15 Days Bara Banghal Trek

 

 

 

 

 

15 Days Bara Banghal Trek

Region India Himachal
Days 15
Max Alitude 4800m
Grade Difficult
Date: 15-29 Sep 2018

One of the finest high altitude treks which connects Kullu and Dharamshala over absolutely stunning Shepherd’s trail. Nestled between two high passes lies this fairytale village called Bara Banghal, almost lying forgotten from the outside world.The inhabitants of this village are supposed to be the descendants of Alexander’s Army that passed through. The trek takes you to Kalihani Pass (4750m) from Manali, after which we reach this village and then one has to cross over Thamsar Pass(4375m) to come out at Bir near Dharamshala. This is the last of the Alpine treks, where roads have thankfully not been paved and progress!!

 

Day 01: Delhi to Manali

Day 02: Arrive Manali

Day 03: Manali to Lamadugh (2930m) 4-5 hours

Day 04: Lamadugh to Riyali Thach (3320m) 6-7 hours

Day 05: Riyali Thach to Kalihani Base camp (3705m) 5 hours

Day 06: Base camp to Donku Thach  (3800m) via Kalihani Pass (4750m) 8-9 hours

Day 07: Donku Thach  to Lamapadh (3550m) 7 hours

Day 08: Lamapadh to  Dal ki  Marhi (3350m) 7 Hrs

Day 09: Dal ki Marhi to Bara Bhangal (2350m) 7 hours

Day 11: Bara Banghal to Marhi (3750m) 6-7 hours

Day 12: Marhi to Payentu (2720m) via Thamsar Pass (4375m) 7-8 hours

Day 13: Payentu to Rajgundha (2390m) 7 hours

Day 14: Raigundha to Billing/Bir (5-6 hours); Drive to Dharamshala.

Day 15: Arrive Delhi early in the morning

Day 01: Delhi to Manali

HP tourism runs overnight Volvo buses from Delhi to Manali. Board the bus from Himachal Bhavan around 7:00pm to arrive in Manali early in the morning.

 

Day 02: Arrive Manali

The guests will be received by the Guide/Leader at the bus station in Manali. It’s a short walk to the hotel, freshen up and have breakfast it’s a leisure day in Manali. Post lunch we go for a short walk to Hadimba Devi Temple, Old Manali Manu Rishi temple and then back to hotel. Explore the Mall road of Manali in the evening.

 

Day 03: Manali to Lamadugh (2930m) 4-5 hours

We start the trek from Hadimba Temple, 2.5kms from Manali. The initial climb through dense Deodar forests is steep and soon we come to a clearing that affords us magnificent views of the town and some majestic peaks. Lamadugh is a beautiful alpine meadow and we set our camp here.

 

Day 04: Lamadugh to Riyali Thach (3320m) 6-7 hours

The trail ascends as we walk through the ridge below the Tanpari TIbba and there are beautiful views of the Solang and the Rohtang valleys.

 

Day 05: Riyali Thach to Kalihani Base camp (3705m) 5 hours

Long day today as the train ascends gradually through meadows as we reach a stream. We cross the stream and continue with our steep ascent to reach the base of the Kalihani Pass.

 

Day 06: Base camp to Donku Thach  (3800m) via Kalihani Pass (4750m) 8-9 hours

Perhaps, the longest day of the trek and also the most rewarding.  Its a long steep climb to the pass, as we negotiate scree and moraine. Once at the pass, there are panoramic views of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges. A steep descent brings us back to our campsite for the day at Shepherds camping grounds.

 

Day 07: Donku Thach  to Lamapadh (3550m) 7 hours

We cross a stream and descend into oak and birch forests before a steep climb brings us to our campsite.

 

Day 08: Lamapadh to  Dal ki  Marhi (3350m) 7 Hrs

We again cross 2 rivers and after ascending and descending through the day we finally cross a river and climb upto a beautiful camp site.

 

Day 09: Dal ki Marhi to Bara Bhangal (2350m) 7 hours

We continue to descend, following the river Ravi into Deodar forest to arrive at Bara Banghal

Day 10:Rest Day

 

Day 11: Bara Banghal to Marhi (3750m) 6-7 hours

Today, we basically try and get as close to the base of our next pass, Thamsar pass. The Marhi campsite is close to the Thamsar glacier.

 

Day 12:Marhi to Payentu (2720m) via Thamsar Pass (4375m) 7-8 hours

Another steep climb to the pass, over scree and moraine. From the pass one gets views of the Kangra valley. From the top, its the usual long descent to the campsite.

 

Day 13: Payentu to Rajgundha (2390m) 7 hours

Easy day today as we cross many streams through pine forests. The campsite is just ahead of the village Rajgundha.

 

Day 14:Raigundha to Billing/Bir (5-6 hours); Drive to Dharamshala.

Walk down to Bir, where the trek ends. Drive 2-3 hrs to Dharamshala and , board the overnight VOLVO to Delhi or transfer to Pathankot to board the overnight train to Delhi.

 

Day 15: Arrive Delhi early in the morning

 

Notes:

Kindly note that we and the local guide reserve the rights to make decision, in your best interests or in the best interests of the group participating in the trek. In the event of cancellation of activity beyond our control such as adverse weather conditions and other similar conditions that compromises the safety of your group and the guide, no form of compensation will be given.

 

 

LAND Price per person in SGD:   $ 2140
Tour Code: IND-BB-15
Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
Airfare SIN-Delhi-SIN: From S$ 450 including taxes
Supplement
1. Single Room in Manali & Dharamshala during the trip can be booked at an additional cost of $ 120.
2. Single Tent for all camping nights can be arranged at an additional cost of $ 250.
3. Personal Porter to carry your day-pack during the trek can be arranged at $ 370.

A deposit of S$ 1000 per person is required upon confirmation and the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the departure date. Non-payment by required date may result in the cancellation of your booking and subjected to cancellation charges.

LAND Price includes

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

 

Price excludes

  • All airfare & taxes
  • Personal gears such as sleeping bag
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, beverages, cigarettes, camera fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Tips
  • Visa and Visa application fees