Kalihani Pass 4820 m Trek - 7 Days

Scenic route with peaceful camps, beautiful alpine meadows, Kalihani glacier & Lake

TRIP OVERVIEW
To the West of Manali lies Kalihani pass at an altitude of 4820m Connecting remote Bara Bangahal village of Kangra district. During summer to late Autumn, this area is mainly inhabited by Shepherds and this pass is frequently used by them to go rain shadow of high grassland. Apart from Shepherd's route, this area has one of the best trekking routes in the Manali region. Spectacular view of Great Himalayan Range and snow-clad peak rising above 6000m  i.e. Indrasan 6220m, Deo Tibba 6001m to the East and Maker Beh 6068m, Shikar Beh 6200m to the North and looking down the beautiful Kullu valley are main characteristics of this trek.

Setting off from near Hadimba we climb gently through a thick forest of Cedar and Oak. Climbing up through the Manalsu River valley the gentle slopes and lush green meadows of Lamadugh appears. Later trek beneath the ridge of Khanpari Tibba (4,025m) we arrive at a place from where Indrasan (6,220m.) And Deo Tibba (6,001m.) peaks can be seen. One can see the full view of Manali town and upper Kullu valley. Continue going upward through brilliant shrubs of Rhododendron, Birch pave on the way, and wildflowers all around. Arriving at the dome of Khanpari to have a spectacular 360-degree view of the Great Himalayan Range to the East, Dhauladhar range to the West, and Pir-Panjal range to the North. Keep your attention towards wildlife to see Monal, Fox, and Bear.

Kullu & Manali region - Himachal Pradesh, Difficulty Level - Moderate, Max Altitude - 4800 m, Trip Length - 7 days Manali to Manali, 7 days of Trek, and 6 nights of Camp
Activity - Trekking / Hiking / Walking holidays, Best time - Mid June to July,  Sept to Oct, Meals: All meals during the trek

ITINERARY
Day 1
: Manali to Dungri (2100 m) by car, Trek to Lamadugh (3050m), 5 hrs
Day 2: Trek Lamadugh to Riyali Thach (3480m), 6-7 hrs
Day 3: Trek Riyali Thach to base camp Shangor (3960m) 5-6 hrs
Day 4: Trek Kalihani pass (4820m) - Back to Shangor.  8- 9 hrs
Day 5: Trek Shangor to Rani Sui Lake (3780m) 6-7 hrs
Day 6: Trek Rani Sui Lake to Khanpari Tibba (4020m) to Maylee Thatch (3450 m). 4-5 Hrs.
Day 7: Trek Maylee Thatch to Shangchar (2350m) 3 hrs, Shangchar to Manali by car. 2 Hrs.

COST INCLUDES
-  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary. 
-  All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs, and table.
-  Accommodation in 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gear.
-  Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) Tea, snacks during the trek
-  Qualified & trained well English speaking trekking guide and experienced crew.
-  Porters or mules for porterage of trekking gear and your baggage.
-  Camping fee, trekking permits, and park fee.
-  Goods and services tax.
-  First aid medical kit.

COST EXCLUDES
×     Domestic flight.  Delhi - Kullu, Kullu - Delhi.
×     Hotel in Manali. 
×     Delhi - Manali or Chandigarh airport/railway station - Manali transfer. (Booking of the private car on request).
×     Travel insurance.
×     Soft or hard drinks.
×     Equipment rentals (Can rent at Manali all trekking and mountaineering gear).
×     Personal tip to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver. 
×     Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, roadblock which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.

ITINERARY
Day 1: Manali to Dungri (2100 m) by car, Trek to Lamadugh (3050m), 5 hrs
Setting off from near Hadimba we climb gently through a thick forest of Cedar and Oak. Climbing up through the Manalsu River valley the gentle slopes and lush green meadows of Lamadug. Climbing up through the Manalsu valley the gentle slopes and lush green meadows of Lamadugh appears. Beautiful campsite with a wonderful view of the surrounding. Keep your attention towards wildlife to see Monal, Fox, and Bear.

Day 2: Trek Lamadugh to Riyali Thach (3480m), 6-7 hrs
Leaving camp trek through steep ridge below Khanpari Tibba (4,025m) we arrive at a place from where Indrasan (6,220m.) And Deo Tibba (6,001m.) peaks can be seen. One can see the full view of Manali town and upper Kullu valley. Continue going upward through brilliant shrubs of Rhododendron, Birch pave on the way, and wildflowers all around. Arriving just below Khanpari we follow the trail which is going eastern top of the mountain, by the afternoon arrive at the dome of Khanpari to have a spectacular 360-degree view of the Great Himalayan Range to the East, Dhauladhar to the West, and Pir Panjal to the North. Descent along the ridge to the campsite.

