Mountaineerz Leisure and Adventure Private Limited


Duration : 3 Nights / 4 Days

Destination Covered : Manali

Price (Starting From) : On Request


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  • Secrets of Manali: Offbeat Experiential Manali (4 Days) Tour

Tour Detail

Come to a different world as you arrive at the one of the most popular destination in the Indian Himalaya. Explore all the places Manali is famous for, then go away from the crowds into the enchanting wilderness to discover the well hidden secret of Manali. Hike amongst the high mountains clad in snow and explore the tiny and charming village of Soil. Said to be the oldest village of the Kullu valley, set besides a chilly glacial stream renowned for its trout. Spend the night in an orchard by the stream at the edge of snow bound forests and you will really love and appreciate the cup of coffee you have the next morning. Chill in the quiet and peace of the jungles of the misty Pir Panjal range.
“Scenes of natural grandeur make believers of us all.”
You stay in a picture perfect Himalayan village cottage by a stream at the edge of thick forest covered with Himalayan flora and fauna in abundance with all basic modern amenities and really get in sync with nature. Get your adrenaline fix while zip-lining. For those who want to kick it up a notch, paragliding in the Kullu valley and heart pounding white water rafting in the mighty River Beas can be arranged. There is something for everyone in this lovely holiday experience apart from the best memories that all will take away.
Go on a guided tour of this quaint town. Visit Hadimba temple, Manu temple, explore Old Manali, the 'little Amsterdam of India’, shop for souvenirs or chill in any of the fancy cafes
This is an active trip that covers the best of all that Manali has to offer as well as the well hidden secrets of the valley.

Trip Facts:
Program Type: (Active -Guided) Offbeat Experiential Adventure and City Tour
Best Season: All year round Duration: 3 Nights and 4 Days Max. Altitude: 2500 m
Grade: Easy
Average Walking Daily: 2 hrs
Accommodation: 1 night in 4* Cottage or 'dA Base’ and 2 nights in a picture perfect beautiful solitary Himalayan Jungle Lodge’
Meals: All meals and refreshments (choice of veg/non-vegetarian)

Highlights:
Tour of Manali, visit Hadimba, Manu Temple, explore Old Manali, the 'little Amsterdam of India’
Visit Naggar, Roerich Art Gallery, Naggar Castle etc
Snow Adventure in Solang Valley
Experiential Stay in Himalayan Jungle Lodge
Authentic Himalayan culture and cuisine experience
Bonfire and great food (Himachali Cuisine, Fish, Lamb, Red Rice)
Introduction to Himalayan Trekking and Camping with Golden Meadow Hike to ‘off the radar’ Mystic Waterfall
Angling with instructor and bbq the catch
Option of Paragliding/ Rafting/Zipline**
Option of visiting Rohtang Pass/Hampta Pass (when open)**

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Manali - check in at ‘dA Base’/cottage - Explore Manali and Solang Valley

The guests will be received by our support team in Patlikuhal and reach 'dA Base’ in Haripur, 16km from Manali. Our base is located in a beautiful apple orchard away from the madding crowd with basic amenities. Those seeking luxury can be provided accommodation in hotel/cottage.

After breakfast clients will be driven to Solang Valley and Manali to explore this quaint Himalayan town. Visit Hadimba temple and Manu temple, shop at 'The Mall’ and check out the cafes in Old Manali.

Back at base/cottage for a lovely dinner.

Stay: Comfortable rooms at 'dA Base’/4* Cottage
Food: Breakfast and Dinner - veg/non-veg

Day 2: Golden Meadow Hike - Intro to trekking and camping - Angling

After an early breakfast, get on the golden meadow trail. Enjoy this wonderland of green and vivid colors as we begin our hike on the trail to the ‘Kkoott’. After a short, pleasant and invigorating hike, we will reach the end of the trail at the ‘Kkoott’, where freshly cooked lunch awaits.

The Kkoott is an area at the end of a village which borders the thick Deodar forest. The traditional wooden home is in the middle of the forest, amidst an apple and plum orchard next to a glacial stream, renowned for trout fishing. Lie in a hammock and chill with a book to give you company.

