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Bara Bhangal Trek

from  75000.00 60000.00

Himachal Pradesh  |  13D/12N  |  15,750 Ft.

May to October

(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)

  • Reviews 258 Reviews
  • Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
  • Activity Level Difficult
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the Bara Bhangal Trek.

One of the most beautiful and challenging treks in Himachal Pradesh, the Bara Bhangal trek traces the shaded alpine stretch linking Dharamshala to Kullu valley. It is also one of the most unexplored Himalayan trails in Himachal. The trek runs through various terrains including narrow ridges, forested trails opening up to expansive meadows, and a handful of high altitude passes. The trek remains stunningly shadowed by majestic peaks like Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba and Indrasan. The alpine forests of oak, pine and deodar bloom beautifully with numerous wildflowers, while the valley is crawling with countless sheep and their shepherds from the neighbouring villages. The treks introduces trekkers to witness the simplicity of mountain villages including the rustic little hamlet of Bara Bhangal, which remains blissfully veered off the beaten trails.

Max. Altitude: 4,800 m

Duration: 13 days

Difficulty: Difficult


1. The trek takes you through two striking high altitude passes of Kalihani and Thamsar.

2. It is not uncommon to see a number of Gaddis (nomadic herdsmen) who traverse the valley with their sheep.

3. Mighty peaks like Mt. Indrasan, Deo Tibba, and Hanuman Tibba bear witness to your magical journey.

4. Crossing two high altitude pass is something not every trek can boast of.

  1. Day 1 Arrive at Manali. Spend the day to rest and acclimatise in Manali.

    Altitude: 1,900 m

  2. Day 2 Trek from Manali to Lamadugh

    Altitude: 2,930 m

    Time Taken: 4 – 5 hrs

  3. Day 3 Trek from Lamadugh to Riyali Thach

    Altitude: 3,329 m

    Time Taken: 6 – 7 hrs

  4. Day 4 Trek from Riyali Thach to Kalihani Base Camp

    Altitude: 3,750 m

    Time Taken: 5 – 6 hrs

  5. Day 5 Trek from Kalihani Base Camp to Dhonku Thach via Kalihani Pass

    Altitude at Pass: 4,750 m

    Altitude at Campsite: 3,900 m

    Time Taken: 9 – 10 hrs

  6. Day 6 Trek from Dhonku Thach to Lamapadh

    Altitude: 3,550 m

    Time Taken: 6 – 7 hrs

  7. Day 7 Trek from Lampadh to Dal ki Marhi

    Altitude: 3,450 m

    Time Taken: 7 hrs

  8. Day 8 Trek from Dal ki Marhi to Bara Bhangal village

    Altitude: 2,350 m

    Time Taken: 7 – 8 hrs

  9. Day 9 Rest Day at Bara Bhangal

  10. Day 10 Trek from Bara Bhangal to Marhi

    Altitude: 3,750 m

    Time Taken: 6 – 7 hrs

  11. Day 11 Trek from Marhi to Panihartu via Thamsar Pass

    Altitude at Pass: 4,800 m

    Altitude at Campsite: 3,600 m

    Time Taken: 7 – 8 hrs

  12. Day 12 Trek from Panihartu to Rajgundha

    Altitude: 2,390 m

    Time Taken: 6 – 7 hrs

  13. Day 13 Trek from Rajgundha to Bir-Billing, drive to Dharamshala & depart for Delhi

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Inclusions in the package:
  • All accommodation during the trek on sharing basis in tents/homestays
  • All meals during the trek – Vegetarian
  • Tents, Sleeping bags and all other Camping Gear (Dining Tent, Tiolet Tent etc)
  • Safety Equipment (Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Oximeter etc.)
  • Services of our expert Trek Leader
  • Services of an Expert Trekking Team (Guides, Cooks, Helpers, Porters/Mules)
  • Trekking Permits and Forest Camping Charges (For Indians Only)
  • A Life Changing Experience
Exclusions in the package:
  • GST and Other Taxes (As applicable, Subjected to change according to Govt. Rules)
  • Food in Manali
  • Trekking Permits and Forest Camping charges for Foreigner’s (If extra compared for Indian Citizens)
  • Backpack Offloading Charges (Portage of Personal Bags)
  • Personal Trekking Gear
  • Travel Expenses to Manali from home city
  • Travel Expenses from Dharamshala to home city
  • Tips for local team
  • Expenses of personal nature like Laundry, Phone Calls, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Camera Fee, Bottled Water etc
  • Any Requirement for Single Room/Single Tent Accommodation
  • Travel Insurance and other Emergency Expenses
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
  • Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions
Questions about the Trek
Whom is the trek for?

The level of this trek leans towards difficult, which naturally demands exceptional physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. It is strongly advisable to have prior trekking experience of scaling at least 3,500 meters before you approach this trek, which means beginners should ideally stay away. Also, proper acclimatization is key here, which helps you better adjust to the high altitude and lower oxygen levels during the trek.

Which is the best season to attempt this trek?

The May to September window is ideal for the trek, as it eliminates the harshness of winters, and paves way for blooming flowers and incredible greenery. It would be wise to avoid the trek during monsoons, when mountains are more prone to landslides, and can trap you.

How are the weather conditions on the trek?

The weather during the months of May to September is moderate and favorable. Monsoons will bring heavy rainfall, making the trails slippery and extremely dangerous to tread. Daytime temperature will fall between 13 to 17 degrees, while nights can see a drop to about 2 to 10 degrees. That said, at such high altitudes, weather conditions may take a drastic, unforeseen turn.

What things are needed to be carried?

Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a daypack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines. For a complete checklist, go to Trekmunk Checklist.