Patalsu Peak Hike and Fly
Trip Type: Trekking & Paragliding
Region: Kullu Valley - Himachal
Duration: 4 days
Max Altitude: 4235m
Batch Dates: Custom Trips only
Patalsu Peak Hike and Fly Overview
Patalsu Peak, near Solangnala is a famous beginner trek during the summer due to its easy approach and gradual incline. The terrain is easy enough for beginners and families but long enough that reaching the summit gives one a great sense of accomplishment.
The peak make for a great vantage spot to view the peaks surrounding Manali - get expansive views of the Beas valley and fly over its snow-covered tops.
This trip is open for experienced pilots flying their own wing or for paragliding novices flying with our experienced tandem pilots. We can land at Solangnala or in Manali depending on preference and weather conditions.
This is a custom departure tour and so please write to us for prices and more info on this trek.
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 – Solangnala - Shagadugh
Duration: 5 hours
We start the day with a 40 minute drive to the tourist village Solangnala from where our trek starts. We cross the Nala to make our way to the actual Solang Village, an old Kullu village where few tourists venture. Make your way through the old-growth mixed forests above the village to reach the campsite in a forest clearing surrounded by oak trees.
Day 03: Shagadugh – Patalsu - Manali
Duration: 6 hours
The trail ascends gradually and will take you above the tree line and onto the meadows where shepherds bring their flocks to graze in the summer. Make our way over the slightly steep terrain to reach the top. We take off from near the summit and fly high above the valley, taking in unmatched views of Manali and the peaks surrounding it. Land at Solangnala/Manali. Our vehicles transfer us to the hotel. Trip Ends!
- Camping Tents, Kitchen tents, Sleeping bags (Holofill) and Carry mats.
- Nutritious, high-calorie vegetarian food will be served for the whole trek.
- Trekking guide, paragliding guide, cook and camp helpers.
- Porters/ Horses to carry loads on the whole route.
- Participants are not expected to carry any loads other than a small daypack with a camera, some trail layers, and some trail food.
- Two people will be accommodated in one tent.
- Transport Manali hotel to Road Head and back.
- Hotel accommodations in Manali for 1 day before the trek.
- All expenses of personal nature like drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
- Sleeping Bags. (We recommend to get bags which are comfort rated to - 5 to - 8 deg C)
- Accommodation and food in Manali.
- Medical and evacuation expenses, we strongly recommend purchasing a suitable insurance cover.
- 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.
-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.
- 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).
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.)