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Deo Tibba is a technical peak set back in the Manali valley.




Deo Tibba is a technical peak set back in the Manali valley. Deo Tibba trek is a congenial trek that will take us to the grazing grounds of the Gaddi shepherds and the Chandertal Lake (4,480 m).

Overview of Deo Tibba

• Deo Tibba is popular among climbers with good mountaineering knowledge.
• The approach is through the ancient village of Jagatsukh.
• Deo Tibba is a beautiful 6001metre high peak.
• It is situated in the Pir Panjal range of mountains in the Manali area in Himachal Pradesh.
• Deo Tibba consists of an extensive ice cap.
• The actual climb being a snow hump accessible once the edge of the ice plateau.
• The nearest town is Manali to do this trek.
• The trek provides with an outstanding view of Deo Tibba peak (6,001 m) and its huge lynching glaciers.
• This is a stunning sight that excites every trekker.
• It includes ample time for acclimatization.
• Throughout the trip one will be able to experience incredible views of other Himalayan peaks.

The Route:
• Our journey will commence from Delhi to reach Manali.
• Explore Manali to Leh tour.
• A 4 hrs trek will bring us to Setan.
• From Setan our journey will take us to Marhi.
• Here one will explore Beas kund.
• The panoramic views of the places around are rejuvenating.
• From Marhi, while going to Tilgan, one will go through valleys, along steep climb.
• Our last destination will be Manali.
• This route which sinks towards the glacier of Deo Tibba will lead to the village of Nagar.
• One will get to cross wide meadows covered with wild flowers, with dense forests.
Region: Manali-Kullu.
Season: Mid May to June, Sep to Oct.
Duration: 19 Days, (6 days of treks, 7 days of climbing)
Difficult: Moderate
Name of Peak: Deo Tibba
Location: Pir Punjal Range.
Height: 6001M
Nature of the peak: Moderate Technical
No .of days: 12 to 18

Outlined Itinerary

• Day 0l: Manali.
• Day 02: Manali to Chikka.
• Day 03: Chikka to Seri.
• Day 04: Establishment of base camp.
• Day 05: Acclimatization trek.
• Day 06: Snow craft.
• Day 07: Ice craft.
• Day 08: same as day 07
• Day 09: Load ferry to ABC & back to base camp.
• Day 10: Rest & preparation for higher camp.
• Day 11: Move to ABC camp.
• Day l2: Camp-I
• Day l3: Camp-II
• Day 14: Attempt to summit & back to camp -I
• Day 15: Same as Fay 14
• Day 16: Camp-I to Base camp.
• Day 17: Base camp to Chikka.
• Day I8: Chikka to Manali.

Route: Manali- Jagatsukh- Khanol- 2480 mts., Khanol – Chikka- 3160 mts. , Chikka – Seri- 3620 mts., Seri- Tenta- 4070 mts., Tenta- C1- 4500 mts., C1- C2- 5200 mts., C2- Peak- 6001 mts- C1, C1- BC- Chikka- Jagatsukh- Manali

TREKKING TO BASE CAMP

• Jagatsukh village just 6 kms from Manali.
• This is the road head for the trek to base camp.
• It is a 3 or 4 day approach walk to base camp depending on where base camp is established.
• Base camp is located near a glacier lake called “Chandra Tal” close to the main glacier which falls off the south-east face of Deo Tibba.
• This is at an altitude of 4500m/14850ft.
• The base camp may be set lower at around 4070m/13430ft.
• This will mean the camp at the Col that is spoken about below becomes Camp Two with Camp One at 4500m/14850ft.
• Moving on to Camp One at Duangan Col (Duangan Pass) the route crosses the Deo Tibba Glacier.
• Then it takes a steep slope of between 45 and 55 degrees for around 300 meters.
• The climbing is mixed on snow, rock and ice to cover this portion of the climb to the Col (pass).
• For safe travel ropes will need to be fixed for most of this section.
• After reaching Duangan Col Camp One can be set at the Col.
• The base of some more technical ground is known as the Pitton Ridge.
• Many climbers make a direct ascent from this high camp to the summit via the Pitton Ridge which faces east.
• The ridge is quite steep.
• It requires fixed rope for safe travel for around 150 meters.
• Soon after climbing the rock of the Pitton Ridge move onto the snow field.
• From this point on Deo Tibba and its neighbour Indra San are visible.
• For climbers moving at a good pace it is only an additional two hours from this point onwards which follows the left side of the upper glacier.
• The slope steepens to around 50 degrees just below the summit for about 50 metres.

General Itinerary

• Departure to base camp.
• Drive to Jagat Sukh about 6 kms, trek to Khanoul (2600mtrs.) time taken 3 hours.
• Khanaul to Chhika (3300 mtrs) 4.30 hours.
• Chhika to Seri (3900 mtrs.) 4.30 hours.
• Preparation to the advance camp.
• Load ferry to camp 1 (4600 mtrs).
• Camp 1 established.
• Load ferry to camp 2.
• (5050 mtrs) over Taintu pass, and back to camp 1.
• Camp 2 established.
• Camp 3: 5515 mtrs established.
• Summit the peak and bind up camp 3, descend to camp 2.
• Camp 2 bind up and descend to base camp directly or summit the Nurbu peak.
• Rest in base camp.
• Base camp bind up to Khanaul, 5 hours.
• Khanaul to Manali.

Best time to visit / climate

• The climate in Manali is predominantly cold during winters, and moderately cool during summers.
• The temperatures range from 4 °C (39 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F) over the year.
• The average temperature during summer is between 14 °C (57 °F) and 20 °C (68 °F), and between ?7 °C (19 °F) and 10 °C (50 °F) in the winter.
• Monthly precipitation varies between 31 mm (1.2 in) in November to 217 mm (8.5 in) in July.
• In average, some 45 mm (1.8 in) of precipitation is received during winter and spring months.
• The average total annual precipitation is 1,363 mm (53.7 in).
• Snowfall in the region, takes place in the month of December.
• It has been delayed over the last fifteen years to January or early February.

Location on Google Maps


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How to get there?

1. By Air
• The nearest airport (IATA code KUU) is at Bhuntar town.
• It is situated on NH21 about 50 km (31 mi) south of Manali and 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Kullu town.
• The airport is also known as Kullu-Manali airport and has more than a kilometre long runway.
• Indian Airlines and some private airlines have regular flights to the airport.
• Chandigarh airport is the nearest large airport.

2. By Road
• Manali can be reached from Delhi by national highway NH 1 up to Chandigarh.
• From there by national highway NH21 that passes through Bilaspur, Sundernagar, Mandi and Kullu towns.
• The road distance from Delhi to Chandigarh is 248 km and from Chandigarh to Manali is 273 km.
• The total distance from Delhi to Manali thus is 521 km (324 mi).

By Rail
• Manali is not easily approachable by rail.
• The nearest broad gauge railheads are at Chandigarh (275 km (171 mi)), Pathankot (325 km (202 mi)) and Kalka (310 km (193 mi)).
• The nearest narrow gauge railhead is at Joginder Nagar (135 kilometres (84 mi)).

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at tripadvisor.in
Hotels at birresorthotel.com
Hotels at holidayiq.com
Hotels at wikitravel.org

Blogs / Sites about Deo Tibba – Manali

Blogs and reviews at himalayanfrontiers.com
Blogs at natureholidaysindia.com
Blogs and reviews at thrillophilia.com

Images and photos of Deo Tibba – Manali

Images at google.com
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Images at trekking-india.org

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