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THE MARCH OF EVE, BEAS KUND

from 78,000.00/-*

In celebration of International Womans Day, The Road Less Travelled presents to you 'The March of Eve' - an all woman's trek to Beas Kund in the Kullu Valley, the heart of the Western Himalayas.

  • Duration 7 Nights & 8 Days
  • Vacation Style All Women Trek
  • Dates 4th March 2018 to 10th March 2018
  • Drive Route CHANDIGARH - MANALI - SOLANG - PANCHANI THACH - BAKAR THACH - BEAS KUND

Highlights of the event :

  • Stay at luxury resorts in Manali
  • Stay in brand new alpine tents during the trek
  • Supply of brand new alpine sleeping bags with fleece inners & air mattresses during the trek
  • Team of Chefs to provide 3 course customised hot meals, 4 times a day, through the trip
  • An advance team travelling ahead to welcome you at each location
  • Services of a astronomy expert to introduce you into the world of the stars
  • Talk by a mountaineering expert on Trekking in the Himalayas
  • Experienced Himalayan Guides assisting you through the walk
  • Experience Himalayan culture through a visit to Kais Village with cultural performances & meals
  • Services of porters to carry our luggage
All about the 'THE MARCH OF EVE, BEAS KUND'

In celebration of International Womans Day, The Road Less Travelled presents to you 'The March of Eve' - an all woman's trek to Beas Kund in the Kullu Valley, the heart of the Western Himalayas.

The Himalayas, rising up in all their majestic north of the plains of India have enticed & enchanted humans since time immemorial. Considered to be over 450 million years old, the Himalayas (meaning abode of snow), have welcomed people warmly into their arms, allowing us to explore various nooks & crannies, & derive joy from the amazing natural scenic beauty that is on offer.

The Himalayas is a chain of mountain peaks & passes that spread from Afghanistan in the west to Arunachal Pradesh in the east, forming a natural boundary between nations since time immemorial. Each section of the Himalayas differs from the other, be it weather conditions, natural beauty or the flora & fauna. But what remains constant is the powerful magnetism that draws travellers time & again into its bosom. It is said that once you are bitten by the beauty of the Himalayas, one keeps looking for excuses & opportunities to keep coming back.

Himachal Pradesh, set in the western Himalayas forms a link between the icy Pir Panjal ranges & the Tibetan Plateau (the highest desert in the world). It is known as the Dev Bhoomi, thanks to its association with various mythological stories of ancient India. It is very popular location with trekkers, offering a number of easy, medium & tough mountain climbs

Beas Kund is one of the most beautiful places in the Dhauladhar range in the mighty Himalayas (Dhauladhar literally means 'the white range'). Beas Kund is a place of historical significance - besides being regarded as sacred. The Beas Glacier & Beas Kund is the origin of the river Beas, one of the 7 rivers of India that Persians referred to as Sapta Sindhu (actually Persians called it Hapta Hindu since the syllable 'sa' does not exist in Persian). From this came the name 'Hindustan'- the land of the Sindhu (Hindu).

The Dhauladhar peaks have a special significance - they are the connecting mountains between the Pir Panjal & Karakoram ranges of the Himalayas & the main body of the Himalayas that spreads across Nepal, Tibet & India.

The trek to Beas Kund offers us spectacular views of the Shitidhar Tibba, Ladakhi Tibba, Friendship Tibba & Hanuman Tibba peaks. One of the most alluring treks in the Kullu region, the trail offers panoramic views of the Pir Pangal range as well, and follows the banks of the river Beas. This is one of the most popular short treks through the Solang valley and takes you through an expanse of picturesque mountain landscapes. This trek is suitable for people for all age groups, and no prior trekking experience is required to join in.

