Bhabha Pass Kanamo Peak Spiti 11 Days & 10 Nights Magnificent trek through Rupi Bhaba wildlife sanctuary, Pin valley national park. Stunning view of Spiti from Kanamo

Bhabha Pass Kanamo Peak Spiti
Overview

There are 4 passes that connects Pin valley with Kinnaur and Kullu - Bhabha pass a.k.a. Tarikhango, Shakarog Khango, Lartsaway and Pin Parvati pass. To the southwest lies the Bhabha pass which connects Pin valley with Bhabha valley of Kinnaur. It’s named also Tari Khango and it’s more popularly known as the Bhabha pass. Spitian people has long been used this pass as a trade route between 2 valleys. Especially the requirement of timber to the Spitian house building. The geographic contrast between these two valleys is evident after descending to the lush green meadows of Bhabha carpeted in wild flowers, while Pin valley is situated in high cold desert region of Spiti and it remain moist during summer time and having a high winter snowfall. Numbers of plant species can be found in the valley, it is declared as a Pin valley national park in the year 1987, known as land of Ibex and Snow Leopard. Though rare in sightings these rare animal, but it’s a prime time to visit Pin valley in winter when these rare species descend to low altitude. The Chamurthi horses are the pride of Pin valley people and are one of a kind among highland horses. During the summer months the yaks roam free in the vast pastures of Pin valley. Buchens of this valley are the only remaining sects performing ancient rituals.

Kanamo peak 5974m rising above Kibber and Tashi Gang village of Spiti. To the locals of Spitian KA mean White or Auspecious and NAMO means Lady or Hostess. Simply it means White Lady. Kanamo doesnt ask any technical requirements to climb, yet its adventurous to climb on scree and rocky patches. The North face of this peak is abondoned with glacier. We climb by South face. Surrounded by Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary - the entire region is home of Himalayn Ibex, Blue sheep, Tibetan wolves and elegent Snow Leopard. Some of animal are common to see in this region.

In our tour we set off from lush green town of Shimla to Kafnoo at Kinnaur. We trek through dense forest and cross Bhabha pass and enter in high mountain desert of Spiti. We traverse through Pin valley. We visit ancient villages and travel to Lalung in Lingti valley for our second phase of trek. We cross several villages located above 4000m. Continue to Tashi Gang where we established our base camp for Kanamo peak. After climbing peak we travel to Manali by crossing Kunzom la pass and Rohtang pass.

OUTLINE  TRIP ITINERARY
Day 1:  Arrive Shimla

Day 2:  Shimla - Kafnu. Drive 7-8 hrs. Trek to forest camp 1 hr.
Day 3:  Trek to Mulling (3100m), 6 hrs.
Day 4:  Trek to Kara (3580m)
Day 5:  Trek to Phustirang (4000m)
Day 6:  Trek to Bhabha pass (4865m) - Baldar (3900m), 7-8 hrs.
Day 7:  Trek to Mudh (3750m) 4-5, Drive to Kaza - Rangrik river camp. 2 hrs.
Day 8:  Drive to Kee, Trek to Gete - Tashi gang (4,400m), 7-8 hrs
Day 9:  Climb to Base camp
Day 10: Climb Kanamo 5970m - back to bc.
Day 11: Trek to Tashi Gang, Drive to Manali.
Day 12: Departure to Delhi by an evening volvo bus.
Day 13: Arrive Delhi and flight back to home. 

What is included in the trip
ü
  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.

ü  9 or 10 nights camp with all camping facilities.  3 men spacious 4 season tents for 2,  sleeping bags, foam mattresses, dining tent, trekking poles & safety gears.

ü  All meal during trek - starts with bed tea to breakfast, lunch, 3 course dinner, tea /coffee, snacks. from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese to continental cuisine.

ü  Support staff: Qualified trekking guide, cook & camp crew.

ü  Trekking mules/horses or porters for porterage of your luggage and trekking gear.

ü  Camping fee,  trekking permits.

ü  Goods and services tax.

ü  First aid medical kit.

 


DETAILED TREK ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Delhi / Chandigarh. Drive to Shimla
Arrive Delhi / Chandigarh. Drive to Shimla

 

Day 2: Shimla - Kafnu. Drive 7-8 hrs.
Shimla - Kafnu. Drive 7-8 hrs.

 

Day 3: Trek to Mulling (3100m), 6 hrs.
From the open parking area in front of the Lake View Resort we follow the dirt service road around storage lake for a small hydro scheme and then head up-valley to a bridge. Cross the bridge and immediately turn left on good trail. The valley narrows quickly as you walk upstream on the true left bank. Pass the few homes of Musrang and enter forest that leads to a set of switchbacks in 45 minutes. The trail climbs up in pleasant pine that leads to open pasture and then descends back to the river . We begin climbing in thick pine forest and sometimes crossing tributary streams for. Cross another grassy pasture before winding through a large gully cut around an ancient terminal moraine, climbing on an easy gradient the entire time. At the end of the gully the trail climbs very slightly into a magnificent broad alpine valley, called Mulling, where there are many good campsites. 

