Bara Bhangal Trek is limited to people experienced in travelling in the rugged back country and with solid know - how of hiking and camping. One of the more challenging routes, it takes one from the lush green Kullu valley to the stark landscapes of Bara Bhangal range. But for the trouble taken, Bara Bhangal Trek is a very fruitful trek for the people who are looking for isolated and in-tune-with-nature routes.The eleven days Bara Bhangal Trek commences from Manali and takes you through Lama Dugh crossing Thanpri Tibba, glimpsing Manali on the run, just in time to reach our destination for the day-Riyali Thach.

  • Total Duration of the trip: 12 Days
  • Type: Diffucult Trekking
  • Maximum Elevation: 14000 ft.
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult
  • Starting Point of the Trek: Manali
  • Price for Foreign Nationals is € 1050 per person( Read FAQ's, Inclusions and Exclusions for further details)
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Per Person Cost

₹29,000.00

All Inclusive: Accommodation, Meals, Trek Guide, Equipments. Excludes Service Tax of 9% as per updated Government Regulations

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Manali

Arrival at Manali. Spend most of the day to Acclimatize your body and adjust to change in temperature and altitude.

Day 02: Manali – Lama Dugh (3017m)

Day 1 to Lama Dugh is a climb through thick forest and lush green landscape. As one gains height the climb becomes steeper and the distinct views of different faces of Indrasan, Deo Tibba and peaks of Bara Shigri glacier open up. In the last leg, the path turns to the right and one traverses the ridge and enters the campsite on an alpine plateau studded with thick growth of alpine flowers. Dinner and overnight at camp at lama Dugh.

Day 03: Lama Dugh – Riyali Thach (3400m)

Have breakfast and Head towards Riyali Thach on Day 2.The height gain on this day is approximately 1000m. The trek is through a steep ridge below Khand Pari Tibba (4000m). From this point, one can have a magnificent glimpse of Manali, situated on the left bank of River Beas and the whole upper Kullu valley, which appears swathed in the different colors of the season. Dinner and overnight at camp at Riyali Thach.

Day 04: Riyali Thach – Base of Kalihani Pass (4010m)

Day 03 takes you base camp of Kalihani Pass.The trail proceeds initially over open meadows and then followed by a steep descent to a fast flowing stream. Crossing it, the path continues in a steep climb for about three hours till you arrive at the camp at the base of the Kalihani Pass.Catch the close glimpses of Deo Tibba and Indrasan peaks from the campsite. Dinner and overnight at camp at Kalihani Pass.

Day 05: Base of Kalihani Pass (4010m) - Lama Paro

The trek on this is fairy long and takes upto 5 to 6hours of continuous walking.Overnight at camps at lama paro.

Day 06: Lama paro to Devi ki Marh

The day is a long, ardrous journey with a steep climb to the pass crossing a stretch of scree, a morraine and the Kalihani glacier. Take time off at the pass to get a splendid 360 degree view of majestic glaciers, the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. A steep descent across another glacier and beautiful glacial lakes will bring you to the camp at the Gaddi campsite of Devi ki Marhi. Dinner and overnight at camp Devi ki Marh.

Day 07: Devi Ki Marhi to Dal Marhi

A 7 hours arduous walk crossing over the Kalihani Nullah and descending into the oak and birch forest.Most of path thorughout then is flat with few ups and downs. Just before the end of day, a steep climb makes it a little difficult and test your strength before you arrive at the Dal Marhi campsite.Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 08: Dal Marhi to Bara Bhangal Village

Day 8 is easy and gives you much time to relax from the tiring trail over last few days.The trail continues along River Ravi into the through the deodar forest to Bara Bhangal Village. Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 09: Bara Bhangal to Mardh Campsite on Thamsar Pass

Day 9 head over to Thamsar Pass.The trail follows up through pine, deodar and birch forests accompanied by mountain streams to create a magical landscape.The campsite at Mardh is just few meters awaw from Thamsar Glacier. Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 10: Mardh Campsite to Thumsar pass lake camp

Day 10 Head over to Plachak lake Crossing Thumsar Lake. The day requires all your strength to cross over a steep ascent a moraine, scree and glacier.The climb is finally finishes at a small lake just below the pass. From Thumsar pass catch a glimpse of the exotic Kangra valley. Overnight at Lake.

