Difficulty Moderate
Duration 8 Days
Highest Altitude 14,600 ft
Minimum Age 18 Years

Miyar Valley Trek

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Difficulty Moderate
Duration 8 Days
Highest Altitude 14,600 ft
Minimum Age 18 Years

In the remote region of Lahaul, a valley filled with flowers hangs quietly, escaping the attention of trekkers. The route to this valley alternates between remote mountain valleys, quaint villages, and flower beds dominated by the overwhelming presence of Himalayan orchids. This valley is Miyar Valley.

 

Trek Fee:
12,950 + 5% GST
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Trek Fee

12,950
+ 5% GST

This fee includes everything from basecamp to basecamp. See Inclusions and Exclusions

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What Happens After You Regsiter

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS

  1. Pickup and Drop from Manali – Reach Manali a day in advance. Next day, we will pick you up from Rambaugh Circle at 10.00 am.
  2. Backpack Offloading – Not carrying your own backpack costs you an additional Rs. 1750+ 5% GST for the entire trek. Please note – Your offloaded backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kg. Suitcases/strollers/duffel bags won’t be accepted for offloading.
  3. RT-PCR Negative Certificate: Mandatory for Indiahikes treks. Without it you will not be allowed to trek. You are exempted only if you’ve had two doses of vaccine.

Miyar Valley Video

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Expert Speak

Arjun Majumdar
As one of the veterans of the trekking community in India, here's Arjun Majumdar, the founder of Indiahikes, talking about the remotest trek of our country.
- Arjun Majumdar, Founder & CEO

I must have been 9 when I first witnessed the spectacle of Lahaul. I remember us snaking through the dusty roads sitting in a Jeep. The desert setting had stunned even a 9-year-old like me.

I was there because my father worked for the State Bank of India. He was inspecting remote branches of the bank in Lahaul. Somehow, he fought all ends to take us along with him. He knew the value of these travels.

As a young boy, I was mesmerised. I couldn’t believe barren mountains could have snow-capped summits. I could not imagine that in a land where no trees grow, there can exist a lush oasis teeming with life and colour. That image stayed with me as I grew up.

Later when I started trekking, I longed to see Lahaul once again. Somehow none of our expeditions ventured around Lahaul. It was too far and inaccessible.

Then around 10 years ago, in the early years of our explorations at Indiahikes, we launched the expedition to the Kugti Pass. The trek climbed famously over a 16,000 ft pass to drop down to the heart of Lahaul.

And there I was, the same 9-year-old mesmerized by what I was witnessing. It was as if time had stood still. The snow-dusted brown mountain tops, the valleys, and the oases were the same.

But there was more this time. I noticed the serene Buddhist culture. I noticed the harmony in the villages. I noticed how every village did not scatter beyond an understood perimeter.

And then I saw the colours.

Colours beyond the realms of imagination. I could not imagine brown with green. Or white with purple or yellow with orange. They were startling!

Recently, our teams have been exploring Lahaul. I think we are poised to open one of the greatest treks in Lahaul soon. But deep down, I wish I was part of this exploration. The 9-year-old is still mesmerised.


Highlights of Miyar Valley Trek

The S-shaped Miyar valley sits in between Zanskar and Chamba. It is nearly 75 Km long. The Miyar glacier is nearly 36 km long all the way till Kang La (17,600 ft pass to Zanskar). 

At the snout of the glacier are seven crystal clear blue ponds. They are considered to be sacred by Buddhists.

 A confluence of rivers and farming villages

The Miyar river confluences with the Chandra Bhaga river near Udaipur village, which along with Trilokinath in Tunde are much-sought-after pilgrimages in the Lahaul and Spiti region. The open valley supports multiple glacier systems that extend from the Miyar glacier onto Kang La Jot which lies at an altitude of 17,939 feet. 

The much-revered peaks of Neverseen Tower and Castle Peak are within a 2 km radius from the Miyar Glacier. The Miyar Nala broadens at the end and functions as a support system to the farming villages in this region.

Adventurous River Crossings

River crossings also set this trek apart. You frequently come across wooden bridges on this trek. Crossing each one is an adventurous experience because you cross the rickety wooden bridge with a furious river roaring beneath you.  At two sections, there are no bridges. But the flow of the water can easily be negotiated. Just be prepared for the ice-cold temperature of the water. 

Thriving Flora and Fauna of the region

The natural vegetation mainly involves Juniper trees, Willow trees, Pine trees, Cedars, birch trees, Alder trees, Poplar trees, colorful Orchids, lupins. The region also attracts a lot of birds post-summer, So you will get to hear them constantly. If you speak to the local shepherds you will hear stories about snow leopards attacking their sheep. Also, the region is full of wildlife, you will find blue sheep near the rocks of Zardong.

Rare Mountain Views

Miyar Valley also offers views of certain rarely-seen mountains. They include the Castle peak, the magnificent Menthosa peak, and also Tharang  I, II, III.

A peek at an ancient travel route

The valley near Tharsang goes towards Keylong via Tarsar Lamo pass. In the ancient past, people used to use this route to travel from Udaipur to Keylong via this route. This colorful valley showcases hanging glaciers, snowfields, waterfalls, flat rock faces, fold-type mountains, various orchids, nameless snow-capped peaks.

Trek Fee

12,950
+ 5% GST

This fee includes everything from basecamp to basecamp. See Inclusions and Exclusions

View dates / Register

What Happens After You Regsiter

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS

  1. Pickup and Drop from Manali – Reach Manali a day in advance. Next day, we will pick you up from Rambaugh Circle at 10.00 am.
  2. Backpack Offloading – Not carrying your own backpack costs you an additional Rs. 1750+ 5% GST for the entire trek. Please note – Your offloaded backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kg. Suitcases/strollers/duffel bags won’t be accepted for offloading.
  3. RT-PCR Negative Certificate: Mandatory for Indiahikes treks. Without it you will not be allowed to trek. You are exempted only if you’ve had two doses of vaccine.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Manali to Udaipur (Acclimatization Day)

Pick up point: Rambaugh Circle | Time: 10.00 am

Drive distance: 109.5 km | Duration: 3 hours (via Atal Tunnel) | Cost per vehicle – Tempo Traveller: Rs 6,500, Sumo Rs 5,000. To be shared among trekkers using the vehicle.
Altitude gain: 6,725 feet to 9000 feet

| Note: The cost of stay at Udaipur is not included in the trek fee.

