Patalsu Peak Trek

Patalsu Peak Trek

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About the trek

The Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh has long been a bustling hub of trekkers and adventure enthusiasts thanks to its scenic natural beauty and majestic mountains. Many peaks, including the Friendship Peak, the Dhauladhar Ranges, Hanuman Tibba, and Deo Tibba, tower above Kullu, making it one of India's most popular trekking destinations. The Patalsu peak, located at the head of the Kullu valley, is one of the most famous summits in Himachal Pradesh.

The Patalsu peak trek brings you to a remarkable elevation of roughly 13,845 feet, where you may enjoy unobstructed panoramic views of all the mountain peaks of the town. As you climb the splendid Patalsu peak, you will also get exposed to the enchanting natural beauty of various Himachal towns like Manali, Shagadugh, and Solan village. The Patalsu Peak trek Manali, rated easy to moderate, provides an unforgettable trekking experience for even amateur hikers. The entire trek path is dotted with quaint tiny hamlets, lush oak and pine woods, and breathtaking alpine meadows, immersing you in the charm of Himachal Pradesh. The Patalsu Peak trek is also a treat for bird watchers, as it offers several opportunities to spot exotic Himalayan avian species such as Khaleej and monals.

Highlights of Patalsu Peak Trek

 Patalsu Peak Trek

Maximum altitude: 13,845 ft.

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights

Trekking distance: 16 km

Trail type: Circular trail. Begins and ends at Solang Valley in Manali

Rail head: Joginder Nagar Railway Station

Airport: Kullu Manali Airport, Bhuntar

Snow Season: October to February

Service from: Manali

Base camp: Solang Village, Manali

Best season: Summer seasons (May and June), Post-Monsoon season (September and October)

Region: Kullu valley

Who can participate:

  • Individuals above the age of seven years.
  • While beginners that match the fitness levels may join the trek, people with at least some prior experience of trekking in the Himalayas are preferred.
  • Trekkers must be able to carry a rucksack weighing 10 to 15 kg.
  • Travellers must be in good physical condition and have the stamina to traverse at least five kilometres in 30 minutes.
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Patalsu Peak Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4

Arrive in Manali, Drive to Solang Valley

  • Altitude: 8,400 ft (2,560 m)
  • Duration: 30 mins drive
  • The Patalsu Peak Trek begins at the base camp in Solang village, located about 13 kilometres from Manali.
  • Before you kickstart your journey from Manali to Solang village, you will be briefed about the trekking expedition in the picturesque Manali.
  • Make a point of soaking in the beautiful splendour of Solang village on your way there. You may even come upon Himachal's flora and fauna along the way.
  • Check into your accommodation in Solang village, freshen up, eat a delicious dinner, and tour the gorgeous village at your own pace before retiring to your rooms.
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What to Pack for you trek

Patalsu Peak Trek

Essentials

  • Backpack (50l- 60l): Get a good quality backpack with comfortable shoulder straps and rain cover.
  • Water Bottles: Carry two reusable water bottles of 1 ltr each to remain hydrated throughout the trek.
  • Personal medical kit: For emergencies, bring a personal medical kit with all the necessary medications and band-aids.
  • Trekking Pole: Bring at least one trekking pole for ease of movement and stability while trekking.
  • Trekking shoes: Wear comfortable and waterproof high ankle trekking shoes with good grip.
  • Jackets: Carry a heavy, windproof and fleece jacket to remain warm and comfortable during the Patalsu Peak trek in Manali.
  • Thermal Inners: The temperature at high altitudes is very low and hence, it is recommended to be fully equipped with necessary warmers, sweaters, and full sleeve shirts.
  • Caps: Bring a sun cap and a woollen cap to protect yourself from the sun and the cold weather.

Others

  • Gloves: Bring two pairs of waterproof hand gloves.
  • Toiletries: Carry essential toiletries like sunscreen, sanitizer, toothbrush, tooth paste, cold cream, toilet paper and wipes.
  • Torch or Headlamp: A torch or a headlamp with extra batteries is always useful on a trek.
  • Sunglasses: Sunglasses with U/V protection are effective in guarding your eyes from the Sun.
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Know Before You Go

How to Reach
Trekking routes
Important Tips for trekkers

By Flight - Kullu Manali Airport, located in Bhuntar, is the closest airport to Manali. Direct flights from Delhi and Chandigarh are available. On reaching the Kullu Manali airport, you can take a cab to reach the pickup point. Alternatively, you can book a flight to the Chandigarh International Airport from where it will take 6-9 hours to reach Manali by cab.

By Train - Joginder Nagar Railway Station, the closest railway station to Manali, is well-connected to various cities across the country. You can also reach Manali via Ambala and Chandigarh train stations.

By Bus - To reach Manali by road, you can board a state-run or privately owned bus from New Delhi, Kullu, Leh, or Shimla.

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FAQs

How long is Patalsu Peak Trek?

Patalsu Peak trek lasts for 4 days and 3 nights and covers a distance of about 16 km.

What is the Best Time to do Patalsu Peak Trek?

Summer months from May to June and the post-monsoon months from September to mid-October are the best seasons to go for a Patalsu Peak Trek in Manali. During these months, the snow level is not too high and the routes are relatively cleaner.

What is the highest altitude of Patalsu Peak Trek?

The highest altitude of Patalsu Peak trek is 13,845 ft.

How difficult is Patalsu Peak Trek?

Though the Patalsu Peak trek is easy to moderate in difficulty, it does entail trekking over steep ascents and narrow ridges, which can be tough for certain individuals, particularly novices and amateurs. As a result, it is recommended that you complete basic training to obtain the necessary degree of fitness to participate in this adventure.

Is it possible to trek Patalsu Peak solo?

Yes, Patalsu Peak trek is suitable for solo trekkers as well. The entire route is quite safe and includes several checkpoints where basic amenities like medicines and food are accessible.

Where is Patalsu Peak located?

The Patalsu peak is located in the Kullu valley, close to Manali. It is one among numerous peaks that decorate the valley, including Friendship Peak, Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, the Dhauladhar mountains, and others.