Manali Jawani Deewani Trek

 17 May
 himachal pradesh - - Mumbai - India
 Prateek Khardekar
Itinerary: 17th May to 29th May’15 Day 01: Depart from Pune by train to Delhi. Day 02: Reach Delhi in the afternoon & depart for Manali by Bus. Day 03: The participants arrive at our Base Camp at Prini road head (3km.s from Manali). In the evening, the students will go through a briefing. Day 04: Base Camp Prini - Setan Village (2600 m) 4 hours. The first day’s walk is an acclimatization trek to camp via Jamdagin Rishi Temple with 3hrs.on the steepest section at the start, through apple orchards and forest of blue pine, cedar, oak, fir and chestnut. A small hamlet Hamta has a very interesting legend as we heard from our forefathers. It’s a way to heaven. Those who dies and they have to go through Hamta, people who lived there they had heard some sort of noise of crying and a sounds of trumpet. It means a noise of crying shows that a person is going to the hell and with trumpet was considered to be going to the heaven. As Mount Inderkilla known as a place of heaven and a hell which is situated far beyond nearby at Inderasan peak. This gigantic standing rocky mountain has its own cultural importance i.e. known as a crown of local God’s. It’s a story behind it as interpreted by our ancestors. On the way to panduropa before Setan is followed by a potato farm, which is one of the largest farms in Himachal. The village of Setan populated by the Khampas, the horse rearing community that migrated from Spiti and Kinnaur and finally reaches campsite Setan a midst of the Silver fir trees and potato farm. In the evening explore camp and move to evening activities. Stay overnight at Setan campsite. Day 05: Setan – Kharimindiyari/ Soroutoo (3250m) 4 hours. The trek starts with a moderate section at the start, through forest of silver fir, Bhujpattar, oak and chestnut. Enrooted to Kharimindiyari and you will find plenty of Sheppard’s meadow and natural spring water. The trek reaches above the tree line and traverses horizontally. Kharimindiyari is located in a grassy knoll at the foot of Rourikhauri. From the camp, there is an enchanting view of the Dhauladhar range and its lofty mountain peaks -Hanuman Tibba, Shikhar-bay, Maker-bay and Friendship peaks. From the campsite you can also have a full view of Chanderkhani Pass and the Malana valley. The Soroutoo area is known as ‘Thach’ meadow and is very popular for the local Gaddi shepherds. They graze their herds of sheep on these vast grassy meadows. Keep a look out for one of the rare glimpses of black and brown bear’s family below the campsite, towards ridge of Bhujdhar and Zameer. The campsite is in the open puff and in the evening explores camp and move to evening activities. Stay overnight at Kharimindiyari campsite. Day 06: Kharimindiyari - Chhika (3150m.) 4 hours. Today’s trek gives a dazzling view of Kharimindiyari (meadows) and distant view of Raurikhauri. This open landscape gives a shelter and a grazing grass to cattle during summer. The trail passes through Bhujdhar (the name Bhujdhar means a place that has the trees from which the paper that was used in ancient times was made). The trail continues down to the Jhobari Bridge. Once you cross over Jhobri nullah then we follow a trail amidst of the silver fir meadows along the Alain Nullah. The trek begins with a gradual ascent up to Chhika. The impressive grandeur of immediate surroundings, the nearness of the Tokru-Shakru peaks the wonderful coloring of the rocks and mountainside, all make this one of the best campsite on the route. Chikka also has the river, Alain Nullah, which has its snout in the Hamta Pass. In the evening indulge in some fun adventure activities and stay overnight at Chhika campsite. Day 07: Chhika - Juara (3530m.) Summit Camp Approx. 4 hours. Today’s trek is challenging one with lots of streams, snowfield and open space. The trail proceeds northeast to Juara with a steep ascent of about 3km. and involves crossing several streams. It is quite scenic and different shape of the valley with all natural spring water along the trail and cliff cascading at many places. Along the trail we see many Snow Bridge, Silver birch tree, silver fir and all the way up to Juara Summit Camp. This campsite is on the snow field / lush green, has abundant natural spring water and surrounded by big boulders. The campsite at Juara is set in a natural amphitheatre surrounded with cliffs and the Hamta Nullah flowing through it... In the evening explore camp and move to evening activities. The participants have to wake up very an early in the morning to climb challenging Hamta