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This trip is a great way for families to explore the beauty and wonders of Tirthan Valley and Manali. Hike through lush green forests and indulge in bird watching. The sheer variety of plant life is something one will cherish.  Tirthan valley has the most well-developed ecotourism infrastructure and facilities. The rural and traditional character of the valley and its villages has been preserved which adds a unique flavour to this trek. Enjoy the scenic view and the cool weather a perfect getaway from the monotonous city life. Explore the quaint villages, dense forests, alpine meadows while scaling the rocky terrains. Here you get the opportunity to witness the bare beauty as you pass the trails offering scenic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Keeping you company is the tantalizing ambiance adorned with magical meadows. Beauty that seems like paradise is bestowed with immaculate views. Another attraction of this trip is the option of indulging in activities like angling and rope activities.
Information:

Region: Tirthan Valley, Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Duration: 7  days
Grade: Moderate +
Best season: Jan – June &  Sep – Dec
Start/end point: Aut/Manali
Highest altitude: Solang Valley (2560m)

Activities: Angling, Trekking, Rope activities, Bird watching, Sightseeing, Camping

Please Carry:

Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you start the trip so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags.

1. Shirts / T-shirts
2. Jeans / Trekking Pants
3. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
4. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater

5. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
6. Woolen cap
7. Woolen gloves
8. Woolen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
9. Scarf/muffler (optional).  
10. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
11. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
12. Raincoat / Poncho
13. Small light weight towel
14. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
15. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
16. Sun glasses
17. Walking stick / Trekking pole
18. Sunscreen Lotion
19. Lip Balm
20. Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
21. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
22. Personal toiletries
23. Book, if you like reading
24. Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it.           
25. Carry rain cover for your bags
26. Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

All the items : Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trip. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trip.

Also please note this is a comprehensive list & there might be few items which you might not need depending upon the month of travel. Kindly check with us on the final list with us before travelling.

Batch Dates
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Itinery:

Day 1: Aut – TirthanValley(1500 m) (Drive 1 hr& Trek / 3 hrs )
We will meet in Aut and travel to scenic Tirthan Valley. It takes an hour to reach Tirthan Valley. After arrival, we check in to the lodge/ homestay. After relaxing, we head for a short hike to the Waterfall which is a gradual uphill climb. The trail cuts through Oak and Rhododendron forest. Behold the beautiful hills and the azure sky above you. After arrival you can spend a refreshing time here and head back to the homestay/ lodge.

Day 2:Tirthan Valley– Gushaini (1500m) – Rolla (2100m) Trek/ 4-5hrs)
Today we drive to Gushaini which will take us ten to fifteen minutes. From Gushaini, it’s an easy walk to enter the park which is at a pleasant height and surrounded by thick jungle which have mind blowing colours of the trees. We walk past Ropa village on the way which has traditional houses made of deodar (cedar) wood. We will be trekking along the Tirthan. The river has a lot of natural pools where you can sit and relax near Rolla. You get good views of the surrounding mountains which look majestic and magical.  It will take us three to four hours to reach Rolla. We will camp here amidst nature’s bounty. Overnight in tents/forest hut.

Day 3:Rolla(2100m ) – Bird Watching Hike – Tirthan Valley ( Trek/ 4- 5 hrs)
Today we head out for a shot hike in and around Rolla with an expert and spend time in bird watching amongst the beautiful natural spectrum.  Here some of the prominent birds are Woodpecker, Mag pie, Vulture,  White Capped Red Start , blue whistling thrush, Scarlet Minivet , etc. After spending time here we head back to the camp and reach the roadhead to drive back to Tirthan Valley. Overnight in homestay/ lodge.

Day 4:Tirthan– Manali (Drive/ 2-3 hrs)
After breakfast we head out for an angling & rope activities session in the beautiful Tirthan River with an expert. Today is an action packed day that will fill you with excitement and unleash your adventure side.  Here is an opportunity to spot Himalayan Trout. Post lunch, we head back to Manali and reach by late afternoon.  Check in to hotel/ guesthouse.

Day 5: Old Manali – Solang Valley– Manali( Drive/ 30 – 45 mins& Trek/ 3- 4 hrs)
Today the trek begins from the old Manali village above the Beas River. Trail takes you through ancient villages Shanag and Bhurua. This beautiful valley offers magnificent views of glaciers and snow capped mountains. From Solang valley we drive down to Manali. Overnight in guesthouse/hotel.

Day 6: Activities in and around Manali
Indulge in spine tingling activities carefully crafted especially for families. Overnight in hotel. guesthouse.

Day 7: Depart
Depart to your onward destination. Trip ends here.

Rates:

Family of 3: Rs. 89,890/-                               

Family of 4:  Rs. 1,13,200/-

We will pick up the participant on the first day of Track from Aut/Manali and drop them on the last day  at  Aut/Manali.

