Manali IGLOO Stay Expedition 2019

TT1940

 Sethan, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Day 1 – Arrival Manali

Guest will be picked up by the cab from Manali Bus Stand and checked in at Hotel Keylinga Inn at Prini. Rest and refreshment till lunch. After lunch local sightseeing around Manali in a cab. Visit Hadimba Devi Temple in the sightseeing. Later in the evening free to explore Old Manali wherein you can try some amazing riverside cafes. You may also go for Shopping (Mall Road & IBEX Market) to do some last minute shopping for woollies and other small items. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2 – Drive to the Igloo Campsite

Today morning after breakfast drive by 4 x 4 vehicle to the Igloo Camp Site (14 Kms - 45 minutes drive) located in the mountains presenting a picturesque view of snow capped peaks and valley. The site is at an altitude of 2700m at a place called Sethan village in Hampta Valley. The area has good quality snow and gentle slopes, perfect for begginer skiers. The area is safe, easily accessible and offers stunning view of the Himalayas. After arrival at Igloo Camp one can enjoy skiing, tube sliding or get a lesson to make Igloo. In the evening we have a hot dinner under the stars, with a nice warm log fire lighting up our igloo campsite and with some amazing music. At the end of the day we will provide you a warm sleeping bag with an inner liner and a nice hot water bottle to help you enjoy your first night in igloo.

Day 3 – Drive to Manali & Departure

Wake up the next day to the crisp and cool winter air and enjoy a hearty breakfast out on the snow. After breakfast we drive back down to the base camp (Prini, Manali). Fresh up in the hotel at Prini and get dropped at the Manali Bus Stand.

Tour ends but sweet memories always remain same........

  • FOR THE FIRST TIME IN INDIA - AN IGNOO STAY EXPERIENCE
  • TEMPRATURE INSIDE THE IGLOO: The walls are made of compressed snow and air pockets trapped in it turn into an insulator on the outside, temperature  may be as low as -15 degree in the middle of the night but on the inside it will be around -2 degrees.
  • As winters give way to a shiny summer these igloos will too melt away, so the month of Mid January till Mid March is your only chance to undergo this unique and wonderful experience. LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE (ONLY 10 A DAY). Missing this once in a lifetime experience is sure to leave you racked with guilt.
  • Adventure Activites: Skiing, Tube Sliding, Making Snow Man & Lesson to make your own igloo.
  • Calm and serene environment of snowy winter.
  • Manali Local sightseeing.
  • Bonfire and Music. 
Stay Envisaged Stars Destination Nights
Keylinga Inn
Prini, Manali 1
Igloo - Ice Hut
Manali 1
Inclusions
  • 1 night in Hotel in Manali on double sharing basis with 1 Breakfast & 1 Dinner.
  • 1 night accommodation in Igloo on double sharing basis (warm feather sleeping bags with extra fleece will be provided with thick foam mattress and hot water bottles.
  • All meals at Igloo campsite: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Hot drinks.
  • Activites: Skiing, tube slide, Igloo Making, slide ride is Complimentary (NOTE: For guided instruction on Skiing & Snow boarding, extra charges will apply. For booking inform us in advance).
  • Half day local sightseeing tour. Visit to Hadimba Devi Temple, Old Manali and Mall Manali.
  • Bonfire in the evening with Igloo stay and Music.
  • Snow dress.
  • All applicable taxes (GST).
  • Pick up and drop from Manali bus station.
  • On 3rd day get 2 hrs to get fresh in hotel before leaving for bus stand.
Exclusions
  • Any other services or meals which are not mentioned in the above "Inclusions" section.
  • Expense of personal nature such as tips, laundry, telephones, beverages etc.
  • Entry fee for all monuments and places of interest if any.
  • Airfares and Train ticket charges if any.
  • Transport charges from Base Camp to Igloo Site & back.

