Singhar pass

This pass is one of the difficult passes of the Dhauladhar range and is not very common amongst trekkers due to its very difficult approach. Local gaddis are frequently seen crossing this pass during summer and autumn with their flocks of sheep and goats. They take their flocks regularly across this pass for grazing up to Manimahesh and Lahaul and Spiti. It is interesting that these gaddi herdsmen, who are semi-nomadic, have been allotted pasturelands in very remote areas of Lahaul and Spiti. They cross these passes twice in a year with their livestocks. This pass is crossable by men and goats only; mules cannot cross this pass. Singhar the ‘Killer’ according to the local people is very unpredictable pass and one cannot be sure of weather conditions on it. Clouds emerge suddenly with strong winds and thunders; thus reducing the temperature considerably. Due to abrupt change in weather, situation at times become fatal for the trekkers.

7
4473M
Very Difficult
May to November

Itinerary

Day 1 49km Mcleodganj to Palampur/Bandla. By Bus

Day 2 12km Bandla to Khala (2757 m)

Day 3 8km Khala to Thatri (3300M)

Day 4 7km Thatri to Chunja Base Camp (3693M.)

Day 5 11km Chunja Base Camp to Singhar Pass and back to Chunja Base Camp.

Day 6 15km Chunja Base camp to Khala.

Day 7 55km Khala /Palampur and Mcleodganj by Bus.

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