Papsura Peak of Evil
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Papsura Peak of Evil
According to legend, PAPSURA is "The Peak of Evil!" The MOUNT PAPSURA EXPEDITION is renowned as one of the most treacherous mountaineering adventures on the planet. Skilled, seasoned, and physically fit mountaineers are required for this expedition. Located in the Indian Himalayas, this peak is a powerful presence in the East Tosh Glacier. The lengthy and potentially perilous approach to Papsura has made it one of the least climbed peaks in recent decades.
Mount PAPSURA(6,451 m / 21,165 ft) in Himachal Pradesh is renowned to many mountaineers and thrill seekers looking to test their skill and might against this mammoth peak. The location of the peak adds to the whole ordeal as it is inside Pin National Park where you can find a plethora of flora and fauna and most of all the Snow Leopard. If you are lucky enough then you might even spot one meandering around in the higher altitudes. With both the Lahaul and Spiti regions, this peak is completely covered in snow along with the possibility of unpredictable weather. There is excellent mountaineering and rock climbing in this area, which is on the boundary of the Lahaul district, the Spiti region, and the Kullu district. Read More
As a part of a mountaineering expedition the team will be taught various skills which are required to scale technical mountaineering peaks. It all starts from simple activities like load packing and carrying. Beyond the base camp, it is not possible for mules to carry the load, so, the responsibility of carrying the equipment and other necessities for the success of the expedition falls onto us. Roping up and walking together as a team while having a guide man and end man. Using of snow boots, crampons, ice axe and gaiters for ascending and descending on glacial mountains are some skills you can use on any expedition after your experience at mount Papsura. The journey to the summit of MOUNT PAPSURA is an unforgettable experience. You will go to the lofty Himalayas, where you may marvel at the snow-capped peaks and feel the rush of reaching the summit of Mount PAPSURA. Anyone without a strong constitution should not try to attempt such a feat on this mountain of Himachal Pradesh. For those who are up to the task, however, the view from the peak of Mount PAPSURA over the land they have conquered is unparalleled and as the adrenalin pumps through your veins from the arduous journey that you have just endured just electrifies the whole experience. An excursion to the summit of MOUNT PAPSURA is a once-in-a-lifetime chance.
As a part of a mountaineering expedition the team will be taught various skills which are required to scale technical mountaineering peaks. It all starts from simple activities like load packing and carrying. Beyond the base camp, it is not possible for mules to carry the load, so, the responsibility of carrying the equipment and other necessities for the success of the expedition falls onto us. Roping up and walking together as a team while having a guide man and end man. Using of snow boots, crampons, ice axe and gaiters for ascending and descending on glacial mountains are some skills you can use on any expedition after your experience at mount Papsura.
The journey to the summit of MOUNT PAPSURA is an unforgettable experience. You will go to the lofty Himalayas, where you may marvel at the snow-capped peaks and feel the rush of reaching the summit of Mount PAPSURA. Anyone without a strong constitution should not try to attempt such a feat on this mountain of Himachal Pradesh. For those who are up to the task, however, the view from the peak of Mount PAPSURA over the land they have conquered is unparalleled and as the adrenalin pumps through your veins from the arduous journey that you have just endured just electrifies the whole experience. An excursion to the summit of MOUNT PAPSURA is a once-in-a-lifetime chance.
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Itinerary of Expedition
We warmly welcome you to India, a nation where the spirit of hospitality permeates every aspect of daily life, a culture rich in heritage, and a place where the past comes to life through song and dance. We will meet at Indian Mountaineering Foundation for some administrative formalities and briefing regarding the expedition of Mount Papsura. Our vehicle to Kasol will depart in the evening around 19:00 hours. Overnight journey to Kasol.
Today we'll be entering the region of India sometimes referred to as "the country of God," with its striking mountain scenery. We will reach Kasol and check into our hotel. Kasol is a small, magical town in the Kullu district, located in the Parvati Valley. It is also known as the "Mini Israel of India" because of the large number of Israeli visitors. After taking some much needed rest after the overnight journey that you have just taken we will all meet for a briefing session with our expedition leader. After the briefing has been conducted you have the rest of the day to spend in leisure and explore the local market of Kasol. Overnight stay in a Hotel in Kasol.
