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Also referred to as the Shepherd's trail, Bara Bhangal trekking would whisk you away over to Kalihani and Thamsar passes. The activity is ideal for those who can brave it out and have some former experience of trekking in Himachal and elsewhere.
Your first stop will be at Manali. A fetching hill station in Himachal Pradesh, it is ringed by snowy peaks and meandering river waters. The destination offers postcard perfect sceneries. Along the way, you will unfold many more charms of Mother Earth. Enjoy stunning sights of Solang and Rohtang valleys.
During this journey, delight in a wide range of trails that ascends, descends and makes you trek amidst meadows as well as oak and birch forests. Go over scree and moraine terrains, along a river and also indulge in stream crossings. Get to sink in the sweeping sights of Pir Panjal, Dhauladhar ranges and other spectacular eye candies!
Duration of the Tour: 14N/15D
Activities: Trekking, Camping
Difficulty Level: Challenging
By morning, you will reach Delhi.
Leisure Day, Hadimba Devi Temple, Old Manali Manu Rishi Temple, Mall Road
This day, you will arrive at Manali in the morning. Be greeted by your guide at the bus station. The distance to the hotel is a short one and can be walked to. Once there, check in, freshen up and indulge in breakfast.
The rest of the day can be spent at leisure. After lunch, take a short walk to Hadimba Devi Temple and Old Manali Manu Rishi Temple. Post which; you can get back to the hotel. Come evening and you can unravel Mall road.
Hadimba Temple, Deodar Forests, Alpine Meadow
Today, begin with trekking from Hadimba Temple that lies about 2.5 km from Manali. Initially, take a steep ascend amidst thick deodar forests. Quickly, you will get to a clearing that pleases the eyes with some great sights of the town and lofty peaks. Arrive at Lamadugh and pitch tents in this lovely alpine meadow.
Uphill Trek, Solang Valley, Rohtang Valley
Today, the route will be an uphill one as you trek amidst the ridge beneath the Tanpari Tibba. Enjoy stunning sights of Solang and Rohtang valleys.
Uphill Climb, Meadows, Stream
Expect a lengthy day as the trail will go uphill at a gradual pace amidst meadows as you get to a stream. After crossing it, proceed with the steep climb and get to Kalihani Base Camp.
Scree, Moraine, Pir Panjal, Dhauladhar Ranges
This might be the longest day of your Bara Bhangal trekking activity but equally delightful. Expect a lengthy steep ascend to the pass. The path is laden with scree and moraine. When at the pass, sink in the sweeping sights of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. After a steep downhill climb, you will come to the Shepherds camping grounds, the halt for the night.
Stream Crossing, Oak and Birch Woodlands
This day, you will be crossing a stream and climbing down into oak and birch woodlands. Proceed to a steep ascent that will get you to the camping ground.
2 River Crossings, Ascending and Descending Trail
Today, you will be crossing two rivers. Post the uphill and downhill climb, go across a river and ascend to the lovely camping ground.
Descending Trail, Ravi River, Deodar Woodland
You will proceed with the descending trail, and follow Ravi River into deodar woodland to get to Bara Banghal.
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