Northland Treks & Tours are experienced in organizing mountaineering expeditions in the territories of Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Jammu& Kashmir and Ladakh in the Western Himalayas. These mountains offer the ultimate challenge in the world. We provide support teams and complete logistics to make the mountaineers dream come true subject to weather conditions of course. First of all any mountaineer wanting to attempt a peak in the Himalayas needs advance permission from the Central Government based in New Delhi. This is done by writing to the Indian Mountaineering Foundation which provides certain guidelines. This should be done at least three months in advance. The entire group should be covered by adequate insurance and a copy of this policy has to be handed over to the IMF while applying for permission. Northland Treks & Tours will take care of providing expert mountain porters or horses as the terrain details and will also take care of all camping and transport facilities. While applying for a specific peak please inform us at Northland Treks & Tours at least 4 months before so that we can get things rolling at this end.
You could also write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of our detailed list of the peaks in Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir.
Day 1: Arrival at Manali in morning
Arrival at Manali in morning. Meet our coordinator at bus stand, transfer to hotel. Relax, last minute. Shopping etc. Evening get together for the orientation program and briefing about the expedition. Overnight Stay hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Solang
Short drive to Solang, from where the approach march commences. Trek today till Dhundhi. Overnight tents at Dhundhi. Over stay tent
Day 3: Dhundhi to Bhakarthatch
Trek from Dhundhi to Bhakarthatch. The trek would be through light forests and glacier crossings. Overnight tents at Bhakarthatch. Overnight tent
The expedition team moves to higher ground above Beaskund, to setup the base camp. Advanced party would further do the load ferry to tent 1. Overnight tents.
Guided Mountaineering Expedition – Shetidhar
Climb to camp 1. Establish camp on snow ledge. Experience high altitude camping today. Beautiful views of snow peaks all around. Overnight tents.
Rest day at camp 1 for better acclimatization. Advanced party would establish the fixed ropes. Sleep very early to wake up for an early morning summit attempt. Overnight tents.
Summit attempt starts as early as 3 AM. Use fixed ropes to ascend to the col. Take a quick breakfast on the col, and then continue with the summit climb. After the climb glissade down to Camp 1. Overnight tents
Descend from Camp 1 to base camp. Celebration time. Overnight tents.
Trek from base camp to Bhakarthatch across a precarious rocky pass on the lady leg ridge. Setup camp overlooking the Bhakarthatch camp site. Overnight tents.
Trek from Dhundhi to Solang, and further take road transfer to hotel in Manali.
Overnight at hotel.