|Suitable for:||18+ years|
|Experience:||Basic mountaineering course/experience of successfully climbing at least 1 peaks of more than 6000m./19,700 ft.|
|Fitness:||Cover 7 km of distance in 35 minutes without a stress.|
Why Deo Tibba Is A Must Do Trek
DeoTibba is a 6000-er peak and is the second highest peak of the Pir Panjal Mountains. It is in the Kullu valley and the trek to Deo Tibba starts from Manali. There is a local belief that Gods assemble on the top hence the name DeoTibba. The peak is climbed during many Mountaineering Courses expeditions by ABVIMAS institute because it has technical importance. However, the peak is suitable for trekkers starting out in the mountaineering field.
The peak is exceptional in way that the summit is not a pointed ridge but a snow dome just like an ice cap. The trail to the summit goes through the beautiful Himachal Pradesh. First comes the beautiful Jagatsukh village near Manali and all along the trail, you will be greeted with many scenic sights. Right from the beginning of each day, the trail keeps changing, starting with the dense forests to Birch trees to meadows to a glacier, showcasing every element of the Himalayas. It also never shies from showing lakes and waterfalls including rockfalls!
Even though it is a 6000-er like StokKangri the peak requires mountaineering style climbing. It requires a load ferry, crossing technical terrain difficulties, using fixed ropes, crampons, ice ax, etc. Therefore, DeoTibba is a proper mountain expedition. It is recommended only for experienced trekkers having technical knowledge.
About The Trek
One of the most beautiful yet challenging treks in Manali, Deo Tibba takes you through lush forests of coniferous collective like pine, spruce, oak, fir, and silver birches with beautifully changing landscape all the way to the top of the Deo Tibba summit.
The trek starts from Manali and on the first day of trekking, you will trek up to Chikka, crossing the beautiful village of Jagatsukh. It is one of the most beautiful Himalayan villages and was once the capital of Kullu. Chikka is a beautiful campsite where you will stay the night and the following day, you will head to Seri from Chikka. Seri is your next campsite after Chikka and then we will trek to Deo Tibba Base Camp the next day. Since Deo Tibba is a high-altitude trek, we need to take into consideration the fact of acquiring AMS, and as such we take necessary acclimatization measures.
Day 5 and 6 are acclimatization days. On day 5 you will rest and acclimatize yourself to the higher altitudes while on Day 6 we will load ferry to Camp 1 and back to Deo Tibba Base Camp. The next day you will trek to Camp 1 from Deo Tibba Base Camp and stay the night at Camp 1. We will use the load ferry concept again the next day. You will load the ferry to the summit camp and make it back to Camp 1. The 10th day will be when we will make a summit attempt and then return back to Camp 1. The next day you will descend to Deo Tibba Base Camp and the following day to Chikka and on the 13th day, you will head back to Manali ending the wonderful journey.
What Can You Expect At The Trek
The trek offers beautiful views of mighty Himalayan peaks like Deo Tibba (6001 m), and Indrasan (6220 m). You will pass through several scenic destinations along the trek like Chikka, Seri, Tainta as well as mini Chandrataal. You will also get a glimpse of the rivulet Ravi.
Deo Tibba is a difficult grade trek and as such it requires more strength and endurance as compared to other easy level treks. It is best if you first gain experience in climbing 3000 m peaks and level up with a 6000-er. However, for beginners who are committed to completing the trek, start preparing at least 3 months prior to the trek so that you can be physically and mentally prepared for the trek.
Deo Tibba is a high altitude trek and as such in the early months of the year there are chances of snow on the higher passes which considerably starts to melt by August. mid-June to October is a good time to do the Deo Tibba trek. The temperature ranges between 10 to 15 °C during the day and dips to a subzero temperature between -2 to 5 °C at night time. Appropriate clothing to battle the cold is advised. We suggest avoiding trekking in the monsoon because these places see heavy rainfall and the route can be extremely slippery and not to mention roadblocks and landslides due to the rain.