summit. Stay overnight Juara at most chilled campsite. Day 08: Juara - ‘Hamta Pass’ (4270m.) “Summit Day” and back to Juara 8 hours. The trail now begins to ascend towards Hamta Pass (4270m.). Along the way, one can have close views of Deo-Tibba massif, Inderkilla and Indrasan peaks. It’s a strenuous day’s walk through compact snow right up to the top of Hamta Pass. At the top of the pass, one can have breathtaking views of the mountains of the Chandra-Bhaga range and the Lahaul valley. The way back to Juara is made more enjoyable by glissading almost all the way to the campsite. Today’s mountaineering is full of exertion and challenging to the top and back camp. In the evening participants are free and stay overnight at Juara. Day 09: Juara – Jhobri Bihaii (2950m) 4 hours. The route is the same as the one taken on the way top till Jhobri Bridge. A recuperating day is with a descent to Jhobri Bihaii for a restful afternoon. The campsite is in the midst of the silver fir meadows along the Jhobri hills. The name Jhobri Bihaii means ‘the lap of mountain hills nearer the riverbed’. In the evening indulge in some fun adventure activities and stay overnight at Jhobri Bihaii campsite. Day 10: Jhobri Bihaii - Base Camp Prini 5hrs. An easy descending takes you to Jhobri Bridge from where it’s off road gradual walk through Marasu, Panduropa, Setan Village, potato fields and small hamlets upto Hamta village. Trek to Base camp Prini from Setan tea stall with two and half hours descending on the steepest section in a zigzag way till Jamdagini Rishi Temple through apple orchards. It’s a very hard and tiresome descending. At temple rest for a while, then trail descends gently down till Prini base camp. Stay overnight at Base camp. Trek concludes. Day 11: Half day free and in the evening, departure by bus to Delhi. After having breakfast participants are free to visit the Manali bazaar and report back at the hotel in the afternoon. Day 12: Departure from Delhi by train to Pune. Day 13: Reach Pune by afternoon. WHAT TO BRING FOR THE BACKPACKING 1. Loose/Comfortable clothing – two pairs 2. Thick Pullover – 02nos. 3. Sports shoes 4. Water bottle 5. Snow/Sun goggles 6. Torch with spare cells 7. Writing material 8. Antiseptic/ Sunburn cream 9. Kneecap & band – aid 10. Toilet Paper Roll. 11. Balaclava (Monkey Cap) & Peak cap. Package : Rs.19500/- with 3A Ac Train Journey. Rs.18000/- with Sleeper Class Train Journey *Flight Journey possible as well. THE COST INCLUDES: 1. Tents, Sleeping bags (Holofil), Rucksack, Wind / Water Proof Jackets (Gore-tax) and Carry mats. 2. Ponchos (Water Proof). 3. A Portable Hyperbaric Chambers (Inflatable) – GAMOW BAG- Severe Altitude Diseases i.e. AMS, HAPO and HACO would place at High Camp only. 4. Oxygen Cylinder. 5. Excellent food . VEGETARIAN FOOD. 6. Complete camping facilities. 7. Guide, Cook and camp helpers. 8. Horses with horsemen to carry loads if the route requires (logistics). 9. High altitude porters to carry loads if the route requires (logistics). 10. Tent age accommodation on arrival and on the last day of trek at Base Camp. 11. Camping style of bathing and toilets would be provided at Base Camp. 12. The participants would be provided hot water shower / bathing at Base Camp. 13. Tentage accommodation will be provided during trek and mountain way of toilets at higher camps. 14. Either four persons will be accommodated in one tent or could be more as per a size of tent. 15. Technical equipment --- Rock Climbing & Rappelling equipment. 16. On the last day of trek at the Base Camp Bara Khana Non- Vegetarian &Vegetarian food would be served. 17. Transport Delhi/ Manali / Delhi and to & from the campsite by private bus. 18. Train journey from Pune/Mumbai to Delhi & Return. Or flight journey. THE COST EXCLUDES: TRIP FEE EXCLUDES: 1) Personal expenses and sightseeing in and around. 2) Cancellation, Insurance and Risk and Release, Emergency evacuation costs. 3) Food during train/flight journey from Pune to Delhi & return & bus journey from Delhi to campsite & return. (Food would be provided only on campsite.) The Personal porterage and horses are for carrying of individual kit and Tipping. Horse charge is of Rs. 700/- only per bag per person of 5-7 kilogram in weight of complete trek. GENERAL MENU FOR THE DAY : MORNING :Tea BREAKFAST : Bread, Butter, Jam, Porridge, 1- Boiled Eggs and Tea ENERGY PACK BEFORE TREK ;Fruity, Chocolate and sweet and sour toffees LUNCH :Dal, Subzi, Rice, Chapathi, Salad, Curds EVENING :Tea & Biscuit DINNER :Peas Paneer, Dal, Rice, Chapathi, Kheer NIGHT :Hot Cocoa

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