This trek to Thamsar pass is of exceptional beauty, nature blessed and one can behold from here both sides of the Kangra and the Chamba valley.
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This pass is of exceptional beauty and one can behold from here both sides of the Kangra and the Ravi valleys. 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.
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 Thamsar Pass (4704m) and back to Panihardu (7 to 8 hrs).
An early start to this pass is recommended to avoid fierce winds and inclement weather. It is a four 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.
Day 5: Panihardu to Barot town via Palachak and Baragraon (28kms).
After breakfast following the same route to Palachak and Baragraon. Baragraon is about 14km trek from Panihardu. The trek ends at Baragraon where buses and jeeps are easily available. Barot town is 14kms from here.
Barot is a beautiful place on the bank of river Uhl. Situated in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh at an elevation of 1835 meters. It is famous for its Trout Fish Farm and the number of trekking trails passes through this valley. Trout fishing is the most popular activity in Barot Valley and attracts a large number of anglers to this place.
Overnight stay at Barot valley.
Day 6: Departure from Barot to Dharamshal, Manali, Chandigarh or Pathankot as per the group demand and further plans.
- 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.