Heaven is a myth but Himachal is real, it’s Himachal calling! The state of Himachal Pradesh is God’s blessing to mankind. The magic of the colonial era still emanates from each nook and corner of the place. Winding roads, narrow passes, ancient towns, unique architecture, old monasteries, and towering mountains draw hordes of trekkers all around the year.
Patalsu Peak trek is one of the most sought-after gems of Himachal Pradesh that offers the best summit experience to beginners, amateurs as well as seasoned trekkers. As one of the most wholesome trekking routes of Himachal Pradesh, it is gaining popularity because of the diverse experiences it offers to trekkers before bringing them to the climax of the trek, the soaring Patalsu Peak at 13,846 feet. The trek traverses a circuitous route, commencing and ending at Solang Valley, a beautiful valley cradled in the laps of Manali.
About Patalsu Peak
Nestled in the close proximity of the magnificent Kullu Valley, Patalsu Peak lies at a staggering altitude of 13,846 feet. One of the safest trekking routes of Himachal Pradesh, Patalsu Peak Trek takes you through assorted terrains of moderate trails, steep inclines, narrow ridges, and moraines to bring you to Patalsu Peak, a prodigious summit watching over Manali.
The summit offers a 360-degree view of an amazing Himalayan canvas with snow-clad mountains kissing the azure skies.
This trek of moderate gradient journeys through lush meadows, dense forests of alpine which are home to exotic mountain birds, and levelled trails lined with evergreen trees that pave way for slightly uneven rugged terrain towards the end of the trek.
You witness the grandeur of Solang Valley, hushed Himalayan hamlets flanked by fresh mountain streams, thickets of alpine fauna and magnificence of grandiose peaks all along the trek.A quick glimpse into some focal points of Patalsu Peak
- Region- Himachal Pradesh Himalayas
- Trek Altitude- 13,846 feet
- Trek Difficulty Level- Moderately difficult
- Trek Duration- 4 Days
- Trek Distance- 36 km
- Start Point- Solang Valley, Manali
- End Point- Solang Valley, Manali
- Base Camp- Shagadugh
- Best Time- April to June, and September to October
- Maximum and minimum temperature- In the wintertime, temperatures range from 7 to 12 degrees in the daytime, with temperatures dropping as low as -2 to 5 degrees in the nights. At higher elevation, nights are colder.
- Nearest Railway Station- Joginder Nagar
- Nearest Airport- Bhuntar
- Last ATM- Kullu & Manali
- Phone connectivity- Only till Manali, no network available after a few kilometers into the trek.
- Water Availability- It is recommended that you carry 2 litres of water as the water sources are limited. Solang Village is the last village on the trek so it is advised to fill water bottles here.
Proximity to Kullu and Manali- Soak in the picturesque ambiance of Manali, at a height of 6,726 feet, marvel in the beauty of impressive skyline with soaring mountains of Hanuman Tibba, Ladakhi Peak, Manali Peak and Friendship Peak gaping at you from close quarters. Exploring this European style town set amidst nature’s bounty is an absolute delight.
Spend time in Kullu Valley, visit famous temples, indulge in some shopping of the famous Kullu shawls & artifacts.
Exploring Solang Valley- Solang Valley is an adventurer's paradise. You can indulge in the thrill of paragliding, parachuting, zorbing, rappelling, horse riding, rock climbing, skiing, mountaineering, trekking or simply go hiking into the beauteous environs of the valley. Bird lovers can engage in bird watching as the region is home to a myriad variety of avian species. Seek blessings of Lord Shiva by visiting Anjani Mahadev temple which holds special significance to the locals.
Witnessing the distinct Himachali culture- Solang Village is a tiny hamlet where you can experience the local village lifestyle and distinct Himalayan culture. The village surrounded by gorgeous Himalayan peaks has traditional wooden houses with unique architecture. Explore the village and know the culture, traditions & day-to-day joys of the local populace- it will take you away from the hum-drums of chaotic city life.
Unparalleled view of Himalayan giants- The summit, Patalsu Peak is nestled strategically on the spine between the Kullu and Lahaul Valleys. It offers mesmeric views of Lahaul’s rugged landscape and lofty mountains, and also of snow-capped Himalayan giants. The beauty is opulent and paradisiacal.
How to reach Patalsu Peak
- By Road
- By Rail
- By Air
Manali is well-connected to Delhi, Pathankot, Mumbai, Kolkata and other major cities of India via road. One can either reach Manali by State Transport buses, Deluxe buses, or Volvo buses.
The nearest railway station to Manali is the Jogindernagar railway station. It is well-connected to all the major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, etc. by train. From Joginder Nagar railway station, you can opt for a bus or a car service to Manali, which is a 4 hours 20 mins drive.
You can reach Manali by flight as well as Bhuntar Airport serves as its nearest airport. There are regular flights available to Bhuntar Airport from all the major cities of India. On reaching, you can opt for taxi or car services that are available from the airport to Manali and will cost about INR 700 - 1000.
Best time to Visit Patalsu Peak
Summer and Fall seasons are the best to embark on Patalsu Peak Trek. Summer months of April to June and the fall months of September and October are the most ideal because of clear skies, salubrious mountain air and lush landscapes. The weather is pleasant enough to enjoy the beautiful trek. The trails are easy to navigate as there is either very little or no snow.
November becomes a little cold and one may experience heavy bouts of snowfall during this month.
Monsoon months should be avoided because the region receives heavy rainfall making the trails slippery and the region prone to landslides.
Is Patalsu Peak Trek Accessible in Winters?
If you are seeking a winter bliss in the lap of mountains and are game for some adventure then you can venture during the winter months of December to March. However, the region witnesses luxurious snowfall and is bitter cold. You require careful maneuvers on ice-patches to reach the snowy summit. The expanse of white glittering with the pristine beauty of colossal mountain peaks is a sight to behold.
You can enjoy winter sports in the Solang Valley which buzzes with skiing activities during the winter months.
Weather and Temperature
Summer months of April-June- Plus 20 to 25 degrees in the day to plus 8 to 12 degrees in the night
Monsoon months of July-August- Plus 15 to 20 degrees in the day to plus 4 to 6 degrees in the night
Fall/Autumn months of September-November- Plus 15 to 20 degrees in the day to plus 2 to 10 degrees in the night
Winter months of December-March- Plus 7 to 12 degrees in the day to Minus 2 to 5 degrees in the night
Difficulty Level of Patalsu Peak Trek
Patalsu Peak Trek falls in the moderate difficulty trek gradient. It is a heady mix of even trails, rugged terrains, steep ascents, narrow ridges, and moraines.
This makes it easy for beginners and amateur trekkers to undertake this trek. It offers a perfect start to novice trekkers aiming to gain experience so that they adapt themselves well to subtle innuendos of trekking.
However, it does require perfect mental and physical fitness.
Fitness required for Patalsu Peak Trek
Patalsu Peak Trek takes you to a soaring height of 13,846 feet. The oxygen levels are thin at such a staggering altitude thus requiring you to have good physical and mental endurance. Even though this trek is of the moderately difficult gradient, there are some challenging stretches that require very careful maneuvers. Also, you gain an altitude of around 6,000 feet in 2 days which requires quick acclimatization. This entails that you have an extremely good level of physical fitness.
It is recommended that you prepare for the trek at least 4 weeks in advance by jogging, running, cycling, swimming and doing crunches.
Is Patalsu Peak Trek Safe?
Patalsu Peak Trek is one of the safest treks as it does not take you away from civilization for too long. Also, the trekking route is peppered with checkpoints for the safety of trekkers.
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.
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