Kalihani Pass 6 Days & 5 Nights

Kalihani Pass
Overview

Kalihani pass - The gateway to Bara Bhangal - Gaddi shepherds land

Kalihani pass 4830m located on Pir Panjal range and the extreme west of Manali, And this Khanpari lies at an altitude of 4025m, is one of the best and perfect spot to view Beas River valley at once. To the West lies Kalihani pass at an altitude of 4830m Connecting remote Bara Bangahal village of Kangra district. During summer to late Automn this area is mainly inhabited by Shepherds and this pass is frequently used by them to go rain shadow of high grassland. Apart from Sheperds route this area has one of the best trekking route in Manali region. Spectacular view of Great Himalayan Range and snow clad peak rising above 6000m Indrasan 6220m, Deo Tibba 6001m to the East and Maker Beh 6068m, Shikar Beh 6200m to the North and looking down the beautiful Kullu valley are main characteristics of this trek.

Setting off from near Hadimba we climb gently through thick forest of Cedar and Oak. Climbing up through the Manalsu River valley the gentle slopes and lush green meadows of Lamadugh appears. Later trek beneathe the ridge of Khanpari Tibba (4,025m) we arrive at a place from where Indrasan (6,220m.) And Deo Tibba (6,001m.) peaks can be seen. One can see the full view of Manali town and upper Kullu valley. Continue going upward through brilliant shrubs of Rhododendro, Birch pave on the way and wild flowers all around. Arriving at dome of Khanpari to have spectacular 360 degree view of Great Himalayan Range to the East, Dhauladhar to the West and Pir Panjal to the North. Keep your attention towards wildlife to see Monal, Fox and Bear. 

Outline trip Itinerary 

Day 1: Manali to Dungri, drive, Trek to Lamadugh (3050m), 5 hrs
Day 2: Trek Khanpari (4025m) - Riyali Thach (3300m), 6-7 hrs
Day 3: Trek base camp Shangor (4000m) 5-6 hrs
Day 4: Trek Kalihani pass (4830m)  8- 9 hrs
Day 5: Trek Maylee Thach (3800m) - Longa Thach (3250m)5-6 hrs
Day 6: Trek Barod (1800m) 5 hrs, Drive Manali 

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Manali (2,040 m) to Lamadugh (3,050 m), 5 hours

Setting off from near Hadimba we climb gently through thick forest of Cedar and Oak. Climbing up through the Manalsu River valley the gentle slopes and lush green meadows of Lamadug . Climbing up through the Manalsu valley the gentle slopes and lush green meadows of Lamadugh appears. Beautiful campsite with wonderful view of surrounding. Keep your attention towards wildlife to see Monal, Fox and Bear.

Approaching Lamadug

 

Day 2: Trek to Khanpari (4,025 m) - Riyali Thach (3,300 m), 6 to 7 hours

Leaving camp trek through steep ridge below Khanpari Tibba (4,025m) we arrive at a place from where Indrasan (6,220m.) And Deo Tibba (6,001m.) peaks can be seen. One can see the full view of Manali town and upper Kullu valley. Continue going upward through brilliant shrubs of Rhododendro, Birch pave on the way and wild flowers all around. Arriving at just below Khanpari we follow the trail which is going eastern top of mountain, by the afternoon arrive at dome of Khanpari to have spectacular 360 degree view of Great Himalayan Range to the East, Dhauladhar to the West and Pir Panjal to the North. Descent along the ridge to campsite.

 Peaceful campsite of Riyali Thach

Day 3: Trek to base camp Shangor (4,000 m), 6 -7 hours

From Riyali we follow the trek in alpine forest until reaching a small stream, cross it and walk along the left side for few minutes. Continue stepping up where tree line finishes and you have a wonderful view of upper and lower Kullu valley. Overnight halt at Shangor base camp camp.

Shangor - Base of Kalihani


Short before Kalihani

Day 4: Trek to Kalihani pass (4,830 m) - Back to Base, 8 - 9 hours

We climb steadily on a rocky path, along a snowy glacier climb moderate slope to the foot of the pass. Then climb over glacier is an interesting. Finally arrive at top of the Kalihani pass (4,830m). From here view around the major peaks of Kullu and Lahoul valley. Finally descent to base camp and continue to Riyali Thach.




