- Trek Overview
- Inclusions / Exclusions
Lying above the busy town of Manali, the Phakhonda trek is a stark contrast to everything one experiences in the hill town.
A relatively easy trail, it doesn’t see much footfall, leaving you to enjoy the peace of the woods, the scenic campsites, and the views of mountains like Hanuman Tibba and Friendship peak. You’re so close to the city yet so far!
As the trek is off Manali, one can always round off the experience by exploring the hill town or Kasol in the holiday season.
This trek lies in the Kullu valley of Himachal. The Kullu valley is a prime tourist and adventure destination. It’s unparalleled beauty along with easy accessibility has attracted many adventurists. No wonder some call it the Chamonix of India.
The language the people speak here is called Kulvi. Apple is the major cash crop and the whole valley turns red in August!
- Chances of Rain/Hail – Moderate rainfall can be expected in June
- Snow on trail- Possible in April / December
- Snowfall – Expected in December – April
Spring-Summer (March – June)
Afternoon – 25 degrees (Maximum),
Nights – -8( March) to 0 (June)
Autumn-Winter(September – December)
Afternoon – 15 degrees,
Nights – 0(Sept) to -10 (December)
Day 1: Arrive at Manali, reach Prini. Check into a hotel. Skiing or Rockclimbing (Depending on the season) activity in the afternoon.
Briefing in the evening.
Day 2: Trek from Prini to Baggi camp Via Bhanara Vilage.
Trek Distance - 4 kms, Trek Time - 4 hours. Overnight stay in camps
Day 3 - Trek from Baggi to Phakhonda view point and back to Tilgan.
Trek Distance - 8 kms, Trek Time - 6 hours. Overnight stay in camps
Day 4: Trek from Tilgan to Prini. Overnight in hotel.
Trek Distance- 4 Kms, Trek Time - 4 hours.
Day 5: Checkout after breakfast. Trek ends
- 5% GST
- 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.
- 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 300/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