Kalihani Pass Trek

Kalihani Pass Trek

Overview

Though limited to the Kullu valley, the trek takes you to upper reaches of the Pir Panjal range with excellent views of Hanuman Tibba, Indrasan and other peaks. Kalihani Pass also forms the pathway to the remote Bara Bangal village in the Kangra valley. Best season June - October Trek Cost: 1,100 US $ per person (based on 2 person)

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Manali and check into your hotel

Day 02: Manali - Lamadugh (3017m): 4 hours trekking up through thick forests, however, but there is no water point after departing from Manali so be prepared and well stocked! As height is gained the distinctly different views of the faces of Indrasan, Deo Tibba and the peaks of Bara Shigri Glacier come into view. Eventually the path turns to the right and one traverses the ridge to the campsite on an alpine plateau studded with a thick growth of alpine flowers.

Day 03: Lama Dugh - Riyali Thach (3400m): 6 hours. The trek continues along a steep a ridge below Thanpri Tibba (4000m). From this point, there are magnificent views of Manali, situated on the left bank of River Beas and the upper Kullu valley, which appears swathed in the different colors depending on the season.

Day 04: Riyali Thach - Base of Kalihani Pass (4010m): 6 hours. This is 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 site 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 - Kalihani Pass (4725m) - back to Base: 8 hours. Today will be a long 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 will bring you back to the camp.

Day 06: Base of Kalihani Pass - Rani Sui (3400m): 6 hours. The trail traces back to Riyali Thach and goes further to Rani Sui, where there is a small mountain pond.

Day 07: Rani Sui - Manali (2100m): 5 hours. Today's we retrace our path through Lamadugh and down to Manali.

Day 08: Depart from Manali to Delhi.