Pangi Valley Trek 10 Days & 9 Nights Meeting with Bhatori Pangwals & trek in remote regions close to Greater Himalayan range

Pangi Valley Trek
Overview

Pangi  & the unexplored world of Pangwalas. A rugged, remote yet beautiful Himalayan valley close to the Greater Himalaya Range. Leaving the Chenab River valley to the North there are some magnificent valleys inhabited with Bhatori tribes i.e. Chask Bhatori, Hudan Bhatori, Sural Bhatori. Bhatori refers to inhabitants of Pangi valley who follow Buddhism. In this trip we mostly take on Chask & Tuwan. Surrounded by virgin mountains, un scaled peaks, untrodden paths where only few travelers, adventurers find their way. After organizing various treks, expeditions in Miyar valley and some trips in Batori regions we at   Potala Adventurers offer this trekking tour for the lovers of Pangi & Pangwalas. Pangwalas are cheerful & good looking people with sense of humor & mostly their singing tradition. Pangwalas love music & dance, music it's their tradition.

Setting off from lush green & Himalayan resort town of Manali to Rohtang La, the first day journey goes along the Chandra later Chenab river to Sach Khas, from where we enter in Saichu or Chask Bhatori. Exploring Chask we reach Tuwan. The last village in the valley and from where our actual trekking begins. For next 2 days along the stream to the base and finally we make our way through glacier and Pimu La and descend into the valley of soaring granite peaks, glaciers. Next 2 days easy descend on the plains of Gumbah & Tharang Thanpattan and arrive at Khanjar. We meet locals at Urgos which is the base for many climbers who takes on Menthosa. Finally an exhilirating drive back to Manali via visiting TrilokNath.  

Pangi valley trek
Day 1: Manali - Rohtang La (3978m) - Udaipur - Saichu (2730m), drive 9 - 10 hours.
Day 2: Acclimatize hike to Chask Batori (3100m) - back to Saichu, Drive to Tuwan (2970m).
Day 3: Tuwan to Tuve Longpo (3660m)
Day 4: Tuve Longpo to Zarong Rong (4100m)
Day 5: Zarong Rong to Base (4600m)
Day 6: Base to Pimu La (5223m) - Kesar Unchob/Base Miyar side (4600m)
Day 7: Base Miyar to Phalpu to Gumbah (3850m)
Day 8: Gumbah to Thanpattan (3700m)
Day 9: Thanpattan to Khanjar (3500m) to Urgos (3300m)
Day 10: Urgos to visit TrilokNath - Tandi - Rohtang La - Manali.



DETAILED TRIP ITINERARY
Day 1: Manali - Rohtang La (3978m) - Udaipur - Saichu (2730m), drive 9 - 10 hours.
Leaving lush green Manali, you drive to Rohtang pass 51 kms from Manali. It’s a favourite destination of Indian tourist to snow point. Rohtang pass connects Lahaul-Spiti with Kullu valley. This pass is a fifth lowest altitude pass on the part of second highest mountain road in the world. We drive through magnificient villages along the Chandra River in Lahaul. At Tandi where confluence of Bhaga and Chandra River makes Chenab River, one of the five major Rivers of Pakistan. We enter in Pattan valley, driving along the right bank of Chenab. We pass through terraces barley fields and superb small villages all along the route. Passing Udaipur continue to reach Sach Khas and enter in Saichu.

Day 2: Acclimatize hike to Chask Bhatori (3100m) - back to Saichu, Drive to Tuwan (2970m). 
Today an acclimatize hike to Chask Bhatori and explore the area and meeting with locals in the area. This is the highest located village in the area of Pangi valley. Finally retrace back to Saichu and drive to Tuwan for overnight stay.


Day 3: Tuwan to Tuve Longpo (3660m)
Hillu Tuwan is located at the junction of Jambu nallah and Saichu Nalla. To the North along the Saichu nallah valley goes to Guru ka Aliyas along the Paphita nallah. Leaving Tuwan on along the Jambu nallah, we pass alpine meadows with some small river/steam crossing to the campsite at the junction with Sirakund nallah.


Day 4: Tuve Longpo to Zarong Rong (4100m)
At the valley floor over rocky moraine to campsite by the junction with Sappar nallah.


Day 5: Zarong Rong to Base (4600m)
Today we make our way towards base camp. The previous two days were small walks and to ensure crossing of pass without any altitude sickness. You are now well acclimatized for crossing of pass tomorrow.

Day 6: Base to Pimu La (5223m) - Kesar Unchob/Base Miyar side (4600m)
No trail today, we make our own way steep to the Pimu La pass also known as Dagal jot by shepherds. Crossing the pass descent on a Pimu glacier on the Miyar side than crossing huge boulders and rough scree. The granite peaks of Miyar appears and the most famous among are Castle peak. Which is favourite among rock climbers.

Day 7: Base Miyar to Phalpu to Gumbah (3850m)
Leaving base also the area is known as Kesan Unchob, short descent to valley floor and along the Miyar nallah to the the foot of Kang la glacier. cross the glacier near Phalpu and walking below the Castle peak down the valley. Ocassionaly some side stream of Takdung  and others to cross before reaching the campsite near Gumbah.

Day 8: Gumbah to Thanpattan (3700m)
Continue down the valley on high pasture and cross the ford at Gumbah than on a stony moraine to Thanpattan campsite. Yaks, Dzo graze in these vast plains of Miyar which is carpeted with numbers of wild flowers. The Tharang group of peaks remain in site and to the East the trail that leads to Zanskar Sumdo after crossing Tarasalamu la. Wonderful campsite at Thanpattan / Tharang. Explore the area and walk to the base of Tharang.

