Deo Tibba base – Chota Chandratal Trek

Trip Type: Trekking
Region: Himachal Pradesh - Manali
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 5-8 Days
Max Altitude: 4200m
Best Season: May to Oct
Trip Begins: Manali / Ends: Manali
Trip Cost

This is a custom departure tour and so please write to us for prices and more info on this trek.

The Enchanting Deo Tibba Base and Chota Chandratal Trek Exploring Nature’s Splendor


Embark on an unforgettable journey through the picturesque landscapes of Himachal Pradesh with the Deo Tibba Base Trek. Starting from the village of Jagatsukh in Manali, this scenic summer high altitude trek takes you on a captivating adventure through lush green meadows and enchanting alpine forests.

Our journey commences with a scenic drive from Manali to Khanol, passing through the charming village of Jagatsukh. At Khanol, we meet our experienced horseman who will accompany us throughout the trek. This meeting point serves as the starting point for our trek towards Chikka, our first destination.

As we venture along the trail, we find ourselves surrounded by a diverse mix of oak, deodar, horse chestnut, walnut, and maple trees, creating a captivating tapestry of colors and fragrances. The tranquil ambience of these forests provides a serene backdrop as we make our way towards Chikka, a picturesque clearing with a temple dedicated to Nag Devta. Our campsite for the night near the Allain Nulla allows us to rest amidst nature’s beauty, with the soothing sound of the nearby stream enhancing our experience.

Ascending to Seri: A Breathtaking Alpine Meadow on the Deo Tibba Base trek

Continuing our trek from Chikka, we ascend to Seri, leaving the tree line behind. Seri welcomes us with its expansive alpine meadows, providing a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. This pristine location offers a glimpse into the untouched beauty of the region, captivating trekkers with its tranquility and awe-inspiring vistas.

Exploring Tainta: Gateway to Deo Tibba and Indrasan Peaks


From Seri, our journey leads us to Tainta, which serves as the base camp for those looking to climb the majestic peaks of Deo Tibba and Indrasan. As we venture higher, we are rewarded with magnificent views of Mt. Deo Tibba, which stands tall and majestic, commanding admiration from all who lay eyes upon it. During our trek, we also have the opportunity to embark on a day hike to the mesmerising Chota Chandratal Lake. Nestled amidst the glacial landscape, this ethereal lake reflects the grandeur of the surrounding peaks, offering a truly captivating sight.

Returning to Manali: A Journey Filled with Memories


As our adventure on the Deo Tibba Base Trek nears its conclusion, we retrace our steps back to Manali, following the same scenic route we embarked upon. The return journey allows us to relish the memories of the breathtaking landscapes, serene meadows, and the majestic peaks we encountered along the way.

The Deo Tibba Base Trek invites you to immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Himachal Pradesh. Traverse through verdant meadows, captivating forests, and alpine landscapes as you uncover the raw beauty of the region. From the enchanting Chikka and serene Seri to the base camp at Tainta, every step of this trek offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Indulge your senses with the sights, sounds, and scents of the Himalayas, and witness the grandeur of Mt. Deo Tibba and the mesmerising Chota Chandratal Lake. Let the Deo Tibba Base Trek leave an indelible mark on your heart, as you return home with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for the wonders of nature.

Itinerary
DAY 01

Welcome to Manali: Exploring the Heart of the Himalayas

As you arrive in the picturesque town of Manali, you’ll be greeted by the crisp mountain air and the stunning backdrop of the Himalayas. Take a moment to soak in the natural beauty that surrounds you as you embark on your adventure.
After settling into your accommodations, take some time to wander through the charming streets of Manali. The town is brimming with unique shops, local markets, and cozy cafes, offering a delightful blend of traditional and modern influences. This is the perfect opportunity to acquaint yourself with the local culture and get a taste of the vibrant atmosphere that Manali has to offer.
In the evening, gather with your fellow trekkers for a trip orientation led by our experienced trip leader. During this informative session, you’ll receive essential details about the upcoming adventure, including the trek itinerary, safety guidelines, and any necessary preparations. Our knowledgeable guide will address any questions or concerns you may have, ensuring that you feel confident and prepared for the journey ahead.
After the trip orientation, retreat to the comfort of your hotel for a restful night’s sleep. Our carefully selected accommodations provide a cozy and relaxing environment, allowing you to recharge and rejuvenate before the start of the trek.

DAY 02

Manali - Jagatsukh - Khanol (2600m) and Trek to Chikka. (3200m)

Duration: Drive 1 hour ; Trek 4 hours

Our adventure begins with a scenic drive from the town of Manali to Jagatsukh, where we continue further up the picturesque Alain Nullah to Khanol. The drive offers mesmerizing views of the surrounding mountains and should take approximately an hour. As we make our way along the road, keep your eyes peeled for the abundant wildlife that calls this region home, adding a touch of excitement to our journey.
Once we reach Khanol, we meet our experienced horseman who will accompany us on our trek. From here, the real adventure begins as we start our uphill trek through the enchanting landscapes of the Allain Nullah valley. The trail takes us through thick pine forests, with the towering trees casting dappled shadows on the path, creating a serene and inviting atmosphere.
As we ascend further, we are greeted by the magical beauty of birch forests. The elegant silver-white bark of the birch trees, combined with the gentle rustle of leaves, transports us to a world of tranquility and natural splendor. This section of the trail provides an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the breathtaking surroundings, connecting with the serenity of the forest.

