SILVER OAK CAMP
Season – From April 20 to June End & Sept 20 to Nov 15.
Features – High Altitude Camping in Himalayan forests, Bhrigu Lake Trek, Maximum Altitude gain of 14000 ft., Jogini Waterfall, Vashishat Hot Springs, Hadimba Temple, Club House, Mall Raod Manali. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, River Crossing.
Overview – Situated at an altitude of 9000 ft, Silver Oak Campsite of the Himalayan Mountain Sojourns is a lonely place. It is a small open pasture amid the thick forest of pine, birch and rhododendron at Mori Dugh in Vashisht forests of Manali Region. To the one side of the place is the deep gorge of the holy water of Jogini Fall. The bowl shaped surrounding vicinity of the place forms the encatchement area of the Jogini Fall. The uphill side goes up to form the Rohtang – Bhrigu Mountain range of the Pir Panjal Himalayas. On the top of the mountain is located the holy Bhrigu Lake at an altitude of 14000ft- half of the Mount Everest. The Lake is believed to be the meditation ground of Maharishi Bhrigu, the great sage in Hindu mythology who authored the Bhrigu Samhita—the base of Hindu astrology.
Day 01:- Adventure Activities
Arrival at the Apple Orchard Campsite of Himalayan Mountain Sojourns at Palchan in the forenoon. Immediately after your check-in you will be briefed about the Campsite and its surrounding areas. After lunch you will be taken to the rock field at river side for Adventure Activities – Rock Climbing, Rappelling and River Crossing. First, the Adventure Instructor will explain and demonstrate the techniques and then the participants will practice that in the presence of the instructor. Late in the evening you will be back in the Campsite. Overnight in the Apple Orchard Camp.
Day 02:- Trek to Jogini Waterfall and Manali Sightseeing
After breakfast you will start your trek to Jogini Falls. Jogini waterfalls are an enchanting attraction. This place is famed for its beautiful cascading waters and serene environs. It is bliss for nature lovers and photo fanatics. From Jogini Falls you will further trek to reach Vashisht. Vashisht Village is a prominent tourist attraction in Manali, popular for its temples and natural hot water springs. Today you will have an outdoor lunch. After lunch the group starts its local sightseeing trip to Club House, Hadimba Temple and the Mall Road Manali by taxi. Late in the evening you will be picked from Manali Mall Road by taxi for Apple Orchard Campsite. Overnight in the Apple Orchard Camp
Note :- Full day vehicle back up;
Campsite to Bahang – vehicle
Bahang to Jogini to Vashisht- Trek
Vashisht to Hadimba to Club House to Mall Road to Campsite — Vehicle
Day 03:- Trek to Silver Oak Camp
After two days’ acclimatization stay at Apple Orchard Camp you leave today for the Silver Oak Camp of Himalayan Mountain Sojourns. It takes 4 hrs to reach the Silver Oak Camp of Himalayan Mountain Sojourns. On your arrival at camp you are welcomed with a hot lunch. In the evening you will be taken out for an acclimatization walk around the camp. Camp fire in the evening. Overnight in the Camp in alpine tents.
Day 04:- Trek to Bhrigu Lake ( Snow Trek )
With the first light of the day the trek starts to the holy lake of Bhrigu. After covering a good distance uphill and altitude of 11000ft (approx.) you reach at the snow line. Reaching at the snow line your snow trek starts. The trek gives a panoramic view of Manali valley. All the famous peaks of Kullu Himalaya– – Indrasan, Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba, Makerbeh, Shikarbeh, Shitidhar, Friendship Peak, Khand Pari and Ladakhi put on show themselves around you. The lake is situated on an altitude of 14000 ft. During the summer months of April, May and June it is mostly snow covered. To one side of it stands Bhrigu Peak (14500 ft). An excellent trek for photography. After reaching at Bhrigu spending some time there you descend down to the Silver Oak Camp of Himalayan Mountain Sojourns. Overnight in the Camp in alpine tents.
Day 05:- Trek to Apple Orchard Camp
Today you trek back to the Apple Orchard Camp from the Silver Oak Camp. You will be at Apple Orchard Camp by lunch time. Free time in the afternoon to take rest after two days of trekking. Overnight in the Apple Orchard Camp.
Day 6:- Departure from Manali
Free Day… Departure after Lunch….. You may opt to do River Rafting near Kullu after leaving Manali.
Price:- Rs. 4500 per person for a group of minimum 10 persons.
1. All meals (Vegetarian Food) except breakfast on arrival day and dinner on departure day.
2. Pick up from bus station Manali to Campsite on arrival day.
3. Accommodation: Tents – Four Sharing
4. Sleeping bags or blankets with trekking mattresses.
5. Full Day backup transport on (Day 2)
6. Guide for 6 Days
7. Adventure Activities: – Rock Climbing, Rappelling , River Crossing, River Rafting (Optional).
8. Qualified Adventure Instructor for adventure activities.
9. Campfire on Day 3 & Day 4.
1. Insurance Cover.
2. Medical Evacuation.
3. Any expense not mentioned under ‘cost includes’
4. Any expense arising out of unforeseen circumstance like bus delays, roadblocks, landslides, etc.
5. Any personal expense and sightseeing which are not in the Itinerary.
6. Charges of River Rafting.