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Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek

The Chhota Chandratal Trek

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Brief Description
Location: Himachal
Altitude:4480 m
Duration:6 Days
Deo Tibba Base Camp trek, also known as the Chota Chandratal trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the Manali region of Himachal Pradesh. The trail of this trek is highly varied and is home to diverse flora and fauna. Mt. Deo Tibba is visible through the entire trail of the trek. Other peaks like Indrasan and the glaciers of Jagatsukh and Deo Tibba are also visible. The maximum altitude gained during Deo Tibba is 14,698 ft (approximately). Best time to do Deo Tibba base camp is between May to October. Stay on this page for more information like Deo Tibba base camp itinerary, route map, temperature chart, photos, videos, and reviews. Scroll down to read Deo Tibba Base Camp blogs.

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Day 1

Manali - Khanol (2700m) - Chikka (3200 m) 2kms (2-3 hours )

Report in Manali at 8 AM. After freshening up and breakfast in Manali, board a taxi for Khanol, the last village by road via Jagatsukh village. Reach Khanol in 1.5 hours. The trek starts from Khanol and follows a gradual ascent through the thick pine forest which opens at Chikka, our campsite for the day, which boasts of a Nag Mandir. Overnight stay in camps.

Day 2
Chikka- Seri- (3600 m) 6 kms approx (5-6 hours )
Today we trek along the bank of Jagatsukh river and then enter the thick forests giving way to boulders and carpet of wildflowers. With increasing elevation and declining tree line, we are introduced to the meadows of Seri which was once a glacial lake. The camping site has many small and big streams along with Tainta waterfall in the background. Overnight stay in camps.
Day 3
Seri - Tainta (3900 m) 3 kms (3-4 hours )
The day starts with easy walking across the flat section of the meadow followed by stream crossing which is the grub to Jagatsukh Nala. The trail now consists of the steep climb through the boulders and leads to the moraines field. This is the campsite for today, where we will get ample time to relax and acclimatize. As you explore around the campsite you will realize that it is hard to get clear views of Mt. Deo Tibba from here however you will get aesthetic views of Jagatsukh Peak. Overnight stay in the camps.
Day 4
Tainta- Mini Chandratal (4480 m)- Tainta 10 kms aprrox (6-7 hours)
Today we start early with our packed lunches and leaving behind our backpacks. We trek through the stretch of moraines. All this while Deo Tibba stays in your view standing in its majestic glory. After a steep climb, we get to see the high altitude lake with emerald blue water. After spending some time at mini-Chandratal we return to our campsite at Tainta. Overnight stay in camps.
Day 5
Tainta- Chikka 9kms approx (5-6 hours)
We will retrace our way back to Chikka through the meadows of Seri. We halt at Dudu Pathar for lunch. Overnight stay in camps at Chika.
Day 6
Chikka- Jagatsukh-Manali (4-5 hours)
Today we trek back to Khanol, where we board the vehicle which will drive us to Manali. Expect to reach Manali late in the afternoon.
What's Included
  • Veg/Eggs Meals during the trek starting lunch on Day 1 till breakfast on Day 6
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Camping tents, Sleeping bags, mattress
  • Microspikes, gaiters, seat harness, carabiners, helmet as required
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder
  • Experienced Local guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
  • Transportation from Manali to Manali.
What's Not Included
  • Meals during road journeys
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
  • Carriage of personal rucksack
  • Meals during Hotel Stay, if any

Packing List

This is a list of essential items for individuals doing the trek with Bikat Adventures. This list contains only those items which the participants are required to bring with them. The list excludes those items which are provided by Bikat Adventures on the trek. We have divided the items into five categories. All the items in the list are essential except for those marked as optional.

