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Kashyapi Rana


Bhabha Pass Trek was a really nice experience. However, what seemed to be a moderate level trek felt a little complicated. Thanks to the climate change...


Dhanpati Bhat


Bhabha Pass Trek is another nice trek that anyone who is visiting Manali can take. It is a splendid experience.

Bhabha Pass Trek Overview

About the Bhaba Pass Trek:

The Bhabha Pass trekking package for 8 days starts at Kafnu after you reach there from Shimla. Kafnu is a tiny hamlet in the Bhabha Valley, Kinnaur. The beginning of the Bhaba Pass trek will showcase apple orchards, meadows and an abundant natural beauty on the way to Mulling, a specific point you will camp at during the trek. From Mulling to the next stop that is Kara, you will go through some of the adventurous moments like river crossing and nature walk. Brace yourself to get bewitched by the stunning sights of vibrant peaks lying on the border of Kinnaur and Spiti.

Kara to Phustirang will let you witness the mighty Hansbeshan Peak located at a height of about 5840 meters and then comes the destination Bhabha Pass at 4850 meters filled with steep paths and heavy snow. At the top, you will be rewarded with the unending views of many mountain passes and the famous Pin Parvati Pass. Baldar, Mudh, and then Kaza are the destinations to cover in the last stretch of the Bhaba Pass trek.

On the last leg, you will be going to visit the famous Chandra Tal Lake and Kunzum La Pass which will definitely add more glamour to your exciting trek. From Chandratal, your trek goes to Manali where the trip comes to a conclusion.

About the Bhaba Pass:

For those of you seeking divine beauty and thrilling experiences in your Himachal trekking Packages, the Bhaba Pass trek is an ideal option. The trail opens up to the ethereal charms of Himachal Pradesh. Proud peaks and stunning river valleys of the region appear as if it was made for adventure. Along with an alpine adrenaline, the state also appeals with a rich Himachali culture and Buddhist monasteries.

With Bhaba Pass trekking, lap up the blend of dewy meadows and stark landscapes of the Spiti Valley. Get an opportunity to interact with some gaddi shepherds. Make way through apple orchards and winsome wooded area to complete the Bhabha Pass trek, where you can soak in the sights of Parvati Pin Pass. At Chandratal Lake, savour the enchanting sights of turquoise waters ringed by high mountains. Other delights include crossing natural bridges over rivers, feasting your eyes on purple mountains and enjoying a trail through a carpet full of alpine flowers.

A lot of trekkers get confused with Pin Parvati Trek and Pin Bhabha Pass Trek and wonder which one is better than the other. But these two are different as well as equally difficult trek. Bhabha Pass has so much beauty like Pin Parvati has. The maximum altitude a trekker of Bhabha Pass will achieve is 16000 feet. Bhabha Pass trek becomes somewhat similar to the trekking in Kashmir with rough desert like regions encircled by the towering mountains on all sides. But this Bhaba Pass trek also shows vast open grassland where you can camp at, beautiful forests and thrilling landscapes at some points.

Quick Facts:

Temperature: Day: 13°C to 18°C and Night: 0°C to 7°C

Maximum Altitude: 16,105 ft

Difficulty Level: Difficult

ATM: Rampur has the last ATM point before your trek begins.

Bhabha Pass Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Drive from Shimla - Kafnu (208km/7-8 Hours)

    This refreshing day, you will meet at the decided place in Shimla by 7:00 AM. Hop on to a vehicle and drive to Kafnu. Enjoy the long drive that makes its way through Narkandaand Rampur. Kafnu is a charming hamlet in the Bhabha Valley, Kinnaur. Check in to the hotel there for an overnight stay, for tomorrow your trekking Bhaba Valley commences.

  • Day 2 - Trek form Kafnu – Mulling (3,100m)

    Indulge in a hearty breakfast, after which you embark upon a stunning bhabha pass trek route. Amble amidst apple orchards and an easy to follow forested part. With a trail that is moderate in nature, it would take you around 6 hours to arrive at Mullingmeadows. Once there, take in the natural beauty that abounds. During the night, you will be sleeping in tents.