The Tour Package inclusions & exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Stay at Serenity Spa, Manali for 3 nights
  • 2 way private airport transfers in Innovas (4 guests a vehicle)
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of representatives from 'The Road Less Travelled'from Chandigarh to Chandigarh.
  • Bottled Water throughout the trek.
  • All campsite arrangements including high altitude tents, sleeping bags, dining
  • Horses for carrying our duffel bags
  • Air Mattress
  • Services of experienced Trek guides, ski instructors, helpers, porters, 3 cooks with 8 helpers
  • Services of 3 experienced mountaineers for the whole tour
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Air/ Road/ Train charges to reach Chandigarh
  • Phone calls, laundry and tips
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical Insurance
  • Evacuation Costs in case of emergency
  • Extra cost incurred due to delay in transit as a result of inclement weather or civil disturbances.
  1. DAY 1: SATURDAY, 4TH MARCH 2017 CHANDIGARH TO MANALI

    Arrival into Chandigarh airport. Our representatives will meet & assist you to your Innovas that take you to Manali. It's a 300 km drive that takes approx. 8 hours with a halt for lunch. When in Punjab, do as the Punjabis do, i.e. authentic Punjabi cuisine laced with ghee & followed by lassi. Lunch will be at the popular Haveli restaurant en route.

    We check into the picturesque 'Serenity Spa' located at Jagatsukh village, located 15 kms before Manali. A small quaint village, Jagatsukh offers a very warm introduction to the Himalayas, away from the bustle of Manali (which incidentally is only 15 min drive away)

    Dinner & then its lights out to soothe the aching bodies after such a long drive.

  2. DAY 2: SUNDAY, 5TH MARCH 2017 ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

    Post breakfast, the members of this team are introduced to each other. We then depart for a short 3 hour acclimatization trek in Jagatsukh itself. This is the perfect platform where our leg muscles get introduced to mountain walking. We are back to the hotel for a late lunch & relaxation.

    Early evening, we depart to Manali town where one can pick up any winter wear that is missing or some last minute supplies that are needed. Post this we head back to the hotel where we have a team get together over dinner. The itinerary for the next 5 days, the terrain for each day, things to be segregated into the duffel bags & backpacks, the dos & donts of a trek etc. are shared.

    Post dinner, we pack our duffel bags & back packs as per details shared & call it a night early, in preparedness for our trek the next day.

  3. Day 3: MONDAY, 6TH MARCH 2017 MANALI - SOLANG - PANCHANI THACH (3050m) - 8 km/ 3 hrs.

    After breakfast, we drive to the Solang valley up to the Dhundi road-link. Our drive till the Solang Hydel Power project takes 45 min. Solang boasts of some of the best skiing slopes of India and is the starting point of many treks in Himachal Pradesh.

    Our duffel bags get loaded onto ponies, while we carry only our light backpacks containing the items, required for the next 3 hours.

    We begin our walk, gradually ascending from the valley for around 8 km, the road follows river Beas, many times crossing the stream from one side to the other, getting us to Dhundi. The quaint little mountain hamlet that has some mazing scenic beauty to offer, apart from the resonating silence. Dhundi is an alpine meadow full of wild flowers. After a halt in Dhundi for some tea, we continue our walk from Dhundi for a more scenic camping ground at Panchani Thatch.

    Alpine camping tents would be set up here complete with kitchen & dining tents, along with toilet tents. The entire camp would be manned by staff to take care of our needs at the camp site.

    After lunch, we relax at the camp site. Those interested can proceed on short guided tours around the camp side. In the evening, we are introduced to life of the Himalayas via a short interactive session with Mr. Indranil Kar - a leading Himalayan trekker, who, for the past 18 years has followed his passion for the mountains by organising treks & expeditions. Indro, as he is fondly known as, will share his experiences of various treks, in different parts of the Himalayas. His experience, coupled with your inquisitiveness would lead to a very enriching experience. Dinner would be served during the session.

  4. DAY 4: TUESDAY, 7TH MARCH 2017 PANCHANI THACH - BAKAR THACH (3300 m) - 8 km/ 4 hrs.

    We leave after an early breakfast & proceed to Bakar Thach. Today's 8 km. long trek takes us over loosely held boulders and moraines of a dying glacier at places. We continue up to a scenic campsite at the pastures of Bakarthach. Tea & biscuits will be served enroute.

    Bakar Thach, which is a high-altitude meadow, literally means 'shepherd's field'. These enchanting meadows are very popular pastures for the Gaddis - a hardy nomadic tribe of shepherds, and in summer, it's easy to find flocks of sheep grazing peacefully in this pastoral idyll. These sun and wind swept meadows will be a feast for your senses.

    We reach to an already set up campsite, with hot lunch waiting for us. Post lunch, time waits on us, as we spend time relaxing under the sun reading a book or going for short guided walks.

