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Itinerary: Himachal Pradesh’s Bara Bhangal Trek

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Overview

Dharamshala, Kullu & Manali, Mandi

This trek starts from Manali and drop at Dharamshala

HIGHEST ALTITUDE

4725 m

DURATION OF TOUR

12 Nights/13 Days

BEST SEASON TO VISIT

July to October

Day 01: Delhi – Manali (512 Kms 12-13 Hrs)

Morning pick-up from Delhi and drive to Manali . Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Manali – Lama Dugh (3017m) 

After breakfast, climb through bara pathar and thick forests but there is no water point after departing from Manali. As one gains height in this steep climb, the distinct views of different faces of Indrasan, Deo Tibba and peaks of Bara Shigri glacier open up. In the last lag, the path turns to the right and one traverses the ridge horizontally and enters the campsite on an alpine plateau studded with thick growth of alpine flowers. Over Night stay in the Camp

Day 03: Lama Dugh – Riyali Thach  (3400m) 

After Breakfast the height achieved on this day is approximately 1 km. The trek is through steep a ridge below Than Pari Tibba (4000m). From this point, one can have a magnificent glimpse of new Manali, situated on the left bank of River Beas and the whole upper Kullu valley (Valley OF Gods), which appears swathed in the different colors of the season. Overnight stay in the camp

Day 04: Riyali Thach – Base of Kalihani Pass (4010m)

After breakfast, I walked to Base of Kalihani Pass after a long  day. The trail proceeds over open meadows initially followed by a steep descent to a stream. After Crossing, the path continues in a steep climb for about three hours till you arrive at the camp at the base of the Kalihani Pass. From there you can see the beautiful views of Deo Tibba and Indrasan peaks from the campsite. Overnight stay in the Camp.

Day 05: Devi Ki Marhi – Dal Marhi (3900m)

After Breakfast  we  will walk 8 hours to reach the next camping site, today we will climb a steep climb to the pass crossing a stretch of meadows Kalihani glacier. Take time off at the pass to get a splendid 360 degree view of hanging glaciers, the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. A steep descent across another glacier and four beautiful glacial lakes will bring you to the camp at the gaddi campsite of Devi ki Marhi. Overnight Stay in the Camp.

Day 06: Dal Marhi – Bara Bhangal (2882m)

After Breakfast the trail now continues down the Ravi river into the deodar forest, to the only large village in the valley, Bara Bhangal. Where you can get a chance to meet with the Gaddi people. Overnight stay in the Camp.

Day 07: Day free in Bara Bhangal

Rest day at Bara Bhangal Explore village and surrounding areas.

Day 08: Bara Bhangal – Mardh (3830m)

After breakfast, continue to climb towards the next big pass, Thamsar. The trail winds up through pine, deodar and birch forests with mountain streams to break the monotony. The campsite at Mardh is near the base of the Thamsar glacier.

Day 10: Mardh – Plachak (2721m) via Thamsar Pass (4878m) Duration: 7 hours

After Breakfast  steep ascent over moraine, scree and glacier. The climb is broken by a small lake just below the pass. From on top of Thamsar, you will get your first glimpse of the lush Kangra valley. On the other side of the pass, it’s a steep, long descent till you reach the campsite at Plachak, well below the tree line.

Day 11: Plachak – Rajgundha (2440m)

Today is the easiest day of the trek so far. The path is flat and easy, passing through pine forests with many mountain streams. The valley widens and you get great views of the open Kangra valley. The campsite is just after the small village of Rajgundha.

Day 12: Rajgundha – Billing (2310m) – Dharamshala

Today is also the  easy day of walking through pristine pine forests over an easy and wide track till you arrive at the forest guest house at Billing, the end of the trek. Billing is Famous for Paragliding. And Billing is also the end of the trek. A vehicle will pick you up at Billing and drop you to Dharamshala. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: Drop Dharamshala – Pathankot station

In time pickup from the hotel and drop at Pathankot railway station to board the train for the onward journey. End of our services.

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