Arriving at Chikka: A Picturesque Campsite

After our uphill trek, we arrive at the campsite in Chikka, located right next to a serene stream. Here, nature’s beauty unfolds before our eyes. The soothing sound of the flowing water, coupled with the majestic backdrop of the mountains, creates a scene of pure tranquility. Take a moment to appreciate the natural harmony of this picturesque campsite and feel a sense of awe at the raw magnificence of the surroundings.
Notably, the campsite at Chikka is situated almost at the treeline, providing us with remarkable views that showcase the grandeur of the Himalayas. As the evening sets in, bask in the serene atmosphere and allow the breathtaking vistas to leave an indelible mark on your heart.

Conclusion

The journey from Manali to Chikka takes us on a captivating adventure through thick pine forests and enchanting birch groves. As we trek uphill, the beauty of nature surrounds us, captivating our senses and offering a respite from the ordinary. Arriving at the campsite in Chikka, we are embraced by the peaceful ambiance and stunning views, reminding us of the majesty of the Himalayas.
Take the time to connect with nature, immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings, and relish in the beauty that unfolds at every step of the journey. As we continue our trek, we eagerly anticipate the wonders that lie ahead, ready to embrace the next chapter of our adventure.

DAY 03

Chikha - Seri (3600m)

Duration: 4 hours

Exploring the Trail to Seri: From Chikka to Serene Meadows of Seri

As you begin your day, you embark on a straight walkthrough forest trail, marked with cairns and stones to guide your way. This well-marked path ensures that you stay on track as you venture deeper into the wilderness. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the forest, allowing the peaceful ambiance to envelop you.
About an hour into the trek, you will cross a stream, a refreshing encounter with nature’s flowing water. Ahead lies a section with boulders, requiring caution if it has rained recently. Take care as the boulders can become slippery after showers. Exercise caution and traverse this section carefully to ensure your safety.
After crossing the boulder section, you will encounter some steep climbs. Remember to pace yourself and switch back to minimise strain on your knees. The trail may test your endurance, but the rewards that await are well worth the effort.
As you navigate the forest trail, overcoming challenges and relishing in the natural beauty that surrounds you, your journey leads you from Chikka to the picturesque meadow of Panduropa and finally to the serene campsite of Seri. The well-marked trail guides your way, ensuring that you stay on course and experience the wonders that lie ahead.
Embrace the tranquility of Panduropa, replenish your energy, and continue onwards, immersing yourself in the breathtaking landscapes that unfold along the way. Seri, your final campsite, promises to be a haven of serenity and natural beauty, offering a peaceful respite amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas.
With each step, you draw closer to experiencing the full splendor of the Deo Tibba Base Trek, making cherished memories and forging a deeper connection with nature.

DAY 04

Seri - Tainta (3900m)

Duration: 5 hours

Begin your day with a leisurely walk on the grassy meadows of Seri. Let the serene surroundings and open landscapes rejuvenate your spirit as you take in the natural beauty that unfolds around you. Take your time to immerse yourself in the tranquility of this picturesque setting before continuing your trek.
As you walk along the river, relish in the gentle sounds of flowing water and keep an eye out for the stunning waterfall that awaits. At one point, you will come across a cairn, a reassuring marker guiding you on the right path. Cross the river at this point and continue following the trail, eager to discover what lies ahead.
Prepare yourself for a challenging stretch as the trail begins to climb steeply. Over the next 2 to 2 1/2 hours, you will face a demanding ascent.
From the top, the trail leads you on a straightforward walk along the right bank of the river. As you walk on the meadows, the campsite of the day is short walk at a place called Tainta.
The journey from Seri Meadows to the next campsite is one filled with both challenges and moments of relief. Traverse the steep climb with determination, knowing that a sense of accomplishment awaits you at the top. Enjoy the level terrain as you continue along the right bank of the river, savoring the simplicity and beauty of the surroundings.
With each step, you draw closer to fully immersing yourself in the wonders of the Deo Tibba Base Trek, forging unforgettable memories and deepening your appreciation for the magnificence of the Himalayas.

DAY 05

Tainta - Chota Chandertal (4480m) - Tainta

Duration: 6 hours

As you continue your journey towards Chota Chandratal, the path remains predominantly through moraine terrain, characterised by rocky debris and uneven surfaces. Be prepared for uphill stretches that will test your endurance and determination. With each step, you draw closer to the hidden gem that awaits.
Although the closed valley doesn’t offer expansive views of the surrounding valleys, the majestic presence of Deo Tibba accompanies you throughout your trek. As you navigate the moraine path, take a moment to appreciate the awe-inspiring sight of this magnificent peak, which remains a constant companion on your journey.

