Mantalai Trek



Trekkers also come across Lake Mantalai on their way to the Pin Parvati pass. However, the trail upto Mantalai, situated at 4100 m (13,500 ft) is a challenging Trek in itself, involving a significant gain in altitude from the base.

Total Distance: 86k.m Approx
(Challenging, May to Oct)

Day 01: Manali – Manikaran -Barsheni  (100 kms)
Travel by surface from Manali to Manikaran (85 kms)

Day 02:Barsheni  – Khirganga 
Gradual ascent through villages, fields and forest. Khirganga (2960 m) is a holy place with Hot water springs. Overnight in tents.

Day 03: Khirganga – Tunda Bhuj 
Through forest level walking to reach Tunda Bhuj (3285 m). The trail crosses several delightful pastures supporting a variety of wildflowers in the summer. Overnight in tents.

Day 04: Tunda Bhuj – Thakar Kuan 
Through birch forest crossing rocks and dense vegetation. This section of valley is difficult at places as the trail frequently skirts rock faces that are difficult for laden porters. Reach Thakur Kuan (3560 m) above the cliff section. Overnight in tents.

Day 05: Thakar Kuan – Pandu Bridge 
Beyond Thakar Kuan, the trail passes several Gaddi encampments before crossing a side river by a natural rock bridge. Trek for 12 kms to reach Pandu Bridge (3700 m). Overnight in tents.

Day 06: Pandu Bridge – Mantalai Lake 
Trek for 15 kms to reach Mantalai Lake (4116 m), the source of Parbati River.  There is a choice of grassy camp- sites just beyond Mantalai. Overnight in tents.

Day 07: Mantalai Lake – Pandu Bridge 
Trek back the same way from Mantalai to Pandu Bridge. Overnight in Tents

Day 08: Pandu Bridge – Thakar Kuan 
Trek back the same way from Pandu Bridge to Thakur Kuan. Overnight in Tents

Day 09: Thakar Kuan – Khirganga
Trek back from Thakur Kuan to Khirganga. Overnight in Tents

Day 10:Khirganga- Barsheni – Manikaran – Kullu or Manali drop
Return to Barsheni from where a vehicle will pick you up and drop you back at Kullu or Manali where the trek ends.

Phuta Sor Trek

HBA Special offer: May to Oct
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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.

*Inclusions: All our treks include, experienced guides, porters, gear, food and transport.

Chanderkhani Snow Trek

Day 1 Naggar local sightseeing.Naggar castle, Krishna temple walk,Naggar village walk and Roerich Art gallery. (over night HBA Homestay)

Day 2 Trek to Chanderkhani.(Over night gonekerari camp)

Day 3 Gonekerari to Chanderkhani top. (Over night Chanderkhani Base camp)

Day 4 Chanderkhani Base camp to Naggar.(over night HBA Homestay)

Day 5 Manali local sightseeing.Hadimba temple, Old manali, Vashisht hotspring, Monastery and Manli mall road.

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Guest Reviews

Thank you HBA and especially Brighu for an absolutely wonderful and unforgettable 3 glorious weeks in Ladakh and Himachal. We had loads and loads of fun and lots of laughter. Brighu, special thanks to you for baby sitting, entertaining and looking after Arjun on those looong drives across the mountains. Looking forward to doing another trip with you soon. Love and best wishes always for continued success!

Savita Krishnamoorthy
9 August 2015

Thanks a lot guys for arranging and hosting us.. U guys rock…

Praveen Gopal
9 March 2015, Chennai

Thank you Vrighu Raj Acharya for all your hospitality and kindness! Hope to see you very soon! And always happy to visit you friendly house and spend time with your nice family!!!
February 2015, Moscow ,Russia

Hey Brothers, thanks a lot for hosting us for the past 10 days. We had an amazing time in Manali. Simply loved your service filled with friendship & love. We had a relaxing time at your place with a super flexible package, food deserves a special mention. Thanks again! Vrighu Raj Acharya, Ranbirshiva Acharya, Dev Sood and Rahul Katoch
Archiit Sethuraman
January 2015,  Chennai

Back in home village of Naggar, safe and sound, after a remarkably profound expedition into the remote Himalaya with Leaders In Life clients. Leopards, bears, snow and sunshine. Good trekking and perfect leadership by Neeraj and Vrighu Raj Acharya. Clients delighted beyond belief and the forests have less rubbish than when we went there! Blessed and Content. Light and Love. Jem.

