Bara Banghal

Presentation

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Duration: 23 days / 14 days trekking (4 days acclimatization trek) / Best Season: June to September / Grade: difficult / Area : Himachal Pradesh

This is one of the most enchanting and picturesque treks leading from the Kullu Valley into the scenic. Kangra Valley. Magnificent Himalayan Vistas open up as the trail traverses- myriad streams, evergreen forests and lush green meadows stew with amazing variety of wild alpine flowers. The fauna spotted reaches from the Himalayan Brown Bear to the elusive Musk deer. This area is rich in birds. It is a challenging trek to the last major landlocked region of Himachal Pradesh. The village Bara Banghal still remains cut off from the world by 4500 and 4700 m passes. Only very few trekkers find their way here.

A high altitude trek, anyone reasonably fit will find it an almost dreamlike experience. Each day presents a different and startlingly beautiful landscape, all lavishly decorated. A trek that lets one wonder about the awesome beauty of the Himalayas. The Trek terminates at Dharamsala: the mini Lhasa in India and seat of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrival in Delhi from abroad – evening drive to Manali by VOLVO BUS (night bus) 585 km

Day 2 Arrival Manali transfer hotel & rest

Day 3&4 Manali Rest day and local Sightseeing / 3 hours walk in neighborhood on day 3 & full day walk on day 4

Day 5 to 8 ACCLIMATIZATION TREK > BEAS KUND TREK (see Beas Kund trek for details)

Day 9 DEPARTURE TREK Manali- Lamadug 4/5 hrs

Day 10 Lamadug- Riyali Thach 5/6 hrs

Day 11 Riyali – Shangor (3800m) 5hrs

Day 12 Shangor – KALIHANI PASS (4640 m) Dhanko Thach 6/hrs trek

Day 13 Dhanko Thach – Lamba Parao (3150 m), 5/6hrs trek

Day 14 Lamba Parao – Suni Parao (3000 m) 5/6 hrs trek

Day 15 SuniParao – BARA BANGHAL (2,540 m) 12 Km 5 hrs trek

Day 16 Bara Banghal – Marh (3850 m) Base of THAMSAR PASS, 6/7 hrs trek

Day 17 Base Camp – THAMSAR PASS (4700 m) – Panihartu (3600 m) 14 Km 5/6 hrs trek

Day 18 Panihartu – Rajgunda (2850 m) 16 Km 6/7 hrs trek

Day 19 Rajgunda– Billing (2600 m) – Bir (2000 m) 15 km 5/6 hrs trek

Day 20 Bir – Dharamsala (1300 m) 65 km drive

Day 21 Darhamsala

Day 22 Darhamsala & departure by night bus to Delhi (474 km)

Day 23 Delhi & departure 

Details

Day 1 Arrival in Delhi from abroad & bus to Manali

Pick up from airport to hotel, overnight in hotel evening drive to Manali by VOLVO BUS or MINi BUS / 585 km

Day 2 Manali

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Arrival to Manali transfer to hotel and rest.  Overnight in Hotel

MANALI, at the northern end of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, is a hill station situated at a height of 2050m (6398 ft) in the Himalayas. Situated on the Beas river (Vyaas in Hindi) and near its source, it is a popular tourist spot for Indians in summer and a magical, snow-covered place in winter. A staging point for a number of treks (Beas Kund, Chandrakhani Pass) and sports such as white-water rafting, Manali is also on the road to Ladakh via the valley of Lahaul and Spiti and the Rohtang Pass which is the main attraction near Manali

Day 3 Manali Rest & Train

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Rest in morning and guided walk (3hrs) upon Manu Temple to Rasta Cafe and Manali heights. Overnight in Hotel

Day 4 Manali Train & Acclimatization

Trek to Kharma (2500 m) ascending the Manali Valley. Lunch pic nic & return to hotel. Overnight in Hotel

ACCLIMATIZATION TREK > BEAS KUND TREK 

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Day 5 Manali to Solang Nallah (2480m) 4 hours

This 4 hours trek leads us from Old Manali, where we pass by Manu Temple, up through a nice forest; later through beautiful apple orchards. After a gradual ascent we reach the villages Goshal and Sannag, than cross a river and enter the traditional village Burua. From hear a rocky trail leads us to the Bouldering area of Solang Nallah. We have to cross a stream, which can be a little tricky, since there is no bridge at all. Now there are only some more minutes to go until we reach the center of outdoor sports. The route presents spectacular insights of local life.

Day 6 Solang Nallah to Bakkar Thach (2900m) 12km 5hrs

From Solang Nallah we walk on the right side of the river Beas through the forest of oak, fir and walnut. On the route we get glimpses of the Deo Tibba (6001 m), Indrasan Peak (6221 m) and Hanuman Tibba (5990 m).

Day 7 Bakkar Thach to Beas Kund (3690 m)
A gradual ascent to Bakkar Thach, a high altitude Sheppard field. We cross the meadow and follow a trail through boulders and rocks up to Beas Kund, which is also known as Tiny lake and the source of river Beas as well as the base camp for the wonderful summits around. We camp here.

Day 8 Beas Kund (3690 m) to Solang Nallah

We trek back to Bakkar Thach and then back to Solang (2900m) 6 hrs. Then drive to Manali 2/3 hours. Overnight in hotel

DEPARTURE TREK

Day 9  Manali- Lamadug 4/5 hrs

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A little higher up from Manali is a temple of Hadimba Devi (goddess) with a four tiered pagoda shaped roof and the front doorway carved with figures and symbols; the trek starts here. Gentle climbing through thick forest after Hadimba temple. 2 hours later we arrive at a place from where Indersan (6220m) and DeoTibba (6001m) can be seen. Overnight camp near the stream.

