The Complete Guide to Mantalai Lake Trek
Mantalai Lake Trek is a breathtaking journey that takes you through the stunning landscape of the Himalayas. The trek leads you to the pristine Mantalai Lake, a high-altitude alpine lake located in the Pir Panjal Range of Himachal Pradesh, India. This trek is ideal for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and anyone seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
The Trek starts from the picturesque village of Barshaini, located in the Parvati Valley. From here, you will begin your ascent through lush green forests and scenic meadows dotted with wildflowers. The trail takes you through traditional Himachali villages, where you can experience the local culture and way of life.
As you climb higher, the views become more and more breathtaking. The towering peaks of the Himalayas loom in the distance, and the glistening waters of the Parvati River wind their way through the valley below. The trail is steep in places, but the stunning scenery makes it all worthwhile.
Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a first-time adventurer, this trek is not to be missed. With stunning scenery, friendly locals, and a sense of tranquility that can only be found in the mountains, this trek is the perfect escape from the stresses of everyday life.
DAY 1 - Bhunter - Kheerganga
DAY 2 - Kheerganga - Tunda Bhuj
DAY 3 - Tunda Bhuj - Pandu Bridge
DAY 4 - Pandu Bridge - Mantalai and back
This is the most challenging day of our trek, as we will trek to Mantalai Lake, located at an altitude of 4,100 meters. We will witness breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers, as we make our way towards the lake. We will spend some time here, and then trek back to our campsite near Pandu Bridge.
DAY 5 - Odi Thaach - Tunda Bhuj
After breakfast, we will trek to Odi Thaach, a beautiful meadow that offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks. We will have lunch here and then trek back to our campsite in Tunda Bhuj.
DAY 6 - Tunda Bhuj - Kheerganga
Today, we will retrace our steps and trek back to Kheerganga. We will spend the night here, and enjoy a dip in the hot springs that the town is famous for.
DAY 7 - Kheerganga To Bhunter
Our final day of the trek will see us trekking back to Barshaini, and then driving to Manikaran. We will spend some time here, exploring the temples and hot springs, before driving back to Bhuntar.
TRIP ENDS HERE!
Accomodation : Tents
Camping & Trekking Permits
Meals on treks only: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner.
Trekking Equipments Tents, ice axes, ropes micro spikes etc.
A professional knowledgeable certified Trekking guide
Emergency equipment including a first-aid kit , medical kit , stretchers
What's Not Included
All The Thing That Are Not Mentioned In Including Section
Flights / Transportation to and from the meeting point
Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks
Things To Pack
Backpack: 50-60 liters backpack with good hip & soulder support and quick access pockets
Trekking Shoes: water proof trekking shoes with good grip and ankle supports
Sleeping Bag: Since we will be going camping, hiking and what not, a sleeping bag can come in handy to have a good night sleep anywhere.
Head Gear: Head torch with extra batteries , suncap
Clothing: You need to have warm clothes with three-layer jackets, fleece or down feather jacket. two t-shirts with full sleeves quick dry material. For lowers carry cotton pants suitable for trek. Do no carry jeans or shorts for trekking.
Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho or raincoat so that one doesn’t get wet.
Socks: Carry 2 - 3 pair of sports socks along with woolen socks to be worn at night.
Trekking Poles : pair of trekking poles will make the difference between a comfortable and a strenuous trek
Sunglasses: To protect from sunlight in snow you require UV rays protected sunglasses.
Woolen Cap and Gloves are also necessary as the climate will be cold. Carry waterproof gloves as they get wet in snow.
Food & Water: 2-3 liters of water bottle ,energy bars, dry fruits,glucon d ,ors powder
Sunscreen, Toiletries and personal items.
Booking Receipt, if Booked Online (PDF will work)
More than 30-days prior to departure - 50% refund.
In Between 15-30-days prior to departure - 25% refund.
Less than 15-days prior to departure - No Refund.
Frequently Asked question
Absolutely! Whether you're a solo trekker or with a group, you can easily book your trek through our website or by contacting our Kathmandu office directly. We can even pair solo trekkers with groups, if desired.
On our treks, you'll enjoy a blend of traditional Nepali meals like 'dal bhat' (lentil soup with rice) and other international cuisines. We ensure our food is nutritious and energy-packed for the trekking journey. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice.
Yes, we offer secure luggage storage at our office in Kathmandu. You can leave behind non-essential items and pick them up once you return from your trek.
We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!
Absolutely! We offer both fixed-departure and tailor-made treks. If you have specific preferences, routes, or places you'd like to visit, just let our team know, and we'll help design a trek that meets your desires.
Altitude sickness is a concern in the Himalayan treks. Our itineraries are designed to allow gradual acclimatization. It's essential to communicate any discomfort to our guides, who are trained to assist in such situations.
Our guides carry communication devices and have contacts with local agencies to ensure swift action during emergencies. In extreme cases, helicopter evacuations can be arranged, given that the trekker has suitable insurance coverage.