A moderate level trail which requires some experience as Barashigri Glacier may be hard for first timers.
Day-1: Takeover from AIRPORT – Most international flights lands in night- takeover from airport and shift to hotel. Take rest. If you are coming from DOMESTIC FLIGHT- you can reach CHANDIGARH same day.
Day-2: Reaching CHANDIGARH – In moderate traffic of DELHI- it can take 5-6 hrs in reaching CHANDIGARH. Chandigarh is modern and planned city of INDIA. Do have a visit in evening at international famous ROCK GARDEN,ROSE GARDEN and SUKHNA LAKE.
Day-3: Reaching MANALI- We start travel after breakfast and very soon we find ourselves in VALLEY OF GODS- this is famous KULLU VALLEY.
Day-4: Rest Day – We suggest you to take local walking in mountain as this will help you in getting acclimatized to mountain air.
Day-5: Reaching Keylong – traveling over ROHTANG PASS
Day-7: Gramphu-Chhatru, see details on Manali to Keylong over Hamta Pass.
Day-8: Chhatru-Chhota Dara,
Day-9: Chhota Dara-Foot of Glacier,
Cross river Chandra. Then trek over loose moraine to reach a fiat grassy patch for camping.
Day-10: Foot-Glacier Camp,
Go jumping, avoiding and negotiating crevasses to camp on rather flat and safe patch on the glacier. If lucky you may find signs of another camp there.
Day-11: Glacier Camp-Concordia,
Concordia offers breath taking view. Four glaciers meet here. One can see alternating longitudinal stripes of brilliant white ice and dark debris. Camp at about 4700 m near a tarn in the middle of the glacier. Safe from avalanches and falling stones.
Day-12: Concordia-Chopini Thach/ end of Tichu Glacier,
From Concordia the ascent to the Gunthar Pass is Slow. It may take more than two hours. Alti of the pass is 5985 m. Another two hours strenuous walk brings one to the other tongue of this glacier. One may like to pitch tents here for the night or like to go to Thach for rest.
From the tongue of the glacier the route is narrow along the right bank of Tichu nullah. Down this route one ends up stating at a 30 ft high rock with no other passage visible. However there is a very narrow and impossible looking passage along the gorge. One may repel down to reach Kalboti or may prefer to climb the rock to follow a longer route to reach Kalboti taking an extra day.
Day-14: Kalboti – Rest day.
From Kalboti follow the right bank of the Tosh nullah to the point Where it meets Parvati river. From there follow the right bank of the river to reach Pulga.
Day-16: Pulga (2895 m)-Manikaran, 12 kms
Pulga is located in a very narrow valley with steep hills. The area is totally forested.
Day 17: Travel back to Chandigarh – Hotel stay.