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32°13'30.4"N 76°46'52.3"E

Thamsar Pass Trek

Thamsar Pass, based in the lap of mighty Dhauladhar and Pir-Panjal ranges of the Western Himalayas, within the peaceful Kangra valley in Himachal Pradesh that lets you take exclusive glimpses of the Himalayan range.
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • 5 Days
  • 55 KM
  • 14,927 FT
  • Moderate
  • ₹ 25000
    $ 400*
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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    June-Oct

  • Base Camp

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    Bada Gran, India

  • Pickup Point

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    Barot, India

  • Minimum Age

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    For this trek, we only allow children above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this high altitude trek.

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Highlights

  • Chances to have an insight into the culture and lifestyle of the local Gaddi tribes.

  • Opportunity to binge in the spellbinding views of peaks of Thamsar (16,600 feet).

  • Chance to explore mesmerizing landscapes and ascent through varying altitudes.

  • Chance to immerse your soul in astonishing views of the Pir-Panjal ranges.

Overview

Himachal Pradesh, the land of Gods, is a land of epitome beauty. The land's beauty comprises of breath-taking, stunning landscapes which also includes the Great Himalayas, lush green and wonderful flora and fauna, the ethnic art fests and the cultural heritage of this place along with the indigenous food cuisines. This mystical land will cast you in its spell the moment you step your foot in it. Barot, a small community in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, is known for its hydropower plant. It is the first in North India. It is a famous spot for fishing where locals and tourists fish for famous trout fish on the banks of the river Uhl. Our trek's trail is through an amazing route towards Bana Bangal village which is known to be used by many shepherds and traders, offering us the delight to travel with some of the locals. Our trek will be painted by the green forests and the glacial terrains. This land is somewhere where your dreams will come true, you will make a million memories here and you will cherish them forever. This place will give you stories to talk about for life. The experience you will get here will be incomparable because this place will make you love it forever. The trek will be a mix of challenges, thrill, and joy!

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

After we arrive at Barot, we will briefly meet our local representatives in Barot who will drive us to Bada Gran. The drive will be for an hour which will only instigate more enthusiasm and thrill in the adventurers because we will be cruising on a road to Chahar valley along the ever-beautiful Uhl river, through the soothing breeze jetting in front of us, refreshing our mind and heart. After we reach Bada Gran, our trek will begin from this village itself. We will get time to brace ourselves for this amazing trek in this beautiful village hanging off on the mountains. We start trekking down to the river, enjoying the beautiful views and opening up to our fellow adventurers. When we reach the river, we will have to cross the river. This will be the first challenge in this trek and it is as exciting as it may sound. The thrill will increase to the next level when we will start climbing up the valley after we cross the river. While we ascend uphill, we will come across dense green flora, the sun shining above us and the voice of river making its way through its path and hitting the rocks and pebbles. The experience will be mind-blowing and this will set a perfect start for our treks yet to come. To reach our destination Plachek, we shall cross another river. There we will be spending our night, living in tents on a grassy campsite and enjoying the beautiful night sky.

Meals : Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 8,530 ft.

Having an early start is not only important in terms of our trek but also for the beautiful sunrise that has to come. One suggestion for every adventurer is to never miss any of the sunrises on this trek. Thus, we make an early start, enjoying the beautiful sunrise and then ascending towards Jhodi, which will mark as of today’s first checkpoint. It will take us two hours to reach Jhodi and till then our trek will also be very eventful. It is a walk through a heavenly road decorated by densely green and blooming flora which will comprise of spruces, oaks, and rhododendrons until we reach our checkpoint, where we will have a break to rest and refresh ourselves and have our lunch before we advance forward. From that point, our trek will be a steady trek across the glacial streams, enjoying the lavish scenery, pleasing our eyes as we trek for the next three hours to reach today’s destination - Panihartu. Panihartu is a vast campsite with profuse green flora along with a phenomenal Uhl. From here we get to see the Uhl river; here we witness the stunning sight of 4 to 5 streams, tributaries of Uhl, becoming a confluence and becoming our beautiful Uhl river. The sight will leave you thunderstruck and amaze you more than you can any imagine. For another beautiful sight, we will get to see shepherds of different ages, in their ethnic dresses, grazing their sheep who travel this route along with their sheep.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 5 hours
Altitude : 10,826 ft.