Day 2: Drive from Udaipur to Shukto. Trek to Doksa

Drive distance: 21.6 km | Duration: 50 minutes
Trek distance: 2 km  | Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Altitude gain: 9,000 feet to 12,080 feet

Day 3: Doksa to Yoling

Trek distance: 7.5 km | Duration: 5-5 hours
Altitude gain: 12.080 feet to 12,388 feet

Day 4: Yoling to Zardong

Trek distance: 12 km | Duration: 6-7 hours
Altitude gain: 12,388 feet to 12,782 feet

Day 5: Zardong to Palpu

Trek distance: 7 km | Duration: 3-4 hours
Altitude gain: 12,782 feet to 13,008 feet

Day 6: Palpu to Gompa via Miyar glacier snout

Trek distance: 15 km | Duration: 7-8 hours
Altitude gain: 13,008 feet to 14,599 feet to 12,732 feet

Day 7: Gompa to Doksa

Trek distance: 12 km | Duration: 7-8 hours
Altitude loss: 12,732 feet to 11,400 feet

Day 8: Doksa to Shukto. Drive from Shukto to Manali 

Trek distance: 2 km | Duration: 1 hour
Altitude loss: 12,080 feet to 11,400 feet
Drive distance: 140 km (approx) | Duration: 5 hours | Cost per vehicle – Tempo Traveller: Rs 6,500, Sumo Rs 5,000. To be shared among trekkers using the vehicle.
You reach Manali by 2 pm. 

| Note: The cost of travel from Shukto to Manali is not included in the trek fee.

Manali to Shukto Map

Pro-Tips: Travel to basecamp

Best Way to Reach Manali: Option 1: Land at the Chandigarh airport and directly head to Sector 43 (which is the main Interstate bus terminal of Chandigarh). You get AC airport buses to Sector 43, from just outside the arrivals. It is about 10 kms and the buses run every half hour or so. A ticket costs Rs 60 for these buses.
Option 2: If you are flying to Delhi, take the bus before 6 pm from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to the Manali Bus Stand. It is a 13-14 hour bus journey from Delhi to Manali. Take a bus that leaves Delhi at around 5.30 pm. Use HRTC or Himachal Tourism buses. They usually run on time.

Onward journey: You travel through Atal Tunnel, and take a break at Udaipur (Cost of travel till Udaipur and stay at Udaipur is not included in the trek fee). The next day you continue the journey to your basecamp, Shukto from where you start trekking. 

Return journey: While coming back, you cover the entire distance of Shukto to Manali in one go. You reach Manali by 2 pm. (The cost of this journey is not included in the trek fee)

Know Your Miyar Valley Trek

We have always wanted trekkers to be well-informed before they go on a Himalayan trek. Knowledge is the difference between a safe trek and a dangerous one. It’s also the difference between a wholesome experience and a surficial experience.

Use this section to learn about the Miyar Valley trek. It has in-depth information about each day of the trek, what to expect, and how you need to prepare for it. Many years of expertise have gone into this content. Don’t miss the ‘Frequently Asked Questions' section. Trekkers find that extremely useful.

How Each Day Looks Like

Complete Trek Guide

Day 1: Drive from Manali to Udaipur (Acclimatization Day)

Drive distance: 109.5 km | Duration: 3 hours (via Atal Tunnel) | Cost per vehicle - Tempo Traveller: Rs 8,000, Sumo Rs 6,500. To be shared among trekkers using the vehicle.
Altitude gain: 6,725 feet to 9000 feet
Reach Udaipur by 4 pm.  

The drive from Manali to Shukto goes through Atal Tunnel. Notice the drastic change in terrain, landscapes, and climate. Lahaul is a place of mystic beauties.

Watch out from the window and spot famous pilgrimages and sights such as Triloknath mandir (At Tunde), Tandi (where the confluence of the rivers Chandra and Bhaga happens). 

One can clearly see the stark contrast between the Lahaul and Kullu regions of Himachal. Going through the Atal tunnel is like entering a wormhole where you enter two different worlds through this portal. The drive goes alongside Chenab river going through loose sedimentary rocky sections and steep folded mountains, All around you are snow-capped mountains, The vegetation for the most part is coniferous trees and some shrubs.

Notice the fields in this region. The locals of Lahaul grow food crops, majorly iceberg lettuce.

The most beautiful part of the road trip would be to witness waterfalls on your left at Sissu. Tandi is where the road diverts to two places one is Leh Manali highway and the other toward Udaipur. Tandi is also the place where two rivers confluence namely Chandra and Bhaga.

Udaipur before 1695 was known as Margul, is the sub-divisional headquarters of Lahaul and gets its name from Raja Udai Singh of Chamba. Udaipur is famously known for Triloknath and Margul Devi Temple

Day 2: Drive from Udaipur to Shukto. Trek to Doksa

Drive distance: 21.6 km | Duration: 50 minutes
Trek distance: 2 km  | Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Altitude gain: 9,000 feet to 12,080 feet

The road ends at Shukto. You cross a suspension bridge that hangs over Miyar Nala to enter Kanjer village. This is the last village on the route. It is 31 km from Udaipur. There are 13 villages inside this valley. 

This region has three distinct types of soils: Alluvial, Hill type, Meadow type. The region supports cultivation only from the month of June to September. The villagers mainly grow iceberg lettuce, seed potatoes, apples, sea buckthorns, cauliflowers, barley, asafoetida, medicinal plants such as Kuth (Saucerrea lappa), mannu (Innu Racemosa).

From here the trail starts in a series of switchbacks while farms accompany you all the way to the first campsite i.e, Doksa. Apparently, the place has a beautiful water stream nearby. Also, the flat meadow is used by locals to play cricket on occasions.

You also find many steep rockfaces around this region which has attracted the attention of rock-climbers.

The best part of Doksa campsite is that you get to view Lahaul’s second-highest and most beautiful peak, Menthosa. It is known as the crown of Miyar valley.

Day 3: Doksa to Yoling

Trek distance: 7.5 km | Duration: 5-5 hours
Altitude gain: 12.080 feet to 12,388 feet
Trail type: Goes through the village route with farmlands on the ride. You cross a river bridge and also come across a cricket ground.

The trail starts with initial descent and goes through a bridge. After a small climb again there is descent, You will be walking across shrubs of Juniper trees. The trail is well defined for the most part. The initial descent takes you into a valley of juniper shrubs. Then comes a slightly steep section towards stupa for almost 20min, From here on the trail goes up and down, for the most part, post Stupa it's gradual. The region starting from stupa is called Thanpattan.

Most part of this region is flat meadows surrounded by rocky mountains. The trail passes by Tharang basecamp. Tharang is a Massif with tree mountain tops which are seen clearly when looking back from Zardong onwards. The trail goes through a section of purple fleece flowers also known as lupins.

