Day 04: Trek to Kalihani pass (4830m) -Dhanko thach (3800m) 7-8
Climb steadily on a rocky path, along a snowy glacier climb moderate slope to the foot of the pass. Then climb
over glacier is an interesting. Finally arrive at top of the Kalihani pass (4,830m). From here view around the major peaks
of Kullu and Lahoul valley. Crossing the pass, on the descent cross hazardous rivers in various ways: a stone bridge with
rope handrail descent is over patches of ice, then follow the small stream which originate from the pass. Arrive at the campsite
of Dhan ko thach (thach-locally called meadows).
Day 05: Trek to Lamba Parao (3500m). 6 hrs.
Gradual descent into the valley for 1 ½ hour. Cross Kalihani stream by bridge, then follow the track along with
the stream. Camp by the stream.
Day 06: Trek to Suni Parao (3000m). 5-6 hrs.
From the camp follow the trail on the right side of Kalihani stream, easy waking but one has to walk over boulders
and occasionally on snow and ice patches (an early season)
Day 07: Trek to Bara Bangahal (2550m). 5-6 hrs.
A good route again on right bank to Bara Bangahal village. Bara Bangahal is a mid-point of the trek, a village
enclosed by the mountains. Gradual walking down in beautiful surroundings, before Bara Bangahal cross a bridge over Ravi River.
Lastly arrive at village. Bara Bangahal is a tribal village inhabited by GADDIS (Shepherds) who claim themselves to be the
descendant of Alexander the Great.
Day 08: Trek to Marh (3850m) Base of Thamsar pass (4375m). 6 hrs.
Gentle climbing after crossing a bridge near Bara Bangahal. After 2 hours walking through the forest, arrive the
beautiful meadows at the base of Thamsar pass. Camp near the stream.
Day 09: Trek to Thamsar pass (4730m) – Panihartu (3500m). 7-8 hrs.
Not difficult but easy climbing through snow leads to the glacier. Thamsar pass at 4,700 meters with panoramic
view of Dhauladhar range of Himalayas. After descending 5 kms arrive at Panihartu campsite.
Day 10: Trek to Rajgunda (2900m) 6-7 hrs.
From the camp follow the left bank of Uhl stream for an hour. Then walk through forest and cross bridge near Palachak
Deota. Now follow the right side of Uhl, untill you arrive at Rajgunda.
Day 11: Trek to Billing (2600m) - Bir (1550m) 5-6 kms, drive to
Dharamsala (1300m) 65 kms 2 hrs.
Gradual walking down through forest, Billing is the famous for international Hang Gliding sports.
4 hours walking
downwards by following a dry stream. Good view all around. Finally arrive at Bir Khas for overnight halt. Bir is inhabits
by large number of Tibetan settlements in India, it has a beautiful monasteries. Drive to Palampur. Palampur is a beautiful
spot in Kangra valley surrounded by tea garden. Before palampur visit Baijnath to look 5, 00 year old Mahadev temple. Finally
arrive at Dharamsala. Dharamsala is hill station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar range of Himalayas. Since 1960, when
it became a temporary headquarter of HIS HOLINESS H.H. THE DALAI LAMA. Dharamsala has risen to international fame as the little
Lhasa in India. It is a best destination for those who want to study Tibetan Buddhism, arts and culture. Overnight stay at