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Trek to Bhabha Pass

 
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    Trek to Bhabha Pass

    An exciting Bhabha Pass trek, starts from Spiti region and ends at Kafnoo in Kinnaur after crossing Bhabha Pass (4640 meters). This pass remains snow capped round the year. During this trek, you will come across the stark landscapes and offers you to explore many Buddhist monasteries, its culture and tradition. This trail moves up along the left bank of the Wangar River after crossing a footbridge. You will mount through single crop fields of Mastrang. This trial passes from a dense forest of conifers and broad leafed species.

    Climbs through petite clearings of potato and buckwheat until you arrive at the pastures of Mulling (3350 meters), laciniate by birch and birdcherry. Cross the Wangar River far below. Another one hr route will lead to a natural rock bridge. Here the valley becomes more green and forested. From here your trek will continue to Pistrang, a sheltered glade. This path is heavily forested with pine, cedar, and birch. Arrive at Kafnoo which is the last road head in the gorge. Drive to Sarahan, where you can visit a temple called, Bhimki temple of goddess Kali. Trek down to the Pin valley over boulder-strewn a glacier, makes a sharp contrast to lush green Kinnaur.

    Major Attractions

    • Visit ancient cloisters like Tabo, Kungri, Lalung and Dankar, Kye. Also visit the temple of goddess Kali called Bhimki
    • Make a short trip towards Sangla. There is the famous Kamroo Fort at Sangla.
    • Rohtang Pass is identified as the entry to Lahaul Valley, which showcases striking views of mountains, rising far above clouds. This will be truly breath-taking sight.

    Trek Grade

    Easy to moderate

    Major attractions

    • Pin Parvati Pass is located at an altitude of 4802meters. It will take you to the lush green Parvati valley and to the stark and barren Pin valley. This pass traverses through dense pine forest and fields of wild flowers. Here you can visit Tabo monastery.
    • Explore the most isolated valleys of Zanskar, which is 20km south of Rangdum. There is a Pazila watershed near this valley. 
    • Lahual and Spiti are the prime attractions. These are the places with lofty mountains and low valleys.

    How to get there

    By Air: Manali is the starting point. The nearest airport for Manali is Bhuntar, 50 km (Approx.) from Manali. From here you can get taxis to Kinnaur by road.

    By Rail: The nearest Railway Station for Manali is at Chandigarh (310 km.) and Ambala (355 km).

    By Road: Chandigarh to Manali is 320 Km & Journey duration is 14 Hrs. You have a choice to catch Volvo/deluxe buses from Delhi or Chandigarh or hire a cab/ private taxi to reach Kullu-manali.

    Places to visit nearby

    • If time permits, you can go for exploring Manikaran in the Parvati Valley. 
    • Travel towards south to visit Wangtu in Kinnaur.
    • Pay a visit to the scenic village of Batseri.

    Prerequisites/Facts/Suggestions

    • The maximum height to be reached here is 4950 meters. 
    • More than just good fitness levels are required to do this trek. Along with fit body a good level of confidence is required to be on this trek.
    • Camping is done where water is easily available. The campsites are pre-decided reaching them is not much of a hassle. 
    • After camping make sure that all the trash has been collected and removed from the site.

    Things to carry

    Walking stick 
    Binoculars and camera
    Sleeping bag
    Hiking shoes 
    Woolen clothes 
    Water and snacks
    Torch
    Medical kit