  • Day 3 - Trek from Mulling (3,100m) - Kara (3,550m)

    This exciting day of the Bhaba Pass Trek, brace yourself for some fun river crossings where you will have to make way through natural bridges. Enjoy the sights of vibrant alpine blossoms. You might also get to meet some local shepherds who adorn traditional outfits. Arrive at Kara meadow after a steady climb. Once there, lap up the sights of stunning peaks that lie on the border of Kinnaur and Spiti; tonight you will be sleeping in tents.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Kara (3,550m) - Phustirang (4,000m)

    This day, start from Kara and enjoy the trek to Phustirang. Expect breath-taking sights as you make your way on the river's left bank to arrive at Phustirang. Witness the mighty Hansbeshan Peak that perches at 5,840m. Arrive at the camp ground during the earlier part of the evening and unwind. Tonight, you will be sleeping in tents.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Phustirang (4,000m) -Bhabha Pass (4,850m) - Baldar (3,900m)

    This day, you begin by ascending the path that takes you to the Bhabha Pass. Be prepared for a steep path and heavy snow. You would have to put in more strength and treading on the snowy area can take more time. Once at the top, you can feast your eyes on the great views that surrounds. Witness many mountain ranges and the famous Pin Parvati Pass.

    Take a short halt and start climbing down towards the Spiti side. Post some hours; make way on the stunning landscape that is distinctive of Spiti. The terrain here is a mix of grasslands and mountains of various colours. Tonight you will be sleeping in tents.

  • Day 6 - Trek from Baldar (3,900m) - Mudh (3,740m), Drive from Mudh - Kaza (3,800m) (2hrs)

    Today, you delight in a light trek to Mudh. The terrain that surrounds you is breath-taking. Witness purple hued mountains, Pin river meandering and endless open spaces.Enjoy the charming hamlet of Mudh, post which you will be driven to Kaza. Once here, you will head to the hotel and get refreshed; overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Day 7 - Drive from Kaza (3,800m) - Kunzum La (4,550m) (75km/2 Hours), Trek from Kunzum La - Chandratal (4,270m)

    Relish in a winsome drive to Kunzum La. Make way through some hamlets and witness their indigenous culture. Once at Kunzum La, trek for around 3 hours and arrive at the campsite near Chandratal Lake. Savour the enchanting sights of turquoise waters ringed by high mountains. Enjoy the evening unravelling the surroundings; overnight stay will be in tents.

  • Day 8 - Chandratal (4,270m) – Manali (2,000m) (Trek & 6-7 Hours Drive)

    This day, the road situation will be gauged and based on that, you might trek for half an hour or 3 hours to get to the road head. Once there, hop on to the vehicles and be driven to Manali via through the well-known Rohtang Pass. This marks the end of your Bhabha Pass Trek.


  • Hotel
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  • Tents


  • All Meals Included


  • Trekking
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

  • Camping arrangements
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  • Charges of guides
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  • All meals starting from dinner on Day 01 till breakfast on Day 07 (6 Dinners, 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches)
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  • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
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  • Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any)
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  • First aid kit
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  • Service Tax


  • Transportation from Shimla (start) to Manali (end) can be availed at an extra cost (choose 'Including Transport' while booking the package).

Things To Carry

  • Micro fleece pullover, full sleeve T shirt
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  • Water resistant trekking pants - 2
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  • Windproof/water resistant outer jacket
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  • Down jacket with min 600 fill power rating
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  • Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
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  • Thermal inner wear
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  • Woollen cap , Inner fleece gloves, Water proof gloves
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  • Thick woollen socks and regular socks (4 – 5 pairs)
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  • Waterproof trekking shoes, camp shoes
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  • Raincoat / Poncho
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  • A weight towel
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  • Sturdy walking stick / Trekking pole
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  • Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Cap
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  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
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  • Personal medications and toiletries
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  • Small day pack


  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes
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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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  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek
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  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites
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  • Charges for a porter/mule to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs):Rs. 3200

Bhabha Pass Trek: Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Bhabha Pass Trek: Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Bhabha Pass Trek: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • 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.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Kashyapi Rana

     Rated : 4.0

    Bhabha Pass Trek was a really nice experience. However, what seemed to be a moderate level trek felt a little complicated. Thanks to the climate changes. The trek itinerary was scheduled nicely for 8 days starting from Manali back to Manali. It started on a great note. However, there was some unexpected rains plus a lot of hassles due to the rain. This also messed up the tent stay a big time. That being said, this trek was nevertheless nice and good experience overall to cherish.

