Baleni Pass Trek is located at an altitude of 3710 m. The pass offers a spectacular view of the Chamba Valley and the Pir Panjal Range. You can consider this trekking trail to reach Baleni Pass.
Alternatively, from Dharamsala, an easier trekking trail leads you through Baleni Pass to reach Chamba. You cross alpine pastures, woods, shimmering streams, and picturesque landscapes.
This trekking trail culminates at Dunali on the Chamba road. On the way you can explore the rock cave built by the Gaddis.
Exact Location: Baleni Pass is located between Basu or Piur and Dareni. District: Kangra.
Nearest Town: Kangra.
How to Reach
Dharamsala is well-connected by road with Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla and Pathankot. The nearest railhead to Dharamsala is Kangra Mandir which is at a distance of 22 km. The major railway junction is in Pathankot, which is about 85 km away from Dharamsala.
Pathakot is well connected with all the major cities in and around India.
The nearest airport to Dharamsala is the Gaggal airport in Kangra valley, located at a distance of 12 km. Reaching here, one can hire a taxi to reach Dharamsala.
Trek Grade: Moderate trek
Best Time to Visit: May to June.
Things to Carry
- Walking stick
- Hiking shoes
- Woolen clothes
- Water, juices, snacks
- Electric torch
- Medical kit
- A good compass
- An extra pair of clothes
Brajeshwari Devi Temple: The shrine is dedicated to Brajeshwari Devi. Its is located on the outskirts of Kangra. Inside the temple, the goddess is seated underneath a silver dome featuring silver umbrellas. The temple had been destroyed couple of times but re-built again.
Dharamsala: This is a highly captivating town in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley. The town is divided into two three parts upper Dharamsala called Mcleodganj, the middle Kotwali Bazar and lower Kaccheri area. Dharamshala is bounded by dense pine and deodar forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills.
The place plays host to the Tibetans population and Tibetan government in exile. Dharamsala is also the starting point to a number of trekking trails that lead trekkers across Dhauladhar into the upper Ravi Valley and Chamba district.
Kareri Lake: This picturesque small lake is located just below Minkiani Pass.