GWARU PASS TREK

8 Days 7 Nights
  • Gwaru Pass Trek

Description

Gwaru Pass Trek  A Hidden in Kullu Valley

Gwaru Pass trek hiding in Kullu valley has virgin trails and a wide terrain variety. Get great experiences throughout the trek and from Gwaru Pass top (15883 feet) catch surreal views of Norbu, Bansi, Alirati Tibba, Deo Tibba and KR range.

The Virgin trail in Gwaru Pass Trek

On Gwaru Pass trek, traverse two high mountain passes; Tentu and Gwaru Pass. The trail to Chandranahan Lake offers amazingly beautiful views of the high Himalayan peaks. Walk along the riverside and cross dense forest sections and get treated by the delicious views of Pir Panjal Range.

Highlights of Gwaru Pass Trek

Get double delight of crossing two high mountain passes.

The surpassing views of high rising peaks

Go through a variety of terrain.

Camping on river banks.

Visit high altitude crescent shaped lake “Chandranhan”

Key Points of Gwaru Pass Trek

Level: Moderate

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 Gwaru Pass Trek

Duration – 8 Days (Manali to Kullu)

Best Time – June end to mid- August

Level – Moderate

Highest point – 15883 feet

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

Temperature – Day (10°C to 24°C) Night (5°C to 10°C)

Starting point – Manali

Short Itinerary of Gwaru Pass Trek

Day 1 – Manali (6725 feet) to Barahazar (9325 feet) (18 km) (1.5 hours)

Day 2 – Barahazaar to Chikka (10154 feet) (2.5 km) (3 hours)

Day 3 – Chikka to Seri (12578 feet) (7 km) (6 hours)

Day 4 – Seri to Chandratal (15122 feet) and back (12 km) (7 hours)

Day 5 – Seri to Gwaru Thach (13093 feet) (2.8 km) (3 hours)

Day 6 – Gwaru Thach to Bareh (13549 m) via Gwaru Pass (15882 m)

Day 7 – Bareh to Malana (9006 feet) (7 km) (5 hours)

Day 8 – Drive from Malana to Kullu

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Day 1 : Manali (6725 feet) to Barahazar (9325 feet) (18 km) (1.5 hours)

The vehicle will be arranged from Manali to Balthazar. It is the starting point of the Gwaru Pass trek. The roads are steep but the journey is a comfortable one.

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Day 2 : Barahazaar to Chikka (10154 feet) (2.5 km) (3 hours)

Start the trek from the left bank of Dhuongon River. Go through the jungle and across grasslands and some rocky surfaces to reach a bridge over the Dhuongon River.

Cross it and walk along the right bank of the gushing river. Again walk through grasslands and rocky slopes. Enter the Silver birch forest and follow the trail to Chikka. Ascend gradually and reach your campsite in about 3 hours.

Chikka lies on the foot of a mountain range. Spot some huts and the temple of Shiva and Takshak Nag. The sculpture is amazingly beautiful, the shape of a snake is sculpted on a stone’s surface.

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Day 3 : Chikka to Seri (12578 feet) (7 km) (6 hours)

Start the trek from Chikka to Seri, walk along the river banks and ascend gradually for the next two hours. Pass through grasslands and rocky paths.

Reach the Ocheri campsite en route, halt for a while there. It is believed that Pandavas rested there before their journey to heaven.

Now, the trail turns demanding, cross the steep slope from Ocheri to Chorgan. It is another campsite en route lying 2.2 km away from Ocheri.

After a tough hike the wide valley opens up and the stretch is one km long from Chorgan to Seri. The landscape is scenic because it offers the jaw-dropping sight of Norbu, Bansi peak and Deo Tibba. Catch the sight of Dhuongon River descending from Tentu Pass, it looks like a waterfall.

Reach the leveled meadow ‘Seri’, cross the river and setup your tents on the river bank’s other side.

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Day 4 : Seri to Chandratal (15122 feet) and back (12 km) (7 hours)

After delicious breakfast starts the trek from Seri to Chandratal. It is a beautiful crescent-shaped lake fable for its sudden changes.

The initial trek is a steep climb till Tentu Pass, go through grasslands and reach the top in one and a half hours. Get breath-taking views of Dhuongon River’s tributary. Now cross the river and reach the Advance Base Camp of Deo Tibba.

Hike for half an hour and reach a leveled meadow and spot Gwaru Nala which is a tributary of the Dhuongon River. Ascend on a steep slope and reach Chota Chadratal.
Continue ascending to the top and cross a scree section. En route lies a pond from where Chandratal Lake is just 10 minutes hike away.

The astonishing beauty is the 2.8 km long water lake. The traders found it while passing from the Ladakh route on the way to Spiti or Kullu. Here, Chandra Bhaga peaks can be seen looming in the backdrop which seeks the attention of nature enthusiasts and adds beauty to this pristine Lake. Spend a good time here and get back to Seri.

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Day 5 : Seri to Gwaru Thach (13093 feet) (2.8 km) (3 hours)

Today is a short trek from Seri to Gwaru Thach. Keep following the Gwaru Nala and enjoy trekking along the bank of the river. Go through a variety of terrain today; meadows, boulder zone, and snow.

After the climb to Gwaru Thach explores the campsite lying amidst towering mountains and surrounded by colorful wildflowers. Get magnificent views of Gwaru Pass, Gwaru top, Deo Tibba peak, Bansi and Norbu.

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Day 6: Gwaru Thach to Bareh (13549 m) via Gwaru Pass (15882 m)

Start the day young because the trek is going to be grueling today. Cross a steep ascent and cross a moraine section to reach Gwaru Thach’s base.

Ahead go through ridgelines, moraine and the icy area which is the best part for adventure lovers. Now, change the direction and head south to reach Gwaru Pass.

From Gwaru Pass get magnificent views of Norbu, Bansi, Alirati Tibba, Deo Tibba, and KR range. After witnessing the great sight of these high peaks and descend to the south by following Malana Nala.

Cross the boulder section to reach a lake. Descend from three hours and spot some shepherd huts here, this is Bareh. From here spot the Gerwa Kothi top, it is called the place of God.

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Day 7: Bareh to Malana (9006 feet) (7 km) (5 hours)

Today is the last trekking day and descend is steep so after having breakfast start early. Go through a variety of terrain; old villages, grasslands, and dense forests.

After a 2 km descend you will come across Bukhare campsite, here are some shepherd’s huts and a temple. Another campsite lies a km away which is Ringer Rather. From here cross a stream and enter the dense forest section.

Continue walking and reach the Malana village in the next three hours. It is believed that the locals are descendants of the Greek Army so this village is also called “Little Greek”. Today stay in a hotel here.

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Day 8: Drive from Malana to Kullu

The distance from Malana to Kullu is 45 km, the bus stand from Malana village can be reached in half an hour. A public bus from here leaves at 8:30 am or you can also hire a private cab.

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?

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

Transport Facility

What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Kasol To Kasol

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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