Deo Tibba base camp is a pleasant trek with most picturesque landscapes ranging from alpine forest, undulating meadows of Gaddi marshals, moraines, waterfalls and a high altitude lake with bright emerald green water which is also a major highlight of this trek. You would tail the path with splendid views of Deo Tibba peak, Indrasan along with the glaciers of Jagathsukh and Deo Tibba.
This trek proves to be a very good trek for both beginners as well as trek enthusiasts. It not only offers stunning views of Deo Tibba peak , several glaciers but also fascinates with charm of Chandertal Lake. The entire stretch of this trek is rich in both flora and fauna providing enriching experience to trekkers.
FIXED DEPARTURE TREK SCHEDULE – 2019
The Deo Tibba Trek in Himachal is the most outstanding expedition in the green Himalayan valleys and is popular among the trekkers endured with good mountaineering knowledge. The approach of the Deo Tibba Trek can be done through Manali which is the nearest town towards the ancient village of Jagatsukh. The trek brings the expeditors to the grazing pastures of the Gaddi shepherds and the emerald blue waters of the Chandar Tal Lake (4,480 m) with magnificent views of Deo Tibba peak (6,001 m) and its huge hanging glaciers. This is a spectacular view to sizzle every trekker giving him/her a unique experience. Either at the beginning or to the end, a side tour to the top of the Rohtang Pass must be taken for fine views into the arid vastness of Lahaul.
To approach Deo Tibba Base camp, you will cross many remote villages and valleys like Panduropa, Setan, Hampta Pass, Chhika, Piyangniru, Raurikhaudi, to name a few. The trekking trail will take you further to an ancient village called Jogidugh, which is claimed to be the abode of 'Thakshag Nag' (serpent god) and all eighteen 'Nag' Gods. The trek also brings the expeditors to the grazing pastures of the Gaddi shepherds with magnificent views of Deo Tibba peak (6,001 m) and its enormous hanging glaciers. Bhanara cave, which was the abode of Pandavas during their exile, is also an important stopover point for the trek. This adventurous expedition will further end at Prini, further embarking on a visit to Manali.
Best Time to Visit Deo Tibba Trek
Mid-June to Mid-October
During the early months of the year, there are chances of snow on high passes, which considerably melts by August. During the monsoon season, Kullu-Manali area remains affected due to rain, but when we talk about the high places like Lahaul and Spiti, the weather remains warm and sunny (12-20 °C) during the day, while the night temperature could be in minus (-2 to 6 °C). During the September and October, trekkers can experience a good weather, with little snowfall. With the onset of October, the day temperature is hovering around 12-18 °C but the evening starts getting comparatively colder with (- 6) to 4 °C.
Day1: Manali to Khanol drive approx 2hours, then trek to Chikka(3200m), 3km and 2hours trek.
Trekkers need to assemble at Manali in the morning shap at 10amwere you would meet our team. Trekkers need to board into our private vehicle for Khanol which is around 2 hour drive. So this is where your trek starts with gradual ascent which passes through thick pine forest for around 3 hours and as the forest ends it leaves you to Chikka where we fix our first camp which is the best and safe for camping.
Day2: Chikka(3200m) to Seri(3550m) 6-7km approx 4-5hours trek.
We will have our breakfast and begin today’s trek following the right bank of Jagatsukh river with thick forest which gives way to boulders.
This stretch of trek is covered with carpet of wild flowers and the treeline ends here, slowly giving way to Seri.Seri is a vast meadow spread out whose beauty each would admire. It was once a glaciated lake which turned to beautiful green meadows with an incredible range of herbs and alpine flowers.
Day3: Seri(3550m) to Tainta(4100m) 6km approx 5hours trek.
Today is the day when we would get ample time to rest, relax and acclimatize ourselves, as the trek starts with easy walking across flat section of the meadow. Today’s trek includes adventure of crossing few gushing river streams and few steep climbs to boulders which would lead to moraine field. We would set our camp here and today is the day when we would get glimpse of DeoTibba from our campsite, followed by acclimatization and overnight stay.
Day4: Tainta(4100m) to Chota Chandertal(4680m) and back to Tainta. Its 6-7km approx and its take time 5-6hours.
