Bhaba Pass is one of the best crossover treks in the Himachal Pradesh region. The high-altitude mountain pass-crossings over the Bhaba and Pin valleys at 16,105 feet is an experience of a lifetime. From the highest point of the pass, you get to enjoy a panoramic 180° view of the Bhaba and Pin valleys. This fascinating trek features some of the most dramatic shifts in landscapes and cultures. The trail starts from the lush grasslands of Kinnaur and leads up to the desolate mountain ranges of Spiti valley. Pin Bhaba Pass is classified as a moderate-difficult trek. It is a strenuous hike up and down two starkly different mountain valleys. It requires high levels of fitness, endurance and skill to accomplish this task.
Location: Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
Height: 17,400 feet
Pick Up/Drop: Manali
- Stay for male and female are separate throughout the program.
- Medical certificate, duly signed by MBBS doctor, is mandatory for participating in all the events.
- Participation in any of the Himalayan trekking program requires a level of fitness. One who is participating in any of such events should do a minimum of two weeks of preparation.
- Trekking shoes are compulsory.
- Participants should check “Things to Carry list” which includes all personal clothing and other trekking accessories.
- Smoking and drinking are strictly prohibited.
- Buying drugs or any illegal material is strictly prohibited. The participant found in possession of any of such items will be detained and handed over to government authority.
- Instructions from Guide should be strictly followed.
What is included in the tour
- Stay (Tent stay)
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping mat
- Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner)
- Professional guide
- Forest permit
- Personal Insurance
- Rucksack (65 litres) with cover
- Plate and Mug
- Trekking stick and Gaiters
What is NOT included in the tour
- Cost of Emergency
- Personal Porter Charges
- Bottled water
- Any personal expense
Day 1: Reporting at Kafnu base camp and Orientation
All the participants will report at Kafnu base camp by 3 PM and will undergo the registration process. Freshening up and snacks will happen at the base camp. Post snacks orientation. Orientation will cover all the general instructions that could be helpful for the trek like backpacking, marching technique and medical awareness. Overnight stay at Kafnu base camp.
Day 2: Trek from Kafnu – Mulling (3,100m) (5-6 hrs)
After breakfast, the trek starts through a village and forest area following the Wanger River. The route is heavily forested with pine, cedar and birch. After a few hours of a steep climb, the path gradually ascends to the campsite, a lush green meadow on the banks of the Bhaba River. Overnight at Mulling campsite.
Day 3: Trek from Mulling (3,100m) - Kara (3,550m) (4 hrs)
After breakfast, we start for the base of Bhaba Pass. The trek today involves many activities like river crossing, simple walks and a gradual ascent. The valley becomes more green and forested. Continue walking further to the open flat ground and camp there for overnight stay.Kara campsite offers some of the fantastic views of Kinnaur mountains.
Day 4: Trek from Kara(3,550 meters) - Bhaba Base(4,000 meters)(4 to 5 hours)
Start the trek early to get an advantage in the stream crossing. River Wagner combined down from Bhaba is split into a lot of tributaries making it easy to cross. Climb up, on the true left of the river amidst meadows with beautiful alpine flowers. It takes around 2-3 hours from the river crossing to reach Bhaba base campsite. Overnight stay at Bhaba base.
Day 5: Trek from Phustirang/Bhaba base (4,000m) - Bhabha Pass (4,850m) - Baldar (3,900m) (6-7hrs)
Today the first three hours is a steep climb to the top of the Bhaba Pass at an altitude of approximately 4,865mts. After reaching this height the trek continues to enter in Spiti Valley. The trek is a steep descent through the moraines and snow/ice patches. Overnight camp at Baldar camp.
Day 6: Trek from Baldar (3,900m) - Mudh (3,740m), Drive from Mud - Kaza (3,800m) (2hrs)
Today is last day of the trek after Breakfast trek continues towards Mud. After 5 hours of trek, we reach to the first Spiti village, Mud, having nearly forty families. Overnight stay in Mud.
Day 7: Departure from Kaza
After morning breakfast, participants will be taken to Kaza via Jeep ride. Departure will be given at Kaza by 11 AM.