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Bara Banghal Nomadic Trek

Day 1:

Starting early we trek out of Manali and climb up the western hillside towards the meadows of Lama dugh through meadows and forests with the Manalsu stream flowing down below. Camp overnight.

Day 2:

The trail climbs steadily through thinning forests and we get great views of the Pir Panjal range of mountains. We reach our next campsite at Riyali, just above the tree line by early evening.

Day 3:

Today's walk involves a steep climb towards the base of the Kaliheyni Pass. This pass is normally snow clad around the year but it's relatively' easy to walk across. The trail is full of scree and moraine and walking can be a bit bring. Camp below the pass.

Day 4:

Rest day at the base of the pass.

Day 5:

We climb up towards the pass and crossing over Kalihani Pass (4725 metres) we descend through meadows to our streamside camp at Donku Thach.

Day 6:

The walk is pleasant as we continue along the valley with green meadows and mid flowers. We reach our next camp at the small grassy patch of Lambapar.

Day 7:

Today's walk again is an exceedingly pleasant one with magnificent views of the towering mountains of the Pir Panjal ranges. By afternoon our next camp is reached at Dhalmarhi.

Day 8:

Leaving early our destination is the far flung village of Bara Banghal. The walk is along grassy hillsides and we reach this legendary shepherd's village by afternoon. Camp outside the village near a stream.

Day 9:

Rest day at the quaint village of Bara Banghal.

Day 10:

Leaving the village we now head south across the Mis towards the base of the Thamsar Pass. The walk is peasant and the climb can be a bit tiring but the beautiful views make up for this. Camp at the base.

Day 11:

A steep climb through forests and we reach the top of the pass. Stopping a while here to take in the unforgettable views we cross over the Thamsar Pass (4570 metres) and a steady descent takes us to Pannattu, our next camp site.

Day 12:

Our walk is along a roaring river and through thick forests to the tiny settlement of Palachak. Camp overnight.

Day 13:

Passing several villages enroute we head towards the small village of Bing in the district of Kangra. Bing is also well known for its annual paragliding and hang gliding competitions. We reach our camp site near the village of Bing by evening.

Day 14:

The walk leads downhill through lush green forests to the Tibetan settlement of Bir, which is well connected to Mcleodgunj the capital of the Tibetan Government in exile - our final destination. From here you can take buses to either Manali or Delhi.