Deo tibba which translates itself to God’s (deo) hill (tibba) is a mountain in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh.
It is located at the height of 6001 meters in the Pir Panjal mountain ranges. Deo Tibba Base is however located
at the height of 4500 meters. It is situated at the southwestern part of Manali above the village of Jagatsukh. It
was explored for the first time by Furrer, a guide of General Bruce. It offers a challenging route because the
climber has to cross over the steep passes, moraine, rockfall area and glaciers with crevasses. Although the
trail of the deo tibba trek is steep, yet the summit is more like a snow dome like an ice cap with almost a flat
Deo tibba trek always surprises its trekkers with some most beautiful sceneries of the snow-clad mountains.
This trek connects the mesmerizing valleys of Lahaul and Kullu hence, adding up more scenic beauty. This trek
mostly requires 06 hours of trekking every day with a lot of ascents and descents. Deo tibba trek also has a
great variety of Flora and fauna as well with different species of conifer, medicinal plants like Hath Panja and
Brahma Kamal and animals like Himalayan Tahr and brown bear. It is suitable for anyone with a good health
and with the habit of regular walks.
- Rumsu Base Camp: 2150 meters
- Chhika: 3199.79 meters
- Seri: 3767.63 meters
- Tenta: 4149.55 meters
- Chota Chandratal or Deo Tibba Base: 4500 meters
- Duration: 6 -7 days
- Base camp: Rumsu Village
- Trek level: Moderate
- Temperature: 10 to 15 degrees at daytime whereas -2 to 5 degrees at night
- Group Size: 5 - 30
- Group Age: 14 to 55 years
- Fitness Level: A good level of fitness is very necessary for the deo tibba base trek
- Best Time: June to September
- It is one of a lifetime experiences so make sure to do it
DAY 1 – REPORTING AT RUMSU VILLAGE OR RUMSU BASE CAMP
- The first day is specifically planned for rest and acclimation. Reach Manali and then head towards the Naggar
which is 21 km away from Manali.
- You can also get down at patli-kuhal junction which is 20 km before Manali
and you can get many transport options from both these places to Rumsu Village.
- After reaching to the Rumsu Base Camp head towards the trail for Kailashrath Treks base camp.
- Then the members will complete the registration process and then go for the acclimation walk.
DAY 2 – DRIVE TO AD DAM AND TREK TO CHHIKA
- After the morning breakfast the trekkers will go to the khanol village from where the trek will actually start.
This trek to chhika falls is extremely easy and mostly takes up to two hours.
- Half of this trek is covered into the lush green forest which finally open up while reaching to the chhika falls.
- here is also a famous nag temple
among the locals situated at Chhika. In fact, there is also a naturally formed temple of Shiva nearby.
- Camping and littering are both strictly prohibited near the temple so the overnight camping could be done at Chhika.
DAY 3 – CHHIKA TO SERI
- The third day of the deo tibba base trek starts with the breakfast and then the trekkers head towards Seri.
- Initially the trail is full of dense jungle and patches of rocky terrain and roughly takes around six hours to cover
and reach Seri
- Seri is a lush green, flat meadow approximately of the size of three to four football stadiums.
the trekkers can witness a beautiful waterfall and overnight camping is organized at Seri.
DAY 4 – SERI TO DEO TIBBA BASE
- The fourth day of the deo tibba base trek starts with an early breakfast. Then the trekkers move towards the
Dhuanagan stream which is followed by a steep climb of approximately two or more hours to finally reach up
- You can get a clear view of Indrasan and deo tibba peak from Tenta.
- The trek continues for some
more time like three hours to finally reach up to the Deo Tibba Base Camp
- The trekkers are gifted with the
fascinating and awe-inspiring view at this camp and the overnight stay is planned at deo tibba base
DAY 5 – EXPLORE CHOTA-CHANDRATAL AND STAY AT TENTA
- The trek continues up to the Chota Chandratal lake or mini lake which is at 4599.74 meters
- After exploring the
place head back to Tenta for an overnight spray
DAY 6 – TREK BACK TO CHHIKA
- The descend will continue on the sixth day of the deo tibba base trek and continue till the Chhika which is
approximately 11 km away from Tenta.
