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Trip Starting From: Pathankot

About the Activity:
  • Gaj Pass is the most suited and most convenient route to reach Lam Dal. The pass is situated at an altitude of 4140 meters and follows a treacherous path that comprises of moraine terrain, dense alpine forests, glacial routes and never ending pastures.

  • The Gaj Pass Trek is described as moderate to difficult trek which will let you witness the untouched and completely non-commercialised route to the Dhauladhar ranges. The trail follows the course of the Gaj river, crossing many wooden bridges over plenty of streams along the way.

  • Bagga Dhar will be the campsite, which is a pastureland of the local shepherds. After a night of camping here, the trek will move further to the snowline even called as snow peak.

  • Those who are up to the task of hiking till Gaj Pass Summit can do so while others can enjoy a day of Himalayan trekking and enjoyment in snow. Those interested in hiking 4140m summit, can do the adventure after informing the trek organizers since the itinerary ends at 3200m.

  • Grab this five day trekking trip starts from Pathankot to go through the verdant forests, mountains and along beautiful frozen lakes and streams. Pasture land of local shepherds, interactions with them and for more adventurous, a chance to hike further to 4120m altitude under experienced trek leaders.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive Pathankot and drive to Bonthu Village (Base camp) (1600m/5248ft)

    As you reach Pathankot, board a taxi to travel to the base camp for this trek located at Bonthu Village.

    Once you arrive at the campsite, lunch will be served following by allotment of tents to you.

    Later, take the chance to enjoy a walk around Bonthu Village and river Gaj. Explore the local region very well.

    Return to the campsite and have dinner and afterwards sit and relax by a bonfire if weather permits and sing song, share stories and play games.

  • Day 2 - Acclimitization Trek to Guna Devi Temple (2000m/6560ft/8Km).

    Today, after breakfast, head out to take part in an 8 kilometer.

    Have lunch en route and explore the Guna Devi Temple located at a height of about 2000 meters above sea level.

    Return to the campsite and have dinner.

  • Day 3 - Trek to Top Camp at Bagga (2450m/8036ft/7Km)

    Post breakfast, leave for trek to Camp-1 at Bagga, you will reach by the time for lunch.

    On arrival Rasna/ Lemonade will be served.

    Post lunch, the camp leader will welcome the group which will be followed by the allotment of tents on sharing basis.

    In the evening, soup will be served and then dinner. Enjoy bonfire at the campsite if weather permits.

    The group will logout from the hectic day and will sleep in the tents.

  • Day 4 - Trek to Snow point/line and beyond and back to Base Camp (3200m/10496ft/9KM)

    Great spectacular views of the Dhauladhar snow mountains from the top can be obtained with your trek to the snow point today in the morning.

    The group will return to the campsite by noon and have lunch.

    Spend the evening at leisure and have some hot soup before you get together by the bonfire arranged and then for dinner.

  • Day 5 - Checkout and drive back to Pathankot or Mcleodganj

    Post breakfast, get a drive back to Pathankot or Mcleodganj to wind up the tour.

Stay

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  • 2 nights camping with all gears and accessories (tents on sharing basis)
  • 7
  • Stay at the hotel on quadruple sharing basis (5th day)

Meal

    7
  • All meals during the trek

Activity

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  • Trekking
  • 7
  • Camping

Other Inclusions

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  • Spacious dome tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, Nordic walking sticks
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  • Camping, Forest entry fees and permissions.
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  • Support staff: Qualified and Trained local guide, Cook and Trekking mules with riding horses.
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  • Certified Medical First Aid Support.

Transport

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  • Transportation to and fro as per itinerary

Things To Carry

    7
  • Trekking shoes
  • 7
  • Backpack (40-60 liters), Water proof
  • 7
  • Two warm layers, Two trek pants, Two collared t-shirts, Thermals (Optional)
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  • Sunglasses: Sunglasses are to prevent snow blindness.
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  • Sun cap
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  • Synthetic hand gloves: One pair woolen hand gloves. One pair of water/wind proof gloves
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  • Balaclava: Woolen scarves instead as well
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  • Socks (3 pairs): Two sports socks, A pair of woolen socks for the night.
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  • Headlamp/Torch: Mandatory
  • 7
  • Daypack (20 liters): If you are dumping your excess things in Manali
  • 7
  • Toiletries (Sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • 7
  • Cutlery: Carry a spoon, coffee mug and a lunch box, for hygiene reasons
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  • Two water bottles: 1 liter each
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  • Plastic covers/Water proof covers to keep wet cloths separately and extra for when backpack is not 100% water proof

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • No refund for the cancellation made 7 days before the date of departure.
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  • 50% refund for the cancellation made 8 to 14 days before the date of departure.
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  • 100% refund for the cancellations made 15 days before the date of departure.
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  • Instead of cancellation of the ticket, you can transfer your ticket to someone else with earlier intimation to the organizers. Cancellation and refund policy may differ for each event. If they differ, the same will be sent to an email ID used during registration.

Refund Policy

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

Confirmation Policy

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  • 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 and a full refund will be processed.

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