Experiential Manali Snow Adventure with Snow Trek and stay in Wilderness Lodge

Outdoor Activities in Central Himachal Pradesh

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This is an experiential holiday designed suit all age groups, to experience winters in remote village in the Himalaya. Experience and indulge in the life style of the natives, even if just for a couple of days with the luxury of warm comfortable beds with local 'tandoors' for heating the cosy wooden rooms. we'll go out on photography hikes towards the Hampta Pass and Lassi Thatch and visit 'Panduropa', paddy field of 'the Pandavas' at almost 10000 feet.The Stay in our 'Wilderness Lodge' in Sethan is an experience in itself. Sethan is the last village in the Hampta Valley and is heaven for backcountry skiing in the winters. Located far away from civilization, at an altitude of 9200 feet with grand views of the Dhauladhar Range, the lodge has warm cosy rooms and all basic modern amenities and serves as the perfect 'base' for all our backcountry adventures. With brilliant photography opportunities, it'd be a truly unique and memorable experience for guests of all ages.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productOverviewThe Wilderness Lodge at Sethan is a quaint traditional wooden cottage which gives a feel of village stay with comforts of a toilet, a bukhari (tandoor) in each of the four rooms for warmth and a common balcony and a kitchen. The snow capped Majestic Dhauladhars offer a breathtaking view from the rooms and the balcony of the cottageComfortable and RelaxingThe apple orchard around the cottage lends a serene and scenic area to relax and unwind. While you lounge on the hammocks and camp chairs you can breathe in the beauty, indulge in photography, watch the yellow billed Magpies & the verditer flycatcher go about their daily chores. Depending on the season you can try your hand at gardening, vegetable or apple picking a walk through the terraced fields, watch out for bears, foxes and porcupines.While lazing at the lodge a few activities like slacklining, dart board, carrom, Golf putting, strumming the guitar or trying a tune on flute a can keep you engrossed and amused. In the evening the a bonfire and or barbecue with dinner maybe arranged under the starry sky. Sethan village where the cottage is located is a tiny village of the Nomadic Khampa tribe with just a few houses and families engaged in agricultural activities. Five kilometers ahead of Sethan is a mini Hydropower project (Allain Duhangan) at Jobri.Located at an offbeat place, the attractions here are - the views, the walks, the small hikes , cycling, night treks , birdwatching, wildlife (bears , porcupines, fox, flying squirrels, hyenas), the cliffs, snow walk, down river walk and such like.Duration: 3 daysLocation: The Wilderness LodgeWe would be walking towards this high altitude pass that divides the green Kullu valley and the high altitude dessert of Spiti valley and go as far as we can reach depending upon the prevalent snow conditions.Pass By: Hampta Pass, Manali, Manali Tehsil, Kullu District, Himachal Pradeshwe'll stop here for a cup of coffee if open :)Pass By: Sethan Cafe

What’s included

  • Services of experienced lead guide and qualified assistant local guide and trip coordinator
  • 2 nights in 'Wilderness Lodge’, a traditional Himalayan village home with basic modern amenities
  • All meals during the trip - brunch on day 1 to breakfast on day.3 (nutritious freshly cooked)
  • Wildlife/ environmental permits and other permits & levies.
  • Pickup from Manali bus stand or your hotel or location in Manali
  • Entry/Admission - The Wilderness Lodge

What’s not included

  • Cost of any form of insurance (Personal/Baggage/Medical)
  • Cost of rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.
  • Any expense of personal nature like laundry, phone/fax calls, tips staff, any beverages etc.
  • Expenses arising due to change in itinerary /increase in no. of days due to natural forces etc
  • Porter/pony for your personal gear at inr. 600 per 10 kg bag
  • Cost of any optional activity we offer, like paragliding, angling, rafting etc.
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