Haridwar, Uttara khand – India
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Mt. Deo Tibba at 6001 M is the second highest peak of the Pir Panjal range in the Kullu valley, lying to the southeast of Manali above Jagatsukh village. As per local beliefs, Deo Tibba is the assembly site of the gods and the ‘Devtas’ are believed to sit on this peak. Although it qualifies as a serious mountaineering expedition with a huge ice cap on its summit, it has a relatively easy approach and logistics. Being just over 6000 M, Mt. Deo Tibba has an extensive ice cap at the peak but the actual summit happens over a snow hump located at the edge of the ice plateau. This expedition involves crossing over an icy pass, towards a glacier with a rocky moraine at a steep slope of about 55 degrees which requires fixed ropes to traverse this obstacle safely. Due to its challenging terrain and expedition style trekking, Mt. Deo Tibba expedition is meant for experienced trekkers with prior knowledge of mountaineering techniques such as the use of ice axes, crampons and roping up procedures. This expedition is perfect for any aspiring mountaineer intending to train for 6000M+ peaks in the Indian Himalayas. Stay on this page for everything you need to know about the Mt. Deo Tibba expedition including route map, itinerary, temperature chart, photos, videos, and reviews.
Kuari Pass today is recognized as a spectacular snow trek but only six years ago it wasn’t
such a sought-after winter adventure. The trail, chockablock with powdery slush snow in
the winters was casted out as an option for obvious reasons. Since no snow safe itinerary
was sketched out, not many people ventured in these parts until Trek the Himalayas
founders Rakesh and Sandeep brought together a group of four to explore the depths of
Kuari after snow.
This is an event of March 2011.
Opening the Reverse Route
Trekkers to Kuari usually started from Ghat village before Rakesh and Sandeep’s winter
trail came into force. The former route passed through a series of hamlets and winded
away in the lush bugyals of Gorson and Auli.
Though the former route has always been a success in summer, TTH navigators weren’t
sure of it in heavy snow. Attempting to find a safer and better way to snow summit, the
TTH recce team for the very first time in organized trekking history hiked the reverse
route to Kuari during winters.
Gaining a head start in the trek starting from Dhak Village near Joshimath, they ambled
up a rough trail to first camp. Right beside a sweet flowing stream at Chitrakhana and
exposed to a gallery of glittering snow peaks, it was quiet a site to camp at! Watching the
sun rise and set over Dronagiri from this point had been an affair of absolute ecstasy!
Later, on their after-lunch stroll, Rakesh and Sandip chanced upon the Talli Top
highland. The walk fitted perfectly for an ideal acclimatization activity according to the
“climb high, sleep low” credo. From up here, the Garhwal Himalaya peaks shone like a
dream and there was so much bliss radiating from Talli Lake!
Next morning, they found their way through thickets of oak and rhododendron inside
Talli forest and discovered a clearing by waters. What a perfect place for second
campsite by God’s design!
A Safe Snow Trail
Summit was kept for day 4. As the team moved through Talli Forest, snow started to
thicken. To ensure safety, crampons were strapped on. The cliff side was submerged in
soft snow but chances of accident were next to nothing as the cliff did not have a steep
The recce team okayed the trek for an easy level one after examining the safe snow trail
and connectivity to local villages. Tugasi, the village nearest to the Kuari trail is 4-7 km
on mixed terrain from where snowline starts in the winters. This means, fast evacuation
and SOS to villages is certainly possible in times of emergency.
Temple Sites and Rest Points
Snowfields go on far and wide never seeming to end. The only points of mark our recce
men could find were scattered sites of worship. One such welcoming site was chosen for
having lunch on the way. There, a bright yellow flag was waving in the air. “Jhandidhar”,
the local guide related the name of the place.
Way Back through Bugyals
After an exhilarating summit, coming back to the forest camp was mildly tiring but the
next day’s relaxed descent through the rolling bugyals of Gorson to Auli made up for it.
The burnt sienna grass of the bugyals highlighted starkly against the whiteness, making a
splendid canvas of contrasting colors. March marked a beautiful turn in the seasons and
our TTH explorers were really glad they had chosen this time for the trek.
The recce men concluded that Kuari Pass trekked in the winters from the reverse end of
the familiar trail is all about the quintessence of a snow trek. There was snow laden
forest camping grounds, snow fields to play in, and a vivifying panorama of snow peaks
surrounding throughout the trek. You get to experience trekking in crampon and other
snow gear and soak in the beautiful feeling of standing in falling snow. What else is there
to ask for? Today, our trekking community knows it by the name of “Winter Kuari `Pass
Trek”— a complete experience of winter in the Himalayas!
Day 1: From Haridwar To Joshimath
Stop At: Ganga-Sacred confluence of river Alaknanda & Bhagirathi RIvers, Devprayag India
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: TCP Market Joshimath, Chamoli 246443 India
Duration: 14 hours
• Breakfast: Oat meal /Parantha/Puri Sabji/Bread sandwich served with seasonal fruits/Boiled egg.
Juice,choclate/biscuits with seasonal fruit some days.
Same Menu will be Served all Days.
Same Menu will be Served all Days.
Day 2: From Joshimath To Chitrakantha
Accommodation included: Overnight at Chitrakantha in Twilight Camps.
Day 3: Trek From Chitrakantha To Tali Top
Pass By: Chitrakantha Peak, Raigari, Uttarakhand 246483, India
Accommodation included: Overnight at Tuli Top in Twilight Camps located right in the middle of the Forest.
Day 4: Trek From Tali Top To Kuari Pass Via Khullar And Trek Back To Tali Top
Accommodation included: Overnight at Tuli Top Camps.
Day 5: Trek From Tali To Joshimath Via Auli /Via Same Route
Accommodation included: Overnight at Joshimath in Guest House/ Lodge
Day 6: Drive From Joshimath To Haridwar
Stop At: Har ki Pauri, Upper Road, Haridwar 249401 India
No accommodation included on this day.
- Departure: Haridwar Jn, Purusharthi Market Road, Shikhu Pur, Devpura, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249401, India
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Not recommened for travellers for people who has no previous trekking experience or who has not induldged before in any kind of physical activities.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- 6x Breakfast
- 6x Dinner
- 6x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 5 nights
- Accommodation during trekking in Twilight Camping on twin or triple sharing basis along with all the camping gears like sleeping mattress, blankets and other related items.
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- First aid Medical kit is provided.
- Permits of treks where permission is to be taken.
- Qualified & experienced Trek leader, Guide and support staff.
- No kind of insurance or medical expenses are included.
- Any kind of personal expenses or for porters or ponies are not included.
- Transportation charges Before and After the Starting and Ending Points of the Excursion Respectively
- Any other food & beverage charges other than food menu are not included.
- Any other costing involved due to any kind of natural calamity, forced circumstances are excluded
- Returns to original departure point
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading “Important Information”. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
- Hotel for pick up
- Weights for helicopter tours
- Choice of times for tours
- Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.
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