Mountaineerz Leisure and Adventure Private Limited


Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days

Destination Covered : Manali, Mandi, Manikaran

Price (Starting From) : INR 24000 Per Person


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  • Mountain of Lakes Trek Tour

* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Manali

Arrive in Manali - dA Base - Mountaineerz, Haripur - acclimatization hike - Himalayan village culture experience - angling/ziplining/paragliding - dA Base, Mountaineerz, Haripur / dA kkoott, Soil (Optional) (6,000 ft, 2 hrs hike)

The participants will deboard the bus at Patlikuhal, 14 kms short of New Manali Bus stand. A member of Team Mountaineerz will receive guests and drive them to dA Base - Mountaineerz., Haripur. After refreshments and breakfast, hike 2 hrs to ‘the Kkoott’ - Jungle Lodge in Soil, the oldest village of this valley. Unwind at Himalayan Jungle Lodge located in an apple orchard by a glacial stream originating in the Mountain of Lakes, on the edge of the forest. After lunch, explore the surrounding jungle or go angling. Return back to the dA Base - Mountaineerz to unwind with the team over bonfire and dinner. *you can opt to stay at the Himalayan Jungle Lodge instead of dA Base (choose from add ons)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (choice of vegetarian/non-vegetarian in Dinner)
Stay: Stay in comfortable rooms at dA Base - Mountaineerz
Optional Stay in cozy wooden rooms at dA Kkoott, the Himalayan Jungle Lodge
Travel: Pickup and drive to dA Base, Hike to dA Kkoott

Day 2: Pickup from 15 Mile bus stop - drive to ‘dA Base’, - Soil - trek to Camp 1

Participants will be received on arrival in Manali at the 15 Mile bus stop. After documentation and refreshments, drive up to Base and from here the trek will begin. Walk through the village past dA Kkoott, the uphill ascent through the forest to the Mountain of Lakes will begin. Reach the first campsite after 4 hours of ascent through the thick deodar forest. Pitch the tents in the meadow here for the night.
The guests staying at dA Base - Mountaineerz, Haripur will be driven to Soil and will join the guests staying at dA Kkoott, Soil. The ascent begins from dA kkoott. The trail can get tricky to navigate, especially during monsoons as the vegetation is very thick and grass and thick shrubberies need to be constantly cut to make a path.The trail is fairly easy in the beginning and leads up to a beautiful lush meadow called Guhad which is a popular grazing ground for the village cattle. From here, trek through the deodar forest to a vast expanse of meadows with forests of Kharshu, Walnut, Chestnut, Bhojpatra etc. This region is very rich in himalayan flora and fauna. There have been sightings of brown bear, leopards, fox, porcupines, hyenas, jackals and many more. Many varieties of pheasants such as Khaleej, Jujurana,
Monal and many more can be spotted.. A trek for another 3 to 4 hours will lead us to the first campsite which is in a thick forest, after crossing a glacier. In the evening, unwind around a bonfire and early dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner (Vegetarian)
Stay: Camping tents
Travel: Hiking

Day 3: Camp 1 to Camp 2

Enjoy a nutritious breakfast early in the morning and begin the climb towards an open meadow. The treeline will end after climbing for about 2 hours.The forest starts to thin out a bit as the meadow comes into sight. This region is laden with various rare plants and herbs like Karu, Chora, Patish, Gugal, and wild Garlic etc., which are known to have high medicinal value.The walk on the ridge turns into a sharp ascent over boulders and you will reach a vast meadow where you will set up camp for the night. It is a popular home for the gaddis and the flock of thousands of sheep during their 6 months of grazing on the mountain. The meadow is huge enough to easily host 3 - 4 gaddis (shepherds) with many thousands of sheep, a few horses and gaddi dogs. Camping here is a unique experience as you get to see Mt. Hanuman Tibba and many peaks of the Dhauladhar range on one side and peaks heading to Parvati valley and Chanderkhani pass on the other side along with the experience of camping with the gaddis and the sheep. Have dinner around a bonfire, if the winds permit. Turn in to your tents after dinner..
Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner (Vegetarian)
Stay: Camping Tents
Travel: Hiking

