This Pass is one of the difficult Passes of the Dhauladhar ranges and is not very common among trekkers due to its very difficult approach & terrain.
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Day 1: Arrival at Palampur town.
Palampur is 40 km from Gaggal airport, is a small hill station situated on a plateau with a backdrop of Dhauladhar range. Palampur is surrounded by green tea gardens and forests of pine and deodar.
Day 2: Palampur to Thatri : (2900 m) 12 km.
The trek starts from Dhanetar village in Palampur which is 5km by road via Bandla village from Palampur town. This is the last village en-route. From Dhanetar village there is a steep climb further and the trail continues across a number of ridges involving steep ascents all along the route to Khala.
Thatri is further 4km from Khala a beautiful campsite with green meadows spread over a huge area.
Day 3: Thatri to Chunja : (3693 m)
The route goes up through Nehar, crosses the glacier on Nullah to the right side, and climbs steeply to Panihartu, a camping place below a big overhang rock. From Panihartu, route to Chunja is very steep, toiling. This is the most difficult and toughest part of the trek.
Day 4: Chunja to Singhar Pass (4473 m) and back to Chunja.
From Chunja onwards the route is clear and climbs moderately although the climb is steep at places. Unlike, other passes, this pass offers an unobstructed view of the interior of the Kangra valley and the panorama of the mountains towards the Pir Panjal range.
Day 5: - Chunja to Palampur via Thatri, Khala and Dhanetar. (16 km).
Climbing down is much difficult than climbing up. Chunja to Thatri has to be negotiated with the utmost care and balance. After this, the route is clear till Dhanetar village. The trek ends at Dhanetar village after this by taxi/cab to Palampur.
- 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.