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Trekking in Kullu Valley
Kullu Valley Treks is the most popular
amongst trekkers in Himachal Pradesh. Treks in the Solang sub-valley and
Kullu-Jogindernagar are easy and short. Hamta Pass, Chandra Tal,
Chanderkhani and Tos Nala are hard treks while the trek to Pin-Parbati
Pass is long and strenuous.
popular and strenuous trek of 5-6 days, entailing steep ascent/descents of
hundreds of meters every day, even after crossing the pass. Generally open
after the first week of June, the passage becomes easier between 20 August and
30 September, when there is less snow. Cave shelters and rest houses en route;
a small group (4 to 6 persons) need not carry tents. The path is well defined
all the way and a porter or guide is not necessary but could be helpful.
Combining this crossing with a return over the Minkiani Pass makes an ideal
circular tour of about 10 days.
Manali Hamta Pass
excursion and a traditional alternative to Rohtang Pass in days before a road
was made over the latter. A guide is recommended as the trail sometimes
disappears in vegetation and rocks, while many rushing streams must be forded.
Best Period: 10-30June and 10 August to 10 October.
Chandra Tal (4480m)
A glacial lake in a splendid secluded position
surrounded by magnificent peaks. This fairly strenuous hike can be done there
and back in 4-5 days. Best period : 10-30 June and 10 August to 10 October.
Glacier-Chandra River Mountaineering Trek
A serious expedition of no special difficulty in
god conditions over several crevassed glaciers and two high passes (Animal Pass
4580m and Sara Umga Pass 4884m), through splendid alpine scenery, descending to
Chhota Dara (3760M) in Lahaul, on the road running from Kunzum La towards
Rohtang Pass. A few guides and porters in Manali are qualified to undertake
this ambitious trip of ten days.
Kasol Khauli Pass
An easy excursion over a fairly high pass. est
period : 15 May to 30 June and 20 August to 20 October.
Considerable variations are possible after
Chanderkhani Pass, and a number of alternatives are appended. The pass can be
crossed between April and November but the best period is 10 May to 30 June, and
20 August to 15 October.
Highest altitude - 5319m, Duration - Eight days, Season - August-September,
Grade - Very Difficult - Sir Louis Dane first discvered this high pass in August
1884 as entry point to Spiti fom Kullu. It is very difficult pass. Not only
because it lies very high and remains under heavy snow for most of the year but
also because it involves very long journey beyond habitation. Besides it can
not be located easily. Experienced guide is needed on this trail.
Jogindernagar via Bhabu Pass (2874m)
A cross-country alternatively heading W into the
Kangra/Dhauladhar region, as opposed to travelling by the much longer road route
via Mandi. Soon after the main road crosses Sarbari river S of the town, turn W
along a track following the S bank of the Sarbari. After Nehri village the
river turns N and in 10km from main road the principal track bears sharp left
(SW), away from the river, and ascends a branch valley to Karaun (1951m); Civil
rest house. Ahead, follow the winding track with a 900m ascent in 6km to Bhabu
Pass in the Daggi Dhar ridge; commanding views behind of the Parbati mountains.
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