BHABA PASS TREK

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BHABA PASS TREK

TREKKING
15 Nights / 16 Days
includes:
  • transports
  • sight seeing
  • food
  • hotels

HIMACHAL PRADESH, NORTHERN INDIA. Bhaba Pass is an interesting trek, starting from Spiti region and finishing at Kafnoo in Kinnaur after crossing Bhabha Pass (4640 mt). Bhaba pass Trek is one of the famouse tour among the Himachal Trekking tours. The pass remains snow-bound round the year. After crossing the Bhaba pass, the landscape changes dramatically, with the barren lunarscape of Spiti being replaced by the thick forest of Pine, cedar and deodar. Pilgrimage of kinner Kailash is introducing with the culture and religion of Hindu and Buddhist religion of semi deserted district of Kinnaur.The trek starts from barren Spiti region with stark landscape and in contrast Kinnaur is lush green. The trip also offers chance to visit many Buddhist monasteries , different culture and tradition. Routes - Delhi - Chandigrah - Manali - Rohtang - Chhota Dhara - Kunzum La - Rangrik - Kaza - Sichling - Tabo - Sichling - Mikkim - Mud - Pharka - Phaldar Camp - Bhaba Base - Bhaba pass - Fushtiaring - Mulling - Kafnu - Kalpa - Srahan - Shimla - Kalka - Delhi

DAY 1: ARRIVE - DELHI

Arrive Delhi. Met on arrival at Delhi international airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 2: DELHI - CHANDIGARH - MANALI

In the morning board Shatabdi Express (departture:0740 hours) from New Delhi Railway station to Chandigarh. Met on arrival (1100 hours) at Chandigarh railway station and drive (310 km) to Manali (1920 mt) via Kullu. On arrival, check-in at hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 3: MANALI

Morning at leisure for independent activities. In the afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of Manali. Visit Hadimba Devi Temple and Bashist Hot water spring. Overnight stay in hotel.

DAY 4: MANALI - ROHTANG - CHHOTA DHARA

Early morning after breakfast drive (115 km) to Chhota Dhara via Rohtang pass (3849 mt.). The initial route follows the Manali - Leh Highway. After 17 km from Rohtang pass at Gramphoo, Spiti link takes off right. We will set-up camp at Chhota Dahara. However after Chhota Dhara there is one more camping place at Batal (from Batal there is a road going upto Chandratal). Overnight stay in tented camp.

DAY 5: CHHOTA DHARA - KUNZUM LA - RANGRIK

In the morning drive to Rangrik via Kunzum-la (4507 mt / 140 km drive ). 22 km from Kunzum La is Losar, first village of the Spiti valley. Continue driving to RANGRIK which is 7-8 km before Kaza. Set-up camp on arrival for overnight stay.

DAY 6: RANGRIK - KAZA - SICHLING

Morning after breakfast start the drive (8 km) to Ki by crossing the Spiti River. Ki Monastery is an imortant Gelugpa centre and is seat of Lochen Tulku, the 24th Lotsawa Rimpoche. After sightseeing of Ki Monastery continue driving further to Kibber Gompa (The highest village in the valley). Like Ki, Kibber's temples are in Gelugpa hands. Return to main road after visiting Ki and Kibber and continue driving to Sichling via Kaza, which is headquarter for Lahaul & Spiti region. Set up camp for overnight stay at Sichling below the Dhankar Monastery (3890 mt).

DAY 7: SICHLING - TABO - SICHLING

Morning after breakfast drive (32 km) to Tabo (3050 m) the ancient cultural city of Spiti. It houses the most famous Monastery of Himachal Pradesh. This is over 1000 year old and treated as the most sacred Monastery next only to Tholling Gompa in Tibet. The temples are built in the west-tibetan style. The innner wall of Tabo is covered by frescos and painting from Buddha's life. Often reffered as `Ajanta of Himalayas' Tabo's paintings are still preserved in most original form. After sightseeing of Tabo, return to camp at Sichling for lunch. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of Dhankar (17 km round trip). Return to camp for Overnight stay.

DAY 8: : SICHLING - MIKKIM - MUD

Morning after breakfast drive (32 km) to Mikkim (3087 mt.) via Gulling. Visit kungri monastery. Later on drive to Mud village (3900 mt). on arrival set-up camp for overnight stay.

DAY 9: MUD - PHARKA - PHALDAR CAMP - BHABA BASE

After breakfast, start the first day of trek (5-6 hours) by crossing the Pin River foot bridge. Trek continues following the right bank of Pin River. Cross Shian village enroute. Further 01 hr is a beautiful and large camping area. Continue trekking till the Pin river takes left turn. Camp at small green camping place (4100 mt.). The valley towards right leads to Pin-Parvati Pass and to the left to Bhaba Pass. Overnight stay in the tented camp.

DAY 10: BHABA BASE - BHABA PASS - FUSHTIARING

Morning after early breakfast start trek (7-8 hours) towards Bhaba Pass. The trek is gentle climb in the begning through the morains and snow/ice patches. Closer to pass the climb is steep and somtime sleepry on loose screes. Trek climb-up towards left to the pass (4950 mt.). The descends steeply on the other side of the pass till the valley opens up at Fushtiaring. Setup camp (4100 mt) on the banks of Wanger River for overnight stay. The valley is greener as compared to valley on Spiti side. Overnight stay in tented camp.

DAY 11: FUSHTIARING - MULLING

After breakfast start the down trek (4-5 hours) to Mulling following the Wanger River on the left bank. after 1 hrs the vally opens up and makes T shapes with another valley in the front. Trek takes right turn here and continue trekking after crossing a stream 2-3 times. After another 01 hr the route takes left turn and crosses the Wanger by a natural rock bridge. The valley becomes more green and forested. Continue walking further to the open flat ground and camp there for overnight stay.

DAY 12: MULLING - KAFNU - KALPA

Morning after breakfast walk (3-4 hours) through the forest area following the Wanger River on left bank. The route is heavely forested with pine,cedar and birch. Reach Kafnu, the last road head in the valley. On arrival board the coach and drive (4 hours) to Kalpa (2900 mt.). Check-into Tourist Bangalows/ Tented camp for overnight stay.

DAY 13: KALPA - SARAHAN

After breakfast drive (85 km) to Sarahan. On arrival check-into hotel. In the afternoon visit the famous Hindu Temple of Goddess Kali - Bhimkali Temple and bird breeding centre in Sarahan. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY 14: SRAHAN - SHIMLA

Morning after breakfast drive (185 km) to Shimla via Narkanda which is a famous holiday resort. Arrive and check into hotel. Rest of day at leisure to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay in hotel.

DAY 15: SHIMLA - KALKA - DELHI

Morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Shimla. Afternoon proceed for Kalka (90 km / 3 hours drive) railway station to board afternoon Shatabdi Express to Delhi. Met on arrival at New Delhi railway station and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 16: DEPART DELHI

optional sightseeing tour of Delhi. Later transfer to international airport in time to board flight to onward destination.

INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation on Dbl/Twin Sharing Rooms in hotels/guest house and tents as per program
  • Meals as per the above itinerary.
  • Services of Local Guide for the trekking as per the itinerary.
  • One-time entrances to the monuments as per the itinerary
  • Transport will be using air conditioned tourist vehicle (ac will not work on hilly area)
  • Trekking equipment.
  • All current Government taxes are included in the above price, which are subject to change without any notice.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Anything that is not mentioned in the INCLUSION

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Health

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