Bara Shigri is the the largest glacier located in the state of Himachal Pradesh and  the second longest glacier in Himalayas after Gangotri extednid to a length of around 30 km. The glacier is located in the Chandra Valley of Lahaul District and  feeds the mighty Chenab River.The name comes from the Lahaul dilect, where Bara means big and Shigri means glacier.The Bara Shigri glacier flows northwards and debouches into the Chenab River where its southerly course is deflected westwards, close to the Spiti border. Bara Sighri Glacier Trek  lets you experience the magnanimous landscape so closely.

  • Total Duration of the trip: 12 Days
  • Type: Extreme Trekking and Mountaineering Expedition
  • Maximum Elevation: 19000 ft
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult
  • Starting Point of the Trek: Manali
  • Price for Foreign Nationals is € 2000 per person( Read FAQ's, Inclusions and Exclusions for further details)
  • Expedition Expert and Leader is Gopal krishna Gaud,Climbed the Glacier and the Summit in Year 2007
Featured Photographs by Jack Wolf

Per Person Cost

₹40,000.00

All Inclusive: Accommodation, Meals, Trek Guide, Equipments, Transfers. Includes Service Tax of 9% as per updated Government Regulations

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Manali

Arrive at Manali and Check into the Hotel. Discover the Local gems around Manali.

Day 02: Manali to Chhatru & Chhota Dara

Day 02 Towards Batal which is a much known Stopover Point on way to Kaza in Spiti Valley.From Manali head towards Rohtang pass and cross Gramphu, Chahatdu and reach Batal during evening hours.This will be the camping site for the day. Batal is a flat incredible beautiful valley in Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh.River Chandra crosses the valley and allows you to walk besides the bank before you head towards the cold desert region.

Day 03: Acclimatisation Day

Day 03 is mostly for acclimatising the body for the High altitude climbing in coming days.The morning hot tea is served, which does adds a lot of antioxidants to our body, but most importantly gives motivation to wake up. After a healthy breakfast, the day calls for acclimatization to the harsh and extreme temperature and environmental conditions that will prevail for the rest of the trek. Altitude sickness is a common illness among trekkers. This is so serious that trekkers may have to return without completing the trek.For getting used to such altitudes, start off with a little bit of exercise and stretches, as cold tends to slow down your body movements.Spend Most of your day understanding the Geography and Roaming around the incredible Batal Valley. Walk along the river for quite sometime and be cautious.Sleep under the canopy of million stars.

Day 04: Chhota Dara - Snout Camp

Bara Shigri Glacier is close at hand once you reach the Batal Valley.Walk for four hours up the valley crossing the Chandra River possible via the road bridge at Batal and head on the south side of the valley with the Bara Shigri Glacial close at hand. Reach Shout Camp located besides a small glacial lake in a idyllic setting on a large grassy plain, the last greenery you would see for the next 10 Days, time to relax, sort out gear and attend to some of the training issues that are important.

Day 06: Snout Camp to Camp 1 of Concordia Peak

Day 6 is tough and requires all the zeal and stamina you have running inside your athletic body.The climb up the lateral moraine of the glacier is certainly one of the hardest you'll ever do, it’s steep, much of the moraine is loosely covering the hard blue ice and rolls away once you transfer your weight onto it, it’s a constant conflict between looking at the views and taking pictures or looking at your feet and trying not to break your legs.

Day 06: Camp 1 to Concordia Base Camp

Day 06 head from Camp 1 to Concordia Base Camp. Concordia offers breath taking view of the Four glaciers meeting here. One can see alternating longitudinal stripes of brilliant white ice and dark debris. Camp at about 4700 m near a tarn in the middle of the glacier,safe from avalanches and falling stones.

Day 07: Concordia Base Camp to Tichu Glacier camp Crossing Gunther's Col (18,488 ft.)

Day 7 Includes walking Concordia Base Camp to Tichu Glacier camp crossing Gunther's Col (18,488 ft.).From Advance Base camp the ascent to the Gunthar Pass is Slow. It may take more than two hours. Altitude of the pass is 5985 m. Another two hours of strenuous walk brings one to the other tongue of this glacier. One may pitch tents here for the night.

Day 08: Tichu Glacier Camp to Kalboti Camp

Head Towards Tichu Glacier camp to Kalboti Camp.From the tongue of the glacier the route is narrow along the right bank of Tichu nullah. Down this route one ends up stating at a 30 ft high rock with no other passage visible. However there is a very narrow and impossible looking passage along the gorge. One may repel down to reach Kalboti or may prefer to climb the rock to follow a longer route to reach Kalboti taking an extra day.

Day 09: Kalboti Camp to Pulga

Day 11 Head back Pulga From Kalboti.

