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About the trek
Explore a completely new place this winter! Secluded from the crowd and noises, we have an amazing surprise planned for you! A trip that allows you to enjoy the peace of the woods, the scenic campsites, and the enchanting views of mountains in seclusion.
This is an offbeat trail, which barely gets any footfall. Most commercial treks are packed around Christmas and New Year’s time. But not this trail!
This trek promises to be a great one for first timers and also for people who want spend this holiday season amidst white winter, experiencing snow, and the magic of mountains in December!
- Snow on trail- Possible in December
- Snowfall – Expected in December
Autumn-Winter(September – December)
Afternoon – 15 degrees,
Nights – 0(Sept) to -10 (December)
Trek led by: Ravi Thakur – Ravi has been a trek guide in and around Manali for the past six years. In this while, he has guided more than 100treks! A gem of a person, a trek with Ravi is sure to be an amazing cultural experience as well, since he loves talking about the local floral and fauna and the local culture, being born and brought up in the mountains. An absolute fun person to hang out with, on a trek with Ravi, you can look forward to fun campsite games and musical nights around the campfire!
Day 1: Arrive at Manali, reach Secret Base Village.
Check into a hotel.
Skiing or Rock climbing (Depending on the season) activity in the afternoon.
Briefing in the evening.
Overnight stay at home stay / hotel.
Day 2: Trek from Secret base village to Secret Camp 1.
Trek Distance - 4 kms, Trek Time - 4 hours.
Overnight stay in camps
Day 3 - Trek from Secret camp 1 to Secret summit view point & back to camp 1
Trek Distance - 8 kms, Trek Time - 6 hours.
Overnight stay in camps
Day 4: Trek from Secret Camp 1 to Secret base village.
Overnight in home stay / hotel.
Trek Distance- 4 Kms, Trek Time - 4 hours.
Day 5: Checkout after breakfast. Trek ends
- All accommodation and food from Manali to Manali.
- Rentals for all common gear provided to you like tent, sleeping bags etc.
- Forest Entry Permission charges.
- Guide and expertise charges.
- 5% GST
- Meals or drinks purchased by participants during the travel or trek (example biscuits, fruits etc
- Rentals for personal gear (Refer things to get section)
- Trek Insurance (Optional)
- Travel to Manali and back
- Backpack offloading charges. You are expected to carry your own backpack. Trekkers unable to do so can opt for a porter service at 350/day.
Manali is well connected from Delhi/ Chandigarh. You have regular bus service from both Delhi and Chandigarh. The nearest airport is Kullu. One can take a cab from Kullu to Manali which costs approximately 2000INR.You also get regular bus service from Kullu to Manali. Note, it is advisable to book a cab to avoid inconvenience.
A certified trek leader, a guide, cook & porters will accompany you during the trek
Yes, all major mobile network is available on the trek on some parts of the trail.
The common perception is that alcohol makes you feel warmer, however it also dehydrates you & dehydration is a big problem while trekking. Hence consumption of alcohol is prohibited. Smoking around camps is not allowed. One can excuse themselves to catch a smoke.
Wild animals do not frequent camps. There has never been a case of wild animals harming any trekkers on our treks.
In all the camps where the accommodation is in guest house/home stays, there will be proper toilets. On the day of camping, we will have toilet tents, the standard, most hygienic way of answering nature’s call. A deep pit will be dug in the ground and once you’re done, you will have to use a shovel & throw in some dirt from a mound of dirt kept nearby. These will be dry toilets with no water hence please carry tissue roll for the toilet tent (refrain from using wetwipes as they are not bio degradable), for the rest of the days, you can carry rolls as per your convenience.
Yes, you are ideally expected to carry your backpack. But you do have an option of offloading your bags on a mule for an additional cost. The cost will be 350/ per day per bag.
We've been organizing treks for over two years and have had many female trekkers on our treks. In fact, a lot of them come solo for treks. There has never been a complaint about the atmosphere of a trek, about other trekkers or our professionalism. They have all been kind enough to leave a review on our website