When to go there – Anytime between May and October is good.
Specialty: High-Altitude Alpine Glacial Lake, Last Day Hot Sulphur Spring Bath
The Rani Sui Lake trek, starting from right above the famous Hadimba Temple, Manali. We climb steeply, to eyewitness panoramic views of the Manalsu glacier, Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges including Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, Manali Pass, Rohtang Pass. The trek provides a large variety in the kind of landscapes it offers, making it a perfect getaway for an extended weekend. The moderately steep climb also offers an opportunity to test one’s fitness.
Day 1: Manali to Lama Dugh (6 km / 7 hrs)
We start the trek from Dhungri, about 1.5kms from Manali. Today’s trek comprises of walking through thick Deodar forests. It is mostly an uphill climb. We’ll stop for lunch on a lovely rocky ledge providing a beautiful view of Manali town and its surrounding peaks. Lama Dugh is a lovely meadow ringed by Maple, Spruce and Oak while stands of Silver Birch are further up in the Hill-side. Lush green Lama Dugh is a meadow surrounded by thick forest. The meadow has a small cottage built by forest department.
Day 2: Lama Dugh to Rani Sui (7km/ 8hrs)
Today we will start early after the breakfast. The trail starts gaining height after a km, after walking for few hours, we will reach Rani Sui Lake, a small Himalayan wonder that offers an fascinating view of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar Ranges The lake at Rani Sui is a small mountain tarn with 360 degree views of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges.
Day 3: Rest Day + Exploration Day around Rani Sui Lake (6km)
It is not easy to climb from Manali till Rani Sui. Sometimes it is very steep ascend which makes this trek little bit tough for beginners. Proper rest to your knees as well as your body is compulsory .This day we will explore the Mother Nature and try to gain maximum height for magnificent 360 degree view from the top.
Day 4: Rani Sui to Duddu Thatch (6km/5hrs)
We will start after the breakfast. We will descend to Duddu Thatch through high altitude meadows and pine, maple, horse chestnut, walnut forest. One of the beautiful trail of this trek. Hot lunch will be waiting for us. Over night at Duddu Thatch.
Day 5: Duddu Thatch to Manali via Kalath (6km/ 5hrs)
Wake up to a beautiful morning and enjoy the sunrise. After breakfast we will start debriefing and certificate ceremony, don’t forget to share your best moment of the whole trek. After binding up continue all the way downhill till Kalath Village, where you can relax in natural hot sulphur spring especially helpful for knee pain & joint pain. After this jeep will take you to Manali.
If you are beginner kindly offload your backpack, because trekking with heavy backpack in mountains is not an easy task especially when you are carrying around 8-10 kg uphill.
If you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule/porter.
Charges of offloading backpack 300per Day. Inform us in advance so
that we can arrange.
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kg. Backpack should have waterproof cover.
Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air.Kindly check online for other informations.
Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will
reach Manali in 12 - 14 hours. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or
Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 6 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 and 10 am. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.
Trekking shoes: There will be several slippery patches on the trail, and you will need trekking shoes with good grip. Sports shoes will not be comfortable enough.
Backpack (50-60 liter): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.
Two warm layers: At the campsites, especially the higher ones, the temperature after sundown will drop to around 2-6 degrees. You will need at least three warm layers (two lights layers such as fleece and woolen and one padded jacket) for this trek.
Two trek pants: One pair of pants should suffice for this trek. But you can carry one spare pair in case the first one gets wet. Wear one pair and carry one pair.
Two collared t-shirts: Carry light, full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms. Again, wear one and carry one.
Thermals (Optional): Those who are more susceptible to cold can carry thermals to wear at night.