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Over The Bara Bhangal

Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days

Cover:- Manali – Lamdug – Riyali Thach – Base of Kalihani pass – Devi ki Marhi – Bara Bhangal – Marhi – Thamsar Pass – Plachak – Rajgundi – Billing – Dharamshala

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Tour Description


Bara Bhangal is among the most remote village in Himachal Pradesh. This trek, also known as the Shepherds trail trek takes you over Kalihani and Thamsar passes and is limited to experienced trekkers in rugged back country and with good know-how of hiking and camping. One of the more challenging routes, it takes one from the lush green Kullu valley to the stark landscapes of Bara Bhangal range. This tour is being crafted in such a way that a traveler should experience the legacy of cultural richness and the scenic beauty of the Himalayas in India so that his travelling to India should not only be a journey for him but an experience in itself.  

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights:

  • Lama Dugh
  • Bara Shingri
  • Khand Pari Tibba
  • Indrasan Peaks
  • Kalihani Glacier
  • Dhauladhar Range
  • Bara Bhangal
  • Kangra valley
  • Rajgundha
  • Billing

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Manali – Lamdug

In the morning after breakfast, we will leave for Lama Dugh, which is about 4 hour journey. On the way, we will be climbing through thick forests. As we gain height in the steep climb, we can witness the distinct views of different faces of Indrasan, Deo Tibba and peaks of Bara Shingri 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. Enjoy an overnight stay in the camp

Day 2 Lama Dugh – Riyali Thach (3400 m)

After breakfast in the morning, we will leave from Lama Dugh to visit Riyali Thach, which is about 3 hour journey. The trek is through steep a ridge below Khand Pari Tibba (4000 m). From this point, one can witness a magnificent view of Manali, located on the left bank of River Beas and the whole upper Kullu valley that appears swathed in the varied colors of the season. An overnight camp stay in Riyali Thach.

Day 3 Riyali Thach – Base of Kalihani Pass (4010 m)

Today, we will proceed for Base of Kalihani Pass, which is located at a height of 4010 m. The trail will proceeds over open meadows initially followed by a steep descent to a stream. After crossing it, the path continues in a steep climb for about three hours till you arrive at the camp at the base of the Kalihani Pass. You can catch the beautiful views of Deo Tibba and Indrasan peaks from the campsite. Take pleasure of an overnight stay in the camp.

Day 4 Base of Kalihani – Devi ki Marhi (3850 m) via Kalihani Pass (4725 m)

After breakfast in the morning, we will proceed for trekking Devi ki Marhi via Kalihani Pass. It will about 8 hour long journey. While following this trek, we will have a steep climb to the pass crossing a stretch of scree, a moraine and the 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 take you to the camp at the Gaddi campsite of Devi ki Marhi. Enjoy an overnight stay at the camp in Devi ki Marhi.

Day 5 Devi Ki Marhi – Dal Marhi (3900 m)

Today after breakfast in the morning, we will move from Devi ki Marhi to Dal Marh, which is about 6 hours long journey. The trail first crosses over the Kalihani Nullah and descends into the oak and birch forests. Thereafter, most of the path is flat with few ups and downs. Just before the end of day through a steep climb before you will arrive at the Dal Marhi campsite and have an exclusive overnight camp stay.

Day 6 Dal Marhi – Bara Bhangal (2882 m)

In the morning after breakfast, we will proceed to visit Bara Bhangal, which is again 6 hours journey. The trail now continues down the Ravi river into the deodar forest, to the only large village in the valley, Bara Bhangal. Enjoy an overnight in tents/camp in Bara Bhangal.

Day 7 Bara Bhangal – Marhi (3830 m)

Today, we will start climbing towards the next big pass, Thamsar. The trail will take about 5 hours to reach the destination and winds up through pine, deodar and birch forests with mountain streams to break the monotony. Our campsite is located at Marhi which is near the base of the Thamsar glacier. An overnight stay in camp at Marhi.

Day 8 Rest Day

Rest Day

Day 9 Marhi – Plachak (2721 m) via Thamsar Pass (4878 m)

In the morning after breakfast, we will set for another day of steep ascent over moraine, scree and glacier. The climb is broken by a small lake just below the pass. From on top of Thamsar, we will get the first glimpse of the Kangra valley. On the other side of the pass, it is a steep, long descent till we reach the campsite at Plachak. Enjoy an overnight camp stay.

Day 10 Plachak – Billing (2310 m) – Dharamshala

After breakfast in the morning, we will proceed to Rajgundha and then to Billing. It is one of the easy treks so far. The path is flat passing through pine forests with many mountain streams. The valley widens and you get great views of the open Kangra valley. A vehicle will pick you up at Billing and drop you to Dharamshala.

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Hotels Accommodations Envisaged :-

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Also includes

  1. Camping arrangement in tents on twin sharing basis
  2. All meals & services of Cook
  3. Guide
  4. Ponies
  5. Support transport during the trek.
  1. The expenses of personal nature such as Drinks, ph. Calls,
  2. Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road blocks, accidents, Bad Weather conditions,  medical evacuation
  3. Any tips to guide, staff
  4. Expenses apart from ones mentioned above.
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