Trekking Gear

  • Ruck sack bag with rain cover. Qty -1
  • Day Pack Bag - Recommended for treks with summit day
  • Head Torch with spare Batteries. Qty -1
  • U V protection sunglasses. Qty -1 Here is how you can choose the best sunglasses for trekking.
  • Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each


  • Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes Qty -1
  • Pair of light weight Slipper/Sandals Qty -1


  • Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. Qty - 2
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking
  • Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. Qty-1
  • Undergarments. Qty - 1 for every day of trekking
  • Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck .Qty-1
  • Full sleeves sweater. Qty -1
  • Rain wear ( Jacket & Pants ) . Qty-1
  • Pair of waterproof, warm gloves. Qty-1
  • Woolen cap. Qty-1
  • Sun shielding Hat. Qty -1


  • Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
  • Sun screen lotion small pack. Qty -1 Here is your Sun Protection 101 to stay safe in the bright sunny outdoors.
  • Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1


  • Small size, Light weight & Leak proof lunch box. Qty-1
  • Plate. Qty- 1
  • Spoon.Qty-1
  • Tea/Coffee (plastic) Mug.Qty-1


  • Camera (Optional)
  • Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.
  • Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional)

Frequently Asked Questions

You must the experience of small treks of 2-3 days before and hiked to an altitude of more than 3000 meters.

  1. Jog/Run for 4 Kms in 35-40 mins or Walk continuously for 8 Kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better)
  2. Hold your breath for 25-30 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

  • Know campsite basics like how to use a sleeping bag, sleeping tet, toilet tent.
  • Ascending & Descending technique for mountain trails.
  • Basic mountain mannerisms.

The Deo Tibba base camp trek is also known as the Mini Chandratal trek because of the glacial blue lake which falls on the trail. Apart from the lake, the entire trail of the Deo Tibba trek is very varied and beautiful. Deo Tibba base camp can be done by all kinds of trekkers be it a novice or experienced. The beautiful campsites of the trek are another major highlight.

Deo Tibba base camp best time is from May to September.

The base site for Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek is Khanol. Khanol is around 30 kms away from Manali.

Manali is well connected to Delhi with through road and air. There are no direct trains from Delhi though.

By Road

The road distance from Delhi to Manali is 536 km. There are overnight HPRTC buses and Volvos available from ISBT Kashmere Gate, Delhi for Manali. It is a 14-hour journey by bus. You can book your bus tickets online through or any other bus services available. You can also hire a private taxi or an outstation cab from Delhi.

By Rail

To reach by train, take a direct train from Delhi to Pathankot. Some of the trains that run on this route are Delhi-Pathankot Express, Jammu Tawi Express, Delhi-Dhauladhar Express. You can then take a bus from Pathankot to Manali. Or you can take a connecting train from Pathankot to Joginder Nagar which is the nearest station to Manali. There are buses running frequently between Joginder Nagar and Manali.

By Air

The nearest airport is Bhuntar airport which is located 50 km from Manali. There are taxis available at the airport which will take you to Manali. You can also take local buses that keep running from Bhuntar to Manali frequently. Buses are decent and very cheap compared to a taxi that can cost you around INR 2000 to 2500 depending upon the season.

You can get most networks till Jagatsukh but once the trek starts, only BSNL may occasionally be available.

Manali is the gateway to Solang Valley where you can participate in adventure activities like paragliding, and zorbing in the summer months when the snow melts. Visit the ancient Hadimba Devi Temple which has an interesting mythological tale associated with it. Walk through the charming lanes of Old manali. Visit the bazaar to buy some souvenirs. Jogini Fall and Vashisht Temple are other famous attractions in Manali. You can also visit Rohtang pass while you are in Manali.

The minimum age limit is 13 years. However, minors aged between 13 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.

On trekking days, all the trekkers will be accommodated in twin or triple sharing tents/Huts as per the itinerary. Along with this, there will be also be a toilet tent and a dining tent installed at every campsite as we roll.

We provide 4 seasons tents by Gipfel for higher altitudes which can easily withstand heavy snowfall and storms. They are spacious enough to accomodate 3 people at once with a vestibule to place the backpacks. Our sleeping bags are made up of Heatseeker Pro synthetic insulation that can provide you comfort in -10 degrees celsius. We also use additional fleece liners to have thermal efficiency even in the extreme temperatures of -17 degrees Celsius.
If you carry your own sleeping bag, you will get a cashback reward provided that you inform us after you have booked your trek.

Toilet tents will be provided to you on the trek.These are portable toilets tents where a deep pit will be dug. A shovel will be provided inside the tent to cover the waste after you have made your business. You can take a toilet roll inside. Make sure you dig used toilet paper along with the waste. Though water is recommended in place of toilet paper. Please refrain from using wet wipes as they are non-biodegradable.
There will be no facility for bathing on the trek. Go through our blog section for tips on how to maintain personal hygiene on treks.

