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  • Trip introduction

    The Vashisth Ridge Trek begins at Chidiyari, a small village on the way to Vashisth. This is an easy trek that takes us along a small nullah, then through pine forests, finally leading to the beautiful green meadows of the Vashisth Ridge which are carpeted with hundreds of wildflowers. This trek is perfect for first-time trekkers as well as trekking veterans looking for a new and scenic route to explore. We also enjoy a delicious pre-packed vegetarian lunch en route, as part of the trip inclusions.

    IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip, so a minimum group size of 5 pax is required to make a booking. This will be a private trip, just for your group.

    Destination

    This is a beautiful trek to the undulating meadows of the Vashisth Ridge. We ascend a moderately steep slope, trek along a small nullah, and then through a pine and cedar forest under a beautiful canopy of intertwined pine branches with golden sunshine peeking through. The pine forest thins out gradually and we reach the beautiful meadows of the Vashisth Ridge, which are carpeted with gorgeous wildflowers in a myriad hues.

    Destination highlights

    Trek under a canopy of intertwined pine and cedar branches | Spot the cascading waters of the Jogini falls | Photograph various species of Himalayan birds | Relax in green meadows blanketed with wildflowers

    Activity Details

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    9800

    6233

    7 kms

    6 hours

    7 km

    Trip details
  • Enjoy a spectacular trek to Vashisth Ridge

    We begin our trek from Chidiyari, a small village on the road to Vashisth, about 3 kms from Manali. We follow the gushing waters of a small nullah to a moderately steep slope in the midst of a pine jungle. We continue onward under a gorgeous canopy of intertwined pine and cedar branches. The trees then slowly give way to the expansive meadows which make the Vashisth Ridge.

    The area is rife with wildflowers and a number of Himalayan birds can be spotted from here. We traverse the ridge and find a scenic spot to enjoy our lunch.

    After spending some time relaxing and exploring the area, we start making our way back down to Manali along a different route, and spot the cascading waters of the Jogini falls in the distance. We reach the hot water baths in Vashisth by 4 in the evening, where our trek ends.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Manali

    Vashisth

    08:30 AM

    Food

    Veg
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  • Cancellation policy

    Refund and cancellation:

    If you cancel 45 days before the trip begins, 30% of the trip cost will be charged

    If you cancel 30 days before the trip begins, 50% of the trip cost will be charged

    If you cancel less than 30 days before the trip begins, or, are not present when the trip begins, no amount shall be refunded.

    Rules on trip

    The trip leader's decision is final.

    Participants have to respect the local culture and should not litter or deface natural structures/monuments.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The supplier will accept no liability for any damage, losses and expenses suffered by any client as a result of sickness, quarantine, weather conditions, war, strikes, riots or any other cause outside our control.

    Any damage, other than that attributable to fair wear and tear, to the equipment by the participants will be billed to the participant.

    In the event of any dispute, all matters will be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the courts of Himachal and the prevailing law of India shall prevail.

    While maximum efforts are made to ensure the safety of the participant, the supplier, their management or employees will not be responsible for injuries of any nature, mental or physical, whether caused directly or indirectly due to any adventures or their allied activities.
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    • Trek Mountains Adventure Vashisth Ridge
    • Trek Mountains Adventure Vashisth Ridge
    • Trek Mountains Adventure Vashisth Ridge
    • Trek Mountains Adventure Vashisth Ridge
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Nutritious, high calorie vegetarian food (pre-packed lunch)

    • Guide and co-guide
    • Transport to and from the road head - Manali to Old Manali and return

    Excludes

    • Any expenses of a personal nature like phone calls etc.

    • Any hotel accommodations
    • Day packs (we expect participants to carry their own packs with their personal belongings for the whole trek)
    • Extra food apart from the pre-packed lunch provided
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking Shoes (with a thick, hard sole and ankle support)
    • Pants (ideal are the quick dry light weight synthetic pant or track pants)
    • Tshirt- full-sleeved cotton t-shirts are preferable (you can also choose to wear t-shirts with collars, as they offer extra protection for the neck from sun burns)
    • Synthetic fleece jacket - 1 pair
    • Wind proof/water proof jacket - 1 pair
    • Raincoat/Poncho (make sure it is something that will cover your daypack and camera too)
    • Warm beanie (make sure it is something that covers your ears). You can also use buffs, scarfs etc. in addition to your beanie.
    • Gloves - lightweight, synthetic gloves made of fleece or woolen gloves
    • Sun cap/hat- 1
    • Sun glasses with good UV protection
    • Not to wear - Denims/jeans
    • Sports shoes
    • Woolen socks
    • Brightly coloured clothing

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • This is a fairly easy one-day trek that doesn't require any trekking equipment. Participants can carry a trekking pole if required.

    You need to get

    • Day pack (15 - 20 litre capacity) which you will use to carry your camera, water bottle, trail layers, trail food etc.
    • One extra pair of socks
    • Toiletries - sunscreen SPF 40+, moisturizer, lip balm, soap, toilet paper
    • Headlamp/torch
    • Camera
    • Water Bottle- ideally keep two bottles of 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)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medications.