GENERAL DETAILS

Grade: 9/10
Max Altitude: 6001 m
Approx Trekking Km: 48 Km
Temperature in Summers: 20 to 25C day and falls to 5 to 7C at night
Temperature in Winters: 10 to 15C day and nearly 3 to 7C at night
Best Season: June-July, Sep-Oct

Mt.Deo Tibba is Second highest peak of the Pir Panjal range in the Kullu valley. Mount Deo Tibba is a technical peak well known among the mountaineers all around the world. The Hindu religion believes that Deo Tibba is the assembly site of the gods. , and the Devtas are believed to sit on this peak, while the Lord of War & Weather-Indra, carries out a meeting from his throne-Indrasan. Lord Indra is the controller of weather & also the Lord of the Devtas.

Itinerary

Day 1: Reporting at Manali

On reaching Manali in the morning, transfer to hotel and check in. We will meet after lunch with our team and go through your gear. Evening time is free for shopping and visiting the local markets. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 2: Manali Chikka, (12 km drive & 8 km trek)

Drive up to Khanol from Manali where the trek starts. Trek along the Nala, cross it and ascend gradually through the forest for 2-3 hours, after which it gives way to the pastures of Chhika. The campsite is just next to the local temple and next to Jagatsukh Nala.

Day 3: Chikka – Seri

The trek from Chikka goes on the right bank of Jagatsukh Nala for 4-5 hours until we reaches to a large green flat ground almost around 4 to 5 big football ground sized. We camp at the flatlands for the night and witness a blanket of stars open up above us.

Day 4: Seri - Chota Chandratal (Base Camp)

We will start the day’s trek for Chota- Chandertal which will take around 3-4 hours from Seri campsite. Walk along the Nala and cross it again. Start climbing up the rock field. An hour of walking up along a ridge brings us to Tenta at the base of the glacier. Climb the steep slopes for another two hours to reach Chota Chandratal. Overnight stay at Chota Chandratal.

Day 5: Acclimatization at Chota Chandratal (Base Camp)

Acclimatisation day at Chota Chandertal. Spend some time for acclimatisation walk and practicing climbing techniques on snow and ice.

Day 6: Load ferry to Camp 1 from Chota Chandratal (Base Camp)

From now on, the expedition will be run in a semi-alpine manner. Our cook and helper will remain at the base camp. The rest of the team will proceed up to the mountain. All expedition members will be required to carry some of the common food, gear, etc. and assist with the camp activities. Climb up the gully to Dhuangan col. Leave loads at a suitable campsite and return to base camp for the night.

Day 7: Chota Chandratal – Camp 1

The entire team moves to Camp 1. Once we reach Camp 1, the rest of the day can be used for further height gaining and acclimatization. Overnight at Camp 1.

Day 8: Load ferry to Summit Camp from Camp 1

Today again we will do the load ferry to summit camp.

Day 9: Camp 1 - Summit Camp

We will leave very early in the morning with the hope to set up the camp before lunch because we have to walk over the steep terrain. We’ll have dinner early in the evening and head straight to bed for some rest before the next day’s summit attempt.

Day 10: Summit Day

We’ll leave camp in the middle of the night in order to take advantage of the hard snow. The route to summit is moderately angled mixed snow and ice. If all goes well, we’ll arrive at the summit early in the morning. After a good photo session, we’ll head back down to Camp 2. If the weather is bad we will follow the same itinerary next day.

Day 11: Reserved day for Summit

Day 12: Descend to Chota Chandratal from Summit Camp

All the members will descend to Deo Tibba base via Dhuangan Col. Overnight stay at Deo Tibba base camp.

Day 13: Chota Chandratal – Manali

We will follow the same route. It’ll be a long walk back down!

