Himachal Pradesh, also known as, ‘the land of God’ is a mountain state located in the northern part of India. Extensive river systems, vast meadows, and high peaks are abundant in this snow-laden state. The biological diversity of Himachal is one of the best in the world. The economy of the state is mostly dependent on tourism and agriculture. Manali, Shimla, Dalhousie, and Kullu are some of the popular hill stations of Himachal Pradesh.
Manali is a small resort town in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Apart from being a gateway to Leh, Spiti, and Lahaul district, Manali is also quite popular among tourists. The Lamadugh is one of the best places to trek in Manali with minimum efforts. It is a two-days short trek in the Himalayas and is loved by trek enthusiasts. Lamadugh is ideal for any trekker who has a time restraint but likes to trek. The scenic beauty of this trek is unparalleled, and it acts as an escape from the crowded town.
The air is pure at Lamadugh and the pretty wildflowers make the camping experience even better. The trek does not have any special fitness requirement which makes it suitable for beginners as well. Manu Temple in Old Manali is the starting point of the trek and the trail boasts of picturesque views throughout. The trekking experience includes passing through beautiful landscapes of meadows, and dense forests of cedar, pine, deodar, and maple trees. Many snow-capped peaks can be seen during the journey.
ABOUT LAMADUGH TREK
- Region - Himachal Pradesh
- Area - Kullu / Lahaul Valley
- Trek Altitude - 9,900 ft
- Level of Difficulty - Easy
- Duration of the Trek - 2 Days, 1 Night
- Distance of the Trek - 17 km
- Trail - Manali – Lamadugh – Manali
- Base Camp - Manali
Trek Route - Lamadugh Trek starts from the Manu temple. Deodar and Pine forests come along the trail. The dense forests of coniferous trees come with beautiful scenic views and lush greenery.
The route of the trek is blessed with a panoramic view of Bara Singhi Glacier, and the peaks of Deo Tibba and Indrasan. At the endpoint of the trek, flowery meadows cover the area.QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE LAMADUGH TREK
- Start Point - Old Manali
- End Point - Old Manali
- Temperature - In winters, the temperature at Lamadugh is in between -10 degrees to 10 degrees Celsius. The yearly average temperature is 13 degrees Celsius during daytime to - 9 Celsius at night.
- Nearest Airport - The Bhuntar Airport which is at a distance of 50 km.
- Nearest Railway Station - Jogindernagar Railway Station (160 km)
- Nearest Bus Stop - Manali
- Last ATM - Money can last be withdrawn at Manali. There are no ATMs beyond Kullu or Manali.
- Best time to visit - May - October
- Things that the trek offers - Trekking, Camping, Adventure, Pristine lakes, and beautiful scenic views.
- Inclusions - Food, accommodation, experienced, and certified trek leaders and guides.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TREK
The Lamadugh trek comes with a spectacular view of nature. The trail passes through thick forests of pine, deodar, and cedar. The trek offers views of the mesmerizing hill-station of Manali. Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, Manalsu glacier, Rohtang Pass, Pirpanjal and Dhauladhar range can also be seen en-route. You can also visit the Hadimba temple.
HOW TO REACH LAMADUGH TREK
The base location of Lamadugh Trek is Manali.
- By Air
- By Rail
- By Road
The Bhuntar Airport is the nearest airport. It is located at a distance of 50 km from Manali and 10km from Kullu. There are limited flights from Delhi to Kullu which are operated by few airlines. However, the prices of the tickets are quite high and the services provided are irregular.
The nearest railway station to Manali is the Jogindernagar railway station. This railhead connects various major cities to the beautiful hill station of Manali. The other available options by rail include getting off at the Chandigarh or Ambala Cantt station.
Both private and government-run buses travel to and fro from Manali. You can choose from HPTDC and HRTC buses, or semi- sleeper AC Volvo buses. The views of surrounding mountains and valleys accompany throughout the journey. The buses to Manali start from the ISBT Kashmiri Gate in Delhi and takes approximately 12-14 hours to cover the distance. If you prefer privacy and more comfort, you can travel by private or rented cars.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best time to visit Lamadugh is in between May to October. The weather is pleasant and the surroundings are filled with lush greenery during summers. The cool breeze gets balanced by the sunlight. The flowers also bloom the best during this season. A large variety of birds can also be seen. In winters, Lamadugh is extremely cold and covered with snow.
IS THE LAMADUGH TREK EASY?
The Lamadugh Trek is the easiest and the shortest trek from Manali. It is an ideal trek for beginners as well as for moderate trekkers. Only a basic level of fitness is required for this trek. The trail is an easy ascent with very less steep patches.
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.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Moxtain will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.
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