Mantalai Trek Delhi – Kasol – Kheerganga – Tundabhuj – Thakur Kund – Pandupul – Mantalai (Source of the river Parvati) – Pandupul – Thankur Kund – Tundabhuj – Kheerganga – Kalga – Delhi

About the Trip: Our special ‘feel-alive’ Circuit for the passionate trekkers, adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, cultural explorers and the soul-searchers out there. Leaving the chaotic city-life behind -with the sun, the moon, the stars and the rivers as your new best friends on the famous hippie trail of the Himalayas - experience an indulgence like never before. You are sure to feel the pangs post-return ;), but we still urge you to not to miss and take this one beautiful and rewarding journey of a lifetime, in the lap of the mighty Himalayas.

About Parvati Valley: Chilling nights under the bare star-lit sky on the foothills of snow-capped Himalayan peaks, lush green landscapes of the sometimes narrow and sometimes wide valley, splashing waters of the pristine Parvati river, fluffy white clouds mindlessly grazing the hilltops, endless views of thick sprawling coniferous forests, fascinating hot water springs offering cure for ailments – experience nature at its unbridled and whimsical best, in the dreamy and mysterious valley of legends - the Parvati Valley.

From the confluence of the Parvati river with river Beas just above Bhuntar, the valley stretches eastwards, in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh in Northern India. The region is quite popular for its Israeli subculture, and serves as a hot-spot for travelling ex-military men of Israel. That it is a haunt for all dope-lovers, is an open secret, and the valley is often called the ‘hash capital of India’.

Duration
13N / 14D
Endurance
Difficult
Weather
Summer - 5 °C to 15 °C
Guided
Yes
Group Size
Atleast 10 persons

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TOUR ITINERARY Highlights Of Your Journey

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Place 1
DAY 1

Departure from Delhi to Bhuntar

Duration - 12 Hours

Good times begin with the bus departure from Delhi in the evening, as you chat away the evening with your group into the night, that gets cooler as you inch closer to the Himalayas. And once you doze off, the hours fly away.

  • Mobility:
    Deluxe(AC / Non AC), Semi Sleeper Volvo Bus, Tempo Traveller, Taxi
  • Highlight:
    Journey begins with changing landscapes and weather
  • Food Options:
    Highway Eateries
  • Accommodation Type:
    N/A
NOT TO BE MISSED :
Highway Food & Sights Of Changing Landscape
DAY 2

Bhuntar to Kasol

Duration - 1.5 Hours

The bus shall reach Bhuntar early in the morning,. Kasol is just 1.5 hours away from Bhuntar, and taxis & Govt. buses are easily available for the trip.

The day can be spent in exploring the breathtaking beauty of Kasol. Soak in the pure & fresh air, carrying a woody-minty aroma and the splendid view of the roaring Parvati river, with a backdrop of the Himalayan peaks. Enjoy a stroll on the long stretches of white sand along the banks of the Parvati river, and nature lovers would specially love the groves of apple trees spread throughout the area. Or visit local market and restaurants to enjoy local cuisines. As many foreign tourists especially the Israelis like to visit & stay at the adventure-friendly village of Kasol, restaurants here have started serving Israeli cuisines as well.

You can also visit the famous Manikaran Saheb - a pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs. The Hindus believe in the legend that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. It has many temples of the Hindu deities Krishna, Rama and Vishnu and a gurudwara. The area is also famous for its hot springs offering natural cures for ailments, and its magnificent surrounding landscape.

There are several good options for camping, budget hotels and luxury hotels in Kasol. Make your pick, and stay overnight at Kasol.