 


 

Day 4: Trek to Kara (3580m)
Continue up the Mulling valley.  Beyond the pasture we enter a boulder field and then sparse forest. The valley narrows near the junction of the Yuchdiun river and after the confluence you cross a step-sided gully via a boulder-bridge. A steep climb before traversing to another stunning alpine valley and an extensive pasture popular with shepherds at Kara. There are many fine campsites here 

 

 

Day 5: Trek to Phustirang (4000m)
The Phustirang Nala heads northwest from Kara, and we will need to find a convenient crossing point near the confluence with the main valley before climbing the true left . The trail climbs rapidly up a grassy spur before the gradient eases as you cross gently undulating pastures with many boulders. There are many herder shelters in the valley but the best campsites are at the base of the pass-climb. There are two main camps, a lower site, and after a short climb an upper site that offers an easier start for the following day 

 

 

Day 6: Trek to Bhabha pass (4865m) - Baldar (3900m), 7-8 hrs.
The trail climbs a scree-covered spur that heads steeply up the centre of pass-approach valley. After about 350m of ascent the trail crosses a melt-water stream and then climbs steeper ground for another 150m to reach a plateau, which some groups use as a high camp. Traverse around a shallow basin to your north and ascend a rocky moraine hillock to reach another, larger basin. The pass is the lowest point on the surrounding ridge to your north  and is reached by crossing the basin and climbing directly to Bhabha Pass.. Reach the flat-bottomed valley and long lake in less than 1 hour. 

 

 

 

Day 7: Trek to Mudh (3750m) 4-5, Drive to Kaza. 2 hrs.
Leaving Baldor the trail is relatively easy. At the end of our trail the valley separates to main Pin River. To the left the trails goes towards Pin Parvati pass to Parvati valley in Kullu and to the right to Bhaba pass. Vegetation becomes more and more as we move forward to Mud, yet this valley is home of numbers of wild animals, the rarest and finest of them is an elegant snow-leopard. We could cross domestic animals i.e. yak and Dzo grazing. Pin valley makes different to other valleys of Himalayan region by its sedimentary rock formation. Arriving at Mud, we drive to Kaza. Overnight hotel. 

 


 

Day 8: Drive to Kee, Trek to Gete - Tashi gang (4,400m), 7-8 hrs
Today leaving Kaza short drive to Kee 6 -7 kms. We start trek near the monastery taking a trail which goes steep upto Gete village. Climbing up and having a view of Spiti River valley as well numbers of village across the River. Finally arrive at small village of Gete. Continue to Tashi gang village for camp. 
Tashi Gang village known to be second highest inhabited village. Exploring surrounding we retrace back to our camp.

 


 

Day 9: Climb to Base camp
Leaving Tashi Gang ascend through a small plateau and alpine pasture to base camp with panoramic view of Chau Chau Kang Nilda to the East located above Langza village, the entire high plateau is dominated by this peak.

 

 

Day 10: Climb Kanamo 5970m - back to bc.
An early departure from camp. Ascend gradually to Kanamo peak 5974m rising above Kibber and Tashi Gang village of Spiti. To the locals of Spitian KA mean White or Auspecious and NAMO means Lady or Hostess. Simply it means White Lady. Kanamo doesnt ask any technical requirements to climb, yet its adventurous to climb on scree and rocky patches. The North face of this peak is abondoned with glacier. We climb by South face.

 

 

Day 11: Trek to Tashi Gang, Drive to Manali. 
Descent to Tashi Gang surrounded by Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary - the entire region is home of Himalayn Ibex, Blue sheep, Tibetan wolves and elegent Snow Leopard. Some of animal are common to see in this region. Upon arrival at road head, drive to Manali.

 



INCLUDES
·         All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
·         All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs and table.
·         Accommodation in quality 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.
·         All meals during trek
·         Qualified & trained mountain guide and experienced crew.
·         Porters or mules for porterage of gear & duffel bags
·         Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.
·         Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles.
·         Goods and services tax. 

Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 Arrive Delhi / Chandigarh. Drive to Shimla

    Arrive Delhi / Chandigarh. Drive to Shimla

  • Day 2 Shimla - Kafnu. Drive 7-8 hrs.

    Shimla - Kafnu. Drive 7-8 hrs.

  • Day 3 Trek to Mulling (3100m), 6 hrs.

