Kalihani Pass Trek 7 Days & 6 Nights The gateway to " Bara Bhangal " The home of Himalayan Shepherds

Kalihani Pass Trek
Overview

Kalihani Pass - The gateway to "Bara Bhangal" The home of Himalayan Shepherds

Kalihani pass - The gateway to " Bara Bhangal " The home of Himalayan Shepherds. Kalihani Pass 4820m located on the extreme west of Manali, this Khanpari lies at an altitude of 4,020 m and is one of the best and perfect spots 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. Summer to late Autumn, the area is mainly inhabited by Shepherds. Kalihani pass is frequently used to move in the rain shadow of high grassland. Apart from Sheperd's route, this area has one of the best trekking routes in the Manali region. Spectacular view of the Great Himalayan Range and snow-clad peak rising above 6000 m. Those are Indrasan (6,220 m), Deo Tibba (6,001 m) to the East and Maker Beh (6,068 m)Shikar Beh (6,200 m), Gepang Goh (5,870 m) to the North, and looking down the beautiful Kullu valley are the main characteristics of this trek.

Setting off from near Hadimba we climb gently through the thick forest of Cedar and Oak. Climbing up through the Manalsu River valley the gentle slopes and lush green meadows of Lamadugh appears. The trail goes beneath 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 Rhododendron, Birch pave on the way, and wildflowers all around. Spectacular 360-degree view of the Great Himalayan Range to the East, Dhauladhar to the West, and Pir Panjal to the North from Khanpari Tibba. Keep your attention on wildlife to see Monal, Fox, and Bear. 

Trip Itinerary
Day 1
: Manali to Hadimba (2,100 m), 2.5 km, 10 minutes drive, Trek to Lamadugh (3,050m), 7 km, 5 hours

Day 2: Trek Lamadugh (3,050 m) to Riyali Thach (3,480m), 10 km, 7-8 hours
Day 3: Trek Riyali Thach (3,480 m), to base camp Shangor (3,960 m), 6 km, 7 hours
Day 4: Trek Shangor (3,960 m) to Kalihani pass (4,820 m) - Back to Shangor. 6 km,  8- 9 hours
Day 5: Trek Shangor (3,960 m) to Rani Sui Lake (3,780m), 8 km, 6-7 hours
Day 6: Trek Rani Sui Lake (3,780 m) to Khanpari Tibba (4,020 m) to Maili Thatch (3450 m). 6 km, 5 hours
Day 7: Trek Maili Thatch (3,450 m) to Shangchar (2,350 m), 4 km, 3 hrs, Shangchar to Manali. 31 km, 1:30 hours drive



Detailed Trip Dossier

Day 1: Manali to Hadimba (2100 m), 2.5 km, 10 minutes drive, Trek to Lamadugh (3050m), 7 km, 4-5 hours.
Setting off from near Hadimba we climb gently through a thick forest of Cedar and Oak. 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. A beautiful campsite awaits with a wonderful view of the surroundings. Keep your attention on wildlife to see Monal, Fox, and Bear.


Approaching Lamadugh



Day 2: Trek Lamadugh (3,050 m) to Riyali Thach (3,480m), 10 km, 7-8 hours
Leaving camp the trail goes through a 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 Rhododendron, Birch pave on the way, and wildflowers all around. Arriving just below Khanpari we follow the trail to the eastern top of the mountain, by the afternoon at the dome of Khanpari to have a spectacular 360-degree view of the Great Himalayan Range to the East, Dhauladhar to the West and Pir Panjal to the North. Now a long descent along the ridge to the campsite.

 

Peaceful campsite of Riyali Thach

Day 3: Trek Riyali Thach (3,480 m), to base camp Shangor (3,960 m), 6 km, 7 hours
From Riyali we follow the trek in the alpine forest until reaching a small stream, cross it, and walk along the left side for a few minutes. Continue stepping up where the tree line finishes and you have a wonderful view of upper and lower Kullu valley. Overnight halt at Shangor base camp.




Shangor - Base of Kalihani


Day 4: Trek Shangor (3,960 m) to Kalihani pass (4,820 m) - Back to Shangor. 6 km,  8- 9 hours
We climb steadily on a rocky path, along a snowy glacier climbing the moderate slope to the foot of the pass. Then climb over glaciers is interesting. Finally, arrive at top of the Kalihani pass (4,830m). From here view around the major peaks of Kullu and Lahaul valley. Finally, descent to base camp and continue to Riyali Thach.




