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Deo Tibba Ski Touring

Deo Tibba Ski Touring

Trip Details

  • Trip Type: Ski Touring

  • Region: Kullu

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 13 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. Please write to us for prices and more info on this tour. 

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Manali

Arrive in Manali in the morning and check into your hotel. Gear check and prepare for the climb ahead. Hotel stay and meals not included in the cost.

Day 02: Manali - Chikka (3500m)
Duration: 3 hours

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: 4 hours

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

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: 4 hours

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: 3 hours

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 Manali. 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. Porters carry loads on the route until base camp up to 10kg/person
  7. Transport as detailed in the itinerary
  8. All technical climbing group gear.
  9. Ski guide for the duration of the trip.
  10. All Staff Insurance.
  11. All applicable permits.

Cost Excludes

  1.  Hotels and meals in Manali
  2. All expenses of personal nature like drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
  3. Any insurance.
  4. Any evacuations expenses.
  5. Sleeping bag.
  6. Your personal, technical and safety ski and mountaineering gear. It's best you get your own ski equipment as it will not be possible to rent any gear locally. Mountaineering gear, if any is needed can be easily got from our well-stocked gear store in Manali.
  7. Transport to and from Manali at the beginning and end of the trip
  8. Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Things you need to get

Ski Gear: 

- Skis / Split boards 

- Climbing Skins

- Some spare Wax

- Ski Boots or Snow boarding boots

- Ski Poles

- Ski Crampons

Clothing:

- Good quality waterproof ski jacket.

- Ski trousers.

- Down Jacket.

- Fleece jacket.

- Beanie - warm

- Sun hat

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

- Mid-weight fleece top.

- Long sleeved shirt.

- Travel and camp trousers.

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

- Normal clothing for around town. 

- Long sleeved thermal top.

- Thermal long johns.

- 2-3 pairs underwear

- 2-3 pairs of standard socks

- 1 -2 pairs warm sock

Footwear:

You will need shoes for around camp and the same you could use when in town. 

Pack:

- Main bag - soft shell duffle bag for all your gear.
- Ski Pack (whatever you are normally used to) - You will use this to carry your camera, water bottle, Trail layers, trail food etc.

Accessories:

- Personal Avalanche Beacons. (You can also rent them from us if you need)

- Dark ski glasses/ googles (the sun is quite 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.