Trek to Summit camp of highest peak of Dhauladhar mountain range “Hanuman Tibba” is one of the challenging treks for the seekers of adventure.
Trek initially commence following the transhumance route, amidst the dense forest before reaching to the top of the Khandapari Tibba which is one of the scenic point of the trek provide the 360 degree view of Himalaya and it bifurcate our itinerary from transhumance route.
Follow the long scenic ridge filled with wild flowers toward the west is the entrance to the alpine zone. Entering to a narrow valley adorned by cascading waterfall, bushes of rhododendron and junipers is home to the seasonal shepherds and invisible wild animals.
Another attraction of the trek is legendary lake locally named Nili Aai (Blue lake), is the source of Manalsu river and give arduous access to the summit camp by negotiating the mountainous terrain and glacier field. High light of the trek is close view of mighty Hanuman Tibba (and its subsidiary peaks) when appears in front as giant wall, such scene mesmerizes the trekkers which let no stone behind to appreciate the natural beauty, you worth deserve it.
Highest point of the trek is Summit camp site (4950m.). This trip is recommended to those who have been trekking above 4000m and have experienced the glacier walk.
Day 1: Manali- Lamadugh (3360m/ 4-5hrs)
Day 2: Lamadugh - Tosh- Thatch (4040m/ 4-5hrs)
Day 3: Tosh Thatch- Dohrani 3550m over Udi Pass (4310m) (5-6hrs)
Day 4: Dohrani- Nilli Aai base(4030m) via Seri (3850m) 8-9hrs
Day 5: Excursion to Hanuman Tibba base camp (4950m) via Nilli-Aaii lake (4430m) 9h.
Day 6: Nilli aai base - Dohrani Back (7-8hrs)
Day 7: Dohrani - Tosh Thatch (7-8hrs)
Day 8: Tosh Thatch- Rani Suit Lake (3850m/ 5-6hrs)
Day 9: Rani Sui to Sanchal Village & Drive to Manali
Essential: This is an arduous trek in alpine zone, you will have to negotiate with moraine and glacier field, use of crampon is mandatory hence previous experience of glacier walk and good physical condition is required.
Day 1: Manali to Lamadugh 7km 3360m 4-5hrs
The first day of the trek leads through cool forests of giant deodars (Cedar), climbs gently through Manalsu valley with the Manalsu torrent for company. The walk is through Pine, Texus, Mapple & Oak forest, and is full of vegetation including wild cherries and various flora to witness.
Campsite in the lush green meadow of Lamadugh.
Day 2: Lamadugh to Tosh thatch 4040m
The trail now begins to ascend steeply through woodlands and meadows. With wild alpine flowers strewn all around. The brilliant shrubs of Rhododendron and Birch pave the way to the pass after which a gradual and uphill ascend leads to the campsite at Tosh Thatch. A beautiful campsite atop with 360-degree view of Dhauladhar & Pir-panjal Mountain ranges.
Day 3: Tosh thatch to Dohrni 3550m via Udi Zot (4310m)
After an early breakfast we hike towards the Udi Zot. The walk is on the edges of a mountain with a gradual ascend and traverse till the pass. From the pass you can have the view of Manalsu valley. A steep descend takes you all the way down to Dohri which is a perfect place to set the camp for the night.
You’ll be accompanied by shepherd and their herd here. Best part of the Dohri is that this is one of the places to witness the Mt. Deo Tibba & Indrasana peaks on pir panjal range. Spend night star gazing the stars & milky way.
Day 4: Dohrani- Nilli Aai base (4030m) via Seri (3850m) 6 hrs
Today’s route Is all uphill on the bank of river Manalsu. During early season you can walk on the snow bridge made on river by avalanches. It takes 4 hrs to reach the Seri, a flat ground in the middle of rocky path. Further on the snow bridge walk all the way up till the base of the Lake. Route is full of surprising waterfalls, Nalls and Himalayan flora taking your breath away.
Campsite is set at the base of the Nilli aai lake before the last stream that we cross next day to reach the lake and above, to summit camp of Hanuman Tibba.
Day 5: Excursion to summit camp of Hanuman Tibba (4950m.) via Nilli Aaii lake (4430m) 8-9h.
Day is long, route is tough and arduous. We cross the last stream and hike uphill amidst the rocky surrounding all the way to the top to have the first glance of the blue lake. Spend your short quality time and continue ascending through boulders and moraine till you reach the glacier field. Beware of crevasses while walking over the glacier, it is mandatory to be roped up for the safety of every participants. Yours expert guide will take care of all these points of safety precautions.
After a great effort you will reach to the point from where a large magnificent glacier field comes to the view. What an exciting moment when you see a giant Hanuman Tibba (5950m) , a highest peak of Dhauladhar erected in front of you and its subsidiary peaks, what an achievement of this adventurous trip to which you made such great effort that you worth deserve it. Enjoy the stunning beauty of Himalaya, spending enough time to content your souls return back to the base camp. Night in the camp.
Day6: Nilliaai base - Dohrani Back (6 hrs)
After an early breakfast we trek back to our previous location, “Dohrni” and set the camp for the night. spend your time taking pictures and exploring the surrounding and hearing the stories from the shephards. Night in the camp.
Day 7: Dohrani - Tosh Thatch (6h30hrs)
Today we hike back up all the way up to Udi zot which will consume 3-4hrs of your day, further to it trek continuously till we reach Tosh Tatch. We set our camps here for the night and enjoy the sunset and view of Pir Panjal range. Night in the camps
Day 8: Tosh Thatch- Rani Suit Lake (3850m/ 4-5hrs)
Today we will visit our next destination which is Rani sui Lake. We trek same way back till we reach Khandpari and then take the route to Rani sui Lake. We have plenty of time to spend at the lake and exploring the surrounding and the view that it offers.
Day 9: Rani Sui to Sanchal Village & Drive to Manali
Today we’ll start early and trek toward south of the lake all the way to Sanchal village, from where a car will drive you all the way to Manali, where your trek Ends.
Cost is based on minimum 10 Person
Pick up and drop at trekking point
Vehicle- Tata sumo/Tempo Traveler
All meals during trek (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
Lunch will be served packed.
Only veg meal (Indian, Chinese and Continental)
Mules/ Porters for carrying common equipment - like kitchen utensils, ration, tents.
Qualified mountaineer guide
Accommodation in tents on 2/3 sharing
Sleeping bag & Mattress
Dinning tent, Toilet tent
Basic First aid kit with portable oxygen
Forest permits and camping charges
Crampon, Ice axe
Personal expenses, mineral water/ beverages / chocolate / dry fruits.
Insurance cost of emergency evacuation / travel insurance
Mule / Porter for carrying trekker's rucksack, still/ video camera etc.
Personal trekking equipment.
Food to/from the trekking point
Monument entry fee if any
Bus / Flight / Train tickets.
Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances: Road blocks, landslide, bad weather
Activity: Off beaten Trek
Duration: 9 Days
Season: Mid June to Nov
Flora of Himalaya
Stunning beauty of Dhauladhar & Pir-Panjal ranges
Walk over snow bridges and on glacier field
Turquoise colour mountain lakes and tarn’s
Experience the trekking in high-altitude terrain
Close view of Hanuman-Tibba