The trail goes through phases of different colors.

Yoling is located near a forest hut and it sits in a place which is completely flat meadow and there is a water stream crossing by which makes it prettier. If the evenings are clearer, The mountains around go through different color phases. The location makes it ideal to play games.

Day 4: Yoling to Zardong

Trek distance: 12 km | Duration: 6-7 hours
Altitude gain: 12,388 feet to 12,782 feet
Trail type: Start with a descent, followed by a steep section towards Stupa. After that the trail is gradual. Landscape frequently changes colour.

The trail starts with initial descent and goes through a bridge. After a small climb again there is descent, You will be walking across shrubs of Juniper trees. The trail is well defined for the most part. The initial descent takes you into a valley of juniper shrubs. Then comes a slightly steep section towards stupa for almost 20min, From here on the trail goes up and down, For most part post Stupa it's gradual. The region starting from stupa is called Thanpattan. The most part of this region is flat meadows surrounded by rocky mountains. The trail passes by Tharang basecamp. Tharang is a Massif with tree mountain tops which are seen clearly when looking back from Zardong onwards. The trail goes through a section of purple fleece flowers also known as lupins.

The trail goes through phases of different colors. Yoling is located near a forest hut and it sits in a place which is completely flat meadow and there is a water stream crossing by which makes it prettier. If the evenings are clearer, The mountains around go through different color phases. The location makes it ideal to play games.

Day 5: Zardong to Palpu

Trek distance: 7 km | Duration: 3-4 hours
Altitude gain: 12,782 feet to 13,008 feet
Trail type: Starts with level walk, then 20 minute steep climb to Gompa Nala. Leads into an undulating boulder section, descends into a flat open valley with flowing Miyar Nala.

In the course of the whole trek this is a slightly more challenging day, The trek initially is a flat walk and then there is a  10-15min descent to the bridge. From the bridge there is a 20min steep climb towards Gompa and to the right is Gompa Nala. A little ahead you will find a shepherd's hut and around is a small water body which is also known as Gompa lake. 

 From the shepherd’s hut for 30min the route gradually descends towards a flat meadow patch. From here a stretch of boulder section comes which again takes you up and down, the section gets slightly tricky because you will be walking over the edges at certain points. Also the ups and downs across boulder sections can get slightly tiring. But the steep pyramidical mountains surround you all around. Eventually the route descends down to a flat region alongside the river, Here the best part is to feel the beach type walks and the constant gushing water.  As you move more inwards the valley, the valley after every Nala gets wider and grander. Everywhere you look around there are valley openings. The trail is covered with multiple types of flowers. Eventually from a distance you will start to notice a meadow patch which is bounded by huge boulders and that's Zardong. Zardong is located in a spot where it is surrounded by Boulders. The place is stunning with views around.

Day 6: Palpu to Gompa via Miyar glacier snout

Trek distance: 15 km | Duration: 7-8 hours
Altitude gain: 13,008 feet to 14,599 feet to 12,732 feet
Trail type: Level walk by the stream. A few boulder patches.

The route walks alongside the river, Major portion involves flat walks. We come across the region by the name Chhudong. Chhudong is a huge meadow patch which is located right next to the river. The river here is very soothing and wider than anywhere else along the trek. The murky water on your right goes  all the way to the snout. Since the valley has an active river running in between the valley, by just walking along-side the river it is well marked and easily noticeable, it's hard for anyone to get confused about the route. After the flat meadows of Chhudong, the valley squeezes with boulder patches. Then comes the cold stream from a valley right to you. Here the Stream comes from the same valley which also has Never Seen Tower and Castle Peak. Again the trail gets flatter and you walk next to the river. After a while again the boulder patches with few water streams need to be negotiated. Palpu is located near Castle peak which again is a very beautiful campsite which offers a good view of the valley and Tharang peaks. From here if the weather is clear the chances of viewing Menthosa is also high.

Day 7: Gompa to Doksa

Trek distance: 12 km | Duration: 7-8 hours
Altitude loss: 12,732 feet to 11,400 feet
Trail type: Moderate-difficult. Boulder patches near Kesar Yon Chu and Gompa. Steep climb between Zardong and Gompa. You also have 3 icy-cold river crossings today.

On this day we will go to the snout of the glacier which comes after going through a boulder section and a stream Eventually you reach a place which is the last small meadow patch located near seven icy ponds, this place is known as Kesar Yon Chu.  From here on the actual glacier starts. The snout of the glacier is just 30 min from the ponds.

Once you have reached the snout, Spend a good amount of time. Then return back from here on the same route.  There are two more river crossings on the way back.

From Chhudong the region is flat and you are walking alongside the river. After this, you come across the tricky portion till Gompa. You ascend and descend multiple times. Finally, once you reach Gompa nala. 

You are done with the trek is done for the day. From the vantage point, you can see both sides of the valley.

Day 8: Doksa to Shukto. Drive from Shukto to Manali 

Trek distance: 2 km | Duration: 1 hour
Altitude loss: 12,080 feet to 11,400 feet
Trail type: Easy. Short level walk. 

Drive distance: 140 km (approx) | Duration: 5 hours | Cost per vehicle - Tempo Traveller: Rs 8,000, Sumo Rs 6,500. To be shared among trekkers using the vehicle.
You reach Manali by 2 pm. 

Walking towards the Thanpattan region is beautiful and looks like Clint Eastwood's movie scenes. For kilometers, it's flat walks. It's quite dramatic to walk back.

How to Plan Your Travel

Quick Guide on How to Reach the Basecamp

It is great to see you going on the Miyar Valley Trek, one of the most dramatic crossover treks in the Himalayas. While it is a great trek to do, you need to get your travel plan worked out perfectly.

Here is a step-by-step guide on what to do next. Use this guide and nothing else to plan your travel.  

Here’s a quick view on how to plan your travel

Day zero (the day before Day 1): Book your air ticket to Chandigarh or Delhi. If Chandigarh, proceed to Sector 43 and take a bus to Manali. If Delhi, book an overnight bus to Manali. 

Day 1: Manali to Udaipur (9,000 ft) drive 

You need to report to Keylinga Inn at 11.00 am. There is a registration process followed by lunch. You will then proceed to Udaipur. Cost per vehicle – Tempo Traveller: Rs 8,000, Sumo Rs 6,500. This is not included in the trek fee. It is to be shared by trekkers and paid directly to the driver.

