• Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Includes & Excludes

Barabhangal was once a princely state and has been a focal point for the Rajas of Kullu, Mandi, Kangra and Chamba who, time to time, invaded this state. The village is connected, by trekking trails, with Kullu and Manali, Chamba, Kangra and Mandi and is commonly known as the ‘sangam’ or confluence of various treks. It has always been the center of attraction for trekkers and mountaineers to really learn about the lives of gaddis who live here in an unscathed and conventional way.

Itinerary

Day 1: Mcleodganj to Bir- Billing by bus or jeep (89kms).
Bir is a small town and it was the capital of Barabhangal during earlier times. From Bir there is a 14km jeepable road to Billing at an elevation of 2600m. It is known as one of the best venues in the world for Hang-gliding and Paragliding. Billing is a beautiful place with lovely alpine meadows and the views of the kangra valley from here are superb as it provides a most scenic panorama of the Shivalik ranges. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 2: Billing to Rajgunda.
This is an easy trek and during summer, trekkers and gaddis are commonly seen passing through with their livestock. The trek goes to the north of Billing along a spur above the Uhl river with an easy four five hours trail to Rajgunda.

Day 3: Rajgundha to Panihardu (3693m) via Palachak (2770m)(16Km).
After rajgundha one can reach Palachak in 2 to 3 hrs. There are lovely pastures and camping ground at Palachak. It takes 4 to 5 hrs. to reach Panihardu over some snowfields and meadows during May and June; during the post monsoon there may not be snow on this trail. The trek is across rock fields and has a moderate ascent.

Day 4: Panihardu to Udeg/Marhu. (3690m) Over the pass. 17km.
This is a long haul to Marhu after crossing over the lofty Thamsar Pass. An early crossing of the pass is recommended to avoid fierce winds and inclement weather. It is a five hours of unhurried pace to the ridge with cairn, and then over the snow field to a sharp rocky rise leads to Thamsar pass. There is a beautiful small glacial lake a little below the massive expanse of the snow pass in which the shadows of the peaks are reflected. This pass is of exceptional beauty and one can behold from here both sides of the Kangra and the Ravi valleys. After about four hours of climbing down one reaches Marhu, which flat land and a camping ground.

Day 5: Marhu to Barabhangal (2541m) 9km.
It is 3 to 4 hrs downhill trek to Barabhangal village. It is situated above the confluence of the Ravi and Kalihen nullah. Barabhangal is located to the north of Mandi, southwest of Chamba separating Kangra from Kullu. Barabhangal is a solitary village at the lowest point in the valley at an elevation of 2541m.

Day 6: Barabhangal to Sukha Parao. (2990m) 10 km.
This long trek passes through forest, ridges, streams and meandering rills involving many ups and downs. This trek is a scenic feast with the panorama of peaks all around. A beautiful camping ground, with water and dead wood available is an added incentive to the trekkers.

Day 7: Sukha Parao to Lama Parao: (3150m) 9km.
This is an easy, gradual trek with moderate ascents. Total distance to be covered in a day is only 9km with various undulations through negotiable rock boulders and snow and ice patches. The day’s trek terminates at a lovely camping place.

Day 8: Lama Parao to Gwari: (3750m) 10km.
The trek, which rises steeply, is an arduous climb up to the camping ground. Gwari is situated at the foothills of kalihen pass where the kalihen steram originates and joins the Ravi River near Barabhangal. Vegetation ends at this camping site and the area presents a very fine, panorama of the Pir Panjal range and the Manimahesh and Kailash massifs.

Day 9: Gwari to Sanghor: (3600m) 15km over Kalihen Pass (4670m).
This is very tiring trek with a challenging climb of about 6 to 7km from Gwari. The entire trek passes through the glacier and over rocks with gradient near vertical right up to the pass. The climb becomes stiff before the pass but then one is rewarded adequately for one’s effort by the sublime views of the mountains of the Great Himalayas as seen from the pass. One needs balance and self-control while descending through the huge snow bed, taking care not to fall into the hidden crevasses and over loose boulders.

Day 10: Sanghor to Sanghchur:(2850m) 22km.
Sanghor to Sanghchur takes one full day and this 22km long trek becomes tiring. This trek passes through many intermediary ridges and crosses through a couple of streams on its way to Sanghchur.

Day 11: Sanghchur to Kullu/Manali: (2050m) 12km
This is comparatively an easy trail and can be covered in 3 to 4 hours. The trek descends through many villages of Kullu valley. The lush green valley with multi-coloured alpine flora and tall pine trees of considerable height provides a beautiful site.

Itineraries

Day 01

Mcleodganj to Bir- Billing by bus or jeep (89kms).

Bir is a small town and it was the capital of Barabhangal during earlier times. From Bir there is a 14km jeepable road to Billing at an elevation of 2600m. It is known as one of the best venues in the world for Hang-gliding and Paragliding. Billing is a beautiful place with lovely alpine meadows and the views of the kangra valley from here are superb as it provides a most scenic panorama of the Shivalik ranges. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 02

Billing to Rajgunda.

This is an easy trek and during summer, trekkers and gaddis are commonly seen passing through with their livestock. The trek goes to the north of Billing along a spur above the Uhl river with an easy four five hours trail to Rajgunda.

Day 03

Rajgundha to Panihardu (3693m) via Palachak (2770m)(16Km).

After rajgundha one can reach Palachak in 2 to 3 hrs. There are lovely pastures and camping ground at Palachak. It takes 4 to 5 hrs. to reach Panihardu over some snowfields and meadows during May and June; during the post monsoon there may not be snow on this trail. The trek is across rock fields and has a moderate ascent.

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Your Plan

Includes :

  • Transport cost for private departures
  • All vegetarian meals beginning with breakfast
  • Porter/mules for client baggage (one bag per client not weighing more than 15 kgs)
  • Camping equipment
  • Professional guide

Not Included :

  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
    Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance