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Trek of alpine terrain in Himachal 

Bara Bhangal Trek

via Lama Dugh

₹33499 + 5% GST

June to September

Bara Bhangal Trek

via Lama Dugh (4875 m)

₹33499+ 5% GST

Manali to Billing

+ Rs. 7650 Backpack Offloading
+ Rs. 757 Mandatory Insurance

Difficulty Level - 5

Himachal Pradesh  - 5 Days - 35 kms

Up to 15% off in May-Jun batches for a limited period! ✨
June to September 2023

Bara Bhangal Trek

केदारकंठ ट्रेक सर्दियों के लिए सबसे अधिक पसंद किए जाने वाले ट्रेक में से एक है और उत्तराखंड में ट्रेकिंग के लिए सबसे अच्छी जगह है। यदि आप बर्फ का अनुभव करना चाहते हैं और शक्तिशाली हिमालय की सुंदरता का अनुभव करना चाहते हैं, तो यह ट्रेक केवल आपके लिए है। यह क्षेत्र ट्रेकर्स को गहरी सर्दियों में कस्बों के सबसे दूरस्थ अस्तित्व का सामना करने का एक विशेष अवसर देता है!

3800M की ऊंचाई पर भगवान शिव का आशीर्वाद महसूस करें। Kedarkantha के उत्तरकाशी की संकरी क्षेत्र जिले में है उत्तराखंड । यह क्षेत्र गोविंद वन्यजीव अभयारण्य के अंतर्गत आता है, और यदि आप भाग्यशाली हैं तो आपको हिमालय की वनस्पतियों और जीवों का सामना करने का मौका मिल सकता है। केदारकांठा ट्रेक पर्वतीय प्रेमियों के लिए एक खुशी की बात है, जिन्हें हर तरह के परिदृश्य की पड़ताल करने की जरूरत है। इस ट्रेक को शुरू करना शायद आपके लिए सबसे अच्छा विकल्प होगा क्योंकि यह आपको मोटी नीली-देवदार बैकवुड के माध्यम से ले जाएगा, जो बाद में बुग्यालों में प्रवेश करेगा जिसे अल्पाइन मीडोज के रूप में भी जाना जाता है जो दिसंबर से मार्च तक ताजा बर्फ की मोटी परत से ढके होते हैं। केदारकांठा के रास्ते पर शिविर स्थल हैं जैसे जूडा का तालाब, हरगाँव और केदारकांठा बेस कैंप जो दर्शनीय दृश्य प्रस्तुत करते हैं।

केदारकंठ ट्रेक करने के लिए सर्दियों का सबसे अच्छा समय क्यों है?

यह सर्वविदित है कि अद्भुत केदारकंठ ट्रेक दिसंबर के मध्य से शुरू होता है और मार्च-अंत तक आगे बढ़ता है। जैसे ही आप १०००० फीट तक की पगडंडी बनाते हैं, आपको अपने रास्ते पर बर्फ दिखाई देने लगेगी - बर्फ से ढके पहाड़ के शिखर और देवदार के पेड़ों की लकड़ी पूरी तरह से बर्फ से ढँक जाएगी। जैसे ही आप बुग्यालों या अल्पाइन मीडोज में पहुंचते हैं, आप सफेद बर्फ के दौरान खुद को देखेंगे जहां भी आप चारों ओर देखते हैं।

तमाम परेशानी के बावजूद यह मनोरम दृश्य निर्विवाद रूप से सार्थक है। चारों ओर से ऊंचे देवदार के पेड़ों से घिरे और ढके हुए हैं जो पूरी तरह से बर्फ से ढंके हुए हैं, आश्चर्यजनक चोटियाँ और बुग्याल इसे भारत में सर्दियों के बाद के लिए सबसे अधिक देखा जाने वाला ट्रेक बनाते हैं।

इस तरह, सबसे अच्छी सर्दियों की यात्रा पर जाने के लिए, आपको दिसंबर में मार्च-अंत तक हमारे साथ शामिल होना चाहिए। किसी भी व्यक्ति को जो मिर्च जलवायु से प्यार करता है, केदारकांठा ट्रेक दौड़ जीतता है, क्योंकि आप ट्रेकिंग ट्रेल के साथ बर्फ के दृश्य का आनंद ले सकते हैं।

Itinerary of Bara Bhangal Trek

Here is a detailed itinerary for the Bara Bhangal Trek:

Day 1: Manali to Lama Dugh (9 km/ 4 hours)

The first day of the Bara Bhangal Trek begins with a drive from Manali to the trailhead at Kolang village, which is about 1 hour away. From Kolang, the trek starts with a steep climb through dense forests of oak and pine trees. After about 2 hours of trekking, you will reach a clearing, from where you can see the beautiful valley of Manali below. The trail then continues uphill for another 2 hours, taking you through meadows and fields of wildflowers.