Day 2 to Day 7: Drive from Udaipur to Shukto. Trek the Miyar Valley trail

Day 8: Shukto to Manali; 5-6 hours drive. You are expected to reach Manali around 2.00 pm. Due to the monsoon conditions, we advise you to book your return from Manali only after 8 pm. 

Day 9: Book return flight/train ticket from Chandigarh or Delhi or Bhuntar. Do not book plane tickets to your hometown from Delhi/Chandigarh/Bhuntar on Day 6.

| Important points to note:

1. While getting to Manali, we recommend you arrive a day earlier and stay in Prini area. Staying at Manali gives you a well deserved rest for the night. Plus you avoid the traffic snarls in the morning. 

2. On your return, your trek ends at Shukto. Shukto is a small village where the road ends. We again arrange for the transport for the return to Manali on the same day. You reach Manali by 2 pm.  

The cost per vehicle for Manali to Shukto is Rs 8000 for Tempo Traveller andRs 6500 for a Sumo, back to Manali on the next day. There is no part charges applicable. 

3. During peak monsoon, the roads in and around Himachal are prone to landslides. They get cleared within a few hours, however there are delays and slow traffic. We recommend you reach Manali a day early and return a day after your trek to mitigate any delays due to the rains. 

2. Planning your onward flight/train booking

If you are travelling from Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai or any other city, book your air tickets for Day Zero, which is the day before Day 1 on the itinerary.

Example: If your trek start day is 25 September, then book your air tickets for 24 September to either Chandigarh or Delhi. 

There are two options for your flight tickets.

Option 1: Fly directly to Chandigarh.

We recommend this. It gives you an added rest day at Manali. It also makes your travel time less. However, if the cost of the flight ticket to Chandigarh is too high, book to Delhi and travel to Manali by bus.

| Tip: Land at the Chandigarh airport and directly head to Sector 43 (which is the main Interstate bus terminal of Chandigarh). You get AC airport buses to Sector 43, from just outside the arrivals. It is about 10 kms and the buses run every half hour or so. A ticket costs Rs 60 for these buses.

Always target to reach Chandigarh by around 7.30 pm. It takes an hour or so to get out of the airport and get to ISBT in Sector 43. Getting a bus connection to Manali may take about half an hour or so. It is usually an 9-10 hour bus journey to Manali (294 kms on mountain roads).

Avoid reaching Chandigarh post 7.30 pm, unless really pushed to it. Use HRTC or Himachal Tourism buses. They usually run on time.

Tip: Avoid taking buses that are expected to reach Manali after 9 am. The route is prone to very bad traffic jams. Often with 3-4 hour delay.

Pro Tip: If you are in a group of 3-4, then it may make sense to take a taxi from Chandigarh airport to Manali directly. A taxi charges about Rs 3,200 for the trip. You can book a taxi from Goibibo or Ola in advance. We use this system often.  

Option 2: Flying to Delhi

Flying to Delhi may be a lot cheaper than getting to Chandigarh. Make sure to book a flight that reaches Delhi by 4.00 pm. You must arrive in Delhi on Day Minus One and not on Day 1.

| Note: If you notice the difference in air ticket prices between Delhi and Chandigarh less than Rs 1,000 then book directly to Chandigarh. The rest and shorter travel time is worth the difference.  

Bus to Manali: Take the bus before 6pm from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to the Manali Bus Stand. It is a 13-14 hour bus journey from Delhi to Manali. Take a bus that leaves Delhi at around 5.30 pm. Use HRTC or Himachal Tourism buses. They usually run on time. 

| Pro Tip: Avoid taking buses that are expected to reach Manali after 9am. The route is prone to very bad traffic jams. Often with 3-4 hour delay. 

Option 3: Flying to Bhuntar

Flying to the Kullu Airport is a risky and expensive option as it is a small airport and flights can get cancelled easily if the weather is bad. Make sure to book a flight that reaches before 9.00 am. You must arrive in Delhi/Chandigarh on Day Minus One and not on Day 1.

Cab to Manali: There are cabs available right outside the airport. They will charge around Rs. 2500 from Bhutar to Prini (Manali).

Tip: Keylinga Inn, your pickup point, comes before you enter Manali. So give your driver the hotel location and not Manali.

3. Planning your return flight/train booking

Booking your return tickets require some thought. First, always book your return ticket keeping in mind the monsoons. It generally causes delays in the mountain roads with slower moving traffic. 

Option 1: Flying out from Chandigarh

Assuming you have stayed at Manali the day before, take a bus to Chandigarh. Book a flight that flies out of Chandigarh post 8pm. It takes about 10 hours to travel from Manali to Chandigarh by bus. And a further one hour from Chandigarh ISBT at Sector 43 to Airport by bus. 

You get buses at Manali bus stand from 8.30 am onward.

Tip: You can also choose to share a cab with 3-4 fellow trekkers from Manali to Chandigarh.

Option 2: Flying out of Delhi

Assuming you are not staying overnight at Manali, you get buses to Delhi starting in the evening at 5 pm from Manali Bus stand. The travel time to reach Delhi ISBT is around 14-15 hrs. If you are booking a flight from Delhi and taking a bus, then book a late morning flight post 9 am. 

Tip: Experience the different cafes in Manali and take a night bus after 9pm to Delhi. Then onward flight to your cities on the evening from Delhi. 

Option 3: Flying from Bhuntar (Kullu Airport)

Book return flight from here on Day 7. Again, this is an expensive and risky option due to the monsoon season. Flights can get delayed or cancelled.

Cab to Bhuntar: Pre-book your cab to the airport. They will charge around Rs. 2500 from Prini (Manali) to Bhuntar. Your hotel can help you arrange for the cab.

4. Planning your hotel/stay

Booking stay at Manali is fairly easy. There are quite a few hostel options available around Old Manali. 

| Tip: Book around Prini area if you arrive a day before your trek date. And for after the trek, book stay around Old Manali. 

Hotel options at Manali

Keylinga Inn

Your pickup and drop point has rooms that you can stay at. A decent hotel to spend a night in Manali. The cost is around Rs 1100 for a double bedroom.

Pro-Tip: You can rent a room here for a few hours to freshen up for Rs. 250 per head. It is best if you share a room with a few others from your batch. 

Website: http://www.keylinga-inn.com/.
Location:
https://goo.gl/maps/8SR7JMYYg6NBNqCM9

Hotel Peak View
This is right opposite your picku point Keylinga Inn. The cost is Rs 800-900 for a one-night stay.

Contact Number: 0124 398 6193
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/wJQdAVz58UvXr9T47


Hotel Rock Sea
This is a moderate priced hotel close to the bus stand. You can book this is you are taking a morning bus. The cost ranges from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,200 for a  double bedroom. The cost varies according to the seasons.