We leave the campsite and ascend along with lighter backpacks, a steep trail taking us to the marvellous glacial lake amidst this beautiful valley and across this lake, we trek towards the Thamsar Pass. The trail will begin to become more moraine and glacial. The winds will get more chilling and your hair on your neck will keep rising moment after moment, this exact feeling is what we trek for, this experience will be in your memory forever even if you can’t put in words. It is a hard climb of 4 to 5 hours to reach the pass. The view is outstanding with the staggering Pir Panjal and Mani Mahesh ranges visible to us our north. We enjoy our time in the pass and have fun with our fellow adventurers. We will also visit the beautiful Thamsar Lake which is just beside the pass. We click pictures, create memories and appreciate the beauty of the place. We will lunch over here and head back to our pasture-land campsite, Panihartu. We shall go through the same trail and enjoy the obstacles coming in our path. We will dine and spend another night in Panihartu.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 7 hours
Altitude : 15,748 ft. at pass

Our route will begin and we will trek back to where we started, Plachek. Our today’s trail will be mostly downhill. Tracing back this route will still feel new because now you can observe what you couldn’t the last time. It will take around three to four hours of rigor and remarkable trek. We will come across Jhodi before we reach Plachek. We camp along the banks of the river Uhl. The camp will be settled amongst the magnificent ranges of Dhauladhar and Kullu mountains. We enjoy our time being with our fellow adventurers along with the very beautiful view of the valley, the mountains, the sky, and the atmosphere. We shall take rest before the last trek the next day.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 4 hours
Altitude : 10,826 ft.

From the wilderness, we head back to the life of civilization. After cruising through the valley, we reach the road which will take us to Bada Gran. We will pick up our luggage from Bada gran and after giving this place one last glance, we get into our cars and drive back to Barot. We shall trace back our route to Barot and relive all the memories we made and talking with our friends and other adventurers about all the things we did in this wonderful trek of four days. After we reach Barot, we shall bid our adieus to one another and we will finally head back home after having a trek we will never forget.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel/Homestay
Time Taken : 5 hours
Altitude : 8,530 ft.

How To Reach

You will have to take a bus to mandi and then to barot to reach the pickup point.

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.
  • 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.

Reviews

Traveling with these people is surely an insanely enthralling experience. This is my second backpacking trip with these people and the way I had imagined backpacking to be has been fulfilled by them and they have given me surely more. The best thing about travelling with these pe ...

Mansavi Shah
Nagaland Backpacking

I was bored with my regular 9 to 5 schedule and then I decided to seclude myself from the chaotic city life. So, I went to Brahmatal trek last month along with a couple of my friends. We went with Trekmunk and it was a lovely experience. The trek guide, Ramesh was very polite and ...

Sidhant Das
Brahmatal Trek

I had an amazing trek with Trekmunk to Sandakphu November and December 2019. From the first moment of inquiry about the trek and all my questions were answered clearly and on time thanks to Dheeraj who managed to facilitate the trek quite well with his communication. Our guide Ar ...

Ahmed Orabi
Sandakphu Trek

Reviews

Nagaland Backpacking
Mansavi Shah

Traveling with these people is surely an insanely enthralling experience. This is my second backpacking trip with these people and the way I had imagined backpacking to be has been fulfilled by them and they have given me surely more. The best thing about travelling with these people is that you understand the true meaning of travelling and experience it very closely. You are given great freedom but at the same time taking care of. You participate in the process of backpacking. You have a trip leader with you but he acts more like a friend as the days pass by! We attended the hornbill festival and did a wonderful trek to Dzukuo valley in Nagaland with the leadership of this group. You break the boundaries of yourself when you travel like a true traveller and that is possible with these people.