Trek The Himalayas offers transportation from and back to Manali and we also offer professional, mountaineering-certified trek leaders, guides, and support staff to help and assist you at every point of the trek. Also, the climatic conditions at higher altitudes vary a lot from the plains and proper acclimatization is very important. Keeping this in mind, we have included acclimatization days in the itinerary as well as the concept of load ferry, to give your body enough time to adjust to the lack of oxygen at higher altitudes. Meals are provided by us for all days of your trek with breakfast, lunch, and dinner and all the meals are nutritious and healthy.
Arrive with excitement in the adventure hub, Manali. Get fresh and be ready to explore Manali. Manali is a town located on the banks of the Beas river. It is completely covered with tall Pine trees; the weather is pleasant throughout the year. This rustic enclave offers a beautiful respite for all the tourists who are looking for a break from the monotony of daily lives and the scorching heat of the summers. The glacial waters of the Beas River flowing down from the slopes of Rohtang Pass offer a perfect destination for adventure activities like white water rafting and rowing. On a clear day, you can also see the DeoTibba peak from Manali. You can roam around on Mall Road or visit Hadimba temple (also known as Dhungri temple), and Vashisht Kund. The Vashist village is a sacred village and the locals have a temple dedicated to the sage Vashisht in this temple. Try not to go far or gain height it may hurdle the acclimatization process. Delay your plans of visiting Rohtang pass after the expedition. At night stay in your hotel, give your body adequate rest to begin trekking the next day.
Get all ready to begin the first day of your trek. We will pick you up early in the morning post breakfast and refreshments. First, you start with a ride till Sethan and then followed by a small trek to Chikka. Make sure you actively observe the sceneries during the ride. It is wonderful climbing up passing through Jagatsukh. It is one of the beautiful villages with colorful wooden houses. Jagatsukh was old Kullu capital. The road ahead is not that good with bumpy curves. Look at the greenery around as you slowly move away from Manali. The drive from Manali to Sethan is not long but very scenic.
Right before Chikka, you will cross Sethan. It is another popular adventure site, it is famous for rock climbing and snowboarding. You can see the big tunnel doors of the Hydro Power project at even distances. After you have crossed the Khanaul dam get ready to start your trek. The trek route is through dense forests and uphill and it is also filled with different types of berries and flowers. The first 20 minutes are steep then it is a gradual walk through the valley. You will arrive at your campsite in 2-3 hours of the trek. From Chikka, you will get stunning views of Deo Tibba, Indrasan peak, and Spiti Valley. There’s also a beautiful Nag Mandir at the Chika campsite. Enjoy your blissful stay in tents.
Wake up fresh to start your hike to Seri. The trail starts with a gradual ascent through dense forest. As you move up slowly you may notice the forest cover getting sparse. The trail is throughout on the right of the Jagatsukh Nallah and it is well-marked with stones and cairns. You may also encounter freshwater springs at Panduropa and Dudu Patthar. An hour into your trek and you will cross a stream and a little further from the stream is a small section with boulders. If it has rained recently or raining during the trek then be very careful as these stones tend to get slippery. Once you cross the bouldered section, the climb gets steep, avoid straining your legs a little too much.
The Birch starts welcoming us through the trail followed by bushes. All of which vanishes to open grounds of meadows all of a sudden. These meadows are the grasslands of Seri but the campsite is a little away from here. After about 3 km of trekking, you will arrive at Panduropa, where you will find another bouldered section. Once you cross the bouldered section, your Seri campsite awaits you. You can see Tainta cliffs on the left and waterfalls on these rocks. This campsite is also pleasantly located on flat grounds. Seri once used to be a glacial lake but now it is a meadow that is drained of icy rivulets and now surrounded by greenery and wildflowers. From the campsite, you can see the neighboring cliffs of Jagatsukh, Norbu, Malana Pass, and a part of Deo Tibba peak. Stay overnight at the campsite.
