Mangankot Winter Trek

Naggar, Himachal Pradesh

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If you are looking for an adventure that offers stunning views of Kullu valley, then the Mangankot trek in Himachal Pradesh is the perfect destination. Manali has always fascinated thousands of tourists from all around the globe who come seeking adventure and peace of mind through excavating nature with its many trails. Very often, you will come across trekkers, hikers, and adventure seekers visit Manali to experience the best trip moments. One of the most beautiful trekking trails in Manali which very few people know about is Mangankot. The Mangankot summit is a unique formation on the old Manali mountain and is visible from the left bank of that region. From mixed forests to snow capped mountains, providing you with that secluded feeling which one craves for after city life.

The Mangankot winter trek near Manali is a breathtaking adventure that commences from the charming village of Shanag, located just a stone's throw away from Old Manali. This invigorating trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the serene and snow-covered landscapes of the Himachal Pradesh region. As the trail winds its way through dense pine forests and pristine meadows, trekkers are treated to stunning vistas of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks that loom in the distance. The Mangankot winter trek is not just a physical challenge but also a journey into the heart of nature's winter wonderland. It's a perfect escape for those seeking solace and serenity amidst the majestic beauty of Manali's snowy wilderness.

Climbing to a great height above the city to watch the panoramic views of Kullu valley is something that is a must do for all tekkers who try and attempt this feat. This place also has vast acres of apple orchards as you climb towards the snowy alpine landscape that will hypnotize your mind. You are bound to get exactly what you are looking for and explore unreal landscapes, while also enjoying the thrill of an adventurous trek

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➽ Itinerary of Trek

You are expected to report at Naggar which is a quaint village which is just 20 kms from Manali. After reaching Naggar, you can check in to your hotel (details will be shared to you prior to your arrival). You can keep your luggage and freshen up after you reach. Then you will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Adventure Trips. Some paperwork is required so don’t forget to bring along a copy of your ID proof, registration form and medical certificate which is to be submitted to our representative as it is required for forest permits. After all the necessary formalities have been taken care of, you can take the rest of the day off exploring the quaint hamlet that is Naggar, by visiting the local castle and Nicholas Roerich art gallery. You can even take care of some last minute purchases that you might need to do before departing for your trek. Overnight stay at a Hotel in Naggar.

On this day we will make our way to the mountains of Old Manali. The trail lay hidden behind the hustle bustle of the busy Himalayan city. The road head ends in Shanag and from there onwards we will start our journey on foot and enter into the pristine snow covered deodar forests. Road to Shilla which is the base camp for Mangankot is steep and we will gain almost 800 meters of altitude from our trek. After reaching our campsite we will be allotted our tents and then later on we'll go for an acclimatization walk to the waterfall. Overnight stay in tents at Shilla Base Base Camp


The second day on the trail marks the start of the summit day. We will wake up early in the morning and start our trek before the break of dawn as the day is going to be long and hard. The slope is steep and we have to take care of every step while walking on this path. Snow and ice all around us will keep us shivering on this long day. White and dreamy land will encourage you to move on this path. It is surely a lovely experience for every one of us. After walking for about 5 to 6 hours, we will finally reach Mangan Kot. The view is truly magnificent from the top and our tiring journey has finally given us something beautiful and that is this wonderful sight, we will spend some time here with breathtaking scenes of Manali Valley. The journey back will be the same that we took but the trail type is not alike. We have to descend on a long route to reach our destination. We will reach Shilla campsite late in the afternoon, on our arrival we will be greeted with tea and piping hot snacks.

We will start trekking after breakfast. We will come across thick pine trees and mixed forests. Huge apple orchards will come on your route where you can click beautiful photos with your friends. It will take at least 3 hours for you to reach the road head from the base camp. At the road head our vehicles will pick us up and drop us back to Manali by noon. This will be the conclusion to our trip and you can plan your transportation or accommodation accordingly.

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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.

⦿ Technically-

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Take top and bottom thermals with you.
  4. Quick dry towel with light weight and Personal toiletries. Suns cream lotion, sanitizer, tooth brush ad toothpaste, lip balm and antibacterial powder.
  5. Socks: Bring two pairs of regular socks and two pair of wool socks for wearing at night.
  6. A head torch is required.
  7. Sunglasses/ Goggle: UV-protected sunglasses are necessary to protect against sunlight and Snow Mountain.
  8. 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.
  9. Everyone taking part in the activity should have their own lunchbox, spoon, mug and water bottle/ hydration pack of 2 ltr.
  10. 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.
  11. Trekking bag of 75 ltr with rain cover.
  12. Walking stik.
  13. Electronics: camera (optional) USB cable/USB solar charger, charger/earphones, Power bank fully charged.
  14. Personal first aid box. Emergency ration, energy bars, dry fruit, electoral/Ors
  15. 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 and 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

  1. Conveyance within the journey.
  2. Tents that can be shared.
  3. Advanced and knowledgeable himalayan adventure trips guide.
  4. Cooks, helpers, and other necessary personnel.
  5. Vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) along the journey
  6. Every organisational prerequisite for a journey
  7. First aid kit with portal oxygen.
  8. Camping fees and forest permits.
  9. All permissions for hiking.
  10. All meals will be supplied while on the hike. Freshly cooked meals will include a mix of indian, chinese, and continental cuisines.
  11. Lodging at a hotel, guest house, home, or in tents.
  12. All of the group's trekking equipment (tents at base camp, use of base camp facilities)
  13. All trip workers, including porters and mules for everyday items (such as food, tents, and utensils)


➽ Trip cost Excludes

  1. Airfare or other forms of transportation costs.
  2. Meals and hotel accommodations.
  3. Personal costs include washing, cell charging, and lodge showers
  4. Entry permits or permission for the inner line for foreign participants.
  5. Personal apparel and hiking supplies, such as liners for sleeping bags and walking sticks, are required.
  6. Any expenditures associated with rescue efforts or an early expedition departure.
  7. Guides and sherpa crew are tipped.
  8. Personal porters to carry hikers' packs
  9. Personal liability insurance or emergency evacuation costs
  10. Personal purchases (such as bottles of mineral water, bottled or canned drinks, chocolate, dried fruit, presents, etc.).
  11. From and to the trailhead, food.
  12. 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.



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➽ 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.

Akshay Nanda

I went on the Prashar Lake Trek with Himalayan Adventure Trips with some friends; it was our first trek, and we had a great time because of the beautiful scenery and convenient location. We owe a debt of gratitude to Manu, who organised the trip.


Visiting Prashar lake was a fantastic experience.

Mr. Manu Sharma

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