Trek to Bada Bhangal village in Kangra valley in Himachal Pradesh. Tribal trail for shepherd from Bir Billing to Bada Bhangal village to Manali. Bada Bhangal village most tribal part of Himachal and the trek which still followed by locals for trade more than tourist.
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Trek to Bada Bhangal village in Kangra valley in Himachal Pradesh. Tribal trail for shepherd from Bir Billing to Bada Bhangal village to Manali. Bada Bhangal village most tribal part of Himachal and the trek which still followed by locals for trade more than tourist. Bada Bhangal village is open for 6 monts in a year. Rest of the time trails to Bada Bhangal village closed due to bad weather and heavy snowfall in the mountain passes. People of Bada Bhangal village has two houses – one at Bada Bhangal village and other at lower reion of kangra valley. Bada Bhangal village is the part of Kangra district .
Reach Bir at designated guest house by your own. Free day to explore Bir. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Bir to Billing(16 km/ 1 hr drive, 2400 mts)
The trek starts from the small village of Bir, a mixed community of all clans and, and more recent Tibetan settlements. Before starting your day walk you visit the most beautiful monastery at Sherabling near Bir. From Bir it is about 8 kms on a steep short cut trail to Billing. Night stay in tents.
Billing to Rajgunda (2640M) 13 kms, 5 hours walk
After a short ascent for half an hour we enter the forest of rhododendron and deodar trees. It is almost a gradual ascent for two hours to reach Chaina, from where we descend down to Rajgunda village. Night stay In tents.
Rajgunda to Plachak (2920 M), 09 kms
This short stage in included in order to get acclimatized to the steep increase in the altitude. Night stay in tents.
Plachak to Paniharthu (3750 M), 12 kms, 5 to 6 hours walk
Day 5,Plachak to Paniharthu (3750 M), 12 kms, 5 to 6 hours walk
It is steep ascent for few hours to reach Paniharthu, the base of Thamsar Pass. During early summer we already find snow and ice near Paniharthu. Camp hear for overnight stay.
Paniharthu – Thamsar Pass (4800M) – Marhu (4150M)
Leave after an early breakfast. It takes 05 hours to reach the pass after negotiating through patches of glacier and moraines. From the pass we have superb view of the high Himalayan peaks and the ravi valley below. Another three hours to go down to the next camping place at Marhu.
Marhu – Barabhangal Village(2450 M) 8 kms
Three hours to go down to Barabhangal, one of the most remote villages in Himachal Pradesh. The village remain cut off from the outside world for almost six months in a year due to heavey snowfall on Thamsar pass which is the only easy route we can approach the village. It is interesting to find that some of the villagers especially the oder people have never been out of the village all their life and have not seen even the small wonders of the outside world. For example they never sat in a bus or a car. Camp near the village. Afternoon explore the village of Barabhangal.
Bada bhangal Village to Suni Got (3500M), 14 kms, 6/7 Hours walk
After crossing the ravi river over a wooden bridge we enter into no man’s zone land. There is no human habitation after Barabhangal village until we reach Manali. We come across several shepherd camps to reach Suni got. Night stay in tents.
Suni got to Lambaparh (3715 M)14 kms, 6 Hours walk
Uphill and downhill walk takes us to Lambaparh, a long green pasture where we camp for overnight stay.
Lambaparh to Devi Marhi (4230M) 11 kms
Walk along the alpine pasture until you reach Kalihani Nullah(stream) that originates from Kalihani glacier. From here we start to ascend towards Kalihani pass. Devi Marhi is a temporary shepherd encampment where they stay overnight begore crossing over Kalihani Pass. Camp here for overnight stay.
Devi Marhi – Kalihani Pass (4800M)- Sanghur Got 14 kms, 7 to 8 Hours walk
Leave after an early breakfast. Walking over the glacier it takes 4 hours to reach the Pass. From the pass we have a good view of the high Himalayan peaks and the valley below. It takes another 3 hours to walk down to the camping place.
Shanghur Got to Lambadugh (2600 M), 16 kms, 6 hours walk
This day we walk on the long green pasture to reach our next camping place at Lambadugh.
Lambadugh – Manali 12 kms, 4 hours walk
Last day of our trek. Downhill walk throught the forest takes us to Hadimba, the road-head above Manali. After a short drive you reach Manali. Check in Hotel in Manali.
Rest day in Manali. Explore on your own.
Manali – Delhi
Morning free time in Manali. Later afternoon transfer to bus station in Manali to board overnight Volvo bus (13 hours Journey) to Delhi.
- Accommodation for 01 night stay at Hotel in Bir and 01 night at Raj Gundha in dome tents on twin/triple sharing basis.
- Meals from Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on day 3 as per itinerary.
- Accompanied by local guide for trekking.
- Bir to Bada Gran 70 km drive and Billing to Bir 16 km drive .
- Trekking on day 2 and on day 3.
- Enroute visit Barot on day 2.
- Trek start at 0800 hrs.
- Sleeping bags, mattress and dome tents provided for stay at Raj gundha.
- Delhi to Bir and Bir to Delhi Volvo buses.
- Paragliding session of 15-30 mins. from Billing to Bir on day 1.
- Visit to 9th century Baijnath temple and Palpung Sherabling Monastery, Bhattu.
- Travel insurance covering medical evacuation, hospitalization, baggage insurance and trip cancellation.
- Any meals other than specified in the program.
- Any en-route or personal expenses such as alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, tips & gratuities, laundry etc.
- Videography of Paragliding, supplement charges for GOPRO video is INR 500/-, provided by pilot and ask him for the same.
- Personal equipment for trek like clothes, shoes, day packs, personal medical kit etc. However, light weight carry-mattresses with sleeping bags will be provided by us inside the tents during the trek.
- Any exigency expenses caused by or liability for disturbance in trip program due to circumstances beyond our normal control. Such as airline delays, road blocks, vehicle malfunctions, weather conditions, sickness, natural disasters, riots etc.