BARA BANGHAL TREK

BARA BANGHAL TREK

India, Himachal


Sharath Vishnu
Trip leader

83,400 / 1350

Trip cost
83,400 / 1350

83,400 / 1350

Trip cost
 
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Manali and Dharamshala must rank as two of the best-known hill-stations in India, but few know that between them lies a grand expanse of mountains rich in beauty and legend. Taking in two passes — Kalihani and Thamsar — the 12-day trek passes through forests of pine oak and deodhar and valleys heavy with wildflowers. The true highlight of the trek, however, are the Gaddis, semi-nomadic pastioralists, who crisscross the high valleys with their sheep. This trek allows trekkers a peek into their little known lives, and gives them the rare privilege of visiting their oldest settlement, Bara Bangal, a village that time seems to have forgotten.

Itinerary

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HP tourism runs overnight Volvo buses from Delhi to Manali. Board the bus from Himachal Bhavan around 7:00pm to arrive Manali early in the morning.
Arrive in Manali by 10am. You’ll be met by our guide who’ll transfer you to the Hotel. Post lunch, you can occupy yourself with local sightseeing. Explore the Mall road of Manali in the evening. In the months of May & June it’s busy with Indian tourists. Overnight Hotel in Manali.
We start the trek from Hadimba Temple, 2.5kms from Manali. The initial climb through dense Deodar forests is steep and soon we come to a clearing that affords us magnificent views of the town and some majestic peaks. Lamadugh is a beautiful alpine meadow and we set our camp here.
The trail ascends as we walk through the ridge below the Tanpari TIbba and there are beautiful views of the Solang and the Rohtang valleys.
Long day today as the train ascends gradually through meadows as we reach a stream. We cross the stream and continue with our steep ascent to reach the base of the Kalihani Pass.
Perhaps, the longest day of the trek and also the most rewarding. Its a long steep climb to the pass, as we negotiate scree and moraine. Once at the pass, there are panoramic views of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges. A steep descent brings us back to our campsite for the day at Shepherds camping grounds.
We cross a stream and descend into oak and birch forests before a steep climb brings us to our campsite.
We again cross 2 rivers and after ascending and descending through the day we finally cross a river and climb upto a beautiful camp site.
We continue to descend, following the river Ravi into Deodar forest to arrive at Bara Banghal
Bara Banghal is one of the most isolated villages in the Himalaya so we rest for the day and can closely observe how life in this beautiful secluded village is.
Today, we basically try and get as close to the base of our next pass, Thamsar pass. The Marhi campsite is close to the Thamsar glacier.
Another steep climb to the pass, over scree and moraine. From the pass one gets views of the Kangra valley. From the top, its the usual long descent to the campsite.
Easy day today as we cross many streams through pine forests. The campsite is just ahead of the village Rajgundha.
Walk down to Bir, where the trek ends. Drive 2-3 hrs to Dharamshala and , board the overnight VOLVO to Delhi or transfer to Pathankot to board the overnight train to Delhi.

Cost details

83,400 / 1350  

DELHI TO DELHI
INCLUSIONS
  • - Transport from Delhi to Manali by AC Volvo bus and Later from Dharamshala to Delhi.
  • - Twin Share accommodation on twin sharing basis at 'A' category hotel in Manali
  • - All transport by Non-AC SUV cars
  • - Twin Share accommodation in tents with foam sleeping pads for camping on the trek
  • - All meals on the trip from Breakfast on Day 2 till lunch on Day 13
  • - Entry fees, Camping fees & Trekking Permit
  • - White Magic Trip Leader assisted by certified, experienced local guide
  • - Porterage of all the personal baggage & camping equipment.
  • - GST as applicable (Subject to change as per govt rules). 
EXCLUSIONS
  • - Sleeping Bag & Items of personal clothing
  • - Any arrangements in Delhi
  • - Expenses of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, cigarettes, camera fee
  • - Tips for guides, cooks & porters
  • - Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
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  • Note -
    1. Single Room in Manali & Dharamshala during the trip can be booked at an additional cost of INR 4600.
    2. Single Tent for all camping nights can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 9350.
    3. Personal Porter to carry your day-pack during the trek can be arranged at INR 14000.

What to expect

 

A Challenging trek would typically last for about two weeks and will take you to altitudes above 5000m / 16,500ft. A routine day will have over 6 hours of hiking and will involve a great deal of ascending and descending on sparsely tread trails. The terrain will be varied on these treks and you can expect walking on moraines / boulder fields and cross small glaciers. Acclimatisation is a concern, the itineraries are carefully planned  and allow everyone to acclimatise to the increasing altitude. Exposure to cold temperatures is quite high on these treks, all participants are expected to have good quality equipment & clothing to enjoy these treks. 

A mix of wilderness, altitude, terrain and duration makes these treks challenging.

 Suited for people with high fitness levels looking for a challenge and capable of enduring two weeks in the outdoors.

83,400 / 1350

Trip cost
83,400 / 1350

83,400 / 1350

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