Kali Cho Pass Trek

10 Days 9 Nights
  • Kali Cho Trek


Kali Cho Pass Trek Abode of Bhadrakali

Kali Cho Pass trek route is frequently used by Gaddi shepherds to cross over to Lahaul and Spiti valleys for grazing of their flocks. Kali Cho Pass is named after Bhadraklai and it is considered to be her abode.

The pass stands tall at a height of 4990 m above the sea level near the Chamba region. The trail is adventurous and steep which makes the gradient tough.

Explore the Region of Kali Cho Pass Trek

Explore Lahaul and Bharmour of Himachal, skills and past trekking experience is very important to do Kali Cho Pass trek because of the steep gradient and risks involved.

Visit Goddess Banni’s temple before your tour, it is considered important.

Highlights of Kali Cho Pass Trek

Abode of Bhadraklai at the top

Only three batches are allowed to cross Kali Cho Pass every season.

It is a great trek in the Pir Panjals

The trail is adventurous and perfect for trekking enthusiasts.

Key Points of Kali Cho 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.

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Duration: 10 days (Pathankot to Manali)

Best Time: June and September

Level: Difficult

Highest Point: 4990 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 of Kali Cho Pass Trek

Day 1 – Pathankot to Dalhousie (80 km)

Day 2 – Dalhousie – Kalatop – Khajiyar – Bharmour (110 km)

Day 3 – Bharmour to Bharmani Mata temple and back (6 km)

Day 4 – Bharmour to Badgram and Bhadra (Drive – 28 km) (Trek – 5 km)

Day 5 – Bhadra to Leundi (12 km)

Day 6 – Leundi to Bansar Goth (10 km)

Day 7 – Bansar Goth to Alyas Lahesh (7 km)

Day 8 – Alyas to Kali Cho Pass and back (12 km)

Day 9 – Alyas to Trilokinath (10 km) and drive to Udaipur (105 km)

Day 10 – Udaipur to Manali via Keylong


Day 1 : Pathankot to Dalhousie (80 km)

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


Day 2 : Dalhousie – Kalatop – Khajiyar – Bharmour (110 km)

Post breakfast head to Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the area and move further to Khajiyar.

Have lunch en route then start trekking to Bharmour via Chamba.

Reach there and check into the hotel.


Day 3 : Bharmour to Bharmani Mata temple and back (6 km)

Have breakfast early and move to Bharmani Mata temple with packed lunch. The temple is present at the crest and lies 3 kms away from Bharmour.

After Darshan and spending time there, return to Bharmour and enjoy your overnight stay there.


Day 4 : Bharmour to Badgram and Bhadra(Drive – 28 km) (Trek – 5 km)

Post breakfast leave for Badgram in pre booked vehicle. The trek starts from Badgram to Bhadra, the distance is 5 km which can be covered in 4 to 5 hours.

Bhadra is the last village on trail and a perfect place to stay. Spend your night here.


Day 5 : Bhadra to Leundi (12 km

Leave Bhadra village and head to Leundi, the trek is 12 km long. The walk is easy but the trail has some steep sections and multiple streams.

At Leundi a small temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. Go through the dense forest and wide meadows to reach your camping spot Leundi.

Setup your camps here and settle for the day.


Day 6: Leundi to Bansar Goth (10 km)

Today walk through the rough trails to reach Bansar Gothh. The inclines are steep and ahead you will be crossing some streams at couple of places.

Bansar Goth is named after Banni Mata and locals believe that it is the place of Goddess Banni’s incarnation. Enjoy staying here for the night.


Day 7: Bansar Goth to Alyas Lahesh (7 km)

Have breakfast at Bansar Goth and start climbing gradually to Alyas.

Alyas are locally called Lahesh, they are the base ground of passes or the campsites present on both sides of the passes.

Relax there and revive yourself for tomorrow’s trekking to Kali Cho Pass


Day 8: Alyas to Kali Cho Pass and back (12 km)

Start the day young around 4:00 am and proceed to Kalicho Pass if the weather is good. 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 trail is rough which involves vertical climbs, crossing rough terrain and there is sudden gain in altitude but with right efforts you can cross this daunting pass.

At Kali Cho Pass, there is a Kali Mata Temple at the head of calico bass.

Rest and spend time there then return to Alyas from another side.


Day 9 : Alyas to Trilokinath (10 km) and drive to Udaipur (105 km)

Post breakfast, descend through the stony Nallah trail from Alyas which leads to Trilokinath temple.

Visit this famous temple, rest there for a while and get down to the river.

Cross it and reach Udaipur’s main highway.


Day 10 : 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



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


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)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


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




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




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?

Transport Facility

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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