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Bara Bhangal Trek 13 days trip from Rumsu Base Camp

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Bara Bhangal trek stretches from an elevation of 2,050 meters to about 5,000 meters and negotiates through narrow, tricky and rocky paths which include dangerous moraines and thick glaciers. The journey takes you through different altitude levels at every hour and crosses several high altitude mountain passes. The steep and strenuous climb becomes worthy when one captures the magnificent view of peaks like Indrasan, Deo Tibba and Hanuman Tibba. Further, the evergreen valley is dotted with several alpine trees and shelters varied species of Himalayan birds and animals, lush green meadows that is crisscrossed by numerous small gushing streams.

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Day 1: Reporting at Rumsu base camp All the participants will report at Rumsu base camp by 8 AM and will undergo registration process. Freshening up and breakfast will happen at the base camp. Post breakfast we will go for an acclimatization walk. Lunch at 1 PM. Post lunch orientation. Orientation will cover all the general instructions that could be helpful for the trek like back packing, marching technique and medical awareness. Post snacks we will have an ice breaking session. Overnight stay at Rumsu base camp. Day 2: Jeep ride from from base camp to Hadimba Temple The trek starts from the Hadimba Temple(2050 meters) and climbs up the Deodar forest and dense wild grasses to Lama Dugh(3,000 meters). Meanwhile in the trek, one can keep getting amazing aerial views of Manali. The trek route is steep at some places and takes a total of 5 to 6 hours for Lama Dugh campsite. The campsite is just next to a stream surrounded with green meadow. Trek Duration: 6 hours. Level: Moderate. Overnight at Lama Dugh Campsite Day 03: Trek from Lama Dugh to Riyali Thach The trek from Lama Dugh climbs further up to a height of 3,800 meters taking one to Manali Pass. The views of Chandrakhani, Deo Tibba, Pir Panjal Range  and  Dhauladhar Range are stunning from here. The trek continues at 3,800 meters for an hour and then descends for Riyali Thach campsite at 3,400 meters. Trek Duration: 7 hours. Level: Difficult. Overnight at Riyali Thach Campsite Day 04: Trek from Riyali Thach to Base of Kalihani The trek from Riyali Thach to Base of Kalihani takes around 6 to 7 hours. The trail enters into Oak Forest for an hour, crosses the Patlikuhal Nala coming from Kalihani twice and ascends for another 4 hours to reach Base of Kalihani Pass(Shinghor Campsite) at 3,800 meters. The place is visited commonly by shepherd people to graze their flocks for it’s rich pastures.Trek Duration: 7 hours. Level: Moderate. Overnight at Base of Kalihani Day 05: Trek from Base of Kalihani to Kalihani Lake
The trek starts early from Base of Kalihani for the pass. The trail goes steep via some moraines and glacier walk for Kalihani top at 4,800 meters. The views of Mani Mahesh, Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges are stunning from here. Descend further via glacier walk to reach Kalihani Lake campsite. The campsite is just next to a series of three glaciated lake. Trek Duration: 7 hours. Level: Difficult. Overnight at Kalihani Lake
Day 06: Trek from Kalihani Lake to Devi Ki Marhi
The trek from Kalihani lake to Devi ki Marhi is a gradual descend but it’s difficult as the major part of the trek goes on moraines and gullies. The entire trek lies next to the kalihani river that joins other tributaries to form Ravi at Bara Banghal. Devi ki Marhi campsite is just next to the river and has a temple related to one of the local deity of shepherds. Trek Duration: 6 hours. Level: Moderate. Overnight at Devi Ki Marhi Campsite
Day 07: Trek from Devi Ki Marhi to Dal Marhi The trek from Devi ki Marhi starts with crossing of the stream in the morning when the flow is low. The trek then continues again next to the Kalihani river for some part with two major climbs for Dal Ki Marhi campsite. The entire place is very commonly visited by shepherds with their flocks from Kangra district for it’s rich pastures. Trek Duration: 7 hours. Level: Difficult. Overnight at Dal Marhi Campsite Day 08: Trek from Dal Marhi camsite to Bara Banghal The trek from Dal Ki Marhi campsite climbs again for 200 meters till 3,700 meters, continues for an hour at the same height before descending to 2,400 meters of Bara Banghal. The trek is long and takes around total of 7 hours with 4 to 5  hours of descend towards Bara Banghal. Encounter birch, blue pine and rhododendron forest on the way before entering into the farmlands of the local villagers. Trek Duration: 7 hours. Level: Difficult. Overnight at BAra Banghal village Day 09: Rest at Bara Banghal Enjoy your day at Bara Banghal. Day 10: Trek from Bara Banghal village to Marh The trek from Bara Bangal to Marh(Base camp for Thamsar Pass) is a long climb of 1,400 meters along the left bank of Thamsar Nala for 4 to 5 hours before one crosses the Nala and comes on the right bank.The trail then continues for another 2 hours with an easy climb and last hour a steep climb for Marh campsite. Trek Duration: 6 hours. Level: Difficult. Overnight at Marh campsite. Day 11: Trek from Marh to Bhed Pal The trek from Marh for Thamsar Pass starts early and goes past two glacial lakes. The views of Pir Panjal Range and Mani Mahesh from the pass are breathtaking. Descend for an hour and cross a large glacial lake on the way to reach Bhed Pal campsite. The campsite is at the confluence of tributaries which form Ulh River. Trek Duration: 7 hours. Level: Difficult. Overnight at Bhed Pal campsite. Day 12: Trek from Bhed Pal campsite to Plachak
The trek from Bhed Pal Campsite continues to the left bank of Ulh River acorss spruce, oak and rhododendron forest. Plachak campsite has a forest rest house too. Trek Duration: 7 hours. Level: Moderate. Overnight at Plachak campsite
Day 13: Trek from Plachak to Bada Gran village The trek from Plachak to Bada Gran continues on the right bank for around 2 hours, cross the river and then continue for another 2 hours to reach Bada Gran village. Departure will be given at 4 PM from Bada Gran. Transport facility are available from the village for Billing, Mandi and Dharmshala.


  • Things to Carry for Bara Bhangal Trek
  • Socks (4 pairs)
  • Thermal wear (1-2 pairs)
  • Trekking shoes (should have ankle support, good grip, and waterproof)
  • Snow gloves/normal gloves
  • Sunglasses/goggles
  • Lunch box, water bottle, spoon
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Personal medication
  • Raincoat
  • Torch and batteries
  • Rucksack bag
  • Medical certificate

  • Cost? ?Inclusions:
  • Steel Plate, Mug, and rucksack can be issued at the base camp for no extra cost
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • First aid
  • Camping ground booking
  • Forest permit
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner)
  • Group Insurance
  • Cost? ?Exclusions:
  • Cost of Emergency
  • Personal Porter Charges
  • Bottled water
  • Any personal expense
  • Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancellation before 10 days: Rs 4000 + Train and bus tickets cancellation charges
  • Cancellation within 10 days: NO REFUND

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