Today we need to wake up early and start for the day carrying daysack with just water bottle and packed lunch leaving everything back to our respective tents. We need to reach up high to high altitude lake mini Chandertal which requires trek through moraines with uphill features where final stretch is a steep climb. DeoTibba will always be in full view throughout the trail.
The view is so soothing that it would let you forget all the tiredness. Admire the beauty with lunch and later descend back to Tainta, followed by overnight stay in camp.
Day 5: Tainta(4100m) to Chikka(3200m) 11km and 6-7 hours trek.
We will trek back from Tainta to Chikka today, so get ready after breakfast we would proceed descending towards Chikka. Have lunch at Dudupathar followed by overnight stay in camp.
Day6: Chikka to back to Khanol 2hours trek and drive to Manali.
Today would be our final day of trekking where we trek back to Khanol which was out starting point and later drive back Manali via Jagatsukh and this marks end to the beautiful trek with unforgettable memories.
The Trip Cost Includes
- All accommodation during trek
- All meals during trek
- Necessary Permits and first aid medical kits
- Qualified and experienced mountain guide, and support staff.
- Oxygen Cylinder and stretcher for emergency case.
- High altitude rescue expert trek leader.
- Necessary equipments for climbing, ropes, ice axe and other technical gear for climbing.
- Transportations Manali to Khanol and return Khanol to Manali.
The Trip Cost Excludes
- Any type of personal expenses
- Food in hotel (Manali)
- Extra snacks and meals during trek from shop
- Insurance of the trip
- Things not mentioned under Inclusions
- Mule or porter to carry personal luggage.
- Personal gear, and equipment
- A rucksack with rain cover
- A water bottle or a hydration pack
- A Hand/Head Torch with spare batteries
- UV Protection Sunglasses
- A trekking pole
Since it is a high altitude trek, at least 3 layers of clothing is mandatory. A full sleeve shirt, a fleece jacket, and a padded jacket are imperative. An additional layer (Thermal bodywarmers) for the evenings in the high altitude campsites are strongly recommended
- Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants - 2
- Full sleeves T-shirts - 2
- Thermal Bodywarmer Upper & Lower - 1
- Fleece Jacket - 1
- Padded Jacket -1 (Goose down or feather is preferable)
- Full sleeves sweater - 1 (Needed if you feel cold at high altitudes despite 4 layers)
- Rainwear (Jacket & Pants) - 1
- Thick woolen socks - 1 pair
- Cotton socks - at least 2-3 pairs
- Undergarments - 1 for every day of trekking
- Pair of Warm Gloves - 1
- Woolen cap - 1
- Hiking shoes (Preferably ankle high) -1
- Pair of lightweight Slipper/Sandals - 1 pair.
- Sunscreen lotion, lip balm, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, toilet roll, cold cream, small towel.
- Anti-fungal cream: Carry an antifungal cream if you are sensitive to sweating and prone to skin irritations around genitals or groin area due to lack of bathing.
- For women:
- Tampons or sanitary napkins,
- 2-3 zip pouches to dispose off non-biodegradable waste
- Vaginal wash to avoid any irritation due to lack of bathing.
- Water bottle
- Camera (optional)
- Personal medicine kit. Though our trek leaders carry a fully equipped first-aid kit, make sure you consult your doctor before the trek in case you have any special ailment.
- Dry fruits, energy bars
Monitoring health on a trek
Any abnormal reading will be paid special attention to and action will be taken immediately.
On the trek, your Trek Leader will be monitoring two aspects a day.
- Oxygen Level
- Pulse Rate
High Altitude Medical Kit
Your trek leader will also be carrying a full-fledged high altitude medical kit. This will include basic medicines and specific medicines catering to altitude sickness – Diamox, Dexamethasone . Your Trek Leader will also be carrying a portable oxygen cylinder throughout the trek. In addition to that, there are oxygen cylinders installed at all high campsites for any emergency situations.
Acclimatisation in high altitude
This is one of the most important aspects of travelling in the high Himalayas and cannot be ignored or set aside. Acclimatisation basically means our body adjusting to lower levels of oxygen (rarefied air) & reduced air pressure as me move up. In case one does not acclimatise properly there are chances of the person facing extreme discomfort and this can be fatal in extreme cases. While there is no set route to getting properly acclimatised there are a general precautions and steps that one can take to initiate good acclimatisation.
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