Iquest Bara Banghal Trekking Expedition | Events

Starts: 30-Jun-2018 11:00:PM

Ends: 11-Jul-2018 02:00:AM

Himachal Pradesh

Basa Banghal


Organizer Name: iQuest outdoor leadership and adventure consultants


Description: This is one of the most enchanting and picturesque treks leading from the Kullu Valley into the scenic Kangra Valley. The trek starts in the mountain town of Manali and ends in Dharamsala, home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile. Each day of the trek presents a different and startlingly beautiful landscape. Magnificent Himalayan vistas open up as the trail traverses myriad streams, evergreen forests and lush green meadows stew with amazing variety of wild alpine flowers. The fauna spotted reaches from the Himalayan Brown Bear to the elusive Musk deer. This area has a rich bird life. It is a challenging trek to the last major landlocked region of Himachal Pradesh. The village Bara Banghal still remains cut off from the world by 4500 and 4700 m passes. Only very few trekkers find their way here. A high altitude trek, anyone reasonably fit will find it a dreamlike experience. Quickl details Dates June 30th to 10th July Destination – Report at Manali , Drop At Dharamshala ( connecting busses from Delhi Can be booked on request at the actual . Grade of Trek : Moderate Age limit: above 15 years Day 01: Arrive in Manali. Day 02: Manali Lama Dugh (3017m) Duration: 4 hours The climb is through thick forests but there is no water point after departing from Manali. As one gains height in this steep climb, the distinct views of different faces of Indrasan, Deo Tibba and peaks of Bara Shigri glacier open up. In the last lag, the path turns to the right and one traverses the ridge horizontally and enters the campsite on an alpine plateau studded with thick growth of alpine flowers. Day 03: Lama Dugh - Riyali Thach (3400m) Duration: 3 hours The height gain on this day is approximately 1 km. The trek is through steep a 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. Day 04: Riyali Thach - Base of Kalihani Pass (4010m) Duration: 6 hours A longish day. The trail proceeds over open meadows initially followed by a steep descent to a 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. Make sure you catch the views of Deo Tibba and Indrasan peaks from the campsite. Day 05: Base of Kalihani - Devi ki Marhi (3850m) via Kalihani Pass (4725m) Duration: 8 hours Today will be a long, ardrous day 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 hanging glaciers, the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar rangees. A steep descent across another glacier and four beautiful glacial lakes will bring you to the camp at the gaddi campsite of Devi ki Marhi. Day 06: Devi Ki Marhi - Dal Marhi (3900m) Duration: 6 hours The trail first crosses over the Kalihani Nullah and descends into the oak and birch forests. Most of path then is flat with few ups and downs. Just before the end of day though is a steep climb before you arrive at the Dal Marhi campsite. Day 07: Dal Marhi - Bara Bhangal (2882m) Duration: 6 hours The trail now continues down the Ravi river into the deodar forest, to the only large village in the valley, Bara Bhangal. Day 08: Bara Bhangal - Mardh (3830m) Duration: 5 hours Today we will start climbing towards the next big pass, Thamsar. The trail winds up through pine, deodar and birch forests with mountain streams to break the monotony. The campsite at Mardh is near the base of the Thamsar glacier. Day 09: Mardh - Plachak (2721m) via Thamsar Pass (4878m) Duration: 7 hours Another day of steep ascent over morraine, scree and glacier. The climb is broken by a small lake just below the pass. From on top of Thamsar, you will get your first glimpse of the lush Kangra valley. On the other side of the pass, it's a steep, long descent till you reach the campsite at Plachak, well below the tree line. Day 10: Plachak - Rajgundha (2440m) - Billing (2310m) Duration: 6 hours The easiest day of the trek so far. The path is flat and easy, passing through pine forests with many mountain streams. The valley widens and you get great views of the open Kangra valley. A vehicle will pick you up at Billing and drop you to Bir or Dharamshala. Or you can choose to fly from Billing to Bir on a tandem paraglider. Day 11: Departure Note: one can plan to extend stay at Macloudgunj or Bir Billing depending on interest. There are a lot of Buses from Dharamshala to Delhi we will be more then willing to help with bus bookings and additional hotel stay arr5angements at the actual cost. Cost Per Person Contact us for the cost details Note : : Minimum pax 4 ( trek can be organized for lesser at a revised rate) Cost Includes: • Hotels in Manali • Hotel in Dharmshala. • All Meals during the Trek • Transport as per above mention itinerary. • All camping arrangements, like tents, sleeping bags, kitchen tent , dining tent etc. • Guide, cook, helpers etc. • Pony for luggage. • Highly qualified and experienced Mountaineering Guides • Highly trained and experienced Expedition Leader • Extensive pre Expedition support • Personalized Expedition T shirt and Certificate. Cost Excludes • Medical expenses • Any medical Insurance • Expenses incurred due to any evacuation hospitalization etc • Any personal expenses • Any other expenses not mentioned in the inclusions Registration and confirmation through payment of the amount Last Date for registration 15th June 2015 , limited Participants will be registered on a First come first served basis. Cancellation Charges 25% of the amount paid If cancelled before 31st May 2018 50% of the total amount is cancelled on or between 1st june and 15th June 2018 100% of the total; amount if cancelled anytime after 15th june, or if the participant cancels anytime during the trek . ( there will be no refunds) KINDLY NOTE: Incase of circumstance out of our control like, natural calamities, local law and order situation,etc.,which may result in change in iternary, additional booking of accomdation,transport,logistic etc., causing an increase in expenses, and also in case of any fuel price hike .The additional cost thus incurred shall be borne by the participant. For further information or to confirm contact the expedition leader Sunand Sampath at +901 9448476683 Email

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