Website: https://www.oyorooms.com/15461-oyo-rooms-oyo-9912-hotel-rock-sea-manali/.
Location:
https://goo.gl/maps/SCrw9LJKajJi7adH6

Hotel Mount View

It is a moderate priced hotel close to the bus stand. You can book this is you are taking a morning bus. The cost ranges from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,200 for a  double bedroom. The cost varies according to the seasons. 

Website: https://www.oyorooms.com/45840-oyo-rooms-oyo-23533-mount-view-manali/.
Location:
https://goo.gl/maps/LaxXKyi3p7pNiPQG9

You can also look up Hostel World for good budget options in Old Manali. The price varies from Rs. 200 to Rs. 350 per head for a dorm room. 

Network Connectivity

There is no network connectivity on this trek.On your return, you will get network near Atal Tunnel and Manali only.

How Difficult is Miyar Valley Trek

A reality check on the difficulty level of this trek

At Indiahikes, while rating a trek difficulty we consider a number of factors. These include, altitude gained every day, length of trek everyday, highest altitude, nature of the terrain, weather etc. Base on this we rate a trek as easy or difficult or somewhere in between.

Miyar Valley Trek is a moderate trek on a difficulty level ranging from easy to difficult.

You start from Manali which is at an altitude of 6,725 ft and reach an altitude of 14,599 ft in a matter of 8 days.

For the most part though, it is an easy hike through the valley.

However, the terrain becomes difficult as you get closer to the pass. The pass crossing day is a long walk of almost 9 hours.

This makes the trek a moderate one. It is a good trek for fit first timers.

You will need at least 4 weeks of solid preparation for this trek. You can begin preparation by going for brisk walks and then do brisk jogs to improve your cardio. Your target should be to cover 5 km in 37 minutes comfortably by the start of the trek.

Is Miyar Valley Trek Safe?

Defining Safety Standards of Trekking

Yes. Miyar Valley is a safe trek to do. Provided you have done your research, prepared well, and are well-equipped and carrying the necessary trekking gear. 

Having said that, there are multiple factors that impact your safety on a trek like Miyar Valley. We, at Indiahikes, have listed those factors and described them in great detail.

Safety on Miyar Valley Trek - Terrain wise 

The good news is that the terrain at Miyar Valley trek does not have many sections that pose a major safety challenge.  

There are a couple of risky sections are stream crossings and a steep boulder section between Zardong and Gompa.

1. River crossings on the way to Gompa:

You will cross three streams on the sixth day of your trek. This is the longest day when you are going from Palpu to Gompa via Miyar Glacier. One river crossing is while you are going to the glacier. Two others you encounter as you are returning and trekking to Gompa.

2. Boulder Section just before you Reach Gompa

From Chhudong the region is flat and you are walking alongside the river. After this comes the tricky portion till Gompa where you ascend and descend across boulder regions for a while.

Safety of Miyar Valley Trek - Altitude wise

The Miyar Valley trek starts rather high at 11,400 ft. During the trek, you climb to 14,599 feet. This high start makes you susceptible to altitude sickness in the first couple of days itself.

Keeping that in mind, we at Indiahikes have planned the route in a way that helps mitigate the risk of AMS:

- The night spent at Manali at 6,725 feet. 

- The hike from Doksa to Yoling is a shorter altitude gain - roughly 300 ft. This gives you ample opportunity to rest and acclimatize before the long summit day.

- Overall, the campsites are placed well within a normal altitude gain for each day.  With a steady pace, the chances of getting AMS are lesser.

However, there are still chances of getting hit by AMS.

Trekkers usually complain of a headache or tiredness mixed with perhaps lack of appetite or sleep.

If you are trekking with Indiahikes, at any point in the trek, especially around Palpu/Gompa, inform your trek leader about your condition immediately if you feel any symptom of AMS. All Indiahikes trek leaders are trained to take care of your health and safety during medical emergencies of any sort. 

In case of AMS, early detection and treatment can ensure your successful trek completion. 

If you are trekking on your own, the immediate step to take would be to start on a curative course of Diamox which is 250mgs every 12 hours followed by ample rest.  The earlier you treat these symptoms, the higher the chances of recovering and completing the trek.

If the symptoms don’t alleviate after treatment, it is best to head down to Shukto immediately. (if you haven’t crossed the pass).  Do not continue the trek if any of the symptoms persist. 

You might also notice its symptoms while descending from the pass on the other side if your body hasn’t adjusted to the altitude. In such a case, descend to Manali immediately.

Here’s a Complete Guide to Acute Mountains Sickness

What Is Acute Mountain Sickness? A Quick Look At AMS, HAPE And HACE
How To Treat Altitude Sickness – AMS, HAPE, & HACE
How To Prevent Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), HAPE and HACE
3 Life Saving Drugs You MUST Have To Tackle Altitude Sickness – AMS, HAPE and HACE

 

Safety of Miyar Valley Trek - Weatherwise

The trek is safe for all the 4 months of the year it is open - from June to September. 

However, there are a few times where you need to be careful.

First is early in the season in June, when there is a lot of snow on the trail. It can get slippery. However, this can be managed with the right gear - microspikes, gaiters, etc.

Second, in the months of July and August, rain is a common occurrence. The rain too makes the trail slippery and tricky. Moreover the force of water at river crossings can increase too making it challenging to cross them.

In both cases make sure to get a firm footing before you take the next step. Follow the instruction of your trek leaders.

Protip Place your foot firmly on the ground and make sure your feet are not slipping and you’ve got a good grip before you take the next step. Do not be in a hurry to ascend or descend but take a second to be mindful of your steps.

The trek can get extremely cold resulting in cold-related injuries.  But this can be tackled with the right winter gear, right technique of layering and good insulation techniques.  

Exit points on the Miyar Valley Trek 

Miyar Valley Trek being a pass crossing trek has limited exit points. You need to come down to Udaipur which is 31 km from Kinjar, the last village on the trek.

Closest Hospital To Miyar Valley 

Udaipur CHC: Tandi-Kishtwar Rd, Jahalma, Udaipur, Himachal Pradesh 175142

| Note: As India’s safest trekking organization, we ingrain safety aspects in the people we work with, in the processes that we follow and in the equipment we carry. Here’s how we at Indiahikes are ensuring that we make you trek the safest

What To Take

A Packing Check-List

What to take on the Miyar Valley Trek

Miyar Valley trek is a high-altitude trek. In monsoon, the temperatures drop to negative temperatures. You'll need enough warm layers and accessories to keep you warm and help you trek comfortably. So pay careful attention to this entire section. 

