Himachal – the topography of an intricate chain of mountain ranges and a wanderer’s kaleidoscope for culture, arts and language is a must-do backpacking in India. Has a Himachal Backpacking trip crossed your mind anytime? A tour to Manali-Kasol-Jibhi tops them all, the adrenaline rushes like no other! The visit to the prominent places of Parvati valley, Manikaran, Solang valley, Sarsoli lake and Jalori Pass and the magnificent Kasol fills you up with authenticity of raw Himachal and experiencing the so called ‘hippie life’ of Parvati!
Himachal Backpacking - An Overview
Day 1: Overnight Travel from Delhi to Manali
Day 2: Manali arrival. Manali Local sightseeing. Night stay in Manali
Day 3: Manali sightseeing and Solang Valley. Night Stay in Manali
Day 4: Kasol Cafe hopping and Night Stay
Day 5: Kasol sightseeing. Departure for Jibhi
Day 6: Jibhi to Jalori pass and Sirolsar Lake. Departure for Delhi
Day 7: Arrive in Delhi by morning
The journey will commence in Delhi. The pick-up point will be Majnu Ka Tila/RK Ashram Metro Station by 6.00 PM. We will start our overnight journey from there and we will be in the first spot, Manali around 10 AM. Along the way, get to know your new backpacker, share interests, and get some sleep for the big hike days ahead.
Today, we plan to embark on a local sightseeing tour of Manali, beginning with a visit to the Hadimba Temple. This ancient cave temple is believed to be approximately 500 years old and holds great historical significance. Additionally, we will explore Manali Mall Road and indulge in café hopping in the charming Old Manali area. Our day will conclude with a delightful dinner and an overnight stay in Manali.
We will depart for Solang Valley, a haven for adventure enthusiasts, after enjoying an early morning breakfast. Upon reaching the valley, travelers can indulge in various activities such as Zorbing, Skiing, ATV rides, Paragliding, Zipline, and more, at their own expense. After a thrilling experience, we will traverse the iconic Atal Tunnel and explore Sissu, a picturesque valley nestled in Lahaul, subject to weather and time constraints. We will then return to Manali for dinner, followed by an overnight stay. Please note that the visit to Atal Tunnel and Sissu is subject to weather and time availability.
After our breakfast in the early morning, we will depart from our hotel and make our way to Kasol, a picturesque village nestled in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Renowned for its unspoiled river streams and lush forests, Kasol is a must-visit destination.
Upon arrival, we will check into our designated hotel and proceed to hike towards Chalal, a charming village that offers breathtaking views of the entire Parvati Valley. In the evening, we will enjoy cafe hopping and explore the vibrant local market.
Later on, we will have dinner and spend the night in Kasol.
After our morning meal, we will vacate our hotel and make our way to the Manikaran Temple and Manikaran Gurudwara. Additionally, we will explore the revered Hot Water Springs in Manikaran, which hold great significance for the nearby residents. Later on, we will continue our journey towards Jibhi, a charming hamlet situated amidst the verdant forests of Tirthan Valley in Himachal Pradesh.
As soon as we arrive at Jibhi in the evening, we will check into our hotel. Following this, we will embark on a tour of the area, taking in the magnificent Jibhi Waterfall, browsing the local market, and sampling various cafes. For dinner, we will be served a scrumptious meal, after which we will spend the night in Jibhi.
Following our early morning breakfast, we will depart from our hotel and embark on a trek to Jalori Pass. This scenic route will lead us to a 360º viewpoint, providing us with breathtaking views of the valley and the Pir Panjal ranges of the Himalayas.
Our trek will continue through Jalori Pass, and we will make a stop at the serene Sirolsar Lake, which is situated amidst beautiful alpine forests. Adjacent to the lake, there is a temple that holds great significance for the locals, where we can pay our respects.
Finally, we will descend and make our way towards Bhuntar/Aut, where we will board an overnight bus bound for Delhi.
Stay Not Applicable
Our tentative arrival time in Delhi is 9 AM early morning. The group will bid farewell to each other with cherished memories from the trip. Thus, the trip comes to an end.
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*Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start
**Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering a refund.
Last-minute cancellations due to work, health issues, etc., any kind of emergencies will not be entertained and no refund or transfer shall be allowed for the same.
You can transfer your bookings to anyone who is willing to join the event to avoid loss of money!
The tickets once booked cannot be moved to any other dates.
In the pandemic everything is unpredictable, and we are doing our best to give you the finest services. We are also abiding by guidelines laid by government for everyone’s safety. In this, if the government issues a lockdown notice 48 hours before the departure date, we will issue full refund. The money will be directly credited to your account.
In another scenario, if lockdown notice is imposed on the departure date, we will secure your amount in the form of credits that you can use for further bookings. Consider it your bank for future bookings. Your money is safe with us.
During/After the Trek: In case of extreme weather conditions, considering trekkers’ safety, a day can be cut or the trek can be called off altogether. There will be no refund in any case whatsoever.
Before the trek: In case we cancel a trek because of natural calamities (thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes) or unexpected political unrest, curfews, local riots, government orders, forest department orders, Plan The Unplanned shall issue a VOUCHER for the full amount of your ticket.
Note: The Voucher has a validity of 1 year and it can be redeemed at any point in time.
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How is the Trip /Trek Organised?
For the proper organization of Backpacking Trips and Himalayan treks, Plan the Unplanned team is associated with a local experienced team that’s registered with ATOAI (Adventure Tour Operators Association of India)
Moreover, we have been working with them for 10 years. Their highly skilled staff with 20+ years of experience, professional local guides and BMC certified trek leaders are the reasons for our continuing partnership with them. The team shall manage all operations, medical and mechanical backup starting from the base location.
Only when we have over 8 bookings from Bangalore, do we send our leaders from Bangalore.
Note: To properly utilize resources, a batch from PTU is clubbed with trekkers who originally book with the local team. This is how all trekking organizations manage their treks. An exclusive PTU batch is only formed when we have a majority of bookings ( over 8 and above ) from PTU