Today will be a little tough day compared to the previous two. The trek starts with a flat trail as you walk on the Seri grasslands. Keep walking along the Jagatsukh River and you will come across a waterfall, and somewhere nearby you will see a cairn. Cross the river and continue on the trail and you will begin climbing up. The climb is on the zig-zag trail till Tainta cliff and it is extremely steep for about 2-2 ½ hr. Once you cross the Nala or stream moraines start. You will overcome the boulder field. Another hour\'s walk on the ridge and you will be at the Tainta camp which is the base of the glacier.
As you can imagine henceforth the trail is through loose scree. Take your steps carefully. The climb through such a trail is for two hours until you reach Chota Chandratal. It is a tiny lake in the mountain depression. The entire lake is surrounded by wildflowers and the Deo Tibba peak towers beautifully against the lucid blue skies. Once you reach the top it\'s a flat walk all the way to the campsite. Your camp will be towards the downside of the lake. Unlike the previous two camps, this camp is in a closed valley. Cross the lake and find a suitable spot where you can pitch your tent.
Wake up today to chill and rest. Since we have reached 4200 meters in height it is important to give your body the time for acclimatization. On a high-altitude trek, it is extremely crucial to take enough time to acclimatize. If you are rapidly gaining altitude and do not schedule enough time to acclimatize, you put yourself at a higher risk of altitude sickness. This usually happens when a trekker climbs too high too quickly. To avoid such problems, it is essential to slow down and allow your body to adjust. This promotes your body to go through the necessary physiological changes to adjust to the environment and the decreased oxygen intake at higher altitudes. As AMS is not dependent on the age, fitness level, or experience of an individual, it is important for trekkers to take an adequate amount of acclimatization break to adjust to higher altitudes. However, if you do get AMS, our trek leaders are trained to detect and deal with the symptoms of AMS and will provide you with sound advice if you have the symptoms. Also, if you experience signs of AMS, let your trek leader know immediately.
You can roam here and there and explore the campsite. Technical equipment will be distributed and tested by our team. You can try them and clear your doubts. You can visit Chota Chandratal after lunch. In the evening there will be briefing sessions on the summit process and further plans.
Today will mark your journey into the mountaineering world. In Mountaineering it is important to do a load ferry. It is a term that works on the principle of working at high altitudes and sleeping in low altitudes, where climbers first carry their equipment and gear to the higher camp and rest for the night at base camp. Since the physiological functioning of the body at higher altitudes is different than that on plains, it is important to take the necessary acclimatization measures. The load ferry concept helps for acclimatization and avoids AMS even at higher heights. Today you will be carrying your gear to camp 1 and will come back for the night at the base camp.
The trail is difficult that starts with a moderate ascent for the first 200 m then steep for 300 m followed by a 100 m flat slope. Camp 1 is situated on Duhangan Pass. Uniquely the location of the campsite can be seen from Base Camp also due to saffron-coloured rocks. The slope is between 40 to 65 °C and is filled with snow and rocks. You can see that the glacier starts. There are many crevasses on the glacier so watch your steps. The trail is known for rockfall, therefore, follow your guide and team.
Once you have loaded all the gear have your lunch at camp 1 and get ready to go down. Stay will be in the tents at Base Camp.
Today will be the actual day when you will shift to camp 1 completely. Follow the same route as you did the day before. Be cautious on the rockfall area, glaciers, and while crossing rocks. The climb will take almost 5-6 hours. Make sure you do not exhaust your body and take enough rest. Stay in tents at camp 1.
It is time to move to the summit camp. But again it will only be load ferry and coming back to camp 1. Since we are gaining quite a bit of altitude in a limited time frame, altitude-related sickness is a possibility, which is why the load ferry concept is incorporated again to prevent altitude-related issues and to help your body adjust to the lack of oxygen. The entire trail is filled with snow in today’s trek. Therefore, wearing all the snow gear and clothing is necessary. Due to the presence of the snow, the trail becomes much more difficult.
For the first one hour, it is a moderate climb which later on becomes a steep climb. Be careful and follow your team. Follow the footsteps of your guide as he breaks the route open for you. Spend little time on the summit camp, and have lunch so that your body starts acclimatizing. Again retrace your steps back to camp 1. Stay the night in Camp 1 and rest your body well.