Day 3: Trek Riyali Thach to base camp Shangor (3960m) 5-6 hrs
From Riyali we follow the trek in the alpine forest until reaching a small stream, cross it and walk along the left side for a few minutes. Continue stepping up where the tree line finishes and you have a wonderful view of upper and lower Kullu valley. Overnight halt at Shangor base camp.

Day 4: Trek Kalihani pass (4820m) - Back to Shangor.  8- 9 hrs
We climb steadily on a rocky path, along a snowy glacier climb the moderate slope to the foot of the pass. Then climb over glaciers is interesting. Finally, arrive at top of the Kalihani pass (4,830m). From here view around the major peaks of Kullu and Lahaul valley. Finally, descent to base camp and continue to Riyali Thach.

Day 5: Trek Shangor to Rani Sui Lake (3780m) 6-7 hrs
After breakfast, we trek continue over open meadows and take a trail that leads to a tiny lake called Ranisui.  The trail climbs and descends along the ridge. The view toward the east at the best in the clear sky. Especially having Indrasan and Deo Tibba. We are always on an open meadow, crossing the pass continue to near Rani Sui Lake for overnight camp. 

Day 6: Trek Rani Sui Lake to Khanpari Tibba (4020m) to Maylee Thatch (3450 m). 4-5 Hrs.
Today leaving camp, at first we ascend to Khanpari Tibba to have a panoramic view of Beas River valley. After a short break here, we descend along the ridge to Mahili thach. The ridgeline trail
presents a spectacular view of upper Kullu valley. Vast Apple orchards at the valley floor and Beas River making its  way to the south. Enjoying the view on both sides, final descent to Mahili Thach campsite, which sits just above treeline.

Day 7: Trek Maylee Thatch to Shangchar (2350m) 3 hrs, Shangchar to Manali by car. 2 Hrs.
Today leaving camp, the trail descend through alpine forest and continues through Apple fields to Shangchar village. A walk pass by the village to road head, where our car will be waiting for us & Kalihani pass trek ends here. Its 1:30 to 2 hrs of drive to Manali.

 

ITINERARY
Day 1: Manali to Dungri (2100 m) by car, Trek to Lamadugh (3050m), 5 hrs
Setting off from near Hadimba we climb gently through a thick forest of Cedar and Oak. Climbing up through the Manalsu River valley the gentle slopes and lush green meadows of Lamadug. Climbing up through the Manalsu valley the gentle slopes and lush green meadows of Lamadugh appears. Beautiful campsite with a wonderful view of the surrounding. Keep your attention towards wildlife to see Monal, Fox, and Bear.

Day 2: Trek Lamadugh to Riyali Thach (3480m), 6-7 hrs
Leaving camp trek through steep ridge below Khanpari Tibba (4,025m) we arrive at a place from where Indrasan (6,220m.) And Deo Tibba (6,001m.) peaks can be seen. One can see the full view of Manali town and upper Kullu valley. Continue going upward through brilliant shrubs of Rhododendron, Birch pave on the way, and wildflowers all around. Arriving just below Khanpari we follow the trail which is going eastern top of the mountain, by the afternoon arrive at the dome of Khanpari to have a spectacular 360-degree view of the Great Himalayan Range to the East, Dhauladhar to the West, and Pir Panjal to the North. Descent along the ridge to the campsite.


Day 3: Trek Riyali Thach to base camp Shangor (3960m) 5-6 hrs
From Riyali we follow the trek in the alpine forest until reaching a small stream, cross it and walk along the left side for a few minutes. Continue stepping up where the tree line finishes and you have a wonderful view of upper and lower Kullu valley. Overnight halt at Shangor base camp.


Day 4: Trek Kalihani pass (4820m) - Back to Shangor.  8- 9 hrs
We climb steadily on a rocky path, along a snowy glacier climb the moderate slope to the foot of the pass. Then climb over glaciers is interesting. Finally, arrive at top of the Kalihani pass (4,830m). From here view around the major peaks of Kullu and Lahaul valley. Finally, descent to base camp and continue to Riyali Thach.


Day 5: Trek Shangor to Rani Sui Lake (3780m) 6-7 hrs
After breakfast, we trek continue over open meadows and take a trail that leads to a tiny lake called Ranisui.  The trail climbs and descends along the ridge. The view toward the east at the best in the clear sky. Especially having Indrasan and Deo Tibba. We are always on an open meadow, crossing the pass continue to near Rani Sui Lake for overnight camp. 


