Manali - jagatsukh ( 1850m ) drive 6 kms. Jagatsukh - Sarotu Thach. trek 4 hrs. Today after breakfast we drive to Jagatsukh village situated at the distance of 6 kms south of Manali on the left banks of Beas river or Manali - Naggar main route. Once it was the old capital of Kullu, is one of the biggest village in Kullu valley. Main attraction of this village is Shiva temple built in 8th century in shikara style and also famous for its ancient temples.It is famous of its Chacholi Jatra festival. Starting our trek from Jagatsukh at first we start gentle climb to Banara village. Located above Jagatsukh village. Surrounding great view of upper Kullu valley. We now climb through thickly forest, during summer this trail with abundance of flowers. We arrive at lush green meadows of Sarotu Thach, thach- locally means grazing area. Overnight in camp.
Sarotu Thach - Kharmandiyari (3200m). Trek 6 hrs.
Today after breakfast we climb gentle on slopes of Hamta. We will arrive at above tree line from where the magnificient view of Pir Panjal range on west side and Brigu lake mountains. These entire slopes became famous in world due to one of the best ski slopes in the world. During winter Heli Skiing is major activities on this hill. Below us lies Sethan village and far main Hamta valley. We climb getle to the campsite of Raudi Khodi. The magnificient campsite with panoramic view.
Kharmandiyari - Raudi Khodi (3900m) - Base camp Piang Neru (3600m) . trek 5 hrs.
Today after breakfast the trail crosses over slopes and alpin pasture. We climb for 1-2 hrs. with first view of Deo Tibba massif can be seen from here. We descend down to Jobri nallah. This part is fully covered with medicinal herbs and plants. We cross Jobri nallah and campsite is close to this. From camp we will have great view of Deo Tibba with massive glacier and moraine. During spring till end of autumn entire area is filled with sheperds. Who do moves to Lahaul –high pasture land after crossing Hamta pass and autumn returns back to their home.
Piang neru - Jobri (2900m) Trek 5 hrs. Drive to Manali 1 hr
Today after breakfast at first trails goes on levelled path. We cross small stream and little climb to another levelled trail. We are at the best part of our trek with great views all around. Now we descend steep through rhododendron bushes and birch trees to Jobri. Here our vehicle will pick us and drop to hotel in Manali. or continue trek 2 more hrs to New Manali and drive to Manali.
Mr. Ashok Kumar