Patalsu Peak

Patalsu Peak Trek (4200m)

Panorama Patalsu

 

 

 

 

 

Trek Grade: Moderate

Trek Distance: 24km

Trek Location: Solang, Manali, H.P.

Trek Grade: Easy to Moderate

Trek Days:   4days/4nights

Trek Starting and End Point: Manali to Manali  (Road Head)

Trek Cost: Rs 5500/- per person

Pickup and drop point: Manali to Manali

Trek Season: Whole year.

Major Attractions: Crescent view of Pir Panjal & Dhauladhar Range, Birds Eye View of entire Vyas Valley, Alpine Meadow Camping.

Nearest Railway Station: Chandigarh

Nearest Airport: Bhunter or Chandigarh if flights are not available to Bhunter.

 

*Regular Volvo and Taxi Services are available from Chandigarh/Delhi to Manali.

 

 

 

 

Trek Description

It’s a trail for the ones who want get the best of Himalayas without going too hard and too far. It is must go for mountaineering enthusiasts who lounge for climbing virgin Himalayan peaks as the summit gives a clear view of Indrasan, Deo tibba, Friendship, Hanuman Tibba, on a clear day.

Trek stars from Solang it’s an ascent right from the beginning after crossing the tribiutary of Vyas River a zigzag trail leads to Solang Village. It takes us along the Village fields which disappear as we enter the forest behind the village. Lush woods of Pine and Oak has touch of rugged of Himalayan Wilderness. Deadwood over the forest floor is covered with wild mushrooms during monsoons.

Brief Itinerary

 

Day From To / Alt. Distance/Time Stay Description/terrain
1. Arrival at Manali Drive to Solang Base Camp 12km Outdoor Camp
2. Solang BC to Alpine Camp 7km/3-4hrs Tent Moderate ascent with few short steep patches
3. Alpine Camp to Summit and Back to Alpine Camp 10km/ 4-5hrs Tent Moderate ascent + Descent
4. Alpine Camp to Solang and Drive to Manali 7km/4-5hrs Tent Moderate ascent above tree line

 

 

***The description of terrain and time is given in a generalized manner in accordance with seasoned trekkers though time taken for completion the trek varies with individual performance. It is presumed that one should opt for moderate grade trek only after trying himself on Easy Grade Trail or either he/she is at perfect physical as well as mental fitness level.

View from Patalsu Summit

 

 

 

 

What to carry

 

On an outdoor excursion you must not worry about your looks; comfort and protection against bad weather are of prime importance. Mountain weather is so unpredictable, as for clothing we recommend a number of thin layers rather than a few thick ones just like an onion. The following list is our guide to help you with your packing based upon our many years of travelling/walking. Using your own judgment for packing is of course important, especially with regard to casual clothing etc but please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about packing for your holiday, or are uncertain as to the suitability of your clothing and equipment. Seasonal variations should also be taken into consideration when packing.

 

Documents

  • Identity Proof Passport – including appropriate visas
  • Photocopies of all documents (keep separate)
  • Additional passport photos
  • Travel insurance details
  • Emergency contact numbers
  • Trip dossier
  • Credit cards/Traveller’s Cheques
  • Local Currency

 

Clothing

 

  • Trekking boots and spare laces
  • Trainers/approach shoes
  • Lightweight flip flops/sandals for mountain camp
  • Walking Socks
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal Base layer
  • Trekking Trousers
  • Short trousers / shorts
  • Light fleece
  • Thick fleece
  • Waterproof jacket with hood
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Warm Gloves (seasonal)
  • Sun Hat
  • Warm Hat (seasonal)

 

 

 

