The dA Base Mountaineerz campsite is located in Soil village, near Manali.
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This offbeat trek is for those who are looking for an adventure on trails less travelled. You'll trek up through the gorgeous Pir Panjal range, through wide open meadows, under the shade of pine and oak forests, and up amidst the peaks, to one of the most beautiful sights you've ever seen: seven ethereal lakes set atop a mountain. The main ice-cold lake, Futta Saur, is where the sage Jamdaagni once meditated, and is a famous one, but the others are no less gorgeous. The sacred place is cherised by locals and sees very few tourists, so you're likely to have this place to yourselves.
The trail begins in Haripur, 14 kms from Manali and leads on to Futta Saur which sits in the Pir Panjaal range of the Western Himalaya. You'll be exploring the green valleys of Himachal Pradesh during the day, and camping in meadows dotted with streams at night. The location of the seven lakes is rocky, so you'll be camping nearby, just above the tree line, with incredible views of the peaks around.
Trek to the sacred location of Futta Saur. | Visit seven lakes in one trek. | Camp in open meadows under starry skies. | Spend a few days on quiet mountain trails.
You should arrive at Haripur by 08:00 hrs, in time to join the rest of the group for breakfast. You will driven up to the oldest village in the Kullu Valley, Soil, which is the start point of your trek. You'll trek through forest landscapes and meadows, climbing higher on a slow, easy ascent. After 4-5 hours of trekking, you will reach Mindua and spend the evening around a bonfire. Overnight in tents.
Overnight in tents.
You will be camping in Mindua tonight. Your team will set up comfortable tents on twin or quadruple sharing basis, and will provide sanitised sleeping bags and mats to sleep on. You'll have the facility of toilet tents with dry pit toilets for your convenience. Today's meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Breakfast | Dinner
For cancellations made 0-15 days before departure of the Futta Saur trek: No refund.
For cancellations made 15-30 days before departure of the Futta Saur trek: 50% of the amount will be refunded.
For cancellations made 30 days or more before departure of the Futta Saur trek: 90% of the amount will be refunded.
You can also opt to shift your date to a different departure, subject to availability.
This Futta Saur trek takes you through some of the most gorgeous landscapes of Himachal Pradesh. Please ensure you do not litter. You will be expected to carry back any plastic bags you use.
Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Futta Saur trek.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted while on the Futta Saur trek.