Today, the entire team will move to summit camp. Carry only minimal items that will be needed and leave the rest at camp 1 only. Follow the same as the day before. Since high-altitude climbing requires a proper acclimatization routine so expeditions usually employ the method of load ferry or making rounds between the camps to better adapt to the conditions. ‘Climb high and sleep low’ is a golden rule in such cases if you want to survive and successfully complete the expedition. For Deo Tibba, we make two rounds of the campsites, first during the load ferry when we move our stuff to Camp 1 and return to the lower campsite and again from Camp 1 and summit camp and back to Camp 1. This has many benefits. First, you divide the weight between two days so that you do not have to carry a massive weight during the trek. Second, it gives your body adequate time to adjust to the high altitude conditions, and lastly, each time you climb the same route, it becomes easier and also refines your techniques and skills.
Once you reach the camp, your team will brief you about the summit attempt. It’s a good time to brush up on the snow and ice skills. The night will be exciting as it will be the summit night. Eat full and rest properly for the summit attempt.
The summit attempt will start at 2 am in the early morning. Wake up accordingly to get all geared up for the summit push. Recheck all your equipment and be prepared. The route starts by crossing a gulley using fixed ropes. The First 300 m is a steep and technical ascent.
Keep climbing up on the snow slopes. You can see the Indrasan Peak as you gain height. The slope gets steeper right before the summit. The summit is actually a big snow dome, open and flat. Hence, the last 100 m to the summit is almost a flat walk. There are also many crevasses towards the end. While climbing to the summit after crossing the gully is manageable but the real challenge is the thinning air as you constantly gain altitude.
The summit is wide open that can accommodate all the team members. When you arrive at the summit you can clearly see Indrasen peaks and a mountain lake. The views are absolutely stunning. If in any cases summit push gets halted then buffer days will be used. After the summit attempt, spend a little time at the summit, bask in your sense of accomplishment and come back to camp 1.
After the summit attempt, it is now time to start the return journey. Follow the same trail to DeoTibba Base Camp. It is a steep descent, therefore, watch your steps. Descending can be a little tough on the knees so be careful and maintain a steady pace. The terrain also has boulders, moraines and rocks so be a little careful. Try to reach the Base Camp by lunchtime. Return all your technical equipment to your Trek Leader. Rest after the strenuous days in your tents.
Start your return journey back home. Retrace your steps through steep trails and moraines. The path is gradual and flat in between. Essentially, you will be walking down the same steps that you came in The trail will be 14 km long hence carry your packed lunch. Enjoy your last tent stay at Chika.
The last day of the trek has arrived. The last day is all about tracing your steps down through the same route that you came up with initially. Collect all the memories and say goodbye to the mountains. Follow the same trekking trail, all the way to Khanaul, and then ride back to Manali. The trek and drive included will take a few hours and you will reach Manali by lunchtime. Celebrate the joys of your achievement and have a safe journey home!
You have to reach Manali
1. Take overnight bus to Manali from Delhi or Chandigarh, taking a bus from Chandigarh is the most ideal option.
We always recommend to go for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Manali at least by 9-10 am positively.
Take a flight to Chandigarh Airport and then travel by bus to Manali is the best option.
2. You can even take a flight to Bhuntar Airport but I would not recommend it because of the high prices of the flight and very high chances of cancellations. In case you do reach Bhuntar by flight, Manali is just a couple of hours away and you can easily get a bus or a private taxi till there. If you do plan to come via Bhuntar, make sure to reach at least a day before the trek starts.
3. You can even come via train, Pathankot railway station is from where you can get direct buses to Manali that is 300 km from there and would take an overnight journey. Even in this case, reach a day before at Manali.
Once you reach the assembly point of the trek in Manali. TTH will take care of your further travel, which is also the starting point of the trek.
Trekkers will be dropped at Manali Gov Bus Stand by 05:00 PM, for onward journey from Manali it is advised to make arrangements after 08:00 PM.