 

Day 5: Trek to Maylee Thach (3,800 m ) - Longa Thach (3,250 m), 5 -6 hours

After breakfast we trek continue over open meadows and take a trail which leads to tiny lake called Ranisui.  The trail climbs and descend along the ridge. The view toward east at the best in clear sky. Especially having Indrasan and Deo Tibba. We are always on a open meadows, crossing the pass continue descent to Longa Thach  for overnight camp. 

Indrasan peak


View of Manali town from Longa Thach

 

Day 6: Trek to Barod (1,800 m) 5 hours, drive to Manali

Trail descend to Barod village through alpine forest where our jeep will be waiting for us here. We drive on a narrow link to Manali

 
 

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Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 Manali (2,040 m) to Lamadug (3,050 m), 5 hours

    Setting off from near Hadimba we climb gently through thick forest of Cedar and Oak. Climbing up through the Manalsu River valley the gentle slopes and lush green meadows of Lamadug . Climbing up through the Manalsu valley the gentle slopes and lush green meadows of Lamadug appears. Beautiful campsite with wonderful view of surrounding. Keep your attention towards wildlife to see Monal, Fox and Bear.

  • Day 2 Trek to Khanpari (4,025 m) - Riyali Thach (3,300 m), 6 to 7 hours

    Leaving camp trek through steep ridge below Khanpari Tibba (4,025m) we arrive at a place from where Indrasan (6,220m.) And Deo Tibba (6,001m.) peaks can be seen. One can see the full view of Manali town and upper Kullu valley. Continue going upward through brilliant shrubs of Rhododendro, Birch pave on the way and wild flowers all around. Arriving at just below Khanpari we follow the trail which is going eastern top of mountain, by the afternoon arrive at dome of Khanpari to have spectacular 360 degree view of Great Himalayan Range to the East, Dhauladhar to the West and Pir Panjal to the North. Descent along the ridge to campsite.

  • Day 3 Trek to base camp Shangor (4,000 m), 6 -7 hours

    From Riyali we follow the trek in alpine forest until reaching a small stream, cross it and walk along the left side for few minutes. Continue stepping up where tree line finishes and you have a wonderful view of upper and lower Kullu valley. Overnight halt at Shangor base camp camp.

  • Day 4 Trek to Kalihani pass (4,830 m) - Back to Base, 8 - 9 hours

    We climb steadily on a rocky path, along a snowy glacier climb moderate slope to the foot of the pass. Then climb over glacier is an interesting. Finally arrive at top of the Kalihani pass (4,830m). From here view around the major peaks of Kullu and Lahoul valley. Finally descent to base camp and continue to Riyali Thach.

  • Day 5 Trek to Maylee Thach (3,800 m ) - Longa Thach (3,250 m), 5 -6 hours

    After breakfast we trek continue over open meadows and take a trail which leads to tiny lake called Ranisui.  The trail climbs and descend along the ridge. The view toward east at the best in clear sky. Especially having Indrasan and Deo Tibba. We are always on a open meadows, crossing the pass continue descent to Longa Thach  for overnight camp.

  • Day 6 Trek to Barod (1,800 m) 5 hours, drive to Manali

    Trail descend to Barod village through alpine forest where our jeep will be waiting for us here. We drive on a narrow link to Manali

Inclusions

ü  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.
ü  Pick up from your hotel to drop at hotel in Manali.

ü  5 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

×     Domestic flight. Delhi - Kullu, Kullu - Delhi.

×     Hotel in Manali (Booking of rooms on request)

×     Travel insurance.

×     Soft or hard drinks.

×     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.

Reviews

The team looked after us beautifully, everyone worked so hard, weather was great, excellent trip ! Thanks so much for organizing.

Miss Rahat Raza -  SINGAPORE
Miss Rahat Raza - SINGAPORE
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Activity - Trekking & hiking
Region: Manali, Himachal

Difficulty level - Moderate
Max Altitude - 4800 meters
Max sleeping altitude - 4000 meters
Lowest trek altitude - 1850 meters

Trip Length - 8 days Delhi to Delhi
6 days Manali to Manali
6 days trekking
5 nights camping

Best time - May end to July, Sept to Nov

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