Himachal Trekking Tour
Duration of Himachal Trekking Tour: 13Nights/14Days
Itinerary of Himachal Trekking Tour:
Visit : Manali – Lamadugh -Dohra Nallah – Kaliheyni Base – Gaddi Thach -Lambapaharh -Upper Barabhangal – Barabhangal -Marrhi – Plachak -Billing -Bir – Delhi
Day 01 – Manali – Lamadugh
Welcome to India
Upon arrival into Manali for your Himachal Trekking Tour you will be met by a representative from Mystical India Travel.
The first day of the trek leads through cool forests of giant Cedar, Alder and Oak. The trail ascends gently at first, through the Manalsu valley along Manalsu stream. Extensive views of Kullu valley appear and slowly fade into the distant as the first campsite in the lush green meadows of Lamadugh is reached. Beautiful views of the surrounding peaks dominate the scene.
Day 02 – Lamadugh – Dohra Nallah
This morning after a leisurly breakfast the trail ascends steeply through woodland and meadows with wild alpine flowers strewn all around. On the way brilliant shrubs of Rhododendron and Birch pave the way to the ridge after which a descent leads to the campsite at Dohra Nallah (3394 m).
Day 03 – Dohra Nallah – Kaliheyni Base
This morning, we will proceed for a lovely walk through lush green forests leads to campsite (4000 m) at the base of 4697 m high Kaliheyani pass.
All around are mountain peaks of Kullu and Lahaul valley, presenting an unforgettable panorama.
Day 04 – Kaliheyni Base – Kaliheyni Base
Today the landscape slowly begins to change, as forests and meadows give way to rocky back-drops with patches of snow. Steep climb through glacier and moraine leads to the camp II on the bank of mountain stream.
Day 05 – Kaliheyni Base – Gaddi Thach
This morning after breakfast the trail leads down into the Sunni river valley and upto a buff overlooking the river. On arrival at
Gaddi Thach enjoy the beauty of nature.
Day 06 – Gaddi Thach – Lambapaharh
The path passes through rocky terrain and later it is replaced by meadows. After crossing a large snow bridge you are in forest and little ahead is the campsite (Lambapaharh 3485 m) near a stream.
Day 07 – Lambapaharh – Camp
This morning after breakfast we will proceed to the river bank.
After descending to the river bank, camp for overnight, near a stream (3636 m).
Day 08 – Camp – Upper Barabhangal
Aftr breakfast the trail now winds its way down towards the valley floor, after which an almost level walk leads to the camp just before the tiny village of Barabhangal.
Day 09 – Upper Barabhangal – Barbhangal
This morning after breakfast we will proceed for Barbhangal. Barbhangal is a remote and isolated village, it is accessible only for four to five months a year. The inhabitants are the legendary Himalayan shepards “the Gaddis” who lead a nomadic life with their vast flocks of sheep into high mountain pastures once the snow melts, and then return to their isolated existence in the village
Day 10 – Barabhangal – Camp
This morning after a leisurly breakfast we will proceed from Barabhangal village trek to camp II.
Day 11 – Camp – Marrhi
After breakfast we will get ready for a steady walk and an hour’s climb leads to the campsite at Marrhi (4000 m). The scenery changes quite dramatically while the air becomes cooler. Camp at the base of the 4772 m high Thamser pass.
The chill of the evening is replaced with the comfortable warmth of lively campfire.
Day 12 – Marrhi – Plachak
This morning after breakfast the trail slowly emerges from the rocky terrain into the softer landscape of lakes, meadows and forests. Numerous lakes dot the countryside interspersed by cascading waterfalls. A descent through green wooded slope leads to a tiny tea shop, this is the village of Plachak (2424 m).
Day 13 – Plachak – Billing
This morning after breakfast proceed for a pleasant walk through a leafy bridle path and tiny villages literally hanging on the shoulders of the hill-sides, giving thema magical, surrealistic appearance. Ahead lies a tiny village of Billing for camp (2424 m).
Day 14 – Billing – Bir – Delhi
On the way, extensive views of the lush green Kangra valley are the welcome site and soon the steep descent ends at the tiny Tibetan settlement of Bir, the land of the legendary Gaddis – the tough and weary Himalayan Shepards.
Travel to Manali or Dharamsala by car/jeep..
Trek with Vardhman ends here and then departure for Delhi