Manali Lamadugh Trek is located in Himachal Pradesh. Start this one day trek from Manu Temple in Old Manali. Hike in Manali, which comprises of walking through thick Deodar forests. Stop for lunch on a lovely rocky ledge providing a beautiful view of Manali and its surrounding peaks
The climb offers a magnificent glimpse of Manali, situated on the left bank of River Beas and the whole upper Kullu valley, which appears swathed in the different colors of the season. As one gains height, the distinct views of different faces of Indrasan, Deo Tibba and the peaks of Bara Shigri glacier open up. Multiple vantage points offer panoramic views of Manali and the area above it.
In the last leg, the path turns to the right and one traverses the ridge horizontally and enters Lamadugh, an alpine plateau with a small hut and studded with the thick growth of alpine flowers.
After spending time there, you will trek back down and will be taken to old Manali to enjoy the night in your homestay, complete with the essence of local hospitality and comfort of a warm bed in the Himalayas
Day 1: Manali – Lamadugh | 7 hours | 9900 feet
To reach Manali,
you have several transport options that include a combination of buses, trains, and flights, with the nearest airport at Bhuntar and the nearest railway stations at Ambala and Chandigarh. In the morning, reach Manu Temple in Old Manali, past the famous Hadimba Temple, sharp at 10:00 AM
to commence your trek to Lamadugh. The steep trail will cross thick forests of deodar and pine. Do not forget to carry enough water bottles and a packed lunch, as there is no water source between Manali and Lamadugh, which is five hours away. The trail offers a magnificent glimpse of Manali, located on the left bank of River Beas. The entire upper Kullu valley with its vibrant colors is clearly visible en route.
As you go higher, you will witness the breath-taking views of the different faces of Indrasan, Deo Tibba, and Bara Shigri glacier. There are several vantage points that offer panoramic views of Manali and the surrounding areas. The last leg of the path turns to the right and you need to traverse the ridge horizontally, to enter Lamadugh. It is a deserted alpine plateau, untouched except for a small hut and a thick growth of alpine flowers. After spending some time exploring the area, start making your way down to Manali post lunch. Your trek will end when you reach Manali by 6:00 PM in the evening. Overnight stay will be provided at a hotel in Manali.
Meals: Pack Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Manali
Your trip ends on this day. After breakfast, check out from your hotel in Old Manali. You have the option to explore attractions like the Solang Valley, Vashisht Hot Springs, and Jogini Falls – one of the highest waterfalls in Himachal Pradesh. You can also visit Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple, Mall Road, Kasol, Manikaran, and many other places. You could also indulge in adventure sports like paragliding, white water rafting, trout fishing, river crossing, rock climbing, rappelling, bike riding, and more. During the evening, you need to board the Volvo bus for your onward journey from Manali, by 04:00 PM. Hence, plan your activities accordingly.