Day 10 Lamadug- Riyali Thach 5/6 hrs

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Trek through a steep ridge below ThanpariTibba (4000m). One can have a full view of Manali town and upper Kullu Valley. Continue going upwardsand arrive at Ranisui Lake (small) and follow the trail which is going to the western top of the mountain, by the afternoon arrive at the camping place of Riyalithach (tach is meadow in local language). Overnight in camp

Day 11 Riyali – Shangor (3800m) 5hrs

BASE KALI HINI

From Riyali follow the trek in alpine forest until reaching a small stream, cross it and walk along the left side for few minutes. Continue stepping up, where the tree line finishes and you have a wonderful view of upper and lower Kullu valley. Overnight in camp

Day 12 Shangor – KALIHANI PASS (4640 m) Dhanko Thach 6/hrs trek

KALI HANI

Climb steadily on a rocky path, along a snowy glacier. Then climb over the glacier which is an interesting experience. Finally arrive at the top of the Kalihani Pass (4640m). From here you can enjoy the view around the major peaks of Kullu and Lahaul valley. Cross the pass, while descending you will cross hazardous rivers in various ways. E.g. over a stone bridge with a rope handrail.The descent is over patches of ice, then follow the small stream which originate from the pass. Arrive at the campsite of DhankoThach. Overnight in camp

Day 13 Dhanko Thach – Lamba Parao (3150 m), 5/6hrs trek

AFTER KALI HINI

Gradual descent into the valley for 1 ½ hour. Cross Kalihani stream by bridge, then follow the track along with the stream. Camp by the stream. Overnight in camp

Day 14 Lamba Parao – Suni Parao (3000 m) 5/6 hrs trek

DOWN-KALI

From the camp follow the trail on the right side of Kalihani stream, it is easy walking, but one has to walk over boulders and occasionally on snow and ice patches (in early season). Overnight in camp

Day 15 Suni Parao – BARA BANGHAL (2,540 m) 12 Km 5 hrs trek

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A nice route on the right bank to Bara Banghal village. Bara Banghal is the mid-point of the trek, a village enclosed by mountains. Gradual walk down into the beautiful surrounding.Before Bara Banghal cross a bridge over Ravi River. Finally arrive in the village. Bara Banghal is a tribal village inhabited by GADDIS (Shepherds), who claim to be descendants of Alexander the Great. Overnight in forest rest house or tent

Day 16 Bara Banghal – Marh (3850 m) Base of THAMSAR PASS, 6/7 hrs trek

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A gentle climb after crossing a bridge near Bara Banghal. After a 2 hours walk through the forest, arrive the beautiful meadows at the base of the ThamsarPass. Camp near the stream. Overnight in camp

Day 17 Base Camp – THAMSAR PASS (4700 m) – Panihartu (3600 m) 14 Km 5/6 hrs trek

AFTER KALI HINI

Easy climbing through snow leads to the glacier. We cross the Thamsar pass at 4,700 meters. Here we have a panoramic view of the DhauladharRrange of the Himalayas. After a 5 km descend, we arrive at Panihartu campsite. Overnight in camp

Day 18 Panihartu – Rajgunda (2850 m) 16 Km 6/7 hrs trek

DOWN-KALI

From the camp follow the Uhl stream on the left bank for an hour. Then walk through forest and cross a bridge near Palachak Deota. Now follow the right side of Uhl, until you arrive at Rajgunda. Overnight in camp

Day 19 Rajgunda – Billing (2600 m) – Bir (2000 m) 15 km 5/6 hrs trek

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Gradual walk down through forest. Billing is famous for international Hang-gliding sports.
We follow a dry stream, while walking down. Good view all around. Finally arrive at Bir Khas for an overnight halt. Bir is inhabited by a large number of Tibetan settlers, it has a beautiful monastery. Overnight in hotel

END OF TREK 

Day 20 Bir – Dharamsala (1300 m) 65 km drive

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Drive to Palampur. Palampur is a beautiful spot in the KangraValley surrounded by tea plantages. Before Palampur visit Baijnath to have a look at the500 year old MahadevTemple. Finally arrive inDharamsala. Dharamsala is a hill station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. Since 1960, when it became a temporary headquarter of HIS HOLINESS H.H. THE DALAI LAMA,Dharamsala has risen to international fame as the little Lhasa in India. It is the best destination for those who want to study Tibetan Buddhism, Arts and Culture. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 21 Dharamsala

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Free day

Day 22 Dharamsala & departure by night bus to Delhi (474 km)

Day 23 Delhi & departure 

Map

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Price

BARA BANGHAL

PARTICIPANTSPRICE / PRIX / PERSON (€)
5
1100
41200
31300
21500
11600

Conditions

WHAT A TOUR COST WILL INCLUDE :

  • Accommodation basis on room double
  • Transportation for sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Arrival and departure transfers at airport in Delhi and to Manali & Dharamsala bus
  • Trek on full board
  • All trekking equipments; sleeping tents, sleeping bags, dinning tents, kitchen tent, toilet tents, carry mats, water cans, kitchen utensils and accessories etc.
  • All trekking staff : Mountain Guide, Trek Cook, Helper, Horse/Pony
  • Transportation for trek staff, equipment and food items.
  • Potable oxygen cylinder as per requirement
  • Hyperbaric Gamow bag as per requirement
  • First Aid Box (No imported medicines and accessories)
  • Any Inner-line permits applicable as per the regions.

WHAT A TOUR COST WILL NOT INCLUDE :

  • Airfares
  • Trekking shoes
  • Food & meals while not trekking
  • Government Service tax 3.09% on package
  • Medical and insurance of any kind.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and items of personal nature.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

REFUND POLICY

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

CONFIRMATION POLICY

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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