After about 4 hours of trekking, you will reach the campsite at Lama Dugh, which is located at an altitude of 3,350 meters. Lama Dugh is a beautiful meadow that offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The campsite is surrounded by dense forests and is an excellent spot for bird watching and nature walks. You will spend the night at the campsite, resting and acclimatizing to the altitude.

Day 2: Lama Dugh to Riyali Thach (11 km/ 6 hours)

On the second day of the Bara Bhangal Trek, you will continue your journey from Lama Dugh to Riyali Thach. The trek starts with a gradual climb through a forest of oak and rhododendron trees, and after about an hour of trekking, you will reach the tree line. From here, you will walk through a beautiful meadow with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

After about 3 hours of trekking, you will reach the small village of Riyali, where you can take a break and interact with the locals. The village is located at an altitude of 3,600 meters and offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks.

From Riyali, the trail continues uphill, taking you through beautiful meadows and streams. After about 2-3 hours of trekking, you will reach the campsite at Riyali Thach, which is located at an altitude of 3,900 meters. The campsite offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and is an excellent spot for stargazing. You will spend the night at the campsite, resting and acclimatizing to the altitude.

Day 3: Riyali Thach to Kaliheni Pass Base Camp (10 km/ 5 hours)

On the third day of the Bara Bhangal Trek, you will trek from Riyali Thach to Kaliheni Pass Base Camp. The trek starts with a gradual climb through beautiful meadows, and after about an hour of trekking, you will reach a small stream. You will then walk along the stream for some time before crossing it and continuing uphill.

After about 3-4 hours of trekking, you will reach the base of the Kaliheni Pass, where you will set up camp for the night. The base camp is located at an altitude of 4,200 meters and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You will spend the night at the campsite, resting and acclimatizing to the altitude. This is an important day to acclimatize well as you will be crossing the Kaliheni Pass the next day.

Day 4: Kaliheni Pass Base Camp to Devi Ki Marhi (10 km/ 5 hours)

On the fourth day of the Bara Bhangal Trek, you will start early in the morning and begin your ascent to the Kaliheni Pass. The trek to the top of the pass is steep and challenging and will take around 3-4 hours to complete. The pass is located at an altitude of 4,800 meters and offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks.

After reaching the top of the pass, you will take a short break to rest and enjoy the views before beginning your descent towards Devi Ki Marhi. The descent is steep and challenging and will take around 2-3 hours to complete.

Devi Ki Marhi is a small campsite located at an altitude of 4,000 meters and is surrounded by beautiful meadows and streams. You will spend the night at the campsite, resting and acclimatizing to the altitude.

Day 5: Devi Ki Marhi to Bara Bhangal (12 km/ 6 hours)

 

On the fifth day of the Bara Bhangal Trek, you will trek from Devi Ki Marhi to Bara Bhangal, the last village in the valley. The trail descends through beautiful meadows and forests, with stunning views of the surrounding peaks.

After trekking for around 3-4 hours, you will reach the village of Mardh, where you can take a break and interact with the locals. From Mardh, the trail continues downhill, taking you through beautiful forests and streams, before reaching the village of Bara Bhangal. The village is located at an altitude of 2,830 meters and is home to around 300 people.

You will spend the night at the village, experiencing the local culture and way of life. Bara Bhangal is a remote and isolated village, and the trek to this village is considered one of the toughest in the Himalayas. The village is known for its unique culture, and the people here are warm and hospitable.

Day 6: Rest day in Bara Bhangal


Today is a rest day, and you can explore the village and interact with the locals, learning about their culture and way of life. You can also take a walk around the village and visit the nearby monastery.

Day 7: Bara Bhangal to Marhi (10 km/ 5 hours)

On the sixth day of the Bara Bhangal Trek, you will spend a rest day in the village of Bara Bhangal. This day will give you an opportunity to explore the village and interact with the locals.

Bara Bhangal is a remote and isolated village, and the people here have a unique way of life. You can take a walk through the village, visit the local monastery, and interact with the locals to learn about their culture and traditions.

You can also use this day to rest and relax, and prepare for the rest of your trek. The village has basic facilities such as a small market, a medical center, and a post office.

You will spend the night in Bara Bhangal, enjoying the peaceful surroundings and the unique culture of the village.

Day 8: Marhi to Plachak (12 km/ 6 hours)

On the eighth day of the trek, you will trek from Marhi to Plachak. The trail descends through beautiful forests and takes you to the campsite of Plachak, located at an altitude of 2,850 meters. The trek is around 12 km long and takes around 6 hours to complete. You will spend the night at the campsite, resting and preparing for the next day's trek.