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    Story by Dhanpati Bhat

     Rated : 4.0

    Bhabha Pass Trek is another nice trek that anyone who is visiting Manali can take. It is a splendid experience.

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    Story by Rahul Singh

     Rated : 5.0

    Beauty can't be described in words but pictures do very well.

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    Story by Anal Dwivedi

     Rated : 5.0


    The overall experience of our Bhabha pass trek was absolutely amazing! It was a positive start from the very beginning as the booking experience with Thrillophilia kicked off smoothly and without any technical complications. The organisers were professional and helpful which built our confidence to go ahead with the trek. We were made aware of the difficulties and challenges from beforehand, which made the experience even more pleasant since we came prepared! Will remember this trip forever.

    Story by Pulkit Gurnani

     Rated : 5.0

    After we gave a thumbs up to the Bhaba Pass trek in Himachal Pradesh, we all were like what to and what not to do! Its difficulty gradient were a bit challenging for us. But, 'where there is a will, there is a way' got proved and we finally completed the trek so nicely. A huge amount of the entire credit goes to the experienced crew of guides. Their encouragement and support made it possible for us.

    Story by Adhiraj Kakkar

     Rated : 4.0


    This was my second trekking experience in Himachal Pradesh. I decided to trek to Bhabha pass because I had heard a lot about the stunning views on the route. But since I was backpacking through the state, I needed a budget package that would help me on my journey. Thrillophilia was the cheapest and most well-planned option, and fit right within my budget. Logistical issues are the biggest drawback of solo travelling, but I had a smooth experience with Thrillophilia. Everyone should trek to Bhabha Pass at least once in their lives- it is definitely worth it!

    Story by Annapurna Malik

     Rated : 4.0


    This was my second trekking experience in Himachal Pradesh. I decided to trek to Bhabha pass because I had heard a lot about the stunning views on the route. But since I was backpacking through the state, I needed a budget package that would help me on my journey. Thrillophilia was the cheapest and most well-planned option, and fit right within my budget. Logistical issues are the biggest drawback of solo travelling, but I had a smooth experience with Thrillophilia. Everyone should trek to Bhabha Pass at least once in their lives- it is definitely worth it!

    Story by Baala Bhat

     Rated : 4.0

    You need to be a part of this trek simply to see the nature all around you and what a place iti is i assure you it is worth your time and money.

    Story by Deeptanshu Achari

     Rated : 4.0

    Please visit the amazing Chandratal Lake if you are going for this experience. The water is literally turquoise in colour and the hills reflect on the waters.

    Story by Aatmaj Naik

     Rated : 4.0

    Amazing!!!!!! the trek from Phustirang to Bhabha Pass was such a blissful experience I really iwsh it never got over. The hills are dewy and so green! We got to see the lovely meadows nearby which was a captivating sight for all of us.


    People Also Ask About Bhabha Pass Trek

    1. What is the best time for Bhaba Pass Trek?

      The Bhaba Pass can be trekked anytime between May and October but, the ideal time is after the end of monsoon season that lasts from June till August. Though May does not face monsoon showers but, you can find snow along the route making the path slippery and tough to climb.

    2. Is Bhabha pass trek for beginners?

      Since Bhabha trek has an altitude of 7878 ft at the start to 16000ft, it has been classified as a very difficult climb; it is not recommended for beginners at climbing or people with very little experience. Also, the landscapes, the bridges, water bodies, gradual steep climbs, continuous forests, etc, is not easy to cover. 

    3. What is the Bhabha pass trek distance?

      Total distance covered in the Bhaba Pass Trek is 51 km and it takes 8 days and 7 nights to cover the whole distance. 

    4. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants for Bhaba Pass Trek?

      The fitter you are the more you'll take away from the experience. Take as much time as you can for cardio exercise and strength training, including core strength. This will make it far easier for you to trek and explore the terrain with your guide.

      Moreover, exercises aid in acclimatization for the trip. Experience of walking for long distances with heavy weights (at least 15 Kg) will be a useful preparation.

    5. What kind of accommodation will be provided on Bhabha pass trek?

      Accommodation during the Bhaba Pass trek is mostly in tents on really scenic campsites. Hotel accommodation will also be provided at Kafnu and Kaza. For most of the trek stay will be in tents which are sturdy and comfortable in matching with the terrain of the region.

