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We really enjoyed trekking at Patalsu peak, if you happen to visit Manali this trek should be a thing that you should never miss out for. A few days sp...
Patalsu peak trek is one of the most amazing treks that I would recommend to my friends and relatives. Of course peak trekking is not of my kind, but t...
About the Patalsu Peak Trek:
An astounding peak that reaches up to 4,220m (13,845ft), the Patalsu Peak boasts of its scenic beauty and enchanting appeal. Located within the close proximity of the picturesque Kullu Valley, this soaring peak makes for an ideal trekking destination and is also one of the most sought after trekking destinations in the region.
With moderate to challenging gradients, it entices a large number of trekkers from across the country. Though considered as a difficult one, the trekkers get rewarded with promising views and an amazing experience on completing this trek.
About the destination:
Nestled at the head of the beautiful Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh, Patalsu Peak climbs up to staggering heights of 4,220 meters to offer unmatched views of the surrounding Himalayan canvas. It is one of the most widely sought after treks in Himachal Pradesh. Though moderately challenging, the Patalsu Peak trek is ideal for very fit beginners. The trek pushes you through some steep inclines, narrow ridges and moraines, sure, but the backdrop of the engulfing snowy peaks make every minute of exertion worth it!
Its moderate level gradients lure herds of trekkers into its snowy folds, with promises of 360-degree views of nature at its best. It also gives you the rush of a summit climb!
The trek starts from the very famous Solang valley, and the trails coil through quaint little hamlets, alpine meadows and beautiful dense forests of oak and pine. It is also not uncommon to spot avian species like Khaleej and morals during the trek. The route to Patalsu Peak is lined with evergreen forests and eventually morphs into a rugged, uneven terrain. Though slightly taxing, the summit is a window to the expansive Himalayan grandeur, with giants like Friendship peak, Manali peaks, and Shitidhar looming up right before you!
The magnificence of the mighty Himalayas lay bare, unveiled for you. Let your senses get lulled into a magical trance, and your soul feel right at peace amidst the wonderland of the Patalsu Peak trek.
Altitude: 13,451 feet
Difficulty Level: Moderate.
Assembling point will be communicated once the package is booked.
After arriving in Manali on the first day, assemble at the decided point and get briefed on the dos and don’ts of the Patalsu peak trekking. Post this, you will be driving towards the Solang Valley.
From the valley, you will trek to the Solang Village, which is the first destination of the trek.
Take the time to explore the village in between the hills and get acclimatized to the weather.
Overnight in camp.
The day will be dedicated towards trekking from the Solang Nulla camp to Shahadugh.
Starting in the morning, the trek for the day will take you through deciduous pine and oak forests, after entering which, the climb becomes slightly steeper. You will catch a glimpse of the Friendship Peak.
Also, as you walk you will get to see a number of rare birds of the Himalayas.
Continuing through these scenic trails, once you reach a stunning-open meadow, you will be at the Shagadugh camp; overnight stay in the camp.
Today, starting with an early morning trek, proceed towards the captivating Patalsu Peak (4,220m).
The meadow will soon end after the beginning of the trek and the forests will hit again.
Trek through the lush and evergreen forests from the Shagadugh camp and trail through the winding and uneven terrains to reach the summit. You will find snow here, even if it is the months of summer.
Arriving at Patalsu Peak, enjoy the panoramic views of the Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, Shitidhar, Friendship and mountains of the Ladakhi and Dhauladhar Ranges.
Capture some of the most delightful moments of your trek so far and start descending back to the campsite for an overnight stay in Shagadugh.
On the last day of this exciting and fascinating expedition, trek back to the Solang Village, from where, you will be finally driven to Manali, from where you can continue on your onward journey and bring the experience to an end.
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Rated : 4.0
We really enjoyed trekking at Patalsu peak, if you happen to visit Manali this trek should be a thing that you should never miss out for. A few days spent over here will be a great rejuvenation for your mind and soul. The whole peak trek was amazing which I enjoyed totally with my cousins. I read reviews saying that this trek is a difficult one, but I never felt so, everything went out smoothly and as per the plan. Trekking and looking at those snow cladded peaks are something that I can never forget.
Rated : 4.0
Patalsu peak trek is one of the most amazing treks that I would recommend to my friends and relatives. Of course peak trekking is not of my kind, but this particular trek had changed my view of it. Peak trekking needs lot of stamina, and our group of friends were able to make it up till the end. If you are a trek freak you will surely such a kind of an adventurous peak trekking.
Rated : 4.0
Last week I happened to visit the kullu valley and had a couple of days left, so we planned for a sudden trip to the patalsu peak trekking. This is the most peaceful and astounding trek in my trekking career. There are various trekking grading in this peak trekking and I being a moderate trekker was fully satisfied with this trip. Overall had a very pleasant and enjoyable trip.
Rated : 5.0
My trekking to this place was above average I should say. We went as a gang of five and I have to say that four of us in our gang were first time trekkers, still all of them were able to cope up with the whole trekking part. We had ample time left for even sightseeing the other places, we roamed and took lot of pictures. I basically liked seeing the whole peak from a very high altitude of 4100km. We actually didn’t plan for this trek, we visited Delhi and my Delhi friend said me about this trek, I immediately took this trek and am totally satisfied.