Registration: 
Please fill up the registration form and pay an advance of Rs.7500/-  to confirm your booking. The balance payment should reach our office at least 30 days before the commencement of the journey.



What’s included?

 Accommodation as per mentioned below:

 Day 1: Overnight stay in homestay/ lodge (Tirthan valley)
Day 2: Overnight stay in tents/ forest hut (Rolla)
Day 3: Overnight stay in homestay/ lodge ( Tirthan Valley)
Day 4: Overnight stay in hotel/ guesthouse (Manali)
Day 5: Overnight stay in hotel/ guesthouse (Manali)
Day 6: Overnight stay in hotel/ guesthouse (Manali)

Meals: All vegetarian meals starting from Day 01 Lunch to day 7 breakfast.

Professional guide: All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.)


Transport:
as per the itinerary will be provided. We provide transfers to get you to the starting point and back as comfortably and in as less time as possible for you to enjoy the trip. Your transport costs are inclusive of all fuel charges, driver charges, state taxes, tolls and permits and are planned as per the itinerary of the trip.

 

Camping equipment: 3/4 season good quality tents, Sleeping bags, Camping Mattresses, Camping stools & tables, Mess Tent, Toilet tent & Basic Medical kit

 

Forest Entry Charges

 

What’s not include?


v  GST

v  Accommodation in any other location not mention above

v  Any meals/services not mentioned above

v  Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.

v  Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.

v  Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.

v  Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather,etc.

v  Insurance


Cancellation Charges*:


Minimum: 10%

between 45 to 30 Days: 25%

between 30 to 15 Days: 50%

Last 15 Days: No refund

* Cancellation charges will be applicable on total Program cost.
* Please note that the booking is not transferable.
* Please bring original receipt for claiming the refund.

 
  • Jain food will be provided on demand as per availability.
  • The amount once paid is non transferable.
  • The balance payment is to be paid atleast 30 days before the departure of the batch. If balance payment is not made on time it would automatically be considered cancelled without any prior intimation and no refund would be given in this regard.
  • Local Cheque/Demand Draft should be issued in favour of OUTDOORS UNLIMITED 
  • Outstation cheque would not be accepted.
  • Payment against dishonored cheque/s to be paid in cash with additional charge of Rs.200/- per cheque.
  • No refund will be given in case the participant terminates the tour at any point due to any reason.
  • According to the strength of the group proper vehicle would be arranged and that should be acceptable to all.
  • Participants will have to walk to visit the places that are near to the hotel or where our vehicle cannot reach.
  • Please do not bring valuables in the tour. It will be participant’s duty to take care of their own luggage. Company is not liable for any kind of theft, loss or damage to your luggage.
  • At any point during the tour if any damage is done to the hotel property or bus or at any other point knowingly or unknowingly by any participant the responsible participant will have to bear the total damage charges and will have to settle it on the spot.
  • Tour may be cancelled if there is not enough strength, actual amount paid by the participant towards the trip will be refunded by A/c payee cheque only.  No other claims will be entertained.
  • It is the responsibility of participant to collect the necessary travel documents from our office on time.
  • The organisers or any individual connected with it will not be held responsible in case of any accident or any unforeseen natural calamity.
  • The Company reserves the unconditional right to refuse a booking/terminate a passenger on tour in event of unreasonable behaviour at any time.
  • The Company has the right at any time and for any reason to amend, alter, vary or withdraw/substitute a hotel, travel arrangement or independent contractor for the reasons, which may be deemed fit and proper by the Company. The passengers shall have no rights to raise any dispute regarding the same.
  • In case if the tour days increases due to any unforeseen circumstances, the participants will have to pay Rs.400/- per head per day in cash to the tour manager.
  • Outdoors Unlimited has the right to use the participant's name, information and photographs in promotional materials, brochures and press releases.
  • In case if any rescue operation is to be undertaken, it will be charged from the participants on actual basis.
  • In case if the tour is cancelled or abandoned due to any unforeseen circumstances, no refund would be given.
  • Organisers will not be responsible towards any internal disputes arising with fellow participants.
  • Any claim or complaint by the passenger must be notified to the Company in writing within ten days after the tour completion date. No claim notified to the Company outside this period will be entertained and the Company shall incur no liability in respect thereof. 
  • If the passenger has any complaint in respect of services provided by any of the independent contractors, the passenger shall immediately notify the same to the independent contractor and a copy thereof should be handed over to the tour manager, to enable the Company to take up the matter with the independent contractor.
  • The signing of the booking form by the passengers shall mean acceptance in totality of the ‘Terms and Conditions’ contained herein by the passengers. In case of one or more, but not all passengers signing the ‘Booking Form’, it shall be deemed that the others have duly authorized the concerned signing passenger.
  • Disputes, if any, will be subject to jurisdiction of VADODARA courts only.
 
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