Treks 2010 Treks in the GHNP - Jiwanal to Parvati Valley

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					                   Hidden Himalaya
  Trek in the Jiwanal Valley- Great Himalayan National Park
Introduction : A seven-day, very strenuous, dramatic hike crossing the mountain passes at Kandi Galu
(3627m), and Phangchi Galu (4636m). Incredible vistas. Must be in excellent physical
condition as very demanding with elevation ascent of 2000 meters and 1500 meters
descent in one day (total up-down, 3,500 m in one day!).

Responsible Ecotourism :
Joint Venture with BTCA - Unlike other tour operators (many of whom are not
locally based and often exploit the local population), SHA is based in Kullu (HP)
and has a unique relationship with the regional Kullu Valley organization, BTCA.
BTCA is a non-governmental society (NGO) of locally organized Kullu Valley
villagers who are registered with the Government of India. BTCA is dedicated to
helping the local village people improve the quality of their lives by developing
sustainable local economies (such as ecotourism). These are linked to the protection
of the local environment. Our joint venture with BTCA ensures that your fees
actually help to support the local people and build sustainable livelihoods.

     GROUP SIZE                Minimum 4 Pax
                               Maximum 12 Pax
     TREK GRADING              Moderate to Strenuous
     Program start and
     Ending place      Kullu / Delhi

     Maximum Altitude          4636 at Phangchi Galu

     Trekking)                 1190 km

     Best Season               April to October
     Recommended       Tour The Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari
     Extensions             The Kullu Valley Adventure Tour
                            Tirthan Valley Adventure
Day 01           Flight departs Delhi 06.50, arrive Bhuntar 08.05. Approx 1 ½ hours drive from
                 Bhuntar Airport to Sainj forest Rest House . Pretrek preparations Trek starts
                 : Neuli (1650m) - Bhagi Kashahri (2600m). Morning visit to Manu (2200 m) Temple.
                 Evening at village school site. Moderate ascent. Distance: 23 kms.

Day 02           Bhagi Kashahri to Subli (3300m). Strenuous ascent in early morning (3600 m). Pass
                 through Kandi Galu notch (3627m). Distance 17 kms.

Day 03           Subli to Dwada (3150m). Relatively easy hike passing through birch forests and
                 meadows. Distance 6 kms.
Day 04            Rest Day Dwada: Day hike up to Surtu Glacial Pond in Khandedhar with dramatic
                 mountain backdrops. Opportunities for wildlife observation including Brown Bear,
                 Snow Leopard, etc. Distance: 20 kms. round trip.
Day 05           Dwada to Chippi (3550m): Very strenuous day. Crossing Phangchi Galu Pass (4636
                 m) below Khandedhar into Parvarti Valley. Continuous steep ascent over rock
                 scree, boulders, and very narrow paths into high alpine meadows, then higher
                 lichen environments. Can be cold and windy. Descent from Phangchi Galu can
                 have deep snow pack and should be done with great care as steep drops and
                 potentially very dangerous. Sublime peace at the higher elevations. Stressful on
                 knees coming down! Distance: 23 kms
Day 06           Chippi to Pulga: Easier descent back into forests and meadows, ending at village
                 of               Pulga.             Distance:               18              kms.

Day 07           Pulga Rest day or day visit to Khirganga Hot Springs in the Parvati valley

Day 08           Pulga Camp to Bhuntar Hotel Trek ends o/n Bus to Delhi or
                 Flightnext day at 08.40 from Bhuntar, arrives Delhi 10.00

The flight option can be replaced by Volvo bus which is an overnight journey.
Equipment: We will provide most of the equipment including tents, rucksacks and sleeping mats ..

I recommend bringing the following:
    - Good pair of walking boots (already worn in if possible)
    - A good pair of thermals (top and bottom) – it will be very cold at night on the top, warm gloves, socks
    - Warm, lightweight clothes… a spare, dry pair of everything in case we get soaked while walking.
    - A good water bottle
    - A spare battery for your camera (they have a habit of running out quickly in the cold!)
    - A head0-torch (with LED bulbs is best)
    - Blister kit (I have run out and we can’t get them here)
    - A comfortable day bag (approx 15-20 litre) as a day bag.
    - Walking Sticks
    - A personal porter would cost you Rs 250 per day per person (extra)and will carry your personal rucksack
       camera equipment etc. You’ll only need to carry a day-bag with waterproofs, water bottle, camera, snacks
       etc. We will also provide rain gear

         Your costs of Rs 2000 per day per person for the first seven days will include:

   •     All accommodations in twin sharing dome tents and forest rest houses in Lapah .
   •     All trek logistic support: porters , cook, guide
   •     All meals during trek and as mentioned
   •     All taxes and BTCA overhead charges ( service tax , etc)
   •     All entrance fees to Great Himalayan National Park admission fees and Park Video & Camera Fees
   • Flight tickets from abroad to Delhi or domestic flights.
   • Changes in programs or flight schedules due to reasons like climate and geographical hazards
   • Tips to porters and trekking staff & any items not mentioned above
   • Any meals not specified after each itinerary day
   • Additional hotel nights that may be necessitated by airline schedule changes or other factors
   • Travel and flight insurance, emergency medical repatriation charges.
   • Expenses of personal nature including: liquor/drinks, telephone calls, shopping, etc.
   • Rs 1500 from Airport to Starting point of trek @ Goshaini
   • Rs 1500 from Neuli to Bhuntar Forest Rest House A list of required and suggested gear needed by
     trekkers will be provided to participants.

    • Please send the complete medical form and the liability waiver.
         Sunshine Himalayan Adventures - Unique Himalayan Tours Helping the Local Environment
             Near Arya Samaj Temple, Akhara Bazar Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India -175101
                     Phone : +91-1902-225182 Fax : +91-1902-222391 Mob: 94181-02083
                     Email :,

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