Tosh Valley Trek

Tosh Valley Trek

Departure Date

11 Feb

Duration

5 days

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Maximum Seats

10

Why This Trek?

Tosh Valley trek is a popular small trek in the Parvati Valley which leads to the Pin Parvati Pass Trek and Animal Pass Trek. The Tosh Nallah meets the Parbati river at Pulga coming from the North. The Tosh valley Trek starts in a narrow valley but as you trek it opens up and you come across several beautiful meadows along the Tosh Valley Trek. The Tosh valley trek takes you to the beautiful view of Tosh Glacier and snowcapped peaks Papasura (6451m) & White Sail (6446m)

  • DIFFICULTY : Moderate.

  • MAX ALTITUDE : 6500 Meter.

  •  BASE CAMP : Bhuntar

  • DURATION : 5 Days 4 nights.

  • BEST SEASON : Pre & Post Mansoon

TREK FEE PER PERSON

Rs. 11500

Trek Cost: Rs 11500 per person (Ex Bhuntar)

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Destinations Covered in the Tosh Valley Trek : Bhuntar, Barsheni, Kasol, Animal Pass, Tosh Village

What’s Included :-

  • Accommodation (Camping)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg) (Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Dinner)
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek guide
  • Permit Fee
  • Transport from Bhuntar and return

 What’s Not Included :-

  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason
  • Unscheduled stay due to landslide

Brief Itinerary Tosh Valley Trek 

Day 01: Drive from Bhuntar to Tosh Village and Trek to Buddha Ban (3020m – 5 hours)
Day 02: Buddhaban – Sharam Thach (3505m – 5 to 7 Hours)
Day 03: Sharam Thach – Shamshi Thach (3800m – 4 to 5 Hours)
Day 04: Trek upto Animal Pass Lake and return Sharam Thach (3505m 6 to 9 Hours)
Day 05: Trek from Shamshi Thach – Tosh and drive to Bhuntar (6 hours )

Detailed trek itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Bhuntar to Tosh and Trek from Tosh village – Buddha Ban (3020m – 5 hours)

Arrive at Bhuntar then take transport to reach Barsheni and meet our team and then start the short drive to Tosh Village to start the trek enroute stop for breakfast and freshn up. The drive from Barsheni to Manikaran is on beautiful curvaceous road and takes around an hour and a half. The Tosh Valley Trek trail starts from above the Barsheni village with a beautiful view of Parvati Valley Dam and picturesque confluence of Tosh and Parvati River. Tosh Valley Trek starts with a gradual climb from the Tosh village along the raging Tosh river through dense forests of Pine, Oak, Deodar etc to reach Buddhaban meadow which is our campsite.

As you reach Buddhaban campsite, enjoy the scenic surroundings and natural sprigs. You may also try your hands on bouldering at huge rocks.

Day 02: Buddhaban – Sharam Thach (3505m – 4 to 5 Hours)

We will start with morning exercise and sumptuous breakfast and proceed to Tosh Valley Trek. The trekking trail climbs from Buddhaban campsite towards the tree line to continue towards open meadows and clusters of Rhododendron and Juniper. After trekking for good 4 to 5 hours we will reach our campsite at Sharam Thach.

Day 03: Sharam Thach – Shamshi Thach (3800m – 4 to 5 Hours)

After a good sleep after getting used to the sleeping bags we start our Tosh Valley Trek with morning exercise and breakfast. After the steep climb you may encounter patches of snow which is going to be a challenging and once that is crossed the rest to the todays trekking trail will be an easy one. Continue on Tosh Valley Trek along the gushing Tosh River. After a short descent, you arrive at Shamshi Thach a beautiful campsite at the base of the valley with amazing views of Tosh Glacier in the north and Kullu Makalu Peak in the east. After enjoying the views during the height gain we return to camp for a hot cup of Tea.

Day 04: Trek upto Animal Pass Lake and return Sharam Thach (3505m 6 to 9 Hours)

After our morning routine we get ready for the exploration of the Tosh Valley Trek towards the Animal Pass lake (4260 meters) it’s an arduous trek of around 5 to 6 hours which offers the great views of snow clad peaks of Papsura, Dharamsura and Devachan. Trek little further to have the mesmerizing view of Deo Tibba Range.