    6. What kind of food will be provided during Bhaba Pass trek? What about safe drinking water?

      All meals will be provided on this trek.You will be served Indian vegetarian food during this trek. Himalayan water is considered a clean and mineral water but to be on the safe side you will get boiled water with chlorine tablets.

    7. What are the clothing and equipments that need to be carried from our end on Bhaba Pass Trek?

      Make sure to carry warm and comfortable clothing as temperature can drop, pack good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pair of socks. It’s advisable to carry sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturisers as the sun at the top can be harsh.

      Water bottles and energy bars/snacks are advisable. A Flashlight (with spare batteries) will help once the sun goes down and it’s always smart to carry insect repellent and emergency medical kit.

    8. Which type of shoes should I buy for Bhaba Pass Trek?

      Good quality and sturdy trekking shoes that cover your ankles. Refrain from using sport shoes for your own safety and the trails are uneven and tricky hence requiring good grip trekking shoes.

      If you are buying new shoes for your trek, please remember to use them for at least a month before you commence your holiday.

    9. Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the Bhaba Pass Trek?

      It is suggested to avoid the consumption of alcohol or cigarette while doing any type of high altitude treks because both these activities can let your body dehydrate easily. Then you will find it very difficult to complete the stretches.

      Alcohol will open the pores in your skin and let the cold get inside and make the body temperature in terms with the temperature outside. But it will finally lead you to feel dehydrated and thirsty. Hence try not to smoke or consume alcohol.

      Many of the trekking tours will not allow the participants do any such activities during the trek.

    10. How do I get in shape for Bhaba Pass Trek?

      The Bhabha Pass trek is considered to be a difficult one with an aim of reaching almost 16105 feet above sea level and the starting point Kafnu is at 7878 feet. The drastic change in the altitude and oxygen level will make your climb difficult.

      In four days’ time you will gain an altitude of over 8000 feet and your lungs should be strong enough to accept the changes. You will need a lot of cardio vascular endurance. For making your lungs work properly during the trek and get oxygen intake smooth, then you need to follow some exercises that will help your cardio vascular systems function properly.

      Start with jogging every day and daily increase the distance and speed. Simple exercises like squats, skipping, swimming will also be perfect for your muscles and flexibility. Stretching exercises can also be of use while perfecting your body to do this trek.

    11. What are washroom/toilet facilities like on the Bhaba Pass Trek?

      There will be separate toilet tents arranged at each campsite for men and women. Depending on the size of the group, the number of toilets varies. Toilet tents will have a deep pit, mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up.

      All of them usually will be dry toilets where you have to use toilet papers alone. Room freshener will also be provided.

    12. What is the difficulty level of Bhaba Pass Trek?

      Bhabha Pass trek is classified as a difficult trek since there will be a great change of altitudes within four days of trekking from 7878 feet to about 16100 feet.

      Also, the deserted landscapes, continuous forest trails, water bodies and bridges, valleys and villages, gradual steep climbs etc are not so easy to cover.

    13. How is Bhaba Pass Trek weather?

      The weather at Bhabha Pass is moderately colder and you may find snow at the end trail near the pass. The day temperature will be varying from 13 to 18 degree Celsius and the night one will be from 0 to 7 degree Celsius from June to October mid. Rain will be there at times and it is unpredictabl.

    14. Is Diamox is advisable at Bhaba Pass Trek?

      Since you are climbing up to a height of about 16100 feet above sea level, chances to experience the drastic change in oxygen level and climatic conditions are high. It may cause uneasiness to your body resulting in vomiting and breathlessness. Hence carry Diamox which will help you overcome the problems caused by acute mountain sickness as you climb the great heights.

    15. Where does Bhabha pass trek start?

      The Bhabha Pass trek starts at Kafnu, in the Kinnaur district after which it crosses the Bhabha Pass. The trek takes you through some incredibly picturesque places. The trek takes you through valleys, orchards, gardens and also through the beautiful Spiti Valley.

    16. How can I reach to Bhabha pass trek?

      To reach the starting point of your Bhabha Pass trek, you have to take a bus or a private car to Kafnu from Shimla. This is the closest access point to Kafnu, from where you can avail state-run buses as well as cars for hire. The distance between Shimla and Kafnu is 208 km, and it takes approximately 7-8 hours to traverse this distance by road.

