Deo Tibba Trek

Deo Tibba – The place of Gods

Duration:  5 Nights/6 Days

Jagatsukh – Chhika – Seri – Tainta – Chhota Chandertal- Chhika – Jagatsukh

In Brief

A peak that not only looks divine but is also known as the place where Gods reside.Yes, that’s the meaning of the peak Deo Tibba (Deo means Gods & Tibba means higher place). Touching the mighty height of 6000 Mt. Deo Tibba peaks is a mesmerising beauty for mountain lovers and the only Six Thousander peak that you can almost touch through a moderate trek of 3 days (one side).With the development of Duhangan hydro plant, the route for Deo Tibba base camp trek has become easier & safer in past few years and thus appealing to professional trekkers who try to avoid the busier trek routes of Hampta.

The trek route takes you through a forest of Deodar & Himalayan perch, huge meadows & a shallow lake of Seri, untouched river stream, view points for peaks like Jagatsukh peak, Norbu peak, an emerald glacier lake called Chhota Chandertal. the list is longer but I will leave your to explore the beauty with your own eyes instead of my words.


Duration of Trek : 6 Days/ 5 Nights

Trek Level: Moderate

Trek Distance: 30 Km (Total)

Highest Elevation : 4,300 M (14,100 Ft)

Elevation Gain : 2300 M (9840 Ft)

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01 : Jagatsukh to Chhika ( Drive + Trek )

Arrival at Base – Jagatsukh Market

Meet us at Jagatsukh market (6Km from Manali) on your own (Trekkers are advised to arrive in Manali a day earlier for acclimatisation)

Meeting Time: 8.00 AM (After breakfast)

Drive from Jagatsukh to Duhangan power plant (10 Km)

The drive will take you through the beautiful valley of Duhangan along with a stream that flows out of Pir Panjal range and merges with Beas river of Dhauladhar range (one of its kind merger). The moment you will leave the main road and enter the off-road towards Bhanara village, you will find your lungs at ease with the fresh oxygen generated by the thousand years old pine trees that appear like a national park

Drive : 10km stretch is off-road track and takes 40-60 minutes in 4×4 vehicle. You will gain the elevation of almost 1000M via a rocky but wide road

Trek : The first day trek is as easy as a forest hiking. The trail passes through the forest but stays closer to the river stream. We will arrive at the first base camp – Chhika Camp site in 2-3 hours of trek

Water Resource : Water is available in abundance during the trek but follow the rule no. 1 of trekking – ALWAYS CARRY WATER

Elevation gain : 500M + 200M

Lunch: Hot Lunch at the campsite

Campsite : Chhika campsite is a pleasing sight for trekkers. A meadow right next to river where you can relax with your feet dip in water and enjoy the valley view. This place is religious as local Diety often visit this place and villagers have built a temple & sarai right next to campsite.

Chhika Camp site
Chhika Camp site

Day 02 : Chhika to Seri

Departure time: 8 Am

Lunch: Hot Lunch at the campsite

Expected Arrival time: 2 pm

Overnight stay in tents at Seri campsite

Trek : The second day trek is a mix of grass trail and rocky path. We will cross the boulders and the narrow valley will slowly open up into a huge meadow. The view of open valley and huge plain will leave you awestruck. You won’t believe your eyes that these tall mountains have hidden a football stadium sized plains in their belly. On this day, you will get the first glimpse of Deo Tibba peak which looks like an old bearded man overlooking the ground from a hill top.

Water Resource : Water is available in abundance during the trek but follow the rule no. 1 of trekking – ALWAYS CARRY WATER

Elevation gain : 400M

Lunch: Hot Lunch at the campsite

Campsite : Seri campsite is near a huge marsh lake spread across half of the stadium sized ground. The lake is surrounded by the green carpet of grass which will tempt you to lie down and sleep for rest of the day. On your right side, you will see the Jagatsukh peak covered with glaciers.

Day 03 : Seri to Tainta

Departure time: 8 Am

Expected Arrival time: 1 pm

Lunch: Hot Lunch at the campsite

Overnight stay in tents at Shehri campsite

Trek : The day will begin with river crossing and we will come across the steepest route on this day. This will be the day of maximum elevation during our trek. With every passing minute, you will see wonders of nature and inch closer to the majestic Deo Tibba peak.

Highlights of the day : River Crossing, A waterfall that doesn’t have an end, A valley filled with wild flowers instead of grass

Water Resource : Please fill water bottle as water availability during the incline is scarce.

