Deo Tibba Ski Touring

Deo Tibba Ski Touring

Trip Details

  • Trip Type: Ski Touring

  • Region: Kullu

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 14 days

  • Max Altitude: 6001m

  • Batch Dates: Custom Trips Only

Deo Tibba Ski Touring Overview

Set back in the Manali valley, Deo Tibba is a popular peak among climbers who have some mountaineering knowledge. The ski descent is great for intermediate-advanced ski mountaineers. The approach to the mountain is through the ancient village of Jagatsukh and the nearest town is Manali. Deo Tibba is a technical peak that can be graded PD on the Alpine grading scale with some protection needed on 3 portions of the mountain on the way up. It's accessibility makes for a great spring ski touring objective.

Trip Cost

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

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Manali

Arrive in Manali in the morning and check into your hotel. Gear check and prepare for the climb ahead. 

 

Day 02: Manali - Chikka (3500m)

Duration: 

We start our drive from Manali to Jagatsukh village and proceed onward on the Duhangan hydroelectric project road. From the road-head, it's a gradual climb through the forest to reach the open pastures at Chikka which have a temple and a few huts. We trek along the Duhangan Nala today and camp on its banks. 

 

Day 03: Chikka - Seri (3800m)

Duration: 

The day starts with a moderate ascent through a mixed forest that we quickly leave behind. We trek through the treeline to reach the alpine meadows at Seri. The flatlands at Seri are a summer pasture for the animals in the valley villages. We camp right next to the Tenta cliffs with multiple waterfalls crashing to the rocks below. 

 

Day 04: Seri Exploration

Duration: 

We leave Seri for a day of exploration and ski touring in the surrounding area. The specific site for the day will depend on the snow cover and conditions.  

 

Day 05: Seri - Chota Chandratal (4480m) - Seri

Duration: 

Make our way today to Chota Chandratal a small glacial lake flanked by taller mountains. We can see Duhangan Col easily from here. Ski down to Tenta.

 

Day 06: Seri - Base Camp (4000m)

Duration: 

Today we make our way up the Tenta cliffs, on the same route as the previous day. We set up our Base Camp in Tenta, short of the lake. From here we can see the route we take to reach camp 1 through the Duhangan gully. 

 

Day 07 - Day 11: Climbing and Skiing

We use these days to make our way up the mountain. The climb is graded PD and has two gullies we need to negotiate and one exposed climb to the summit ridge. The Duhangan gully takes us to the plateau above the Duhangan Col where we set up Camp 1 and another shorter gully takes us to the Piton Ridge at the base of which a Camp 2 can be established. We go for the summit after Camp 2 and reach a saddle point from which one can access Indrasan peak. From the saddle, we start the last push to the summit and ski down to Base Camp. 

 

Day 12: Base Camp 

Rest and clean up at the Base Camp or at Seri

 

Day 13: Base Camp - Manali

We trek down to the road head where our vehicles pick us up. Drive to your hotel in Manali. 

 

Day 14: Manali

Breakfast and Departure. Trip Ends!

Cost Includes

  1. Camping tents on double occupancy
  2. Kitchen, Dining tents
  3. Insulated Sleeping Pads.
  4. Nutritious, high-calorie food will be served as per the itinerary
  5. Cook and camp helpers until base camp.
  6. Horses carry loads on the route until base camp.
  7. Transport as detailed in the itinerary
  8. All technical climbing group gear.
  9. Rooms on double occupancy as per the itinerary in budget hotels in Manali
  10. Ski guide for the duration of the trip.

Cost Excluxdes

  1. All expenses of personal nature like drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
  2. Any insurance
  3. Any evacuations expenses
  4. Sleeping bag. 
  5. Your Personal Ski and mountaineering gear. It's best you get your own Ski equipment as it will not be possible to rent any gear locally. 
  6. Transport to and from Manali at the beginning and end of the trip
  7. Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Things you need to get

Clothing:

- Good quality waterproof jacket

- Waterproof trousers

- Balaclava (thick fleece)

- Sun hat

- Cycle mitts

- Warm gloves - mountaineering gloves (waterproof outer, fleece inner) are good.

- Mid-weight fleece top

- Cycling tights (looser, "trackster" fit rather skin-tight lycra),

- Shorts

- Long sleeved shirt

- Travel trousers

- 2 wicking tee-shirts (synthetic or merino wool)

- Cotton tee-shirt for around town

- Long sleeved thermal top

- Thermal long johns

- 2-3 pairs underwear

- 2-3 pairs of standard socks

- 1 pair warm sock

Footwear:

- Cycling shoes, e.g. SPD's, if applicable (bring spare cleats)

- Trekking shoes and climbing shoes

- Flip-flops, Crocs or Sandals to wear around camp.

Pack:

- Main bag - soft shell duffle bag to be kept in the logistics vehicle. 
- Day Pack 15 - 20 lts - You will use this to carry your camera, water bottle, Trail layers, trail food etc.

Accessories:

- A bike helmet

- Dark glasses (the sun is very strong),

- Camera

- A couple of spare passport photos photocopies of key documents. e.g., passport (data and visa pages),

- travel insurance policy

- Toiletries - Sunscreen SPF 40+, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Soap, Toilet paper

- Repair Kit (needle and thread).

- Headlamp/ Torch.

- Water Bottle- Ideally keep two bottles 1 litre each.

- Plastic Packing covers.