Day 10: Pulga to Manali

From Pulga to Manali via Manikaran

FAQ's

Question 1- Is this Trek Safe for Amateurs

Some Degree of Fitness is required to Complete this trek. An experience into High Altitude Trekking Expeditions is required and can safely complete this trek with in the designated time.

Question 2- What is the maximum Altitude Covered

The maximum altitude covered during the trek is 18388 ft.( Gunthar's Col)

Question 3- Which all the peaks covered in this trek.(Important)

1- Chota Sigri Glacier
2- CB range
3- Kullu Pumori(6553 m)
4- Parvati Parvat(6633 m)
5- Kullu Makalu(6349 m)
5- Shigrila - (6230 m)
6- White Sail -(6636 m)
7- Papsura - (6451 m)

Question 4 -How will we deal with altitude acclimation?At higher altitudes

The kind we experience frequently on our treks- your cardiac and pulmonary systems are affected by lower oxygen density. Our bodies must adjust to the mountain elevation gradually, or we can become ill. Physical symptoms can range from general breathing difficulties all the way to acute mountain sickness (altitude sickness, soroche, or "the bends"). To avoid altitude-related maladies, we pace our treks appropriately and incorporate acclimatization days throughout the itinerary. There are points throughout many treks during which trekkers may choose to either tackle additional hikes/day trips or rest and relax as their bodies demand.

Question 5 -How do I Reach Gangotri

Manali being one the hottest Hill station in India is very well connected by Volvo Bus Service.

Question 6 -How do Foreign Nationals Make the Payment

Prices, Inclusions and Exclusions are different for Foreign and Indian Nationals.Please read the Inclusion and Exclusion thoroughly before making the payment
All Payment solution is available securely by Net banking, International Debit and Credit Cards and Pay pal.

Question 7- What physical criteria will ensure I'm fit enough to trek?

Good overall fitness, flexibility, and healthy will ensure you trek safely and comfortably. Those with acute or chronic health conditions impacting their stamina, range of motion, coordination, or balance may have difficulty completing the trek. If you are in doubt about your own physical readiness, consult a physician well in advance of booking your trip! General hiking experience and comfort with the idea of multi-day hiking will also ensure you are 100% ready to trek!

Question 7- What do I need to know about sun protection?

It may seem counter-intuitive, but your skin is in more danger of sun damage on the mountains than while at the beach! The sun's intensity increases dramatically as we rise in altitude, and fresh snow reflects exponentially more UV rays than does the sand. You will need to protect your skin with clothing and sunblock. A sunblock specifically for mountain conditions is recommended. If you wear prescription eyeglasses its recommend that you get your prescription fitted to sunglasses.

Question 8-What happens if I get sick or injured while trekking?

We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will rescue you to the nearest Sattelite town.

Question 9-Are solo female travelers safe on Himalayan treks?
We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Indian himalayas, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have longstanding, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

Question 10-What communication options exist while trekking?
What communication options exist while trekking?
It varies. Mobile coverage is expanding around the world rapidly, and the Himalayas are no different… did you know that 3G coverage is available all over Mount Everest? There is no guarantee of uninterrupted coverage.

Inclusion

  • Inclusions for Indian Travellers


  • 1- Accommodation in Hotel/ Guest house Manali on Day 1.
    2- Accommodation in tents Four sharing basis while camping during trekking.
    3- All meals – starting Breakfast on day 2 to dinner on day 09 (All Veg Meals + Egg meals )
    3- Eccentric Travels Trip Leader.
    4- Services of an experienced and certified Mountaineer & trekking route guide.
    5- Cook & attendant during the trekking.
    6- All necessary technical equipments required for the trek (Sleeping bags,Sleeping Mats, Camps)
    7- Camping Fees, Entry fees and Trekking Permits.These charges are different for Foreign and Indian Travellers.
    8- Porterage fees for Carrying Kitchen/camping equipments/Luggage.
    9- All Transport using non A/c SUV starting from Manali to Batal/Chattru and Pulga to Manali.
    10- Service Tax of 9% as applicable by govt. of India

  • Inclusions for Foreign Travellers


  • 1- Accommodation in Hotel/ Guest house Manali on Day 1 and Day 09.
    2- Accommodation in tents twin sharing basis while camping during trekking.
    3- All meals – starting Breakfast on day 2 to dinner on day 09 (All Veg Meals + Egg meals )
    4- Eccentric Travels Trip Leader.
    5- Services of an experienced and certified Mountaineer & trekking route guide.
    6- Cook & attendant during the trekking
    7- All necessary technical equipments required for the trek(Sleeping bags, Sleeping Mats, Camps)
    8- Camping Fees, Entry fees and Trekking Permits.These charges are different for Foreign and Indian Travellers.
    9- Porterage fees for Carrying Kitchen/camping equipments/Food Material Luggage.
    10- All Transport using non A/c SUV starting from Manali to Batal/Chattru and Pulga to Manali.
    11- Transfer by Volvo Bus Service from Delhi to Manali and Manali to Delhi
    12- Service Tax of 9% as applicable by govt. of India
    13 - Personal porter to carry Luggage during the trek.

