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Offbeat Trip: Old Manali Trek with Camping by Beas River and Jana

 Manali    1 Nights/2 Days 342 people interested today
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Duration
1 Nights/2 Days
Experience
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Start Point
Patlikuhal
Finish Point
Patlikuhal
Trip Code
O310A1213
Group Size
2 to 15 people
Language
English & Hindi
Grade
Easy
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Overview

Heaven on Earth, this probably could be the best description of this quaint peaceful town offering panoramic views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal Ranges, and a completely contrasting world in the snow filled months of winter. Hike amongst the snow clad Dhauladhar range from Solang Valley to Old Manali. Hang out in the buzz of Old Manali in the lovely cafes and explore the tiny and charming town of Old Manali. Spend the chilly night snuggled up , surrounded by snow, in luxury hiking tents at an exotic private location, by the River Beas. Get your adrenaline fix while ziplining/paragliding in the Kullu valley or go for winter sports like skiing or snowboarding in the Beautiful Solang Valley.

Highlights:  

  • Solang Valley
  • Snow trek to Old Manali
  • Private Camping by the river Beas at an exclusive spot
  • Exploration and Photography, Little Amsterdam of India, 'Old Manali'
  • Explore Naggar
  • Traditional Himachli Cuisine at Jana waterfalls
  • Ziplining and Paragliding

Itinerary:

Day-1: Patlikukal - dA Base, Haripur - Solang Valley - Old Manali - Somvan Campsite  

You will be received at the Patlikuhal bus stop at 9 am and and we will  drive you to the basecamp located amidst an orchard in Haripur. After introductions and refreshments we will drive you to Solang Valley to begin the trek. After a pleasant and easy hike, we will reach Old Manali. Lunch in restaurant on the way at own cost. Hang out in the lovely cafes with awesome music to give you company. 

If you’d rather relax in the camp and want some peace and quiet, we’ll straightaway head to our camping site. Pitch the luxury tents in a picture perfect location here and enjoy a private camping experience by the freezing River Beas.

Enjoy freshly cooked vegetarian meal and help in collecting firewood. Indulge in some angling and relax around a bonfire and  piping hot BBQ before sleep. You will be staying in luxury hiking tents for a comfortable camping experience.

Day-2: Somvan - Explore Naggar, Jana Waterfall- Patlikuhal - Departure

After having breakfast by the river Beas, spend some time by the river side and explore. Later we drive to Jana waterfall for some traditional Himachali Cuisine and an amazing ride. Visit the Castle, Roerich Art Gallery in Naggar, the ancient capital of Kullu, on the way. Then we will drop you at the Patlikuhal Bus stop for your onward journey.


Inclusions

  • Services of experienced lead guide and experienced local assistant guide.  
  • Stay comfortable high-quality tents 
  • All meals during the trek. (nutritious freshly cooked veg/non-vegetarian)  
  • Kitchen equipment, cook and helper  
  • All the Camping arrangements
  • Wildlife/ environmental permits and other permits & levies. 

Exclusions

  • Cost of any form of insurance (Personal/Baggage/Medical)  
  • Meals in reastaurants
  • Any expense of purely personal nature
  • Any expenses that arise due to change in itinerary and decrease/increase in no. of days because of natural forces like landslides, weather, roadblocks, flight cancellations, sickness etc.  
  • 5% gst

Important Info

Backpack

  • Backpack 40 - 50 Lt. with rain cover.Day Pack 15 - 20 Lt. -To carry your personal gear, camera, water bottle, trail clothing, packed food etc. (you will need this, when you offload your larger pack onto a horse/porter)

Footwear

  • Trekking Shoes: Please do not wear sports shoes as on most treks as we go higher it gets harder to use the sports shoes. We recommend shoes with a good hard sole and also ankle support preferable water proof. While we do not subscribe to any particular brand you can try the Quechua Forclaz 600 or like. Socks:
    - 2-3 pairs of cotton socks
    - 1-2 pair of woolen socks (best to use when in camp. Not recommended while trekking).

Clothing

  • Pants: 2-3 pairs -Ideal are quick dry light weight synthetic pants. Alternatively track pants are also comfortable to trek in. Avoid jeans/denims.
  • T-shirts 2-3 pairs–Preferably full sleeves.
  • Synthetic Fleece Jacket -1 pair.
  • Wind proof/ Water proof Jacket -1 pair.
  • Down filled / Hollow fiber fill insulated Jacket – 1 pair (optional-get this if you want to stay extra warm at camps.)
  • Thermal liners-1 pair upper and lower (optional)

Cancellation

  • 100% refund if cancelled before 30 days
  • 75% refund if cancelled before 15 days
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 7 days
  • No refund after that

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

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Our thoroughly researched itineraries are designed to offer you access to some of the world\'s best-kept secrets. We have personally explored the destinations we offer with in-depth knowledge that goes towards making your experience more than worth your while. However, at times due factors beyond any one’s control, situations may arise which can pose a challenge to the safety and security of the group members. To minimize any negative impact, we subscribe strictly to “Safety Protocol” which is an intensive and comprehensive compilation of safety and security measures undertaken to ensure a seamless and safe experience for its guests. There are factors which are controllable and attention to them ensures lower risks and toned down consequences.

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We provide our clients with porters/ponies for their convenience on demand and at a fixed price (Rs.500 per day for the duration of the trek and a maximum of 10 kg per person)

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

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Our trip will start from the base camp in Haripur, 14 km short of Manali. If you are travelling by Volvo bus, you are requested to de-board at the Patlikuhal bus stand and we will receive you from there and drive you to the base camp

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The water during the trip is fresh and it is recommended to carry your personal reusable water bottles and filters as well.

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point:


pickup from Patlikuhal bus stop, 14 km before Manali
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₹ 4550 (35% OFF)
₹ 2950 Per Person
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