          (Rs.3000/- per 4 x 4 cab which would be shared between the co-passengers on that trip)

  • Lunch in Hotel in Prini, Manali.
  • Medical, Insurance and Evacuation charges.
Terms and Conditions

All the Igloo and Skiing activities is subject to timely and sufficient snowfall and favourable weather conditions. Our operational area is located in the mountains (approx 10,000 feet MSL) in Hampta/Sethan Valley which is approx 18 kms from the main town of Manali and during snow time it is accessible only by 4 x 4 vehicles or by trekking which normally takes 3-4 hours from the Base Camp (Hotel Keylinga Inn at Prini – 4 kms from Mall Road, Manali). As we would be operating all our winter activities such as Igloo, skiing, snowboarding, ski touring etc. only during winter in extreme cold and heavy snowfall and at times road to Hamta/Sethan valley may be blocked for a couple of days due to heavy snowfall and sometimes it takes 2-3 days to clear it, in such situation and even otherwise due to unforeseen reasons beyond human control if we are forced to postpone/cancel our above activities for sometime or even for a short duration, we would always advise our clients to be a little flexible in their schedule so that they can enjoy their stay with us fully.

IMPORTANT POINTS

  1. Kindly respect value of time – we will move to Igloo site by 11 AM every day from Base Camp (Hotel Keylinga Inn at Naggar Road, Prini) and return back at same time from Igloo Camp. Those who want to travel at their own convenience will have to pay extra for the cab services.
  2. Before departure from the Base Point, make sure to carry all your essential items like medicines, clothing, toiletary etc.
  3. If due to unforeseen reasons beyond human control, we are forced to postpone/cancel our above activities for sometime or even for a short duration, we would always advise our clients to be a little flexible in their schedule so that they can enjoy their stay with us fully. In that case we will work out the best alternative trip depending on weather condition. 

THINGS TO CARRY

Please bring good quality winter clothing. If you are playing in the snow your clothes might get wet so please bring more than one set of clothing, if possible:

1. Warm/woolen cap

2. Anti UV sunglasses

3. Thermals for wearing inside your ski clothing

4. Warm gloves

5. Cotton long socks for wearing inside the ski boots (socks frequently get wet while changing boots, so please get 3-4 pairs). Woolen socks for wearing at night (1-2 pairs).

6. Warm pants/fleece trousers (1-2 pairs)

7. Sweaters / fleece uppers: try and get fleece as it dries faster. Please get 2 each - layers are always better.

8. Warm jacket - try and get a heavy down jacket. It can get cold at night if there is a wind.

9. Personal medicines if any

10. Personal toiletries kit

Cancellation Policy

REFUND POLICY

  1. Full refund of Booking amount in case there is not enough snow to make the Igloos. We will inform you in advance.
  2. 70%  refund of Booking amount in case we could not move to Igloo Site from our Base Camp owing to blockade of road due to heavy snowfall.
  3. 50% refund of Booking amount if cancellation is done fifteen days prior to the stay date in the Igloo (transaction charges will be deducted for Bank transfers).
  4. No refund of Booking amount will be made if cancellation is received less than one week of stay date in the Igloo Camp.

NOTE: Processing fees of 3% would be charged for the refund.

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    Get the feel of arctic region in India. Once again, we are ready to make a frosty lodging this winter in the hills of Hampta/Sethan Valley to make your dream come true of staying amidst the snow capped mountains and to play with soft white snow and do skiing, slide and make snowman or your own Igloo. We bring to you a first of its kind travel adventure, one that will leave you with goosebumps. Yes you heard it right, IGLOO stay in India. Experience something truly novel this winters, as we bring you India's first ever Igloo stay Expedition. Spend a night inside an Igloo, in the backdrop of the snow clads mountains in Manali and live your childhood dream. Camping out in the summer is one thing, but there's something magical about camping out in the snow, with stars in the sky, your igloo glowing yellow from the candles lighting it up from inside. A TerrainTravellers exclusive 3 Days trail covering - 1 Night Stay in Hotel & 1 Night in Igloo, Bonfire, Meals, Snow Dress, Adventure Activities (Skiing Lesson and Making your own igloo) & Manali City Tour.

    As winters give way to a shiny summer these Igloos will too melt away, so the month of Mid January till Mid March is your only chance to undergo this unique and wonderful experience. LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE (ONLY 10 A DAY). Missing this once in a lifetime experience is sure to leave you racked with guilt.

    Duration : 3 Days
    Trail Type : Any Date
    Location : Sethan, Himachal Pradesh, India
    Maximum number of people : 200
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