Bara Bhangal (बारा भंगल) Trek

Difficulty – 5/5
Duration – 11 days
Ideal season – May to June, 15 Sep to 15 Oct

This trek is one of the most challenging treks in Himachal Pradesh, stretching from an elevation of appx 6725 feet to about 16,404 feet and negotiates through the shepherds trail from Kullu district to Kangra district. Traversing through Kalihani pass and Thamsar pass invites people belong to “expert” category of trekkers in rugged back country with good know-how of hiking and camping. It is ideal trek for people looking for isolation and in-tune-with-nature routes.

  • Food

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Unlimited, Veg, Jain Food Available, Non veg Available

  • 10N/11D

  • Reporting

    Manali

  • End Point

    Raj Gunda

  • Accommodation

    Tent, Home stays, Guest House

Trip Details

Day 1 – Arrive Manali
Reach Manali by noon/afternoon. Our guest house is at a place called Vashisht, which is 3 Km further up from Manali town. This village is acclaimed for its hot baptize springs and temples of Vashisht Rishi and Aristocrat Rama. Accustomed hot sulphur springs with two abstracted bathing tanks for gents and ladies are consistently abounding of tourists.  In the evening go for a walk to Jogini falls, one and half Km from the temple. Accommodation in rest house/home-stay

Day 2 – Manali to Lamadugh,5-6 hours(3450m)
Today morning our trek starts. We take a small ride in the car from Vashisht to reach the opposite side of Beas river cutting Manali town. The trek starts from the upper reaches of  Manali (7000 ft) behind the Hadimda Temple. The PWD road transforms into a narrow foot-route which vanishes into the jungle. Initially the trail moves along Manali Sanctuary within the dense and beautiful forest with over whelming large trees like the Deodars, Walnut, Maples with steep up rise having only a few intermediate reliefs. The condition of the path may vary based on weather and in rainy season it can be treacherously muddy. About three hours of uphill march one reaches a distinct clearing, more like a field with a few stones scattered around. The next stretch of the trek starts with considerable steepness for the next 2/2 and half hours. Slowly as one gains altitude, the big trees gives way to man-height shrubs with occasional clearings from where one suddenly have head spinning view of the beas valley which have been left far below. At the last couple of kilometers stretch, the slope eases out and walk continues through dense forest with mosses and lichens all around. Here we encountered a strange challenge, indeed never thought about before. Be careful while walking and avoid stepping on it. At last after crossing couple of humps, one emerges into a large bowl shaped clearing with a abandoned remnant of a trekkers hut in the middle. Herein the place, Lama Dugh(~ 3050m/10000 ft), to camp for the night.