BARA BHANGAL TREK
Bara Bhangal ia a alpine terrain between the Kullu Valley, Chamba and Kangra is one of the most spectacular and little known regions of the West Himalaya. Trails crossing verdant meadows and traversing snow bound passes to
access secluded Hindu villages. The people of Bara Bhanghal prefer to cross the high Thamsar Pass and go Baijnath for their daily needs rather than go towards Holi and Chamba. Though a part of Chamba Valley, Bara Bhanghal is administratively linked with Kangra district. Many streams rising on slopes of the Bara Bhanghal Range unite here to form the Ravi River. This trail provides an insight into the life of Gaddi People living in the valley. From Thamsar pass to Bara Bhanghal is one of the most pleasant and scenic treks in the Dhauladhar region, and because of the gradual, graded slopes on the northern side of the Dhauladhar no great exertion is needed. Rock shelters can also be found all along the way. Bara Bhanghal lies in a bowl at the base of three high ranges, and many glacier torrents join near the village to form the Ravi River. From Bara Bhanghal you can also go to Kullu valley. Shepherds' trails wind upwards in all directions. Nikora Pass (4745m) crosses the Manimahesh North to Kugti in Budhil Valley; Asha Jot (5033m) and Laluni Pass (5438m) cross the Bara Bhanghal North East to Tandi in Lauhal Valley. Two passes lead to the Kullu Valley. Two passes lead east to the Kullu Valley. The Dhauladhar can be crossed to Kangra Valley by Makori Pass (4605m), Gairu Jot (4664m) and Thamsar Pass (4624m). It is easy to go Bara Bhanghal via following route as grade is normal, gradual and aesthetic then other side. This trek is limited to people experienced in travel in rugged backcountry and with solid know how of hiking and camping. One of the easiest routes, it takes one from the lush green Ravi valley to the stark landscapes of Bara Bhangal range. It is a very fruitful trek that people looking for an isolated, in-tune with nature routes.we follow the following trek plan:-
Ø DAY-1 Welcome to Bharmour
Bharmour is the unexplored destination, situated in the Dhauladhar region and Pir Panjal Ranges of Himalaya, between the Ravi and Budhil valley, and known for the Gaddi peoples of Bharmour. The trekking in Bharmour and the hidden treasures are good enough reasons for visiting such a beautiful small town. The Dhauladhar region and Pir Panjal Ranges of Bharmour are a unique destination in world, lots of bird species, beautiful dense forests with meadows, Land and home of the Lord Shiva, diverse flora and fauna, historical and religious monuments, High altitude peaks, 12 Passes, and the home of the Gaddies, an indigenous tribe of Himachal Pradesh.. After reception and welcome drink we take you to the Hotel for some rest. In evening we take you to 84 Chaurasi ancient Temples for evening Aarti then back to hotel for dinner and night stay.
Ø DAY-2 Bharmour - Holi – Laakewali Mata (Normal gradient of 51 kms By Taxi)
In the morning after breakfast troop will move to small village Holi by taxi a lead of 38 km. Holi is small and beautiful valley town situated on the bank of Ravi River. Famous delicious red royal and golden apples and for walnuts. Troop will go through Kharamukh, Garola and will stay at the bank of Ravi River at Choli Bridge for some rest and enjoyment. Then troop will move ahead toward Holi. After reaching at Holi troop will visit small Bazaar of Holi. Then move to Nayagram and Laakewali Mata three kms ahead from Nayagram Lunch will be provided at Laakewali Mata temple. Spend the left day for acclimatization and overnight stay in camp.
Ø DAY-3 Laakewali Mata - Dharadi (Normal gradient of 10 kms trek)
Laakewali Mata -Dharadi 10 Kms run is quite interested as road head endsat Laakewali Mata. From here troop will go downward for 500 Mtrs and will cross a small suspension bridge then climb for One km and will reach at small village Surie. Stay while at Surie then move ahead to Urna village. After crossing a small Nallah near Urna then trail goes to Khrudu through ropeway. Khrudu is the destination of joining place of the two paths one is via Bajol village and another is through we went. Rest for half hour and taking lunch at Khrudu troop will move ahead through Garonda Village and after crossing the Nala by a log bridge locally called Trangdi the path climbs steeply for 1Km over a spur to reach the remote village of Dharadi. Dinner and overnight stay will be provided in camp.
Ø DAY-4 Dharadi – Lake Base Camp (Normal gradient of 14 kms trek)
Dharadi to Lake Camp 14Km, The trail onwards east crosses precipitousrock faces high above the north side of the Ravi river, many tricky sections that need special care. A short rope will prove handy while cliffs dominate this side of the Ravi River; the other (S) side is covered with thick forest. In 4 -5 hours the hamlet of Khanar Village is reached. Then following a 2-3Km stretch, the path climbs steeply through wooded slopes to reach the crest of a spur where huge conifer trees are seen; a traditional resting place for travelers. The path is now well-defined and leads down through the trees to a small lake surrounded by green slopes; this is a Gaddi shepherds' encampment, a soothing place after two days of tough trekking through this rocky defile. Though Bara Bhanghal is only about 7-8 Kms from here, it is advisable to camp overnight beside the lake.
Ø DAY-5 Lake Base Camp - Bara Bhangal (Normal gradient of 10 km trek)
Bara Bhanghal is most remote area of Kangra District. 10Kms trek to Bar Bhangal from the lake Base Camp the path climbs for some time and heads over grassy meadows. Continuing NorthEast along the Ravi River, an almost level walk ensues to Bara Bhanghal which comes into view after 8Km. The old village is situated a little above the river while the newer one is seen on the right bank. Bara Bhanghal is a small valley lies in a bowl at the base of three high ranges, and many glacier torrents join near the village to form the Ravi River. Shepherds' trails wind upwards in all directions. Nikora Pass (4745m) crosses the Manimahesh North to Kugti in Budhil Valley; Asha Gali Pass (5033m) and Laluni Pass (5438m) cross the Bara Bhanghal North East to Tandi in Lauhal Valley. Two passes lead east to the Kullu Valley. The Dhauladhar can be crossed to Kangra Valley by Makori Pass (4605m), Gairu Jot (4664m) and Thamsar Pass (4624m). Comfortable camping outside the new village along the Ravi River.
Ø DAY-6 Rest Day at Bara Bhangal
Rest Day at Bara Bhangal and visit glorious and remotest village of Himachal Pradesh. over night stay in camp with adding campfire and local taste to your meal.
Ø DAY-7 Bara Bhangal - Khanar
Back journey to Bharmour from Bar Bhanghal through the way we went. Troop will halt at Khana. Khanar is small destination between Lake base camp and Dharadi.
Ø DAY-8 Khanar - Nayagram
Back journey to Nayagram but by different way, from Khrudu we take the Bajol route. Bajol is small village here troop will take rest then will go to Nayagram.
Ø DAY-9 Nayagram - Bharmour
Early in the morning troop will move to Bharmour via taxi. On reaching Bharmour troop will take unforgettable lunch with Anna Adventures & Tour’s outdoor team. Our outdoor team will depart the troop here with good wishes and with hopes to visit again and again for more trekking in unexplored Himalaya.