Patalsu Peak is an epitome of natural beauty and is located within the close proximity of the picturesque Kullu Valley. This soaring peak makes for an ideal trekking destination and is now often talked about trek trail among adventure enthusiast.Starting from moderate gradients and then offering some challenging climbs , it captivates a large number of trekkers from across the country. The trek is a bit difficult in nature, however the picturesque landscapes and compelling beauty of the soaring Himalayas overshadows what the trek demands.
Batch 1: 10th October 2016
Day 1 start your journey from Solang valley towards Shagadugh.The trail Meanders through mixed forests of oak and pine, and as you climb higher,a panoramic view of solang valley provides you much adrenaline for the trek ahead . As you ascent the pine and oak vegetation will be taken over by groves of deodar, and white mountains will be visible in the distance.After a long and gruelling climb, you reach Shagadugh. Shagadugh is a lush alpine grassland that provides enough relaxation from the climb.Watch out for sightings of Monals and Khaleej pheasants.Camp overnight.
Time: 4 - 5 hours by foot
Camp: overnight at camp
Today, Quench your hunger and start an early morning trek, proceed towards the captivating Patalsu Peak (4,220m). The trek is long and tough and requires some real inspiration and strength at your end.Few hours of trek will go through mixed forest of conifers and oaks.As you ascent igher and reached substancial heinght , the forest and the vegetation disappears and what’s left in rest of the trail is exposed, rocky and relatively unmarked mountains, soraing higher and higher.After about 4 hours of hiking, you will conquer the Patalsu Peak, which is roughly at 13845 feet. The journey offers you magnificent views of many snowbound peaks of the Dhauladhar and Great Himalayan ranges. Later in the day, start descending and retrace the path to the Shagadugh campsite.
Distance: 5 km approx.
Shagadugh - Patalsu Peak - Shagadugh
Time: 5 hours approx.
Overnight: Shagadugh base Camp
Have breakfast and begin the return journey to Solang valley base camp. Relax from the tiring climb and indulge in pristine surroundings that includes high altitude alpine meadows. Rest for the full day.
Distance: 34.5 kms. By cab
Time: 2 hours approx.
Camp: overnight in camp.
Departure for Delhi