SEASONSeptember – October (snow permitting)
MAX. ALTITUDE4800 Meters (Max. Elevation)
TREK DURATION14-15 Days
This trek route follows an old Shepard trail between Kangra and Kullu. Starting through the dense forests and Alpine meadows, the trail climbs over the high mountain passes finally into Kangra, the most scenic Valley in Western Himalayas. Each day trek winds through beautiful but diversified landscapes. This is another World, decorated by the variety of high altitude Himalayan Flora, This area is also popular for the Himalayan Brown Bear, black bear and other Himalayan Fauna Comprising of fox, leopard, Musk Deer, Monkeys, Giant Indian Flying Squirrel etc. A trek that leaves one wondering at the awesome beauty of Himalaya. Along the trail, an ample opportunity to explore the remote Gaddhi Villages, which remain in isolation for most of the year.
Starting from Manali, the trail gradually climbs to the lush green meadow of Lama dugh. Next part of the walk is through the Moraine affording magnificent view of the mountain peaks of Kullu and Lahaul, steep climb to the top of The Kali Hani Pass . Descent on the moraine to the bank of a stream. The journey now winds down to the valley floor along the Soony River to the ancient Village of Bara Bhangal. Bara Bhangal: A remote and isolated Village inhabited by the Gaddhi’s who lead a nomadic life. From here we trek amidst the spectacular view of Dhauladhar Range over Thamsar Pass from rocky and glacial terrain to the softer landscape. Last part of the trek is through meadows, forests and the cascading waterfalls; soon the tiny villages makes appearance literally hanging on the shoulders of the hillside, giving them a surrealistic appearance. Providing an extensive view of the Kangra Valley the trek finally ends at Bir – A small Tibetan Village that has a monastery. From Bir one can drive to Dharamsala or for onward journey to Delhi.