Indrasan Peak

Trip Details

  • Trip Type: Mountaineering

  • Region: Kullu - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 16 days

  • Max Altitude: 6221m

  • Batch Dates: Custom Trips Only

Indrasan Peak Overview

A climbers peak, Indrasan was first climbed by the members of the Kyoto University Alpine club, Japan in 1962. It is a  fairly challenging climb spread over 16 days.  The mountain can be attempted starting from either Jagatsukh or Chatru. We climb the west ridge take the same initial route as the climb to Deo Tibba, Indrasan's closest neighbour. Climbers can also optionally attempt a twofer climbing both Deo Tibba and Indrasan together on this route.

 

Indrasan in local lore is supposed to be the seat of Lord Indra the king of Heaven and also the Devas. He is supposed to be the god of lightning and thunder. The approach to this peak is from the plateau of Deo Tibba where we generally put up camp 2. The alpine grade for this climb is a D but can also be a D+ depending on conditions on the mountain with weather and snow.

Trip Cost

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

Mountaineering

Detailed Itinerary

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. Overnight in a hotel. 

 

Day 02: Acclimatization day around Manali

Duration:

We leave for a hike today with packed lunches and return to Manali by the evening. Overnight in a hotel.

 

Day 03: Shopping and packing, in preparation for the climb

Today we do a final gear check and prepare for the climb ahead. Last opportunity to but any last minute supplies. 

 

Day 04: 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 05: 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 06: Seri - Base Camp at Tenta (4000m)

Duration:

A short hike zigzagging along the Tenta cliffs gets us to our Base Camp for the climb. Once we establish camp, we leave for an acclimatisation hike to the glacial Chota Chandratal Lake (4480m). We can clearly see our route up ahead from the lake. Return to the Base Camp for the night. 

 

Day 07: Tenta - Advanced Base Camp (4500m) - Tenta

Duration:

We climb higher and load ferry to our Advance Base Camp on the snow, at the base of the gully that leads to Duhangan Col. After spending some time at altitude, we return to our base camp for the night.

 

Day 08: Tenta - ABC (4500m)

Duration:

We hike the same route as the day before and establish ABC. Take the afternoon to brushing up your snow and ice skills before the technical part of the climb starts.

 

Day 09 - 13: Climbing days 

We make our way up the gully and beyond Duhangan Col. Beyod Duhangan Col, we make our way through the glacier to reach Camp 1. The route to Camp 2 is a gradual climb through the glacier and onward up a gully to reach a saddle between Deo Tibba and Indrasan. We move away from Deo Tibba and set up camp 2 (summit camp) at the base of Indrasan. Our summit push is on the West Ridge of the mountain. . The summit opens up expansive views of Deo Tibba, right next to us and the further peaks of Kullu and Lahaul. We make our way back to Camp 1 and onto the Base Camp the next day. 

 

Day 14: Tenta - Chikka

Duration:

We retrace our steps back to Chikka and camp by the nala again. 

 

Day 15: Chikka - Manali

Duration:

Make our way back to the roadhead where our vehicles pick us up. Drive to the hotel in Manali.

 

Day 16: Manali

Breakfast and Departure. Trip Ends!

 

Cost Includes

  1. All transfers in a non-ac vehicle as per the itinerary (Manali Hotel - Manali Hotel)
  2. All arrangements for staying and camping while on trip
  3. Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents/ hotel
  4. All meals as detailed in the itinerary and safe drinking water ( meals in hotels not included) 
  5. Camp staff and cooks until the Base Camp
  6. Climbing guide for the duration of the trip
  7. Portage up to 10kg/person until the Base Camp
  8. Insulated sleeping pads.
  9. All technical climbing group gear
  10. Peak fee/sanctuary fee/royalty/permits where applicable

Cost Excludes

  1. Sleeping Bags
  2. Any food in Manali hotels 
  3. All expenses of personal nature like bottled water, drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
  4. Personal Mountaineering Equipment and Clothing
  5. Medical and evacuation expenses, we strongly recommend purchasing a suitable insurance cover - asc360 provides adventure insurance in the Indian Himalayas
  6. Transfers to Manali hotels
  7. Transport to and from Manali at the beginning and end of the trip
  8. Any expense incurred due to force majeure such as landslide, bad weather or reasons beyond our control

Things you need to get

  1. Sturdy backpack/rucksack (70 lt)- This will go on horses until Base Camp
  2. Backpack small ( 20 - 30 Ltrs) - to carry everyday
  3. Warm hiking pants and shirts/T-shirts/sweatshirt.
  4. T-shirt wicking Layer.
  5. Good hiking shoes.
  6. Head light with extra batteries.
  7. Sunglasses.
  8. Sunscreen (SPF 50+) and toiletries.
  9. Thermal Underwear / Long Johns (Upper + Lowers)
  10. Insulated Water bottle/ 750 ml flask.
  11. Warm fleece jacket.
  12. Rain Gear
  13. Down jacket.
  14. Warm gloves - thin to work in the ice.
  15. Warm gloves - thick (Waterproof)
  16. Warm socks
  17. Head Gear (balaclavas/woollen cap, sun hat, bandana etc.)
  18. 4 Season Sleeping bag (-10 deg C or lower)
  19. Personal recreation: camera, books, music, cards etc
  20. Hiking poles
  21. Personal climbing harness
  22. Helmet
  23. Gaiters
  24. Crampons
  25. Carabiners
  26. Ice axe
  27. Rope slings for self anchors
  28. Prescribed medication if any