Day 1: Reporting Manali. (1800m)
Reporting – Orientation & Briefing of the trek – Trek Preparation & window shopping
(Sufficient time would be given for visiting market and nearby places).
Day 02 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 trek to bakkar thach Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 03 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 –Our campsite will be situated several meters away from Beas Kund, at the base of Tentu Pass. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 04 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. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 05 Base Camp to Advanced Camp (4000m) below Tentu pass
Early 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. we’ll be camping on snow for the next few days Overnight stay in camp.
Day 06 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 07 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 08 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 panaromic 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. Then back to Camp 1 Overnight stay in camp.
Day 09 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.Overnight stay in camp.
Day 10 Rest at Camp 1 at base camp
Today will be a day of complete rest. Spend the day at camp taking in the views, Overnight stay in camp.
Day 11 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. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12 Departure from Manali