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Mantalai Lake Trek 2019

 Manali    8 Nights/9 Days 123 people interested today
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Trip Overview

The trek starts from the village of Barshaini, the road-head in the Parvati valley. A moderate ascent of around 5 hrs brings one to Khirganga, which is a hot spring where Lord Shiva is said to have meditated. The difference between the springs here and in Manikaran is that after a bath in Khirganga, your skin will feel greasy whereas after a bath in the spring at Manikaran, your skin will feel dry.

This trek is said to be one of the most spectacular treks in the region that takes one up the lush green Parvati valley to the source of the sacred Parvati River, which is the high-altitude Mantalai Lake, nestled at the foot of majestic high peaks of the Himalaya. Most portion of the trek passes through the outskirts of the Great Himalayan national park and there are quite a few opportunities on this trail to explore myriad flora & fauna of the Indian Western Himalaya.  This is the perfect trek for nature lovers and people who have an interest in the spiritual & natural history of the Kullu Himalaya.

Max Altitude: Pin Parvati Pass (5319 mts)
Best Time: July to end September
Starting Point of the Trek: Barshaini 
Highlight: Scenic beauty, Nature, Flora & Fauna     
Grade:  Easy-Moderate

Day 0: Delhi – Chandigarh – Manali - Haripur | 12 – 14 Hrs

Arrive in Manali/Patlikuhl in the morning where our team will pick you up and drop you off at the our Base in Haripur. Unwind after the long drive. Later meet the team. Explore surroundings like the beautiful ‘somvan’ by the river Beas, Naggar Castle, Roerich art Gallery etc. Back in time for relaxed evening over bonfire and early dinner to get up early in the morning.

Day 1: dA base Haripur - Manikaran – Barshaini - Khirganga | 85 Kms Drive, 6/7 Hrs

Travel by road from dA Base Haripur to Manikaran  (85 kms). Manikaran is a holy place for both Sikhs and Hindus alike and also has the World’s hottest Sulphur Spring.  Ascent through villages, fields and forest.  Khirganga (2960 m) is a holy place with Hot water springs. Camp the night at Khirganga in tents.

Day 2: Khirganga - Tunda Bhuj | 16 Kms Trek, 6/7 Hrs

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 3: Tunda Bhuj - Thakur Kuan | 16 Kms Trek, 6/7 Hrs

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 (3360 m) above the cliff section. Overnight in tents

Day 4: Thakur Kuan – Pandupul | 12 Kms Trek, 5/6 Hrs

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 5: Pandupul - Mantalai Lake | 11 Kms Trek, 7/8 Hrs

Trek for 11 kms to reach Mantalai lake (4200 m), the source of Parbati river.  There is a choice of grassy camp- sites just beyond Mantalai. Overnight in tents

Day 6: Mantalai Lake to Pandu Bridge | 15 Kms Trek, 7/8 Hrs

Trek back the same way from Mantalai to Pandu Bridge. Overnight in tents

Day 7: Pandu Bridge – Thakur Kuan | 12 Kms, 5/6 Hrs

Trek back the same way from Pandu Bridge to Thakur Kuan. Overnight in tents

Day 8: Thakur Kuan – Tunda Bhuj | 16 Kms, 7/8 Hrs

Trek back fromThakur Kuan to Tunda Bhuj. Overnight in tents

Day 9: Tunda Bhuj – Barsheni – Manikaran – Kullu or Manali Drop

Return to Manikaran from where a vehicle will pick you up and drop you back at Kullu or Manali where we part ways.

**Guests who are travelling the next day are welcome to stay the night at no extra cost.  Relax at the base camp or go angling (some nice spots near our base) the next day, before we part ways here to meet soon for our next adventure.

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  • 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
  • 2 nights stay at base camp located in an orchard in Haripur, Manali.
  • 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.


  • 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 the base in Haripur (choice of veg/ non-veg).  
  • Cost of any optional activity we offer, like paragliding, angling, rafting etc.
  • Porter charges for personal luggage

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Important Information

Advisory about activity – 

  • We suggest guests arrive at Manali, the night before the start of the trek.  
  • All guests are welcome to stay with compliments at the base 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.


With our every escapade we bring you closer to the best of adventure travel. We bring you an experience that encompasses the quiet and the wild, the divine, the exotic and the spiritual side of  “The Valley of The Gods.”

Cancellation Policy

  • 75% refund if cancelled before 45 days
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 30 days
  • 25% refund if cancelled before 15 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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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

Pick up from Patlikuhal Bus Stop (16 Kms before Manali)

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