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 Deo Tibba - Chota Chandratal Trek

Trip Details

  • Trip Type: Trekking

  • Region: Manali - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 08 days

  • Max Altitude: 4200m

  • Batch Dates: Custom Dates Only

Deo Tibba - Chota Chandratal Trek Overview

The Deo tibba - Chota Chandertal trek starts from Jagatsukh in Manali, this scenic, summer high altitude trek winds its way through lush green meadows and alpine forests. With memorable views of snow-capped peaks, including Indrasan, Inderkilla, Deo-Tibba and Hampta Pass, this is one of the most scenic treks in Himachal Pradesh. Mountain streams, glaciers, log bridges; all go into making this a trek worth experiencing. Look out for the amazing valley view from Piyangniru. It would be any photographer's delight to capture.

Trip Cost

This is a custom departure tour and so please write to us for prices and more info on this trek. 

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Manali

Arrive in Manali in the morning. Walk around town and orient yourself to your surroundings. The group meets for a trip orientation in the evening by the trip leader at the hotel. Overnight in a hotel - meals and stay not included in the trip cost.

Day 02: Manali - Jagatsukh - Khanol (2600m)
Duration: 6 hours

Get to Jagatsukh after a short drive from where the trek starts. The trail ascends gradually through thick pine forests along the narrow Allain Nullah valley. Lookout for plenty of wildlife along the way.

Day 03: Khanol - Chikha(3200m)
Duration: 4 hours

Today's trail is again all uphill but mostly through birch forests. The campsite at Chikha is almost at treeline giving you some fabulous views.

Day 04: Chikha - Seri (3600m)
Duration: 4 hours

The first part of the trail winds through birch forests before opening on to the huge meadow at Seri. The camp at the opposite end of the meadow is about an hour's walk away.

Day 05: Seri - Tainta (3900m)
Duration: 4 hours

The initial part of the trek is all flat and easy walking till you come to a stream. After crossing the stream the trails is uphill through boulders till you come to the camp which is on a moraine.

Day 06: Tainta - Chota Chandertal (4200m) - Tainta
Duration: 6 hours

The path is all through moraine with some uphill stretches. The closed valley doesn't offer views of the valley but Deo Tibba stays with you all along. Chota Chandertal a beautiful small mountain lake in a depression. Return to the camp at Tainta.

Day 07: Tainta - Chikha
Duration: 4 hours

Return on the same route that you took on the way up, passing the campsite at Seri.

Day 08: Chikha - Jagatsukh - Manali
Duration: 4 hours

Trace the route back to Jagatsukh from where a vehicle will pick you up and drop you back to Manali.

Cost Includes

  1. Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents.
  2. Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, Dining Tents, Western Style Toilet Tents.
  3. Sleeping bags (Down Feather/ Primaloft). 
  4. Insulated sleeping pads.
  5. All meals as detailed in the itinerary and safe drinking water.
  6. Guides, Cook and camp staff.
  7. Pack animals (Horses/Mules) to carry loads on the route with personal portage up to 10kg/person 
  8. All HP state Forest Permits
  9. All transport Manali to Khanol and back. 

Cost Excludes

  1. All hotel stays in Manali
  2. Any food in hotels. 
  3. All expenses of personal nature like bottled water, drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
  4. Personal Clothing.
  5. Medical and evacuation expenses, we strongly recommend purchasing a suitable insurance cover - asc360 provides adventure insurance in the Indian Himalayas.
  6. Any transport outside of mentioned inclusions.
  7. Any expense incurred due to force majeure such as landslide, bad weather or reasons beyond our control.

Things you need to get

Pack:
- Backpack 40 - 50 Lt with rain cover - Goes on the horse/porter
- Day Pack 15 - 20 lt with rain cover-  to carry your camera, water bottle, trail layers, trail food etc.
Footwear:
-Trekking Shoes: Please do not wear sports shoes as on most treks, as we go higher it gets harder to use sports shoes. 
Socks:
- 2 -3 pairs of trekking socks.
- 2 pairs of woolen socks - ideal to sleep in and best to use when in camp. We do not recommend them while trekking
Clothing:
- Pants: 3 pairs (including the ones you wear) - Ideal are the quick dry trekking pants. Alternatively, track pants are also comfortable to trek in. 
- T-shirts 3 pairs (including the ones you are wearing) - Preferably quick dry, full sleeve t-shirts  You can also choose to get T-shirts with collars, they offer extra protection for the neck from sunburns.
- Fleece Jacket 
- Rain & Wind Protection
- Down filled / Hollow fiber fill insulated Jacket
- Thermal liners - 1 pair upper and lower (optional).
Accessories:
- Warm Cap
- Gloves 
- Sun Cap
- Sunglasses with UV protection.
Other recommended necessities:
- Toiletries - sunscreen SPF 40+, moisturiser, lip balm, soap, toilet paper.
- Repair Kit (needle and thread).
- Headlamp/ Torch.
- Camera.
- Water Bottle- Ideally keep two bottles 1 liter 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. Also, carry extra plastic bags in case you need to pack wet clothes.)