Day 05: Trek from Shamshi Thach – Tosh and drive to Bhuntar (6 hours )

Start early though it’s a long day but all downhill trek to Buddhaban. Be ready with your backpacks this is your last day of Tosh Valley Trek (Animal Pass Trek). We will trek back to Barsheni Village you can either take a transport to Bhuntar or stay in Barsheni for complete relaxation.

Fitness Required for Tosh Valley Trek
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant. The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.
The Tosh Valley Trek is amoderate trek suitable for first time trekker with basic to above average fitness

Trekking Experience: Prior trekking experience is helpful for this trek but not necessary.

Fitness Required: The Tosh Valley Trek falls in the category of Moderate treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.
Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.
You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.

Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body

Things to carry for Tosh Valley Trek

Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
Trekking Shoes
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One Heavy Jacket
Sun Cap
One Scarf
Light towel
Lip Balm
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
Dark Sunglasses
Gloves
Trekking Pole
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !

What is the Tosh Valley Trek?
Tosh Valley Trek is a moderate high altitude trek done primarily during the months of June,July,August,September. The trek is situated in the state of Himachal in the Parvati Valley.

When is the best time to go to for the Tosh Valley Trek?
The best time for Tosh Valley Trek is during the months of June, July,August and September.

How difficult is the Tosh Valley Trek?
Tosh Valley Trek is considered by comparison an moderate high altitude trek. But you need to have good physical fitness to complete this trek. Doing cardio vascular exercises is very helpful  for preparing for this trek. Please check the preparation  section to get a better understanding of this.

What are the temperatures during the Tosh Valley Trek?
During the Tosh Valley Trek temperatures vary between 0  to 20 degree celcius.There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.

How much we have to trek each day?
Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 6-9 Kms each day and it takes around 6-7 hours by an average trekker to cover that distance.

What medicines should I carry during the trek.
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 strips
Gauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Betadine cream
Moov spray
Tablets:
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 15 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets

Is Diamox advisable ?
Diamox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it. Please consult your Doctor before taking it.

Who will lead and who all will go along with us ?
All our treks are led by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.

How big are the trekking groups ?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.

What is the minimum number of Trekkers required for Fixed Departures ?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single trekker we will proceed with the trek at a loss.

I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe ?
We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.

What thing we need to Carry for the trek?
You can refer to the section things to carry for this information

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same.
When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and  you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 300 per day.

Which type of shoes should I buy ?
Good trekking shoes  are a must for the Tosh Valley Trek. Read more at “How to Buy Trekking Shoes”

How many trekkers will be in one tent ?
We generally have 3-man tents were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers
Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Tosh Valley Trek. This is a trek which can be done by a beginner who wants to familiarize him/herself with high altitude treks.To get into  optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.

What is there in Food menu during a trek ?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.

Is the water on the trek safe?
The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.

What type of vehicles are used for transportation ?
We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation.

What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kitsand oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker.Also before the trek it’s your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.

Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Can you customize a Tosh Valley Trek?
Yes Tosh Valley Trek can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for privatecustomized  trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

What if trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund

What is your Rescheduling  Policy ?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing atleast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.

Bhuntar
Bhuntar is the base location for our Tosh Valley Trek. Our meeting point in Bhuntar is the Government bus stand. We will pick you up at 7 AM in the morning and start the drive to the basecamp.

Reaching Bhuntar by Road (Bus)
Bhuntar is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Bhuntar which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate in delhi. The journey takes around 10-12 hours.

Reaching Bhuntar by Air
Closest airport to Bhuntar is Kullu Airport which is well connected via flights from Delhi. The distance between Kullu and Bhuntar is around 1 hour. To check flights available check makemytrip.com/yatra.com/easmytrip etc.

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AVAILABLE DATES

  • 07 Oct to 19 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 17 Oct to 24 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 07 Oct to 19 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 17 Oct to 24 Oct 2016 (Open)

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Here’s a short itinerary of Animal Pass Trek:

Day 1: Drive from Bhuntar to Tosh Village and Trek to Buddha Ban (3020m – 5 hours)
Day 2: Buddhaban – Sharam Thach (3505m – 5 to 7 Hours)
Day 3: Sharam Thach – Shamshi Thach (3800m – 4 to 5 Hours)
Day 4: Trek upto Animal Pass Lake and return Sharam Thach (3505m 6 to 9 Hours).
Day 5: Trek from Shamshi Thach – Tosh and drive to Bhuntar (6 hours ).

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