Equipment

  • Daypack/Rucksack (capacity /size 40 litre +)
  • 2 Water bottles (1 litre each)
  • Silk/Cotton Sleeping bag liner
  • Towel – quick drying pack towel is recommended
  • Torch and batteries
  • Camera & accessories
  • Binoculars optional /although essential for bird watching & spotting wildlife
  • Dry bag/plastic bags (8-10)
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking poles (recommended) (1-2) no.
  • Reading material (optional)
  • Washing/Shaving kit
  • Insect Repellent
  • Small personal First Aid kit
  • Anti-Bacterial Hand wash/Sanitizer
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Sun screen cream & lip salve
  • Blister plasters – i.e. Compeed

 

 

 

 

The following items can also be useful:

 

  • Moisturising cream
  • Face wipes
  • Snacks/energy bars
  • Small mirror
  • Spare glasses/contact lenses
  • Earplugs (against snorers!)
  • Cold water travel wash (preferably biodegradable)
  • Plastic zip lock bags

 

These items are also useful but don’t pack them in your hand luggage – put them in your main bag only!

 

  • Penknife/small scissors
  • Safety pins
  • Small sewing/repair kit
  • Nail clippers
  • Tupperware box and cutlery for picnics

 

 

Personal First Aid Kit

Carrying a small first aid kit for personal use is recommended. It should contain things like plasters, sterile dressings and bandages, a blister kit, pain killers e.g. paracetamol and ibuprofen, antiseptic cream, antihistamine cream (for insect bites), insect repellent, sun cream, anti-diarrhoea tablets  and Oral rehydration salts, anti-allergic.
In case you are under any other form medication please consult your doctor before starting the trek.

 

 

 

Cost Inclusions

 

Camping Equipment viz. Tents, Sleeping Bags, Matresses etc.

Kitchen Ware.

Toilet tents.

Dining Tent.

All meals during the trek. (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner)

Transport from Manali to Trek start point.(Both ways)

Transportation of Camping Equipment during the trek.

 

 

Cost Excludes

 

Any expense not written in Inclusions.

Rescue charges.

Travel Insurance.

Porter Charges. (If someone isn’t carrying own rucksack porter can be arranged at an additional cost inform in advance)

 

 

 

 

 

Trek Gallery

 

 

 

 

Trek Grade: Moderate

Trek Distance: 24km

Trek Location: Solang, Manali, H.P.

Trek Grade: Easy to Moderate

Trek Days:   4days/4nights

Trek Starting and End Point: Niharni to Niharni (Road Head)

Trek Cost: Rs 9000/- per person

Pickup and drop point: Manali to Manali

Trek Season: April to mid-June and August to end of October.

Major Attractions: Crescent view of Pir Panjal & Dhauladhar Range, Birds Eye View of entire Vyas Valley, Alpine Meadow Camping.

Nearest Railway Station: Chandigarh

Nearest Airport: Bhunter or Chandigarh if flights are not available to Bhunter.

 

*Regular Volvo and Taxi Services are available from Chandigarh/Delhi to Manali.

 

 

 

 

Trek Description

It’s a trail for the ones who want get the best of Himalayas without going too hard and too far. It is must go for mountaineering enthusiasts who lounge for climbing virgin Himalayan peaks as the summit gives a clear view of Indrasan, Deo tibba, Friendship, Hanuman Tibba, on a clear day.

Trek stars from Solang it’s an ascent right from the beginning after crossing the tribiutary of Vyas River a zigzag trail leads to Solang Village. It takes us along the Village fields which disappear as we enter the forest behind the village. Lush woods of Pine and Oak has touch of rugged of Himalayan Wilderness. Deadwood over the forest floor is covered with wild mushrooms during monsoons.

Brief Itinerary

 

Day From To / Alt. Distance/Time Stay Description/terrain
1. Arrival at Manali Drive to Solang Base Camp 12km Outdoor Camp
2. Solang BC to Alpine Camp 7km/3-4hrs Tent Moderate ascent with few short steep patches
3. Alpine Camp to Summit and Back to Alpine Camp 10km/ 4-5hrs Tent Moderate ascent + Descent
4. Alpine Camp to Solang and Drive to Manali 7km/4-5hrs Tent Moderate ascent above tree line

 

 

***The description of terrain and time is given in a generalized manner in accordance with seasoned trekkers though time taken for completion the trek varies with individual performance. It is presumed that one should opt for moderate grade trek only after trying himself on Easy Grade Trail or either he/she is at perfect physical as well as mental fitness level.

