Mt. Deo Tibba Expedition

Mt. Deo Tibba Expedition

Himachal Pradesh 15 Days

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42 KM

MAX 12

MAX ALTITUDE

6001 mts.


65000 + 5% GST

Manali to Manali

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Brief Description

Mt. Deo Tibba at 6001 M is the second highest peak of the Pir Panjal range in the Kullu valley, lying to the southeast of Manali above Jagatsukh village. As per local beliefs, Deo Tibba is the assembly site of the gods and the 'Devtas' are believed to sit on this peak. Although it qualifies as a serious mountaineering expedition with a huge ice cap on its summit, it has a relatively easy approach and logistics. Being just over 6000 M, Mt. Deo Tibba has an extensive ice cap at the peak but the actual summit happens over a snow hump located at the edge of the ice plateau. This expedition involves crossing over an icy pass, towards a glacier with a rocky moraine at a steep slope of about 55 degrees which requires fixed ropes to traverse this obstacle safely. Due to its challenging terrain and expedition style trekking, Mt. Deo Tibba expedition is meant for experienced trekkers with prior knowledge of mountaineering techniques such as the use of ice axes, crampons and roping up procedures. This expedition is perfect for any aspiring mountaineer intending to train for 6000M+ peaks in the Indian Himalayas. Stay on this page for everything you need to know about the Mt. Deo Tibba expedition including route map, itinerary, temperature chart, photos, videos, and reviews.



Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrival at Manali (6,750 ft)

Reach Manali by 8 AM & drive to your hotel in Shuru which is approx 5-6 Kms from Manali Main Bus Stand.


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Day 2

Rest / Acclimatization day in Manali

Spend the day in Manali for trying out your personal mountaineering equipment like Snow boots, crampons, etc. You can utilize this day for local sightseeing in and around Manali. Overnight Stay in Hotel.


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Day 3

Manali to Chikka (10,416 ft)

Drive up to Khanol (7,217 ft) from Manali where the trek starts from the Duhangan hydro project. Trek along the Nala, cross it and ascend steadily through the forest for 2-3 hours, after which it gives way to the pastures of Chhika. Chhika has a few huts and temples for devotees to stay.


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Day 4

Chikka to Seri (12,139 ft)

The day’s trek starts with a moderate ascent through thick forest. As we go higher the forest thins out gradually and gives way to Birch trees and finally bushes and high altitude grasslands. We walk along the Nala all day passing the freshwater spring at Panduropa and Dudu Patthar until we reach the expansive grasslands at Seri with the Tenta cliffs towering to the left and the waterfalls crashing on the rocks below. We camp at the flatlands for the night and witness a blanket of stars open up above us.


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Day 5

Seri to Chota Chandratal [Base Camp] (14,698 ft)

Cross the flatlands and ford the stream to start climbing a serpentine trail to reach the top of the Tenta cliffs in around two hours. Walk along the Nala and cross it again. Start climbing up the boulder field. An hour of walking up along a ridge brings us to Tenta (14,107 ft) at the base of the glacier. Hike up loose scree and steep slopes for another two hours to reach Chota Chandratal. This will be our base camp.


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Day 6

Rest / Acclimatization day at Chota Chandratal BC

Rest day at base camp. Spend the day going for acclimatization walks and practicing climbing techniques on snow and ice on the glacier.


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Day 7

Load ferry to Camp 1 (16,896 ft)

Climb up the gully to Duhangan col at 5150 m. Leave loads at a suitable campsite and return to base camp for the night.


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Day 8

Chota Chandratal BC - Camp 1 (16,896 ft)

The entire team moves to Camp 1. Decide on further route to be taken and possible location for summit camp.


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Day 9

Load ferry to Summit Camp (18,044 ft)

Load ferry to summit camp at altitude approx. 5500m. From Camp 1, two routes appear to be possible. The route taken by the first summit team follows the southeast (Piton) ridge to a stiff snow ramp leading to another ridge connecting the upper neve slopes. Summit camp can be set on these slopes at approx. 5550 m. The other possible route which has been more commonly used by recent expeditions follows a mixed snow-ice gully to the southeast of Piton ridge. Leave loads at the summit camp site and return to camp 1.


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Day 10

Camp 1 - Summit Camp (18,044 ft)

The entire team moves to the summit camp. Decide on the route to be taken for the summit push.


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Day 11

Summit Attempt

The summit push begins with an alpine start at 2 am. The route to summit is moderately angled mixed snow and ice. Return to Camp 1 for the night.


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Day 12

Camp 1 - Base Camp (14,698 ft)

The team moves back to base camp today.


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Day 13

Base Camp - Manali (6,750 ft) via Khanol (7,217 ft)

Retrace your steps back to Khanol. Drive back to Manali for your onward journey.


