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Pugmarks was founded 21 years ago in Pune by 3 passionate conservationists including an IITian and a naturalist working for WWF.

Our core mission is “To sensitise the youth to the joy of the outdoors and nature conservation while enhancing their personal development”. 

Each year thousands of youngsters camp with us in their vacations at amazing places like Manali, Andamans, Kanha, Dandeli and more. 

Pugmarks is led by a dynamic team which has over 20 years of experience in adventure travel and ecotourism. Pugmarks has won many awards over the years, most notably the National Award from ATOAI for excellence in "Community-based adventure"

About Hamta Snow Valley

Program Overview
  • Highlights

    The unrivalled beauty of Manali / Shuru & Hamta region, which is one of the most prominent outdoors get-

    a-way locations, has all the ingredients that could give you the experience of a lifetime.

    The challenge of the daunting mountains may unnerve you, but remember you'll come out with an

    experience of a lifetime. Experiences that will enchant you, enthrall you, and captivate you forever!

  • Type
    Experiential Camps
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  • Day 1
    Reach Airport at 10.00 am. To take a flight to Delhi.
    Reach Delhi Airport by 2.30 pm and transfer to the AC chartered bus for Manali.
  • Day 2
    Arrive at Prini base camp for breakfast. Briefing and orientation. Tent allotment and the issue of haversack,
    ponchos. Discussion on ‘Leave no trace (LNT)’ way of camping. In the evening, acclimatization walk up to
    Arjun Gufa, Sharvani Devi Temple, Bhanara hills and back to the campsite at Shuru (5hrs).
  • Day 3
    Base Camp Shuru - Hamta Hills (2550M) 4 hours.
    Trek through the forests of blue pine, cedar, oak, fir trees as you reach the small hamlet of Hamta. Reach
    campsite for lunch and proceed for an acclimatization walk in the evening.
  • Day 4
    Hamta Hills – Kharimindiyari/ Soroutoo (3120M) 4 hours.
    Enroute Setan, find a potato farm, which is one of the largest farms in Himachal. As you complete today’s
    trek, reward yourself with the enchanting view of the Dhauladhar range and its lofty mountain peaks -
    Hanuman Tibba, Shikhar-bay, Maker-bay, and Friendship peaks. The campsite is also blessed with a full view
    of Chanderkhani Pass and the Malana valley. Stay overnight at Kharimindiyari campsite.
  • Day 5
    Exploration day at Kharimindiyari & camp; Trek down to Hamta Hills (2550M) 3 hours.
    After a quick warm-up session and a sumptuous breakfast, we move to an exploration of snowfield trek up to the
    altitude of (3150M) to touch and feel the snow and glissading on the slanted slopes. After completion of
    the exploration trek of Kharimindiyari snowfield hills, we return to the campsite.
  • Day 6
    Hamta Hills – Base camp Shuru (3hours)
    Trek to Base camp Shuru from Hamta hills through the steepest section in a zigzag way till Jamdagini Rishi
    Temple through apple orchards. At temple rest for a while, then the trail descends gently down till base camp.
    Stay overnight at Base camp.
  • Day 7
    After a wholesome breakfast and a farewell ceremony, we set off to roam around the Manali market and
    depart for Delhi in the evening by bus.
  • Day 8
    Arrive in New Delhi. Get transferred to Delhi airport to board the respective flight to Pune / Mumbai.

Manali Snow Trek will start from base camp Shuru and Prini, which lies to the north of Rohtang Pass. It’s

the most lively and charming village in the valley. Most of the treks start from here. Naggar was once the

capital of Kullu valley. You will trek to Hamta Hills, Hamta village and Setan Village where you can get

the views of Dhauladhar ranges - Hanuman Tibba, Barabhangal and distant Kaliyani Pass. The villages are

inhabited by locals of Kullu Valley and are untouched by tourists. You will visit the verdant Sterling forest

that has Cedar, Magnolia, Oak and Pine trees. Get your legs ready to trek in the snow field above


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