Area: Himachal Pradesh
Duration: 14 Days (4 Days travel/10 days trekking)
Best Season: Mid June - Mid October
Altitude: 4550 mts
Total Trekking: 55 K.M
Cuddled in the lap of mighty Dhauladhar and Pir-Panjal ranges of the Western Himalayas, the Thamsar Pass is a gateway to the Bara Bhangal village tucked in the blissful Kangra valley in Himachal Pradesh. Taking you into deeper ranges of Himalayas and offering tremendous scenic and untouched natural beauty, the trek still remains one of the very less travelled paths in the region. A tough gradient, remoteness and high altitude of the pass makes this trek a challenge for even the experienced trekkers. Commencing usually from Dharamshala, the trek takes you through treacherous and narrow trails, glacial beds, rocky moraines and gushing rivers
One of the most enjoyable and scenic treks in the Himachal region, the Thamsar Pass trek also gives you an opportunity to get an insight into the lives of local Gaddi people living in the high mountain regions. As you end your trek at Dharamshala, you also get a chance to explore the place's Buddhist culture and visit the residence of Dalai Lama.
What is included in the tour
- All accommodation on sharing basis
- All Meals
- Experienced guide
- Camping gears and equipment like tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, kitchen utensils
- Support staff, cooks, mules & porters for carrying camping equipment
- Activities like rappelling and rock climbing at the base camp in Barot
- All Taxes
What is NOT included in the tour
- Porters for carrying personal luggage
- Personal expenses
- Paragliding in Bir Billing
- Travel insurance
- Transportation to reach the nearest road head
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions
Day 01:Jogindernagar - Barot
Arrive in jogindarnagar on your own which is accessible from Delhi and Chandigarh by road. We will pick you up from Jogindarnagar or palampur and then drive to Barot. We will be staying at a guesthouse which is located at a distance of 15 KMS from Barot. You can indulge in adventure activities like rock climbing and rappelling.
Day 02: Badagran - Plachak (8530 feet)
Trek through the scenic villages of Rajgundha and Kukkargandh and admire the old Himalayan style wooden houses of the place. You will be awestruck by the marvellous landscapes of the village area. Spend the night at Plachak.
Day 03: Plachak - Panhartu (10826 feet)
It will be a once in a lifetime experience to walk on glaciers and snow and then cross the waterfall at Guhardi to reach the verdant meadows of Panhartu. Enjoy the views around and spend the night in the tents with the warmth of bonfire.
Day 04: Panhartu - Thamsar Pass - Panhartu (15748 feet)
Today is the day! We will climb the Thamsar Pass which lies at an altitude of 15748 feet. If needed we will rope you up when you attempt to cross the twin lakes which are located at the base of the Pass. As you reach the top, you will be stunned by the beauty of the place with lake on each side, Himalayan ranges like Pir Panjal, Kalihani and entire Bhara Bhangal surrounding you! We return to our campsite and spend the night there.
Day 05: Panhartu - Rajgundha
We will start descending towards Rajgundha before taking a stop to have food and take in the beauty of the place. We will spend the night at Rajgundha.
Day 06: Billing - Bir - Palampur
Bir is said to be the best place to Paraglide in India. You can walk for 3 hours from Rajgundha and take an adventurous experience of Paragliding (optional, at your own expense). You can also choose to take a cab from Bir and enjoy the local cuisine of Himachal Pradesh .