Kalihani Pass Trek
Himachal Pradesh | 10D/9N | 15,584 Ft.
June to October
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
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- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Difficult
- Group Size Medium Group
The Kalihani Pass trek is one of the most offbeat and unexplored treks in Himachal Pradesh, and a part of it trails the route of the Bara Bhangal trek. Seated atop a staggering height of nearly 4,800 m, Kalihani Pass commands excellent views of the neighbouring massifs and cavernous valleys that they overlook. Beginning from Manali, the beautiful trek to Kalihani cuts through dense forests of oak, deodar and pine, along with verdant meadows and treacherous moraines. It pushes you to the higher Pir Panjal range, surrounded by a snowy halo of massive Himalayan mountains like Deo Tibba, Indrasan and Hanuman Tibba. Catch countless floral species in full bloom during the pre-monsoon period. A fine medley of the rugged Himalayan terrain, forested wilderness and quaint little mountain villages coalesce into this trek. It is also quite common to come across several Gaddis, semi-nomadic shepherds, crossing the valley with their herds.
Max. Altitude – 4,750 m
Duration – 10 days
Difficulty – Moderate to Difficult
Highlights – Tall and mighty peaks like Deo Tibba, Indrasan and Hanuman Tibba watch over as you navigate through a stunning variety of Himalayan terrains.
Day 1 Board an overnight bus from Delhi to Manali
Altitude: 1,900 m
Day 2 Reach Manali. Spend the day to rest and acclimatise for the trek
Day 3 Trek to Lamadugh
Altitude: 3,0197 m
Time Taken: 3 – 4 hrs
Day 4 Trek from Lama Dugh to Riyali Thach
Altitude: 3,400 m
Time Taken: 3 – 4 hrs
Day 5 Trek from Riyali Thach to Kalihani Base Camp
Altitude: 3,750 m
Time Taken: 5 – 6 hrs
Day 6 Trek from Kalihani Base Camp to Kalihani Pass and back
Altitude: 4,725 m
Time Taken: 8 – 9 hrs
Day 7 Trek from Kalihani Base Camp to Rangolee
Time Taken: 4 – 5 hrs
Day 8 Trek from Rangolee to Kaseri
Time Taken: 4 – 5 hrs
Day 9 Trek from Kaseri to Baragrahn; Drive to Manali.
Day 10 Depart from Manali
- 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
- 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 and fro Manali from 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
Whom is the trek for?
This trek falls into the moderate to difficult category of Himalayan treks, which naturally demands exceptional physical fitness, stamina and endurance. It is strongly advisable to have prior trekking experience before you approach this trek, which means beginners should stay away. Prepare yourself by engaging in a rigorous fitness regime before embarking on this trek. It is advisable to have a prior experience in high altitude trekking, above 3,500 meters at least.
Which is the best season for the 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.
What weather conditions can be expected on the trek?
The weather during the months of May to September is moderate and favourable. 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.