Perched in the Manali Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Mount Deo Tibba is a technical peak well known among the mountaineers all around the globe. The trek passes through the prehistoric village of Jagatsukh. This rustic and exquisite village allows the trekkers to explore the ancient culture of Himachal. Afterwards, this congenial trek takes the travellers to the grazing grounds of Gaddi Shepherds and Chandratal Lake. This radiant lake offers a serene and splendid panorama that simply spellbinds the travellers. The trail also offers the view of Deo Tibba Peak giving an exclusive and heart-warming trip experience to the travellers.
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
On arrival at the New Delhi airport, meet our representative and get transferred to your pre-booked hotel in Delhi for staying overnight.
Day 2 New Delhi to Manali
Early morning train to Kalka.
Arrive Kalka and drive to Manali.
Overnight in Manali.
Day 3 Manali
After breakfast, familiarize you with the team and go through your gear. Evening time is free for shopping and visiting the local markets. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 4 Acclimatisation Day: Trek to Patalsu and Back
Today we will leave early in the morning to take a hike up to the Patalsu peak. The trek starts from Solang Nala, which is 12 km drive away from Manali town. Our goal today is not to make the summit (at 4300m), but to go as high as possible. Once we will reach a good height, we will spend several hours relaxing there. In the evening, we will walk back down and head back to Manali.
Day 6 Manali – Chikka via Jagatsukh
After breakfast in the morning, we will drive up via Jagatsukh village to the far end of the road constructed by the hydro-electric project at Khanool. After distributing the loads among our porters, we will start walking up to the valley to our campsite at Chikka (3500m). The meadow of Chikka is home to a temple of the Nag Devta and acts as a refuge to skiers and snow-shoe hikers in winter. Enjoy dinner followed by an overnight stay at the camp.
Day 7 Chikka – Base camp at Tenta
Today, we will continue with our trail up to the valley. At the top, we will be greeted by a spectacular view of Mt. Deo Tibba (6001m). Just before lunch, we will cross the Seri campsite, once said to have been the site of an alpine lake. Now this enormous flatland is home to a varied species of alpine flowers and herbs. We will climb the further uphill to the Tenta plateau (4000m), our campsite for the night stay.
Day 8 Complete rest day
Today, we will have a complete day to rest and relax. We will spend the day at the base camp and enjoy eating, drinking and sleeping and adjusting to the altitude. The tasks for the day will include technical gear distribution, crampon fitting and a general meeting on how we’ll proceed over the coming days. Just after lunch, we’ll take the short walk to the Chota Chandratal Lake and later return back to the camp for an overnight stay.
Day 9 Tenta – ABC (4500m)
Today in the morning, we will take our first committed steps up the mountain. From now on, the expedition will be run in a semi-alpine manner. Our cook and helper will remain at the base camp. The rest of the team will proceed up to the mountain and work as one – although we have a sufficient number of high-altitude porters on the team, all expedition members will be required to carry some of the common food, gear, etc. and assist with the camp activities – cooking, tent pitching, etc.
Day 10 ABC – Camp 1 (4800m)
Today, we will climb over the Taintu pass (previously known as Duhangan Col) and proceed to set up Camp 1.
Day 11 Camp 1 – Camp 2 (5300m)
Today, we will walk over the steep terrain. For this, we will leave very early in the morning with the hope to set up the camp before lunch. We’ll have dinner early in the evening and head straight to bed for some rest before the next day’s summit attempt.
Day 12 Summit Day
We’ll leave camp in the middle of the night in order to take advantage of the hard snow. If all goes well, we’ll arrive at the summit early in the morning. After a good photo session, we’ll head back down to Camp 2. Following a refreshing drink and snack, we’ll break camp and head back to Camp 1 for the night. If time permits, we can descend all the way to base camp.
Day 13 Reserved day for Summit
The day is reserved for Summit. In case of bad weather on the previous day, we’ll use this day to attempt the summit.
Day 14 Return to Base camp from Camp 1
Today, we will descend to the Base Camp after summit. Overnight stay at the base camp.
Day 15 Rest day/buffer day
Use all of today to rest, sleep and recover from the exertions of the past week. We’re back at base camp, so we’ll have the luxury of our base camp cook, who’ll cook up some amazing feasts to make us feel really good.
Day 16 Tenta – Manali
Today early in the morning, we’ll break camp, prepare the loads for the porters/mules and make our way back to Manali. It’ll be a long walk back down! You’ll be dropped at your hotel/guest house for a well deserved shower. At night, we’ll regroup for a customary post-expedition party. Overnight stay at the hotel/guest house.
Day 17 Manali – New Delhi
In the morning after breakfast, drive to Delhi.
On arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 18 Depart Delhi
Departure transfer to the international airport to catch the flight for onward destination.
|City||Night (s)||Hotels / Camps|
|Delhi||01||Radisson Blu Paschim Vihar|
|Chandigarh||01||Velvet Clarks Exotica|
|Delhi||01||Radisson Blu Paschim Vihar|
– Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
– Meet assist at the hotels and airport.
– 17 nights hotel / camps / guest house / lodge accommodation.
– Accommodation and breakfast at Delhi & Manali.
– All climbing equipment (ice-axe, climbing shoes, crampon, gaiter, helmet, wind proof suit, carabineer, seat harness, rock piton, ice piton, fixed rope, climbing rope, Jummar, extra
– Guides cum HAP (High Altitude Porter)
– Cook and Helper until Base camp
– Mules till base camp
– Transportation from Manali to Khanol, back to Manali
– All meals during the Expedition
– 2-3 men tents, sleeping bags, mattresses
– All camping charges.
– Any kind of personal expenses.
– Food during the transit.
– Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
– Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
– Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– Sometimes, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.