This day is to enable people travelling from all over to reach Kullu and assemble.
Paltikuhal to Mahili
4 - 5 hours of trekking
Mahili to Saurkundi to Mahili
Mahili to Paltikuhal
Arrive at Patlikuhal (about 16 kms before Manali) around morning time. For today you can have your breakfast at any of the nearby Dhabas. After that we will board a vehicle to go till the last village Shangchar.
Once everyone’s ready we will set out to engage in the first round of trekking today.
After 4-5 hours of trekking, we will reach Mahili, a grazing meadow at a height of about 9800 feet. Cross the steep trekking route that go through the thickets covered by Deodar and Pine trees.
Overnight stay at Mahili.
After breakfast in the morning, get ready to trek to Saurkundi lake. Saurkundi lake is believed to be dedicated to Maharishi Shandilya. Locals have a belief that it is sacred to take a dip in the water of this lake.
Saurkundi offers an unforgettable 360 degree views of the prototypical nature, untamed by humans. Towards the west, there is Kalihani Pass at 16000 feet and in the east there’s Mt. Indrasan at 6221 meters and Mt. Deo Tibba at 6001 meters.
The whole beauty of the Dhauladhar range and Pir Panjal range would be visible from the lakeside pass and it would be more than enough to make your heart remain stolen.
Depending upon the snow conditions we’ll either camp nearby overnight or descend back to Basecamp Mahili.
A gradual ascent begins after Balu Ka Ghera (bear’s den), known for wild flowers, rocks and caves.
A further trail takes you to the Hamta pass. This is where one gets a fantastic view of Inderkila, DeoTibba (6001m) and Indrasan (6220m), which will promisingly be one hell of an experience.
The views of the snow-capped peaks and glaciers will take your breath away. After crossing the Hampta pass, one enters the Lahaul valley. Then, walk down to the campsite near by the stream.
A cold, yet comfortable night’s sleep awaits you.
All camping equipment during the trek including tent, sleeping bag & mat
Pick-up and drop to/from Patlikuhal
All meals during the trek (vegetarian)
Services of a mountain guide and his assistant
All applicable taxes
Tips, laundry, phone calls, mineral water, cold drinks, camera fee etc.
Meals unless specified
Any medical expenses if incurred
Personal and Incidental expenses/damages
Expenses incurred due to force majeure events and those outside of the control of the control of the organiser
What to Carry?
Trekking Shoes with soft soles
Backpack - 30 to 40 litre
2 Tee shirts to be worn as insulation layers / thermal clothes
Heavy Padded jacket for the cold
Trek Pants (track pants are as backup but do not depend on them)
Woolen Cap / Balaclava
Shemagh / Scarf
Socks - 5 pairs
Torch / Headlamp
Polythene covers to protect electronics
Personal Medical Kits
Rain Cover for Backpack
Snackbars and Energy Bars