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32°19'08.9"N 76°48'39.0"E

Bara Bhangal Trek

Bara Bhangal Trek is one of the toughest and longest treks in Himachal Pradesh that can be recommended for enthusiastic trekkers.
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • 13 Days
  • 30 KM
  • 15,750 FT
  • Difficult
  • ₹ 75000
    $ 1030*
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    The price is for a group of 10 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-indians.

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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    May-Oct

  • Base Camp

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    Jagatsukh, Manali

  • Pickup Point

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    Wrong Direction Hostel, Jagatsukh

  • Minimum Age

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    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.

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Highlights

  • From the Bara Bhangal pass, you can witness the snowy mountains on the other side, i.e. Kangra ranges.
  • Trekking the Riyali Thatch and Manali Sanctuary will be a delight to your eyes.

Overview

Bara Bhangal is one of the hardest and most thrilling treks in Himachal Pradesh. The steep and strenuous climb becomes worth it when one captures the incredible view of peaks like Indrasan, Deo Tibba, and Hanuman Tibba. This trek will make you witness the mighty Dhauladhar and Pin Panjal range and meanwhile refrain you from returning back to the chaotic city life.

The first day of the eleven days may be taking you through the thick forests but gives you the awesome views of a couple of peaks at the gap and the alpine plateau studded with a thick boom of alpine plant life in the ultimate leg. Crossing the stunning flow, after some of the steep descents, it will take you to the bottom of the Kalihani Pass. Following which there could be lengthy and laborious days of hiking through the considerable stretches of scree and moraine until you attain the Kalihani Glacier. The trails then go through the Ravi River with a wide deodar wooded area encircling it. The glimpses of Kangra Valley from the top of Thamsar will share some greater strength to you to perform the venture of completing the trek with utmost thrill.


Best Time To Visit

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.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Arrive in Manali. You’ll be met by our guide who’ll take you to the Hotel. After lunch, you can occupy yourself with local sightseeing. It is a natural divide between the valleys of Kullu and the mountains of Lahaul and Spiti. It attracts tourists with lovely views and fresh snow. Here you will be able to relish journey activities such as skiing, skating, paragliding, snow scooter, and more.
Jogini falls during the afternoon will be a good option to get refreshed. If you like you can explore the Mall road of Manali in the evening. In the months of May & June, it’s crowded with tourists. Overnight stay in Manali.

Meals : Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation : Hotel/Homestay
Altitude : 6,200 ft.

On day 2 of this beautiful trek, we will move from Manali to Lamadugh. Lamadugh is at an elevation of 10,000 feet. The whole journey will take about 6 to 7 hours. We will start the trek following the route that is behind the Hadimba Temple. The path transforms into a forest in no time. Although there is a school from where you can replenish your water supplies, still carry 1-2 liters of water with yourself. Voyaging across the Manali Sanctuary, we will pass through pine, deodar, and cedar trees. Moving along, following a steep path for 2-3 hours, we will come across Beas valley. Few kilometers further into the trek, we will reach Lamadugh.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 5 hours
Altitude : 9,613 ft.

This will be one of the most interesting days on the trek. We will try to start the journey as early as possible. After completing a delicious breakfast, we will start the trek from Lamadugh to Riyali Thatch. The slope becomes steep and the meadows open up. From here, you can see the route to Rohtang Pass. Moving ahead, you will be drenched in the beauty of the intriguing peaks like the Dhauladhar and Hanuman Tibba. You will pass through the meadows encompassing Riyali. Walking for 2 hours and crossing a few shepherd’s huts, you will reach Riyali Thatch. Riyali Thatch is at an elevation of 11,200 feet.
We will stay here overnight. Dinner will be served and fun activities will be organized.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 - 7 hours
Altitude : 11,200 ft.

This will be day 4 on this trek. On this day, we have to reach Kalihani Base Camp. This is the base camp of one of the best high altitude treks in India. Straightaway, after breakfast, we will leave the previous campsite and move along a bunch of trees. Few kilometers into the trek, the vast meadows open up. From here, we can spot the Kalihani Pass. Crossing a gushing river, we will finally reach Kalihani Base Camp.
Dinner will be served and fun activities will be organized. We will stay here overnight.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 5 - 6 hours
Altitude : 12,000 ft.

Perhaps, the longest day of the trek and additionally the maximum reward. It’s an extended steep climb to the pass, as we negotiate scree and moraine. You can find panoramic views of Pir Panjal and the mighty Dhauladhar ranges once you reach the pass. A steep descent brings us again to our campsite for the day at Shepherds camping grounds.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 10 hours
Altitude : 12,796 ft. via 15,584 ft.