As part of today's agenda, you'll have a chance to meet our expedition team (Sherpa, local guides, kitchen staff), and your Expedition leader will brief you on tomorrow's schedule. After the meeting, you'll turn over your climbing gear and any other items to our management team to be packed. (You will obtain all these goods at our next camping spot). The rest of the day can be utilized by taking hikes around Kasol and its neighboring villages and admire the natural beauty of the area. You take out an opportunity to visit the natural hot spring at Manikaran. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kasol.
Early in the morning after having our breakfast, we will travel to tosh village that is just 20 kilometers from Kasol. Reach tosh, our team will already go ahead to our designated campsite. In order for them to put up the camps for us. The area is surrounded by coniferous trees and waterfalls on the way from the little hamlet of Tosh to the larger town of Kulta. You'll be treated to a breathtaking panorama of snow-capped mountains and a valley below. By the time the afternoon rolls around, you'll be at the campsite, where you may explore the surrounding region and take photographs among the many Cedar and Maple trees. Overnight stay in tents at Kutla.
In the morning, we'll have breakfast, and then set off on the trail to our next camping spot, Saran, some 12 kilometers away. The journey there will take about six hours, and we'll give you a packed lunch to enjoy while you're on the go. We will be trekking through forests of pine and oak. Trail is narrow with winding routes going both uphill and downhill with some gentle slopes to make our trek easier. In the evening, we arrived at Saran Thatch, where we spent the night in tents.
Morning after breakfast start your journey to Shamsi, today we trek along the Tosh River, we take our pack lunch on route, There is also the possibility to observe the sheep throughout the trek today, Shamsi Thach is renowned for its medicinal plants. Our local guide helps you explain the sights and tells you about the flora and animals of the valley; at 3760 m in the Himalayas, there are no tree lines, so we have a clear view of the mountains. Trekking on the mountain tops and through wide open grasslands and meadows we will reach Samsi Thach, a beautiful and serene location perfect for pitching our tents and establishing our campsite. Overnight stay in tents at Samsi Thach.
Since this is our final day of hiking, our porters will leave us at the base camp of Dharamsura and Papsura. They will start from Samsi Thach bright and early in the morning to drop off our stuff so that they may return to us as soon as possible. We pack up our campsite as early as possible so that our stuff can be carried by the porters as they have to reach Kutla. Our trail today is mostly uphill and since we have cleared the tree line we will get a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains without any obstruction. Arrival at the Base camp in the late afternoon. We will establish our campsite in a manner that it will become the base of our expedition. Keep yourself active to adapt properly to the change in altitude. Overnight stay in tents at the Base Camp.
Following the base camp, you and your climbing sherpa, our team will spend the next 14 days ascending Mount Papsura and descending down to the camp where you started. Through the use of satellite phones and walkie-talkies, you may stay in touch with our base camp and backup crew, and we'll keep you apprised of the weather situation as it develops. During this time period we will manage activities like Load ferry of our stuff to the higher camps like Advance Base Camp, Camp 1 and Summit camp. We will be making multiple trips back and forth from the camps to first carry the load to the next camp and then finally going to occupy that camp. The process of taking those extra days to climb up and down between camps to carry and load and occupy them helps our bodies to acclimatize better to the rise in altitude. Our lead climbers are going to stay a day ahead of the rest of the team to open the routes and also to fix ropes wherever required so that the rest of the climbers can attach their jumar and climb with relative ease. We set up the summit camp to make the summit attempt much more accessible, so we reach the summit camp during the day and retire early to rest our bodies for the summit attempt. The summit push starts late into the night past midnight. We climb with the aid of our headlights in the dark of the night. We do so to get favorable snow conditions for our climb. From the summit we get a Panoramic view of the great Himalayan range. After spending some time on the summit by clicking photographs and taking in as much as we can of the magnificent view which instills a feeling of awe inside of us. We will then begin our downward journey back to the base camp while winding up the other high camps we set up and leaving behind no trace of waste.
We also keep buffer days in between in case the summit attempt gets delayed due to bad weather conditions.
Early morning trek to tosh valley, this is the full-day trip. Due to the heavy loads and the length of the trip to Tosh, we begin our day as early as possible. We retrace our route that we used to reach the base camp reminding ourselves of the arduous journey we took to the summit and now we trek back to Tosh with our hearts full of memories and our chest swollen with pride of the accomplishment that we have completed. In the evening we have gala time with the whole expedition team and celebrate. Overnight stay in the Guest house at Tosh.
