Manali - Barabhangal - Bir - 14 days / 13 nights
About The Trek: This is a 14 days / 13 nights trek. It is one of the most enchanting and picturesque treks leading from the Kullu valley into the Scenic Kangra valley. Magnificent Himalayan vista opens as the trail traverses myriad streams, evergreen forests and lush green meadows strewn with an amazing variety of wild alpine flowers. The fauna spotted from the Himalayan Brown Bear, to the elusive Musk Deer. This area is rich in bird includes, Snow Cock and the Monal Pheasant. This trek leaves one wondering at the awesome beauty of the Himalayas. We end the tour after visiting the little Lahasa – Mc Leodganj, which is also the seat of His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
Duration of Trek: 14 Days / 13 nights
Best Time: Early July to Early October
Highest Point: Kalihani Pass 4697 m
Highlight: Scenic beauty, Nature, Flora & Fauna
Physical Challenge: Moderate to Strenuous
Day Wise Trek Description:
Day 01: Manali – Lamadugh ( 6 hrs )
Start trek from Manali (2050 m). The first day of the trek leads through cool forests of giant Cedar, Alder and Oak. The trail ascends gently at first, through the Manalsu valley along Manalsu stream. Extensive views of Kullu valley appear and slowly fade into the distant as the first campsite in the lush green meadows of Lamadugh is reached. Beautiful views of the surrounding peaks dominate the scene. Overnight in tents at Lamadugh (2727 m).
Day 02: Lamadugh - Dohra Nallah ( 7 hrs )
Now the trail ascends steeply through woodland and meadows with wild alpine flowers strewn all around. On the way brilliant shrubs of Rhododendron and Birch pave the way to the ridge after which a descent leads to the campsite at Dohra Nallah (3394 m). Overnight in tents.
Day 03: Dohra Nallah - Kaliheyni Base I ( 6 hrs )
A lovely walk through lush green forests leads to campsite (4000 m) at the base of 4697 m high Kaliheyani pass. All around are mountain peaks of Kullu and Lahaul valley, presenting an unforgettable panorama. Overnight in tents.
Day 04: Kaliheyni Base I - Kaliheyni Base II ( 6 hrs )
Today the landscape slowly begins to change, as forests and meadows give way to rocky back-drops with patches of snow. Steep climb through glacier and moraine leads to the camp II on the bank of mountain stream. Overnight in tents.
Day 05: Kaliheyni Base II - Gaddi Thach ( 6 hrs )
Now the trail leads down into the Sunni river valley and upto a buff overlooking the river. Overnight in tents at Gaddi Thach (3424 m).
Day 06: Gaddi Thach - Lambapaharh ( 4 hrs )
Tha path passes through rocky terrain and later it is replaced by meadows. After crossing a large snow bridge you are in forest and little ahead is the campsite (Lambapaharh 3485 m) near a stream. Overnight in tents.
Day 07: Lambapaharh - Camp I ( 7 hrs )
After descending to the river bank, camp for overnight, near a stream (3636 m). Overnight in tents.
Day 08: Camp I - Upper Barabhangal ( 6 hrs )
The trail now winds its way down towards the valley floor, after which an almost level walk leads to the camp just before the tiny village of Barabhangal. Overnight in tents.
Day 09: Upper Barabhangal - Barbhangal ( 4 hrs )
Today finally the ancient village of Barabhangal is reached. Overnight in tents (2273 m).
Day 10: Barabhangal - Camp II ( 6 hrs )
A remote and isolated village, it is accessible only for four to five months a year. The inhabitants are the legendary Himalayan shepards – the Gaddis – who lead a nomadic life with their vast flocks of sheep into high mountain pastures once the snow melts, and then return to their isolated existence in the village. From Barabhangal village trek to camp II. Overnight in tents.
Day 11: Camp II - Marrhi ( 4 hrs )
A steady walk and an hour’s climb leads to the campsite at Marrhi (4000 m). The scenery changes quite dramatically while the air becomes cooler. Camp at the base of the 4772 m high Thamser pass. The chill of the evening is replaced with the comfortable warmth of lively campfire. Overnight in tents.
Day 12: Marrhi - Plachak ( 6 hrs )
Today the trail slowly emerges from the rocky terrain into the softer landscape of lakes, meadows and forests. Numerous lakes dot the countryside interspersed by cascading waterfalls. A descent through green wooded slope leads to a tiny tea shop, this is the village of Plachak (2424 m). Overnight in tents near the village.
Day 13: Plachak - Billing ( 6 hrs )
A pleasant walk through a leafy bridle path and tiny villages literally hanging on the shoulders fo the hill-sides, giving them a magical, surrealistic appearance. Ahead lies a tiny village of Billing for camp (2424 m). Overnight in tents.
Day 14: Billing - Bir ( 4 hrs )
On the way, extensive views of the lush green Kangra valley are the welcome site and soon the steep descent ends at the tiny Tibetan settlement of Bir, the land of the legendary Gaddis – the tough and weary Himalayan Shepards. Travel to Dharamsala by car/jeep. Trek ends
( Per Person Cost ) : - Rates valid till 31 Oct 2013
||10 pax & above
|Rs 59500 PP
||Rs 52500 PP
||Rs 45500 PP
||Rs 44500 PP
||Rs 42000 PP
- Accommodation in alpine tents while camping (trekking style camping)
- All three meals - breakfast & dinner would be hot and lunches would be packed
- Meals starts with packed lunch on day 01 of trekking till packed lunch on last day of the trek
- Services of an experienced trekking route guide (from 4 pax onwards)
- Cook & attendant during the trekking
- Insulation mats & Sleeping bags
- Dinning tent (from 4 pax onwards)
- Kitchen tent fitted with kitchen equipment
- Ponies during trekking to carry baggage, food material, camping equipment
- Entrances to places of visit, camping fee
- All transfers (to the trek starting point & pick up from trek end point by non AC jeeps)
- Presently applicable taxes
- Accommodation would be provided in Moving camp in a moving camp we provide accommodation in alpine tents (trekking tents) and carry all equipment like kitchen tent, dinning tent, cook, kitchen equipment & ration etc on pones or porters (guest would have to carry their own day bags)
- ** Incase of 2 -3 pax, cook would work as route guide and dinning arrangements would be made in kitchen tent only
- Any airfare / Bus fare / train fare or airport tax
- Any hotel in Manali or Dharamshala
- Any transportation to reach Manali, local sight seeing or departure
- Meals other then mentioned
- Sleeping bags, Trekking Shoes and clothing
- Any kind of insurance, Medical evacuation charges
- Travel insurance, repatriation charges, Damages/ claims of any nature, Expenses of personal nature like telephone calls, Laundry, Any kind of hard or soft drinks, Any kind of personal clothing, Any other expense not mentioned in the cost include column