Day 11: Thumsar pass lake to Rajgundha

Day 11 is the easiest out of all days.The path is flat,easy,passing through pine forests with numerous mountain streams. The valley widens giving you endless views of Kangra valley.Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 12: Rajgundha to Billing and Manali

Final Day to Billing and the trek ends.

FAQ's

Question 1- Is this Trek Safe for Amateurs

Some Degree of Fitness is required to Complete this trek. An experience into High Altitude Trekking Expeditions is required and can safely complete this trek with in the designated time.

Question 2- What is the maximum Altitude Covered

The maximum altitude covered during the trek is 15000 ft.

Question 3- What are the place covered in this trek.(Important)

The places covered are Manali,Riyali Thach, Lamadugh,Kalihani Base Camp,Kalihani pass,Lama Padh, Devi ki Marhi,Bara Bhangal Village and Pass

Question 4 -How will we deal with altitude acclimation?At higher altitudes

The kind we experience frequently on our treks- your cardiac and pulmonary systems are affected by lower oxygen density. Our bodies must adjust to the mountain elevation gradually, or we can become ill. Physical symptoms can range from general breathing difficulties all the way to acute mountain sickness (altitude sickness, soroche, or "the bends"). To avoid altitude-related maladies, we pace our treks appropriately and incorporate acclimatization days throughout the itinerary. There are points throughout many treks during which trekkers may choose to either tackle additional hikes/day trips or rest and relax as their bodies demand.


Question 5 -How do Foreign Nationals Make the Payment

Prices, Inclusions and Exclusions are different for Foreign and Indian Nationals.Please read the Inclusion and Exclusion thoroughly before making the payment
All Payment solution is available securely by Net banking, International Debit and Credit Cards and Pay pal.

Question 6- What physical criteria will ensure I'm fit enough to trek?

Good overall fitness, flexibility, and healthy will ensure you trek safely and comfortably. Those with acute or chronic health conditions impacting their stamina, range of motion, coordination, or balance may have difficulty completing the trek. If you are in doubt about your own physical readiness, consult a physician well in advance of booking your trip! General hiking experience and comfort with the idea of multi-day hiking will also ensure you are 100% ready to trek!

Question 7- What do I need to know about sun protection?

It may seem counter-intuitive, but your skin is in more danger of sun damage on the mountains than while at the beach! The sun's intensity increases dramatically as we rise in altitude, and fresh snow reflects exponentially more UV rays than does the sand. You will need to protect your skin with clothing and sunblock. A sunblock specifically for mountain conditions is recommended. If you wear prescription eyeglasses its recommend that you get your prescription fitted to sunglasses.

Question 8-What happens if I get sick or injured while trekking?

We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will rescue you to the nearest Sattelite town.

Question 9-Are solo female travelers safe on Himalayan treks?
We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Indian himalayas, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have longstanding, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

Question 10-What communication options exist while trekking?
What communication options exist while trekking?
It varies. Mobile coverage is expanding around the world rapidly, and the Himalayas are no different… did you know that 3G coverage is available all over Mount Everest? There is no guarantee of uninterrupted coverage.

Inclusion

  • Inclusions for Indian Travellers


  • 1- Accommodation in Hotel/ Guest house in Manali on Day 1 and Day 12
    2- Accommodation in tents Triple sharing basis while camping during trekking.
    3- All meals – starting Breakfast on day 2 to dinner on day 12 (All Veg Meals)
    4- Eccentric Travels Trip Leader.
    5- Services of an experienced and certified Mountaineer & trekking route guide.
    6- Cook & attendant during the trekking
    7- All necessary technical equipments required for the trek(Sleeping bags, Sleeping Mats, Camps)
    8- Camping Fees, Entry fees and Trekking Permits.
    9- Porterage fees for Carrying Kitchen/camping equipments/Luggage

