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Packages » Himachal Packages » Package H014

BHAWA PASS TREK

Package Code: H014

Duration: 12 NIGHTS/ 13 DAYS

BEST TIME: MID JULY - SEPTEMBER

ACCOMMODATION: 5 NIGHTS IN HOTEL AND 7 NIGHTS IN TENTED CAMP
Minimum People Required: TWO
Level of Endurance: MODERATE TO HIGH moderate

MAXIMUM ELEVATION: BHAWA PASS (5020 MTS.)



Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Solang

A Nomadier representative will be waiting for you at ‘Manali’, Bus stand or ‘Kullu Airport’ and welcome you to the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh. We would straight away head towards our hotel in Solang Valley. Later after you have acclimatized and relaxed, depending on the time we would move to the valley to do adventure activities like paragliding, zorbing, quad biking, cable car riding, etc. (Optional at extra charges). We will spend the night at the hotel.

 

Day 02: Acclimatizing and Exploring Manali

By the second day, you would have acclimatized to the climate and the altitude. After breakfast we would move to do river rafting (Optional at extra charges). Then later post lunch, we would explore the places in ‘Manali’. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 03: Solang to Kaza (3600 Mts.) (Approx 200 kms.) (Drive - Approx 08 - 09 hrs)
We start the day by driving along the ‘Beas River’ upstream along the left bank and through the villages of ‘Bahang’ and ‘Palchan’. These are the few last inhabited villages in the ‘Kullu Valley’ beyond ‘Manali’. From here we start the climb from ‘Palchan’ village to ‘Rohtang – La’ via ‘Gulaba’ and ‘Marhhi’. We also pass through ‘Kunzum La’ pass. In summer, one can see masses of Indian honeymooners visiting ‘Marhhi’ and ‘Rohtang – La’ to enjoy the snow, which stays usually up to July. We would stop for a while on top of the pass. After a downhill drive, we turn right towards the east and drive upstream along for another 16 km and reach the hutment of ‘Chahatru’. We drive through the village of ‘Lossar’ and stop to visit the monastery in the ‘Spiti Valley’. Villages are built around occasional springs, streams or flat lands. Later, we drive through the villages of ‘Hansa’, and ‘Kyato’ village which are across the ‘Spiti River’. After a long drive we finally reach Kaza and rest for the day in the hotel.

 

Day 04: Kaza and Around Kaza

Today we visit the places near Kaza and spend some time resting. In Kaza we visit the highest altitude school – Tibetan Village School. This school is remarkable considering the height at which it is stationed. We would interact with the students and later go back to hotel for the night. We also visit the famous ‘Ki-Gompa’ and ‘Kibber’, which are the highest inhabited villages in the world at an altitude of 4,303 mts. Overnight in hotel.

 

Day 05: Kaza – Hikim (Sangam via Dhankar) (Drive - Approx 06 - 07 hrs) (150 kms.)

After having an early breakfast, we drive on the link road and climb steeply to the most incredibly situated ‘Gompa’ – ‘Dhankar Gompa’. It is perched high on barren rocky mountain slopes and as we progress, the whole ‘Dhankar Village’ opens up in front of you like a miracle. We undertake a half-hour walk to reach the ‘Gompa’ and explore its magnificence. The 6th century ‘Dhankhar Gompa’, though well not preserved, still has some brilliant original ‘Thankhas’ and statues tucked away in dark rooms. After the beautiful visit, we return to the main road and drive to the bridge of ‘Attergu’, and cross the ‘Spiti River’. We also drive through the villages of ‘Pockchung’, ‘Khar’ and ‘Sangam’. Our campsite is laid out in ‘Sangam’ and we halt here. In the afternoon we walk around and explore the ‘Pin Valley’ and visit the monastery at ‘Ghungri’. The monastery is believed to be founded by ‘Guru Padmasambhava’ and has undergone repeated repairs but contains some carved wooden specimens, which are definitely old. After a tiresome day, we return to our camp to sleep overnight.

 

Day 06: Sangam – Tiling (Trek - Approx 04 - 05 hrs)
Today we trek along the hill walk through the rocky terrain with wonderful views of the ‘Pin Valley’, ‘Khar’ and ‘Sangam’. Later, we trek along the high banks of the river for a couple of hours, going over rocky land, meadows and cultivated fields up to the village of ‘Tiling’ and camp for the night. Overnight at tented camp.

 

Day 07: Tiling – Mud Purkha - (3823 Mts.) (Trek - Approx 04 - 05 hrs)
The trial follows the ‘Pin River’ for a while, before a short steep climb which is followed by a gradual climb up the hillside and along vast meadows covered with a great variety of mountain flowers and berries. We walk past a few isolated houses and irrigated fields and reach the ‘Village of Mud’ which lies across the ‘Pin River’. The camp is set for the night over here. Overnight at tented camp.

 

Day 08: Mud Purkha – Base Camp (Baldhar) - (Trek - Approx 05 - 06 hrs)
The day begins with a gradual climb, followed by a steep ascent on scree rubble. Today’s trek is situated right below the ‘Bhawa Pass’. We would be setting up a base camp to cross the pass at an altitude of 9,000 ft. We camp on the opposite banks of the stream. Overnight at tented camp.

 

Day 09: Base Camp – Kara Over Bhawa Pass (5020 Mts.) - (Trek - Approx 06 - 07 hrs)
Today we cross the high point of our trek – ‘Bhawa Pass’. The going will be rugged for most the day, as we would be walking over moraine, scree, boulder fields and a push through the snowfields to the top. This route needs particular attention as it does not have any defined trail. However, after crossing the pass a steep descent will lead you to the campsite at Kara. It is located at the bank of the ‘River Bhawa’ with vast pastures of grass. It is an ideal location for a camp; we would retire for the night here.

 

Day 10: Kara – Gulling (3631 Mts.) (Trek - Approx 05 - 06 hrs)
Today we start with a gradual descent down the valley. The trail widens as you reach the junction of two streams. We cross the stream and continue on till we reach the valley floor, which is usually covered in wildflowers during August. Later after a short climb we ascend and cross the stream and reach a beautiful glade amidst prime ‘Cedar’ trees. The night will be spent in tented camp.

 

Day 11: Gulling – Kafnnu (Trek - Approx 07 - 08 hrs) - Sarhan - (2042 Mts.) (Drive - Approx 03 - 04 hrs) (50 - 60 kms.)
We descend through an incredible mix of ‘Cedar’ forests till we reach the ‘Kafnu Village’ where transport awaits us for the drive to ‘Sarhan’. In ‘Sarhan’ we would visit the ‘Bhimakali Temple’ and get magnificent views of ‘Shrikhand Peaks’. Our camp has been laid out here, and we retire for the night in tented camp.

 

Day 12: Sarhan – Shimla via Rampur (Approx 1350 Mts.) 192 kms. (Drive - Approx 07 - 08 hrs)
The last day of the expedition, starts with a visit to ‘Rampur’. It is the erstwhile Himalayan Kingdom of ‘Rampur Bushehar’ and offers an insight into custom, religion, art and architecture of its people. It is one of the commercial towns in Himachal Pradesh and is famous for the fair ‘Lavi’. After spending time in ‘Rampur’ we resume the journey by driving to ‘Shimla’ via ‘Narkanda’. Overnight at hotel in Shimla.

 

Day 13: Check-Out And Proceed for Onward Journey

Today we will check-out from the hotel, and post breakfast/ lunch we would proceed towards the onward journey.