Area: Himachal Pradesh
Duration: 12 Days (4 days travel/8 days trekking)
Best Season: Mid June – Mid October
Altitude: 3900 mts/12792 ft
Total Trekking: 75 K.M
About Deo Tibba Trek
Himachal Pradesh, the state blessed with beautiful treks throughout the mountains, has always been the favorite playground of the adventure junkies for centuries. Thrilling mountains of Himachal offers some best trekking trails that differ in their level of difficulty ranging from easy to strenuous. One trek which deserves a special mention in the list of best treks in its vicinity is the exciting 75 km long Deo Tibba.
Expansive views, lofty mountains, hanging glaciers, lush meadows, exposed rock faces, giant cliffs extensive geography, these are some of the surprising features of the Deo Tibba trek that fascinate every tourist to visit here once in a lifetime. Views of the snow-capped peaks of the mountains throughout the journey are special, and experienced hikers will say that it’s something you need to experience yourself.
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.
If the idea of trekking to Deo Tibba brings out the vision of scenic mountains and lush meadows and beautiful peaks, then you have indeed landed up at the right place. Mentioned below is the itinerary of Deo Tibba trek, go through it and register now to book your seat. This one of its kind incredible experience is just a click away.
Deo Tibba Trekking Tour Highlights
- Amazing trek through multiple terrains and altitudes
- Beautiful Landscape sights
- Camping at river sides
- Spectacular views of the Pir Panjal Ranges
- Visit caves in Bhanara, which were the once the abode of Pandavas
- Witness the pleasant scenery that is adorned with blooming flowers, thick forest and streams
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.
Located at an elevation of 6100 m towards the South-Eastern face of the Manali city, Deo tibba peak is quite famous amongst the trekkers. To reach the hill, trekkers will have to cross ancient villages like Sethan, Panduropa, Rauri kholi, Jogidugh, to name a few.
By Airways:Bhuntar Airport in Kullu is the nearest airport from Prini, the starting point of our trek. The second nearest airport is Chandigarh International Airport.
By Railways:Jogindernagar railway station is the nearest railhead to Manali. Other railway stations nearby the city are in Chandigarh and Pathankot.
By Roadways:Manali has a good network of roads which links the major cities – Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamsala and Chamba/Dalhousie. On a regular basis, one can see many taxis and buses, run by Himachal Pradesh Tourism, to reach Manali.
Kareri Lake Trek (Detailed Itinerary)
In the evening, you will board AC Volvo Coach to McLeodganj from one of the meeting points in New Delhi. Overnight journey.
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel for stay. On this day, you can either choose to relax in the hotel or can explore McLeodganj. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
Post breakfast, you will start the first phase of the trek to Kareri Village. On this day, you will walk through the dense pine jungles and remote villages. For initial few kilometers, you will walk to the bottom of the slope and after reaching a point, you will start climbing. Dinner and overnight stay in Kareri Village Camp.
After having breakfast, embark on a tough trek till Lioti. During the 4-5 hour journey, trekkers are going to have the best time of their life, they will stroll along the river, cross bridges and even will walk on boulders. Lioti, which is going to be the camping site for the day, is beautiful alpine grassland located at an elevation of 8038 feet above the sea level. Dinner and overnight stay in Lioti base camp.
Finally comes the day for what everybody has been waiting! Today, you will trek to Minkiani Pass, the point where the lake is located. For initial kilometers, trekkers will walk on the narrow, rocky and muddy track, lined with thickly forested mountains on one side, and a river gorge on the other. Since it’s a high altitude trek, here one can see coniferous, and deciduous forest clung to the mountains and clouds surrounding the peak. With every step, attitudes and the level of difficulty will keep on increasing. Trails will get rough; trekkers will have to cross rough rocky paths. The campsite for this night will be another pleasant meadow, and from here you will be able to see Minkiani Pass, Baleni Pass and a valley below.
Today is going to be the less leg of the trek. Trek downhill till Ghera, as one will walk the hill, they will see a drastic change in geographic, forest and vegetation will start getting dense with every step. At Ghera, drivers will be waiting to drop off at McLeodganj hotel. From McLeodganj catch AC Volvo for Delhi. Overnight journey.
Arrival in Delhi marks the end of Kareri Lake Trek.
Things to Carry for Friendship Peak Trek
- Duffel bag Down/synthetic camp booties
- Sunglasses, Light gloves
- Sleeping bag
- Flashlight/Headlamp with extra batteries
- One liter water bottles wide mouthed
- Trekking Boots
- Water purification/filter
- Camp shoes/sneakers
- Walking stick/Trekking pole
- Cotton socks
- Note book with pens and pencils
- Gore-Tex jacket
- Lip balm
- Light wind jacket Sunscreen / Moisturiser
- Down jacket/vest
- Camp towel/towel/sarong
- Fleece jacket/vest
- Personal toiletries
- Personal medicines
- Money pouch/belt
- Trekking pants
- Energy bars
- Thermal tops
- Vitamin tablets
- Thermal bottom
- Extra passport photos
- Warm hat and Bandana/scarf
- Sun hat/baseball cap
- Wind- and rain-gear with hood
- Swiss Army Knives (Classic pocket tool)
- One pair cotton trousers or shorts
- Two cotton shirts/T-Shirts One warmer (jacket with hood)