DEV ROOPA TREK
Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
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DEV ROOPA TREK
The Dev Ropa Trek is one of the least travelled routes in the Himalayas, and as a result, it is one of the most breathtaking. The erratic journey into the heart of Chandrakhani Pass, with its rich Himalayan flora and fauna, highland meadows, and, eventually, the expansive fields of Dev Ropa, will leave one speechless. The walk is full of exciting experiences, the kind of which one may anticipate when travelling through the Himalayas. A few days spent in complete seclusion in the middle of the wilderness would imbue a person with an unadulterated reverence for Mother Nature. The term "descent of the God" derives from the words "dev" and "ropa," which together mean "god." The location of Dev Ropa is very much like what the name says it should be. The huge flatlands of Dev Ropa are as large as the various football fields, and there are a few teeny little rivers that wind their way across the area. It would be difficult to adequately describe the magnificent paths that we hiked on throughout the trip. An wonderful hiking adventure awaits those who make their way to the historic town of Naggar. The journey to the isolated town of Rumsu brings hikers through some of Naggar's most beautiful natural settings. As we climb higher, we make our way through some of the most old woods, which are filled with conifers as well as oak, chestnut, birch, and walnut trees.
At some spots, the trees part to reveal the expansive view, providing the opportunity to take photographs that do justice to the natural splendour of the area. Following Naya Tapru, we will continue to make our way through the trees until we reach the alpine meadows. For each step we take, the space between us and the next patch of vegetation becomes shorter, until eventually, the whole forest floor is covered in teeny tiny plants. As soon as we get at Chandrakhani Pass, the scenery opens out to provide a breathtaking panorama of mountain ranges in the distance. As the journey continues, more breathtaking locations become available to be seen and investigated. The ascent in height combined with the challenging terrain along the way makes for a walk that is considered to be of moderate difficulty. It takes around five or six days to reach Dev Ropa, which indicates that it is not as straightforward as one may assume it to be. It is very necessary to be in good physical shape in order to complete the walk without encountering any difficulties. The co-relatives make it a point to pay their respects at the sacred location known as Dev Ropa. Being in a sacred location would, therefore, provide one with a greater sense of spirituality and tranquilly. The Malana Valley, which is said to have been home to Alexander the Great's forefathers, is one of the places we visit on our way back. Our journey will come to a conclusion at Malana Dam, and from there, we will make our way back to civilisation by vehicle.
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➽ Itinerary of Trek
Relax at our hotel or camp and take some easy strolls around the area to help you adjust to the high altitude. There would be plenty of time available for seeing the market and the places around it. Spend the night in a hotel or a tent.
Time: 6 hours
Distance: Approx. 9km's
Today we will start our walk by travelling from Naggar to Rumsu, and then we will begin our walk by following a hilly road that will become more mild as it continues. The path will go through thick woodlands all the way to the picturesque meadows of Naya Tapru. Tents will serve as the base of operations for the night.
Time: 6 to 7 hours
Distance: About 9 to 10 kilometres
The first part of our journey will consist of a strenuous rise to Chanderkhani Pass, which is located at an elevation of 12,000 feet. Here, we will have lunch and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding area. After enjoying ourselves to the fullest at the summit, we start our journey back down to Kala Pot, where we will pitch up camp for the night. After arriving at the campground, drink some tea and then start preparing supper. As night falls, make it a point to look up at the star-studded sky and take it all in. Spend the night in one of the tents.
Time: 6 hours
Distance: About 9 - 10 km's
After a hearty breakfast, we will get our hiking boots on and make our way to the Shokat campground for the night. In this area, you'll have the opportunity to chat with local people as you make your way across the landscape, where you can also see the verdant meadows and inspiring vistas of the Pir Panjal mountain range. Spend the night in the tents at the Shokat camp.
Time: 6 – 7hrs
Distance: About 10 – 11 km's
A spectacular dawn awaits you, so set your alarm at an early hour, and get ready to walk in the direction of Bakore. After walking for almost to seven hours, we will finally arrive at Bakore, which is the last campground before Dev Ropa. It is a lovely place to hang out at for some peace and quiet at the campground. In the middle of the towering mountain ranges of the Himalaya, after you have arrived, you may have tea, soup, and other foods. The moment seems to have finally arrived as one takes in the sight of these elongated peaks that are topped with snow and these huge meadows that are decked with Himalayan vegetation. When you've finished your meal, take some time to gaze at the night sky. Tent camping is available in Bakore for the night.
Time: 5 to 6 hrs
We will begin the ascent to Dev Ropa, our most eagerly anticipated destination, today. After three challenging ascents, we will finally arrive at Dev Ropa. Each ascent will take us one whole hour to accomplish. The path runs beside a stream that originates from Dev Ropa in a parallel fashion. The people hold this location in the highest regard as a holy site, and it really is a miracle, just as the name implies. Being positioned at such a height, one would be taken aback by how expansive the fields are. After getting close enough, have some refreshments and then go exploring. In the tents, night had fallen.