      The Bhabha Pass trek starts in Kafnu, and the first day of your trek is spent reaching the town of Kafnu in Himachal Pradesh. After reaching Kafnu, you will embark on the trek which will lead you to Bhabha Pass on the 5th day, after which trek continues for 3 more days, which concludes with you reaching Manali.

    17. How long is the Bhabha pass trek?

      The total length of the Bhabha pass trek is 51km. The whole trek takes approximately 8 days to complete. The itinerary of the trek is as follows:

      -Day 1: Driving to Kafnu from Shimla, covering a distance of 208km, which takes approximately 7-8 hours

      -Day 2: The trek starts from Kafnu and reaches Mulling, which is a journey of 3.1km 

      -Day 3: The trek continues from Mulling and reaches Kara, which is another 3.5km away

      -Day 4: The trek from Kara continues to Phustirang, at a distance of an additional 4km

      -Day 5: At Phustirang, you spend a day resting and acclimatization

      -Day 6: From Phustirang, you trek to the highest point on your route- Mangrungse (13,674 ft) via the Bhabha Pass

      -Day 7: A 7-hour trek from Mangrungse to Mudh

      -Day 8: On the last day, you drive from Mudh to Manali, which is a 251km drive

    18. What is the height of Bhabha pass trek?

      The Bhabha Pass lies at an altitude of 16,105 feet above sea level.

    19. Is Bhabha pass trek dangerous?

      No, the Bhabha pass trekking is not dangerous, but it is difficult and can be very challenging. Within the first 4 days, there is a huge difference in altitude ranging from 7,878 feet to 16,100 feet due to the steep and undulating terrain.

      There are various types of landscapes that you have to manoeuvre through such as barren land, dirt roads, water bodies, forest trails, bridges and valleys along with gradual steep climbs. You need to be physically fit and mentally ready to face the physical challenges on the way.

      To ensure safety and comfort during your trek, it is important to wear a pair of comfortable and sturdy mountain boots and carry your own supply of water and a small emergency medical kit. Consumption of unhealthy food and alcohol is not at all advisable during or even immediately before the trek.

    20. Where is Bhabha pass located?

      Bhabha pass is located in the Dhar Tegvalder area in Kinnaur district, in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The towns of Shimla and Manali and the popular Spiti Valley can be accessed from the Bhabha Pass by road.

    21. Can I do Bhabha pass trek solo?

      Yes, a trek to Bhabha pass is possible for solo travellers. However, it is absolutely necessary that you must have a full pathological check-up with your physician to confirm your physical fitness, as this falls in the ‘difficult’ category of treks.

      There will be trek-guides to accompany you during the entire journey, which will help you manoeuvre your way through the trek itself. If you are used to travelling solo, and you want to experience the untouched natural beauty of Himachal Pradesh first hand, then this is the perfect trip to go on.

      However, to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment, you should read the rules and guidelines and pack your bags extra carefully if you are travelling solo.

    22. How much does the Bhabha pass trek cost?

      The Bhabha Pass Trek package for 8 days and 7 nights, costs approximately 17,450 INR per person. You don’t have to pay booking charges for the package. The cost is inclusive of all the food, travel and stay that you might need during your 8-day trek.

    23. Is Bhabha pass trek safe?

      The Bhabha Pass trek is safe, but only for those who are used to trekking through difficult terrain and isolated mountain ranges. Located at an altitude of 11,500 feet, Bhabha pass trek is considered as one of the most difficult treks in India, but also one of the most beautiful.

      You have to keep in mind that the terrain and journey are quite challenging. Absolute physical fitness, agility and high energy levels are the foremost criteria to go trekking in Bhabha Pass. The trek itself is safe if the trekker is aware of the steep climbs and sudden changes in the landscapes.

    24. What will be the temperature at Bhabha pass?

      The average temperature, during the day, varies from 13 degrees Celsius to 18 degrees Celsius. And during the night, the temperature fluctuates between 0 degree Celsius to 7 degrees Celsius.

      Therefore, you should be well equipped with suitable trekking clothing and a pair of comfortable and sturdy trekking boots to ensure a comfortable trek, with minimal physical exhaustion, in these challenging weather conditions.

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