Day 9: Thanpattan to Khanjar (3500m) to Urgos (3300m)
Approaching the fields of Khanjar, short trek to this village and through the barley fields to a wooden bridge and the road. We continue on road to Urgos passing Shukto. Arrive at Urgos and explore the village and visit gompa situated few hundred meters away from this village. Urgos is also base for Menthosa. 

Day 10: Urgos to visit TrilokNath - Tandi - Rohtang La - Manali.
Wonderful drive from Urgos to Udaipur along the Miyar nallah. We visit the TrilokNath and finally along the beautifully carved by Chandra Bhaga to Rohtang La. It is one of beautiful drive amongst some of the world best places that reveals the striking contrast in landscapes of Lahaul & Kullu. Arrive at Manali and check into hotel.


TARSALAMU PASS EXTENSION
Day 8: Gumbah to Thanpattan (3700m)
Day 9: Trek to high above Thanpatta
Day 10: Trek to base (4850m)
Day 11: Trek to Tarsalamu Pass - Base (4600m)
Day 12: Trek to Kuddu meadows (4200m)
Day 13: Trek to Zanskar Sumdo (3900m)
Day 14: Drive to Darcha - Manali

Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 Manali - Rohtang La (3978m) - Udaipur - Saichu (2730m), drive 9 - 10 hours.

    Leaving lush green Manali, you drive to Rohtang pass 51 kms from Manali. It’s a favourite destination of Indian tourist to snow point. Rohtang pass connects Lahaul-Spiti with Kullu valley. This pass is a fifth lowest altitude pass on the part of second highest mountain road in the world. We drive through magnificient villages along the Chandra River in Lahaul. At Tandi where confluence of Bhaga and Chandra River makes Chenab River, one of the five major Rivers of Pakistan. We enter in Pattan valley, driving along the right bank of Chenab. We pass through terraces barley fields and superb small villages all along the route. Passing Udaipur continue to reach Sach Khas and enter in Saichu.

  • Day 2 Acclimatize hike to Chask Bhatori (3100m) - back to Saichu, Drive to Tuwan (2970m).

    Today an acclimatize hike to Chask Bhatori and explore the area and meeting with locals in the area. This is the highest located village in the area of Pangi valley. Finally retrace back to Saichu and drive to Tuwan for overnight stay.

  • Day 3 Tuwan to Tuve Longpo (3660m)

    Hillu Tuwan is located at the junction of Jambu nallah and Saichu Nalla. To the North along the Saichu nallah valley goes to Guru ka Aliyas along the Paphita nallah. Leaving Tuwan on along the Jambu nallah, we pass alpine meadows with some small river/steam crossing to the campsite at the junction with Sirakund nallah.

  • Day 4 Tuve Longpo to Zarong Rong (4100m)

    At the valley floor over rocky moraine to campsite by the junction with Sappar nallah.

  • Day 5 Zarong Rong to Base (4600m)

    Today we make our way towards base camp. The previous two days were small walks and to ensure crossing of pass without any altitude sickness. You are now well acclimatized for crossing of pass tomorrow.

  • Day 6 Base to Pimu La (5223m) - Kesar Unchob/Base Miyar side (4600m)

    No trail today, we make our own way steep to the Pimu La pass also known as Dagal jot by shepherds. Crossing the pass descent on a Pimu glacier on the Miyar side than crossing huge boulders and rough scree. The granite peaks of Miyar appears and the most famous among are Castle peak. Which is favourite among rock climbers.

  • Day 7 Base Miyar to Phalpu to Gumbah (3850m)

    Leaving base also the area is known as Kesan Unchob, short descent to valley floor and along the Miyar nallah to the the foot of Kang la glacier. cross the glacier near Phalpu and walking below the Castle peak down the valley. Ocassionaly some side stream of Takdung  and others to cross before reaching the campsite near Gumbah.

  • Day 8 Gumbah to Thanpattan (3700m)

    Continue down the valley on high pasture and cross the ford at Gumbah than on a stony moraine to Thanpattan campsite. Yaks, Dzo graze in these vast plains of Miyar which is carpeted with numbers of wild flowers. The Tharang group of peaks remain in site and to the East the trail that leads to Zanskar Sumdo after crossing Tarasalamu la. Wonderful campsite at Thanpattan / Tharang. Explore the area and walk to the base of Tharang.

  • Day 9 Thanpattan to Khanjar (3500m) to Urgos (3300m)

    Approaching the fields of Khanjar, short trek to this village and through the barley fields to a wooden bridge and the road. We continue on road to Urgos passing Shukto. Arrive at Urgos and explore the village and visit gompa situated few hundred meters away from this village. Urgos is also base for Menthosa.

  • Day 10 Urgos to visit TrilokNath - Tandi - Rohtang La - Manali.

    Wonderful drive from Urgos to Udaipur along the Miyar nallah. We visit the TrilokNath and finally along the beautifully carved by Chandra Bhaga to Rohtang La. It is one of beautiful drive amongst some of the world best places that reveals the striking contrast in landscapes of Lahaul & Kullu. Arrive at Manali and check into hotel.

Inclusions

ü  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary. Manali to Manali

ü  All trekking gears: 4 season tents,  sleeping bags & liners, foam mattresses, dining tent, toilet tents, nordic trekking poles, safety gears & accessories.

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 & experienced camp crew.

ü  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

×     Delhi / Chandigarh to Manali transfer. (Delhi / Chandigarh airport transfer on request)

×     hotel in Manali.

×     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.