Manali Winter Trek


Manali

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Duration
5 Days
Max Altitude
6060 ft
Difficulty
Easy
Low Temp
-15 to 12 ° C
High Temp
10 to 25 ° C

Overview

Manali is the go to tourist destination for all in the northern part of India. Manali is a destination for one and all may it be photographers, family, adventure lovers or nature lovers. The charm and beauty of the place and the climate makes it the to go place for all tourists. Winters is a time where you can enjoy snow and the place just lights up and gives you a best setting for a perfect holiday. We at AdventurEscape will take you through the hamlets and the different beautiful locations trekking in and around Manali to give you the perfect winter break you were looking for.  


What to expect from the Trek?

Visit Hadimba Devi Temple, Vashist and Jogni falls in Manali

We will cover Naggar Castle, Roerich art gallery, and Gauri Shankar temple near Naggar

Homestay in a hamlet Pulag near Rumsu

Interact with locals and learn some survival hacks for the cold winters

Snow trekking and fun games


 INCLUSIONS:

  1. Accommodation in homestay sharing basis (sleepingbags,mattress& toilet facilities)
  2. Qualified & experienced guides & support staff
  3. First-aid treatment/facilities.
  4. Meals provided all through the trek.
  5. All transport from and to Manali.
  6. Any of the permit charges, forest entry fee


 EXCLUSIONS:

  1.  The trek cost does not include any train fare or air fare charges
  2. Any other cost of other equipment other than those that are listed above in the inclusions should be entirely borne by the trekkers.
  3. Tips & gratitudes for staff.
  4. Cost of Emergency
  5. Personal Porter Charges
  6. Any personal expense


Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Board bus from Majnu ka Tilla- Kashmere gate New Delhi at 6pm

Day 2 Reach Patlikuhl (20 km approx before Manali) and Drive to Naggar and stay in homestay/camps in Pulag. Acclimatization and registration process. Short trek and nature walk.

Day 3: Trek to Naggar - Naggar Castle - Roerich Art Gallery - Gauri Shankar Temple (Village Visit and Overnight Stay)

Day 4: Trek to Sterling forest or Naya Thach in the morning. Back to base by evening (Overnight in Homestay)

Day 5: Drive from Pulag to Manali.  Trek from Manali to Old Manali and Hadimba and take a bus back to Delhi by 6pm. (Trek and Drive to Manali)

Itinerary

Day 1: Board bus from Majnu ka Tilla- Kashmere gate New Delhi at 6pm


Day 2 Reach Patlikuhl (20 km approx before Manali) and Drive to Naggar and stay in homestay/camps in Pulag. Acclimatization and registration process. Short trek and nature walk.

 

We start our journey to the Pulag Village where we can explore and experience the culture of the village. It will be a short trek  and we may expect snow depending on the weather. Get a stunning view of the beautiful village landscape and surrounding mountains while interacting with the village locals. We will then head to the base camp at Pulag for dinner and homestay.



Day 3: Trek to Naggar - Naggar Castle - Roerich Art Gallery - Gauri Shankar Temple (Village Visit and Overnight Stay)

 

We will have breakfast with the  team and head to Naggar Castle, an ancient building that was built with medieval stone and wood mansion. It currently functions as a heritage hotel giving us a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. We will also visit Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, a house of a reputed artist, Prof. Late Nicholas Roerich. It is now an open art gallery showing his rare artwork. We proceed to The Gauri Shankar Temple, renowned for its fabulous Shikhara Style architecture. We get an amazing view of the lush greenery and the Beas River.



Day 4: Trek to Sterling forest or Naya Thach in the morning. Back to base by evening (Overnight in Homestay)

Our trek begins with a short drive from Pulag to Sterling forest after breakfast where you can enjoy the snow. A trek of two hours passing through beautiful apple orchids, tall pine trees. We will proceed to Pulag where we stay for the night.



Day 5: Drive from Pulag to Manali.  Trek from Manali to Old Manali and Hadimba and take a bus back to Delhi by 6pm. (Trek and Drive to Manali)

 

Our trek begins with a short drive from Pulag to Manali. We will trek to Old Manali and then to Hadimba Devi Temple, an ancient cave temple giving a pleasant view of the cedar forest. We will leave for Manali bus stop by evening for the bus back to Delhi. Journey ends here.

