Darati Pass Trek

8 Days - 7 Nights
  • Darati Pass Trek

Description

Darati Pass Trek – The Connecting Pass in Pir Panjal Range

The Darati Pass Trek lies in Pir Panjal range which connects the Churah valley of Chamba district to the Tindi valley of Spiti and Lahaul districts at an altitude of 4700 meters. Darati Pass and Sach pass are gateway to Pangi valley of Himachal.

The Darati pass trek is an adventurous trek for trekking enthusiasts and adventure junkies.

Darati Pass Trek Cover Amusing Places En Route 

The trail to reach Darati Pass is exhilarating and on other side of this pass are no campsites. The amusing destinations you are going to cover on this route are –

Chamba, Chanju, Khalpra, Alyas base and Tindi village.

Chamba is the basecamp of Darati Pass trek.

Highlights of Darati Pass trek

Darati Pass is a gateway to Pangi valley of Himachal.

Darati Pass connects the Churah valley of Chamba district to the Tindi valley of Spiti and Lahaul districts at an altitude of 4700 meters.

Explore the last village of Lahaul district “Tindi”.

Visit Trilokinath temple at Udaipur.

Key Points of Darati Pass Trek

Level:Difficult

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

Must Read about Darati Pass Trek

Duration:8 days (Pathankot to Manali)

Best Time:July end – Early Sep

Level:Difficult

Highest Point:4700 m

Weather:Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature:(12°C to 20°C) (-2°C to 6°C)

Starting Point: Pathankot

Short Itinerary Darati Pass Trek

Day1 – Pathankot to Dalhousie (80 km)

Day2 – Dalhousie – Kalatop – Khajiyar – Chamba (55 km)

Day3 – Chamba to Chanju Charda (75 km)

Day4 – Chanju Charda to Kalpra (7 km)

Day5 – Khalpra to Alyas Base Camp (6 km)

Day6 – Alyas Base Camp to Darati Pass and Tindi (18 km)

Day7 – Tindi to Trilokinath and drive to Udaipur (105 km)

Day8 – Udaipur to Manali via Keylong

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Day 1: Pathankot to Dalhousie (80 km)

The transport will be arranged from Pathankot and the drive will be to Dalhousie, a beautiful hill station in Chamba region.

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Day 2 : Dalhousie – Kalatop – Khajiyar – Chamba (55 km)

Post breakfast head to Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the area and move further to Khajiyar. Post lunch reach Chamba, arrangements will be made in a hotel there.

Visit Bhri Singh Museum and visit Laxmi Narayan Mandir. Get back to
Move to a small village named Chanju it lies in Churah block of Chamba.

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Day 3 : Chamba to Chanju Charda (75 km)

Move to a small village named Chanju it lies 70 km away in Churah block of Chamba.

Setup your camps there, in the evening visit the village, get back and settle for the day.

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Day 4 : Chanju Charda to Kalpra (7 km)

Start the trek early in the morning and head to Kalpra. Go through the thrilling trail and cross steep ascents. Reaching Kalpra will take approximately 5 hours.

Reach there and settle for the day.

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Day 5 : Kalpra to Alyas Base Camp (6 km)

Have breakfast and gradually climb to Alyas. Alyas are locally called Lahesh, they are the base ground of passes or the campsites present on both sides of the passes.

Go through boulder areas and Himalayan pasturelands. As the altitude is gained the surrounding peaks looks magnificent. Reach there in 5 to 6 hours and retire for the night.

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Day 6 : Alyas Base Camp to Darati Pass and Tindi (18 km)

From Alyas Base Camp to Darati pass is a tough incline, get yourself prepared early. Start the climb around 4:00 am because walking on frozen snow is easier then walking on fresh snow. We have to reach the pass early because weather conditions can change anytime.

The ascent is going to be tough but equally rewards with the great Himalayan views. There is a sudden gain in altitude, rough terrain and vertical climbs which adds adventure for the seekers. At Darati Pass top is a temple and the panorama views are extremely surpassing.

Now, start the downhill trek to reach Tindi village. Setup your camps here and retire for the night.

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Day 7: Tindi to Trilokinath and drive to Udaipur (105 km)

After a thrilling trek to Darati Pass,visit this famous Trilokinath and enjoy your journey to Udaipur.

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Day 8 : Udaipur to Manali via Keylong

Visit the Mirkla Mata temple in Udaipur, go to Keylong, Dist. Headquarter of Lahaul. From here move to Manali via Rohtang Pass.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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