Bhaba Pass Trek
Detailed itineraryDAY 01: Arrival Delhi
Reception in air port, transfer to the hotel, O/N in hotel.
DAY 02: Delhi to Manali (2000 m) 570 kms. 16 hours, by night tourist bus.
Full day sight seen in Delhi, evening transfer to bus station, night in comfortable bus.
DAY 03: Manali
Morning reached Manali, check in hotel, Visit old Manali, Hadimba temple, Shiva temple and monastery in town are main attraction, afternoon free in town, Night in hotel.
DAY 04: Manali to Lossar (4050 m.) 6 to 7 hours.
Drive upstream along the true left bank through the several villages to Rohtang pass (3950 m) Follow the rough road towards the east in Chandra valley. Drive to the Kunzum pass (4700 m.) which offer extensive view of C.B. range, descend for next 11 km to the first campsite before Lossar village. O/N Camp.
DAY 05: Lossar to Kaza (3650 m.)50 km.
After breakfast visit gompa of Lossar and the village. Passing through several villages, reach Rangrik. Visit the famous Kye is a beautiful gompa perched high on a pyramid like mountain, belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, and Kibber 4200 m. one of the highest permanent inhabited village in the world, Return to the camp near Kaza, O/N Camp
KYE MONASTERY : The Gelugpa de Kye monastery is perched on a pyramidal rock peak, which shelters approximately 200 monks. The mural paintings of Dukhang are very well preserved as well as certain tangkas painting the life of the founder of the sect Guru Padmasambhava. In this active and important monastery took place a ceremony of Kalachakra in 2000 in the presence of the Dalai Lama.
KIBBER VILLAGE : The village of Kibber is considered as being the highest village of the world accessible by the road …… reputation which it will soon be necessary to leave for the benefit of his neighbor Gete ! Kibber has a population of some 220 souls, most farmers of barley, wheat and peas. The visit of the monastery at the top of the hill is interesting, in particular that of the ancient rooms.
DAY 06: Kaza to Mikim (Sagnam via Dhankar) 7 hours drive.
After early breakfast drive to Dhankar the ancient capital of the Spiti king, the most incredibly situated gompa, perched high on the barren rocky mountain slopes. Enter in Pin valley known to be full of wild life: Gungri is the main centre of the Nyingmapa sect in Spiti. O/N Camp.
DHANKAR GOMPA : Although damaged, the gompa of the 6th century shelters from magnificent tangkas and statues locked into dark rooms. A part of the monastery was regrettably annulled during particularly rough winter, 1989, and the restorations equal not at all the valuable frescoes which disappeared.
KUNGRI MONASTERY : This monastery according to the legend has been created by Guru Padmasambhava. Contrary to the compact architecture of the Tibetan monasteries generally where temples and apartments are in the same buildings, the monastery of Kungri is constituted by a continuation of rectangular blocks with on the highest terrace Lha-khang, followed in the North by Samdrup-ChoLing in the middle, the architecture of which is typical of the period of Rinchen Zangpo and finally a compact structure in the South is understanding Tangur and Gongkhang, more recent, of Tibetan influence.
DAY 07: Sagnam to Tilling (3500m) 4 to 5 hours. Trek.
Hill walk through rocky terrain to left offer wonderful view of the pin valley bellow and Khar and Sangnam villages. The trek along the high banks of the river for a couple of hours, going over rocky land, meadows and cultivated fields up to the village of Tiling, which lies at the confluence of the Kuokli Gad, a side stream, and the Pin river, O/N in camp.
DAY 08: Tiling to Mud Purkha (3600m) to 5 hours. Trek
The trail follows the Pin river for a while, before a short steep climb through scree, followed by a gradual climb up the hill side and along vast meadows covered with a great variety of mountain flowers and berries. The village of Mud lies across the Pin River. The village gompa is set impressively on a cliff between two streams. O/N camp.
DAY 09: Mud Purko to Base of Bhaba Pass (4400m) 5 to 6 hours. Trek
The day begins with a gradual climb, followed by a steep ascent on scree rubble, few hours below the Bhaba pass. Campsite is set on the opposite bank of the stream. O/N Camp.
DAY 10: Base to Podal Thatch over Bhaba pass (4890m) 6 to 7 hours. Trek
The trail is rugged most of the day, walking over moraine and scree, boulder fields and a final push through the snowfields to the top. After crossing the pass, a steep descent to the campsite on bank of Bhaba river. The vast grass pastures attract the shepherds from Kinnaur, who bring their flocks of sheep and goats to graze here . camp.
DAY 11: Podal Thatch to Mare ( 3500m ) 5 to 6 hours. Trek
Start with a gradual descent down to the valley; the trail widens as you reach at the junction of two streams; cross the stream that you have been follow from the campsite. Keeping this stream to your left, continue till you reach the valley floor which is usually covered by wild flowers during Aug and early Sep. Campsite is set on a beautiful glade amidst prime cedar forest.
DAY 12: Mare to Kafnu - Sarahan (1920 m) 3 to 4 hours. Trek
Descent through an incredible mixed cedar forest till you reach to the Kafnu village, where transport awaits you for the drive to Sarahan, the summer capital of the Rampur. Bushahr. The Bhima Kali temple is a big attraction and one gets magnificent view s of the Shirkhand peaks.
DAY 13: Sarahan to Shimla via Rampur ( 924m) 192 km. 7 to 8 hours.
Rampur is the erstwhile Himalayan Kingdom of Rampur Bushahr and offers a rare insight into customs, religion, art and architecture of its people. Shimla is magnificently robed in dense forest of Oak, Pine, Fir and Rhododendron. O/N in hotel.
DAY 14: Shimla
Ancients capital of British Raj, presently state capital and an important tourist destination, Visit hanuman Temple ( Monkey God, Museum, Advance study hall, evening stroll on the mall.
DAY 15: Shimla to Delhi by train, 470 km. O/N in hotel.
Arrive in Delhi, transfer to hotel, visit Bhai Temple, Humaun Tomb, after lunch free visit evening transfer to international airport for onward flight.
DAY 16: Departure
Full day sight seen, Evening transfer to international air port, flight to onward Destination.
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