Bara Bhangal – 4704 Mts.

Duration  :   12 Days
Season     :   July to September
Region     :   Kullu – Manali , Bara Bhangal & Dharamshala.
Grade       :   Moderate to Strenuous
Maximum Altitude : 4704 Mts.

This is a challenging trek for the people who are seeking an isolated adventure and natural beauty in its abundance. The trek starts from lush green Kullu valley and winds through the beautiful meadows, streams, pastures and the forest of Oak, Deodar and Conifer.

Crossing the first pass Kali Hani 4670 Mts. makes your muscles strong enough to descend down to the most remote villages of Kangra District “Bara Bhangal”.

The trail now continuous over moraine, scree and walking on glacier to 4704 Mts. high Thamsar pass. The first glimpse of the lush Kangra valley relaxes you after a steep climb and descends down to the valley through the pine forests of Billing, the end point of the trek. The vehicles take you to Bir or Dharamshala.

BARA BHANGAL TREK GALLERY

 

THE ITINERARY

Day 01 : Naggar/Manali (2050 Mts.)
Arrive at Trek India Outdoors base camp, Naggar 20 Kms short of Manali.  Acclimatization and preparation for the trek.

Day 02 : Naggar – Manali – Lamadugh (3017 Mts.) 4/5 Hrs.
Transfer to Manali by jeeps. The trek starts from Manali through a thick forest of pine and oak. It is an uphill walk to the beautiful meadow of Lamadugh. Camp at Lamadugh.

Day 03 : Lamadugh – Riyali Thach (3400 Mts.) 5/6 Hrs.
Traversing below the Khanpari tibba ridge and it provides some magnificent views of upper Kullu valley and Manali town.

Day 04 : Riyali Thach – Sangohar (3800 Mts.) 5/6 Hrs.
An ascent on to the mountain pastures of Sangohar at the base of Kalihani pass (4670 m). The view from the camp is magical & mystical.

Day 05 : Sangohar – Kalihani Pass ( 4670 Mts. ) – Dhanko Thach (3900 Mts.) 6/7 Hrs.
The landscape changes while ascending and after crossing few snow sections reach at the Kalihani pass (4670 Mts.) Descending from the Pass and negotiating the moraine we approach to the mountain pastures before arriving to Dhanko Thach.

Day 06 : Dhanko Thach – Lamba Padao (3150 Mts.) 4/5 Hrs.
A gradual descend down the valley which takes us to the campsite at Dhanko Thach.

Day 07 : Lamba Padao – Soony (3000 Mts.) 5/6 Hrs.
Initially a gradual ascend on beautiful meadows before entering to the forest.  Thereafter the trek passes through the deep gorges and crossing over a wooden bridge leads to the camp site.

Day 08 : Soony – Bara Bhangal (2540 Mts.) 5/6 Hrs.
Descend down to  Bara Bhangal a tribal village inhabited by shepherds.

Day 09 : Bara Bhangal – Marhi– Base of Thamsar pass (3500 Mts.) 6/7 Hrs.
Initially a steep ascent through the forest which leads to a beautiful meadow at the bottom of Thamsar pass  (4704 m ).

Day 10 : Marhi – Thamsar pass ( 4704 Mts. ) – Panihartu (3600 Mts.) 6/7Hrs.
Climb up to Thamsar pass  having a majestic view of Dhauladhar range of Himalaya and then  descend down from the pass to the campsite.

Day 11 : Panihartu – Raj Gundha (2850 Mts.) 6/7 Hrs.
Descend down through the forest to the small village of Raj Gundha.

Day 12 : Raj Gundha –Billing –  Bir (2000 Mts.) 5/6 Hrs – Dharamshala ( 1457 Mts.)
Descend continuous up to Billing which is the most famous hub for paragliding. The trek ends here. Afternoon you may visit the Tibetan Monastery at Bir and then drive to Dharamshala. Programme concludes.

COST INCLUDES

Accommodation in spacious and comfortable tents at base camp at Naggar ( 6 – 8 pax in a tent, ground bedding with mattresses, pillows and blankets ). There is a separate block of toilets and washrooms with running hot and cold water for male and female.

Accommodation in Alpine tents ( 4men/6men/8men ) during the trek in higher camps ( separate toilet tent facility is provided ).

Sleeping bags ( Holofill ), Rucksack, Trekking mats.

A variety of wholesome hygienic vegetarian meals.

All activities as per the itinerary.

Transportation/ transfers as per the itinerary.

Services of qualified instructors/ guides, cook, kitchen helper and mules/porters to carry camping equipment if logistics required.

Basic first aid kit .

COST EXCLUDES

Transportation to reach base camp and back to your destination. However, arrangements of travelling can be made on request.

Any accidental, emergency, travel or medical Insurance.

Any expenses of a personal nature.

Service tax as applicable.

Beverages or drinks of any sort, including soft drinks or bottled / mineral water.

Any charges to visit monument/ heritage buildings and photography or camera charges.

Any transportation charges or transfers which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

Any charges for a manual or helicopter evacuation, hospitalisation in case of a medical emergency or the like.

Any additional activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

The Personal porterage / horses for carrying of individual kit or baggage.

RECOMMENDED TO BRING THE FOLLOWING:

1. Valid identity card/s
2. Trekking shoes
3. Cotton pants/trek pants
4. Cotton shirts
5. Woollen pullover
6. Jacket
7. Woollen cap
8. Sun Cap/Hat
9. Waterproof gloves (other than blue color)
10. Cotton and woollen socks
11. Light rain coat or plastic sheet
12. Vaseline/cold cream
13. Walking Stick (optional)
14. Flip-flop (chappals)
15. Light towel
16. Lunch box
17. Water Bottle
18. Sunglasses
19. Sun block cream
20. Needle with thread
21. Toiletries
22. A notebook
23. Ball point pen
24. Personal medical kit
25. Headlamp/torch with cells

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICIES

(Cancellation request will only be accepted by email)

In case request for cancellation is received before 30 clear days or more in advance before the scheduled date of reporting, 80% of the advance taken will be refunded.

If the request for cancellation is received between 15 to 29 days, 50% of advance taken will be refunded.

No refund will be given, if the cancellation intimation is received less than 15 days before the reporting date.

PARTICIPANTS PLEASE NOTE

The Programme schedule can be changed due to unforeseen circumstances. In case of any illness during the expedition, the expenses for medical treatment, travel and porter etc. are to be borne by the concerned individual. Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited during the camp. Trek India Outdoors cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness or any unexpected events during the expedition. Primary medical facilities will be available wherever, possible. Participants will be presented with certificates only on successful completion of the expedition. During the expedition the decision of the Camp Director will be final and binding.

***Those who are on special medication should bring their own necessary medicines. People having Asthma, Blood Pressure, Heart Problems or any high altitude ailments are advised not to participate.

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