  5. DAY 5: WEDNESDAY, 8TH MARCH 2017 BAKAR THACH - BEAS KUND- BEACH KUND GLACIER (3600m) - BAKAR THACH - 11 kms/ 7 hours.

    We start womens day with the objective of reaching our destination. We will do a circuit trek today approaching the kund through the glacier and come back the other way, back to Bakar Thach. We reach a maximum height of 3600m before we descend down again.

    An early start to the day, after breakfast, and a short climb up the ridge through Bhoj Patr will get us to Beas Kund. Bhoj Patr gets its name number of birch trees (Bhoj Patr in Sanskrit) in the area. We will spend time here at the glacial tarn of Beas Kund - the source of one of the major rivers of north India. The legend is that Sage Vyas, the author of the great epic Mahabharata, meditated here. From the kund, we proceed to the Beas Kund glacier (the snow melt from the glacier forms the Beas Kund). Lunch will served enroute.

    As a part of the trek, led by Harsh Thakur, one of foremost skiers in the Manali region, we introduce you to the world of skiing. The basics of skiing, the dos & don'ts & other aspects covered, each team member is taught to ski down the beginners slopes.

    After a full day of excursion in the Beas Kund plateau, we will come back to Bakar Thach in the evening. Evening is spent relaxing after a hectic day. Early dinner & we relax our tired muscles with an early lights out.

  6. DAY 6: THURSDAY, 9TH MARCH 2017 BAKAR THACH - PANCHANI THACH - 8 kms/ 3 hrs.

    After breakfast we retrace our steps back & reach Dhundi. We will take the same route down to Panchani Thach, but it will be downhill. This is the last day of our camp as tomorrow we reach Manali. After a short trek, we reach our campsite with hot lunch waiting for us.

    Today is a day of celebration, a celebration of successful completion of our trek, a celebration to the hardy lives of the locals, who not just live in such tough terrain, but thrive in them. This evening, around a bonfire, we are introduced to the local culture in the form of Kulluvi folk dancers. The Kulvi dance is an ancient dance form practiced in the Kullu valley (the word Kullu is derived from Kulluvi). This dance is traditionally performed during Dassera - the most popular festival in the Kullu Valley. Dressed in traditional attire, these dancers will perform to the theme of Womans Day titled 'Beti Hai Anmol.' (Daughters are precious). Dinner will be a traditional fare with organic vegetables indigenous to the region, coupled with the local style of preparation.

  7. DAY 7: FRIDAY, 10TH MARCH 2017 PANCHANI THACH - MANALI - 8 kms/ 2 hrs.

    The last day of our trek is a short walk to the Solang Hydel project where we board waiting Innova's to take us to Manali. We check into the Serenity Spa & relax under a hot shower. Lunch will be served at the hotel.

    In the evening, we step out to the Mall Road in Manali to explore. Those interested can visit the ancient Hidimba temple (Hidimba, the wife of the Pandava Bheem & her son Ghatotkacha, are venerated as local deities here). This picturesque temple was made famous in the 1991 hit 'Roja' where the pine filled region & temple was shown as part of the Kashmir Valley.

    Dinner will be at 1947- the most famous café - restaurant of Manali. Famous for its live music & European cuisine (pizza, pastas, breads & of course desserts), 1947 provides us with a fitting finale to a superb week spent, away from the bustling city life, the daily routine & most importantly stress. We join the musicians as they croon to popular & favorite numbers creating an ambience that we will remember for some time to come.

  8. DAY 8: SATURDAY, 11TH MARCH 2017 MANALI - CHANDIGARH

    We leave early in the morning for a drive to Chandigarh. As we drive along, we see the sun rising in the Himalayas. Breakfast will be enroute. We reach Chandigarh in time for lunch. Pals Dhaba (the dhaba is a misnomer, it is actually a well run restaurant), is an institution for food lovers in Chandigarh. As we tuck in on local delicacies, its time to savor the memories of a week that sped by.

    Post lunch, we reach the airport to board our respective flights back.

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TME-CPP-TSB

COST PER PERSON - TWIN SHARING BASIS

78,000.00/-*
* The above costs are exclusive of government mandated taxes.

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