Miyar Valley Trek

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By-White Magic Adventure

About The Listing

Type of Trip : Trekking

Level : Medium

Location : Himachal Pradesh

Duration : 12 Days 11 Nights

Trip Start : Delhi

Trip End : Delhi

Description

Miyar, is a very remote and fairly inaccessible valley at the extreme western corner of the large district of Lahaul and Spiti, in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. Miyar Nala, as it is often known, is an exceptionally long valley, with the Miyar River running down into the Chandra Bhaga River at Udaipur over 50 kms below the Miyar Glacier. This glacier stretches a further 24 km up to the high Kang La Jot (5468m) and beyond it to Zanskar valley in Ladakh.

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What's Unique?

  • Miyar Valley offers a wealth of climbing possibilities.
  • This trip is being undertaken under Project Impact Miyar, an initiative of White Magic Foundation, as CSR initiative.
  • Proceeds from this trip will directly benefit the locals of the Valley.
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Activities

Daytime

Trekking

Evening

Camping

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Itinerary

  • Day 01: Overnight Bus from Delhi to Manali.
    You will board the overnight Volvo bus which starts from Himachal Bhawan at Mandi House in Delhi. Buses generally depart between 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the evening.

    Day 02: Arrive Manali.
    Arrive Manali(1950m) in the morning and transfer to Keylinga Inn. Spend the day resting and doing any last minute shopping.Overnight stay will be at Keylinga Inn.

     
     

    Day 03: Drive Manali to Shukto (approx 8 hrs).
    This is a long driving day. You will make an early start and drive over the Rohtang Pass (3980m) to enter Lahaul Valley. You will remain on the Manali-Leh Highway until you will reach Tandi which is the point of confluence of Chandra and Bhaga Rivers which originate from Baralacha La pass in J&K state. You will then turn west and follow drive along the Chandra-Bhaga River until you will reach Udaipur, where the Miyar river which empties itself into the Chandra-Bhaga. Udaipur is a sub-divisional headquarters of Lahaul and gets its name from Raja Udai Singh of Chamba. It was renamed in 1695 from its old name Margul. It is famous for 2 unique temples – Trilokinath and Margul Devi. From here you will turn North-East, and follow the Miyar River till you will reach Urgus and further on to Shukto, the roadhead.


     

    Day 04: Trek Shukto to Thanpattan.
    After you crossover on the wooden pedestrian bridge to the left bank it is a short climb up to Khanjer, the last village in the Miyar Valley.Shukto and Khanjer are across each other separated by the river on which there is a small bridge. You will walk all along the left bank crossing some beautiful campsites at Doksa to reach Tharpatan.(5 to 6 hrs). Overnight stay will be at the campsite.
     
     

    Day 05: Trek to Zardong.
    The change in gradient is gradual and most campsites are big and grassy and abounds with little flowers seeming like a flower carpet. From Gumba Nala we turn Northwest and continue to follow the Miyar Nallah to reach the beautiful Campsite at Zardung.(5 to 6 hrs). Overnight stay will be at the campsite.
     
     

    Day 06: Trek to Phalpu, the snout of the glacier.
    You will walk on towards Kesar Yon Chhap (meaning 7 holy waters), another beautiful campsite. There are several stream crossings all along the way and surrounded by peaks throughout. You will go further ahead to camp at Phalpu which is very close to the snout of the Miyar Glacier.The campsite is on a dry lake bed and is surrounded by mountains and a glacial lake (4 to 5 hrs). Overnight stay will be at the campsite.
     
     

    Day 07: Free day.
    A relaxed day. You can either trek upto the snout and come back or just explore the many lakes that are around. Overnight stay will be at the campsite.
     
     

    Day 08: Trek Phalpu to Challing.
    You will start your return journey and retrace your way to Challing (7 to 8 hrs). Overnight stay will be at the campsite.
     
     

    Day 09: Trek Challing to meadow above the village.
    There is a beautiful meadow above Khanjer village to which place you will trek and camp for the night (3 to 4 hrs). Overnight stay will be at the campsite.
     
     

    Day 10: Trek village meadow to Shukto & drive to Manali.
    Today you will make an early start and do the remaining short walk to where you will started at Shukto (1 hr). Vehicles will be waiting at the roadhead to take you back to Manali. You will drive to Manali crossing the Rohtang La once again. You will reach late in the evening. Overnight stay will be at Keylinga Inn.
     
     

    Day 11: Free day in Manali. Evening depart to Delhi.
    You will have one free day in Manali to relax and chill in the town and celebrate. Evening, you will board the overnight Volvo to Delhi.

     
     

    Day 12: Arrive Delhi
    Arrive Delhi by 8 am in the morning. Trip Ends!

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Pricing    

* Extra discount for a group size of 4 or more! Ask Here
Package Options Cost/Person EMI Option
Entry Closes On 01 Jul, 2015
Single entry ₹ 55,372 EMI starts* ₹ 4,920

Who else is going?

Men (0)
Women (1)
Child (0)
Adult (1 )
Senior Citizen (0)

Inclusions

Includes
  • To and fro transportation from Delhi to Manali by AC Volvo bus.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Manali (2 nights).
  • Manali to Shukto and back to Manali by Non AC car.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in tents (7 nights).
  • All meals on the trip.
  • Entry fees, camping fees & trekking permit.
  • Full board camping arrangements.
  • White Magic trip leader.
  • Local guide.
  • Porterage of all the personal baggage & camping equipment.
Doesn’t Includes
  • Sleeping bag & items of personal clothing.
  • Any arrangements in Delhi.
  • Air fares.
  • Insurance.
  • Laundry and phone calls.
  • Beverages and bottled water.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Costs arising out of unseen circumstances.
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Terms & Conditions

Cancellation 45 days prior to departure 95% return. Cancellation 45 to 30 days prior to departure 50% return. Cancellation 30 days prior to departure no return.​

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Tips, Hints, Precautions

  • Q: What are the things we must carry?

  • • Clothing (light jacket, wind cheater, hat / cap, socks, sweater).

  • • Good quality sun glasses.

  • • Torch with extra batteries.

  • • Sun screen lotion and cold cream.

  • • Slippers and proper shoes.

  • • Cotton clothing for day journey.

  • • Personal toiletries/tissue rolls.

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  • Q: What are the medicines one should carry?

  • • We advice that you should carry medicines for vomiting/diarrhea, body ache, headache and general pain relieving balm.

  • • Your personal medicines.

  • • Glucon D/ electral powder and camphor or any other ORS of your choice.

  • • Also consult your local doctor for any other medicines.

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  • Q:  I have never been on a trek before. Can I still come? Will I be able to complete the trek?

  • All trekkers are welcome. Just ensure that you are in good physical shape (comfortable walking for 4-5 hours in a day).

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