Kinnaur Spiti over Bhabha Pass
This trek combines the green of the Kinnaur region of Himachal Pradesh with the stark desolateness of the Spiti Valley. The trek begins at Kafnoo in Kinnaur. The trail ascends along the left bank of the wanger river after crossing a footbridge.The path climbs through single crop fields of Mustrang village and passes through a mixed forest of conifers and temperate broad-leafed species. The trail climbs through little clearings of potato and buckwheat till it reaches the meadows of Muling (3350 meters/11,000 feet), fringed by birch and wild cherry. From here the trail continues to Pistrang, a sheltered glade with a spring at one end and over a steep ascent to the pass. The descent is more gradual to the PinValley, over boulder-strewn glaciers, making it a sharp contrast to lush green Kinnaur. This trek is combined with a drive through Spitti and its many important monasteries and quaint villages to make it a unique experience only the valleys of Kinnaur and Spitti can provide.
Day 1: Chandigarh - Rampur(6-8hrs)
Arrival at Rampur. Assistance upon arrival,Relax,Overnight stay in camp. Rampur is the erstwhile Himalayan Kingdom of Rampur bushahr and offers a rare insight in to customs, religion, art and architecture of its people.
Day 2: Rampur - Kafnoo
After breakfast, drive by jeep/trek to kafnu . Stay overnight in camp.
Day 3: Kafnoo - Muling (3220m/10,561 ft) 5-6 hours
Trek through Mustrang village and forest. After a few hours of steep climb, the path gradually ascends to the camp site, a lush green meadow on the banks of the River Bhabha. Camp overnight in tents.
Day 4: Muling - Kara (3350 m/11,000 ft)
The walk involves a small river crossing and a gradual ascent to the base of the Bhabha Pass 4640m/15,220 ft. Camp overnight in tents.
Day 5: Kara - Pistrang(3940m/12,925 ft, 5-6 hours)
After breakfast Trek through the gradual route to nxt camp called pistrang and stay overnight at camp.
Day 6: Pistrang - Baldar (4450m/14,600 ft, 6-7 hours)
The first two hours is a steep climb to the top of the Bhabha Pass (approx. 4865meters/16,000 feet). Then descend to Baldar and stay overnight in camp.
Day 7: Baldar - Mud (3850m/12,630 ft, 5-6 hours)
Relatively a flat walk of couple of hours and we reach the village of Pharka,Then we walk up to the village of Mudh (1/2 hour) and board the waiting jeep. Drive through the village of Sagnam and then we visit the famous monastery of Kungri. Reach Tabo by evening and stay overnight in camp.
Day 8: Mud - Tabo - Dhankar - Lalung - Kaza - Rangrik
Early morning,After breakfastMove to tabo monastery (3050m/10,005 ft), which is over 1,000 years old and is the oldest and the most important monastery in the Spiti valley. We Drive further to the monasteries of Dhankar & Lalung, and continue to Rangrik, our camp site.
Day 9: Rangrik - Ki - Kibber - Gete - Rangrik (4200m)
Today, we will be visiting Ki monastery, the largest monastery in Spiti valley, situated on top of a hill (4116 meters/13,500 feet). This monastery is famous for Thanka paintings and musical instruments. We then continue to the village of Kibber (4205 meters/13,800 feet) and to Gete (4270 meters/14,000 feet), which is the highest permanently inhabited village of Spiti valley. On the way back, we also visit Kaza town. We return to Rangrik by evening and stay overnight in camp.
Day 10: Rangrik - Chandratal Lake (4200m)
After breakfast, drive to Chandratal lake(The lake of moon)is of exquisite beauty between a lower ridge and the main Kunzum range, the out let being into the Chandra River. A beautiful view of Samudra Tapu glacier and Mulkila range is obtainable.Arrival at chandratal,overnight stay in camps.
Day 11: Chandratal Lake - Manali
Early morning drive to Manali via. Kumzam Pass(4700m), En route, cross Rohtang Pass (3980m/13,054ft), where a panorama of bare rocks, snow fields and glaciers unfolds. The sacred twin peaks of Gyephang and the Sonapti glaciers are visible from here, while at a short distance from the pass, lies the lake of Dashair (Sarkund). After arrival check into hotel Overnight in hotel at Manali.
Mornning Departure. (End of our services).