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Learn The Basics Of Camping On A Scenic Trek In Manali
4 Days · 3 Nights
₹ 9,450
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Camping under the open sky has to be one of the best ways of interacting with nature and connecting with the people you love. If you have always wanted to learn how to camp, pitch a tent, build a fire and more, then this retreat is for you. The good people from the Green Mountain Lodge are taking you on a little-known trek through alpine forests and rolling meadows, to teach you how to have a perfect camping experience!   


What you will love

  • The retreat will be hosted at the Green Mountain Lodge, a lovely stone cottage which is loved by guests for its delicious food, breathtaking views and warm hospitality. 
  • Besides learning how to camp, this retreat includes picnic breakfasts in the meadows, BBQ nights, a traditional Himachali meal with a local family, stargazing, heritage village walks through Manali, and much much more! 


Homestay details

  • Green Mountain Lodge, Jagatsukh, Manali. Rooms will be allotted on a triple-sharing basis. Pets are allowed at this homestay
  • Find the lodge on Google Maps here.
  • How to reach
    Cab: A cab from Delhi will take 13 hours to the Green Mountain Lodge
    Bus: Take a Volvo bus from Majnu ka Tilla or ISBT till the Manali bus stand. From here, take an auto to the Green Mountain Lodge
    Air: The nearest airport is Kullu-Manali Airport, which is 47km from the Green Mountain Lodge
  • Reviews 

The owner and his family and staff were very kind and helpful during my visit in February 2020. The place is kept very clean and the meals they provided were very healthy and tasty. I would love to return and stay for another visit with my own family someday. There is a lot to see and do in the area, and they provided me with a very thoughtful and peaceful itinerary. I hope that I can return someday and have more conversations around the fireplace with these wonderful people. - Chris Bryant

Awesome rooms and very cooperative staff. You will get desirable food. Great hospitality. Worth of its price. Arrangements in room were more than expected. - Sachin Rajput

  • Arrive at the Green Mountain Lodge by 12pm
  • Introduction to the basics of camping and pitching a tent (2-hour session)
  • Take a heritage walk around Jagatsukh village to explore the history and culture
  • Have a traditional Himachali dinner at the home of a local family
  • Start the day with a good breakfast in the gardens of the homestay. Enjoy fresh apples, homemade jams and local delicacies
  • Leave for Banara village at 11am from where your 5-hour trek to the Soroutoo camping site begins.
  • Today, learn all about finding a trail, the basics of cooking while camping, camping etiquette, and safety guidelines
  • Start walking uphill from 2,100 m. Your trek today will cover thick alpine forests and lush meadows
  • Stop at the Takshak Nag Temple to eat your packed lunch
  • Reach an altitude of 3100m above sea level and set up your own camp here
  • Enjoy a 360 degree view of the snow-capped peaks and learn to spot the major mountain peaks around
  • As the sun sets, enjoy stargazing with a bonfire and dinner at your campsite
  • Wake up early to a scenic sunrise in the mountains and take some time to get some scenic photos
  • After breakfast, begin the 4-hour descent back to Banara village. From here, drive back to the Green Mountain Lodge
  • Have lunch and then spend some time at your own leisure
  • Enjoy a BBQ and bonfire at night
  • Meals: Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (BBQ)
  • Breakfast at 9.30am
  • Departure post breakfast
  • Accommodation for two nights at the Green Mountain Lodge
  • Accommodation for one night in tents at the campsite
  • Breakfast and a traditional Himachali dinner on Day 1
  • All meals on Day 2 (veg and non-veg)
  • All meals on Day 3 (veg and non-veg)
  • Breakfast on Day 4
  • Transportation to and from the lodge to the campsite base
  • Sleeping bags and other equipment for camping
  • Porters and horses for carrying camping equipment
  • Cook and trekking guide
  • All travel expenses to and from the Green Mountain Lodge
  • Meals, where not mentioned
  • Laundry
  • Extra meals consumed besides those mentioned in the inclusions

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