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Beas Kund Trek
May 1995

Hanuman  Tibba   from  Solang  Nala.
Beas   Kund is the   base of  the Hanuman   Tibba.

Mumbai - Delhi
Delhi  -  Solang
Solang - Dhundi
Dhundi - Bakhartaj/Beas Kund
Dhundi - Solang
Solang -Mouli
Solang - Mt. Patalsu
Solang - Delhi
Delhi - Mumbai

My First ever Himalayan Mountain climbing experience was here at Mt. Patalsu, my first visit to Manali for the Beas Kund Trek in 1995. Our guide was Koyluram Thakur of Palchan village. Palchan village is at the base of Solang Nala.
Most of the younger residents are into this business. It took 9 hours to climb Mt. Patalsu from Solang. It was my 1st himalayan climb and that too on hunter shoes (canvas with runner sole). Learned bump skiing, the fast way to descent down using the plastic rain cover, with the group.

Manali is a tourist city and one can see many foreigners and Indian visitors while walking within the city. There are many tourist spots closeby Manali like Vashist - Hot water spring, Hidimba Temple, Jagatsukh, Rohtang Pass, Manikaran, etc. Many trek routes start from here.

About Mountaineering one can see many trekking peaks like Friendship, Shitidhar, Manali, Indrasan, Hanuman Tibba, etc. in this region. From Jagatsukh, the famous Mt. Deotibba (6001m) frequently being attempted every year by mountaineers.
Skiing, Para Gliding, Snow scooter, Zorbing opportunity can be experienced in Solang. Manali has mountaineering institute situated in the heart of the city. Our Ex-Prime Minister Atalbihari Vajpayee's house is in Manali.

From this trek i returned to Mumbai (home) with a thought of climbing "Hanuman Tibba" and "Deo Tibba" some day.

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