Elevation gain : 700M

Campsite : Tainta campsite is another open valley in Pir Panjal range.

Day 04 : Chhota Chandertal Visit

Departure time: 8 Am

Expected Arrival time: 11 AM

Lunch: Pack Lunch at Chandertal & Evening snacks at campsite

Overnight stay in tents at Shehri campsite

Trek : This will be a short trek day when we will hike with a small bag pack of essentials and packed lunch. We will touch the base camp of Deo Tibba Peak Climb and hike on snow to see the majestic Chhota Chandertal lake. The lake will appear like a natural mirror where the surrounding mountain range and the peaks’ reflection in the lake will present a divine view.

Water Resource : Water is available in abundance during the trek but it will be ice cold.

Elevation gain : 500M

Campsite : Tainta campsite – We will return back to Tainta campsite and relax for the night.

Can you spot humans in this?
Gods’ own mirror

Day 05 : Tainta to Paandu Ropa

Departure time: 8 Am

Expected Arrival time: 2 pm

Lunch: Hot Lunch at the campsite

Trek : We will descend down to the most amazing campsite of this trek. The descent is always the best part of the trek when you cherish the moments spent during the trek and head back to the base.

Lunch: Hot Lunch at campsite.

Campsite : Paandu Ropa campsite – This campsite is a field of grass alongside the river tha will accompany you till base camp of Deo Tibba.

Day 6 : Paandu Ropa to Jagatsukh – Trek + Drive

Departure time: 9 Am

Expected Arrival time: 1 pm

Lunch : Pack lunch

Trek : Descnd down to the thermal project site where vehicles will be waiting for you to take back to the civilisation.

Water Resource : Water is available in abundance during the trek but follow the rule no. 1 of trekking – ALWAYS CARRY WATER

Package Inclusions:

  • Transportation from Jagatsukh to Jagatsukh
  • Trek permits & camping licence
  • Tents on twin/triple sharing basis
  • The food includes 3 meals + evening snacks (Only Veg food is served however eggs can be provided in breakfast)
  • Professional guide, cook, helpers and horses for carriage
  • Sleeping bags/inner, sleeping mats and all other camping pieces of equipments

Not included:

  • Any food and accommodation in towns (pick up & drop location)
  • Carriage of personal items – trek bag or any other material ( can be arranged on extra charges if informed at least 3 days before the trek beginning date)

Things to carry

Trek Gears :

  • Trekking bag of 40 to 60 L with rain cover
  • A handy sling bag 
  • Trekking Shoes with good grips 
  • Floaters / light weight slippers
  • Trekking Pole
  • Tennis Cap
  • Poncho
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Bluetooth earplugs (speakers are not allowed)
  • Power bank
  • Water Bottles
  • Tiffins + tumbler for pack lunch

Clothes :

  • Full Sleeve T-shirts (preferably dry fit & collared) – 2
  • Trekking Pants – 2 
  • Light weight sweater – 1
  • Light weight jacket (down jacket)- 1
  • Socks – 2 pairs of cotton
  • Hand Towel – 1 
  • Gloves – 1 pair (lightweight)
  • Innerwear – 3 (at-least)
  • Woollen Cap (for night)

Personal Care Items :

  • Toiletry Kit
  • Moisturiser
  • Sunscreen (Sunlight on mountains is strong and tend to cause sunburn)
  • Toilet paper roll (WET TISSUES ARE NOT ALLOWED)
  • Paper napkins

Emergency Medicines :

  1. Diamox: For mountain sickness   
  2. Combi flam: It is a pain reliever for your muscles at the day end
  3. Avomine: For motion sickness. Pop one, a half hour before you start your road journey.
  4. Digene: Elevation often cause indigestion and gastric
  5. ORS: This should be your must-have on every trip
  6. Knee Brace: Backup for knee pain 
  7. Moov/Volini
  8. Hot Bandage

Upcoming Dates

We organise customised personal treks

Plan your dates (min. 5 people to make it budget friendly)


Published by HimalayanDrives

While living in a city, I often escaped to the mountains to keep a balance within me. These short visits to the Himalayas and a journey of 100 days in Himachal brought me closer to nature and I started listening to the whispers of nature. This page is about converting those whispers to words and carry nature's message for all. I mostly travel solo but sometimes organise trekking camps for people who want to reach closer to nature. Join me for these trips and explore the unexplored.

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