Things to carry



Necessities:

  1. Trekking shoes **: Trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support is compulsory for the trek. Please ensure that the trekking shoes are not new and used by the trekker prior to the trek. The trail is slippery and requires you to walk through rocks and boulders so good grip and water resistance shoe is necessary.  Do keep an extra floater in case of rain and for use in camps.
  2. Backpack (50-70 litres) **: A backpack with comfortable straps and a supporting frame is very important as you have to carry it on your own during the trek. Invest in a good backpack that is lightweight and comfortable to carry on long treks. 
  3. Daypack (20 litres): Keep a daypack incase you off load your backpack during the trek for your essential day items.
  4. Torch or Headlamp **: Please bring a torch or headlamp for all treks.
  5. Cutlery: Carry a spoon, mug and a lunch box. We insist on trekkers getting their own cutlery for hygiene reasons and for packed lunch.
  6. Sunglasses **: Invest in a good pair of sunglasses as you are going to be out in the sun for most of day. If you are trekking in snow it will be a mandatory as it protects you from snow blindness.
  7. Two water bottles **: 1 litre each for water during the trek. 


**    MANDATORY  DO NOT FORGET


Clothes and Other accessories


  1. Warm jacket and Sweater (couple of them if you feel more susceptible to cold) 
  2. Thermals: Carry thermals to keep yourself warm in the camp.Trek pants (2)  for daily use during the trek which are light and comfortable.
  3. Collared Shirts (3-4) Full sleeves and quick dry so that it prevents sunburn on the arms and neck area. 
  4. Poncho: Poncho is very important when you are trekking in monsoon season to protect you from the rain. You can rent one from us @ INR 50 per day.
  5. Cap: To protect your hair and face from the scorching sun carry a cap.
  6.  Synthetic gloves for your hands as it will protect your hands from water, snow and keep you dry and warm.
  7. Socks (2 pair) + Wollen socks(2 pair)  for keep you warm in the camps.
  8. Trekking pole: You should carry your own trekking poles for the steep uphills and downhills. You can carry them or rent one from us @ INR 50 per day
  9. Toiletries: Sunscreen **, moisturiser, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitiser, wet wipes and tissues. 
  10. Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes and to bring back your non biodegradable material back. Mountains are the source of water and life on this planet. Please try and keep it clean and healthy.




Mandatory Personal Medical Kit 


  1. Diamox – 5 tablets (to prevent AMS)
  2. Hyoscine (3 tablets)
  3. Amlodipine 5mg (5 tablet) With doctors prescription only
  4. Avomine – 2 tablets (motion sickness)
  5. Crocin – 3 tablets (fever)
  6. Avil 25mg – 2 tablets (allergies)
  7. Disprin – 3 tablets (headache)
  8. Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 3 tablets each (diarrhea)
  9. Digene – 5 tablets (acidity)
  10. Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  11. Gauze – 1 small roll
  12. Band-aid – 5 strips
  13. Cotton – 1 small roll
  14. ORS – 105packets
  15. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  16. Moov spray (aches, & sprains) 



How to prepare

How to prepare for an easy trek?


  • There is nothing more fulfilling than enjoying the nature's untouched beauty in the mountains. We are gifted with abilities to achieve any daunting tasks such as swimming and running. Just like these, trekking is an amazing experience for all. Challenging yourself to enjoy nature's gifts has always been a traveller's dream. Though trekking is an enthralling journey, it must be well prepared to enjoy it to the fullest.
    A common question is 'how challenging is a trek'? It depends on various factors like weather, challenges faced during the trek, and most importantly, your endurance level. It is possible to have a beautiful hiking as long as you are physically and mentally prepared for it. Whether you are planning for an easy, moderate, or a difficult trek, a pre-training is the must.
    If you are a beginner, you will be thrilled with the surprises that trekking offers throughout your journey. Besides mental endurance, an easy trek requires strength training and should be taken seriously.