In the evening we will go angling in the glacial stream, which is flowing right next to our Orchard and is famous for its wild trout.

Chill overnight in the wilderness and enjoy some unadulterated peace and quiet, even if it is for a night. Enjoy freshly cooked vegetarian meal and collect firewood. Chill around a bonfire and BBQ before retiring for the night. We will stay in a picture perfect beautiful solitary village cottage.

Stay:Himalayan Jungle Lodge
Food: All meals - veg/non-veg, refreshments

Day 3: Hike to the Mystic Waterfall and Himalayan Village Experience

Early morning sights and sounds of the exotic locations are bound to touch your soul and make you re-imagine our connection with nature. Today you'll be introduced to trekking and camping in the wild. After a healthy breakfast we will head out on a trek to the 'mystic waterfall’. This one is much bigger than the crowded jogini waterfall and is unknown to the general public. A truly unique and special experience, marvelling a sight unseen by people.
Enjoy packed lunch besides the waterfall.
Under the expert guidance of a guide, we will pluck wild vegetables, which are traditionally cooked by locals.



For dinner today we’ll have lamb cooked in traditional Himachali manner. Even the vegetarians will be spoilt for choice.
Today you also have the choice of camping out under the stars in comfortable hiking tents and sanitized sleeping bags. (Camping will be done only near the cottage)

Stay: Himalayan Jungle Lodge
Food: All meals - veg/non-veg, refreshments

Day 4: Checkout from 'dA Kkoott’ - Explore Naggar - Zipline/paragliding - Departure

Wake up to the charming morning life of a village set in a thick jungle. An early morning walk in this mesmerizing places will certainly make you contemplate the presence of a higher power. After a leisurely breakfast, we will start our hike back to civilization. Refresh after reaching the base.

After tea and refreshments, we will drive to the ancient capital of Kullu, Naggar. Visit Roerich art gallery, Naggar castle, the Himachali architecture of temples and houses. Lunch in a nice restaurant at own cost. For those looking for more, the highest zip-line in India and paragliding is also available (extra cost).

Later, by 5pm, guests will be dropped to Patlikuhal for their onward journey to Delhi/Chd.

Food: Breakfast and refreshments


Inclusions

  • EP (No Meal)
  • Meals and refreshments beginning from first day brunch to 4th day breakfast (veg/non-veg)
  • Pickup n drop from Patlikuhal bus stop
  • Two Nights Stay in Traditional Himachali cottage
  • One Night in comfortable rooms at 'dA Base - A Traveller’s Haven’ (or 4* cottage- optional)
  • Introduction to Himalayan Trekking and Camping
  • Angling with guide and bbq the catch
  • Golden Meadow Hike
  • Tour of Naggar, visit Naggar castle, Roerich art gallery etc
  • Tour of Manali, visit Hadimba, Manu temple, old manali etc
  • Services of an experienced soft spoken guide and helpers
  • First aid and basic medical assistance
  • Wildlife and forest permits & levies.

Exclusions

  • Travel to Manali from your city
  • Any Expense of personal nature
  • Any expenses that arise due to change in itinerary and increase in no of days because of natural forces like landslides, weather, roadblocks, flight cancellations,
  • sickness etc
  • Cost of any optional activity - paragliding or rafting etc.
  • Lunch on day 1 and 4 in restaurants/cafes
  • Trip to Rohtang Pass or Hampta Pass can be organised on prior notice at extra cost

Payments Terms

  • Payment Terms: 100% at the time of booking.

Accommodation

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Cancellation Charges: We understand life can be unpredictable at times, and that plans can change, that’s why we are pretty flexible about cancellations. For last minute emergencies we offer future trip credits on a case by case basis. Please talk to us before you cancel any trip with us.
  • 100% refund if cancelled more than 15 days before the trip
  • Less than 15 days prior to departure: no refund.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases we will try our best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same
  • Note
  • All programs are subject to change due to political reason, natural calamities, serious sickness, and special reasons.
  • Please note that cancellation charges also apply to reductions in group size, not only for cancellations of entire bookings.

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