Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular destinations amongst trekkers. Being the home of multiple beautiful treks, it has always been in the top list of travelers and adventure seekers for years. The wide variety of landscape and nature trails in unmatched to any other state of India. Ranging from easy to mediocre to the strenuous level of a trek, this place holds the miraculous trekking experience for beginners and professionals both.
Quietly seated in the mountains of Himachal is the thrilling 75 km long trek of Deo Tibba. Situated at an altitude of 6100m above the sea level, this trek is beyond beautiful with its sprawling views, dangling glaciers, picturesque mountains, lush green meadows and bare rock faces touching giant cliffs; Deo Tibba stands to be a fascinating trek featuring extensive geography that every trekker wants to explore once in their lifetimes.
Deo Tibba name has arrived from Hindi language where Deo means God(s) and Tibba means hill. Hindu mythology believes that the Deo Tibba is shaped like a dome where the God sits as they are a part of the meeting that Indra, the Kind of Gods and Heaven conducts while sitting in his throne. Overall, Hindus believe that Deo Tibba is a place where Gods gather.
The base camp of Deo Tibba lies in the quaint villages of Manali region which takes you through the green pin forests, sprawling lush meadows, silver and oaks birches laying against a mesmerizing landscape. Trekkers will cross various snowcapped peaks including Deo Tibba, Norbu peak and the Jagatsukh peak along with the pristine clear blue emerald water of Chotta Chandratal at the foot of Deo Tibba peak which stands to be the biggest attraction of this trek.
It is a total of six days trek which along with providing you with the immense beauty of landscapes, waterfalls and lake will also test your endurance and will power. A lot of people have a misconception of just being physically fit to complete the trek. Physical strength is no doubt of the utmost importance, but the key is your will power. Everything depends on your mental strength, if you are positive since the start and ascend with the aim of touching the peak, you will achieve the heights overcoming all the hurdles that come your way.
The entire trail of Deo Tibba trek is simply bliss to all your senses, especially the sight. With the hundreds of rhododendrons visible in the whole stretch of stunning meadows, silver birch teasing the scented junipers throughout the way and not to forget the profoundly standing snow covered peaks easily makes this trail one of the most beautiful and picturesque treks in the country. The best part about the trek is along with giving you the sights of lush valleys and warbling water bodies, it also is easy and moderate trek to cover.
The trail commences from the ancient village of Jogidugh which is supposed to be the home of 'Thakshag Nag' or the Serpent God along with all the other eighteen Gods and the views are straight away from a beautiful canvas painting. The trek opens up to the expeditors for grazing pastures of Gaddi shepherds and moves along the Bhanara cave, which is famous for being the abode of Pandavas when they were exiting. The endpoint goes towards Prini which holds the scenic beauty of one of its kind again.
About Deo Tibba Base Camp
Deo Tibba region is mostly covered with now during the months of January to mid-August and the snow starts to melt by August. During the onset of monsoon, the areas of Kullu Manali experience very heavy rainfall and the roadways towards this region connecting the cities usually remains shut. However, whether in the higher regions of Spiti and Lahaul have warmer days and colder nights. Finally, the mid-September and October is an ideal time for trekkers to experience exciting yet pleasant weather with traces of snowfall. As the October takes off, the temperature starts dropping as the day starts passing off towards winter. The days time during these months will be chilly and windy, however the temperature in the nights can get as low as minus 4 degrees.
Health and Safety
- For any Himalayan Trek, Ideal BMI for a trekker should be 18.5 to 24.9
- To keep a check of this please calculate BMI here
- Below given Safety checks should be done to get prepared for any Himalayan Trek.
- Balance : As well said a balanced mind and body gives out best in every condition and that too works in Himalayan treks as well.
- Legs Strength : Body and Legs Strength is required to carry body weight as well as the backpack while trekking in uneven multi terrains. Generally, a good strength on legs works out good in any Trek. One can gain legs strength by doing simple Squats.
- Muscle Flexibility : While trekking in Trans Himalayan region with a flexible body one can easily achieve full range of movement and this can be really helpful for trekkers as well as trek leads. A good flexible will be an advantage while walking on trails, climbing and river crossing etc. Flexibility can be achieved by simple stretching, yoga etc.
- Cardiovascular Endurance : Cardiovascular endurance is defined as the ability of lungs and heart to transmit oxygen to the body muscles. All Himalayan treks are basically ascending descending the slopes and for this trekkers should be having a good cardiovascular endurance. Anyone planning for a Himalayan trek can attain this capacity by doing any cardio exercise like running, swimming, cycling etc.