Khanpari Snowshoeing Trek

Trip Details

  • Trip Type: Snowshoeing

  • Region: Manali - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderate

  • Duration: 04 days

  • Max Altitude: 4000m

  • Batch Dates: Custom Trips Only

Khanpari Snow Shoeing Trek Overview

Packed with snow and a myriad of bird life, the trek to Khanpari Tibba is the perfect opportunity to take in some fantastic views of the Beas Valley, standing atop the peak. This trek winds through evergreen pine and cedar forests to come to picturesque glades laden with snow.

 

We climb steeply through forests of maple, walnut, chestnut and oak – giving way to rhododendron, juniper and birch bushes to witness panoramic views of the Manalsu glacier, the Dhauladhar and Pirpanjal range including Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba and Rohtang Pass in the Pir Panjal Range.

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: Manali

Arrive in Manali in the morning and take in the town. Walk to the Jogini Falls, pick up a random shepherd trail and get your body in mountain mode.

 

Day 02: Manali – Lama Dugh (3017m) 
Duration: 5 hours

The climb is through thick evergreen forests of Cedar and Oak. As one gains height in this steep climb, the distinct views of different faces of Indrasan, Deo Tibba and peaks of Bara Shigri glacier open up. In the last leg, the path turns to the right and one traverses the ridge horizontally and enters the campsite on an alpine plateau studded with thick growth of alpine flowers.

 

Day 03: Lamadugh - Khanpari Tibba (4000m)- Lamadugh
Duration: 8 hours

We start early through mixed forests, and trek through rhododendron, birch and juniper bushes. We then get onto the Khanpari ridge and trek up to the summit. From the top, witness panoramic views of the Manalsu glacier, the Dhauladhar and Pirpanjal range including Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba and Rohtang Pass in the Pir Panjal Range. Retrace the trail, to head back to Lama Dugh

 

Day 04: Lamadugh - Manali
Duration: 3 hours
A short day today. We retrace our route back to Manali. Trip Ends!

 

Cost Includes

1. Camping Tents, Kitchen, Dining tents and Insulated Sleeping Pads.
2. Nutritious, high calorie food will be served.
3. Guide, Cook and camp helpers.
4. Horses carry loads on the route.
5. Transport to the road head and back.

Cost Excludes

  1. All expenses of personal nature like drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
  2. Sleeping Bags. (We recommend to get bags which are comfort rated to - 15 to - 20 deg C)
  3. Accommodation and food in Kasol/ Manikaran
  4. Medical and evacuation expenses, we strongly recommend to purchase suitable insurance cover.

Things you need to get

Pack:
- Backpack 40 - 50 Lts with rain cover.This you will need in case you choose to offload your larger pack onto a horse/porter
- Day Pack 15 - 20 lts - You will use this 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 the sports shoes. We recommend shoes with a good hard sole and also ankle support preferable water proof. While we do not subscribe to any particular brand you can try the Quechua forclaz 100, 500 or 600.
Socks:
- 2 -3 pairs of cotton socks.
- 2 pairs of woolen socks ( these are 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 light weight synthetic pants. Alternatively track pants are also comfortable to trek in. We do not recommend you get Denims or Jeans as they get hard to trek in.
- Tshirts 3 pairs (including the ones you are wearing) - Preferable cotton t-shirts that are full sleeves. You can also choose to get T-shirts with collars, they offer extra protection for the neck from sun burns.
- Synthetic Fleece Jacket - 1 pair.
- Wind proof/ Water proof Jacket - 1 pair.
- Down filled / Hollow fiber fill insulated Jacket - 1 -pair ( optional - get this if you want to stay extra warm at camps.)
- Thermal liners - 1 pair upper and lower (optional).
Accessories:
- Raincoat/ Poncho - what ever you get make sure it is something that will cover your daypack and camera too.
- Warm Beanie - make sure it is something that covers your ears. You can also use buffs, scarfs etc in addition to your beanie.
- Gloves - Lightweight synthetic gloves made of Fleece or you can also use woollen gloves.
- Sun Cap- 1 no
- Sun Glasses with good UV protection.
Other necessary things that we recommend you get:
- Toiletries - Sunscreen SPF 40+, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Soap, Toilet paper.
- Repair Kit (needle and thread).
- Headlamp/ Torch.
- Camera.
- Water Bottle- Ideally keep two bottle 1 litre 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.)