We leave Tosh right after having breakfast and depart for Kasol. At Kasol we get time to grab lunch and explore some of its beautifully located cafes. We will catch the evening bus from Kasol to Delhi. Overnight travel.
We will reach Delhi early in the morning and conclude our trip.
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➽ Preparation for Expedition
As you know every mountainous excursion demands a precise planning, a planning with adequate pliability of observing and tackling situations, held all as by overcoming mind body and soul throughout the incredible Himalayan journey.
So here are some aspects regarding Mt. Papsura Expedition preparation:
⦿ Physically – A trek demands physical endurance, to prepare for each trek you should work out a month before joining a program. Build up the adequate strength in your legs by running and exercising every day to boost up your endurance. Stop smoking and boost your lungs doing breathing exercises at routine basis two times a day, which will help acclimatize the conditions while being resilient on the trek. Take active part in outdoor games, Yoga and any other cardiac exercises.
⦿ Mentally – Mental preparation is key, equally as important as physical training requisite for a trek. Before joining any trek take pleasure in your daily routines, eat well, take rest properly and relax. Do not stress your mind by unnecessary predictions about the trek. Be with your best friends to get motivated and relax your mind. Because pre trek assumptions are not worthy because once you join the trek and meet with rest of the pack will bring encouragement and excitement. The mental preparedness will build through the entire trek conditions. And the physical drawbacks will affect the mind. So pay close attention to various parts of the body and consciously let them loosen up as you trek. When you trek try to relax your body, especially your hips. If you’re on a winding downhill trail or on a panicking slant, think of each step as part of a simple dance and enjoy the natural rhythms that the terrain and your body can find together cautiously. Experiment with different ways of walking as a way of finding enjoyment beyond the goal of reaching a destination. The main key to stay mentally fit is to enjoy the route and not to pressurize the mind.
➽ Things to Carry
- Good Trekking Boots: You need sturdy trekking boots with supportive high ankles. Don't bring your running shoes. U can carry extra floaters/flip flops also.
- Wear warm clothing, such three-layer coats, fleece upper, hollow fill or down-filled jackets. Carry full-sleeved T-shirt. Carry cotton hiking trek pants and warm pant for your lower body. Never bring shorts or jeans on a hike.
- Take top and bottom thermals with you.
- Quick dry towel with light weight and Personal toiletries. Suns cream lotion, sanitizer, tooth brush ad toothpaste, lip balm and antibacterial powder.
- Socks: Bring two pairs of regular socks and two pair of wool socks for wearing at night.
- A head torch is required.
- Sunglasses/ Goggle: UV-protected sunglasses are necessary to protect against sunlight and Snow Mountain.
- There should also be a woolen cap / balaclava, cap, neck gaiter cum face mask and warm fleece and waterproof summit gloves since it will be chilly. Keep waterproof gloves on hand since they become wet in the snow.
- Everyone taking part in the activity should have their own lunchbox, spoon, mug and water bottle/ hydration pack of 2 ltr.
- Raincoats/ponchos: Since snowfall and rain are frequent at high elevations, it is important to have one on hand so as to avoid getting wet.
- Trekking bag of 75 ltr with rain cover.
- Walking stick.
- Personal first aid box. Emergency ration, energy bars, dry fruit, electoral/Ors
- Personal technical gears list of mountaineering (on rent basis available)
- Climbing boot, Crampon, Sleeping bag (optional), Ice axe, seat harness, Rope and tape sling, helmet, Summit gloves, Gaiters, Carabineers 2 no (screw), figure of eight/descendor, Zumar (Ascendor),
- Required Documents:
a) Registration Form
b) Medical Certificate (signed by a licensed MBBS physician)
c) NOC form (completed by the trekker)
d) 2 passport-size photos
e) ID Proof photo (not PAN)
f) Basic Mountaineering Course certificate.
g) Insurance upto 5 lac..
➽ How to Reach
How to reach Manali:
Delhi and Manali are linked nicely. You may travel from Delhi to Manali in 12 to 14 hours via overnight bus (approx 540 KMS). Online ticket reservations are available at www.redbus.in and www.hrtc.gov.in Tip: Given the distance between Delhi and Manali, the majority of Volvo private buses depart Delhi between 5 and 8 p.m. At 8.30 p.m., the final government bus departs from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Between Rs. 1,200 and Rs. 1,800 are charged by Volvo buses each sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Delhi to Manali: Buses depart from Manali for Delhi between 4 and 8 p.m., same like the return trip. You should expect to arrive in Delhi any time between six and ten in the morning. Plan your subsequent trips just after midday, leaving ample time for bus delays.