First, The Essentials. You cannot do the trek without these.

1. Trekking Shoes

Miyar Valley Trek requires trekking shoes that are sturdy, have good grip, have ankle support and can handle snow. Here is a quick video on how to choose your trekking shoes.

| Buying Tip: The Trek series and MH series are good options by Decathlon. They are tried and tested. There really isn’t any necessity to buy the higher priced models. Here is a list of other budget shoes that trekkers are using.

| Rental: We have the Trek series and the MH series by Decathlon available on rent from the Indiahikes store. They are already broken into and in good condition. Rental shoes are not dirty or unhygienic. This is how they are kept clean. Rent here.

2. Backpack

For a trek like Miyar Valley Trek, you need a 50-60 litre backpack. Make sure your backpack has good hip support, shoulder support and quick access pockets. Here is a guide on how to choose a backpack.

| Buying Tip: Wildcraft, Decathlon and Adventure Worx usually make good backpacks. While Wildcraft has more expensive ones, the other two brands have budget-friendly backpacks to choose from. 

| Rental: The 48 litre backpack by Adventure Worx is available on rent from the Indiahikes store. They are custom-made for our Himalayan treks. Rent them if you don’t have a backpack. Rent here.

3. Clothes

Wearing layers is the mantra in the mountains. Layers give you maximum protection from all elements. And when the weather changes in the mountains (as it happens every few hours), you take take off or put on layers as required. 

Base Layer: 3 T-Shirts

Wear one T-shirt and carry two. Carry full sleeve dry-fit T-shirts (preferably collared). These prevent your arms and neck from getting sunburnt. In the rarified air on the trek, especially at high altitudes, UV rays can burn you in no time.

Dry-fit T-shirts quickly dry your sweat, they are easy to wash and in case of a rainy day, they dry quicker. Round neck T-shirts are ok, but collared ones are better.

| Cotton or Synthetic? As Indians, we love cotton. Down in the plains when the heat is a blistering 40°C it makes sense to wear cotton. But it takes a long time to dry when it gets wet. In the mountains, where it is cooler, synthetic is what you wear. They wick sweat rapidly and keep you dry. (But they do tend to smell quickly, so carry a roll-on deodorant with you.)

| Buying Tip: You can get dry-fit T-shirts from Decathlon. Also, stores like Reliance Trends, Max have dry-fit T-shirts. They don’t usually cost much.

| Pro Tip: If you are extra susceptible to cold, you could get a set of thermal inners. In our experience, wearing two T-shirts over another works as a better thermal. And they save you weight and space, since you’re already carrying them. 

3 Insulation Layers

The highest altitude you reach on this trek is 14,065 ft. At these altitudes it can get freezing cold even in the middle of summer. You will need at least 2 insulation layers for this trek.

You will need 1 pair of inner thermals, 2 light fleece layers or 1 thick fleece layer. Do not get your grandma stitched sweaters, which can be very heavy. You need sweaters and fleece jackets that can fold into compact rolls.

1 Outer Layer: For your outer later, a padded jacket serves the purpose here. You don’t really need a water resistant material. But you need an outer padded jacket that keeps the wind and cold out. Ensure your padded jacket has a hood as well.

| Do you need a down/feather jacket? Not really. A regular padded/shell jacket will do. This video here will help you to learn more about the difference.

| Note: Down/feather jackets are really not available these days. Many jackets masquerade as down/feather jackets. They are essentially fine polyester-filled jackets. They mimic the function of a down jacket but are usually expensive.  

| Rental: Padded jackets made by Fort Collins are available on rent at the Indiahikes store. They are custom made for Indiahikes and trekkers find them terrific, even in winter. Rent here.

Trek Pants

A minimum of one pair and maximum of two pairs of trek pants should suffice for this trek. Wear one pair and carry one just in case it rains/snows. Trek pants with zippered cut offs at the thighs are very suitable for treks. Also, choose quick-dry pants over cotton. They dry up soon even in the cold climate.

| Buying Tip: Go for pants with zippered pockets. They come in handy to keep your phone, handkerchief or pocket snacks.

| Track pants or Trek pants? Stretchable track pants make a good backup and can double up as your thermal bottoms. But track pants are not trek pants -- so don’t use them as your main outerwear. Keep them only as a backup. 

Mandatory Accessories, without these too you won’t be able to do the trek.

These accessories are mandatory. Don’t go to Miyar Valley trek without them. Trekkers generally put off purchasing / borrowing the accessories for the last minute. We suggest the opposite. Start gathering these accessories first. 

1. Sunglasses

Sunglasses are to prevent snow blindness. A small overexposure to direct sunlight on snow can lead to snow blindness (about a half hour’s exposure). That’s because fallen snow is like thousands of mirrors that reflect direct UV rays. So you need sunglasses with UV protection

| Wearing Tip: Wear sunglasses if the trekking day is bright and sunny (on open sections, meadows). On a snowy section you must absolutely never take off your sunglasses until the section has been fully crossed.

| Buying Tip: Try getting sunglasses that wrap around instead of those that have openings on the side. Even peripheral UV ray exposure is not a good idea.  

| If you wear spectacles: If you wear spectacles, you can get oversized sunglasses that you wear over your regular glasses (available at Decathlon). If that is cumbersome, photochromic lenses work equally well. Here’s a quick guide on managing sunglasses with spectacles.

| Contact lens users: If you use contact lenses, you can use them on the trek too. The lens solution will not freeze. You will also not face any problems in changing your lens in your tent. Just carry enough cleaning solution with you to clean your fingers well. Wear your sunglasses over your contact lens. Read this article for more guidance on managing contact lenses on treks.

 2. Suncap

A sun cap is mandatory. Trekking without a sun cap can lead to headaches, sun strokes, quick dehydration and a sharp drop in trekking performance. 

| Tip: In the mountains, the general rule is to keep your head covered at all times. During the day a sun cap protects you from the harsh rays of the sun (it is doubly stronger with naked UV rays). A sun cap keeps your body temperature in balance. In the evening/early morning, the reverse is true. Your head loses your body heat quickly. A woolen cap prevents heat from dissipating from your head.

| Pro Tip: Sun caps with flaps are a blessing for trekkers. They cut out almost all UV leaks. They prevent sun burns in every possible way. They are a lot more effective than sunscreen lotion. A wide-brimmed sports hat also helps to prevent sunburn in a big way. 

