|Tour Rating: ★★★★☆
|15 Days | 14 Night | Manali
Manali | Bir | Dharamsala
This trek is one of the most scenic and challenging trek in Noth India. The trek starts from Manali through Thamsar pass and ends in Bir. The trek starts with lush green forest through the alpine meadows with breadth taking view of the Himalayas.
Following the narrow trekking rout with a steep and challenging climb through high passes following the shepherd’s trail. This trail takes you through glaciers, rocky path, and green meadows.
Day 1: Delhi to Manali 570 14hrs bus journey.
A bus will be booked for you. Details of the bus will be shared on the day of the journey.
Day 2: Arrive Manali (day free)
On arrival, our representative will take you to the Hotel reserved for you. After check-in to the hotel breakfast will be served. The taxi will be reserved for you the whole day any further plans for the day can be discussed with our representative.
Day 3: Manali to Lamadugh (2500 m) 5. Trek day 1
The first day of the trek leads through cool forests of giant Deodars (Cedar), climb gently through Manalsu valley with the Manalsu torrent for company. Campsite in the lush green meadow of Lamadugh.
Day 4: Lamadugh to Dohra Nalla (3100 m) over Khanpari pass (3600 m) 6hours. Trek day 2
The trail now begins to ascend steeply through woodlands and meadows. With wild alpine flowers strewn all around, the brilliant shrubs of Rhododendron and Birch pave the way to the pass after which a descent leads to the campsite.
Day 5: Dohra Nalla to Sangohar, the base of Kali Hani (3800 m) 5 hours 30minutes. Trek day 3
A lovely walk through the lush forest and over the debris of glaciers; a short ascend to the campsite, all around the famous mountain peaks of the Kullu and Lahoul valleys afford an unforgettable evening.
Day 6: Sangohar to Gaddi Gote (3600 m) over Kalihali pass (4800 m) 8 hours. Trek day 4
Today the landscape slowly begins to change, as forests and meadows give way to rocky outcrops with patches of snow starring to appear. A rather steep climb through glacial debris and snow and the top of the pass is reached. Breath taking views envelop the crest of the pass and after a brief stopover, descending through glacier and moraine leads to the campsite on the bank of the sparkling mountain stream.
Day 7: Gaddi Gote to Lamba Phad (3300 m) 4 hours; Trek 5
Now the trail leads down into the Soony river via Devi Gote. A small temple constructed by the shepherds (Gaddies) for the protection of the sheep and themselves from the natural catastrophes and the animal. Pay the homage to the Goddess and continue to the campsite.
Day 8: Lamba Phad to Soony (3500 m) 5 hours; Trek6
Leaving this beautiful campsite behind, the path winds through rocky terrain and soon is replaced by meadows again. The trail begins to ascend, a forest begins to appear, the river rushes through spectacular gorges as soon as crossed via a snow bridge or temporary wooden bridge, campsite is reached.
Day 9: Soony to Bara Bhangal (2540 m) 6 hours. Trek day 7
The trail now winds its way down towards the valley floor, after which almost level walk leads to the camp just before the tiny ancient village of Bara Bhangal.
Day 12: Visit the village. Trek day 8
A remote and isolated village which is through only for four or five months in a year, is inhabited by the legendary Himalayan shepherds (the Gaddies) who lead a nomadic life. They lead their vast flocks of sheep and goats in high mountain summer pastures and in autumn returning back to their isolated existence in the village.
Day 13: Bara Bhangal base of Thamsar pass (3500 m) 6 hours. Trek day 9
A steady climb to the camp site, the scenery changes there quite dramatically while the air became cooler. The chill of the evening is replaced with the comfortable warmth of a lively campfire.
Day 14: Base to Panihartu (3200 m) over Thamsar pass 6 to 7 hours. Trek day 10
Today the trail steeply emerges from the rocky and glacial terrain in to the softer landscape. The lakes on both side of the pass offer a spectacular view of Dhauladhar range with mighty Manimahesh Tibba on the north of the pass. Steep descend to the campsite of the Pannihartu.
Day 14: Panihartu to Raj Gundha (2900 m) 6 Hours. Trek day 11
A very pleasant walk through a leafy bridle path meadows forest and the cascading waterfall; soon, the tiny village makes appearance literally hanging on the shoulders of the hill side, giving them a magical, surrealistic appearance.
Day 15: Raj Gundha to Bir (2080 m) 6 hours; Trek12 and Dharamsala
The trail goes through the forest of oak and rhododendron. From Billing direct descend to the Bir. As the Billing is well known for the paragliding, the participants from all over the India as well as foreigners use to take part in the competition. On the way extensive view of the lush green Kangra valley are speated and soon the steep descend ends at the tiny Tibetan settlement of Bir. A delightful last day of this most wondrous trek through the land of the legendary Gaddis, tough and wiry Himalayan shepherds.
Drive to Dharamsala, On the way visit the Tibetan settlement and the monastery at Bir, Chamunda Devi temple in Palampur. After 50 kms of drive, reached Dharamsala, O/N in the hotel
Day 15: Visit Mac-Leodganj, night bus to Delhi. (end of tour)
Visit the residence of H.H. the Dalailama and the Tibetan handicraft centre. O/N in hotel.
• Transport from Manali town to trekking point
• All Vegetarian meal while trekking, lunch pack.
• Kitchen team with all necessary items.
• Professional trekking guide
• Sleeping bag & Mattress.
• Mule / Horses / Porters for transportation of the baggage and Kitchen.
• Two men spacious tents, Dining tent, toilet tent.
• Common medical kit.
• Hotels and meals in Manali
• Day 01 Breakfast & Day 3 Dinner.
• Beverages except boiled water while in camp
• Medical evacuation
• Tipping to Staff.
• Refund to any unused services and no show at the meeting point,
• Any expenses arise due to unforeseen circumstances like sickness,
• if anyone quite the trek by any reason, road blocks, landslides, etc.
• Items of personal nature.