Kalihani Pass Trek
Himachal Pradesh | 10D/9N | 15,584 Ft.
June to October
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
- Reviews 3654.9/5
- 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.
Kalihani Pass Itinerary
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
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
- 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. Accommodation in Manali is included.
- 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.
- 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 government rules of India.
- Food in Manali: Food in Manali is not included in the package. We can recommend a few good options.
- Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation from home to Manali and vice versa 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 that 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.
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, download the checklist from the footer.