windy yet unanticipated hues of high altitude fascinates tranquilly. We will eat well and sleep before dark to wake up early in the middle of the night. Prepare your gears before going to sleep.
Day 07: Summit Attempt (5930m/19450ft.)
The time has come to accomplish the task vigorously with all adequate manners. Our climb will start in the middle of the night by checking weather conditions. If the window gets open we will hit the moment and head for the target prudently. It is an overwhelming climb demanding all the strength and patience from someone try n scale the peak. Our aim will be to reach the summit by the morning because when we return it shouldn’t be latter than noon. It is because we want to avoid any contingencies held often while descending. Our instructors will lead and escort you till the top taking all essential measures. Ropes will be fixed for a safe climb wherever required. After hours of climbing steep slants we will somehow reach the summit. While climbing to the summit one will see the saffron rock formations lying just in front. We will climb up safely by roping up to the top, once achieved the summit have a look around, over the far flung mountainous valleys. It will be a great achievement attaining the top of highest peak in Dhauladhar Range at 5930m. Then descend carefully to the summit camp. We will either stay at summit camp or leave it accordingly to time taken. Whatever the decision we will spend a night in the tents.
Day 08: Reserve day for Summit
The day is reserved for any kind of weather change, delay or any other opposite situations.
Day 09: Summit Camp – Camp I
Start an early push towards camp I through same route over moraines. It would be an uneasy treading after the tremendous effort of climbing a peak. It is a long distance to be covered through uncertain terrains. We will reach the camp I by the evening. We will have some hot soup and dinner, then lay down to rest.
Day 10: Camp I - Tentu Base
Today it’s a short hike to the top of Tentu Pass which further goes downhill till the ABC. Once reached at the top of Pass rope up yourself and start descending cautiously. We will cross the small gully and then enter into the larger one expanding below to the base. It will take hours to complete the sheer downhill passage. Once approached at Tentu Base one can relax with ease in the warmer temperature on the green grass. Get occupied in your tents and sleep well.
Day 11: Tentu Base – Lady Leg
Today it’s time to climb the final ascend towards Lady Leg. Initially the route is goes downwards and flattens till the Beas Kund Lake. We will go across the lake towards a steep winding rise of slope leading to tiny Pass. It is a short climb but presents overwhelming demands. It will take more than an hour to complete the patch, finally concluded with a smile. After we climb across the tiny pass we can see the campsite clearly. We will approach Lady Leg and halt for the night.
Day 12: Lady Leg – Dhundi - Solang – Manali - Naggar
It’s the final day of expedition climbing down to the vegetation civilization and to the comfort zone. It is a comfortable descends via same route toward Dhundi. At Dhundi our vehicle would be waiting for you to pick up. From here we will drive to Manali, then to Naggar. You will be accommodated with Hotel rooms in Naggar.
Day 13: Checkout after breakfast.
Today it’s time to break up in the morning, fresh up take all your belongings and check out from the hotel.
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. [email protected]
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.
Trekking Pants, Thick warm Lowers
Windproof jacket, Downfeather Jacket preferably with a hood
Warm and thick Fleece.
Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
Thermal inner wear (upper & lower).
Woollen cap, Woollen Gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs).
Scarf/Muffler (optional), Balaclava or a woolen cap.
Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended).
Lightweight Towel(1 unit).
Toilet Paper (plenty).
Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippersRaincoat / Poncho, Small light weight Towel.
Cap to keep the intense sun away from your face, Sunglasses.
Walking stick / Trekking Pole,Head Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries).
Medicines (if requiring any particular medication).
Day pack/small bag which you will Carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it.
Camera with charged batteries.