  • Inclusions for Indian Travellers



  • 1- Accommodation in Hotel/ Guest house in Manali on Day 1 and Day 12
    2- Accommodation in tents Twin sharing basis while camping during trekking.
    3- All meals – starting Breakfast on day 2 to dinner on day 12 (All Veg Meals)
    4- Eccentric Travels Trip Leader.
    5- Services of an experienced and certified Mountaineer & trekking route guide.
    6- Cook & attendant during the trekking
    7- All necessary technical equipments required for the trek(Sleeping bags, Sleeping Mats, Camps)
    8- Camping Fees, Entry fees and Trekking Permits.
    9- Porterage fees for Carrying Kitchen/camping equipments/Luggage
    10- All Road Transfers from Manali to Trek Start Point and to Manali from Trek End point.
    11- Transfers from Delhi to Manali and Manali to Delhi By Volvo Bus Service
    12- Service Tax of 9% as applicable by govt. of India
    13- Personal Porterage Fees(1 porter per person)

    Exclusion

  • Exclusions for Indian Travellers


  • 1- All Road Transfers from Manali to Trek Start Point and to Manali from Trek End point.
    2-Transfers from Delhi to Manali and Manali to Delhi By Volvo Bus Service
    3- Meals other then mentioned in cost inclusion
    4- Trekking Shoes and clothing and other items of personal belonging.
    5- Any kind of insurance, Medical evacuation charges, Travel insurance, repatriation charges, Damages/ claims of any nature,Expenses of personal nature like telephone calls, Laundry, Any kind of hard or soft drinks.
    6- Any kind of personal clothing
    7-Any other expense not mentioned in the cost inclusion column.
    8-Personal Porterage Fees(1 porter per person)
    7- Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides , road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
    8- Service Tax of 9% as applicable by govt. of India


  • Exclusions for Foreign Travellers


  • 1- Meals other then mentioned in cost inclusion
    2- Trekking Shoes and clothing and other items of personal belonging.
    3- Any kind of insurance, Medical evacuation charges, Travel insurance, repatriation charges, Damages/ claims of any nature,Expenses of personal nature like telephone calls, Laundry, Any kind of hard or soft drinks.
    4- Any kind of personal clothing
    5-Any other expense not mentioned in the cost inclusion column.
    6- Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides , road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.

    Cancellation Policy

    Case 1- Cancellation from Customer's end

    1-30% of the deposit amount if cancelled 30 days prior to trip start date.
    2-50% of the deposit amount if cancelled 20 days prior to trip start date.
    3-90% of the Full amount if cancelled 10 days prior to trip start date.

    Case 2- Cancellation due to Natural Contingency,Political Turmoil, Disaster

    No Money will be Refunded in Case 2.

    Essentials List

    1 High Quality Winter Jacket
    3 High Quality Winter Fleece
    1 Rain Cover for Body
    2 Pair Warmers
    3 Pair Tre/Riding Pants

    Other Essential

    1 Winter Cap
    1 Pair High QualityGloves
    1 Scarf and Muffler
    1 Trek/Riding Shoe
    1 Think Outer and Thin Inner Socks
    12 Pair: Change Socks Everyday
    1-Back Pack (50-70 lt.)
    1-Rain Cover For Bags
    1-Sandals Slippers for Evenings
    2-Insulated Water bottles
    1- Trekking Pole

    Electronics

    2-Battery packs
    2 10000 MAH BATTERIES
    4-6 Camera Battery pack
    1-Head lamps

    Toilet Essential

    1 Winter Face Creme/Sun Protection
    1 Face Wash
    1 Hand Sanitiser
    1 Deodorant

    Documentation

  • Documentation for Indian Travellers


  • 1- Every Trekker has the responsibility for submitting the required documents within the below mentioned timeline.
    2- A scanned copy of Photo Identity to be submitted within 7 days of the date of booking the expedition.
    3- Signed and scanned copy of the indemnity form

  • Documentation for Foreign nationals


  • 1- Every Trekker has the responsibility for submitting the required documents within the below mentioned timeline.
    2- A scanned copy of Photo Identity to be submitted within 7 days of the date of booking the expedition.
    3- Signed and scanned copy of the indemnity form
    4- Self Attested scanned copy of Indian Visa 30 days prior to trip start date
    5- Self Attested scanned Copy of Passport 30 days prior to trip start date
    6-Schedule for Arrival and Departure in India.
    Available Dates
    Adults:

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    Critical response team well trained for Altitude sickness, High Altitude Acclimatisation Problems and Emergency exits.
    Huge Network of Guesthouses, homestay and Hotels for extraordinary stay.
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    High Quality Goodies for Each traveller.