Day 9: Plachak to Billing (14 km/ 6 hours)

On the ninth day of the Bara Bhangal Trek, you will trek from Plachak to Billing. The trek is around 14 km long and takes around 6 hours to complete.

The trail descends through beautiful forests and takes you through several small villages. You will cross a few streams and walk along the banks of the Uhl River.

 

As you near Billing, you will get stunning views of the Dhauladhar range and the Kangra Valley. Billing is a popular paragliding destination, and you can see many paragliders soaring in the sky.

You will reach the campsite of Billing by afternoon, where you will spend the night. The campsite is located at an altitude of 2,400 meters and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You can rest and relax at the campsite, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

You can also opt for paragliding at Billing, which is a popular adventure activity. You can fly over the beautiful Kangra Valley and get a bird's eye view of the surrounding peaks. However, paragliding is not included in the trek package and needs to be booked separately.

Day 10: Billing to Bir (3 km/ 2 hours)

On the tenth and final day of the Bara Bhangal Trek, you will trek from Billing to Bir. The trek is only around 3 km long and takes about 2 hours to complete.

The trail from Billing to Bir is a downhill trek, and you will pass through beautiful forests and small villages. Bir is a popular destination for adventure sports, especially paragliding.

Upon reaching Bir, you can explore the quaint little town and visit the Chokling Monastery, which is famous for its beautiful murals and Tibetan architecture. You can also visit the Bir tea factory, where you can taste different varieties of tea.

The trek ends in Bir, and you can choose to stay back and explore the town or head back to your respective destinations.

Note: The itinerary may vary slightly depending on the weather and other factors.

What is included in package?

  • Food as per menu on the trek

  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges, if any (upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)

  • Tents, Sleeping bags, Sleeping mats

  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys

  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, and porters for carrying common supplies

  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & Rescue. course from NIM Uttarkashi

What is not included in package?

  • Meals during road journeys

  • Offloading of personal bags

  • Any kind of Insurance

  • Any expense of personal nature

  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list

Q&A

How far is Manali from Bara Bhangal Trek?

Manali is located around 215 kilometers away from the Bara Bhangal Trek. The nearest town to the starting point of the trek is Bir, which is around 65 kilometers away from the starting point of the trek in Manali. To reach the Bara Bhangal Trek, you need to take a drive from Manali to Bir, which takes around 7-8 hours. From Bir, you will then start the trek to Bara Bhangal.

Where is the starting point of Bara Bhangal trek?
 

The starting point of the Bara Bhangal trek is a small village called Lama Dugh, which is located near Manali in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. Lama Dugh is around 9 kilometers from Manali and can be reached by road. From Lama Dugh, the trek passes through beautiful alpine meadows, dense forests, and high mountain passes, before finally reaching the remote village of Bara Bhangal. The trek is known for its challenging terrain, breathtaking views, and remote Himalayan villages, and is a popular trekking destination in the region.

What is the height of Bara Bhangal trek?
 

The Bara Bhangal trek is a high-altitude trek, and it involves crossing several high mountain passes. The highest point of the trek is the Kaliheni Pass, which is situated at an altitude of 15,500 feet (4,724 meters). The trek starts from Lama Dugh, which is at an altitude of around 10,600 feet (3,231 meters), and passes through several high-altitude meadows, passes, and remote Himalayan villages before finally reaching Bara Bhangal, which is situated at an altitude of around 8,700 feet (2,651 meters). The altitude of the trek makes it a challenging but rewarding experience for trekkers who are looking to explore the stunning landscapes and remote regions of the Himalayas.

Which is the most difficult trek in Himachal Pradesh?
 

Himachal Pradesh has several challenging treks, each with its own unique features and difficulties. However, one of the most difficult treks in Himachal Pradesh is the Pin Parvati Pass Trek.

The Pin Parvati Pass Trek is a high-altitude trek that takes you through some of the most remote and beautiful regions of the Parvati Valley. The trek covers a distance of around 110 kilometers and takes around 11 days to complete. The trek involves crossing the Pin Parvati Pass, which is situated at an altitude of around 17,450 feet (5,319 meters), making it one of the highest mountain passes in the region.

The trek is known for its challenging terrain, unpredictable weather conditions, and remote location, which makes it suitable only for experienced trekkers who are physically fit and mentally prepared for the challenges that lie ahead. Despite the difficulties, the Pin Parvati Pass Trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks, glaciers, and alpine meadows, making it a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those who dare to undertake it.

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