Jem Switajewski
Oct 2014, Australia

I had the pleasure of doing Pin Parvati Pass with Himalayan Brothers Adventures in August 2014. They were professional as well as much fun. Great team work from everyone made the journey a joy to do. Stunning place to trek I recommend it to anyone thinking of doing it.

Sue Hanlon
August 2014, New Zealand

Can’t thank you enough for a memorable vacation !  We reached safely last night and the kids and adults alike are talking non-stop about the fabulous time they had on this trip –  the Golden temple, the sparkling Beas river, the spectacular Kangra valley, the serene Krishna temple, the divine Jogini, Apple orchards, cheese and jilebis 🙂 and so many more wonderful and warm moments. The credit goes to you, your family and friends. Please pass on our gratitude to Surat bhai, Ranbir, Tripura, Anil Ji, Bobby, Surat’s uncle, the guide who helped mom at Jogini falls, Sonu, and more. You are amazing!

Vinita Ananth
May 2014, Bangalore

I think Vinita said it all.  Its a vacation we will never, ever forget.  The kids were missing “Bob” this morning and ready to come back to HP!  I think you bonded with each one of us (from the oldest to the youngest) in your own special way and we truly feel very connected with you and your family.  Hopefully this is just the beginning of a long friendship and many vacations together.

Rashmi Mohan
May 2014, Bangalore

All 7 days we felt “at home”.

Fantastic hospitality. There was warmth and we felt comfortable with the Himalayan brothers. Every thing was organised well in spite of some bad weather initially.


Vasanth Sivaraman 
May 2014, Chennai ·

The best in the business

Adam Gillatt
Oct 2014, Australia

Vrighu Raj and the team are amazing. Their knowledge and skills are second to none.

Michael Troy Limb
Oct 2014, Australia

Wonderful people !!!

With a lot of experience !!!


Nicolas Yiannopoulos
Sep 2014, UK

Anything Ranvirshiva does will be brilliant, contact him for a tour! :

Katrina Smith
March 2014,

Massive thanks to Brighu and his brothers for making our stay and adventure an experience I will never forget. Thanks guys for all the laughs and good times and making us all feel part of your family. The best adventure and accommodation in Naggar!” ..

Mark Ainsworth
Oct 2014, Australia

amazing.. Brighu Raj..your cab is the safest and smoothest on raods…thank u for making our triop a grt success..

Aarzoo Gupta
23November 2013 Chandigarh

A 12 day adventure that ranged from sipping tea at the homes of artisans, buying wool, understanding weaving techniques and motifs to camping near a landslide, handling breathing issues, driving through non-existent roads and yet getting back home in a single piece. Adrenaline rush meets zen like peace and calm. A big thanks to Himalayan Brothers Adventure for making this possible.Highly recommended for any trip to Himachal. Vrighu is an excellent driver who knew the treacherous roads very well. His experience helped us get through without any hassle even while we were stranded on the way due to a landslide. I struggled initially due to altitude issues and his presence of mind with the oxygen supply helped immensely. If you are planning a trip to Himachal, you know who to call.

Nisha Vikram
September 2013, Ahmedabad

Despite the landslide (and a little bit maybe because of it) it was an amazing trip. A big thank you to Vrighu Raj Acharya of Himalayan Brothers Adventure for his great driving, making roads where there were none, great cooking (that was a surprise :-)), procuring all kinds of interesting and useful things, making good decisions and generally being upbeat and cheerful the whole time.  Folks, please go “Like” their FB page and if you’re planning a trip that side y’all know who to call.