Rated : 5.0
Our college team wants to thank the whole team who guided and helped us with this trek. Managing so many students would really be a very great task, but our guides did their job well and helped us in a humble and polite manner. We have a very memorable part to share on this trek. We are looking forward for such a trip once again in our near future. The food was served hot and we enjoyed the camping actually. Never knew that we would get such a reliable and delightful trekking experience.
Rated : 5.0
The co-ordinators at the first place did their job of arranging this trek so well, we have no complaints at all on this trek. The greatest moment that made me mesmerized was watching the whole peak from the top of the peak. I never felt like this before. I would love to take up this trek time and again with this gang of organizers. Thank you once again guys for offering me such an amazing trekking expreince.
Rated : 4.0
I never had an experience that touched the ethnic villages, during this trek trail to Patalsu I got a chance to have a great view of some of the great villages like Burwas and shollang. And I have to admit that our travel guide was a very sensible and entertaining man, he guided us well throughout the trip and saw that we were communicated in our local language. The food was served on time and the camp stay was also good. No regrets at all.
Rated : 4.0
To begin with a trek to Patalsu is the best thing that happened in my trekking career. I have been on plenty of treks before, but nothing lured and excited me like this particular one. There are many things that I would like to share over here, the first that is worthy talking about is the way the trek was executed, it was a splendid job guys, the second thing which I liked the most was that every trek was as per the planned itinerary, the timing and schedule was prompt. Thanks for this trek!
Rated : 4.0
The best part I liked about trekking at Patalsu trek is the services provided by my tourist agents. I am basically a last minute rusher, and hence I just packed by back pack with essential clothes and pushed off for this trek without even planning well, but to my surprise my trekking never had any hassle as my agents provided me with all the needed things. The whole trek went over smoothly, I recommend such a trek.
Rated : 4.0
If you want an amazing trekking trail, you have to take up the Patalsu peak trek. The trek was planned well and hence I recommend everyone to take up such a trek if you happen to get a few days off your busy schedule.
The trek follows a circular trail that starts and ends at Solang valley in Manali.
Daytime temperatures range from 7 to 12 degrees, and nights are very cold, with temperatures dropping as low as -2 to 5 degrees. At higher altitudes, nights will be colder.
The cost of Patalsu trek is quite an affordable one as you can book it for almost INR 6,800 per person. The price is variable depending upon the inclusions like the nutritious vegetarian food, trained guide, trekking & camping experience, and several others. Apart from this, you can add up amenities that you wish for and book a complete package for yourself.
Summer months of May - June and post monsoon months of September up to Mid October are ideal for the trek, as the snow level is not too high, and trails are comparatively clearer. Avoid trekking during monsoons, as landslides are very frequent, and the terrain is slippery.
The height of the Patalsu peak is about 4,220 meters above the ground and is one of the most scenic points of the Himalayan range. To cover the distance you need 3 active days that will be worth the efforts when you reach the top point.
Carry at least 3 warm layers including a down feather jacket, a fleece jacket, and clean thermals. Besides that, remember to carry 4 pairs of cotton socks, 2 pairs of woollen socks, 2 T-shirts, and 2 pair of trekking pants. For equipments, carry a torch, headlamp, and a trekking pole. Other necessary equipments like gaiters and crampons will be provided.
The base village of Manali has plenty of cell reception since it is a famous travel destination. Although, the network will fade away a few hours into the trek.
Reaching to the Patalsu peak is an easy one, the trek begins from Solang valley of Manali. From this point, you have to head to Solang Village that will be your first destination. After this, the other day you’ll trek to Shagadugh where you can gape at the wide array of Himalayan birds. Then on the third day will be you hike to the peak for about 5-6 hours which is your final destination.
Yes, diamox can be carried along for the trek, but can be easily avoided if one takes efforts enough to acclimatize well, and regulate water intake. Before starting a course of diamox, PLEASE consult your trek leader
Yes, the Patalsu trek is one of the safest treks for solo travelers even if its a female. Due to the safety if offers along with the picturesque vistas, this trek is gaining importance among the trekkers. On the route, there are checkout points where basic medications are available and in case of severe medical emergencies, one can request a guide for the nearest healthcare center.
Speaking of the September month, this is the best time to visit Patalsu peak as the monsoon ends and the region starts receiving snowfall. The alpine trails are all revived along with the beautiful views of nature. The temperature ranges between 15-degree celsius to 0-degree Celsius and is accompanied by enough sunshine.
Since it gains altitudes of above 14,000 ft., trekkers need to be extremely fit. Trekkers are advised to have one experience of Himalayan trekking before attempting this trek.
The Patalsu Peak trek falls into the ‘moderate to difficult’ category of Himalayan treks. It takes you through steep ascents, narrow ridges, and moraines, which make your trek more challenging. It demands rigorous level of fitness from trekkers in order to adapt better to the physical exertion and lower oxygen levels during the trek.
No, consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited on treks. It leads to rapid dehydration, and can lead instantly to Acute Mountain Sickness. Trekkers indulging in smoking or consumption of alcohol will be asked to leave immediately.
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