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This climb will take you through stunning Trans-Himalayan landscapes, crossing over great Himalayan meadows, quaint villages and hamlets and will lead to off-the-beaten-track destinations. We will be seeing great Himalayan mountain ranges such as Dhauladhar & Pir Panjal range, wildlife and nature, and we will experience local Hindu and Buddhist culture and food. There will be plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife and take pictures.
The technical difficult Hanuman Tibba is the highest mountain in the Dhauladar Range. The peak name comes out from “Hanuman” he is a king of monkey and also the hero in ‘Ramayan’. The Tentu Pass is the mixture of snow, ice and rock with the gradient up to 75° to 80°, which makes the climb difficult and exhaustive. After Tentu Pass a traverse to the mountain leads us from North – West ridge to South – East ridge. During this traverse climber has to face lots of crevasses in the glacier. At the end of the traverse just before the South – East ridge we will set up our summit camp.
Day 01: Arrival in Manali
Today morning you are received in Manali by bus/taxi and taken to your guest house. We’ll meet after lunch to familiarize you with the team and go through your gear. Evening free for shopping and visiting the local markets.
Day 02: Acclimatization Day
We’ll leave early today morning to take a hike up Patalsu peak. The trek starts from Solang Nala, which is a 12km drive away from Manali town. Our goal today is not to make the summit (at 4300m), but to go as high as possible. Once we reach a good height, we’ll spend several hours relaxing there. In the evening, we’ll walk back down and head back to Solang. Overnight stay at camp.
Day 03: Solang nala to bakher Tach (2950m)
After an early breakfast, we will drive 7 kms to Dundi(2490m), where we commence our trek. Up to Dhundi, as vehicles are not allowed beyond Solang. We’ll then start walking up the Bakar tach, flanked on both sides by 5000m+ mountains peaks. Hanuman Tibba (5982m). Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 04: Bakar Tach to Beas Kund (3600m)
After breakfast, we’ll continue on our way up the Beas Kund . The trail rises gradually up to the camping ground at Bhakarthach – the permanent camping site of the local mountaineering institute. A short but steep climb takes you to a 300m long moraine field that culminates in the meadows of the Beas Kund region. A vast flatland, strewn with small boulders and streams, crowned by huge mountain faces and hanging glaciers, the topography of the region is in stark contrast to the prior days. Our campsite will be situated several meters away from Beas Kund, at the base of Tentu Pass. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 05: Rest day at base camp
Today will be a complete rest day. We’ll spend the day at base camp eating, drinking and sleeping and adjusting to the altitude. The tasks for the day will include technical gear distribution, crampon fitting, and a general meeting on how we’ll proceed over the coming days. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 06: Base Camp to Advanced Camp (4000m) below Tentu pass
Early this morning we take our first steps up the mountain. Almost immediately we will be walking up a steep slope of hardened snow. We’ll arrive at camp, which is half way up the mountain side in time to have our packed lunch. Now that we are on the mountain, we’ll be without our kitchen staff. From here on, all the members of the expedition (guests, high-altitude porters (HAP), guide, etc.) will work together to carry loads, pitch and remove camp, cook and wash. From tonight onwards, we’ll be camping on snow for the next few days. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 07: Advanced Camp to Camp 1 (4800m) over Tentu pass
This will probably be the most challenging day of the entire expedition. The climb to the top of Tentu Pass today is steep, long and arduous. Depending on the snow conditions, your guides will set up fixed ropes for you. Once we come to the pass, we’ll have a fantastic view of ‘the other side’ for the first time. From the ridge, it’s a short gradual descent to our camp site. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 08: Camp 1 to Summit Camp (5000m)
We have a relatively flat walk ahead of us today; our height gain will be barely 200m. But the hike today is quite long, almost 7 hours, constantly over a glacier, circumnavigating some crevasses. After arriving at camp, we’ll quickly have a very early dinner and crawl into our tents. Later this night, we’ll be making our summit attempt.
Day 09: Summit Attempt – camp 1
We’ll wake up just after midnight today. After a quick hot chai, we’ll head up the mountain in an attempt to reach the summit. Although the gradient is not as much as on the way up Tentu Pass, you will be fatigued after your climb from the previous days. From the summit, you’ll have a 360 degree panoramic view of the peaks of the Dhauladar, Pir Panjal and Greater Himalayan Ranges. After a quick photo session, we’ll head down from the summit. We’ll stop at summit camp for some refreshments, break camp and head back to Camp 1 for a well-earned night’s sleep. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 10: Camp 1 to Base Camp
Today morning we’ll start the long haul down Tentu Pass towards base camp.We still need to watch our step in the gully, but afterwards, it’ll be a pleasant slide downhill. On arriving at camp, we’ll be welcomed by our base camp staff, and a hearty, well deserved feast! Overnight stay in camp.
Day 11: Rest at Camp 1 at base camp
Today will be a day of complete rest. Spend the day at camp taking in the views, eating, sleeping and eating some more. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 12: Base camp to Manali
After a lazy breakfast this morning, we’ll head down to Dhundi, where a vehicle will be waiting to take us back to our hotels. Enjoy your first hot shower of the expedition and get dressed up for the big party in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 13: Free day in Manali
You’ll be at leisure the entire day today. You may chose to explore Manali town and its markets, or just relax.
Day 14: Check out and Departure.
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