Manali Chota Chandra taal (4480m)

About this tour

Deo Tibba trek is pleasant trek that takes us to the grazing pastures of the Gaddi shepherds and the emerald blue waters of the Chandertal Lake (4,480 m) with magnificent views of Deo Tibba peak (6,001 m) and its huge hanging glaciers. This is a spectacular view that haunts every trekker giving a unique experience.
A treat to the eyes, the trek to Deo-Tibba Base is one of the most beautiful treks in the country. Taking the trekkers through beautiful meadows, attractive rhododendrons, silver birch and scented junipers, it is a treasure trove for everyone. In addition to all the offerings, camping around the towering peaks, lush valleys and gurgling water bodies make this Deo-Tibba Base trek an amazing experience. Also, since it is a moderate grade one, it is ideal for both the amateur and the expert trekkers.

Day-wise Schedule

1 Day 1

Reach Chandigarh in the evening & proceed to Manali. Overnight Bus journey.

2 Day 2

Reach Manali in morning. Upon reaching Manali, check in to your rooms and spend rest of the day chilling and getting acclimatized. One can go for small walks to the nearby temples or monastery or maybe check out the market to do some last minute shopping for the trek. Overnight in the hotel/ tents.

3 Day 3

Manali Jagatsukh – Chikka
In the morning, you drive to the dam site at Jobra and from here walk through a very pleasant landscape. The walk initially goes through a mixed forest having pine, spruce, chestnut and maple trees. Crossing an alpine meadow, you may notice various Gaddi shelters, which they use during the grazing season. Later you cross the river at a vantage point, if the Gaddis haven’t made a makeshift bridge somewhere along the river. We cross the river and climb to a beautiful meadow called Chikha along a side stream. Today’s hike is a gentle one and will take about 2 hrs. Having rested for some time one will be advised to walk up a short distance to a nearby waterfall which also plays host to a number of white capped redstarts. Overnight in tents.

4 Day 4

Chikka – Panduropa
After a healthy wholesome breakfast, continue along east of the valley past some beautiful birch groves and waterfalls. As we trek due north one can see the hanging glaciers.Overnight in tents

5 Day 5

Panduropa - Seri.
After a healthy breakfast. We continue Our accent towards seri. After a gradual climb The trek gets much easier as the gradient levels out. Overnight in tents

6 Day 6

Seri - Chandratal - DeoTibba Trek Base – Seri
Today is a long day, it might be difficult if the snow has not melted. You cross Jagatsukh stream and climb the grassy ridge towards the left of the waterfall. Over here you get spectacular views of Deo Tibba (6001m). The route continues across the grassy slopes that leads to a moraine at 4800 m. Rest here for a while and digest the views and then head back to Seri. Overnight in tents.

7 Day 7

Seri - Chhikha.
We will retrace our way back passing through Seri & halt at Dudu Pathar for lunch. Overnight stay in camps at Chhika.

8 Day 8

Chhikha - Jagatsukh - Manali.
Trekking back to Khanol our starting point of the trek. Drive back to Manali via Jagatsukh.

9 Day 9

Optional River Rafting in Manali. Day free in Manali. Leave for Chandigarh in the evening by bus.

10 Day 10

Reach Chandigarh. Trek Ends