Kolhapur Hikers Trekking Camp To Manali & Beas Kund 15th May 2015

KOLHAPUR HIKER
 Trekking Camp To Manali & Beas Kund
@ 5500/- Rs per person

Information about the Camp :


Date: 15 – May- 2015.
Height : 11,600 ft approx.
Region : Dhauladhar, Himachal Pradesh.
Difficulty Level: Medium.
Max Participants : 30 only.
Age Group : 16 Yrs. To upto Medically/Mentally/Physically fit.


The cost for the Camp is INR 5500/-per person


Cost Includes :


* Manali to Manali Transfers
* Food and Accommodation ( 6 People in 1 Room and 4 People in 1 Tent )
* Girls and Boys Separate Accommodation
* Guide / Cook and other Professionals

Cost Excludes :


* Any Expenses of Personal nature such as Travel and medical insurance, Drinks,
Laundry,Telephone/Fax, Calls, Additional Porterage or transportations,
* Any additional Expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as
Natural Calamities (Land Slides,Floods etc), any accidents,medical evacuations, riots,
strikes,evacuation costs Etc.
* Any tips, and any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.
* Any other tax or service charge, stay charge that could be enforced during this period
will be Extra and need to be borne by you.
* Any service not specifically mentioned in the Includes sections.
* “Kolhapur Hikers” will have all authority to make any changes and final Decision.

Itinerary :

A place of historical significance, Beas Kund is one of the most beautiful places in the Dhauladhar range (literally ‘the white range’) of the mighty Himalayas. Besides being regarded as sacred, Beas Kund is where the river Beas originates from and offer spectacular views of the nearby located Shitidhar, Ladakhi, Friendship and Hanuman Tibba peaks. One of the most alluring treks in the Kullu region, the trail offers panoramic views of the Pir Pangal range as well, and follows the banks of the river Beas. This is one of the most popular short treks through the Solang valley and takes you through an expanse of picturesque mountain landscapes. This trek is suitable for people for all age groups, and no prior trekking experience is required to join in.

Day 1: Manali :

* Reporting Time : 06.00 a.m. to 10 a.m.
* Manali to Burwa Rest House by Car (4 K.m. from Manali)
* B/ Fast
* Room Allotment
* Introduction – Mountain Do’s and Don’t’s
* Equipment Distribution (Backpack for Trek-Walking Stick,Fleece Jacket,
Top Layer Jacket)
* Group Activity
* Lunch
* Acclimatization trek to “Jogini Water Fall”
* High Tea & Snacks
* Group Discussions
* Dinner and Lights off

Day 2: Burwa to Bakarthach (10,800 ft) :

Today 7 km long trek takes us over loosely held boulders and moraines with Beautiful Ice Bridges/Glaciers at places. We continue up to a scenic campsite at the pastures of Bakarthach which is a high-altitude meadow and literally means ‘shepherd’s field’. These enchanting meadows are very popular pastures for the Gaddis – a hardy nomadic tribe of shepherds, and it’s easy to find flocks of sheep grazing peacefully in this pastoral idyll. These sun and wind swept meadows will be a feast for your senses. Overnight stay in tents.

* B/ Fast at Burwa (After B/Fast move to Bakharthach)
* Pack Light Snacks during Trek
* Lunch at Campsite – Bakarthach
* Tent Allotment ( 4 People in 1 Tent ) & Rest
* Group Activity
* High Tea & Snacks
* Late Evening Hot Soup
* Group Discussions and Brief for 2morow
* Dinner and Lights off

Day 3: Bakarthach – Beas Kund (11,600 ft) – Bakarthach :

An early start to the day and a short climb up the ridge through Bhoj Patra will get us to Beas Kund. Bhoj Patra gets its name from the fact that the area has a lot of Bhoj Patra (birch) trees. We will spend time here at the glacial tarn of Beas Kund – the source of one of the major rivers of north India. The legend is that Sage Vyas, the author of the great epic Mahabharata, meditated here. After a full day of excursion in the Beas Kund plateau, we will come back to Bakarthach in the evening.

* Early B/ Fast at Bakharthach
* Pack Lunch & Light Snacks During Trek
* High Tea & Snacks
* Group Discussion
* Soup
* Late Evening Hot Soup
* Camp Fire & Celebration
* Dinner and Lights off

Day 4: Bakarthach – Solang – Manali

After breakfast we start our return trek to Burwa, we will take the same route through Dhundi. On getting down, we’ll board the vehicle waiting for us from Solang, which will get us to Burwa.
Post Lunch, Vote of Thanks and Prize Distribution, end of the trek from here, one can either catch a bus back home the same day or spend some more time in Manali and explore the town and nearby places.

* Early B/ Fast
* Lunch
* Vote of Thanks and Prize Distribution

Things To Carry :

Some Tips Backpacking Checklist
01. Sun protection & Cold Cream (Sunscreen/Lip balm/Sunglasses)
02. Insulation (Jacket/ Personal Clothing’s/Gloves/ Hat or Cap)
03. Illumination (Headlamp or flashlight (plus spare – Extra batteries)
04. Personal First-aid Kit.
05. Repair kit and tools
06. Energy Food
07. Hydration Bag or Water Bottle
08. Bandana or Buff
09. Rainwear (jacket, pants) (Depend on Weather)
10. Boots or shoes suited to terrain
11. Socks plus spares
12. Sandals
13. Camera and memory cards – Optional
14. Binoculars – Optional
15. Notebook and pen or pencil
16. Credit/Debit card; small amount of cash
17. Earplugs and eye shade – UV Protected or Cat 4
18. Toilet paper
19. Insect repellant
20. Toothbrush and/or toiletry kit
21. Towel
22. Cell phon
23. Poncho
24. Personal Clothing (T.Shirts/Lowers/Under Garments etc.)
25. Thermal Inners

Note:
1) If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural
calamity/unforseen circumstances (like rains,
earthquake, landslides, strike/bandh etc), Kolhapur Hikers is not
responsible and will
not give any refund.
2) All programs are subject to change without prior notice.
3) Smoking and Any Kind of Alcohol Drinks not allowed During camp.
4) Kolhapur Hikers will not be responsible for any type of injuries
during camp
.