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Day 14

Reserve Day

This day will be utilised in case of bad weather or other delays.


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Day 15

Reserve Day

This day will be utilised in case of bad weather or other delays.



Frequently Asked Questions

Pick your question

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

May or June in pre monsoon and September and October in post monsoon.

Packing List: What to pack

Click here for packing list.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

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.

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The base camp for the Deo Tibba expedition is Manali, which is well connected to Delhi with all kinds of transport (except direct train) and can easily be reached through road or air.
By Road : The road distance from Delhi to Manali is 536 km. There are overnight HRTC 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 hrtchp.com 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 to Joginder Nagar from Pathankot 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 at a very regular frequency. Buses are decent and very cheap compared to taxi that can cost you around INR 2000-5000 depending upon the season.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

Airtel and BSNL may have coverage at some points upto Khanol. One can expect full reception till Jagatsukh.

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Deo Tibba is made only for experienced trekkers who want to test their limits. The challenges faced in the trek should not be underestimated. You should attempt this trek only If you have already done a trek that climbs to 4700-5000 metres. It is recommended not to opt this trek if you cannot get acclimatized in high altitudes. Besides you need to have a strong physical endurance to complete this trek. For details on trek difficulty level, please read on Bikat Rating Scale

Eligibility: Experience required

A basic mountaineering course is recommended though not mandatory in case of highly experienced & skilled trekkers. At least 2-3 challenging treks along with 20 – 25 total trekking days in the Himalayas. Medical fitness certificate from CMO of a recognized hospital.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

Jog/Run for 5 Kms in 25-30 mins Or Walk continuously for 10 kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better) and
Hold your breath for 40 seconds and
3 sets of Climbing 30 – 40 steps in one stretch and
Push Ups – 10 and
Lunges & Squats – 15 X 2 sets
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Requisite skills

How to use an Ice Axe
How to use Climbing boots & Crampons
How to rope up & follow queued climbing/descending
How to self-arrest using an ice axe
Knowledge of Basic First aid

About the Trek: Why should I go for this trek?

Deo Tibba Expedition - Manali

Deo Tibba at 6001 m is the second highest peak of the Pir Panjal range in the Kullu valley, lying to the southeast of Manali above Jagatsukh village. As per local beliefs, Deo Tibba is the assembly site of the gods and the 'Devtas' are believed to sit on this peak. Although it qualifies as a serious mountaineering expedition with a huge ice cap on its summit, it has a relatively easy approach and logistics.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

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.

Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Miscellaneous : Is there an option to offload my backpack?

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.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A team of participant 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.

Miscellaneous : Is the trekking pole necessary?

It is not mandatory but it is more convenient with the pole. 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.

Miscellaneous : Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

Yes, there are stores and shops in Manali from where you can buy necessary stuff. Though it is recommended that you come prepared with all the stuff. Please do not leave anything for last minute buying.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

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 the only woman on the trek, you will be given a separate tent.

Miscellaneous : Will you give certificates on completion of trek?

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.

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

In the months of May and June, the temperature will range from 13-16 degrees Celsius during the day and from 3-6 degrees Celsius in the night. In the months of July-September, the temperature will range from 14-17 degrees Celsius during the day and from 4-8 degrees Celsius in the night. The higher the altitude you gain, the colder it gets. The temperature at advanced camps will be significantly lessers with a lot of snow.

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

There will be snow on the higher reaches beyond the base camp up to the summit.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

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 as soon as you have booked your trek.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the 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.

Equipment and facilities: If we trek in snow, what equipment will you provide?

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

Equipment and facilities: What kind of food will be provided for the trek?

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 menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner which has been designed in order to fulfil the nutritional requirements of the participants. There will be milk, poha, eggs, muesli/corn flakes, bread and butter served for 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.

Equipment and facilities: What equipment can I rent from you?

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

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

At Manali, we will stay at hotels or guesthouses. During the trek we will be camping.


Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.
Safety

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.

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What's Included

Whats Included

  • Food as per menu on the trek
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges, if any (upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, Sleeping mats
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, and porters for carrying common supplies
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & Rescue. course from NIM Uttarkashi
  • Technical Equipment - Ropes, Helmet, Ice Axe, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots
  • Accommodation in hotel in Manali on Day 1 and 2

Whats Not Included?

  • Portage of personal bags during the trek
  • Cost of any kind of Travel Insurance.
  • Any Expense of personal nature.
  • Any Expense not specified in the inclusions list.
  • Meals during road journeys
  • IMF Peak Booking Fee for foreign nationals USD 250 for a team of 2 members and USD 110 for every additional member up to 12 members.
  • Mandatory Liaison Officer Fee for foreign expeditions ( ~USD 500 for group of 10)

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
5% Deduction

Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
50% deduction

Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund

Voucher Refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
No Deduction

Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure
No Refund

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

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