Shumga Top Trek

5 Days - 4 Nights
  • Shumga Top Trek

Description

Shumga Top Trek a raw trek in Himachal

Shumga Top trek has the most picturesque trails in the Himalayas and unmatched panoramic views of the towering mountain peaks. This trek lies in Kullu valley’s “Great Himalayan National Park”. The Shumga summit touches the sky at a height of 3810 meters by separating Sainj and Tirthan valleys.

It is a lesser known trekking destination untouched by trekkers, offering unspoiled beauty of raw nature.

Shumga Top Trek perfect Gateway for Adventure and Nature Lovers

The Shumga Top trek starts from Shangarh village which is a perfect combination of lush grasslands and small village houses. It is famous for the ancient temples. Pass through dense forests of pines, cedar and Rhododendrons and camp near sacred Sara Lake.

Explore the variation in vegetation and after the treeline recedes, come across the alpine meadows where Monal, Koklash, Tragopan etc. can be easily spotted.

Best Summit Views of Shumga Top Trek

At Shumga top, there is Jogni deity’s shrine and prayer flags around. It is believed that Goddess protects the mountains. The summit offers the best panorama views –

Towards the south Banjar, Mandi and Thachi can be seen at a distance and to the north lies towering Great Himalayan peaks. On a clear day spot regions of Kinnaur and Spiti. Towards west, Beas River flowing through kullu valley is visible and the high peaks visible from there are Gushu, Pishu, Kingkullen, Shupakuni, Vasuki Nag and snow peak in Rakti.

Key Points of Shumga Top Trek

Level: Moderate

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

Must Read about Shumga Top Trek

Duration – 5 days (Mandi to Mandi)

Best Season – Throughout the year

Level – Moderate

Highest point – 3810 m

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature – Day (10°C to 15°C) Night (0°C to 7°C)

Starting point – Mandi

Short Itinerary of Shumga Top Trek

Day 1 – Mandi to Shangarh (2050 m)

Day 2 – Shangarh to Sara Lake (2744 m) (4/5 hours)

Day 3 – Sara Lake to Shumga Top (3810 m) and descend to Shumga Thach (5/6 hours)

Day 4 – Shumga Top to Shangarh (2050 m) (4/5 hours)

Day 5 – Shangarh to Mandi

1

Day 1 :Mandi to Shangarh (2050 m)

Reach Mandi in the morning, the vehicle will be arranged from there. Witness Pandoh Dam en route, it is an attractive site in Manali. We will follow Mandi – Aut tunnel path, taking a small halt at Hanogi Mata temple.

Ahead, you come close to the Sainj River and wide meadows comes into sight.

The tower temples will leave you staring at them. Reach Shangarh, the combination of green grasslands and small village houses seems perfect. Spend your night here in a homestay or tents.

2

Day 2 : to Sara Lake (2744 m) (4/5 hours)

Post breakfast, start the trek from Shangarh and head towards the sacred Sara Lake. The walk is through thick forests of pine above Bargshanghar, here spot rich Flora and Fauna of Himalayas.

Packed lunch will be provided, have it on the way. And, after a 4 to 5 hours long hike reach this beautiful lake present amidst forest. Explore the raw nature, do not miss to watch the setting sun then settle for the day.

3

Day 3 :Sara Lake to Shumga Top (3810 m) and descend to Shumga Thach (5/6 hours)

After breakfast at Sara lake campsite, head towards your destination Shumga Top. The trail is surrounded by Junipers scrubs and Rhododendrons with more variation in greenery.

Reach the point where treeline recedes and you enter the wide meadows of Shumga. Monal, Koklash, Tragopan can be easily spotted here which attracts many wildlife photographers.

Reach Shumga top, there is Jogni deity’s shrine and prayer flags around. It is believed that deity protects the mountains. The summit is a ridge which separates Sainj and Tirthan valleys and offers panorama from the top.

Towards the south Banjar, Mandi and Thachi can be seen at a distance and to the north lies towering Great Himalayan peaks. On a clear day spot regions of Kinnaur and Spiti. Towards west, Beas River flowing through kullu valley is visible and the high peaks visible from there are Gushu, Pishu, Kingkullen, Shupakuni, Vasuki Nag and snow peak in Rakti.

Spend good time there observing beauty at its best and then get down to Shumga Thach, campsite for today.

4

Day 4 : Top to Shangarh (2050 m) (4/5 hours)

Have breakfast with heart-warming views of mountain peaks of Great Himalayan National Park. Start the descent to Bargshanghar and reach there in 4 to 5 hours.

Pick up will be from there then the drive will be to Shangarh.

5

Day 5 : Shangarh to Mandi

Post breakfast say goodbye to Shumga Top trek and get back to Mandi.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Transport Facility

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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