A treat to the eyes, the trek to Deotibba Base Camp trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the country. Taking the trekkers through beautiful meadows, attractive rhododendrons, silver birch and scented junipers, it is a treasure trove for everyone. In addition to all the offerings, camping around the towering peaks, lush valleys and gurgling water bodies make this trek an amazing experience. Also, since it is a moderate grade one, it is ideal for both the amateur and the expert trekkers.
Get ready to explore some of the unseen parts of the region while you head out for this trek. As you slowly continue your trek you will come across the stunning landscape of the region with the alpine forests, meadows, high altitude lakes, waterfalls and moraines. Not just this you can also catch the glimpse of the famous snow-clad peaks of Deo Tibba & Indrasan and also the glaciers of Jagatsukh & Deo Tibba. This amazing trek will be one of the most memorable treks for you.
|Booking Date||16 May – 21 May|
Day 1 – Drive from Manali to Khanol Village and start trek to Chikka
The Deo Tibba Base Camp trek originates from Khanol and after reaching Manali in the morning.
Get a drive straightaway to Khanol village, the starting point of the trek.
The trekking route is filled with different types of berries and flowers.
It takes 6-7 hours to reach Chikka which takes a shape of a snake.
The views of Deo Tibba and Indrasaan peaks and the Spiti valley are the glorious welcome gifts for you.
The view opens up at Chikka which provides one of the best camping site boasts of Nag Mandir.
Check into your camps for the night stay.
Day 2 – Trek from Chikka to Seri
Start trekking along the bank of the Jagatsukh nallah and enter the incandescent forests which would give away the paths to a striking landscape strewn with boulders and a carpet of velvety grass and colourful wildflowers.
Leaving the tree-line behind, ascend to the meadows of Seri. Seri was once a glaciated lake but now it is a beautiful large meadow drained with icy rivulets and studded with an astounding variety of
herbs and wildflowers with the gorgeous Tainta waterfall looming in the background.
Stay overnight at the campsite.
Day 3 – Trek from Seri to Tainta
Begin walking across the flat meadow, and wading through streams that feed the Jagatsukh nallah.
Get ready for a steep climb through boulders that will lead you to a moraine field and get the first views of the massive Deo Tibba and Indrasan.
Today you will get enough time to relax and acclimatize.
Relax and stay overnight in the tents arranged.
Day 4 – Trek from Tainta to Mini Chandratal and return to Tainta
After an uphill climb, across moraine fields, you will get to see a stunning emerald blue glacial lake that is mini Chandra Tal.
Hundreds of wildflowers adorn the shores of the lake.
All the way, the snow sheathed Deo Tibba sparkles against the sunny azure skies.
Watch the high altitude lake with emerald blue water will ask you to take one last stretch of steep climb.
Then you will return to Tainta later.
Stay overnight in your tents.
Day 5 – Trek from Tainta to Chikka
Retrace your way back passing through Seri and take a halt at Dudu Pathar for lunch.
The descend is easy and will take around 4 hours to reach.
Stay overnight in the tents.
Day 6 – Trek to Khanol Village and drive to Manali
Drive back to Manali via Prini. If you wish, you can spend more time at Solang valley and indulge in some adventure activities like paragliding, zorbing, and many more (At an extra cost).
Arrive at Manali by afternoon. Take some time out for a stroll around at the local market or one can opt for leisurely individual activities and then depart for Delhi by evening bus.
- Veg Meals on Trekking days
- Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
- Camping tents, Temp rated sleeping bags, mattress
- Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
- Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & Rescue. course from NIM Uttarkashi
- First Aid Certified Local guide, cook, helpers
- Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
- Transportation from Manali to Manali.
- Meals during road journeys
- Any kind of Insurance
- Any expense of personal nature
- Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
- Carriage of personal rucksack
- Meals during Hotel Stay, if any
- Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date – 15% deduction
- Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure – 50% deduction
- Less than 15 days of departure – No Cash Refund
- Trekking shoes: Carry trekking shoes and not sports shoes. The trail will be slippery at several places and will require shoes with good grip and ankle support. You can watch this video to learn to choose the right trekking shoes.
- Backpack (40-60 litres): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.
- Daypack (20 litres): As this is a crossover trek, you would only need a daypack if you are offloading your backpack.
- Three layers of warm clothes: Carry two sweaters, and a padded jacket. If you are more susceptible to feeling cold, add another layer.
- Three trek pants: Carry light cotton trek pants. One of your pants can be tights that you can wear as an inner layer while trekking, especially on the Pass day.
- Three collared t-shirts: Carry light, preferably quick-dry, full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms. If you’re too cold, you can wear two tshirts together for more insulation. A common mistake that trekkers make is not changing their tshirts often enough. Regardless of how cold it is, the body tends to sweat a lot. Trekkers who don’t change to fresh clothes fall ill due to wet clothes and are often unable to complete their trek.
- Thermals: Carry thermals (top and bottom) to keep yourself warm at night. Keep your thermals fresh and don’t wear them while trekking.
- Sunglasses: Sunglasses are mandotory. In June, there will be abundant snow on Hampta Pass, and you would need it to protect yourself from snow blindness.
- Suncap: At high altitude, the sun is extra harsh, as the UV rays don’t get filtered. So carry a suncap to protect yourself.
- Synthetic hand gloves: Avoid woollen gloves as they will get wet if you touch snow. You can add a fleece glove as an inner layer, and wear two gloves on each hand if you’re more susceptible to cold.
- Balaclava: You’ll need this to cover your head, as most of the heat escapes from your head.
- Socks (2 pairs) and a pair of woollen socks: Apart from two sports socks, you can take a pair of woollen socks for the night.
- Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
- Trekking pole: Watch this video to understand why you need a trekking pole.
- Toiletries: Sunscreen, moisturiser, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitiser. If you plan to use wet wipes to clean up after a trek, make sure you do not leave the used wipes/tissues back in the mountains since these are not biodegradable. The same holds for used sanitary napkins. Carry a zip lock bag to put used tissues and napkins. Bring this ziplock bag back with you to the city and do not dispose wet tissues and sanitary napkins in the mountains.
- Cutlery: Carry a spoon, coffee mug and a lunch box. We insist on trekkers getting their own cutlery for hygiene reasons.
- Two water bottles: 1 litre each/ or 2 liter water bladder
- Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.
Mandatory Personal Medical Kit
- Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS)
- Dexamethasone – one strip
- Nifedipine – 5 tablets
- Crocin – 6 tablets (fever)
- Avomine – 4 tablets (motion sickness)
- Avil 25mg – 4 tablets (allergies)
- Combiflam – 4 tablets (Pain killer)
- Disprin – 6 tablets (headache)
- Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 6 tablets each (diarrhea)
- Digene – 10 tablets (acidity)
- Domperidone – 6 tablets (vomitting)
- Omez/ Rantadine – 10 tablets (antacids)
- Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
- Gauze – 1 small roll
- Band aid – 10 strips
- Cotton – 1 small roll
- ORS – 10 packets
- Betadine or any antiseptic cream
- Moov spray (aches, & sprains)