You will be provided with good quality gaiters and microspikes from us depending upon the situation of the snow. Our trek leaders will also be carrying ropes and ice axe.

Vegetarian food will be served throughout the trek. The only non-vegetarian item served on our treks are eggs. Our kitchen staff follows a proper and menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner which has been designed in order to fulfill the nutritional requirements of the participants. There will be milk, poha, eggs, muesli/corn flakes,and bread butter served in breakfast. Rice or simple roti sabzi will be packed for lunch. In dinner, you will have dal, egg curry or any other vegetarian dish along with rice, roti, and a dessert item. Packed lunch will be provided to you on the days you are trekking. You are requested to carry your own tiffin box and a mug to consume food. The meals consumed on journey and arrival day are not included in our cost.

You can rent following items from us- Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, Rucksack

In the summer season, the temperature will range from 10-20 degrees celsius during the day and 2-7 degrees celsius at night. Higher the altitude you gain, the colder it gets.

Deo Tibba is mountaineering peak and summit is way beyond snow line (means snow all round the year) but till the base camp, you can expect snow in the first season i.e. May-June. It is difficult to expect snow post monsoons in August when the trek opens again for its second season. Heavy snowfall in winter makes this region inaccessible.

If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days prior the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack.
In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual. However offloading your rucksack is not recommended since it is not a safe practice.

A team of participants will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by what their leader says. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have a certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.

Yes, trekking pole is necessary. If you don’t want to buy one, you can rent it from us on minimal daily basis charges. You can request the renting link from us.

Manali has a reasonable size market. However, we will have to head to Khanol and there will be no time for shopping. Please do not leave anything for last minute buying.

Yes, it is absolutely safe for solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will be sharing tent with each other. In case you are a single woman on the trek, you will be given a separate tent.

Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.

We have one pick-up point: Main Government Bus Stand near Mall Road in Manali.
The dropping point remains the same.

Expect to reach Manali late in the afternoon. Make sure your bookings from this point to your respective destinations are late in the night, post 19:00 Hrs.

No mandatory documents are required for the trek.

Why Bikat?
Small Group Size

Our batch sizes are capped at 15 for smaller treks with the trek leader and trekker ratio of 1:8. This ratio, in our years of experience, has proven to deliver the best trekking experience for individuals as well as groups. Capping the size of the group ensures individual attention to each trekker so that no signs of distress or need during the trek go unnoticed. It also helps to form a more cohesive cohort with better group energy which helps define the rhythm and pace of days on the trek.

As you go higher up on the BRS scale, since the stakes are higher, expeditions have an even smaller group size with the ratio of expedition leader to climber set at 1:2.

Qualified Trek Leaders

We follow a rigorous regime of hiring and training our experts in the field. Each trek leader is a certified mountaineer with years of experience in the field. In addition to their qualification, they also go through practical and situational training to tackle any and all kinds of sudden conditions that may present themselves on the ground. Being unpredictable is the core nature of the mountains but being ready for any circumstance as best as possible is a controllable asset that we try to nurture.

Our field experts are also trained in basic medicine and first-aid response.

Watch: Forerunners - The Making of A Trek Leader At Bikat Adventures

Guided Progression

Since Bikat Adventures is a learning-based organization, we help you climb up the ladder of difficulty within the sphere of outdoor adventure systematically. Our on-ground training modules are designed to handhold you through the upskilling process so that you are ready to take on bigger challenges.

Equipment Quality and Check

All the gear used on our treks and expeditions is tried and tested, maintained for good quality, and is overall top-notch in quality and condition. We are continually looking to obtain the best of everything there is in the market so as to ensure optimum safety.

Support Systems

Along with the staff you see on-ground, we have a team of superheroes working in the background to give you the best experience possible. Our background team also comprises local staff from each area who know the region best. Having local support helps with studying the area, pre-planning, execution, and in receiving timely support in case of emergencies in these remote locations.


Our on-field staff is in constant contact with our teams based in primary locations so as to eliminate any avoidable delay in reaching additional help and support when required. We try to use the best tools for communication available, including satellite phones, in regions where they are not restricted.

Cancellation Policy
Cash refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date

Cancellations between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure date

Cancellations within 15 days prior to departure date

Voucher refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date

Cancellations within 5 days prior to departure date

Please Note:
  1. Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers
  2. This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.
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