  • Mobility:
    Local Govt. Bus, Taxi, On Foot
  • Highlight:
    Coniferous trees, Roaring Parvati River, Unconventional Cafes and Crowd, Manikaran
  • Food Options:
    Restaurants, Cafes, Dhabas
  • Accommodation Type:
    Resort, Star Hotels, Budget Hotels, Luxury Camping and Regular Camping
NOT TO BE MISSED :
Foreign cuisines at the cafes
Place 2
Place 3
DAY 3

Kasol to Kheerganga

Duration - 8 Hours

One hour drive from Kasol to Barshaini, from where the much-awaited guided trek to Kheerganga starts. Your hopes are never too high for this leg of the trip, as view after view leaves you spellbound and wondering at nature’s marvels. Take a dip in the natural springs, and every once in a while sit and relish the spectacular visions all around. The views from here are amazing and way better than the places at the lower altitudes. Sink yourself in nature as you trek along the valley of mist and bloom with turquoise streams flowing by.

Options for camping are available here. Overnight stay at Kheerganga.

  • Mobility:
    On foot (From Kasol to Bharsheni by local bus or Taxi and from Bharsheni to Kheerganga on foot)
  • Highlight:
    Shiv Temple, Rudra Naag Waterfall, Bath in hot water spring and lots of interesting rock formations
  • Food Options:
    Nutritious Indian food at the camp site
  • Accommodation Type:
    Camping
NOT TO BE MISSED :
Stars Studded Sky, Hot water spring
DAY 4

Kheerganga to Tundabhuj (3200m)

Duration - 6 Hours

This trek to Tundabhuj is covered with trees of pine and is heavily wooded. Tundabhuj, located at an altitude of 3200 metres, is the upper limit for the pine forest and one of te most beautiful places of the Parvati Valley. There is an abundance of Bhuz(Birch)trees, high altitude fir, willow scrub and pure silver birch trees here.

Camp at the lush green campsite. Take ample rest to recharge yourself for the next day’s excursion.

  • Mobility:
    On foot
  • Highlight:
    Dense forests and flower-strewn meadows
  • Food Options:
    Groceries will be carried by the guiding team and dinner will be prepared at the camp site.
  • Accommodation Type:
    Camping
NOT TO BE MISSED :
Flowery meadows
Place 4
Place 5
DAY 5

Tundabhuj to Thakur Kund (3400m)

Duration - 6 Hours

The Tundabhuj to Thakur Kund trek is challenging, as it is steep and difficult in some sections close to Thakur kund, but has its own rewards. Situated at an altitude of 3400 metres, this area lies within the Kanawar wild life sanctuary, and therefore one may cross small Himalayan brown bears at the lower altitude and wild sheep or snow leopards at high altitude.

Enjoy the thrilly atmospherics with forest-covered mountain slopes around and the wild beings not too far, and an occasional hoot or cry from deep down the woods is just their way of saying a courteous ‘hello’ 😉 . Overnight camping at Thakur Kund.

  • Mobility:
    On foot
  • Highlight:
    Parvati River, lush forests, magnificent meadows and orchards
  • Food Options:
    Groceries will be carried by the guiding team and dinner will be prepared at the camp site.
  • Accommodation Type:
    Camping
NOT TO BE MISSED :
Kanawar wild life sanctuary
DAY 6

Thakur kund to Pandu Pul (3700m)

Duration - 6 Hours

The Thakur kund to Pandu Pul is a little hard but spectacular trek towards the campsite. Located at an altitude of 3700 metres, Pandu Pul (bridge), a grassy campsite, has been named after some unique rock bridges which are said to have been built by Mahabharata’s Pandavas.

Relax yourself after the day’s strenuous trek, and enjoy the cool peaceful night, under the starry sky, & far far above the busy world. Overnight camping at Pandu Pul.

  • Mobility:
    On foot
  • Highlight:
    Medicinal plants & flowers
  • Food Options:
    Groceries will be carried by the guiding team and dinner will be prepared at the camp site.
  • Accommodation Type:
    Camping
NOT TO BE MISSED :
Unique rock bridges
Place 4
Place 5
DAY 7

Pandu Pul to Mantalai Lake (4074m)

Duration - 6 Hours

Trek to Mantalai lake through the beautiful flower speckled grasslands begins next day. Mantalai, situated at an altitude of 4074 metres is the source of River Parvati and therefore, could also be called the source of beauty of the Parvati valley. There is an abundance of quartz and semi-precious gems around here, although picking up rock souvenirs from here is not allowed.

