Sheti Dhar Expedition

  • SEASON
    June, September and early October
  • MAX. ALTITUDE
    Till Rohthang Pass- 5250 Mts.
  • TREK GRADE
    Easy
  • TREK DURATION
    8 Days

Overview

At over 5250 mts. Mt Shitidhar is a good peak to scale for first time mountaineers .The peak of shitidhar is accessible from its south face, a good approach to the peak but quite challenging. The base camp is set up at Beas Kund a lake which is the source of the river, The Trek to Beas Kund is one the most delightful treks in Western Himalaya, providing a very easy access into the mountain surroundings. From the summit one can have wonderful views of Hanuman Tibba, Indrasan and Deo Tibba.

Detailed Itinenary

Day 1

Arrival at Manali Manali and Transfer to Hotel. Explore around by walk. The Sylvan Hill resort of Manali is located at the foot of the 3,978 Mts. high Rohthang Pass, the gateway through Himalayan Range of Pir Panjal, providing accessibility to secluded Himalayan region of Lahaul & Spiti and further into Ladakh and Zanskar. Situated in the lapse of the snow clad mighty Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar Ranges, Manali is located like a crowns jewel. Majestic Mountain scenery and the areas seemingly limitless supply of inexpensive charm makes the place very popular among the tourists. Manali offers not only a unique starting point for treks and Jeep safari’s but also superb scope for the ski touring (in winters ),mountaineering and some of the most beautiful walks in the surrounding alpine areas, shooting the rapids in the fast flowing rivers, trout fishing, birding and wildlife tours into the Himalayan national Park.

What one must do in Manali Take a sight seeing trip to: - Hadimba Temple Resting on the stone platform in a dense stand of Old Deodar, Hadimba Temple is Manali’s oldest shrine. Dating back to 1553, it is a fine example of Pagoda architecture

Old Manali and Vashisht : Though the area has gone a very fast change in last 10 years but still the authentic charm does remain in the nearby villages of Vashisht and Old Manali, the village from which the modern Town takes its name, unlike its offspring, the settlement retains an unhurried and traditional feel. There is a Temple of Sage Manu (Hindu Mythological Hero) in the Village. The Village of Vashisht offers hot sulpher water springs and an ancient Temples of Rama.

Day 2

to Solang – Bakkar Thach (3400 Mts.)(7 Hrs.) Hrs Possibility of driving all the way to Dhundi (if permission granted from the Border Road Organization otherwise start the trek from Solang) till Dhundi on the road then. From here one can get the startling views of DHAULADHAR RANGES of mountains (Hanuman Tibba, the highest summit of this range 5920 Mts.) stands in front of you. Though bit of gradual climb in high altitude is involved but the trail is pleasant one, as you climb, the mountain will come closer and closer to you till you are in the lapse of mountains. Here you will be at the foot of Hanuman Tibba. On Bakkar Thatch (a place on the way to Beas Kund) one can have the splendid views of DHAULADHAR & PIR PANJAL RANGES of mountains all around. Here all the high summits of Himalayas will be looking down at you. We camp at Bakkar Thach.

Day 3

Acclimatization trek and orientation talk Camp at Bakkar thach

Day 4

Bakkar Thach – Base Camp (Beas Kund) (3900 Mts.) 03 Hrs Though the steep climb is involved but the trail is through amazing surroundings of the mountains, the last stretch of walk is through the boulders of a moraine Finally you reach the Beas Kund, a tiny lake situated on the edge of a ground, giving us the idea of how the glacier has moved over the years. This place is the origin of the river Beas Originates. BEAS KUND is the base camp of many summits around. Therefore the high summits and numerous glaciers surround this place. Acclimatization walk further and return back to camp at Beas Kund.

Day 5

Camp at Beas Kund and day of training on snow and ice. Overnight camp at Beas Kund.

Day 6

Camp I (4520 mts) (about6 hrs) Today we start very early and arrive at the camp for lunch. After lunch we got to take a walk to get acclimatized and later return back to the camp. Overnight camp.

Day 7

Ganda La base to Ganda La to Skiu (6-7 hours) After a light breakfast, we will begin our 2-hour ascent of Ganda La (4900m); views of the lofty Zanskar and Stok Ranges will leave you breathless. The usual chorten and prayer flags mark the top of the pass, where one may see blue sheep, marmots and arghali roaming the hills. After a short rest, we will make a gradual hour-long descent to Shingo and break for lunch. We will finish the day by hiking for 2-hours through a spectacular gorge before making camp at Skiu (3300m). Within this idyllic village lies an old monastery and ruins of an old castle (once a rest stop for the Royal family on their way to Srinagar). Overnight in Camp/Home stay.

Day 8

Trek back to Solang (7 Hrs.) and drive to Manali.

Note: This trek in particular provides excellent opportunity for bird watching (Himalayan Bird Life) That includes spectacular pheasants such as Cheer Pheasant, Himalayan Monal, Koklass, Khaleej Pheasant. Other birds are Black and Yellow Grosbeak, Rufous Breasted Accentor, White Collared Black Bird, Spotted Nutcracker, Red-billed Chough, Eurasian Hobby, Himalayan Griffon and the Lammergeyer

 

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