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This is one of the little known treks in the Pir-Panjal range. We will ascend upto 4000m and you will see some of the most breathtaking views of this region on this 6 day trek. The trek is moderate, and passes through lakes, streams, glaciers, thick alpine forests and mountain meadows – so you get to see every type of natural feature that the Himalayas have to offer! It is one of the most beautiful treks of this valley, a little bit secret, a little holy and completely peaceful.
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If there is just one trek that you have the time for, then this trek in the Parvati Valley is it. As much as we would wish to keep this place a secret, if we absolutely have to share it, then we would want to be your guides to this magical hot spring. Trek alongside the wild Parvati River, through wooded alpine forests and gushing waterfalls. A 6-7 hour trek takes you to the pristine hot springs on top surrounded by a ring of snow-capped mountains. After a hard day’s trek soak in the hot springs, camp at Kheerganga and return the next day.
Day 1: Manali to Tosh (drive and camp at Tosh)
Day 2: Start trek at Tosh. Reach Kheerganga. 6-7 hrs. Camp at Kheerganga
Day 3: Come down to Tosh and drive back to Manali
3000m (Easy, April – October)
Walk the traditional route between Kullu Valley and Lahaul/Spiti before the road over Rohtang Pass was built.
Day 1: Starting at Prini village near Manali, the trail crosses small villages of Hamta and Sethan before walking through an alpine forest to the campsite at Panduropa. (6 hrs)
Day 2: Walk through a thick forest and reach Chikka. Cross the bridge of Hamta stream and reach Chikka. Cross Hamta stream by bridge and after about a 2 hour walk arrive at the beautiful campsite of Jwara. (5/6 hrs)
Day 3: A gradual climb begins, to arrive at Bhalu ka gera (bears den), known for wild flowers, rocks and caves. Continue on to Hamta pass for fantastic views of Inderkila, Deo Tibba (6001m) and Indersan (6220m). Cross the pass, enter Lahaul valley and walk down to the campsite by the stream. (7 hrs)Day 4: Cross the stream near the camp and follow it right up until it joins Chandra River. Continue all along the river to reach the campsite at Chhatru. (6 hrs)
Day 5: Drive from Chhatru over Rohtang pass to Manali.
4227 m (Easy/Moderate, May – October)
Enjoy the panoramic views of the Pir Panjal and Dauladhar ranges as you trek through alpine forests, oak groves and meadows. An annual pilgrimage spot for the locals, the sage Bhrigu is said to have meditated here.
Day 1: Drive 15 km on the Manali-Rohtang highway to the meadows of Gulaba where the trail starts. The trail climbs through dense forests of deodar and pine to cross a small stream and reach the camp site at Kothi Theli. (5 hrs)
Day 2: Steep ascent up to the lake. Cross a mountain ridge beyond which lies the Bhrigu lake. Reach the beautiful lake by the afternoon and set up camp on the shore. (5 hrs)
Day 3: Walk along meadows and enter a thick forest from where the downhill trek begins. The trail is rather steep and can be hard on the knees, but you’re awarded breathtaking views of the Beas Valley far below. Reach the Vashisht village and drive back to Manali. (6 hrs)
4270m (Moderate, April – October)
This popular trek takes you to the ancient village of Malana whose inhabitants are said to have descended from Alexander The Great. The villagers here, have their own laws and customs, speak a different dialect and dress differently. The trail through beautiful Chandrakhani Pass offers glorious views of snow-clad peaks and thick carpets of birch and spruce. Stop at Malana village and drive back or continue trekking down to Rashol into Parvati valley.
Day 1: Drive to Naggar and trek up to Rumsu village campsite. (3 hrs)
Day 2: An easy climb through conifer forests to alpine meadows offers a magnificient view of the Pir Panjal range and peaks rising above 6000 mtrs. Overnight camp at the base of the Pass. (5 hrs)
Day 3: A lovely trail leads to Chandrakhani Pass and offers splendid view of Dhauladhar range, Parvati valley and Malana valley. Steep descent to Malana camp here. (6 hrs)
Day 4: Drive back to Manali today or continue your trek down past Malana River and steadily uphill to Rashol Pass to enter Parvati Valley. Easy descent to Rashol village and campsite. (5 hrs)
Day 5: Walk through deodar forests, cross the gushing Parvati River and reach Kasol. Drive to back to Manali. (4 hrs trek)
3500m (Moderate, March – October)
One of the most popular walks of the Manali area, this short trek takes you through beautiful forests and valleys to a glacial pond believed to be the source of the Beas River. An enjoyable trek for all age groups.
Day 1: Start at Solang and trek along the Beas for about 8 kms up to Dhundi. Camp here for the night with excellent views of the surrounding mountain peaks. (5/6 hrs)
Day 2: Continue up the next day to the beautiful glaciated lake of Beas Kund. Get close views of Hanuman Tibba, Friendship and other famous peaks of Manali. Come back to the Dhundi camp. (5/6 hrs)
Day 3: Head back to Solang.
3690m (Easy, April – October)
For an added level of difficulty try this route:
Solang – Dhundi – Beas Kund – Patalsu Mountain – Marhi – Rohtang
3970m (Moderate, May – October)