Arriving at Chota Chandratal: A Serene Mountain Lake

Finally, you reach the highlight of the trek – Chota Chandratal, a beautiful small mountain lake nestled in a depression. This picturesque lake, surrounded by the towering mountains, invites you to pause and soak in the serenity of the surroundings. Marvel at the clear waters reflecting the sky above, and find peace in the tranquility that envelops the area.
After immersing yourself in the beauty of Chota Chandratal, it’s time to retrace your steps and make your way back to the camp at Tainta. Follow the familiar path, retracing the moraine trail and uphill stretches that you conquered earlier. As you return, reflect on the incredible journey you’ve had and the memories you’ve made along the way.

DAY 06

Tainta - Chikha - Khanol - Manali

Duration: 7 - 8 hours

As you bid farewell to the camp at Tainta, it’s time to retrace your steps and make your way back along the same route you took on the way up. Pass by the familiar landmarks, including the campsite at Seri and Chikka, allowing yourself to reminisce about the incredible experiences and breathtaking vistas you encountered during your trek.
Upon reaching Khanol, a vehicle will be waiting to transport you back to Manali. Sit back, relax, and reflect on the incredible experiences you’ve had and the memories you’ve made. Let the scenic drive through the picturesque landscapes of Himachal Pradesh be a time to savor the moments and appreciate the beauty that surrounds you.
The return journey to Manali marks the end of an unforgettable adventure through the Deo Tibba Base Trek. As you travel back along the familiar route, cherish the memories you’ve made, the challenges you’ve overcome, and the incredible beauty of the Himalayas that you’ve witnessed.
Take a moment to reflect on the personal growth and the deep connection with nature that this journey has provided. As you arrive in Manali, carry the spirit of the mountains within you, knowing that you have experienced something truly special and transformative.

Inclusions
  • Accommodation
  • Throughout your Deo Tibba Base Trek, enjoy comfortable accommodation on a twin-sharing basis in well-equipped tents. These tents provide a cozy and secure space for you to rest and rejuvenate amidst the stunning natural surroundings. You’ll have access to camping tents, kitchen tents, dining tents, and Western-style toilet tents, ensuring your comfort throughout the journey.

  • Sleeping Gear
  • For a restful night’s sleep, you’ll be provided with sleeping bags filled with either Down Feather or Primaloft insulation. These high-quality sleeping bags are designed to keep you warm and comfortable, even in chilly mountain temperatures. Additionally, insulated sleeping pads will be provided to enhance your sleeping experience by providing cushioning and insulation from the ground.

  • Meals and Safe Drinking Water
  • Indulge in delicious and nourishing meals throughout the trek, as detailed in the itinerary. The food severed will be a mix of Indian, Chinese, Italian and Continental. From energising breakfasts to hearty dinners, you’ll be provided with well-prepared and nutritious food to keep you fueled for the journey. Safe drinking water will also be available to ensure you stay hydrated and healthy during your trek. Safe drinking water will also be available to ensure you stay hydrated and healthy during your trek.

  • Experienced Guides, Cook, and Camp Staff
  • Your safety and comfort are of utmost importance. That’s why our experienced guides, skilled cooks, and dedicated camp staff will be with you every step of the way. These professionals have extensive knowledge of the trekking route and will provide guidance and assistance throughout the journey, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for you.

  • Horses/ Mules for Portage Service
  • To ease your load and make your trek more comfortable, horses or mules will be available to carry the necessary equipment and supplies. You’ll have a personal portage allowance of up to 10kg per person, allowing you to focus on the trek without the burden of carrying heavy loads.

  • Forest Permits and Transport
  • All necessary permits for the Deo Tibba Base Trek, issued by the Himachal Pradesh state forest department, will be taken care of. This ensures a hassle-free and legally compliant trekking experience. Additionally, all transportation from Manali to Khanol and back will be arranged, allowing you to relax and enjoy the scenic journey.

    With these inclusions, we strive to provide you with a comfortable, safe, and memorable trekking experience. From comfortable accommodation and high-quality sleeping gear to delicious meals and professional support staff, we aim to ensure your comfort and convenience throughout the Deo Tibba Base Trek. So, lace up your boots and embark on this incredible adventure, knowing that your needs are taken care of, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

Exclusions
    While we strive to make your Deo Tibba Base Trek as convenient and enjoyable as possible, there are certain items and circumstances that are not included in the package. Please take note of the following exclusions:

  • Hotel Stays in Manali
  • The cost of hotel stays in Manali before and after the trek is not included in the package. We recommend making your own arrangements for accommodation in Manali prior to the start of the trek and after its conclusion.

  • Food in Hotels
  • Meals in hotels during your stay in Manali are not included in the package. You will be responsible for your own food expenses during this period.

    • Expenses of Personal Nature
    • Expenses of a personal nature, such as the purchase of bottled water, drinks, tips, telephone calls, and other similar expenses, are not included in the package. These expenses will be your own responsibility.

    • Personal Clothing
    • You are responsible for bringing appropriate clothing and personal gear for the trek. This includes trekking attire, suitable footwear, and any other personal items you may require during the trek.

    • Medical and Evacuation Expenses
    • It is strongly recommended that you purchase suitable insurance coverage, such as ASC360 adventure insurance, to cover any medical and evacuation expenses that may arise during the trek. This will provide you with peace of mind and ensure that you are prepared for any unforeseen circumstances.

