Hanuman Tibba Expedition - 5932 m
Known as The White Mountain, Hanuman Tibba stands proud at 19575 feet, the tallest of its neighbours in Himachal Pradesh’s Dhauladar Range. Lying to the western flank of the Himalayas during this trek you will witness unforgettable views of some of her most notable peaks: Friendship Peak, Lady Leg, Seven Sisters, Shitidhari Peak, and Ladakhi Peak to name but a few. With Manali as a base town, this is prime trekking country. Hanuman Tibba Peak may be graded as a non-technical by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation, but it will still provide a suitable challenge to the moderately experienced climber. Some knowledge of ice and snow trekking is required while climbing exposure is an advantage. Mt Hanuman Tibba is graded as a ‘moderate level' by White Peaks Adventure, where we provide sufficient training across different technical aspects of mountaineering. Suitable for trekkers carrying enough experience in winter treks and wants to get introduced to the world of climbing, our team focuses on each candidate carefully while preparing them to summit Mt Hanuman Tibba.
Total Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Region: Kullu Valley
Maximum Altitude: 19450 feet
Best Season: June to October
Day 01: Arrive in Manali
Arrive in Manali my morning. After lunch, meet with the rest of group and run through a check-list of your gear. Spend the evening at your leisure.
Overnight at hotel, Manali
Day 02: Manali to Bakkar Thach
From Manali, we will travel by road to Solang Valley where our trek will start to Bakkar Thach. Enroute we will be crossing the Dhundi Village, the Last village in Solang Valley, where Beas River meets its first tributary from Beas Kund and the Rohtang Pass. After Dhundi our trek starts from the coniferous treeline to the high altitude pasture. Rhododendron shrubs are abundant and River Beas is crossed by a snow bridge. Dinner at camp in Bakkar Thach.
Overnight at camp, Bakkar Thach
Day 03: Bakkar Thach to Beas Kund Glacier
After breakfast, continue your ascent up the Beas Kund Glacier (11,811 feet). A short but steep climb takes you to a 300m long moraine field, that culminates in the meadows of the Beas Kund region. A vast flatland, strewn with small boulders and streams, crowned by huge mountain faces and hanging glaciers, the topography of the region is in stark contrast to the prior days. Our campsite will be situated several kilometres away from Beas Kund, at the base of Tentu Pass.
Overnight at camp, Beas Kund Glacier
Day 04: Rest day at base camp
Today will be a complete rest day. We’ll spend the day at base camp eating, drinking and sleeping and adjusting to the altitude. The tasks for the day will include technical gear distribution, crampon fitting, plus a briefing and orientation on your upcoming trek. Today you will learn:
Inclusions of training for all moderate to difficult level climbing expeditions by White Peaks Adventures
Overnight at base camp, Beas Kund Glacier
Day 05: Ice craft practice on glacier
A full day’s orientation and training in ice climbing.
Overnight at base camp, Beas Kund Glacier
Day 06: Base Camp to Advanced Camp
Wake up early, for this morning you will take your first steps up the mountain. Almost immediately we will be walking up a steep slope of hardened snow. We’ll arrive at camp (13,123 feet), which is halfway up the mountain in time for lunch. Now that we are on the mountain, we’ll be without our kitchen staff. From here on, every member of the expedition will work together to carry loads, pitch and remove camp, as well as cooking and washing, truly bringing a sense of comradery to the expedition. For the following few nights, we’ll be camping on snow.
Overnight at advanced camp, below Tentu pass
Day 07: Advanced Camp to Camp One
For many, the most challenging day of the entire expedition, the climb to the top of Tentu Pass (15,746 feet) is steep, long and arduous. Depending on the snow conditions, your guides will set up fixed ropes for you. Once we arrive at the pass, we’ll have a fantastic view of ‘the other side’ for the first time. From the ridge, it’s a short gradual descent to our campsite.
Overnight at Camp One, Tentu pass
Day 08: Camp One to Summit Camp
We have a relatively flat walk ahead of us today; our height gain will be barely 200m, but at almost seven hours on foot it’s a long day on the glacier. After arriving at camp (16,404 feet), we’ll have an early dinner and crawl into our tents. Later this night, we’ll be making our summit attempt.
Overnight at Summit Camp
Day 09: Summit Attempt
Wake up just after midnight. After a cup of hot chai, we will begin our attempt to reach the summit. Although the gradient is not as much as on the way up Tentu Pass, you will be fatigued after your climb from the previous days. From the summit (15,746 feet), you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the peaks of the Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal and Greater Himalayan Ranges. After a mandatory photo opp, we’ll return from the summit, stopping at summit camp for some refreshments, break camp and head back to Camp 1 for a well-earned night’s sleep.
Overnight at Camp One
Day 10: Reserve day for Summit.
Day 11: Summit Camp to Camp 1
Today will be a day of complete rest. Spend the day at camp (15,746 feet) taking in the views, eating, sleeping and eating some more. This day is also reserved as a buffer day, in case the first summit attempt is called off because of bad weather.
Overnight at Camp One
Day 12: Camp 1 to Base Camp
This morning we’ll begin our descent to Tentu Pass (15,746 feet) towards base camp. You’ll need to watch your step in the gully, but afterwards, it’ll be a pleasant slide downhill. On arrival at camp, we’ll be welcomed by our base camp staff, and a hearty, well-deserved feast!
Overnight at base camp
Day 13: Base camp to Manali
After a lazy breakfast, we’ll head down to Dhundi, where we will travel by road back to Manali. Enjoy your first hot shower of the expedition and get ready for drinks and celebrations this evening.
Your White Peaks Adventure ends here.
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