Bara Bhangal Trek

Posted on: September 12, 2018 | Category: Adventure, Destination, Himachal, Popular Tours, Uncategorized
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Tour Description

Route : Delhi – Dharamshala – Bir Billing – Thamsar – Barabhangal – Kalihani pass – Manali – Delhi

Bara bhangal is one of the most remote villages of Himachal Pradesh. There is no road approach to this village and people of the village have to walk over high mountain pass for  three to four days to reach the nearest road-head. People live here throughout the year with only few people migrating to the plains during the winter time.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01: Delhi  – Dharamsala

Evening you will catch overnight Volvo form New Delhi  at 1600 hrs. You will reach at Dharamshala in next morning.  Overnight Stay in Bus

Day 02: Dharamsala. 

After breakfast drive to Naddi village from where you start a short acclimatization walk for two hours. It is leveled walk through a thick cedar forest from Naddi to Bhagsu Nag village. Enroute you visit a Buddhist stupa in the middle of the forest.

After lunch in Bhagsu nag drive lower Dharamsala to visit Norbulingka, a Tibetan centre for learning and preserving traditional art and craft. Afternoon visit H.H. Dalai Lama Temple. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 03: Dharamsala – Bir- Billing (2350M) 2 hours drive and 4 Hours walk.

After breakfast Drive to Bir (70kms, 2 hours drive). The trek starts from the small village of Bir, a mixed community of all clans and, and more recent Tibetan settlements. Before starting your day walk you visit the most beautiful monastery at Sherabling near Bir.  From Bir it is about 8 kms on a steep short cut trail to Billing. Night stay in tents.

Day 04: Billing to Rajgunda (2640M) 13 kms, 5 hours walk

After a short ascent for half an hour we enter the forest of rhododendron and deodar trees. It is almost a gradual ascent for two hours to reach Chaina, from where we descend down to Rajgunda village. Camp near the village.

Day 05: Rajgunda to Plachak (2920 M), 09 kms

This short stage in included in order to get acclimatized to the steep increase in the altitude. Night stay in tents.

Day 06: Plachak to Paniharthu (3750 M), 12 kms, 5 to 6 hours walk

It is steep ascent for few hours to reach Paniharthu, the base of Thamsar Pass. During early summer we already find snow and ice near Paniharthu. Camp hear for overnight stay.

Day 07: Paniharthu – Thamsar Pass (4800M) – Marhu (4150M)

Leave after an early breakfast.  It takes 05 hours to reach the pass after negotiating through patches of glacier and moraines. From the pass we have superb view of the high Himalayan peaks and the ravi valley below. Another three hours to go down to the next camping place at Marhu.

Day 08: Marhu – Barabhangal Village(2450 M) 8 kms

Three hours to go down to Barabhangal, one of the most remote villages in Himachal Pradesh. The village remain cut off from the outside world for almost six months in a year due to heavey snowfall on Thamsar pass which is the only easy route we can approach the village.   It is interesting to find that some of the villagers especially the oder people have never been out of the village all their life and have not seen even the small wonders of the outside world. For example they never sat in a bus or a car.

Camp near the village. Afternoon explore the village of Barabhangal.

Day 09:  Barabhangal Village to Suni Got (3500M), 14 kms, 6/7 Hours walk

After crossing the ravi river over a wooden bridge we enter into no man’s zone land. There is  no human habitation after Barabhangal village until we reach Manali. We come across several shepherd camps to reach Suni got. Night stay in tents.

Day 10: Suni got to Lambaparh (3715 M)14 kms, 6 Hours walk

Uphill and downhill walk takes us to Lambaparh, a long green pasture where we camp for overnight stay.

Day 11: Lambaparh to Devi Marhi (4230M) 11 kms

Walk along the alpine pasture until you reach Kalihani Nullah(stream)  that originates from Kalihani glacier. From here we start to ascend towards Kalihani pass. Devi Marhi is a temporary shepherd encampment where they stay overnight begore crossing over Kalihani Pass. Camp here for overnight stay.

Day 12: Devi Marhi – Kalihani Pass (4800M)- Sanghur Got 14 kms, 7 to 8 Hours walk

Leave after an early breakfast. Walking over the glacier it takes 4 hours to reach the Pass. From the pass we have a good view of the high Himalayan peaks and the valley below. It takes another 3 hours to walk down to the camping place.

Day 13: Shanghur Got to Lambadugh (2600 M), 16 kms, 6 hours walk

This day we walk on the long green pasture to reach our next camping place at Lambadugh.

Day 14: Lambadugh – Manali 12 kms, 4 hours walk

Last day of our trek. Downhill walk throught the forest takes us to Hadimba, the road-head above Manali. After a short drive you reach Manali. Check in Hotel in Manali.

Day 15: Manali

Rest day in Manali. Explore on your own.

Day 16: Manali – Delhi

Morning free time in Manali. Later afternoon transfer to bus station in Manali to board overnight Volvo bus (13 hours Journey) to Delhi.

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation in Double / Triple Sharing waterproof and windproof tents
  • Breakfast
  • Packed Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Kitchen staff
  • High altitude sleeping bags
  • Camping Toilets
  • Required Forest Permissions
  • Mountain Guide

EXCLUSIONS

  • Any Flight Ticket / Any Train Tickets /Visa Fee
  • Any Personal Expensed /Travel Insurance
  • Tips to Guide or Driver /Any Monument Entrance
  • Still Camera or Video Camera Fees
  • Any New Tex / Fées Impose by Govt.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • As of now no accommodation is on hold and rooms are purely subject to availability at the time of confirmation of the tour.
  • The tour cost does not include medical insurance.
  • The tour cost is based on the confirmed pax traveling together any increase or decrease in the number of pax will influence the tour cost.
  • The tour price is subject to increase without any notice if this rate substantially changes prior to departure.
  • We would need 100% advance payment for this tour.
  • Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 15% advance on booking confirmation will be non refundable.
  • 25% deduction before 7 days from date of Arrival.
  • 50% deduction within 7 days from date of Arrival.
  • 100% deduction within 48 hours from date of Arrival.

THINGS CARRY

  • Backpack (30-40 ltr)
  • Water Bottle
  • LED Torch
  • Dress in Layers – Head Cap, Warm Fleece, Waterproof Wind Cheater
  • Preferable Mid Ankle Shoes with Good Grip
  • Trekking Pole
  • Sun Caps, Sunscreen lotion (SPF 40+)
  • Sun Glasses it should be U/V Protected
  • Toilet Kit
  • Prescribed Medicines – If any
  • ID proof
  • Powerbank
  • Energy Bar, Chocolate
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