    • Transport Outside of Mentioned Inclusions
    • Any transportation expenses outside of those specifically mentioned in the inclusions are not covered. If you require transportation for purposes other than those specified, you will be responsible for arranging and covering the associated costs.

    • Force Majeure and Unforeseen Circumstances
    • In the event of force majeure, such as landslides, bad weather, or other circumstances beyond our control, any additional expenses incurred will be your own responsibility. We will make every effort to ensure your safety and well-being, but unforeseen circumstances may require adjustments to the itinerary or additional expenses.

      While we aim to provide a comprehensive and well-organised trekking experience, certain items and circumstances are excluded from the package. We recommend familiarising yourself with these exclusions and taking necessary precautions, such as purchasing insurance coverage and planning for personal expenses, to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trekking adventure.

Things You Need To Get

To ensure a comfortable and well-prepared trekking experience, here is a list of essential items you need to pack for the Deo Tibba Base Trek:

Pack:
Backpack (40-50 liters) with a rain cover – This will be carried by the horse/porter.
Day Pack (15-20 liters) with a rain cover – Carry this pack for your essentials such as the camera, water bottle, trail layers, and trail food.
Footwear:
Trekking Shoes – Avoid sports shoes and opt for sturdy trekking shoes that provide ankle support and are suitable for challenging terrains.
Socks: Bring 2-3 pairs of trekking socks for comfort during the trek. Additionally, pack 1 pair of woollen sock to wear in camp or while sleeping (not recommended for trekking).
Clothing:
Pants: Pack 2 pairs of trekking pants, including the ones you’ll be wearing. Quick-dry trekking pants are recommended, but track pants can also be comfortable.
T-shirts: Bring 3 pairs of full-sleeve, quick-dry t-shirts. T-shirts with collars offer extra protection for the neck against sunburns.
Fleece Jacket: Carry a warm fleece jacket for layering during colder sections of the trek.
Rain & Wind Protection: Pack a waterproof and windproof jacket or poncho to protect you from rain and wind.
Down-filled/Hollow fiber-fill insulated Jacket: This will provide additional warmth during chilly weather.
Thermal liners (optional): Consider bringing thermal liners for added insulation in colder temperatures.
Accessories:
Warm Cap: Protect your head from the cold with a warm cap.
Gloves: Bring a pair of gloves to keep your hands warm during chilly sections of the trek.
Sun Cap: Shield yourself from the sun’s rays with a sun cap or hat.
Sunglasses with UV protection: Protect your eyes from the sun’s glare and harmful UV rays.
Other Recommended Necessities:
Toiletries: Carry essential toiletries, including sunscreen (SPF 40+), moisturizer, lip balm, soap, and toilet paper.
Repair Kit: Pack a basic repair kit with a needle and thread for any quick fixes.
Headlamp/Torch: Bring a headlamp or torch with spare batteries for visibility during nighttime or in dark areas.
Camera: Capture the beautiful moments and stunning landscapes with your camera.
Water Bottle: Carry at least two 1-liter water bottles to stay hydrated throughout the trek.
Trekking Poles (optional): Consider using trekking poles for added stability and support during the trek.
Plastic Packing Covers: Use waterproof plastic bags to pack your gear and keep your clothes dry while on horses or with porters. Carry extra plastic bags for packing wet clothes if needed.

Ensure that you pack all your essentials efficiently, keeping in mind the weight restrictions and weather conditions. It’s important to be well-prepared with the appropriate gear and clothing to make the most of your Deo Tibba Base Trek.

Overview
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The Enchanting Deo Tibba Base and Chota Chandratal Trek Exploring Nature’s Splendor


Embark on an unforgettable journey through the picturesque landscapes of Himachal Pradesh with the Deo Tibba Base Trek. Starting from the village of Jagatsukh in Manali, this scenic summer high altitude trek takes you on a captivating adventure through lush green meadows and enchanting alpine forests.

Our journey commences with a scenic drive from Manali to Khanol, passing through the charming village of Jagatsukh. At Khanol, we meet our experienced horseman who will accompany us throughout the trek. This meeting point serves as the starting point for our trek towards Chikka, our first destination.

As we venture along the trail, we find ourselves surrounded by a diverse mix of oak, deodar, horse chestnut, walnut, and maple trees, creating a captivating tapestry of colors and fragrances. The tranquil ambience of these forests provides a serene backdrop as we make our way towards Chikka, a picturesque clearing with a temple dedicated to Nag Devta. Our campsite for the night near the Allain Nulla allows us to rest amidst nature’s beauty, with the soothing sound of the nearby stream enhancing our experience.

Ascending to Seri: A Breathtaking Alpine Meadow on the Deo Tibba Base trek

Continuing our trek from Chikka, we ascend to Seri, leaving the tree line behind. Seri welcomes us with its expansive alpine meadows, providing a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. This pristine location offers a glimpse into the untouched beauty of the region, captivating trekkers with its tranquility and awe-inspiring vistas.

Exploring Tainta: Gateway to Deo Tibba and Indrasan Peaks


From Seri, our journey leads us to Tainta, which serves as the base camp for those looking to climb the majestic peaks of Deo Tibba and Indrasan. As we venture higher, we are rewarded with magnificent views of Mt. Deo Tibba, which stands tall and majestic, commanding admiration from all who lay eyes upon it. During our trek, we also have the opportunity to embark on a day hike to the mesmerising Chota Chandratal Lake. Nestled amidst the glacial landscape, this ethereal lake reflects the grandeur of the surrounding peaks, offering a truly captivating sight.

