Camping near Manali

#1 May 6th, 2016, 13:31
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Hi all,

This is regarding our (I & My Wife) planned trip to Manali in early November. We have in total 4 days to visit in & around Manali. First 2 days we will be in Manali for local sightseeing.

For the next 2 days (Manali to Manali), we are planning for a short camping where we can experience the beauty of the mountains. My wife has no experience of trekking/camping and this would be her first. So, it also should not be no taxing for her.

Request you to kindly suggest some places to make her camping experience worthwhile.

Two places I have thought of right now: Parashar Lake & Chikka.

Thanks.
Niloy
#2 May 8th, 2016, 13:31
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Guyz kindly advice some places.
#3 May 9th, 2016, 14:04
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if in manali, i would suggest 02 days beas kund trek.
day 01: drive till solang. then trek via dhundi till backarthach. overnight
day 02: backarthach - beaskund and back to solang. drive back to manali
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Hi LOWKEY,

Thanks for the suggestion. Beas Kund seems to be doable.

But I have a couple of questions:
1. Weather in November should not be a dampner for the trek, right? How much snow can we expect in the route. Bakar Thach to the Kund snow would be there I believe.
2. Can we drive till Dhundi & then trek till BakarThach on Day 1?
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Originally Posted by pops84in View Post Hi LOWKEY,

1. Weather in November should not be a dampner for the trek, right? How much snow can we expect in the route. Bakar Thach to the Kund snow would be there I believe.
2. Can we drive till Dhundi & then trek till BakarThach on Day 1?
1) you may be able to go till bakarthach only and not beyond that due to snowfall. if by chance you get very heavy snowfall, then dont go at all.

2) Public vehicles are not allowed beyond solang valley as Rohtang tunnel is being built from dhundi onwards (security). so you will have to walk beyond that. however you can talk to ATV/ horse owners in solang valley and they may take you till dhundi as an odd case. but you will have to grease their palm well
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IMHO, Beas Kund should not be undertaken by someone who is mentioning less-taxing trail. Beas Kund terrain can be taxing for a beginner unless the person is really fit.

Not sure about your month restrictions but if possible consider Oct. Camping (or home stay) in apple orchard can be done in Oct; by Nov apples will be gone.

PS: November is way too out in the future to... but that's just me
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Thanks LOWKEY & BLACKFROG.

Actually, I have spoken with a few local guides (Mangatram & Tekchand) and both of them told me that it would be possible in early November. I also know mountains can be unpredictable at times & it might be a risk.
Since, to Novemeber its still some time I will wait to see how it develops.

In October, we Bengalis have Durga Puja & have to be there in Kolkata. So we are planning for early November.
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Originally Posted by pops84in View Post Thanks LOWKEY & BLACKFROG.

Actually, I have spoken with a few local guides (Mangatram & Tekchand) and both of them told me that it would be possible in early November. I also know mountains can be unpredictable at times & it might be a risk.
Since, to Novemeber its still some time I will wait to see how it develops.

In October, we Bengalis have Durga Puja & have to be there in Kolkata. So we are planning for early November.
You are welcome and all the best
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