1. Accommodation: (as per the itinerary).
• Guest houses on Day 1 (twin/triple sharing basis).
• Camping during the trek (Day2 to Day 12).
2. Meals (Veg + Egg):
• All meals while trekking
• Day 2 Lunch to Day 13 Lunch.
3. Trek equipments: • Sleeping bag, Mattress, Utensils.
• Trekkers tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dinning tent, Toilet tent, Ropes, Micro spike.
4. First aid:
• Medical kits.
• Oxygen cylinder.
• 1 Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader.
• Guide (Number of guides depend on the group size).
• 1 High Altitude chef.
• Support staff.
6. Transportation: (as per the itinerary) • Manali to Khanaul (Day 2).
• Khanaul to Manali (Day 13).
7. All necessary permits and entry fees, Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals.
8. Porters to carry the central luggage.
9. Services from Dehradun railway station and return.
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
3. Food during the transit.
4. Any kind of emergency evacuation charge, hospitalization fee or etc.
5. Mule or porter to carry personal luggage.
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:
INR 6,300/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance.
INR 6,500/- if you inform us after reaching Base Camp.
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kg. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.
In case of emergency: Safety of our trekkers is of prime importance to us. Our Trek Leaders are well trained to tackle medical emergencies, especially arising due to altitude. In more intense situations, the trekker will be shifted on a stretcher to the nearest medical centre at the earliest. The expenses at the medical centre, if any, are to be borne by the participant. To book a Trek/ adventure program please use our online booking form or, alternatively, you can call us on the given for confirmation of tour you have to wire a deposit and initial deposit.
The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.
For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.
Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip
Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip
Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip
Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek
If by a rare consequence TTH calls off/cancels a trek:
At TTH, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event that we do call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen circumstances or natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that prevents us from carrying out a trek in a safe manner, unforeseeable circumstances like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that prevents a safe trekking experience, TTH will issue a voucher summing up to the same amount as your trek fee. The voucher can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.
In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:
As we mention always, weather conditions at high altitudes are extremely unpredictable and can change at any time of any day. Also, situations like natural calamities or political unrest, pandemics and lockdowns, etc are out of our control and if an event cannot run under any such circumstances that we do not directly have control over then we will try to give you an alternative trek, which means your trek will be shifted from one trek to another, which will be safer and more favourable.
In these cases, a voucher is issued to mitigate the difference in cost between the two treks. You can redeem the voucher at any time over a period of one year from the date of issue. A refund fee or refund of the difference is not applicable.
Cash Voucher Terms:
Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
|Back pack & rain cover||(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps|
|Day pack + rain cove||20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)|
|Walking stick||1 Nos.|
|Water bottle/Hydration pack||2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.|
|Personal Medical Kit||Consult your doctor|
|Snacks||Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors|
|T-shirts||4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)|
|Fleece T-shirts||1 Nos.|
|Fleece jacket||1 Nos.|
|Down feather / Hollofil jacket||1 Nos.|
|Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)||1 Pair|
|Windstopper Pant||1 Pair|
|Thermal inners (upper and lower)||1 Pair|
|Trek pants||2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)|
|Waterproof gloves||1 Pair|
|Fleece/woolen gloves||1 Pair|
|Hand sanitizer||Antibacterial powder|
|Toothbrush and toothpaste||Lip balm / Chapstick|
|Toilet Paper & wipes||Quick dry towel|
|Head torch||1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)|
|Sun cap||1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)|
|Woolen cap||1 Nos.|
|Balaclava||1 Nos. (Optional)|
|Sunglasses||Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.|
|Trekking shoes||1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)|
|Climbing Boots||1 Pair (Available on rent)|
|Cotton socks||6 pairs|
|Woollen socks||2 pairs|
|Gaiters||1 Pair (TTH will Provide)|
Fitness regime for:
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|Less than 16.5||Serverely Underweight|
|16.5 - 18.5||Underweight|
|18.5 - 25||Normal|
|25 - 30||Overweight|