Fancy walking through thick Deodar forests, green meadows with a view of snow capped mountains? Then this is the ultimate escape for you. Starting from the famous Hadimba Temple near Dhungri Village, the trail winds through Pine, Oak, Horse Chestnut, Maple, and Cedar forests to come to picturesque, sweeping views of Manali which appears swathed in different colors of the season. As one gains height, the distinct views of different faces of Indrasan, Deo Tibba and the peaks of Bara Shigri glacier open up. The trail ends at Lamadugh,an alpine plateau situated at a height of approximately 10000ft, studded with the thick growth of alpine flowers.
Start the trek at 9 a.m. from Zostel towards to Dhungri about 1.5 kms from Zostel, going past the famous Hadimba temple.
Continue the hike while savouring the magnificent glimpses of Manali, situated on the left bank of River Beas.
As you gain height the distinct views of different faces of Indrasan, Deo Tibba and Bara Shigri Glacier open up - time to sit down, relax and enjoy the view.
After exploring the area around and having lunch, we start making our way down to Manali.
Much faster on the way down, we reach Manali by 5-6 p.m. in the evening, where our trek ends.
It was real fun considering how much we could do in just a single day. And I'm glad we didn't get lost in the woods :p Keep up, I'll surely recommend my friends this place.
Last year visit @manali is not at all comparable to this one. This will remain as one of the best parts of my life. The ambience around zostel and during the trek itself was lovely. I will, very happily, tell my friends about zostel and it's escape adventures. Thanks for making my experience great.