Returning to Manali: A Journey Filled with Memories


As our adventure on the Deo Tibba Base Trek nears its conclusion, we retrace our steps back to Manali, following the same scenic route we embarked upon. The return journey allows us to relish the memories of the breathtaking landscapes, serene meadows, and the majestic peaks we encountered along the way.

The Deo Tibba Base Trek invites you to immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Himachal Pradesh. Traverse through verdant meadows, captivating forests, and alpine landscapes as you uncover the raw beauty of the region. From the enchanting Chikka and serene Seri to the base camp at Tainta, every step of this trek offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Indulge your senses with the sights, sounds, and scents of the Himalayas, and witness the grandeur of Mt. Deo Tibba and the mesmerising Chota Chandratal Lake. Let the Deo Tibba Base Trek leave an indelible mark on your heart, as you return home with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for the wonders of nature.

Itinerary
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DAY 01

Welcome to Manali: Exploring the Heart of the Himalayas

As you arrive in the picturesque town of Manali, you’ll be greeted by the crisp mountain air and the stunning backdrop of the Himalayas. Take a moment to soak in the natural beauty that surrounds you as you embark on your adventure.
After settling into your accommodations, take some time to wander through the charming streets of Manali. The town is brimming with unique shops, local markets, and cozy cafes, offering a delightful blend of traditional and modern influences. This is the perfect opportunity to acquaint yourself with the local culture and get a taste of the vibrant atmosphere that Manali has to offer.
In the evening, gather with your fellow trekkers for a trip orientation led by our experienced trip leader. During this informative session, you’ll receive essential details about the upcoming adventure, including the trek itinerary, safety guidelines, and any necessary preparations. Our knowledgeable guide will address any questions or concerns you may have, ensuring that you feel confident and prepared for the journey ahead.
After the trip orientation, retreat to the comfort of your hotel for a restful night’s sleep. Our carefully selected accommodations provide a cozy and relaxing environment, allowing you to recharge and rejuvenate before the start of the trek.

DAY 02

Manali - Jagatsukh - Khanol (2600m) and Trek to Chikka. (3200m)

Duration: Drive 1 hour ; Trek 4 hours

Our adventure begins with a scenic drive from the town of Manali to Jagatsukh, where we continue further up the picturesque Alain Nullah to Khanol. The drive offers mesmerizing views of the surrounding mountains and should take approximately an hour. As we make our way along the road, keep your eyes peeled for the abundant wildlife that calls this region home, adding a touch of excitement to our journey.
Once we reach Khanol, we meet our experienced horseman who will accompany us on our trek. From here, the real adventure begins as we start our uphill trek through the enchanting landscapes of the Allain Nullah valley. The trail takes us through thick pine forests, with the towering trees casting dappled shadows on the path, creating a serene and inviting atmosphere.
As we ascend further, we are greeted by the magical beauty of birch forests. The elegant silver-white bark of the birch trees, combined with the gentle rustle of leaves, transports us to a world of tranquility and natural splendor. This section of the trail provides an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the breathtaking surroundings, connecting with the serenity of the forest.

Arriving at Chikka: A Picturesque Campsite

After our uphill trek, we arrive at the campsite in Chikka, located right next to a serene stream. Here, nature’s beauty unfolds before our eyes. The soothing sound of the flowing water, coupled with the majestic backdrop of the mountains, creates a scene of pure tranquility. Take a moment to appreciate the natural harmony of this picturesque campsite and feel a sense of awe at the raw magnificence of the surroundings.
Notably, the campsite at Chikka is situated almost at the treeline, providing us with remarkable views that showcase the grandeur of the Himalayas. As the evening sets in, bask in the serene atmosphere and allow the breathtaking vistas to leave an indelible mark on your heart.

Conclusion

The journey from Manali to Chikka takes us on a captivating adventure through thick pine forests and enchanting birch groves. As we trek uphill, the beauty of nature surrounds us, captivating our senses and offering a respite from the ordinary. Arriving at the campsite in Chikka, we are embraced by the peaceful ambiance and stunning views, reminding us of the majesty of the Himalayas.
Take the time to connect with nature, immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings, and relish in the beauty that unfolds at every step of the journey. As we continue our trek, we eagerly anticipate the wonders that lie ahead, ready to embrace the next chapter of our adventure.