This day will bring you to the middle point of the trek. In this way, we will make our way to Lamapadh from Dhonku Thach. The total time for this day’s journey will be around six to seven hours. Carry 1-2 bottles along with you to replenish the water needs. Overnight stay will be held in camps at Lamapadh.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 - 7 hours
Altitude : 11,647 ft.

After having a good night's sleep at Lampadh campsite, we will move in the direction to Dal ki Marhi. The trek consists of gradual ascents as well as a few steep ascents. The total duration for this day’s trek will be around 7 hours. Dinner will be served at Dal ki Marhi campsite. Few games will be organized and sleep will be arranged in tents.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 7 hours
Altitude : 11,320 ft.

This morning, after a healthy breakfast, we will pass ahead to go to Bara Bhangal. It is going to be once more a trip of approx. 6 hours. Following the Ravi River, crossing the deodar forest, we will reach Bara Bhangal Village in some time.
We will revel in the evening within the camp/tents set up in Bara Bhangal.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay
Time Taken : 7 - 8 hours
Altitude : 7,700 ft.

This day will serve as a rest day in order to properly acclimatize to the conditions at this high elevation as well as to get rid of all the fatigue. You can still roam around and explore the local culture and setting. We will take on the further trek with full energy the next day.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay

On this day, we will start our trek from Bara Bhangal to Marhi. The day is going to be a little long. Although there will be water points, still make sure you carry enough water with yourself. Crossing the elegant Thamsar Pass and walking for 5 hours through the forests with pine and birch, you will finally make your way to Marhi.
Dinner will be served and fun activities will be organized. We will stay here overnight.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 - 7 hours
Altitude : 12,304 ft.

The trek on day three will take around 7-8 hours on which you come across many scenic views. Passing through moraines, we will cross a tiny lake from where we can replenish our water needs. From the top of the Thamsar Pass, we can witness the alluring views of the Kangra valley. Finally, after walking a bit more, we will make it to Panihartu.
Dinner will be served and fun activities will be organized. We will stay here overnight.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 7 - 8 hours
Altitude : 11,812 ft. via 15,749 ft. at pass

This day will serve as the penultimate day of the trek. After having an early breakfast in the morning, we will make our way from Panihartu to Rajgundha. The whole journey will take around six to seven hours. Carry 1-2 bottles along with you to replenish the water needs. Overnight stay will be held in camps at Rajgundha.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 - 7 hours
Altitude : 7,875 ft.

This is the last day on this beautiful trek to Bara Bhangal. The plan for today will be to trek down from Rajgundha to Bir-Billing and then drive to Dharamshala. This will be the easiest day as compared to all the other days of the trek. Passing through the forest will beautiful trees, opening up to the majestic Kangra valley, we will finally reach Bir-Billing. We will spend some time here and enjoy this surreal location. After having lunch, we will drive to Dharamshala retrieving all the memories that we made on this trek. The trek with us will end here and you will be on your own.

Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Not Included

How To Reach

The Pickup point will be Jagatsukh, Manali. We can arrange a cab for you from the bus station in Manali, the charges for the same are not included in the package. The cost of the cab can be shared among the trekkers joining the trek. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. 


By Air

The nearest airport is in Bhuntar which is 11km from Kullu and 52 km from Manali. You can take a taxi from Bhuntar to Manali which will cost approximately Rs, 1000/-. The airlines that you can take are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, Jagson Airlines operating flights from Delhi as well as Chandigarh. To reach Manali by air, you need to have a connecting flight via Delhi or Chandigarh. Delhi or Chandigarh is well connected to major airports across the country. You can check your flight in the following links: 1. https://www.google.com/flights, 2. https://www.makemytrip.com/flights/


By Road

You can take an overnight bus from Delhi to Manali or Chandigarh to Manali. Manali is well connected to cities by road. The roads are in good condition but there are sudden landslides in the monsoon season. The bus from Delhi to Manali can take up to 14 hours and from Chandigarh to Manali is 9 hours at least. Tickets are available online on Redbus.in, Goibibo.in or Hrtc.gov.in. You can pay online for the bus tickets. You should always take the Himsuta bus from HRTC as they are the most comfortable government buses on this route. You can also book private buses but sometimes sudden hiccups come with them. The last government bus leaves at 11:15 pm at night and starts from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.


By Train

We do not recommend you travel by train as the closest railway station, Jogindernagar is 5 hours away which you will again have to cover by bus or cab.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one. 


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Food and Accommodation in Manali: Food in Manali is not included in the package. You can dine anywhere in Manali city,  we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Home city to Manali and Bir-Biling to Home city is not included in the package. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

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