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Tosh Glacier and Animal Pass Trek

 Manali, HP    5 Nights/6 Days
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Duration
5 Nights/6 Days
Start Point
Manali
Finish Point
Manali
Experience Type
Group
Trip Code
O310A321
Group Size
1 to 12 people
Language
English, Hindi
Grade
Moderate to Challenging

Overview

Trek starts from the beautiful Tosh Village in the Parvati Valley which leads to the Pin Parvati Pass Trek and Animal Pass Trek. Tosh is a village situated at the end of Parvati valley. It offers scenic beauty of the valley, since it's high up in mountains and also a hub of trekkers, being the nearest village to famous Kheerganga trek. It is accessible by road and at a distance of around 40 kms from Kasol. The Tosh Nallah meets the Pārbati River at Pulga coming from the North. The Tosh Glacier - Animal pass Trek starts in a narrow valley but as you trek it opens up and you come across several beautiful meadows along the valley. At the head of the valley is the Tosh Glacier surrounded by some well-known peaks: Papsura (6451m) & White Sail (6446m).

Highlights

  • Animal Pass, Tosh Glacier, camping at exotic location, awesome views of the Pir-Panjal, Papsura (6451m) & White Sail (6446m).  

Itinerary:

Day 0: Delhi - Bhuntar - Manikaran - Barsheni - Tosh (14 - 15 hours)

The participants will de-board the Bus at ‘Bhuntar’, to change bus to Manikaran (if not travelling in the direct bus). From Manikaran take a bus to Barsheni, it's less than a hour ride over steep mountain roads, by bus to reach Barsheni from Manikaran. From here it’s a short hike to Tosh village. The trail from Barsheni village to Tosh is a jeep track, with a commanding view of the Parvati valley dam and the confluence of Parvati and Tosh rivers. Unwind at our base ideally located at the end of the village in an orchard. After refreshments, explore the village of Tosh. Return back at base to chat with the team over bonfire and dinner. 

Stay: In comfortable rooms | Food: Not included

Day 1: Kasol/Manikaran – Tosh village by jeep (2400m) – trek from Tosh village – Buddhaban (3020m) | 4 hours

All participants are required to assemble at our base in Tosh, latest by 9 am. We will start walking at 10:30 am. The walk turns to a gradual climb from the Tosh village. From the village we follow the raging Tosh River through dense pine forests to Buddhaban, a largish meadow with a spring of its own and many rocks.

Stay: In comfortable 2 men tents | Food: lunch, dinner, hot/cold beverages, soup, snacks

Day 2: Buddhaban – Sharam Thach (3505m) | 7 hours
Today’s a long day’s walk as the path ascends from Buddhaban to cross the treeline and continues over picturesque meadows and rhododendron clusters to the high altitude meadow at Sharam Thach.

Stay: In comfortable 2 men tents | Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, hot/cold beverages, soup, snacks

Day 3: Sharam Thach – Shamshi Thach (3800m) | 5 hours
An initial steep climb peters out to a narrow path over patches of snow. The Tosh river continues its noisy course throughout. After a short descent, you arrive at Shamshi Thach, beautifully set in a little bowl at the base of the valley. To the north is the Tosh Glacier, to the east the massive face of Kullu Makalu peak and the glacier descending from it.

Stay: In comfortable 2 men tents | Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, hot/cold beverages, soup, snacks

Day 4: Animal Pass (4560m)/ Tosh Glacier (4300m) - Exploratory day at Shamshi Thach | 5 hours
There is a choice of either going up to Animal Pass (4560m) for the day or hiking upto the snout of the Tosh Glacier (4300m).

Stay: In comfortable 2 men tents | Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, hot/cold beverages, soup, snacks

Day 5: Shamshi Thach – Buddhaban | 5 hours
Retrace your steps back to Buddhaban.

Stay: In comfortable 2 men tents | Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, hot/cold beverages, soup, snacks

Day 6: Buddhaban – Tosh| 4 hours
Head back to the road head at Barsheni, cutting short a day at Tosh Village. Trek ends participants can continue their journey to explore Manali or depart for Delhi/Chandigarh.

Stay: In comfortable 2 men tents | Food: Breakfast, lunch, hot/cold beverages, snacks etc.

Optionally, participants can extend stay in Tosh or Kasol (special discount for participants), we'll be happy to host  you. You can just chill and unwind the next day or go for a high flying paragliding experience before you board your bus for the onward journey to Delhi/Chandigarh.