DAY 03

Chikha - Seri (3600m)

Duration: 4 hours

Exploring the Trail to Seri: From Chikka to Serene Meadows of Seri

As you begin your day, you embark on a straight walkthrough forest trail, marked with cairns and stones to guide your way. This well-marked path ensures that you stay on track as you venture deeper into the wilderness. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the forest, allowing the peaceful ambiance to envelop you.
About an hour into the trek, you will cross a stream, a refreshing encounter with nature’s flowing water. Ahead lies a section with boulders, requiring caution if it has rained recently. Take care as the boulders can become slippery after showers. Exercise caution and traverse this section carefully to ensure your safety.
After crossing the boulder section, you will encounter some steep climbs. Remember to pace yourself and switch back to minimise strain on your knees. The trail may test your endurance, but the rewards that await are well worth the effort.
As you navigate the forest trail, overcoming challenges and relishing in the natural beauty that surrounds you, your journey leads you from Chikka to the picturesque meadow of Panduropa and finally to the serene campsite of Seri. The well-marked trail guides your way, ensuring that you stay on course and experience the wonders that lie ahead.
Embrace the tranquility of Panduropa, replenish your energy, and continue onwards, immersing yourself in the breathtaking landscapes that unfold along the way. Seri, your final campsite, promises to be a haven of serenity and natural beauty, offering a peaceful respite amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas.
With each step, you draw closer to experiencing the full splendor of the Deo Tibba Base Trek, making cherished memories and forging a deeper connection with nature.

DAY 04

Seri - Tainta (3900m)

Duration: 5 hours

Begin your day with a leisurely walk on the grassy meadows of Seri. Let the serene surroundings and open landscapes rejuvenate your spirit as you take in the natural beauty that unfolds around you. Take your time to immerse yourself in the tranquility of this picturesque setting before continuing your trek.
As you walk along the river, relish in the gentle sounds of flowing water and keep an eye out for the stunning waterfall that awaits. At one point, you will come across a cairn, a reassuring marker guiding you on the right path. Cross the river at this point and continue following the trail, eager to discover what lies ahead.
Prepare yourself for a challenging stretch as the trail begins to climb steeply. Over the next 2 to 2 1/2 hours, you will face a demanding ascent.
From the top, the trail leads you on a straightforward walk along the right bank of the river. As you walk on the meadows, the campsite of the day is short walk at a place called Tainta.
The journey from Seri Meadows to the next campsite is one filled with both challenges and moments of relief. Traverse the steep climb with determination, knowing that a sense of accomplishment awaits you at the top. Enjoy the level terrain as you continue along the right bank of the river, savoring the simplicity and beauty of the surroundings.
With each step, you draw closer to fully immersing yourself in the wonders of the Deo Tibba Base Trek, forging unforgettable memories and deepening your appreciation for the magnificence of the Himalayas.

DAY 05

Tainta - Chota Chandertal (4480m) - Tainta

Duration: 6 hours

As you continue your journey towards Chota Chandratal, the path remains predominantly through moraine terrain, characterised by rocky debris and uneven surfaces. Be prepared for uphill stretches that will test your endurance and determination. With each step, you draw closer to the hidden gem that awaits.
Although the closed valley doesn’t offer expansive views of the surrounding valleys, the majestic presence of Deo Tibba accompanies you throughout your trek. As you navigate the moraine path, take a moment to appreciate the awe-inspiring sight of this magnificent peak, which remains a constant companion on your journey.

Arriving at Chota Chandratal: A Serene Mountain Lake

Finally, you reach the highlight of the trek – Chota Chandratal, a beautiful small mountain lake nestled in a depression. This picturesque lake, surrounded by the towering mountains, invites you to pause and soak in the serenity of the surroundings. Marvel at the clear waters reflecting the sky above, and find peace in the tranquility that envelops the area.
After immersing yourself in the beauty of Chota Chandratal, it’s time to retrace your steps and make your way back to the camp at Tainta. Follow the familiar path, retracing the moraine trail and uphill stretches that you conquered earlier. As you return, reflect on the incredible journey you’ve had and the memories you’ve made along the way.

DAY 06

Tainta - Chikha - Khanol - Manali

Duration: 7 - 8 hours

As you bid farewell to the camp at Tainta, it’s time to retrace your steps and make your way back along the same route you took on the way up. Pass by the familiar landmarks, including the campsite at Seri and Chikka, allowing yourself to reminisce about the incredible experiences and breathtaking vistas you encountered during your trek.
Upon reaching Khanol, a vehicle will be waiting to transport you back to Manali. Sit back, relax, and reflect on the incredible experiences you’ve had and the memories you’ve made. Let the scenic drive through the picturesque landscapes of Himachal Pradesh be a time to savor the moments and appreciate the beauty that surrounds you.
The return journey to Manali marks the end of an unforgettable adventure through the Deo Tibba Base Trek. As you travel back along the familiar route, cherish the memories you’ve made, the challenges you’ve overcome, and the incredible beauty of the Himalayas that you’ve witnessed.
Take a moment to reflect on the personal growth and the deep connection with nature that this journey has provided. As you arrive in Manali, carry the spirit of the mountains within you, knowing that you have experienced something truly special and transformative.

Inclusions/ Exclusions
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Inclusions
  • Accommodation
  • Throughout your Deo Tibba Base Trek, enjoy comfortable accommodation on a twin-sharing basis in well-equipped tents. These tents provide a cozy and secure space for you to rest and rejuvenate amidst the stunning natural surroundings. You’ll have access to camping tents, kitchen tents, dining tents, and Western-style toilet tents, ensuring your comfort throughout the journey.

