I am still not getting my blogging flow and some people have asked for practical information about this trek. I will try to compile it here.
Delhi to Manali 570 km (by so called deluxe bus, private, don’t ask me how we ended in one, yet again) tickets cost around 560 rupees per person. It took us bloody 20 hours to cover this distance but that is a blog post in itself.
Night stay at Manali, lots of hotels available for all budgets. This time we splurged a bit.
Manali to Kaza, 200 KM (Government Bus, Starts around 5 am from Government Manali Bus Stand, tickets can be bought the evening before) Tickets cost around 150 rupees per person. A seat in private taxi costs around Rs 1000 per person or so I am told. Booking an entire taxi would cost even more. It took us 11 hours to reach Kaza and the return trip took us around 13 hours. The route is beautiful.
Stay at Kaza- At Rs 400 per night we had a good room.
We trekked through an NGO called Ecosphere (Muse) and you can find the trek route and other details from this excellent thread at Indiamike. I promise I will do each day of the trek as a separate post.
For six days Ecosphere charged us Rs 5900 per person. This included all the meals, taxi where required and the home stay cost. I felt they gave us a good price.
I hope this will be of some help to those who want to head that way. Do let me know if I have missed on something that I should have added.