Bara Bhangal is one of the remotest villages in Himachal Pradesh. Because there is no road to this village, the residents must walk for three to four days over an elevated mountain pass. To reach the nearest road, it takes about three to four days. The village is pristine and isolated from the outside world. Only the Thamsar Pass will allow access to the village from June through October.
Bara Bhangal, also known as Shepherd Trek, is a difficult trek. Although it is difficult, the views along the way make it worthwhile. It takes you to the breathtaking landscape of Bara Bhangal Range.
This Bara Bhangal Trek itinerary is 11 Nights and 12 Day. It’s a great trek. This tour is ideal for adventure seekers who seek out beautiful, remote trekking trails. The tourists will be captivated by the unique experience of traversing the Indrasan and Bara Shingri glaciers. The main tourist attractions en route to Manali include Lama Dugh and Riyali Thach. This is the perfect tour to immerse yourself in nature’s beauty, in the midst a pleasant serenity or exquisiteness.
Duration : 16 Nights / 17 Days
Destinations : Delhi – Manali — Lama Dugh – Rani Sui – Taintagiri Glacier – Phulan Got – Koari Got Spring – Bara Bhangal – Balu Got – Taintu Pass Base – Beas Kund – Solang Nullah – Manali – Delhi
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport met our representative and then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 : Delhi – Manali
Half day sight seeing at Delhi and by evening drive to Manali by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.
Day 03 : Manali
Arrival at Manali by morning. On arrival transfer to hotel for relax. After leisure visit Hadimba Devi temple, old Manali, Tibetan Monastery and the Mall road. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04 : Manali – Lama Dugh
In the morning we will trek to Lama Dugh. 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. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.
Day 05 : Lama Dugh – Rani Sui
Today we will trek to Rani Sui. The height gain on this day is approximately 1 km. The trek is through steep a ridge below Thanpri 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. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 06 : Rani Sui – Taintagiri Glacier – Manali Pass
The day is challenging and full of adventure. The Manali Pass offers some great views of the higher peaks in the region – Indrasan, Deo Tibba and Hannuman Tibba. Since the day involves a steep ascent to the pass and a descent to the glacier, it is advisable to start early. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 07 : Taintagiri Glacier – Phulan Got
The fourth day’s walk takes one past the Taintagiri Nullah to the river Ravi. After the Manali pass, this is a considerably easy day with the only challenge being in crossing the Taintagiri Nullah. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 08 : Phulan Got – Koari Got Spring
The second glacier of the trek is crossed on this day. Starting early, the trail follows the river and then past the Karu glacier. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 09 : Koari Got Spring – Bara Bhangal
The trail now continues down the Ravi River into the deodar forest, to the only large village in the valley, Bara Bhangal.
Day 10 : Rest day at Bara Bhangal
Explore village and surrounding areas. Bara Bhangal is isolated and seldom visited. Members of the Gaddi tribe inhabit it. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 11 : Bara Bhangal – Kaori Got Spring
In the morning after breakfast trek back to Kaori Got Spring. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 12 : Kaori Got Spring – Balu Got
Branch northward to begin the approach to Taintu Pass. The vegetation for the next two days is similar to that found in Lahaul.
Day 13 : Balu Got
In the morning set out to climb up to the base of the pass. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 14 : Taintu Pass base – Beas Kund
This is a strenuous day over ice gully and moraine. From the pass, one can see into both the valleys of Kullu and Bara Bhangal. Beas Kund is a lovely alpine meadow, which has a small pond which is considered the traditional source of the River Beas. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 15 : Beas Kund – Solang Nullah- Manali
In the morning walk down the Beas river over moraine and grassland to the popular Solang Nullah and from here drive to Manali. Dinner & overnight stay in hotel.
Day 16 : Manali – Delhi
Day at leisure and in the evening drive to Delhi by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.
Day 17 : Delhi
Arrival at Delhi by morning. On arrival at Delhi transfer to hotel for relax. In the evening drive to International airport to catch onwards flight.