Day 4: Camp 2 to Camp 3

Max. Altitude: 13,580 feet
Duration: (3 - 4 hours)
After an early breakfast, start the hike across the open meadow. the trail is great to walk on as it is all open and vast all around. It can be considered to be the best walk in the entire trek.The snow rarely melts here and can be a great short snow trekking experience even in summers. It is an alpine trek through open meadows full of alpine flowers and soft alpine vegetation. After hiking along a stream on the vast grassland, reach the last campsite by a glacial stream. It is one of the most beautiful places to camp in. From here, you can go for a short hike down the valley along the stream. Camp here for the night with a bonfire by the stream.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Vegetarian)
Stay: Camping Tents
Travel: Hiking

Day 5: Camp 3 to Lakes - Camp 2

Altitude: Vasukinaag Saur – 13,870 feet
Futta Saur – 14,250 feet
Mata Kotli Saur – 14,290 feet
Other unnamed glacial lakes
Duration: 7 - 8 hours trek
Today, after breakfast, trek for about 45 minutes to reach the first lake ‘Batarunaag Saur’. A short walk will bring us to another lake; ‘Vasukinaag Saur’. A short distance from here is one of the most beautiful glacial lakes, ‘Futta Saur’. Near it lies Mata Kotli Saur. If it has been raining, you can see many other smaller lakes which seem to fill up the entire mountain. The lakes are generally covered in mist and it is only by sheer luck that one can see the lakes. But, if you do see the lakes, it will be an unparalleled sight you have ever seen. Trek alpine style to the lakes
The terrain here is a bit rocky and not very suitable for camping. So, our tents will remain pitched a short distance before the lakes.Trek back down directly to Camp 2 for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Vegetarian)
Stay: Camping tents
Travel: Hiking

Day 6: Camp 2 - dA Base - Mountaineerz - Patlikuhal / Manali

Max. Altitude: 10,000 ft
Duration: 4 hours trek
Start the descent from Camp 2 to dA - Base, Mountaineerz or dA Kkoott (choose from Add-on). It is a descent for about 4 hours to Soil. Board the vehicle from Soil and drive back down to dA Base - Mountaineerz, Haripur. Guests are welcome to extend their stay at dA Kkoott, Soil. From here, after your stay, we can arrange for your drop the bus stand at Patlikuhal.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Vegetarian)
Stay: Camping tents
Travel:Hiking


Inclusions

  • MAP (Room + Breakfast + Lunch/Dinner)
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • 4 nights in comfortable tents
  • Pick up and drop from 15 Mile bus stand, Patlikuhal, Manali
  • Services of experienced and qualified lead guide and assistant guide
  • All meals during camping on the trek (nutritious freshly cooked vegetarian)
  • Kitchen equipment, cook and helper
  • All the Camping arrangements
  • Wildlife/ environmental permits and other permits & levies.
  • All transportation as per itinerary in local cars and jeeps
  • ‘Leave No Traces’ protocol charges.
  • Guaranteed amazing Himalayan experiential adventure holiday.

Exclusions

  • Cost of travel to and from your city.
  • Cost of any form of insurance (Personal/Baggage/Medical)
  • Cost of rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.
  • Any expenses of purely personal nature like laundry, phone/fax calls, tips to drivers, guides, any beverages.
  • Any expense that arises due to change in itinerary and decrease/increase in no. of days because of natural forces like landslides, weather, roadblocks, flight cancellations, sickness etc.
  • Cost of any optional activity we offer, like paragliding, angling, rafting etc.
  • Porterage for personal bags @INR.3000 for the trek (max. 10 kg bag per person)
  • GST at the rate of 5%.

Payments Terms

  • Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
  • Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Price & Rates

No of pax Age Limit Price per pax (Rs)
Adult Above 12 years INR 24000 / Adult ( With Tax )

Accommodation

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
  • Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.

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