    Cardiovascular exercises

  • Week

    Exercise

    Distance

    Duration

    Frequency

    1

    Running

    3 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week

    2

    Running

    3 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week

    3

    Running

    4 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week

    4

    Running

    4 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week







    Flexibility exercises


    Week

    Exercise

    Sets

    Duration

    Frequency

    1

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 10 counts each

    Less than 15 seconds for each set

    Each exercise once  in a week

    2

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 10 counts each

    Less than 15 seconds for each set

    Each exercise twice  in a week

    3

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 20 counts each

    Less than 30 seconds for each set

    Each exercise twice  in a week

    4

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 20 counts each

    Less than 30 seconds for each set

    Each exercise twice  in a week


    Breathing exercises


    Week

    Exercise

    Counts

    Duration

    Frequency

    1

    Abdominal Breathing

    10 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week

    2

    Abdominal Breathing

    20 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week

    3

    Abdominal Breathing

    30 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week

    4

    Abdominal Breathing

    40 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week


    Easy treks require a certain amount of preparation and cannot be taken lightly. Follow these exercise schedules to make sure you are fit for the trek. The easiest way to know your fitness level is to check whether you can run 4 kilometres within 30 minutes at the end of fourth week. By following the flexibility and breathing exercises, you can walk through different terrains and while maintaining your stamina level. The more you are fit, the more you will enjoy your trek.


    Check your BMI to know your overall level of body  fitness.  


How to reach

How to reach by Air?

The nearest airport for Manali is Bhuntar, 50 km (Approx.) from Manali. Air India & Air Himalayas (9 Seater Non-Scheduled Flight) are having flights for Kullu. Air India having flights to Kullu from Delhi Airport & Air Himalayas operates flights from Chandigarh Airport.


How to reach by Train?

The two nearest Railway Station for Manali are at Chandigarh (350 km.) and Ambala (360 km). Onwards Journey can be traveled either by Chartered Taxis, Buses or by Air as Himalayan Bulls a

private 8 seater charter is available between Chandigarh & Kullu.



How to reach by Road?

You can also reach Manali by road. There are many Volvo buses running from Delhi and Chandigarh

daily. Delhi to Manali buses is available from RK Ashram Marg as well as ISBT Kashmiri gate. Chandigarh

to Manali Buses is available from Sector 43 Bus Stand.

FAQ

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek


You can either transfer the same trek to any of your friends/family or get a voucher for the same amount and register for any of our treks in future (validity 1 year) Or Get a refund of 90%

(If the trek amount varies, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)


Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trek

You can either choose to go for any other trek or other batches for the same trek depending on availability Or Get a refund of 75%


Cancellation between 15 days and 10 days to the start of the trek

You can choose to go on the same trek with other batches in the same season Or Get a refund of 50%


Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek

You can transfer your trek to your friend/family (same trek) No cash refund.

Trek Fee Per Person

₹6000

GST 5% is applicable on the fee.

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Addons
  • Transportation Charge - ₹2000 (Delhi - Manali - Delhi )
  • Porter Charge - ₹0
  • Transport from Delhi to Manali and back will cost you INR 2000. This is optional and if you wish to avail this select this option when you book your trek.
    Bring along your friends and get 10% off. Valid for a minimum group of 5 persons and more.
    You can book this trek by paying INR 3000 advance now. Click BOOK NOW and proceed to payment.Then select the option to pay the advance amount on the booking page. You will receive a confirmation mail thereafter. Rest of the payment to be made 2 days prior to the trek.
Trek Dates
  • 2017-12-23 Seats available 18
  • 2017-12-30 Seats available20
  • 2018-01-06 Seats available 20
  • 2018-01-13 Seats available20
  • 2018-01-20 Seats available20
  • 2018-01-26 Seats available20
  • 2018-02-03 Seats available 20
  • 2018-02-10 Seats available20
  • 2018-02-17 Seats available20
  • 2018-02-24 Seats available20
  • 2018-03-02 Seats available 20
  • 2018-03-10 Seats available20
  • 2018-03-17 Seats available20