Insurance :

* All travelers are advised to purchase travel insurance that provide care and services for
sickness, Accidents, emergency rescue, ted. Related to international travel. “Kolhapur Hikers”
shall not be responsible for the loss of personal assets and belongings of the
travelers due to unavoidable reason or mishap.

Caution & Remarks :

* Even though participants do not need to submit any health certificates those with a history
Of medical problems, particularly cardiac or respiratory, should consult a doctor before
Deciding to undertake the trip.
* Carry appropriate substitution drugs for individuals allergic to any of above
* Avoid medication such as sleeping tablets, sedatives, strong painkillers, and anti histamines
Which depress the respiration and increase the risk of (AMS-Active Mountain Sickness)
Especially while sleeping

Cancellations :

If for some reason you wish to cancel your trek, an email intimation needs to be sent to kolhapurhikers@gmail.com Cancellation requests are not taken over phone. However, you can phone to check whether your cancellation has been processed.

The cancellation charges are as under:

Cancellations prior to 60 days from the start of the trek — full refund.
Cancellation between 59 days and 40 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 40 days to the start of the trek — no refund.

Drop out during trek:

If for some reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Kolhapur Hikers, will make arrangements for his/her return upto Manali. A staff will accompany the participant to the Manali. Manali transportation and stay cost at any location including Manali has to be borne by the participant.

Information about Place :

Beas Kund :

Beas Kund trek is one of the most popular and beautiful trek in Kullu Valley. Beas Kund is a holy lake where Rishi Vyas took his daily bath. River Beas originates from here. Solang Nalla base camp is 13 km from Manali and 1 hour drive, a popular place for tourists for ski slopes, para gliding etc. Dhundhi camp gives first glimpse of Mt. Hanuman Tibba and Seven Sisters. Beas Kund area might be full of snow at the time of this trek. This is enjoyable and easy going trek for any age group.

Manali :

At an altitude of 2,050 m (6,726 ft) in the Beas River Valley is a hill station nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. It is located about 270 km (168 mi) north of the state capital, Shimla. Manali lies in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh state of India. It has become a tourist spot in recent years.
Manali with a population of approx. 30,000 is administratively a part of the Kullu district. The small town is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin.

Geography :

Manali is located at 32.2396 N, 77.1887 E, about 40 km (25 mi) north of Kullu town. The town ranges in elevation from 1,800 m (5,900 ft) to 2,000 m (6,600 ft) in the uppermost “Old Manali” section.

Demographics :

Manali is a small town with a population originating from around India. As of 2001 India census,Manali had an official population of 6,265. Males constituted 64% of the population and females 36%. Manali had an average literacy rate of 74%,higher than the national average of 59.5% male literacy was 80%, and female literacy was 63%. 9% of the population was under six years of age.

Climate :

The climate in Manali is predominantly cold during winters, and moderately cool during summers. The temperatures range from 4 °C (39 °F) to 20 °C (68 °F) over the year. The average temperature during summer is between 04 °C (39 °F) and 15 °C (59 °F), and between −15 °C (5 °F) and 05 °C (41 °F) in the winter.
Monthly precipitation varies between 31 mm (1.2 in) in November to 217 mm (8.5 in) in July. In average, some 45 mm (1.8 in) of precipitation is received during winter and spring months, increasing to some 115 mm (4.5 in) in summer as the monsoon approaches. The average total annual precipitation is 1,363 mm (53.7 in). Snowfall often takes place between November end to early February. The weather in manali is not stable.

History :

In ancient times, the valley was sparsely populated by nomadic hunters known as ‘rakshas’. The next arrivals were the shepherds who arrived from the Kangra Valley and settled to take up agriculture. Some of the earliest inhabitants of the region are the ‘naur’ or ‘nar’, which is a caste unique to the Kullu valley. Only a few naur families are known to exist now. A naur family in the village Soyal near Haripur on the west bank of Manali was famous for the vast land they owned and their practice of having ‘rakshas’ as their labourers.

The British introduced apple trees and trout, The first apple orchard was set up by Britishers near patlikulh which were earlier not native to Manali flora and fauna. It is said that when apple trees were first planted the fruits were so plentiful that often branches, unable to bear the weight, would collapse. To this day, apple—along with plum and pear—remains the best source of income for the majority of its inhabitants.
Tourism in Manali received a boost after the rise of militancy in Kashmir in the late 1980s. This once quiet village was transformed into a bustling town with many hotels and restaurants.

Beas Kund trek is one of the most popular and beautiful trek in Kullu Valley. Beas Kund is a holy lake where Rishi Vyas took his daily bath. River Beas originates from here. Solang Nalla base camp is 13 km from Manali and 1 hour drive, a popular place for tourists for ski slopes, para gliding etc. Dhundhi camp gives first glimpse of Mt. Hanuman Tibba and Seven Sisters. Beas Kund area might be full of snow at the time of this trek. This is enjoyable and easy going trek for any age group.

Limited Seats are available, kindly confirm your seat by paying your trek fees as early as possible. Last date for registration is 20 th Feb 2015

 

For More Info & Registration Contact

Sagar 9579997111
Rohan 9623319026
Shashank 9881618100
Pallavi 8484013265

Regards

Team Kolhapur Hikers
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