Mountain Monks

Tosh Valley-Animal Pass,Himachal

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The Tosh is a feeder valley of the popular Parvati Valley which leads to the Pin Parvati Pass. The Tosh Nallah meets the Parbati river at Pulga coming from the North. The Tosh valley is initially narrow but as you progress higher the valley starts to open up and you cross several beautiful meadows. At the head of the valley is the Tosh Glacier surrounded by some well known peaks: Papasura (6451m) & White Sail (6446m).

SEASON: Mid May – October

MAX. ALTITUDE: 4560m

NUMBER OF DAYS:  6 Days

TREK GRADIENT: Easy to Moderate

 

The participants arrive in Kasol / Manikaran.

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Day 01 :
 Kasol / Manikaran – Tosh village by jeep (2400m) – trek fromTosh village – Buddhaban (3020m)
Duration: 4 hours

 

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The ascent to Barsheni from Manikaran takes about an hour over steep mountain roads. The trail starts from above the Barsheni village, with a commanding view of the Parvati valley dam that is under construction and the confluence of Parvati and Tosh rivers. The walk is a gradual climb from the Tosh village we follow the raging Tosh river through dense pine forests to Buddhaban, a largish meadow with a spring of its own and many rocks.

 

Day 02 :
Buddhaban – Sharam Thach (3505m)

 

Duration: 3 – 4 hours

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It’s a long day’s walk as the path climbs from Buddhaban to cross the treeline. It then continues over meadows and rhododendron clusters to the high altitude meadow at Sharam Thach.

 

Day 03 :

Sharam Thach – Shamshi Thach (3800m)

Duration: 3 – 4 hours

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An initial steep climb peters out to a narrow path over patches of snow. The Tosh river continues its noisy course throughout. After a short descent, you arrive at Shamshi Thach, beautifully set in a little bowl at the base of the valley. To the north is the Tosh Glacier, to the east the massive face of Kullu Makalu peak and the glacier descending from it.

 

Day 04 :
Exploratory day at Shamshi Thach

Duration: 6 – 8 hours

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There is a choice of either going up to Animal Pass (4560m) for the day or hiking upto the snout of the Tosh Glacier (4300m).

 

Day 05 :
Shamshi Thach – Kasol via Barsheni

Duration: 6 hours

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Retrace your steps back to Sharam Thach.From here we go back to Kasol and our beautiful journey comes to the Tosh Valley comes to an End .

 

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation during the trek (camping  ie from Day 1 till Day 5)

  • Four times  meals a day – (all meals during the trek)

  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges

  • Services of an expert trek leader

  • Services of an expert trek team  (guides, cooks, helpers)

  • Transport from Kasol to Tosh 

EXCLUSIONS 

  • Transport to and from Manali to nearest airport/railway station
  • Food during transit is not included (to and from the base camp)
  • Backpack offloading charges – .Charges are additional for offloading last minute, on slope. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Anything apart from the inclusions.

 

Terms & Conditions

The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start of the trek  from kASOL to the end of the trek at Kasol

Backpack carrying: We expect all trekkers to carry their own backpacks

ON SPOT OFFLOADING If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, while on the trek  then he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge. as per charged by the porter to be hired on spot.
Part offloading is not allowed. Charges will vary for last minute on slope offloading. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.
For any climatic changes or  unavoidable circumstances a buffer day may be provided. A minimal on spot fee would be collected from each of the trekkers.
The transport is arranged in shared cabs. Transport to and  from kasol  from the nearest airport/railway station can be arranged by us at an extra cost .Participants are expected to share the cost likewise.. We only arrange the vehicle pick up and drop.Hence we are not responsible for any issues during transport.
Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then we will  make arrangements for his/her return to the nearest road head. A staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.
 Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness.
Non-liability: We are not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.

Payment:  (50 % payment  of the trek fee) OR (100 % payment of the trek fee) ACCORDING TO CLIENT PREFERRED CANCELLATION POLICY, has to be done online through credit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted. Payment can be done only after you have received an email confirming your position on the trek. An email containing an account number that allows you to make the payment online will be sent to you . and within 12 hours of  your payment , A mail confirming your booking for the trek along with the list to carry  would be sent to you accordingly.

The rest of the payment should be paid in Cash on spot at arrival at base camp.
Drinking alchohol or any form of intoxication during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.

Documents required:

  • 2 photocopy of photo id proof (Voter Icard, Passport, Adhaar card) .Carry the original ID while coming for the trek

 

CANCELLATION POLICY :
Cancellation before  30days to the start of the trek  – 75% refund

Cancellation between 30days – 10days to the start of the trek ––25% refund.
Cancellation between 10days to the start of the trek – no refund
(Above policy is only applicable for full payment of trek fees in advance)

Cancellation before 30 days to the start of the trek – 25% of the ADVANCE PAYMENT refund

Cancellation between 30 days and the start of the trek – no refund.

(Above policy is only applicable for 50% of the trek fee in advance)

***Note:
The above mentioned package price is net, non commission able…