This is not a common trail. Throughout the course, the beautiful Alpine scenery associated to high altitude gladdens the heart of a real trekker. There aren't so many trails in India that reach up to 16,600 feet like this one does. It is a real challenge, with long walks, high altitude and walks over snow, moraine, glacier and bottomless landslides, ... and it delights you in every way.
Reception at the airport. Final checks. Departure to Delhi.
Nota: The departure and return can be made from other airports. It is imperative to be in Delhi on the first night. The proposed rate is set based on a departure from Paris and back to Paris.
Arrival at New Delhi International Airport. Transfer to Maharana Pratap Inter-state bus terminus. Bus Deluxe (AC Sleeper) to Dalhousie in the early evening.
Arrival at Dalhousie Hill Resort. Transfer Lall Ji Tourist Resort. Rest.
Excursion to Khajjiar Wild Life Sanctuary. Back to Lall Ji Tourist Resort.
Transfer to the village of Holi, the starting point of the trek. First bivouac.
Long hike to the base of Holi pass. Discovery of very remote Gaddij hamlets.
Short day, passage of Holi pass then down to Lake Manimahesh. Bivouac in Shiva's lands, at the base of Mount Kailash.
Steep rise to Chobu Pass and camp at the foot of Mount Kailash. Day quite technical and dependent on weather conditions.
Down to the charming and picturesque village of Kugti. Bivouac on the edge of it.
Easy hike up to Alyas (base of Kugti pass). Passage through the Kelang temple, meetings with many Gaddij shepherds.
Early morning departure to facilitate the transition of Kugti pass (most likely snowy paths). The last meters are almost vertical and over 5000 meters high. Entry in the district of Lahaul.
Long descent to the river Chenab. Transfer by jeep to Keylong. Accommodation in guest house.
Transfer to Manali. Passage of the legendary Rohtang Pass.
Rest in Manali.
Rest in Manali. (Safety day in case of delay in the program). In the evening transfer to Delhi (Deluxe Sleeper bus).
Arrival in Delhi, little free time. Transfer to the airport.
Landing back in Paris.