How to reach Naggar:
Naggar is 18 kilometres from Manali, and there are several buses that operate every 15 minutes. Alternatively, one may get out at Patlikuhal, which is 5 kilometres from Naggar on the right bank highway. Between Kullu and Manali is Patlikuhal. To get to Naggar, you may take a cab or a local bus from Manali or Patlikuhal.
The closest train station is:
Ambala (350 miles) and Chandigarh are the closest railway stations (310 kms). Advice: From Chandigarh to Manali, regular buses and Volvos run in the evening. Volvo buses from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa charge between Rs. 800 and Rs. 1,200 every sector.
The closest airport:
The closest airport to Manali is Bhuntar, which is 52 kilometres distant. From Bhuntar to Manali, taxi services are available and cost between Rs. 1500 and Rs. 2,500. Air travel between Bhuntar and Delhi is convenient. Airlines providing flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu include Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, MDLR Airlines, and Jagson Airlines.
➽ Trip Cost Includes
- Mountaineering (Instructor/guide) services provided by a highly trained, professional, and qualified Himalayan Adventure Trips staff.
- Certified local guide with extensive familiarity of the area.
- Climbing provides only vegetarian food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
- Staff include chefs, cooks, and helpers.
- High Altitude Force, Low Altitude Force, Porters, Mules for Common Equipment (Rations, Tents, Utensils, Central Climbing Equipment, etc.)
- Tents (to be shared), sleeping bags, air mattresses, and air pads are included. Inner
- We offer twin-share accommodations in dome, alpine, and high-altitude tents on all of our treks and expeditions. All necessary camping equipment, including air mattresses, a shelter for cooking and eating, a table and chairs, a stool, and more, would be supplied.
- Someone who can carry heavy items, set up high camps, repair ropes, etc. at high altitudes.
- Assistance from Guide All the Way to the Top
- High-altitude butane gas cooker
- The only meal offered at the hotel will be breakfast. All meals while on the walk will be supplied for you. Indian, Chinese, and Continental cuisines, all freshly cooked, will be on the menu.
- Tin-packaged food is what we'll eat at high altitude.
- A standard first aid kit with oxygen masks for the patient.
- Camping fees, wildlife fees, and forest permits.
- Taxes imposed by the state.
➽ Trip cost Excludes
- Climbers may hire individual porters to carry their gear.
- Airport transportation costs
- Expenses for carrying still/video cameras etc.
- Irregular/Personal costs, such as laundry, phone calls, and gratuities.
- Climbing equipment such as ropes, pitons, snow bars, crabs, etc.
- Your own personal mountaineering equipment and clothes, as well as any specialised foods you may need
- Inner Line Permit.
- Health coverage or the price of a rescue mission
- Expenditures of a more personal character (such as booze, soda, bottled water, mineral water, canned or bottled drinks, candy, canned or packaged dried fruits, etc.)
- Provisions/food to or from the starting point of the trek.
- Any expenses that are incurred as a result of natural disasters, human error, or other unforeseeable occurrences.
- Protect your trip with a travel insurance policy.
- Authorization, licensing, and enlistment with the IMF.
- Payment for Liaison Officer (included for foreign expedition only)
- GST of 5%.
➽ Special Casual Leaves
Government employee can avail the benefit of special casual leave when u join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rule of the pay commission, special casual leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar years for trekking and mountaineering expeditions through a register organization. Himalayan adventure trips are a register adventure tour operator register with Indian mountaineering foundation and Himachal Pradesh tourism. Candidates have to apply for leave at least 30 days before the trek/expedition start.
➽ Provided By The Customers
Everything about our visit to Prashar lake was better than we could have imagined. From our initial contact with Himalayan Adventure Trips, we felt their genuine interest in learning about our group's goals and expectations, and our travels with them reinforced at every turn that they not only understood our requirements but also have the acute skill and expertise to achieve them. Having already had such a wonderful experience with this firm, I will be promoting a trek to Prashar lake to all my friends who share my passion for hiking and will specifically recommend that they work with this outfit. Absolutely fantastic; I have nothing but praise for it.