Inclusions

  • Accommodation and meals while on trek
  • All climbing equipment (ice-axe, climbing shoes, crampon, gaiter, helmet, carabineer, seat harness, rock piton, ice piton, fixed rope, climbing rope, Jumar, etc.
  • Mountaineering course certified Expedition Leader and Guide
  • Cook and Helper till Base camp
  • Mules for common equipments till base camp
  • All meals during the Expedition
  • All camping charges
  • Transportation from Manali to Khanol, back to Manali

Exclusions

  • Accommodation and meals at Manali
  • Meal during transit
  • Offload of personal bags during the trek
  • Personal expenses
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any additional expenses caused by or liability for disturbance in expedition due to or circumstances, weather conditions, sickness, natural disasters, riots etc
  • Travel insurance

Important Info

Conduct of the Trek

  • Camping on Trek: Spacious tents to be shared by 2 or 3 persons respectively. We will provide insulated mattresses and sleeping with a fleece sleeping liner for each to be used personally and returned at the end of the trek.
  • Kitchen Tent: There will be a separate kitchen and dining tents. For a small group (for 2-6 people) we carry kitchen cum dining tents. The camp area will have a trash bag, a water point to drinking water and a washing point. Our staff will help with any task related to maintenance of the campsite and keeping things available.
  • Toilets on Trek: There will be toilet tents for trekkers. The toilets will be dry toilets where a pit will be dug and will contain a hump of mud inside and there will be mud try.
  • Utensils on Trek: Provision of utensils would be there for every trekker but we strongly recommend carrying lunch boxes for days when packed food needs to be given. Carry boxes which can be covered with a lid. We do not use plastic bag to pack the food and to be given to each trekker, as we make an effort to take minimum plastic in mountains making close to no environmental impact.
  • Expedition Leader: He will conduct the entire program and take decisions in consultations with the team and depending on the weather, snow and other situations on the ground
  • Local Staff: We hire local staff as our support crew like a cook, guide, kitchen helpers, porters, mule persons. These are expert in their fields and the region.
  • Meals: On treks, you will not be required to carry anything to eat apart from your personal trail food. Our meal program starts with morning tea, breakfast, tea/ coffee, hot lunch, evening tea with snacks, soup, and dinner.
  • Leave no Trace: We strictly follow leave no trace policies on any trek i.e. making zero impact on the environment like avoiding packed plastic foods. Camping on durable surfaces, minimize campfire impacts, dispose of waste properly.

Things to Pack

  • Backpack of 50-65 L capacity with rain cover
  • Day Pack 15 - 20 L - 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 waterproof.

Socks

  • 4-5 pairs of cotton socks
  • 1-2 pair of woollen socks (best to use when in camp. Not recommended while trekking)

Clothing

  • Pants: 2-3 pairs - Ideal is the quick dry lightweight synthetic pants. Alternatively, track pants are also comfortable to trek in. Avoid jeans
  • T-shirts 2-3 pairs – Preferably full sleeves
  • Synthetic Fleece Jacket - 1 pair
  • Windproof/ Waterproof Jacket - 1 pair
  • Down-filled/Hollow fibre 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)

Accessories

  • Raincoat/Poncho - make sure it is something that will cover your daypack and camera too
  • Gloves - Lightweight synthetic gloves made of Fleece or you can also use woollen gloves
  • Sun Cap - 1
  • Sun Glasses with good UV protection is a must
  • Toiletries - Sunscreen SPF 30+, moisturizer, lip balm, soap, toilet paper
  • Repair Kit (needle and thread)
  • Headlamp/ Torch
  • Water Bottle- two bottles 1 litre each
  • Trekking pole - Optional
  • Plastic packing covers. (Please pack all your gear in waterproof plastic bags so that your clothes etc. do not get wet while on horses or porters. Als0, carry extra plastic bags in case you need to pack wet clothes.)

Personal first aid kit

  • We carry a proper medical kit for any kind of emergency or any basic illness, we still recommend everyone in the outdoors to always carry a personal medication kit. A personal kit could include any medicines that you have been using previously using for any kind of illness or any medical condition like asthmatic, epilepsy, diabetes.etc
  • We recommend you to carry a kit always while travelling and it must include basic medicines and first aid for, headache, cold, cough, fever, ORS (must carry) basic painkillers, bandages, analgesic spray etc.
  • Sun Cap - 1

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.
  • Operator 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.

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