3. Synthetic Hand Gloves

On a trek like Miyar Valley trek, you’ll need gloves to grip something or to steady yourself. You also want the gloves to keep you warm. Get synthetic hand gloves that have waterproofing on the outside and a padded lining on the inside. If you find the combination difficult to get (not likely), wear a tight fitting fleece hand glove inside a synthetic hand glove. Hand gloves are mandatory on this trek.   

4. Woollen Cap or Balaclava

Ensure these cover your head. In the cold mountains, you lose maximum heat from your head, not from your hands, feet or the rest of your body. Which is why you need to keep your head protected, especially when the sun is down. Early mornings, late evenings, a cold trekking day are when you must use your woollen cap.

Your ears are sensitive too, so a woollen head cap that covers your ears is absolutely essential. A balaclava is a modern version of the woolen cap. It covers your ears, neck and parts of your face as well. If you get woollen cap that only covers your head, you will need a neck warmer or a woolen scarf.

5. Socks (4 Pairs)

Apart from three to four pairs of sports socks, take a pair of woollen socks. Sports socks give you cushioning plus warmth. Again the mantra is to wear synthetic socks or at least a synthetic blend. Cotton socks soak in water and sweat. They are very hard to dry.

As for woollen socks, they help you to keep warm and snug in the night. If you cannot get woolen socks, wearing two sports socks serves the purpose as well. 

6. Headlamp

Trekkers are often confused about whether they need to get a headlamp or a handheld torch. You need to get a headlamp because it leaves your hands free to do other activities. On the Miyar Valley trek you’ll need your hands free to wash dishes, pitch tents and hold your trek poles. 

| Buying tip: Ensure your headlamp covers a wider area and is not too focused as a single beam. On a trek, your headlamp must help you see around you as much as ahead of you.

| Rental: Headlamps are available on rent on the Indiahikes store. Rent here.

7. Trekking Pole (A Pair)

Trekking poles give you stability and balance. They reduce your energy consumption by almost 40%. On the Miyar Valley trek there are steep ascents and descents. A pair of trekking poles will make the difference between a comfortable and a strenuous trek. In India we tend to use a single trekking pole. However, two trekking poles give you greater stability and balance. They also increase your walking pace.

| Rental: Imported side-locking trekking poles are available on rent on the Indiahikes store. Rent here.

8. Rainwear

On a trek, the weather can change quickly. A bright sunny day can turn into a downpour in a matter of minutes. Carry a poncho or a rain jacket to tackle this. A poncho is a big rain cover with openings for your arms and your head. It is extremely effective because it covers both you and (partially) your backpack. It is extremely light and weighs next to nothing. 

| Pro Tip: Rain jackets are more streamlined and less cumbersome but weigh more. Rain pants are really not required. Dry fit trek pants dry quickly even if soaking wet.  

| Rental: High grade ponchos are available on rent on the Indiahikes store. Rent here.

9. Rain Cover for your Backpack

Backpacks are your life. You carry all your dry clothes, your warm gear in your backpack. It is important that your backpack stays dry at all times. Modern backpacks usually come with built in rain-covers. If your back pack does not have a rain-cover, ensure you get a rain cover by either (a) buying a rain cover (b) or cutting a large plastic sheet to the size of your backpack. You can roll the plastic sheet around your backpack and keep it in place with a string or elastic.  

| Pro tip: It's good practice to compartmentalise your clothes, accessories and other things in plastic covers inside your backpack. That way, even if it rains and your backpack gets wet, your things are water-proof inside the backpack.

10. Daypack (20-30 litre, optional)

Some trekkers opt to offload their bags to a mule on the Miyar Valley trek. While we do not encourage this practice, in case you opt for offloading, then carrying a daypack is mandatory. In your daypack you carry essentials like water bottles, rainwear, emergency medicines, headlamp, some snacks and a warm layer. Your main backpack that carries most of your equipment is accessible only at the campsites. 

A daypack is a smaller backpack that is usually of 20-30 ltr capacity. Laptop bags are not daypacks. Do not get them. 

Other Mandatory Requirements

1. A Toilet Kit

Keep your toilet kit light. Carry just the basics -- toothbrush, toothpaste, small soap, toilet tissue roll, a small moisturiser, lip balm, and a roll-on deodorant. You will not be able to have a bath on the trek, so don’t overload on soaps and shampoos.

| Pro Tip: Carry miniature-sized items. You will not need more than that. If you’re travelling in a group, share one toothpaste for all.

| Pro Tip: Avoid getting large toilet rolls. The smallest size roll is more than enough for a trek like Miyar Valley. 

| For Women: If you are likely to have your periods on your trek date, don’t worry about it. You can use your pads, tampons or menstrual cups on the trek. There will be toilet tents where you can get changed. Make sure you carry ziplock bags to bring back your menstrual waste. Don’t leave behind any waste in the mountains. Watch this video to learn how to dispose your sanitary waste.

2. Cutlery

Carry a lunch box, a mug and a spoon. Your lunch box must be leak proof. You are expected to wash your own cutlery. Trekkers often expect Indiahikes to wash their cutlery. When you allow Indiahikes to wash your cutlery, your cutlery becomes part of a mass washing system. You immediately invite germs, bacteria to settle on your cutlery. Incidence of stomach disorders rises exponentially.  

| Pro Tip: Carry stainless steel cutlery. Avoid fancy high grade plastic cutlery. Stainless steel cutlery is infinitely easier to wash in cold water. Grease is easier to remove and hygiene is at the highest. 

| Two 1 litre bottles or a 2 litre hydration pack: Miyar Valley trek has many hours of trekking everyday (approximately 6 hours). You need to carry two one litre water bottles to keep yourself hydrated over the distance. If you are used to a hydration pack, then that is ok too. If one among the two bottles is a lightweight thermos, then that helps you to store warm water on a really cold day or for late evenings and early mornings.   

| Rental: You could rent lightweight thermos flasks from the Indiahikes store. Rent here.

3. Plastic Covers

Carry 3-4 old plastic covers to keep your used clothes. You could use them even for wet clothes. Re-use old plastic bags for this and do not buy new ones.