    Exclusion

  • Exclusions for Indians


  • 1- Any airfare / Bus fare / train fare or airport tax
    2- Meals other then mentioned in cost inclusion
    3- Trekking Shoes and clothing and other items of personal belonging.
    4- Any kind of insurance, Medical evacuation charges, Travel insurance, repatriation charges, Damages/ claims of any nature, Expenses of personal nature like telephone calls, Laundry, Any kind of hard or soft drinks.
    5- Any kind of personal clothing
    6-Any other expense not mentioned in the cost inclusion column.
    7- Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides , road conditions and any other circumstances
    beyond our control.
    8-Personal porter to carry Luggage during the trek.

  • Exclusions for Foreign nationals


  • 1- Any airfare / Bus fare / train fare or airport tax
    2- Meals other then mentioned in cost inclusion
    3- Trekking Shoes and clothing and other items of personal belonging.
    4- Any kind of insurance, Medical evacuation charges, Travel insurance, repatriation charges, Damages/ claims of any nature, Expenses of personal nature like telephone calls, Laundry, Any kind of hard or soft drinks.
    5- Any kind of personal clothing
    6-Any other expense not mentioned in the cost inclusion column.
    7- Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides , road conditions and any other circumstances
    beyond our control.

    Cancellation Policy

    Case 1- Cancellation from Customer's end

    1-30% of the deposit amount if cancelled 30 days prior to trip start date.
    2-50% of the deposit amount if cancelled 20 days prior to trip start date.
    3-90% of the Full amount if cancelled 10 days prior to trip start date.

    Case 2- Cancellation due to Natural Contingency,Political Turmoil, Disaster

    No Money will be Refunded in Case 2.

    Essentials List

    1 High Quality Winter Jacket
    3 High Quality Winter Fleece
    1 Rain Cover for Body
    2 Pair Warmers
    3 Pair Tre/Riding Pants

    Other Essential

    1 Winter Cap
    1 Pair High QualityGloves
    1 Scarf and Muffler
    1 Trek/Riding Shoe
    1 Think Outer and Thin Inner Socks
    12 Pair: Change Socks Everyday
    1-Back Pack (50-70 lt.)
    1-Rain Cover For Bags
    1-Sandals Slippers for Evenings
    2-Insulated Water bottles
    1- Trekking Pole

    Electronics

    2-Battery packs
    2 10000 MAH BATTERIES
    4-6 Camera Battery pack
    1-Head lamps

    Toilet Essential

    1 Winter Face Creme/Sun Protection
    1 Face Wash
    1 Hand Sanitiser
    1 Deodorant

    Documentation

  • Documentation for Indian Travellers


  • 1- Every Trekker has the responsibility for submitting the required documents within the below mentioned timeline.
    2- A scanned copy of Photo Identity to be submitted within 7 days of the date of booking the expedition.
    3- Signed and scanned copy of the indemnity form

  • Documentation for Foreign nationals


  • 1- Every Trekker has the responsibility for submitting the required documents within the below mentioned timeline.
    2- A scanned copy of Photo Identity to be submitted within 7 days of the date of booking the expedition.
    3- Signed and scanned copy of the indemnity form
    4- Self Attested scanned copy of Indian Visa 30 days prior to trip start date
    5- Self Attested scanned Copy of Passport 30 days prior to trip start date
    6-Schedule for Arrival and Departure in India.
    Available Dates
    Adults:

    What's so great about us!

    Extraordinary, Extreme and Breathtaking Himalayan Expeditions.
    Expert team of certified mountaineering guides.
    High Quality Camping Equipments, Technical Equipments for Climbing and Mountaineering.
    Highly Skilled Bike Leader/Sweeper and Mechanic for Motorbiking Expeditions.
    Huge fleet of Royal Enfield Bikes for Overland Himalayan Motorbiking Expeditions.
    Extensive knowledge of Himalayan Ecosystem and Geographical territory.
    Critical response team well trained for Altitude sickness, High Altitude Acclimatisation Problems and Emergency exits.
    Huge Network of Guesthouses, homestay and Hotels for extraordinary stay.
    Professional team of Film Makers and Photographers for Shoot during Travel.
    High Quality Goodies for Each traveller.