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Mt Deo Tibba peak climbers on the summit's shoulder

Deo Tibba Ascent

Climbing

The second highest mountain in the Pir Panjal range is Deo Tibba. It’s in the Kullu Valley, southeast of Manali, above the Jagatsukh village. As per indigenous belief, Deo Tibba is the gods’ meeting place. Thus according to Hindu mythology, the deities sit atop Deo Tibba’s dome-shaped peak. Consequently, Deo means ‘Gods,’ while Tibba means ‘dome-shaped hill.’

Furrer, General Bruce’s guide, led the initial survey of Deo Tibba. Climbers will face steep ice crossings, crevassed glaciers, a rock fall area, and a moraine on their way to the summit of this peak. The summit is distinct because it is a snowy hump, akin to an ice cap, with a flat summit plateau instead of a steep ridge. This peak is regularly tackled by local and foreign teams in combination with Mt. Indrasan (6221 m), which is linked to it by the high Duhangan Col.

Deo Tibba Details

  • CATEGORY – Peak Ascent
  • LOCATION – Himachal Pradesh (Manali)
  • ALTITUDE – 6001 m
  • GRADE – Demanding
  • DURATION – 11 Days

Deo Tibba Route Details

  • Day 01: Manali acclimatization & equipment check
  • Day 02: Drive to Zero Point, trek to Chikka 3123m
  • Day 03: Chikka to Seri 3870m
  • Day 04: Seri to (Deo Tibba Base Camp) Tenta 4156m
  • Day 05: Load Ferry to Camp 1 to Duhangan Col 5100m
  • Day 06: Tenta – Duhangan Col (Camp 1) 5100m
  • Day 07: Mt. Deo Tibba 6001m Summit Day
  • Day 08: Descent to (Deo Tibba Base Camp) Tenta 4156m
  • Day 09: Tenta 4156m to Chikka
  • Day 10: Chikka to road head to Drive to Manali
  • Day 11: Extra days for relaxation, acclimation, or poor weather might be used anywhere on the path.

Cost: INR 90,000 / 1100$ US

  • Includes: Professional guide, Permits, 2 people shared tent accommodation, all meals from day-1 lunch to day-11 lunch, drive from Manali to Zero point trek start point and back to Manali, safety equipment with first aid kit, other technical equipment and all group climbing gear like ropes, anchors, slings, etc. 
  • Excludes: travel to and from Manali, sleeping bag, an individual climbing kit which would be hired climbing boots, ice-axes, crampons and gaiters, personal clothing items, phone calls, insurance, meals while driving, camera fee, cost incurred as a result of unanticipated situations like as terrible weather, landslides, road conditions, or any other factors beyond our control.
  • Optional: On-request transportation to and from Manali, Extra cost for potter/mule for a day pack.

Deo Tibba Ascent Itinerary

Day 01: Manali acclimatization & equipment check

Organize your climbing gear once you arrive. Examine your climbing equipment (climbing boots, crampons, and harnesses). After lunch, go for a walk around town. Optional: In Manali, you can visit the Hadimba temple, the Vashisht hot water springs, or the Roerich Art Gallery in Naggar.

Day 02: Drive to Zero Point Trek to Chikka 3123m

Drive to Zero Point Sethan and begin your trip to Chikka, which is famous for its Nag Devta Temple.
Then a short trek with a steep ascent into Jagatsukh, the ancient Kullu capital. The trail climbs steeply and passes through deep woodland. After around 3-4 hours of hiking, you’ll arrive at your campsite.

Day 03: Chikka to Seri 3870m

Seri is a four-hour trek away. The route follows the right bank of the Jagatsukh Nala. Freshwater springs are available in Panduropa and Dudu Patthar. The trail goes through shrubs and wide meadow grounds before reaching the Seri grasslands. Get a view of Tanta cliffs and the waterfall. After a short walk, you will come to the Seri campground, a big green grassy area previously a glaciated lake.

Day 04: Seri to (Deo Tibba Base Camp) Tenta 4156m

Make a base camp. The trek takes about 6 hours. Both difficult ascents are located right before Tanta and Chota Chandratal. The Zigzag route leads to The Tanta Cliff. After crossing the Nala or stream, the moraines and boulder field begin, followed by the Tanta camp at the glacier’s foot.
The scree route to Chota Chandratal takes roughly 2 hours to ascend. Dhomya Rishi meditated at Chota Chandratal, according to Hindu legend. It’s a little lake in the heart of a valley in the mountains. This camp is located in a remote valley. A breathtaking vista of Deo Tibba Peak.

Day 05: Load Ferry to Camp 1 to Duhangan Col 5100m

Approximately 5 hours of trekking. The load ferry will, indeed, proceed to Camp 1 before returning to the base camp for the night. The trail is challenging. Camp 1 is located on the Duhangan Pass and requires crossing the crevassed Deo Tibba Glacier. The position of the campground may easily be visible from Base Camp because of the saffron-colored rocks. The slope is steeper than 40 degrees and covered in snow and pebbles. Be cautious because the trail is infamous for rock falls. Head down after loading the ferry/lunch.

Day 06: Tenta to Duhangan Col (Camp 1) 5100m

Caching the previous day’s equipment and rations provides for a comfortable and quick shift to Camp 1 through the same trail. You are also fully acclimatized and familiar with the trail following the load ferry.

Day 07: Mt. Deo Tibba 6001m Summit Day

The summit briefing will begin at about 2 a.m. We begin our approach to the top in the dark, using flashlights to guide us across the gully and up the summit ridge. The top provides panoramic views of Indrasan 6221m. It’s a big snow dome/hump. After reaching the summit enjoy munchies, click pics, and descend back to Camp 1.

Day 08: Descent to (Deo Tibba Base Camp) Tenta 4156m

Descend to Tenta and camp.

Day 09: Tenta 4156m to Chikka

We return to Chikka and camp by the Duhangan Nala once more.

Day 10: Chikka to road head to Drive to Manali

Descend to the road where our cars await us. Take the ride back to Manali.

Day 11: Extra day

Acclimatization day or for relaxation or bad weather may be employed wherever along the trail.

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