Age Group: 14 to 24 yrs
Camping, Trekking, Lush Green Valleys, Hanging Glaciers, Log Bridges, High Altitude Meadows, Dazzling Landscapes, Evergreen cool forests of walnut, oak and the occasional alder, Waterfalls and Lakes.
Day 1 – Pune/Mumbai- Delhi -Manali Overnight Journey
Reach Airport at 01.00 PM to take a flight to Delhi. Reach Delhi by 4.30 PM and transfer to the AC volvo bus to reach Manali.
Day 2 – Base Camp at Shuru (2050m.) Acclimatization walk up to Arjun Gufa / Sharvari Devi Temple
Arrive at base camp Shuru for breakfast. Briefing and orientation. Tent allotment and distribution of haversack, ponchos. Discussion on ‘Leave no trace (LNT)’ way of camping. In the evening go for an acclimatization walk and back to the campsite at Shuru.
Day 3 – Acclimatization walk to camp Thorku (2230m.) 5hrs & Back to Campsite Shuru
Today the group will go for an acclimatization walk to Thorku Dugh (2250m.). Acclimatization trek ascends through forest of blue pine, Cedar, oak, the path is full of greenery and also has abundant nature beauties enroute. In the afternoon, participants will return back to base camp for lunch. Stay overnight at Base Camp at Shuru.
Day 4 – Base camp to Negi dugh (2350m) 4 hrs.
Trek starts from the campsite i.e. Shuru, down to Jagatsukh village to Dhuhagan Bridge, and over the Dhuhagan River to the other side of the valley. Today’s trek starts with a gradual climb up to Jaau Dhar-Forest Nursery and after that eases out along the cedar trees right up to the Negi Dugh.
The Negi Dugh is located high at a vantage point and is surrounded by Cedar trees. The campsite is very scenic and one could enjoy the real Himalayan vistas. In the evening explore the campsite and move for evening activities. Stay overnight at the Negi Dugh.
Day 5 – Negi Dugh -Kurrdi (3030m) 4 hrs.
Today’s trek is up to the confluence ridge of Kurrdi and Jammu Dugh. The trail proceeds through a dense forest of pines and Silver fir. The tough climb starts along the steep ridge for an hour after which it is a moderate walk along the slanted slope right up to the campsite Kurrdi. Kurrdi is a luminous point and one can have a vast view of Kullu, Chanderkhani Pass and Manali valley. In the evening explore the campsite and move to evening activities. Stay overnight at Kurdi.
Day 6 – Kurradi – Dharanoo Dugh (3420m) 4 hrs.
The trek starts with a steep section at the start, through a forest of silver fir, Bhojpatra, oak and chestnut. At the end of the steep section trekkers have to negotiate moderate climbs through the forest side ridge up to Moar Thach and Samalach Thach, it’s basically Shepherd’s grazing pastures. From Samalach Thach the route ascends on a moderate grassy slope and then onto a moderate horizontal traverse above the tree line to the campsite. In the evening indulge in some fun adventure activities and stay overnight at Dharanoo Dugh.
Day 7 – Dharanoo Dugh – Base of Shirgan-Tungu (3750m) and back to Banaad/Jammu Dugh Campsite (2500m) 6 hrs.
As you trek along the ridge, one can have a close view of gigantic Shirgan –Tungu peak and mountain massif, distant view of Rohtang Pass Mountains and an enchanting mountain peak of the Beas Kund massif. The first magnificent view of the Shirgan Tungu Peak comes in glance after gaining a 15 minutes walk on the snowy ridge and as you ascend and get nearer to you.
A complete group will have to descend down to Jammu Dugh/ Banaad campsite for safe and sound sleep and also proper recuperation.
Day 8 – Banaad/ Jammu Dugh – Base Camp Shuru via Sajla village 4hrs.
The trek encompasses a 1 hour steep descent initially and then through the river basin through dense forest of blue pine, Cedar, oak, silver fir. From the river the trek descends gently on a slanted traverse slope to a river bed. Rest for a while, and then walk on a man -made path to Sajla village.
The trail finally joins the road head concluding the trek and from there, it’s a short half an hour drive by local routine bus back to Shuru Base camp. In the evening, return all the issued equipment.
Day 9 – Half day free and in the evening, departure by bus to Delhi.
After breakfast, have a farewell ceremony and explore the campsite for one last time. Enjoy your last Pahadi lunch and a visit to Manali Market and set off to depart for Delhi in the evening by bus.
Day 10 – ARRIVAL AT DELHI
Arrive New Delhi. Get transferred to Delhi airport to board the respective flights.
Things To Carry
- One haversack and one small shoulder bag (NO TROLLEY BAG OR SUITACSE)
- Comfortable clothes for the no. of days (track Pants, t-shirts, tops etc) (Avoid Jeans)
- Suitable nightwear , shorts, 3/4 s, one shawl/ chaddar, sweatshirt.
- Undergarments, towel, napkin/ handkerchief, ladies sanitary sets
- Swimwear, costume for water sports (check if required for your camp)
- Sport shoes ,socks, floaters, Sun cap/ hat, water bottle
- Water bottle, Personal kit containing toilet accessories, sun screen, cold cream, odomos,
- NO DEODORANT to be used while on Trails or Safaris
- Torch with fresh batteries
- Sun glasses, camera, binoculars, (optional at your own risk)
- A bird book, field guide (if available)
- Personal medicine, if any, with a note explaining doses, time, quantity etc.
with the name of the child, No need to send any extra medicine
- Pen, a small diary, a story book
- Around 3000/- for meals during travel and for shopping
- An ID card with a color copy, (school I card/ Adhaar card/ Driving License etc)
- Itinerary is subject to change without notice
- Camper MUST CARRY Original – School photo ID, Aadhar Card, Passport, Pan Card, Driving License (Any One)
- Save WhatsApp number to receive camp updates – +91 9819983870 during camp duration.
- Please refer to Important Notes regarding Air Travel, discounts, payment terms, cancellation etc.
- Transfers by Non-AC vehicle
- Delhi Manali Delhi AC Volvo
- Tented accommodation on Multiple Sharing
- All veg meals at the resort
- Activity charges, Resource person Charges
- Travel and Activity Insurance
- Meals during travel
- Personal expenses such as telephones, cold drinks, mineral water, laundry, porter charges, camera fees
- Medical, hospitalization and related expenses
- Any item not covered under the head ‘cost includes’.