Banjaracamps
Bhabha Pass Trek
Bhabha Pass Trek
Duration 9 nights 10 days
Best Time May-October

The trek to Bhabha Pass (4640 m) is one of the most exciting treks in the area. The pass remains snow-bound round the year. The pass being relatively easy to cross, it was used as year round by local to cross over from Kinnaur valley to Spiti and vice- versa. The trek begins from Kinnaur, which is lush green and finishes in barren Spiti region with stark and harsh landscape. It joins two completely different regions of Himachal Pradesh. Bhabha Valley gets higher rainfall than surrounding areas hence, the valley has more variety of flora and fauna. Apart from the trek, you also visit Chitkul; the last border outpost and Comic; the highest village in Asia and the famous monasteries of Tabo and Ki. The results of old contacts with Tibet are still visible in the fairs and festivals and other customs of the people in the remote areas. The extended family system is still prevalent in the region.

    Chandigarh – Thanedar (2287M/ 7500 Ft)- 195 kms/ 06 hrs

    Day 1: Chandigarh – Thanedar (2287M/ 7500 Ft)- 195 kms/ 06 hrs

    Reach Chandigarh flight around 1100 hrs and drive to Thanedar via Shimla; the summer capital of the British at the time of their rule. Overnight stay at Banjara Orchard Retreat.

    Thanedhar- - Sangla (2700M/ 8856 Ft)- 156 kms/ 6.5 hrs

    Day 2: Thanedhar- - Sangla (2700M/ 8856 Ft)- 156 kms/ 6.5 hrs

    Early morning walk in Saroga forest. Later, drive to Sangla in Kinnaur valley via Rampur. Most of the drive is along River Sutlej. At a height of 2,700 mts, Sangla town is surrounded by towering mountains on all sides and is set on the banks of the Baspa River that surges through the valley. Walks to discover the amazing fauna and flora of the valley, treks to view snow covered Himalayan peaks, angling for trout, experiencing some of the local culture and traditions. Surrounded by apple orchards, the campsite has cosy tents and rooms and offer activities like rappelling, trout fishing and river crossing. Evening around bonfire

    Visit Chitkul village (3,450M/ 11316 ft.) - 40kms drive and 5 kms hike- 5-6 hrs- acclimatization

    Day 3: Visit Chitkul village (3,450M/ 11316 ft.) - 40kms drive and 5 kms hike- 5-6 hrs- acclimatization

    Chitkul is the last village on the old Indo-Tibetan trade route. It is a remote little hamlet with a lovely temple built in typically Kinnauri architecture. From here, we hike up to Nagasthi, the last border outpost that civilians are allowed to. Rest of the day at leisure back at camp

    Sangla – Kafnu (2200M/ 7216Ft) – Mulling (3280M/ 10759Ft) – Drive- 66km / 3 hr and trek – 15 kms/ 5 hrs

    Day 4: Sangla – Kafnu (2200M/ 7216Ft) – Mulling (3280M/ 10759Ft) – Drive- 66km / 3 hr and trek – 15 kms/ 5 hrs

    After breakfast drive to Kafnu (the starting point of the trek) with packed lunch from camp. Walk to Mulling, through forest and meadows. Steep climb in parts. you will reach a section where you’ll be surrounded by different types of trees at one spot; silver birch, pine and oaks. The trail though is pretty well marked and a no. of ice falls may be seen. Night stay in trekking tents

    Mulling – Kara (3560M/ 11677 ft) - 6kms/04 hr

    Day 5: Mulling – Kara (3560M/ 11677 ft) - 6kms/04 hr

    A gradual climb to Kara. Kara at 3560M From this section, a quick 1.5 km steep ascent will take you to a beautiful meadow with flower beds. It is a nice meadow with lots of alpine flowers and you can see a number of peaks from here. Camp overnight.

    Kara - Phustirang (4200M/ 13776 ft) - 6km/04 hr

    Day 6: Kara - Phustirang (4200M/ 13776 ft) - 6km/04 hr

    Today, the trek is steep uphill. Follow the left bank of the river to Phustring (base of the pass), 4200M. Several streams join here. You get fantastic views of the Hansbeshan peak (5840M). Camp overnight.

    Phustirang – Chhochhoden - 13km/10-12hr

    Day 7: Phustirang – Chhochhoden - 13km/10-12hr

    Early morning departure. A steep 3km/3hr walk leads to the 4865M high pass. Pass usually is snowbound throughout the year. The pass offers an excellent view of peaks of Spiti. A steep downhill walk brings you to your campsite at Chhochhoden. Camp Overnight

    Chhochhoden - Mud – Kaza (3800M/ 12464 ft) - 12km/4-5 hr hike, /2hr drive

    Day 8: Chhochhoden - Mud – Kaza (3800M/ 12464 ft) - 12km/4-5 hr hike, /2hr drive

    Walk on the right bank of River Pin with a gradual gradient. The view of Mudh village after crossing Bara Boulder is a sight unlike any other. The river crossing atop the suspension bridge is a thrilling experience in itself. After reaching Mud have lunch and drive 02 hrs to Kaza where we stay the night.

    Kaza – Manali - 08 hrs

    Day 9: Kaza – Manali - 08 hrs

    Drive to Manali via Kunzum and Rohtang la as we head back towards home. Reach Manali in the evening and settle into your room. Evening at leisure. Night stay in hotel.

    Manali- Chandigarh- 08- hrs drive

    Day 10: Manali- Chandigarh- 08- hrs drive

    Leave for Chandigarh early in the morning. Drop at Airport.

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