 

 

 

 

What to carry

 

On an outdoor excursion you must not worry about your looks; comfort and protection against bad weather are of prime importance. Mountain weather is so unpredictable, as for clothing we recommend a number of thin layers rather than a few thick ones just like an onion. The following list is our guide to help you with your packing based upon our many years of travelling/walking. Using your own judgment for packing is of course important, especially with regard to casual clothing etc but please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about packing for your holiday, or are uncertain as to the suitability of your clothing and equipment. Seasonal variations should also be taken into consideration when packing.

 

Documents

  • Identity Proof Passport – including appropriate visas
  • Photocopies of all documents (keep separate)
  • Additional passport photos
  • Travel insurance details
  • Emergency contact numbers
  • Trip dossier
  • Credit cards/Traveller’s Cheques
  • Local Currency

 

Clothing

 

  • Trekking boots and spare laces
  • Trainers/approach shoes
  • Lightweight flip flops/sandals for mountain camp
  • Walking Socks
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal Base layer
  • Trekking Trousers
  • Short trousers / shorts
  • Light fleece
  • Thick fleece
  • Waterproof jacket with hood
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Warm Gloves (seasonal)
  • Sun Hat
  • Warm Hat (seasonal)

 

 

 

Equipment

  • Daypack/Rucksack (capacity /size 40 litre +)
  • 2 Water bottles (1 litre each)
  • Silk/Cotton Sleeping bag liner
  • Towel – quick drying pack towel is recommended
  • Torch and batteries
  • Camera & accessories
  • Binoculars optional /although essential for bird watching & spotting wildlife
  • Dry bag/plastic bags (8-10)
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking poles (recommended) (1-2) no.
  • Reading material (optional)
  • Washing/Shaving kit
  • Insect Repellent
  • Small personal First Aid kit
  • Anti-Bacterial Hand wash/Sanitizer
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Sun screen cream & lip salve
  • Blister plasters – i.e. Compeed

 

 

 

 

The following items can also be useful:

 

  • Moisturising cream
  • Face wipes
  • Snacks/energy bars
  • Small mirror
  • Spare glasses/contact lenses
  • Earplugs (against snorers!)
  • Cold water travel wash (preferably biodegradable)
  • Plastic zip lock bags

 

These items are also useful but don’t pack them in your hand luggage – put them in your main bag only!

 

  • Penknife/small scissors
  • Safety pins
  • Small sewing/repair kit
  • Nail clippers
  • Tupperware box and cutlery for picnics

 

 

Personal First Aid Kit

Carrying a small first aid kit for personal use is recommended. It should contain things like plasters, sterile dressings and bandages, a blister kit, pain killers e.g. paracetamol and ibuprofen, antiseptic cream, antihistamine cream (for insect bites), insect repellent, sun cream, anti-diarrhoea tablets  and Oral rehydration salts, anti-allergic.
In case you are under any other form medication please consult your doctor before starting the trek.

 

 

 

Cost Inclusions

 

Camping Equipment viz. Tents, Sleeping Bags, Matresses etc.

Kitchen Ware.

Toilet tents.

Dining Tent.

All meals during the trek. (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner)

Transport from Manali to Trek start point.(Both ways)

Transportation of Camping Equipment during the trek.

 

 

Cost Excludes

 

Any expense not written in Inclusions.

Rescue charges.

Travel Insurance.

Porter Charges. (If someone isn’t carrying own rucksack porter can be arranged at an additional cost inform in advance)

 

 

 

 

 

Trek Gallery