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Bara Bhangal Trek

from  95000.00 75000.00

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

May to October

(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)

  • Reviews 393
  • Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
  • Activity Level Difficult
  • Group Size Small 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.

Bara Bhangal Detailed Itinerary

  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:
  •  Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
  • 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 meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
  • Trekking 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.
  • 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.
Exclusions in the package:
  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Accommodation and Food in Manali: Food and stay in Manali are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Manali, 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 to Manali and Billing to your home is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Trekking 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.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides 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.

FAQs and Reviews

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.

Trek Dates and Prices

Trek Package Confirmed Dates Trek Status Availabilty Price (Per Person) Excluding Flights Price (Per Person) Including Flights 
September 12, 2020 - September 24, 2020