Personal Medical Kit

Carry these medicines with you, easily accessible at all times. Do not take any medicine unless you have consulted your trek leader

  1. Diamox (1 Strip): Be on a course of a half tablet Diamox starting from Delhi every 12 hours (125 mg). Carry on the medication until you descend down to Yamunotri. Being on a preventive course of Diamox greatly reduces the chances of Acute Mountain Sickness on the Miyar Valley trek.   
  2. Dolo 650 (5 tablets): This is a paracetamol. It helps to tackle fever, mild pain
  3. Avomine (4 tablets): Carry this especially if you are prone to motion sickness. Pop one half hour before the start of your road journey.
  4. Combiflam (5 tablets): Take a combiflam if you get a sudden twist of the leg or a muscle strain. It is a pain reliever. It also contains paracetamol. 
  5. Digene (4 tablets): Take it if you feel the food that you’ve taken is undigested. Alert your trek leader immediately. It could be a sign of AMS. 
  6. ORS (6 packs): Consume a pack of ORS water at least once a day, usually mid day when you are in the middle of your trek. It replenishes essential salts lost while trekking.  Tip: It also makes cold water easier to drink.
  7. Knee Brace (optional): Carry this if you are prone to knee injury or have known issues of knee pain.

Our trek leaders carry a high altitude medical kit with them which also consist of Life Saving Drugs. If there is an emergency our trek leaders know how to tackle it. Meanwhile, contact your trek leader before consuming any of these medicines listed here.

| Pro Tip: We find that these medicines by trekkers are rarely used. But you cannot do away with them. At the end of the trek please donate unused medicines to your trek leader. Some of these medicines get distributed to villages on the trek and some are added to the Indiahikes medical kit.   

Mandatory Documents to Carry

These are documents required for legal purposes by Indiahikes and the forest department. Without any of these, you will not be allowed to trek.

  1. Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Anything such as a driver’s license, Aadhar card, passport will do. This is required by the forest department for your identification.  
  2. Disclaimer certificate. This is a legal requirement. Download the PDF, read carefully and sign it. This must be handed over to your Trek Leader during registration at the base camp - Download PDF
  3. Medical certificate. There are two sections in this. The first part must be filled by a practising doctor. The second part must be filled by you. Without the medical certificate the forest department will not issue permissions for your trek. It is also a requirement by Indiahikes - Download PDF

| Pro tip: Keep important documents in a clear plastic cover and slide them into the inner pocket at the back of your backpack. This keeps them from getting wet. 

Here’s a quick info-graphic to give you an overview of everything you need in your backpack.

How to Get Fit for Miyar Valley trek

A Step-by-Step Fitness Guide to Preparing Well for the Trek

The Miyar Valley trek is classified as a moderate trek . You trek up to an altitude of over 14,599 ft. You start from an altitude of 11,400 feet at Shukto and reach the highest point of 14,599 feet at the snout of the Miyar Glacier.

ATTENTION: There will be a fitness screening after you reach the basecamp. If your fitness is not up to the mark, your Trek Leader can take the call to not take you forward on the trek.

Cardiovascular endurance
This trek requires a good amount of cardiovascular endurance. You can begin by jogging everyday. Start jogging at a slow pace and then keep increasing your pace day by day. In order to be prepared for high altitude trek, you should have a combination of distance and speed targets.

Here’s a fitness routine that works:

  • -->Target completing 5 km in 40 minutes when you begin.
  • -->Gradually increase your pace by running 4 times a week and bring it down to 5 km in less than 37 mins.
  • -->If you are 45 years old and above and are comfortable with long distance walking than jogging, then before you go on the trek, you should be able to walk at least 10 km at a stretch. Target completing this in 90 minutes.
    If jogging is fine for you, your target should be completing 5 km in 45 minutes. As you get closer to the trek date you should be able to cover 5 km in under 40 minutes
  • -->If you are somebody who prefers cycling over running, your target must be to cover 22 km in 60 minutes.

Here's a guide to help you get fit for the trek.

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One month trek fitness routine for moderate treks

Working out indoors
If you can't go out and jog because of time and space constraints, here's a video you can use to work out indoors.

Inclusions and Exclusions

What You Need To Know About Your Trek Fee

Here is what the trek fee includes:

  1. Accommodation – Stay is included from Day 2 to Day 7 (Doksa to Doksa). You will be camping on all days of the trek.
  2. Meals – All meals from lunch at Shukto on day 2 to breakfast at Shukto on Day 8 are included. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
  3. Camping charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
  4. Trekking equipment – You will stay in high-quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Our high altitude sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC. We provide ice axes, roped, microspikes, gaiters etc. as required.
  5. Safety equipment – First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies.
  6. Services of an expert Trek Leader – All our trek leaders are qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses.
  7. Services of an expert Trek Team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of well-trained guides, cooks, helpers, and porters.

Here is what the trek fee excludes:

  1. Food during transit to and from the base camp – The trek fee does not include meals purchased during the drive to Shukto or return from Shukto.
  2. Transport – We will arrange for transport in shared cabs from Manali to Udaipur on Day 1. And from Udaipur to Shukto on Day 2 of the trek. Cost per vehicle - Tempo Traveller: Rs 8,000, Sumo Rs 6,500. To be shared among trekkers using the vehicle.
  3. Stay at Udaipur on Day 1: The approx. cost per room could be around Rs. 500.
  4. Backpack offloading charges – If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 1,750 + 5% GST. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kg. Suitcases/trolleys/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that charges will vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching Shukto/Manali (Rs. 350 per day inclusive of tax).
  5. Stay at Manali on the last day 
  6. Personal expenses of any kind

Anything apart from inclusions

Frequently Asked Questions About Miyar Valley Trek

Can I bring luggage I do not require on the trek and leave them somewhere before the Miyar Valley trek begins?

Yes, we have an option of leaving behind extra luggage you do not need on the trek, at Keylinga Inn. Ensure you leave no valuables (laptops, cash, electronics) in this luggage. There is no extra charge to leaving this luggage at the base camp, and you do not have to pre-book it anywhere.

Is it safe in Manali?

Yes, Manali is a safe hill-station to be in because it is a popular tourist destination, buzzing with people from various nationalities almost throughout the year. You will find a range of hotels (for all budgets), cafes, eateries popping up at every turn.

What is the best way to reach Manali?

There are overnight buses from Delhi and Chandigarh to Manali. It takes 12 to 14 hours for the bus from Delhi to reach Manali. The journey from Chandigarh is shorter by a couple of hours. 

So the best way to get there would be to fly to Chandigarh / Delhi and take a bus to Manali.

Is there any electricity on the Miyar Valley trek?

There is no electricity throughout the trek. The only place you’ll find a plug to charge your phone or camera batteries will be Udaipur (in Himachal Pradesh) before and after the trek.

Therefore use your electronic equipment wisely. Fully charge your batteries before leaving your hotel and use your electronic equipment minimally.

Another thing to note the cold temperatures drain the batteries faster. Having extra batteries or power banks helps.

Available dates

We will open up dates shortly. Click here to see other similar treks that might have dates.

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