Hanuman Tibba Peak
Trip Type: Mountaineering
Region: Manali - Himachal
Grade: Moderately Challenging
Duration: 13 days
Max Altitude: 5938m
Batch Dates: Custom Dates Only
Hanuman Tibba Peak Overview
North of Manali, the highest peak in the Pir Panjal range is Hanuman Tibba at 5940m. A popular peak for climbers who have good mountaineering knowledge, it can be graded PD on the Alpine grading system. Hanuman Tibba is approached from the Beas Kund Glacier. The crux of the climb are two 80 feet snow/ice walls on the summit day.
This is a custom departure tour and so please write to us for prices and more info on this climb.
Day 01: Arrival in Manali
Arrive in Manali in the morning and check into your hotel. Walk around town and orient yourself to your surroundings. Final gear check and prepare for the climb ahead. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 02: Manali - Bakarthach (3300m)
Duration: 4 - 5 hours
Drive up to Solangnala and further ahead on the Rohtang Tunnel road. We start our trek from Dhundi, on the banks of the Beas. We follow the river, through a couple snow bridges and gradually ascend to the meadow at Bakarthach.
Days 03 and 04: Acclimatisation days around Bhakarthach
Duration: Multiple Hours depending on various factors.
We take these days to explore the area around Bakarthach, acclimatise ourselves and brush up on our snow and ice skills for the climb ahead. Return back to base camp for the night on both days.
Day 05: Base Camp - Advance Base Camp - Base Camp
Duration: 7-8 hours
Today we move part of our loads to Advance Base Camp and the base of the Taintu Gully. We spend some time at altitude acclimatising and return to Bakarthach for the night.
Day 06: Base Camp - ABC
Duration: 5 hours
Move camp to ABC today and prepare for the climb ahead.
Day 07: ABC - Camp 1 (4500m)
Duration: 6-7 hours
We start early today to be able to cross the gully in time. Late morning temperature loosens the rocks in the gully and the chances of getting caught in a rockfall increase the later one passes the gully. We cross Taintu Pass at the top of the gully and walk across a boulder field, towards the mountain to establish Camp I.
Day 08: Camp 1 - Camp 2 (5100m)
Duration: 6-7 hours
We now move along the mountain to cross over to the south-east face of the mountain and camp at the base of an ice wall.
Days 09 and 10: Reserved for summit attempts
Duration: long day 10-12 hours
We start in the dark today. Climb 2 short ice walls that take you to the relatively gradual last stretch to the summit. We descend down to Camp 1.
We keep a day as a buffer in case of bad weather or in case other unforeseen situations arise.
Day 11: Return to Base Camp at Bhakarthach from ABC
Duration: 6-8 hours
We retrace our steps back to the meadows at Bakarthach.
Day 12: Return to Solang and drive back to Manali
Duration: 5 hours
We make our way to our waiting vehicles and drive to our hotel in Manali.
Day 13: Manali
Breakfast and Departure. Trip Ends!
- All transfers in a non-ac vehicle as per the itinerary (Manali Hotel - Manali Hotel)
- All arrangements for staying and camping while on trip
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents/ hotel
- All meals as detailed in the itinerary and safe drinking water ( meals in hotels not included)
- Camp staff and cooks until the Base Camp
- Climbing guide for the duration of the trip
- Portage up to 10kg/person
- Insulated sleeping pads.
- All technical climbing group gear
- Peak fee/sanctuary fee/royalty/permits where applicable
- Sleeping Bags
- Any food in Manali hotels
- All expenses of personal nature like bottled water, drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
- Personal Mountaineering Equipment and Clothing
- Medical and evacuation expenses, we strongly recommend purchasing a suitable insurance cover - asc360 provides adventure insurance in the Indian Himalayas
- Transfers to Manali hotels
- Transport to and from Manali at the beginning and end of the trip
- Any expense incurred due to force majeure such as landslide, bad weather or reasons beyond our control
- Sturdy backpack/rucksack (70 lt)- This will go on horses until Base Camp
- Backpack small ( 20 - 30 Ltrs) - to carry everyday
- Warm hiking pants and shirts/T-shirts/sweatshirt.
- T-shirt wicking Layer.
- Good hiking shoes.
- Head light with extra batteries.
- Sunscreen (SPF 50+) and toiletries.
- Thermal Underwear / Long Johns (Upper + Lowers)
- Insulated Water bottle/ 750 ml flask.
- Warm fleece jacket.
- Rain Gear
- Down jacket.
- Warm gloves - thin to work in the ice.
- Warm gloves - thick (Waterproof)
- Warm socks
- Head Gear (balaclavas/woollen cap, sun hat, bandana etc.)
- 4 Season Sleeping bag (-10 deg C or lower)
- Personal recreation: camera, books, music, cards etc
- Hiking poles
- Personal climbing harness
- Ice axe
- Rope slings for self anchors
- Prescribed medication if any