Trek To Parkuni: An Exploratory Trail On The Path Least Travelled

 04 Nights 05 Days      Manali

9,600.00 + 5% GST

Trip Code: HPTRK122023 Tags: , , ,

    Detailed Itinerary

    Trail Course: Manali - Haripur – Soil – Wilderness Jungle Lodge, Max. Altitude: 6,410 feet Duration: 4/5 hours)

    Arrive in Manali and Mountaineerz will be happy to pick you up from the bus terminal and we will assist you to settle in to dA Base for some refreshments and a meet-up with the team. Get all your questions answered in order to ensure a great trek.

    We will start the trek from dA Base, Haripur and trek on to the oldest village in the Kullu Valley, ‘Soil’. Pay your respects at the beautiful ancient temple of Jamdagni Rishi and Kabir (Kabir was to Rishi Jamdagni like Nandi was to Lord Shiva). No one is allowed to enter the inner sanctum of the temple. Only the pujari (priest) can go there and he too has to be blindfolded. Soil in itself is a charming little village and it is sheer joy to trek across it.

    Today we stay in Wilderness Jungle lodge

    Trail Course: Soil – Guhad - Mindua, Max. Altitude: 8,410 feet, Duration: 4/5 hours)

    From Soil, we start walking towards ‘Mindua’. The trail is fairly easy and leads up to Guhad. It is a vast expanse of meadows with forests of Kharshu, Walnut, Chestnut, Bhojpatra etc. We’ll take a short detour to witness a beautiful hidden waterfall. A trek for 4 to 5 hours will lead us to Mindua. We will pitch our tents here and camp overnight with some bone warming bonfire and lovely dinner with chatter.

    Trail Course: Mindua – Shodupathar – Dhundha, Max. Altitude: 10,850 feet, Duration: 4/5 hours

    The sunrise at Mindua is surreal. Enjoy a high-nutrition breakfast here and charge up for the trek ahead. We start our ascent to Dhunda. The trail runs through dense Oak forests and the pure oxygen almost hurts the lungs. The trail will now lead to chowkigarh nalla, a small stream, and we will cross this to reach a lush green meadow amidst a thick forest of predominantly Oak trees. We will pitch our tents here. Take in the beautiful surroundings and explore the surroundings. After some nice warm dinner, snuggle up in your sleeping bags for the night.

    Trail Course: Dhundha – Parkuni – Dhundha, Max. Altitude: 12,580 feet, Duration: 6/7 hours

    After a morning charge up session and a healthy breakfast, we leave for Parkuni, which is above the treeline. The trail meanders through thick forests of Birch, Rhododendron and Juniper. This region is laden with various rare plants and herbs like Karu, Chora, Patish, Gugal, and wild Garlic etc., which are known to have some high medicinal value.

    The air is heavily laden with unadulterated oxygen and there is only so much you can do to keep your excitement in check. For those who may need a bit of motivation to keep walking, the sights and sounds and textures of Himalaya will prove to be enough fuel. We may encounter snow just before Parkuni and hence, will try to walk as much as is safe and possible.

    After some packed refreshments and riding on a natural high, we will start our descent to Dhundha.

    Trail Course: Dhundha – Parkuni – dA Base, Max. Altitude: 12,580 feet, Duration: 6/7 hours

    After an early breakfast start the walk back to the base.

    Reach dA Base and unwind and celebrate with some hot lunch and a non-stop chatter about our achievement.

    Later we have the option kicking our adventure up a notch…try india’s highest zip-line or

    Relax at the base camp before we part ways here to meet soon for our next adventure.

    Take the bus back to Delhi from Manali at 5:00 pm to wrap up your tour.

    Guests are also welcome to continue their stay with us and it will be our pleasure to host them. Paragliding, rafting and or Manali tours can be organized on request.

    Live like there is no tomorrow.

    Explore. Evolve


    • Pick up and drop from Patlikuhl bus stand, Manali.
    • Stay in comfortable tents during trek.
    • All meals during the trek (nutritious freshly cooked vegetarian)
    • Services of experienced MOI/ BMC qualified lead guide and qualified assistant guide with expertise in first aid
    • Kitchen equipment, cook and helper
    • All the Camping arrangements
    • Wildlife/ environmental permits and other permits & levies.
    • All local transport as per itinerary in Gypsy/Bolero
    • Guaranteed amazing Himalayan experiential adventure holiday.


    • Cost of any form of insurance (Personal/Baggage/Medical)
    • Cost of rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.
    • Any expenses of a purely personal nature
    • Any expenses that arise due to change in itinerary and increase in no. of days because of natural forces like landslides, weather, roadblocks, flight cancellations, sickness etc.
    • Cost of any optional activity we offer, like paragliding, angling, rafting etc.
    • Porter for personal bags @INR. 500 per day per 10 kg bag
    • GST

    Additional Activities

    • VanVaas The wilderness Lodge, Soyal Village, Manali
    • Wilderness Lodge in Sethan, Manali
    • Stay of your choice in any 3, 4 or 5 star cottage or hotel can be arranged at prior request
    • optional stays are subject to availability

    Items to Carry

    • Pants: 2-3 pairs – Ideal are the quick dry lightweight synthetic pants. Alternatively track pants are also comfortable to trek in. Avoid jeans/denims.
    • Tshirts 2-3 pairs – Preferably full sleeves.
    • Synthetic Fleece Jacket – 1 pair.
    • Wind proof/ Water proof Jacket – 1 pair.
    • Down filled / Hollow fiber fill insulated Jacket – 1 -pair (optional – get this if you want to stay extra warm at camps.)
    • Thermal liners – 1 pair upper and lower (optional)
    • Toiletries -Sunscreen SPF 40+, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Soap, Toilet paper.
    • Repair Kit (needle and thread).
    • Headlamp/ Torch.
    • Camera.
    • Water Bottle- Ideally keeps two bottles 1 litre each.
    • Trekking Pole -Optional.
    • Plastic Packing covers. (Please pack all your gear in waterproof plastic bags so that your clothes etc do not get wet while on horses or porters. Also carry extra plastic bags in case you need to pack wet clothes.)

    Note: We advise you to carry all the belongings in a rucksack so that it is easy to move around in case of any emergency.

    How to reach Manali

    • Delhi to Manali – Volvo Bus
    • Chandigarh to Manali – Volvo Bus
    • Delhi to Bhuntar – Flight (we’ll arrange for a pickup at the airport on request)

    *If you need any assistance with your travel bookings, let us know and we’ll be happy to help!


    Safety & Adventure Sports
    The most basic yet prominent principle of indulging in any adventure activity is to take all the necessary precautions for safety.
    We at Yoloo.Life, keep it all in account and ensure maximum safety measures to pre-plan the trip and minimize any kind of risk. We plan to mitigate the risk of high altitude-related problems by preparing and acclimatizing well and staying in comfort.
    We strongly suggest you keep yourself adequately hydrated- possibly double your water intake.

    • Ensure that you take all your medications along to avoid any health issues.
    • Inform your friends and family before you depart for the trip and let them know that this will be a ‘No-Network’ zone.

    We will be your point of contact throughout the entire trip. Our complete staff is trained and certified, including our wilderness first responders on the programs. So in any case, we will be there to help you out.