Overnight camping at Mantalai.

  • Mobility:
    On foot
  • Highlight:
    Glacial lake of Mantalai, Flower speckled grasslands and Rock cave
  • Food Options:
    Groceries will be carried by the guiding team and dinner will be prepared at the camp site.
  • Accommodation Type:
    Camping
NOT TO BE MISSED :
Abundance of quartz and semi-precious gems
DAY 8

Mantalai to Pandu Pul

Duration - 6 Hours

Same as Day 7

  • Mobility:
    On foot
  • Highlight:
    Medicinal plants & Flowers
  • Food Options:
    Groceries will be carried by the guiding team and dinner will be prepared at the camp site.
  • Accommodation Type:
    Camping
NOT TO BE MISSED :
Unique rock bridges
Place 4
Place 5
DAY 9

Pandu Pul to Thakur Kund

Duration - 6 Hours

Same as Day 6

  • Mobility:
    On foot
  • Highlight:
    Parvati River, lush forests, magnificent meadows and orchards
  • Food Options:
    Groceries will be carried by the guiding team and dinner will be prepared at the camp site.
  • Accommodation Type:
    Camping
NOT TO BE MISSED :
Kanawar wild life sanctuary
DAY 10

Thakur kund to Tundabhuj

Duration - 6 Hours

Same as Day 5

  • Mobility:
    On foot
  • Highlight:
    Dense forests and flower-strewn meadows
  • Food Options:
    Groceries will be carried by the guiding team and dinner will be prepared at the camp site.
  • Accommodation Type:
    Camping
NOT TO BE MISSED :
Flowery meadows
Place 4
Place 5
DAY 11

Tundabhuj to Kheerganga

Duration - 6 Hours

Same as Day 4

Retrace your journey of the Day 4 to Day 7, relive the experiences, sights and sounds of Pandu Pul, Thakur Kund, Tundabhuj & Kheerganga – this time with the romance of a new aquaintance. 🙂

Overnight camping at all the respective destinations.

  • Mobility:
    On foot
  • Highlight:
    Shiv Temple, Rudra Naag Waterfall, Bath in hot water spring and lots of interesting rock formations
  • Food Options:
    Nutritious Indian food at the camp site
  • Accommodation Type:
    Camping
NOT TO BE MISSED :
Stars Studded Sky, Hot water spring
DAY 12

Kheerganga to Kalga

Duration - 5 Hours

Guided trek to Kalga village begins the next day. This tiny village is an offbeat destination, with a very few houses but abounding in natural beauty- a perfect for those looking to enjoy himalayan views, solitude, nature and sunshine. Awaken your senses, and make the most of your stay in the serene, beautiful village of Kalga.

Options for only budget hotels are available here. Overnight stay at Kalga.

  • Mobility:
    On foot
  • Highlight:
    Various waterfalls, Apple tree garden
  • Food Options:
    Cafes & Resturant
  • Accommodation Type:
    Budget Hotels and Regular Camping
NOT TO BE MISSED :
Orchards of apples and apricots
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Place 5
DAY 13

Kalga to Delhi

Duration - 15 Hours

Walk to Barshaini from Kalga, from where taxis and Govt. buses for Bhuntar are easily available. Departure from Bhuntar for Delhi the same day, to reach Delhi the next morning. The Himalayan adventure reaches it end, and you are sure to return with some awesome memories and a rejuvenated self.

  • Mobility:
    On foot till Barshaini, after that Taxi or Local bus till Bhunter, Then Deluxe Non AC Bus, Deluxe AC Bus, Semi Sleeper Volvo Bus, Tempo Traveller, Taxi to Delhi
  • Highlight:
    Journey ends with changing landscapes and weather
  • Food Options:
    Highway Eateries
  • Accommodation Type:
    N/A
NOT TO BE MISSED :
N/A
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