The Bhubu pass trek begins in Kullu valley and crosses over into the Kangra valley. Usually used only by locals in winter. The trail pass through some of the least trodden areas in the Kullu valley. The area is pristine and the trail involves lots of ridge hiking with spectacular views of the Kullu and Kangra valleys. The trail offers big views of Indrasan and Deo tibba from the pass. The area has a high density of Khaleej pheasants and we have also spotted the Western Tragopan twice on this trail on previous trips.
On arrival at Manali, you will be transferred to hotel, after check-in spend whole day resting and evening at Leisure, Overnight stay will be at Manali.
Today in the morning we assemble at the Saba restaurant on the Mall Raod in Manali by 8:30 am. We will then drive down to Kullu and from Dhalpur we will take a turn into the Lug Valley. The landscape immediately changes. The Lug valley is a narrow valley as we enter it from Kullu. We drive past small villages till we reach the last village at Dalighat which is also our road head for the trek. We will find our horses and horse man who will meet us and we pack up the horses and are ready to hike. The walk to Dak Bungalow is though thick mixed forest of Deodar, Oak, Walnut, Horse Chestnut and Cedar. Keep you watch out for the rare sightings of the Western Tragopan as the Lug valley still has a sizable population of this elusive Pheasant.
Trek Duration: 3 Hours
Today after breakfast we will continue our climb through Oak and Deodar forest. As we get higher we get awesome views of Indrasan and Deo tibba. The Bhubu pass itself is marked by a small temple shrine of lord Ganesh. From the pass we get more big views of the Kangra valley on the other side which we intend to enter. After the pass the walk to Jhingban us a ridge walk though open grassland and mixed forests. The views of the Kangra valley are simply stunning.
Trek Duration : 7 Hours
Today we will continue with our ridge traverse and have fabulous views of small Kangra villages perched on mountain sides with terraced farms. Our nights camp is in a small forest clearing with a lovely brook flowing close by.
Trek Duration: 6 Hours
Today we do more traverse though open meadows and alpine patures. Along the way we will cross a few streams and more Kangra villages where you get to see and experience some local Himachali culture and village life first hand. The walk to Mulling is a descent down to the Barot nulla and the a steep climb up to the road where we will find our taxis waiting for us to drive us to Dharamshala. Enroute you can choose to stop at the small village of Barot which is also famous as a trout angling and fly fishing destination. Barot has also one of the oldest power project in Himachal. Beyond Barot you will also drive past the town of Bir – Billing which is a famous paragliding site. Every year in the month of Oct and Nov the idyllic town of Bir transforms itself into a paragliding hub and pilots from all over the world travel here to enjoy the clear Dhauladhar skies with their Paragliders.
(Taxis pick us up at Mulling and will drive us to Dharamshala)
Trek Duration: 4 Hours
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