Distanace: About 9 – 10 km's
When you've had breakfast, you may begin the gradual descent to the campground at Bogdi. After you have arrived, have some refreshments, and then take some time to unwind in the pristine natural setting. Rest your head for the night at the camp.
Our trip begins today with a leisurely stroll; we will be on foot for around four to five hours as we make our way through the gorgeous alpine meadows and towns. We will go to the remote hamlet of Malana and go on a tour that includes a stop at the Malana Dam. After our time at the location, we will complete the trip with a brief drive to Jari or Kasol. After arriving in Jari or Kasol, travellers are free to continue on to the next stop of their choosing.
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➽ Preparation for Trek
As you well know, the great Himalayan trek is one that requires careful preparation, a strategy that allows for enough flexibility to adapt to whatever challenges may arise.
Therefore, here are some things to consider before setting out on your trek:
⦿ Physically – You should start working out at least a month before signing up for a program if you want to be physically prepared for the rigours of a journey. Strengthen your legs by jogging and working out regularly to increase your stamina. To better acclimatise to the environment and increase your resilience on the walk, you should give up smoking and undertake breathing exercises twice a day. Engage in vigorous physical activity, such as playing sports, doing Yoga, or running.
⦿ Mentally –
Getting in shape physically is essential, but mental preparation is just as crucial for a successful walk. Take time to enjoy your regular activities, maintain a healthy diet and sleep schedule, and unwind before embarking on a hike. Predictions regarding the journey should not cause mental worry. Spend time with your closest pals to recharge your batteries and renew your spirit. Pre-trek preconceptions are unwarranted since the first contact with the other trekkers is certain to be a source of inspiration and energy. Conditions during the walk will contribute to the increase in mental readiness. The mental repercussions of physical disadvantages will not be ignored. So, when you hike, pay attention to different regions of your body and purposefully relax them. If you want to enjoy your hike, you should learn to loosen up a little, particularly in the hips. Think about your descent as a simple dance, and enjoy the natural rhythms that the path and your body can discover together gradually, whether you're on a flowing downhill route or a frightening slope. Try out a few new walking techniques to add some fun to your commute without worrying about getting somewhere in particular. Maintaining mental fitness mostly requires a willingness to relax and take in the journey, rather than subjecting oneself to undue stress.
Get the right size hiking boots and go for it, from a technical standpoint. You should make use of 60 litres. To become acclimated to carrying heavy items, it is recommended to utilise a backpack on a regular basis. Get a hiking stick, a water bottle, some thermal socks, a fleece or feather coat, some long pants, a poncho, some flip-flops, and any devices you may need like a camera or a power bank (DSLR or digital camera).
➽ 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 stik.
- Electronics: camera (optional) USB cable/USB solar charger, charger/earphones, Power bank fully charged.
- Personal first aid box. Emergency ration, energy bars, dry fruit, electoral/Ors
- 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)
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 Kasol:
The distance between Bhunter and Kasol is 25 kilometres, and there are many buses that operate every 15 minutes. Instead, one may get out at Bhunter, which is located on the left bank highway and is 25 kilometres away from Kasol. bhunter located in between of Kullu Manali. To go to Kasol from Manali or Bhunter, you may use a taxi or another kind of local transportation, or you can share a cab.
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
- Conveyance within the journey.
- Tents that can be shared.
- Advanced and knowledgeable himalayan adventure trips guide.
- Cooks, helpers, and other necessary personnel.
- Vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) along the journey
- Every organisational prerequisite for a journey
- First aid kit with portal oxygen.
- Camping fees and forest permits.
- All permissions for hiking.
- All meals will be supplied while on the hike. Freshly cooked meals will include a mix of indian, chinese, and continental cuisines.
- Lodging at a hotel, guest house, home, or in tents.
- All of the group's trekking equipment (tents at base camp, use of base camp facilities)
- All trip workers, including porters and mules for everyday items (such as food, tents, and utensils)
➽ Trip cost Excludes
- Airfare or other forms of transportation costs.
- Meals and hotel accommodations.
- Personal costs include washing, cell charging, and lodge showers
- Entry permits or permission for the inner line for foreign participants.
- Personal apparel and hiking supplies, such as liners for sleeping bags and walking sticks, are required.
- Any expenditures associated with rescue efforts or an early expedition departure.
- Guides and sherpa crew are tipped.
- Personal porters to carry hikers' packs
- Personal liability insurance or emergency evacuation costs
- Personal purchases (such as bottles of mineral water, bottled or canned drinks, chocolate, dried fruit, presents, etc.).
- From and to the trailhead, food.
- 5% goods and service tax (gst).
➽ 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.