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Independent Trekking Skills 101

Independent Trekking Skills 101

Duration:7.5 hours total
Includes:Food, drinks, and equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I live in Manali since 2014, where I ski, climb, hike and make my own lightweight hiking equipment. I want to share how you can also trek off the beaten trails on your own with more comfort and safety by reducing your backpack weight (under 8 kgs with tent, sleeping, stove, food) and using your offline hiking maps on your phone. Welcome to Blue Bolt, a more fun and fulfilling way to hike.

What we’ll do

“Independent trekking skills 101” is a unique outdoor program for those who want to try self prepared, self guided and self supported trekking. You will learn and gain practical experience in trip planning, trail navigation, and camping skills - essential skills to explore the mountains on your own safely without agency, guide, porters or support staff. Be prepared to be challenged and rewarded.

What else you should know

Please dress according to weather. Bring sunscreen, shades, hat if you need.

What I’ll provide

Hot cup of Lemon Ginger Honey tea
Cooking fuel, stove and utensils

What to bring

Waterproof jacket and waterproof trekking shoes
Day pack with water bottle
Smarphone with GPS (Android or iPhone) with Wikiloc app installed

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Where you'll be

We will meet up and conduct the first part of the program at Dylan’s cafe in Old Manali. Then we will hike into the Manalsu valley and do remaining workshop at our campsite by the river.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Please dress according to weather. Bring sunscreen, shades, hat if you need.
Independent Trekking Skills 101
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