Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek
Himachal Pradesh | 6D/5N | 14,960 Ft.
Mid May to October
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
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- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Moderate
- Group Size Medium Group
All about the Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek.
The Deo Tibba Base Camp trek is one of the most beautiful, offbeat treks in Himachal Pradesh. The treks begins from Jagatsukh, about 10 km away from Manali, and takes you through pristine forests, sweeping meadows, and beautiful high altitude pastures, while the majestic peak of Deo Tibba chaperones your magical journey. The trail from the Base Camp turns towards Hampta Valley, and then to Jobra, where the trek ends. This 6 days trek remains quite shaded and isolated, and not many trekkers can be found here- all the more reason for you to embark on this spectacular trek! Lose yourself amidst the mystical wilderness with nothing but expansive beauty and comfort of the Himalayas to keep you company. The highlight of the trek is the breathtaking view of Deo Tibba peak from the base camp!
Max. Altitude – 3,500 meters
Duration– 6 days
Level – Moderate
1. Unmatched views of the lofty Deo Tibba peak from its Base Camp.
2. One of the lesser explored trails in Himachal Pradesh, the trek offers you pure adventure mingled with peaceful solitude!
Day 1 : Report to Manali; Drive to Khanol & trek to Chikka
Report to Manali early in the morning. Post breakfast and refreshments, we drive to Khanol via Jagatsukh village, which takes about an hour and a half. We begin the trek from Khanol, and follow a gradual ascending trail through a dense pine forest, which leads us to the first campsite of our trek – Chikka. Explore the campsite. Camp overnight in tents.
Altitude: 2,700 m; 3,200 m
Trek Distance: 5 km
Time Taken: 3 – 4 hrs
Day 2 : Trek from Chikka to Seri
Leaving behind the beautiful campsite of Chikka, we trail the path running beside the Jagatsukh river bank. The trail reenters the forest and is paved by beautiful wild flowers. The altitude increases noticeably, and the tree line gradually falls behind as we approach Seri, a lovely meadow which used to house a glacial lake. The campsite is crisscrossed by several streams gurgling past, with the backdrop of Tainta waterfalls. We camp here for the night in tents.
Altitude: 3,600 m
Trek Distance: 6 km
Time Taken: 4 – 5 hrs
Day 3 : Trek from Seri to Tainta
We leave behind the campsite of Seri and leave for the campsite of Tainta. The trek begins with an easy walk over a flat ground of meadows, succeeded by a stream-crossing which lands us near the Jagatsukh Nala. From here on, the trail becomes steeper, and is stretched over moraines and boulders. We soon reach our campsite, which is towered magnificently by the lofty Mt. Deo Tibba, which reveals itself for the very first time! Spend the day resting and exploring around the campsite. Camp overnight in tents.
Altitude: 3,900 m
Trek Distance: 5 km
Time Taken: 4 – 5 hrs
Day 4 : Trek from Tainta to Mini Chandratal and back
A long day. We begin early post breakfast, and carry the day’s lunch in day packs. The trail is stretched over moraines still and is chaperoned by Deo Tibba in all its splendour. The climb gets steeper and steeper, before finally giving way to a beautiful alpine lake, also nicknamed ‘mini Chandratal’. Explore around the lake, and head back to the Tainta campsite post lunch. Camp overnight at Tainta.
Altitude: 4,480 m
Trek Distance: 10 km
Time Taken: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 5 : Trek from Tainta to Chikka
We begin descending back to Chikka, following the same trail we took while ascending. The trek is quite easy. We break for lunch near Dudu Patthar, and reach Chikka. Camp overnight at Chikka.
Trek Distance: 11 km
Time Taken: 4 – 5 hours
Day 6 : Drive to Manali
The last day of our trek. Leaving Chikka behind, we reach Khanol, and board a car back to Manali. You will reach Manali by evening.
Time Taken: 4 – 5 hours
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
- Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
- Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
- Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
- Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
- Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
- Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
- A Life Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.
- GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
- Accommodation and Food in Manali: Food and stay in Manali are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Manali, we can recommend a few good options.
- Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation from home to Manali and vice versa is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
- Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.
- Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
- Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
- Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.
- Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.
Questions about the Trek
Whom is the trek for?
The level of this trek leans towards moderate level of difficulty, which naturally demands exceptional physical fitness, stamina and endurance. It is strongly advisable to have prior trekking experience of scaling at least 3,500 meters before you approach this trek, which means beginners should stay away. Also, proper acclimatization is key for successful completion of the trek.
Which is the best season to attempt the trek?
The months of June, August, September, and October are perfect for the trek, as the harshness of winter is left behind, and trials clear up considerably. The temperature ranges from 10 to 15 degrees during daytime, and dips to about -2 to 5 during nights.
How to reach Manali?
By Air Fly to Bhuntar airport, the nearest one to Manali, sitting about 50 km away. Bhuntar airport is well connected to major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata. By Train There are really no direct trains to Manali. Reach Delhi, and then board a train to Pathankot (the trains are fairly frequent). From Pathankot, board a bus to Manali. By Road There are plenty of overnight HRTC buses plying between Delhi and Manali. Board one from ISBT Kashmere Gate, and a 14 hours journey will land you at Manali.
What things are needed to be carried?
Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a daypack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines. For a complete checklist, download the checklist from the footer.