Nisha Subramaniam
August 2013, Bangalore

Raj, thank you for the trip! Himalayan Brothers are the best here )))”

Andrey Lissovsky
June 2013, Moscow ,Russia

Charm’g personality,infectious enthusiasm,a bagful of info &folktales—-that’s Brighu—–an ideal guide.!What’s more he has top-notch managerial skills—–motivated my grand-kids aged 6&8 to climb abt.200 ft. to see Sissu falls in lahaul, encouraged me a 65yr woman to trek 5km uphill to see Rumsu a heritage village &persuaded us to camp at almost sub-zero temp. near Chandratal lake! No problem is too large & his only reply is “main hoon na, no chinta”.Brighu thnx for the a memorable trip, God bless &keep ur spirits high.All the very best.

Padma Krishnamoorthy
‎ 7November 2012  Bangalore India

  “This was my second trip in India, and equally amazing like last time. We were in the mountains and called Vrighu (who became a great friend after just a couple of hours of driving, very easygoing and professional). Once we contacted him everything was easy and perfect. He picked us up in Manali at 4 in the morning to get the best timing on the Rohtang Pass, which was the first of the four passes on this adventure. I drive a 4×4 in Spain and believe me when I tell you that I had never seen anything like that before…it was an unforgettable experience for me, and Vrighu, our SUPER driver, didn’t got nervous for even one moment… incredible! After that I was completely relaxed because superman was driving and the sun was up in the incredible blue sky. “

Pepe Amat 
Aug 2012, Alicante, Spain

    “Having explored the Himalayas for several years, I have travelled in different modes of transport and made friends around the mountains. But some of my favorite memories are of the road trips with Brighu to Kaza, Leh and Naggar. He’s an excellent driver, intimately familiar with the mountains, and a humble young man whose joy is contagious 🙂 Smooth travel, offbeat places, quirky stories, a sturdy set of wheels, plenty adventure and friendly vibes… the mountains are too much fun with the Himalayan Brothers.”

Simar Preet Kaur:
Aug 2012, Mumbai,India

“On a bleak early morning in Spiti, we met Brighu at the jeep stand. His sales pitch was that he had a luxury vehicle. He sold himself short that day. He should have added enjoyable company, excellent driving skills, a deep understanding of the mountains and an immeasurable amount of good cheer and humility. I will always return to these brothers for any travels in Himachal.”

 Parikshit Rao:
Aug 2012, Mumbai,India

“We are zoologists and our aim was to look unique Himalaya animals which live far from human settlements. 12 days long trip, partly without any road, always far from hotels or other buildings, crossing the highest passes and sleeping in the high-altitude desert was fantastic and trouble-free. Raj is a highly professional driver, unpretentious man and good friend. He helped us in all our undertakings. I recommend you to choose Himalayan Brothers Adventures to explore western Himalaya region.”

Andrey Lissovsky and Kate Obolenskaya: 2011
Moscow, Russia ,work at Moscow State University
Aug 2011

“My girlfriend and I wanted to cross the Manali to Leh Highway in early May, right as the snow had been cleared from the passes. We were so lucky to find Raj and Himalayan Brothers Adventures, who had a comfortable jeep to brave to snowy conditions in style. Raj arranged some fine stops for us along the way, went by our schedule, knew of a great place with dinner to spend the night, and even indulged all of our photo stops, all while offering some great music and great conversation. I highly recommend you choose these guys for a jeep excursion or a trek, which they are also highly experienced in.”

– Steve Nelson: June 2011,
Durham, North Carolina, USA

“3 of us with 6 kids were at Naggar, HP during april 2012. It was an awesome trip. Vrighu knew exactly the spots to take us moms and kids. My kids haven’t ever taken to anybody like him until now. It was indeed memorable. We are visiting soon, and this time round with extended family.”

Prema Lakshman: April 2011
  Bangalore, India

  Seven of us went for a trip to Ladakh…It was a dream place for every bachelor’s like us…. 😉 we met (Vrighu Raj Acharya in Manali..and he guided us from Manali to Leh….He was really a nice person with full of energy….It was a awesome trip bro….Thanks to u….Hope we will again meet in future….. 🙂

Chiranjit Ghosh: July 2011
    Calcutta, India

I was with himbrothers with my family during my stay in Manali on 19-22 june,2012. It was a wonderful experience and last but not least, the Trout Fish was fantastic. Thanx a lot.”

CBS Rathore: June 2011
Jaipur, India