  • Sleeping Gear
  • For a restful night’s sleep, you’ll be provided with sleeping bags filled with either Down Feather or Primaloft insulation. These high-quality sleeping bags are designed to keep you warm and comfortable, even in chilly mountain temperatures. Additionally, insulated sleeping pads will be provided to enhance your sleeping experience by providing cushioning and insulation from the ground.

  • Meals and Safe Drinking Water
  • Indulge in delicious and nourishing meals throughout the trek, as detailed in the itinerary. The food severed will be a mix of Indian, Chinese, Italian and Continental. From energising breakfasts to hearty dinners, you’ll be provided with well-prepared and nutritious food to keep you fueled for the journey. Safe drinking water will also be available to ensure you stay hydrated and healthy during your trek. Safe drinking water will also be available to ensure you stay hydrated and healthy during your trek.

  • Experienced Guides, Cook, and Camp Staff
  • Your safety and comfort are of utmost importance. That’s why our experienced guides, skilled cooks, and dedicated camp staff will be with you every step of the way. These professionals have extensive knowledge of the trekking route and will provide guidance and assistance throughout the journey, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for you.

  • Horses/ Mules for Portage Service
  • To ease your load and make your trek more comfortable, horses or mules will be available to carry the necessary equipment and supplies. You’ll have a personal portage allowance of up to 10kg per person, allowing you to focus on the trek without the burden of carrying heavy loads.

  • Forest Permits and Transport
  • All necessary permits for the Deo Tibba Base Trek, issued by the Himachal Pradesh state forest department, will be taken care of. This ensures a hassle-free and legally compliant trekking experience. Additionally, all transportation from Manali to Khanol and back will be arranged, allowing you to relax and enjoy the scenic journey.

    With these inclusions, we strive to provide you with a comfortable, safe, and memorable trekking experience. From comfortable accommodation and high-quality sleeping gear to delicious meals and professional support staff, we aim to ensure your comfort and convenience throughout the Deo Tibba Base Trek. So, lace up your boots and embark on this incredible adventure, knowing that your needs are taken care of, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

Exclusions
    While we strive to make your Deo Tibba Base Trek as convenient and enjoyable as possible, there are certain items and circumstances that are not included in the package. Please take note of the following exclusions:

  • Hotel Stays in Manali
  • The cost of hotel stays in Manali before and after the trek is not included in the package. We recommend making your own arrangements for accommodation in Manali prior to the start of the trek and after its conclusion.

  • Food in Hotels
  • Meals in hotels during your stay in Manali are not included in the package. You will be responsible for your own food expenses during this period.

    • Expenses of Personal Nature
    • Expenses of a personal nature, such as the purchase of bottled water, drinks, tips, telephone calls, and other similar expenses, are not included in the package. These expenses will be your own responsibility.

    • Personal Clothing
    • You are responsible for bringing appropriate clothing and personal gear for the trek. This includes trekking attire, suitable footwear, and any other personal items you may require during the trek.

    • Medical and Evacuation Expenses
    • It is strongly recommended that you purchase suitable insurance coverage, such as ASC360 adventure insurance, to cover any medical and evacuation expenses that may arise during the trek. This will provide you with peace of mind and ensure that you are prepared for any unforeseen circumstances.

    • Transport Outside of Mentioned Inclusions
    • Any transportation expenses outside of those specifically mentioned in the inclusions are not covered. If you require transportation for purposes other than those specified, you will be responsible for arranging and covering the associated costs.

    • Force Majeure and Unforeseen Circumstances
    • In the event of force majeure, such as landslides, bad weather, or other circumstances beyond our control, any additional expenses incurred will be your own responsibility. We will make every effort to ensure your safety and well-being, but unforeseen circumstances may require adjustments to the itinerary or additional expenses.

      While we aim to provide a comprehensive and well-organised trekking experience, certain items and circumstances are excluded from the package. We recommend familiarising yourself with these exclusions and taking necessary precautions, such as purchasing insurance coverage and planning for personal expenses, to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trekking adventure.

Things You Need To Get
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To ensure a comfortable and well-prepared trekking experience, here is a list of essential items you need to pack for the Deo Tibba Base Trek:

Pack:
Backpack (40-50 liters) with a rain cover – This will be carried by the horse/porter.
Day Pack (15-20 liters) with a rain cover – Carry this pack for your essentials such as the camera, water bottle, trail layers, and trail food.
Footwear:
Trekking Shoes – Avoid sports shoes and opt for sturdy trekking shoes that provide ankle support and are suitable for challenging terrains.
Socks: Bring 2-3 pairs of trekking socks for comfort during the trek. Additionally, pack 1 pair of woollen sock to wear in camp or while sleeping (not recommended for trekking).
Clothing:
Pants: Pack 2 pairs of trekking pants, including the ones you’ll be wearing. Quick-dry trekking pants are recommended, but track pants can also be comfortable.
T-shirts: Bring 3 pairs of full-sleeve, quick-dry t-shirts. T-shirts with collars offer extra protection for the neck against sunburns.
Fleece Jacket: Carry a warm fleece jacket for layering during colder sections of the trek.
Rain & Wind Protection: Pack a waterproof and windproof jacket or poncho to protect you from rain and wind.
Down-filled/Hollow fiber-fill insulated Jacket: This will provide additional warmth during chilly weather.
Thermal liners (optional): Consider bringing thermal liners for added insulation in colder temperatures.
Accessories:
Warm Cap: Protect your head from the cold with a warm cap.
Gloves: Bring a pair of gloves to keep your hands warm during chilly sections of the trek.
Sun Cap: Shield yourself from the sun’s rays with a sun cap or hat.
Sunglasses with UV protection: Protect your eyes from the sun’s glare and harmful UV rays.
Other Recommended Necessities:
Toiletries: Carry essential toiletries, including sunscreen (SPF 40+), moisturizer, lip balm, soap, and toilet paper.
Repair Kit: Pack a basic repair kit with a needle and thread for any quick fixes.
Headlamp/Torch: Bring a headlamp or torch with spare batteries for visibility during nighttime or in dark areas.
Camera: Capture the beautiful moments and stunning landscapes with your camera.
Water Bottle: Carry at least two 1-liter water bottles to stay hydrated throughout the trek.
Trekking Poles (optional): Consider using trekking poles for added stability and support during the trek.
Plastic Packing Covers: Use waterproof plastic bags to pack your gear and keep your clothes dry while on horses or with porters. Carry extra plastic bags for packing wet clothes if needed.