Traveling with these people is surely an insanely enthralling experience. This is my second backpacking trip with these people and the way I had imagined backpacking to be has been fulfilled by them and they have given me surely more. The best thing about travelling with these people is that you understand the true meaning of travelling and experience it very closely. You are given great freedom but at the same time taking care of. You participate in the process of backpacking. You have a trip leader with you but he acts more like a friend as the days pass by! We attended the hornbill festival and did a wonderful trek to Dzukuo valley in Nagaland with the leadership of this group. You break the boundaries of yourself when you travel like a true traveller and that is possible with these people.

Brahmatal Trek
Sidhant Das

I was bored with my regular 9 to 5 schedule and then I decided to seclude myself from the chaotic city life. So, I went to Brahmatal trek last month along with a couple of my friends. We went with Trekmunk and it was a lovely experience. The trek guide, Ramesh was very polite and helpful. The food and snacks were amazing. The activities in the campsite during our overnight stay is something that I am gonna cherish my entire life. I am waiting for my next trek with Trekmunk.

I was bored with my regular 9 to 5 schedule and then I decided to seclude myself from the chaotic city life. So, I went to Brahmatal trek last month along with a couple of my friends. We went with Trekmunk and it was a lovely experience. The trek guide, Ramesh was very polite and helpful. The food and snacks were amazing. The activities in the campsite during our overnight stay is something that I am gonna cherish my entire life. I am waiting for my next trek with Trekmunk.

Sandakphu Trek
Ahmed Orabi

I had an amazing trek with Trekmunk to Sandakphu November and December 2019. From the first moment of inquiry about the trek and all my questions were answered clearly and on time thanks to Dheeraj who managed to facilitate the trek quite well with his communication. Our guide Arpan was very experienced, calm, patient and very helpful to each trekker's needs in the group. He facilitated to find and hire a porter for me once I needed one although we were in the middle of the trail. He also arranged emergency transportation when I had to cut the trek and go back home for an urgent matter. I really enjoyed their service and I would like to repeat the same trek or try other treks with them again.

I had an amazing trek with Trekmunk to Sandakphu November and December 2019. From the first moment of inquiry about the trek and all my questions were answered clearly and on time thanks to Dheeraj who managed to facilitate the trek quite well with his communication. Our guide Arpan was very experienced, calm, patient and very helpful to each trekker's needs in the group. He facilitated to find and hire a porter for me once I needed one although we were in the middle of the trail. He also arranged emergency transportation when I had to cut the trek and go back home for an urgent matter. I really enjoyed their service and I would like to repeat the same trek or try other treks with them again.

Makha Valley Trek
Ishita

I and my friends went to Markha Valley trek with Trekmunk and we all had a great time. Walking up and down the hill, coming across some beautiful sites was mesmerizing. Staying in tents was so much fun. And our guide had all the knowledge about the trek. Trekmunk is really good with its food and accommodation facilities. I highly recommend Trekmunk. Kudos to their Team.

I and my friends went to Markha Valley trek with Trekmunk and we all had a great time. Walking up and down the hill, coming across some beautiful sites was mesmerizing. Staying in tents was so much fun. And our guide had all the knowledge about the trek. Trekmunk is really good with its food and accommodation facilities. I highly recommend Trekmunk. Kudos to their Team.

Ladakh Motocycle Trip
Avinash Kumar

No words for the bike trip from Srinagar to Leh. One should experience it to feel it and all this because of the management of Trekmunk especially Mohit and Harshit whose efforts even made the hardest of the ride exciting adventurous and above all safe. Although some hindrances which are quite common like bike issues and medical problems arose with our co-riders, I liked the way these two guys handled it dexterously. I went with one of my best friends and came with a lot more and the trip turned out to be memories that can be cherished for a lifetime. Thanks, Team Trekmunk for giving me a wonderful experience. I can't wait to go on my next adventure with them.

No words for the bike trip from Srinagar to Leh. One should experience it to feel it and all this because of the management of Trekmunk especially Mohit and Harshit whose efforts even made the hardest of the ride exciting adventurous and above all safe. Although some hindrances which are quite common like bike issues and medical problems arose with our co-riders, I liked the way these two guys handled it dexterously. I went with one of my best friends and came with a lot more and the trip turned out to be memories that can be cherished for a lifetime. Thanks, Team Trekmunk for giving me a wonderful experience. I can't wait to go on my next adventure with them.

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