Day 5: Trek to Shangor (3,960 m) to Rani Sui Lake (3,780 m), 8 km, 6-7 hours.
After breakfast, we continue to trek over open meadows and take a trail that leads to a tiny lake called Rani Sui. The trail climbs and descends along the ridge. The view towards the East is at its best in the clear sky, especially the Indrasan and Deo Tibba peaks. Continue trekking on open meadows, crossing the small pass camp before Rani Sui Lake.




Day 6: Trek Rani Sui Lake (3,780 m) to Khanpari Tibba (4,020 m) to Maili Thatch (3450 m). 6 km, 5 hours
Today leaving camp, first ascend to Khanpari Tibba, to have a panoramic view of the Beas River valley. After a short break here, we descend along the ridge to Mahili Thach. The ridgeline trail
presents a spectacular view of the upper Kullu valley. Vast Apple orchards at the valley floor and Beas River making its way to the south. Enjoying the view on both sides, final descent to Mahili Thach campsite, which sits just above the treeline.

 

Day 7: Trek Maili Thatch (3,450 m) to Shangchar (2,350 m), 4 km, 3 hrs, Shangchar to Manali. 31 km, 1:30 hours drive
Today leaving camp, the trail descends through the alpine forest and continues through Apple fields to Shangchar village. A walk pass by the villages to the road head, where our car will be waiting for us & the Kalihani pass trek ends here. It's 1:30 to 2 hrs of drive to Manali. 

Package Itinerary
  • Day 1 Manali to Dungri (2100 m) by car, Trek to Lamadugh (3050m), 5 hrs.

    Setting off from near Hadimba we climb gently through a 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 a wonderful view of the surrounding. Keep your attention towards wildlife to see Monal, Fox, and Bear.

  • Day 2 Trek Lamadugh to Riyali Thach (3480m), 6-7 hrs.

    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 Rhododendron, Birch pave on the way, and wildflowers all around. Arriving just below Khanpari we follow the trail which is going eastern top of the mountain, by the afternoon arrive at the dome of Khanpari to have a spectacular 360-degree view of the Great Himalayan Range to the East, Dhauladhar to the West, and Pir Panjal to the North. Descent along the ridge to the campsite.

  • Day 3 Trek Riyali Thach to base camp Shangor (3960m) 5-6 hrs.

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

  • Day 4 Trek Kalihani pass (4820m) - Back to Shangor. 8- 9 hrs.

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

  • Day 5 Trek Shangor to Rani Sui Lake (3780m) 6-7 hrs.

    After breakfast, we trek continue over open meadows and take a trail that leads to a tiny lake called Ranisui.  The trail climbs and descends along the ridge. The view toward the east at the best in the clear sky. Especially having Indrasan and Deo Tibba. We are always on an open meadow, crossing the pass continue to near Rani Sui Lake for overnight camp.

  • Day 6 Trek Rani Sui Lake to Khanpari Tibba (4020m) to Maylee Thatch (3450 m). 4-5 Hrs.

    Today leaving camp, at first we ascend to Khanpari Tibba to have a panoramic view of Beas River valley. After a short break here, we descend along the ridge to Mahili thach. The ridgeline trail presents a spectacular view of the upper Kullu valley. Vast Apple orchards at the valley floor and Beas River making its way to the south. Enjoying the view on both sides, final descent to Mahili Thach campsite, which sits just above the treeline.

  • Day 7 Trek Maylee Thatch to Shangchar (2350m) 3 hrs, Shangchar to Manali by car. 2 Hrs.

    Today leaving camp, the trail descends through the alpine forest and continues through Apple fields to Shangchar village. A walk pass by the village to road head, where our car will be waiting for us & Kalihani pass trek ends here. Its 1:30 to 2 hrs of drive 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  6 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 

×     Delhi - Manali or Chandigarh airport / railway station - Manali transfer. (Booking of private car 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

“We did the 7day Kalihani Pass Trek with Potala Adventures and everything was great from the beginning till end. Starting with the communication and organization upfront where we already felt well taken care of. Continuing with the great team and guide, during the trek who adjusted everything to our fitness level and wishes. We had stunning views, awesome food (a trek is a great way to taste the variety of ...

Ms. Sabine R. - Germany - Sept. 2023
Ms. Sabine R. - Germany - Sept. 2023

"We just returned to Norway. And we had a really great experience trekking! It is right that we had some snow issues, but the crew managed it well in our opinion. And they took really good care of us the whole time. So, all in all, we were very satisfied".

Mr. B Fredriksen - Norway, 7 to 12 July 2019
Mr. B Fredriksen - Norway, 7 To 12 July 2019

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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Quick Facts

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 - 7 days Manali to Manali.
7 days trek, 6 nights camp.
Best time - Mid-June to July end & Mid Sept to Oct end.

 









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