Ensure that you pack all your essentials efficiently, keeping in mind the weight restrictions and weather conditions. It’s important to be well-prepared with the appropriate gear and clothing to make the most of your Deo Tibba Base Trek.

Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the Deo Tibba Base Trek usually take?
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The Deo Tibba Base Trek typically takes around 6-7 days to complete, including acclimatisation days and rest stops along the way.

What is the best time of year to embark on the Deo Tibba Base Trek?
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The best time to undertake the Deo Tibba Base Trek is generally from May to October when the weather is relatively stable and the trails are accessible. The months of June to September offer the best weather conditions and clear views of the surrounding peaks. Of course during the months of July and August its monsoons and we may have some challenges that will have to be dealt with.

What is the level of difficulty for the Deo Tibba Base Trek?
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The Deo Tibba Base Trek is considered moderately challenging. It involves moderate to steep ascents and descents, rocky terrain, and some sections of moraine. It is recommended for individuals with prior trekking experience and a good level of fitness.

Are there any age restrictions for participating in this trek?
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While there are no specific age restrictions, participants should be in good health and have the physical stamina to undertake moderate-level treks. It is advisable to consult with a medical professional before embarking on the trek, especially for participants above the age of 60.

What kind of food is provided during the trek? Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
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Indulge in a culinary delight during your Treks with us, as you savour a variety of delicious and nourishing meals carefully prepared to keep you energized throughout the journey. The menu is thoughtfully designed to cater to different palates, featuring a mix of Indian, Chinese, Italian, and Continental cuisine.

Start your day with a hearty and energising breakfast, which may include options like freshly baked bread, omelet's, cereal, fruits, and hot beverages. These breakfast meals provide you with the necessary fuel to kickstart your trekking adventures.

During the day, enjoy a packed lunch that consists of a wholesome assortment of sandwiches, fruits, energy bars, and other nutritious snacks. These meals are designed to keep you energized and replenish your stamina as you conquer the challenging terrain.

In the evening, sit down to a satisfying dinner that showcases a blend of flavours and culinary delights. From traditional Indian dishes to flavoursome Chinese stir-fries, comforting Italian pastas, and delightful Continental options, the menu ensures there is something to cater to everyone's taste buds. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices will be available, allowing you to enjoy a well-rounded dining experience.
Whether you're savouring a warm bowl of soup, enjoying a flavourful curry, or indulging in a delicious dessert, the culinary experience during our treks aims to enhance your overall trekking journey. So, embark on this culinary adventure and delight in the diverse and nourishing meals that await you along the way.

Special dietary requirements, such as vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meals, can be accommodated with prior notice.

What kind of accommodation is provided during the trek?
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During the trek, accommodation is provided in comfortable tents on a twin-sharing basis. The tents are equipped with sleeping bags and insulated sleeping pads for a restful night's sleep. Kitchen tents, dining tents, and Western-style toilet tents are also provided for your convenience.

Is it necessary to have prior trekking experience to join this trek?
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While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, it is highly recommended. The Deo Tibba Base Trek involves challenging terrain and changing weather conditions, so having experience in trekking at high altitudes and basic knowledge of outdoor survival skills will greatly enhance your trekking experience.

Are there any altitude-related risks on the Deo Tibba Base Trek?
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As the trek involves reaching altitudes above 4,000 meters, there is a potential risk of altitude sickness. It is important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and follow the guidance of your trek leader. Adequate rest and a gradual ascent will help minimize the risks associated with high altitudes.

Is there mobile network coverage along the trekking route?
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Mobile network coverage is limited along the trekking route. In certain sections, especially at higher altitudes, there may be no network connectivity. It is advisable to inform your family and friends about the limited communication availability and make necessary arrangements accordingly.

What kind of safety measures are in place during the trek?
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Safety is a top priority during the Deo Tibba Base Trek. Experienced guides, skilled cooks, and a support staff accompany the trekking group. They are well-trained in first aid and emergency protocols. Adequate safety equipment and medical kits are carried along, and regular briefings are provided to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants.