Trek To Lake Rani Sui
4 Nights/5 Days
2 to 12 people
This beautiful lake was named “Rani Sui” as a “Rani” or a “Queen” gave birth near this water body.
For the adventure seekers in you who are unfortunately a bit hard pressed for time, Himalaya the great has this awesome short trek to offer you. It is an ideal weekend getaway in the Kullu Valley of western Himalaya. The Rani Sui Lake is perched on the Khan – Pari Tibba peak and nestled in the majestic Dhauladhar range. This trail leads to Kalihani pass and the Bara Bhangal range.
I had my apprehensions when I went on this trek as I am not technically trained. The fact that we will gain quite an altitude in such a short period made me wonder. Once on the trek I realized that it can be categorized as slightly moderate trek at phases when we gain height, but certainly not a technical one. This is the charm of this trek. It is like adventure and some breath taking beauty all packed into a small capsule of time and you have the trek to the Rani Sui Lake.
Once we gain the maximum altitude, we will get some awesome views of the Manalsu glacier, Hanuman Tibba, Rohtang pass, Deo Tibba and the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjaal ranges.
The most striking feature of this trail is that it meanders through thick and lush green cedar and pine forests and is a never ending carpet of rich and fertile meadows. This makes it extremely picturesque and a camera’s delight when the flora is in full bloom.
- Rani Sui Lake
- Awesome views of Pir-Panjal
DAY 01: Manali - Lama Dugh (3017m) 5 hrs
Reporting time 9:00 am at Hadimba temple.
The trek begins from Hadimba temple and the climb is through thick forests but there is no water point after departing from Manali. As one gains height in this steep climb, the distinct views of different faces of Indrasan, Deo Tibba and peaks of Bara Shigri glacier open up. In the last lag, the path turns to the right and one traverses the ridge horizontally and enters the campsite on an alpine plateau studded with thick growth of alpine flowers.
DAY 02: Lama Dugh - Rani Sui (3900m) 7 to 8 hrs
The height gain on this day is approximately 1 km. The trek is a bit steep at the ridge below Khanpari Tibba (4000m). From this point, one can have a magnificent glimpse of Manali, situated on the left bank of River Beas and the whole upper Kullu valley, which appears swathed in the different colors of the season. The lake at Rani Sui is a small mountain tarn with 360 degree views of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges.
DAY 03: Ranisui to Kalathanali. 4 to 5 hours - Chandigarh/Delhi.
It's a steady descent today through high altitude meadows and pine, maple, horse chestnut, walnut forests. Continuous descent through dense pine forests will take you to the village of Parsha and then further down to national highway at Kalath. The trek ends here. A vehicle will pick up from there and bring you to da Base.
Participants, who’ve joined us just for the trek, can catch their bus from the Patlikuhl bus stand.
- 1 nights stay at the basecamp and 1 night in ‘Himalayan Village Retreat’ in Soil, Manali.
- Travel in Volvo bus from Delhi to Manali and back (in ‘all inclusive’ trips)
- Pick up and drop from Patlikuhl bus stand, Manali
- Stay in 2-4 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 with expertise in first aid
- Kitchen equipment, cook and helpers
- All the Camping arrangements
- Wildlife/ environmental permits and other permits & levies.
- All local transport as per itinerary in Gypsy/Bolero
- 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.
- Cost of any optional activity we offer, like paragliding, angling, rafting etc.
- Porterage @INR. 350 per day per 10 kg bag
- In case you are joining just for the trek, you should be at the Ram Bag Chowk, the Mall, Manali, by 9 am
- Trekking programs in the Himalaya not necessarily would always run exactly as scheduled. Allow for unplanned long days or early camps due to weather disruptions or similar causes.
- All participants are recommended to have a travel insurance that covers trekking and wilderness travel.
- 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.
Cancelation Charges: We understand life can be unpredictable at times, and that plans can change, that’s why we are pretty flexible about cancellations. For last minute emergencies we offer future trip credits on a case by case basis. Please talk to us before you cancel any trip with us.
- 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: no refund.
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
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.
The tour will not be cancelled unless we are forced to do so because of unusual or unforeseen circumstances, such as a major natural disaster, major political unrest or war. If we cancel the tour we will promptly refund all payments made to us including the deposit (less the unrecoverable costs such as air tickets cancellations). We shall not be liable to refund any additional expenses that you may have incurred (such as insurance, visas, vaccinations and other incidental costs).
If you do not show up at the meeting point specified on the agreed date, we will assume you have been delayed and will wait for you to contact us with your new expected arrival date. If you do not contact us within 48 hours we will assume you have cancelled the tour. There is no refund of any money paid.
(a) In case the journey is broken off early upon the client’s own wish or causes, operator shall not be liable to any refund of the days not utilized. Clients will have to pay for hotel or any extra costs incurred after leaving the itinerary.
(b) The trek information sheets and the dossier give information and conditions relating to the tour and are deemed to be part of the contract and so you should be fully aware of their contents. However, the itinerary is an indication of what the group should accomplish, but is not a contractual obligation- changes may be made because of exceptional weather, flight cancellations, sickness or other unforeseen circumstances. No refund will be given for unused services or unrealized dreams.
(c) Operator shall not be liable to refund of any Bank charges deducted while making the bank transaction.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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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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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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.