6 Nights / 7 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 LADAKHI PEAK 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: Reach at Naggar(1800m)
Today we will complete all the documentation at concerning offices and other preparations will be done. Shop any remaining gear or clothing you will be needed on expedition. In the afternoon go for a little hike around the village. Spend a night in a hotel room at Naggar.
Day 2: Manali to Raoli Thach (3260m/10700ft.)
We will hike leisurely through highland meadows of abundant vegetation to the beautiful paddocks of Raoli Thach. The trail goes hiking upwards just before the Raoli Thach, after this incline one can see the camping site clearly and can approach in few minutes from the end of hiking section. The days trek is more like acclimatization hike with just few sheer climbs. At the campsite, the pasture is surrounded by massive mountains and Peaks being a perfect site to start an expedition. We will camp our tents here and halt for the night.
Day 3: Raoli Thach - Lady Leg – Load Ferry (3900m/12800ft.)
Another day of moderate hike on the winding climbs till lady leg. At initial the trail comes with steep zigzag climb which is followed later by the stones and boulders. After reaching at the Lady Leg ridge it’s a moderate walk to the campsite. We will reach our destination and fix our camps. One can see friendship peak and Hanuman Tibba erecting colossally in front. Though the approach to the Lady Leg is short, we will do a load ferry and drop the load as near as to the ABC. It is steep climb towards ABC becoming a best acclimatization walk to get familiar with the terrain before occupying the ABC. After reaching at a decent height or as according to time we will dump our stuff and return back to Lady Leg. We will spend a night at Lady Leg amidst snowy mountains.
Day 4: Occupy ABC. Summit Attempt (5577m/18300ft.)
Today we will occupy Advanced Base Camp through an overwhelming Rape ridge. It is a ridgeline of arduous climb scorching each bit of strength through its endless ascends to the summit camp. We will fix our camp and prepare some food and return back to bring remaining equipment left yesterday. Once all the stuff has been brought up eat again if hungry before we get asleep. We will check our equipment distribute and sort it out. We will sleep earlier though we have to make a Summit Attempt in the middle of the night. The attempt will totally depend on the weather conditions, and the decisions will be made as according to the situations. We will try to summit the peak as early as in the morning to have a better chance to glimpse the vistas on the apex. We will take some photos videos and climb back carefully as most of the accidents happen while retrieving back. The ABC is reached often in the noon, here we eat something and rest. Later wind up and check all the equipment and retrieve back to the lower altitude at Lady Leg if weather behaves strange or the situation worsens. Once approached relax inside your tent having a sip of hot tea. Halt a night in the camps.
Day 5: Reserve day for Summit attempts.
The day is reserved for any kind of weather change, Natural Calamity or any kind of delay in summit attempt.
Day 6: ABC to Lady Leg
Return back to Lady Leg via same route, once approached have a cup of tea while sharing the moments of glory at the campsite. Take rest and sleep for the night at Lady Leg.
Day 7: Lady Leg to Solang nala trek and back to Manali via Taxi.
Today we will tread back to the civilization, back to Manali via same route. Descending down through meadows abundant vegetation will once again strike and satisfy one being in the comfort zone. Once reached at roadhead a vehicle would be waiting for us to drive Manali. At Manali one is free to go to their 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.
Trekking Shoes: Decent trekking shoes with a good grip and ankle support are required. Carry no sport shoes.
Clothing: Warm garments, such as three-layer coats, fleece, or down feather jackets, are required. Carry one or two full-sleeved t-shirts. Carry cotton and trek pants ideal for trekking for your lowers. For trekking, do not bring jeans or shorts.
Thermals: Keep top and bottom thermals on hand.
Socks: Bring two or three pairs of sports socks, as well as woollen socks to wear at night.
A headlamp/led torch is required.
Sunglasses: To protect yourself from the sun in the snow, you should use UV-protected sunglasses.
Woolen hats and gloves are also recommended due to the cold weather. Carry waterproof gloves because they will become wet in the snow.
Lunchbox & Water Bottle: Each participant should bring their own lunch box, spoon, and water bottle.
Raincoats/ponchos: Snowfall and rain are prevalent at high altitudes, and it is important to carry a poncho to avoid getting wet.
a) Registration Form
b) Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor)
c) NOC form (by trekker)
d) 2 Passport size photos
e) Photocopy of Valid I.D. (PAN is not allowed)