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Bara Bhangal Trek 10D/9N

Himachal Pradesh, Shimla
INR 24,000.00
Holiday Overview

This trek, also known as the Shepherds trail trek takes you over Kalihani and Thamsar passes and is limited to experienced trekkers in rugged backcountry 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. But for the trouble, it is a very fruitful trek that people looking for an isolated, in-tune-with-nature routes.

START POINT MANALI
END POINT DHARAMSHALA
TRIP GRADE RELAXED
Holiday Highlights
  • High Altitude Trekking
  • Challenging
  • Trek to landscapes of Bara Bhangal range
Getting There
By Air

The nearest airport is at Bhuntar, which is about 50 km from Manali. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi which is about 565 km away from Manali.

By Rail

The nearest broad gauge railheads are at Chandigarh (315 km), Pathankot (325 km) and Kalka (310 km). The nearest narrow gauge railhead is at Joginder Nagar (135 km).

By Road

Manali is well connected by road to Delhi through NH-21 and NH 1, leading to Manali from New Delhi are the towns of Panipat and Ambala in Haryana, Chandigarh (Union Territory), Ropar in Punjab, and Bilaspur, Sundernagar, and Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. State owned services are also available connecting Manali to other cities.


Day 1
Arrival In Manali

The participants arrive in Manali, Orientation and mental conditioning will be give about the trek and terrain.

Meals - Dinner
Day 2
Manali – Lama Dugh (3017m)

The climb is through 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.

Trek Duration: 4 Hours

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3
Lama Dugh – Riyali Thach (3400m)

The height gain on this day is approximately 1 km. The trek is through steep a ridge below Khand Pari Tibba (4000m). From this point, one can have a magnificent glimpse of Manali, situated on the left bank of River Beas and the whole upper Kullu valley, which appears swathed in the different colors of the season.

Trek Duration**:** 3 Hours

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4
Riyali Thach – Base of Kalihani Pass (4010m)

The trail proceeds over open meadows initially followed by a steep descent to a stream. 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. Make sure you catch the views of Deo Tibba and Indrasan peaks from the campsite.

Trek Duration**:** 6 Hours

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5
Base of Kalihani – Devi ki Marhi (3850m) via Kalihani Pass (4725m)

Today will be a long, ardrous day with a steep climb to the pass crossing a stretch of scree, a morraine 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 rangees. 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.

Trek Duration**:** 8 Hours

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6
Devi Ki Marhi – Dal Marhi (3900m)

The trail first crosses over the Kalihani Nullah and descends into the oak and birch forests. Most of path then is flat with few ups and downs. Just before the end of day though is a steep climb before you arrive at the Dal Marhi campsite.

Trek Duration: 6 Hours

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7
Dal Marhi – Bara Bhangal (2882m)

The trail now continues down the Ravi river into the deodar forest, to the only large village in the valley, Bara Bhangal.

Trek Duration**:** 6 Hours

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8
Bara Bhangal – Mardh (3830m)

Today we will start climbing 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.

Trek Duration: 5 Hours

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 9
Mardh – Plachak (2721m) via Thamsar Pass (4878m)

Another day of steep ascent over morraine, scree and glacier. The climb is broken by a small lake just below the pass. From 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.

Trek Duration - 7 Hours

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 10
Plachak – Rajgundha (2440m)

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. A vehicle will pick you up at Billing and drop you to Bir or Dharamshala. Or you can choose to fly from Billing to Bir on a tandem paraglider.

Trek Duration - 6 Hours

Meals - Breakfast and Lunch
Dates
Tour Validity Valid From Valid Upto
Validity 01/07/2017 31/12/2018
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Accommodation Options
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Manali
  • Budget Hotel
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Whats Included
  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • Accommodation in well appointed rooms
  • Welcome drink on arrival at Hotel
  • Meals inclusive of Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • All transportation by Indigo/similar car for 02 -03 Pax & Xylo/Innova/similar for 04-06 Pax
  • All Sightseeing & Transportation as per the Itinerary, inclusive of all toll, taxes and driver allowances
Whats Excluded
  • Air fare / train fare.
  • Guide, camera charges & Monuments Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as meals, tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, Insurance etc.
  • Supplement will be applicable for Single occupancy.
  • Any other item not specified in the Package Inclusions.
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel 20 days before the trip begins, we retain 20% of the trip cost.
  • If you cancel 15 days before the trip begins, we will retain 50 % of the trip cost.
  • If you cancel less than 14 days before the trip begins, or, are not present when the trip begins, there will be no refund.
Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  • Packages are valid up to 31st Dec 2018 ** (Except Long Weekend) **
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
  • Vehicle and Transportation will be as per itinerary only and not at disposal.
  • Refund on cancellation depends upon the above cancellation policy.
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  • Supplementary charges will apply for booking falling during Long weekends, Public Holidays and Festival time such as Diwali, Christmas & New Year period.
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Bara Bhangal trek things to carry:

  • Backpack 35- 40 Ltrs (this will go on the horse. If you want to carry it on your back your welcome)
  • Small Day pack 20 Ltrs (you can use this on the trail to carry your trail food, camera, water and trail layers.)
  • Hiking pants / trousers and shirts
  • Good walking /hiking shoes
  • Flash light with extra batteries
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Suntan lotion and toiletries
  • Camera (optional)
  • Water bottle
  • Warm jacket / pullover
  • Warm gloves
  • Warm socks
  • Raincoat
  • Prescribed medication if any
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