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Inclusions

  • 2 nights stay at Base Camp located in an orchard in Haripur, Manali.
  • Pick up and drop from Patlikuhl bus stand, Manali
  • Stay in 2-3 men tents during trek.
  • All meals during the trek (nutritious freshly cooked vegetarian) 
  • Services of experienced MOI/ BMC qualified lead guide and qualified assistant guide
  • Kitchen equipment, cook and helper
  • All the Camping arrangements
  • Porterage – pony/porter for your personal belongings (in the luxury package)
  • Wildlife/ environmental permits and other permits & levies.  
  • All transportation as per itinerary in local cars and jeeps
  • ‘Leave No Traces’ protocol charges.  
  • Guaranteed amazing Himalayan experiential adventure holiday.

Exclusions

  • Cost of travel to and from Manali from your city
  • Cost of any form of insurance (Personal/Baggage/Medical)  
  • Cost of rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.  
  • Any expenses of purely personal nature like laundry, phone/Fax calls, tips to drivers, guides, any beverages.   
  • Any expenses that arise due to change in itinerary and increase in no. of days because of natural forces like landslides, weather, roadblocks, flight cancellations, sickness etc.  
  • Nominal cost for bonfire, barbeque and all meals at base camp in Haripur (choice of veg/ non-veg).  
  • Cost of any optional activity we offer, like paragliding, angling, rafting etc.
  • porterage @INR. 300 per day above the specified 10 kg

Important Info

Trip Type: High Altitude Trekking
Max Altitude: 
4560m
Trip gradient: 
Moderately Challenging

Advisory about activity – 

  • We suggest guests arrive at our base in Haripur, 14 kms from Manali on the Naggar road, the night before the start of the trek.  
  • All guests are welcome to stay with compliments at our Base Camp in Haripur, Manali in rooms on sharing basis. Unwind, relax, go paragliding, rafting or angling and later interact with the team over BBQ and bonfire (**) before commencing the trek next morning and also on the day of return.  
  • Stay in Manali can be upgraded to 4-5* hotel/ cottage on prior notice. Stay and meals cost as applicable.  
  • If coming straight to our base in Haripur get down at Patlikuhl bus stand, 14 km short of New Manali bus stand.
  • Wear shoes and clothes you are comfortable in and do not forget waterproof jackets and warm clothing.
  • Soak up the atmosphere – close your eyes and take in the sights and sounds as you explore and observe.
  • Do not litter the environment. Polythene and plastics are non-biodegradable and unhealthy for the environment and must not be littered or burned and should be carried back.

Adventure Gear List:

Woollen cap and woollen gloves, thermal under-garments, warm sweater, woollen trousers / thick track pants for trekking, woollen socks, rain gear (jacket, trousers/ parkha), warm jacket, torch, full sleeves t – shirts, sun block lotion, chap-stick (lip salve), good hiking (preferably waterproof) shoes with ankle support, gaiters, camera, films, battery backup etc. one duffel bag for personal items (sky bags etc. will not be accepted to be carried by horse– not more than 10 kg strictly), one knapsack for item of daily use (to be carried by you), personal medicine

WHY US:

Unforgettable Tailor Made Trips for the Discerning Client

What we offer is specific – unforgettable trekking & hiking vacations – but our focus is broad in terms of destinations and trip styles. We have a tour that fits nearly anyone who loves the outdoors & breathtaking landscapes.

And, we see our mission as creating personalized experience and getting you close to the people, the secret places and the magic moments that ordinary tourists simply don't get to see.

We are the masters at custom designing itineraries just to suit your specific needs! Regardless of what you’re looking for, it’s very likely we have a trip for you!

Cancellation

  • We understand life can be unpredictable at times, and that plans can change.
  • From confirmation up to 30 days prior to departure - 10% of the total amount payable would be charged
  • Between 15 - 29 days – 50% would be refunded
  • Less than 15 days prior to departure 100%.

In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases we will try our best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same. For last minute emergencies we offer future trip credits on a case by case basis.

Note: -

  • All programs are subject to change due to political reason, natural calamities, serious sickness, and special reasons. 
  • Please note that cancellation charges also apply to reductions in group size, not only for cancellations of entire bookings.
  • Mountaineerz might be forced to change/modify the itinerary and also reserves the right to do so, due to unforeseen disruptions by natural forces. If any costs increase due to this change, the client would be requested to pay the additional amount in Manali. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some of our own trek leaders are qualified, experienced ladies. All treks are extremely safe for ladies and we have a lot of solo clients who are ladies.

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You need to carry an original ID card and a photograph.

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There are no doctors on the trek; however our trek leaders are experienced in first aid and basic medical protocols.

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Reporting/Start Point:

Tosh Village Taxi Stand
No Booking or Convenience Charge!
₹ 15000 (17% OFF)
₹ 12500 Per Person
Adults
₹ 12500
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Next Available: 15 May

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