- Descend is comparatively easy and hence takes just 4 to 5 hours
- Overnight stay at Chhika
DAY 7 – FINAL DESCENT AND DEPARTURE TO MANALI
- Descent by the same trail and finally head for the Manali
- The lunch and dinner places and time would be allotted during the orientation
Some Frequently asked questions about places to visit in Coorg
Question: Difficulty level of Deo Tibba Trek and physical fitness required?
Answer: This trek is of moderate level and not very difficult yet it gets tricky at some places and hence it requires a
particular amount of physical fitness. But the good thing is you can prepare yourself for that just by jogging or
cycling every day or even better do both. Choose stairs over elevators and do some yoga in order to control
Question: Which shoes to carry for the deo tibba base trek?
Answer: Since, this is a long trek and hence you are required to walk for long. Therefore, you need to have a
proper trekking shoes that is comfortable and tough at the same time. It should also have a good ankle
support and must be water resistant and avoid sports shoes.
Question: How is deo tibba base camp trek weather?
Answer: The weather is mostly sunny during days whereas the nights could be in minus and during the months of
September and October you can experience some snowfall as well.
Question: Is deo tibba trek good for the first timers?
Answer: Yes, deo tibba base camp trek is perfectly suitable for the first timers or beginners.
Question: Is Deo tibba trek dangerous?
Answer: Although, being one of the most adventurous treks of India yet it is not dangerous when done in group
under the guidance of an expert guide.
Question: Can I do deo tibba trek solo?
Answer: No, this trek is not suitable for groups and specifically should be done under the guidance of an expert
since the trail is a bit dangerous and could be difficult to surpass it single handedly.
You Should Know
- >Please avoid wearing jewellery and other valuable items
- Rain gears are mandatory for all participants.
- The team/Organizers are not responsible for any loss of your valuables
- We do not entertain Alcohol/any kind of Drug during the event
- We strictly follow the "Litter free Atmosphere", do co-operate
- Kindly adhere to the instructions of the Leads in order to enjoy the road trip in a safe manner
We will be following below measures to keep our fellow travelers safe during this pandemic -
- Participants should get masks and sanitizers of their own
- People falling under the age group of below 16 and above 50 are not allowed (having their health as our concern)
- Participants with any symptoms of cough/cold/fever are advised to stay back
- We ensure that the place of stay is well sanitized and safe for travelers
You Should Carry
- Identity proof
- Face Mask
- Trekking shoes – good trekking shoes with a good grip and ankle support. Avoid carrying the sports shoes
- Minimum two layers of warm clothes – two to three layers of jackets including the padded and fleece
- Trek Pants – two to three trek pants are required. Jeans/Denims are not suitable for trekking
- Sunglasses – it is essential because sometimes the humongous amount of snow could lead to snow
- Thermals – top and bottom thermals are important
- Water proof hand gloves – avoid woollen gloves as it might get wet while touching the snow
- Cap – sunrays are quite strong at height so keep a cap to protect yourself
- Socks – keep 3-4 pairs of sports socks with a pair of woollen socks especially for the night time
- LED torch/ Headlamp – it’s a Must
- Ponchos/Raincoats – snowfall and rain are very common at high altitudes and poncho and raincoats could
help in avoiding getting wet. If possible, carry a backpack cover to protect your belongings.
- Toiletries – it is mandatory
- Snacks – like dry fruits, light biscuits, energy bars, etc.
- Medication – personal medication is also required
- Water Bottles – carrying your own good quality water bottle is a must
Please check the travel instructions issued by the state govrenment/local authorities
before booking, as some destinations may have COVID-19 related travel/camping restrictions.