Trek up to Lama Dugh from Manali

Hidimba Temple, Dhungri Village (Manali), Himachal Pradesh, India

About 10-kilometer trail (going and coming back) starts from the Hidimba temple in Dhungri village, near Manali (2,050 meters) in the upperBeas valley. The 3-hour walk through thick forest of deodar, fir and oak ends at Lama Dugh meadows (3,436 meters), frequented by shepherds. The meadows command spectacular views of the Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, Indrasen and other snow covered peaks of Manali region. En route, you can enjoy views of theKulluValley and Manali town. The trail meandering through the Manali Wildlife Sanctuary runs along the Manalsu Khad, a tributary of the Beas River.

If you have time and energy, you can walk from the Mall to Hidimba temple, an easy walk of 1.5 kilometers.

The Manali Wildlife Sanctuary in Kullu District covers the catchment area of the Manalsu Khad. The altitude varies between 2,273 and5,173 meters. The sanctuary is home to the Himalayan monal, Tibetan snowcock, Eurasian woodcock, golden eagle,  Nepal wren babbler, musk deer, black and brown bear.

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