    From the open parking area in front of the Lake View Resort we follow the dirt service road around storage lake for a small hydro scheme and then head up-valley to a bridge. Cross the bridge and immediately turn left on good trail. The valley narrows quickly as you walk upstream on the true left bank. Pass the few homes of Musrang and enter forest that leads to a set of switchbacks in 45 minutes. The trail climbs up in pleasant pine that leads to open pasture and then descends back to the river . We begin climbing in thick pine forest and sometimes crossing tributary streams for. Cross another grassy pasture before winding through a large gully cut around an ancient terminal moraine, climbing on an easy gradient the entire time. At the end of the gully the trail climbs very slightly into a magnificent broad alpine valley, called Mulling, where there are many good campsites.

  • Day 4 Trek to Kara (3580m)

    Continue up the Mulling valley.  Beyond the pasture we enter a boulder field and then sparse forest. The valley narrows near the junction of the Yuchdiun river and after the confluence you cross a step-sided gully via a boulder-bridge. A steep climb before traversing to another stunning alpine valley and an extensive pasture popular with shepherds at Kara. There are many fine campsites here

  • Day 5 Trek to Phustirang (4000m)

    The Phustirang Nala heads northwest from Kara, and we will need to find a convenient crossing point near the confluence with the main valley before climbing the true left . The trail climbs rapidly up a grassy spur before the gradient eases as you cross gently undulating pastures with many boulders. There are many herder shelters in the valley but the best campsites are at the base of the pass-climb. There are two main camps, a lower site, and after a short climb an upper site that offers an easier start for the following day

  • Day 6 Trek to Bhabha pass (4865m) - Baldar (3900m), 7-8 hrs.

    The trail climbs a scree-covered spur that heads steeply up the centre of pass-approach valley. After about 350m of ascent the trail crosses a melt-water stream and then climbs steeper ground for another 150m to reach a plateau, which some groups use as a high camp. Traverse around a shallow basin to your north and ascend a rocky moraine hillock to reach another, larger basin. The pass is the lowest point on the surrounding ridge to your north  and is reached by crossing the basin and climbing directly to Bhabha Pass.. Reach the flat-bottomed valley and long lake in less than 1 hour.

  • Day 7 Trek to Mudh (3750m) 4-5, Drive to Kaza. 2 hrs.

    Leaving Baldor the trail is relatively easy. At the end of our trail the valley separates to main Pin River. To the left the trails goes towards Pin Parvati pass to Parvati valley in Kullu and to the right to Bhaba pass. Vegetation becomes more and more as we move forward to Mud, yet this valley is home of numbers of wild animals, the rarest and finest of them is an elegant snow-leopard. We could cross domestic animals i.e. yak and Dzo grazing. Pin valley makes different to other valleys of Himalayan region by its sedimentary rock formation. Arriving at Mud, we drive to Kaza. Overnight hotel.

  • Day 8 Drive to Kee, Trek to Gete - Tashi gang (4,400m), 7-8 hrs

    Today leaving Kaza short drive to Kee 6 -7 kms. We start trek near the monastery taking a trail which goes steep upto Gete village. Climbing up and having a view of Spiti River valley as well numbers of village across the River. Finally arrive at small village of Gete. Continue to Tashi gang village for camp. 

  • Day 9 Climb to Base camp

    Climb to Base camp

  • Day 10 Climb Kanamo 5970m - back to bc.

    Climb Kanamo 5970m - back to bc.

  • Day 11 Trek to Tashi Gang, Drive to Manali.

    Trek to Tashi Gang, Drive to Manali.

Inclusions

What is included in the trip
ü
  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.

ü  9 or 10 nights camp with all camping facilities.  3 men spacious 4 season tents for 2,  sleeping bags, foam mattresses, dining tent, trekking poles & safety gears.

ü  All meal during trek - starts with bed tea to breakfast, lunch, 3 course dinner, tea /coffee, snacks. from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese to continental cuisine.

ü  Support staff: Qualified trekking guide, cook & camp crew.

ü  Trekking mules/horses or porters for porterage of your luggage and trekking gear.

ü  Camping fee,  trekking permits.

ü  Goods and services tax.

ü  First aid medical kit.

Exclusions

What is not included
×     Domestic flight. Leh - Delhi. (Delhi airport transfer on request)
×     Delhi Manali transfer.

×     Hotel in Shimla & Manali.

×     Travel insurance.

×     Soft or hard drinks.

×     Entrance fee at monasteries

×     Personal tipping to staff: Guide, cook, camp crew, horsemen, porters, driver.

×     Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.


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Trip facts
Activity - Trekking & hiking
Region: Spiti Kinnar, Himachal 

Difficulty level - moderate
Max Altitude - 5970 meters
Max sleeping altitude - 4800 meters
Lowest trek altitude - 3100 meters

Trip Length - 13 days Delhi to Delhi
10 days Shimla to Manali

9 days trekking
8 nights camping
3 night hotel

Best time - Mid June to Oct



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