Kalihani Pass Trek

7 Days 6 Nights
  • khaliyani pass Trek

Description

Kalihani Pass Trek Gateway to Bara Bhangal in Manali

Kalihani Pass trek towers at an altitude of 4800 m between the fascinating valleys of Kangra and Kullu in Himachal. Kalihani pass is the lesser known gateway to Bara Bhangal, this ancient route was used by the local Gaddi shepherds.

The pass offers jaw dropping vistas amidst wilderness of high Himalayan Peaks. The trail is adventurous and steep which makes the gradient tough.

Explore the Verdant beauty of Kalihani Pass Trek

The Kalihani pass trek starts from Manali and moves further to Lama Dugh (3017 m) which ahead goes up to Riyali Thach (3400 m).

Witness multiple streams and passes through lush dense forests which are home to a number of Himalayan animals and Himalayan Birds.

Along with the natural harmony the terrain continues to the base of Kalihani pass and the steep climb leads to the top which offers memserising sight of Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba, and Pir Panjal range Indrasan with several other peaks.

Highlights of Kalihani Pass Trek

Spectacular views of Dhauladhar range.

Explore the verdant beauty of Himalayas; gushing streams, dense forests, undulating meadows and Himalayan animals. Camping in beautiful landscapes and vast pasturelands in peace.

Jaw dropping views of Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba, Indrasan, Pir Panjal range and several other snow covered peaks. Pir Panjal range Indrasan with several other peaks.

Key Points of Kalihani 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 Kalihani Pass Trek

Duration: 7 days (Manali to Manali)

Best Time: Mid-June to Mid-Oct

Level: Difficult

Highest Point: 4800 m  

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

Temperature: (12°C to 20°C) (-2°C to 5°C)

Starting Point: Manali

Short Itinerary of Kalihani Pass Trek

Day 1 – Manali to Lama Dugh (3017 m) (4 hours)

Day 2 – Lama Dugh to Riyali Thach (3400 m) (3 hours)

Day 3 – Riyali Thach to Kalihani Pass base (4010 m) (6 hours)

Day 4 – Kalihani Pass base to Kalihani Pass (4725 m) and back (8 hours)

Day 5 – Kalihani Pass base to Rani Sui (3400 m) (6 hours)

Day 6 – Rani Sui to Bogi Thach (3000 m) (3 hours)

Day 7 – Bogi Thach to Panaga (2300 m) and drive to Manali (3 hours)

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Day 1 : Manali to Lama Dugh (3017 m) (4 hours)

Post breakfast, begin the trek and head towards Lama Dugh, destination for today. Today pass through the forest covers till you reach the campsite.

As you go higher and gain altitude the views of Deo Tibba, Indrasan and glittering peaks of Bara Shingri Glacier. Come across a ridge and soon enter the camping area, it is an alpine meadows with a number of blossoming wildflowers.

Setup your camps in the peaceful surroundings and enjoy the overnight stay in tents.

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Day 2 : Lama Dugh to Riyali Thach (3400 m) (3 hours)

From Lama Dugh today head towards next campsite Riyali Thach. Cross a steep ridge lying below Khand Pari Tibba (4000 m).

From here get fantastic view of Manali, located on Beas River’s left bank and the whole Kullu valley. Reach the campsite Riyali Thach, setup your camps there and retire for the night.

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Day 3 : Riyali Thach to Kalihani Pass base (4010 m) (6 hours)

Leave Riyali Thach and start trekking to base pf Kalihani Pass (4010 m). Go through the wide meadows and descent towards a small rivulet.

Cross the stream and ascend for 3 hours till you reach the base. It is your campsite for today. Get heart-warming views of Indrasan peaks and Deo Tibba. Setup the camps and rest for the day.

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Day 4 : Kalihani Pass base to Kalihani Pass (4725 m) and back (8 hours)

Today you will be trekking to Kalihani Pass (4275 m). The total journey is of 8 hours, start with a vertical climb, cross scree stretch, moraine zones and the magnificent Kalihani glacier.

Reach the pass and halt for some time there, explore the pass and get panorama views of Dhauladhar ranges, Pir Panjal and hanging glaciers. Ahead, be ready for a vertical descent from a glacier and some glacial lakes.

After spending time there get back to Kalihani Pass base and retire for the night.

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Day 5 : Kalihani Pass base to Rani Sui (3400 m) (6 hours)

From Kalihani Pass base, retrace your steps to Riyali Thach and go further to Rani Sui, campsite for the day. Witness a small mountain pond.

Setup your camps there and retire for the night.

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Day 6: Sui to Bogi Thach (3000 m) (3 hours)

Post breakfast, descend to the verdant Bogi Thach. Go through thick forests of Deodar, Pine and Cedar.

Reach the wide meadow get great sight of snow covered peaks. Setup your camps, have salubrious food and settle for the day.

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Day 7: Bogi Thach to Panaga (2300 m) and drive to Manali (3 hours)

Leave Bogi Thach and head to Panaga village. The vehicle will be arranged from Panaga and drop you to Manali.

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?

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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