Manali in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular destinations when it comes to experiencing nature at her best and also adventure activities. Be it trekking, hiking, angling, paragliding or mountaineering, you can find it all here.
Deo Tibba Expedition is one such trip that will give you a thrilling opportunity to experience trekking as well as mountaineering over a period of 13 days. In addition to introducing you to these extreme adventure activities, this expedition will also endow you with the skills required to undertake such expeditions.
Deo Tibba expedition starts and ends in Manali and is suitable for those adventurers who have previous trekking and climbing experience and also knowledge of snow, ice and mountaineering techniques. It is rated challenging on the difficulty scale.
DAY 01: MANALI – CHIKKA (10,200 FT. – 18 KMS)
After your arrival at Manali, we pick you up around 8 AM and take you to a small village called Jagatsukh, where we drop you at Baraah Hazaari Hydro water station, the initiation point for the Deo Tibba Expedition. It will take around 6 – 7 hours to reach today’s destination, Chikka, which is a flat pasture land ideal for a camping experience. The trek route meanders through dense Oak and Deodar forests, often passing by lush green meadows. The journey is enlivened by the myriad views of wild flowers and herbs. Spend the night in tented accommodation under the star studded sky.
DAY 02: CHIKKA – SERI (12,800 FT. – APPRX. 8 KMS)
After enjoying an early morning breakfast amidst nature, leave for Seri wherein you will be spending two precious nights. Today’s trail will be a gradual steep climb. However once you reach Seri, it is a flat meadow almost of the size of a few football grounds having mountain peaks on all sides. In fact this is the spot where the Jagatsukh Nallah totally flattens out. Enjoy night stay with bonfire here.
DAY 03: SERI – BASE CAMP (13,775 FT.) – CHOTA CHANDRATAL
Today you embark towards your next mission, which is to experience the magnificent view of Mt Deo Tibba with its daunting glaciers rising high up in the air from a place called Tenta. On the trail, you have to cross three shallow streams which to add more thrill, have no bridges. If you are game to stretching further, you can make way towards Chota Chandratal – a tiny picturesque lake with emerald blue water. After spending some quality time exploring the surrounding area return to the base camp by evening. Evening enjoy dinner by the campfire and overnight stay in tents.
DAY 04: AT THE BASE CAMP
Today is the day to rest and relax. The mountaineering equipment will be distributed today. Get yourself acclimatized to higher altitudes. You may indulge in walks in and around the camp area to better prepare yourself for the Deo Tibba Expedition.
DAY 05: ACCLIMATIZATION WALK AND LOAD FERRY TO CAMP 1
Today the climbers will load ferry to camp 1 and then walk down to base camp. Here the climbers will experience walking on snow, rock and ice all at the same time. Ropes are fixed on the route depending on the current situation.
DAY 06: FREE DAY AT BASE CAMP
Today members can take part in winter skills/ outdoor skills training.
DAY 07: ESTABLISH CAMP 1
Today members will climb up to Camp 1 and prepare themselves for the next destination. The route is steep throughout and many a times climbers will have to negotiate deep crevasses, steep glaciers and gullies.
DAY 08: CAMP 1 TO SUMMIT CAMP 2 (LOAD FERRY)
Today proceed to load ferry to Camp 2. The walk up will be through ice fields and snow covered trails.
DAY 09: ESTABLISH SUMMIT CAMP
Today reach Camp 2 and get yourself prepared for the summit climb.
DAY 10: SUMMIT ATTEMPT AND BACK TO CAMP 1
Today is the ultimate day as you attempt to reach the zenith. From this point, the climbers will get better view of Deo Tibba and its neighbor Indrasan. Return back to Camp 1.
DAY 11: CAMP 1 TO BASE CAMP
Today return to the Base Camp following the same route.
DAY 12: BASE CAMP TO CHIKKA
Retrace the trail back to Chikka.
DAY 13: CHIKKA TO MANALI
As the expedition comes to an end, we drive back to Manali.