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Overview

About the Destination:

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

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival at Delhi

    By morning, you will reach Delhi.  

  • Day 2 - Arrival at Manali

    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. 

  • Day 3 - Manali - Lamadugh (2930m) (Trek/4-5 Hours)

    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.

  • Day 4 - Lamadugh - Riyali Thach (33320m) (Trek/6-7 Hours)

    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.

  • Day 5 - Riyali Thach - Kalihani Base Camp (3705m) (6 to 7 Hours)

    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.

  • Day 6 - Base Camp - Donku Thach (3800m) via Kalihani Pass (4750m) (Trek/8-9 Hours)

    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.

  • Day 7 - Donku Thach - Lamapadh (3550m) (Trek/7 Hours)

    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.

  • Day 8 - Lamapadh - Dal ki Marhi (3350m) (Trek/7 Hours)

    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.

  • Day 9 - Dal ki Marhi - Bara Bhangal (2350m) (Trek/7 Hours)

    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.

Other Inclusions

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  • AC Volvo bus from New Delhi to Manali and later from Dharamsala to New Delhi
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  • All transport by non-AC SUV cars
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  • All accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents
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  • All meals from breakfast on Day 2 till lunch on Day 13
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  • Professional guide fee, camping fee, sanctuary fee
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  • Tents, mattress and all group camping gear
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  • All trekking arrangements with India’s most experienced guiding team, camp staff, cook etc

Advisory

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  • Things to Carry:Backpacks (35-40L) and Daypacks (20L)
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  • Shirts / T-Shirts, Hiking Pants / Trousers
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  • Raincoat, Jackets
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  • Torch / Flashlight (extra batteries)
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  • Cap / Hat, Sunglasses
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  • Towel
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  • Camera and electronic equipments (Optional)
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  • Warm Gloves and Socks with extra pairs
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  • Hiking / Walking Shoes
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  • Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Toiletries
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  • Water Bottle
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  • Personal Medication
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  • Pay heed to the guidelines given by trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
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  • Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products are prohibited during this trek.
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  • Avoid trekking during the nights.
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  • Consult with a physician if you are fit to undertake the trek.
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  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; we do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.

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