Day 6: Trek Rani Sui Lake to Khanpari Tibba (4020m) to Maylee Thatch (3450 m). 4-5 Hrs.
Today leaving camp, at first we ascend to Khanpari Tibba to have a panoramic view of Beas River valley. After a short break here, we descend along the ridge to Mahili thach. The ridgeline trail
presents a spectacular view of the upper Kullu valley. Vast Apple orchards at the valley floor and Beas River making its way to the south. Enjoying the view on both sides, final descent to Mahili Thach campsite, which sits just above treeline.

Day 7: Trek Maylee Thatch to Shangchar (2350m) 3 hrs, Shangchar to Manali by car. 2 Hrs.
Today leaving camp, the trail descends through alpine forest and continues through Apple fields to Shangchar village. A walk pass by the village to road head, where our car will be waiting for us & Kalihani pass trek ends here. It's 1:30 to 2 hrs of drive to Manali.

 

COST INCLUDES
-  All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary. 
-  All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chairs, and table.
-  Accommodation in 4 season tents, sleeping bags, foam mattress, trekking poles & safety gears.
-  Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) Tea, snacks during the trek
-  Qualified & trained well English speaking trekking guide and experienced crew.
-  Porters or mules for porterage of trekking gear and your baggage.
-  Camping fee, trekking permits, and park fee.
-  Goods and services tax.
-  First aid medical kit.

COST EXCLUDES
×     Domestic flight.  Delhi - Kullu, Kullu - Delhi.
×     Hotel in Manali. 
×     Delhi - Manali or Chandigarh airport/railway station - Manali transfer. (Booking of the private car on request).
×     Travel insurance.
×     Soft or hard drinks.
×     Equipment rentals (Can rent at Manali all trekking and mountaineering gear).
×     Personal tip to staff: Guide, cook, helper, horseman, driver. 
×     Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, roadblock which cost extra lodging & boarding beyond trip Schedule.

Trekking Gear

What we provide
We provide all the GROUP GEAR included in the following list:

3-4 Person roomy 4 season tents for 2 - 3 people and individual as well, dining tent, toilet tent and other camping accessories.
Sleeping bags and comfortable foam mattresses.
Kitchen tent, Stoves, fuel, cookware etc.
Bed tea, nutritious breakfast, three course meal (dinner), packed lunch, post trek snacks, tea and coffee.
Trekking poles and Duffel bags for your luggage's.
Basic first aid box and mini oxygen bottles

What you may need - Your personal gear recommended in List :-
Day pack: A bit of bigger size 30 - 40 liters in order to keep fleece, jacket, water bottle, camera, packed lunch

Foot wear :-
Good condition trekking boots – not new used before in your country side for best fit for trekking, water proof.
Camp shoes, light and comfortable as running shoes or sandal ( like Teva ) for river crossing. Its necessity for you to bring sandals for river crossing.
Socks both Woolen and cotton as desire.

Clothing :-
Gore tex jacket or similar.
Down jacket/vest is good for cool evenings.
Wind/Rain jacket: (i.e. gore-tex, northface or similar) waterproof and breathable. Its necessity to have jacket while crossing passes.
Trekking pants, light, comfortable, water proof /breathable.
Long sleeve shirt Light weight dry-fast (for sun/insect protection).
Thermal innerwear winter thermal innerwear.
T-shirts for day time.
One mid weight/heavyweight fleece (long sleeve) jacket or warm pullover.
Short pants, underwear.
Sun Hat: cowboy style or baseball style to protect skin from direct sunlight.
Woolen cap for high altitude or while crossing pass or during evenings in camp.
One fleece or sweatpants for cold evenings during dining.
A pair of Hand gloves or woolen gloves.
Scarf to protect from dust or sunlight around neck. This is available in local markets with variety of colors.

Accessories :- 
Sun glasses with UV protection. An extra sun glass in case to replace.
Sun screen and lip protection.
Moisturizer cream: In Ladakh the air is dry and sun is harsh and strong during day. There are local moisturizer cream available in market. To avoid somehow skin allergy bring your personal cream.
Water bottle. Minimum I - 2 liter.
Trekking poles or sticks. If you have your own folded poles. 
Torch or one head lamp with extra batteries. Petzl or similar.
One toiletries kit, small towel.
Reading and writing materials.
Digital Camera or digital video recorder / solar charger.
Water purification tablets.
Nylon or water proof plastic bags to storage clothes and stuff.
One pocket knife light.

Others :- 
Gaiter / personal  climbing gear. (Can rent at Manali or Leh or Uttarkashi).
Water purification/filter: we boil water for you in the camp, what its essential you to have a water purification tablets or filter during the day of trekking.
Mosquito repellent cream.
Small Binocular.
First aid kit: We carry basic first aid kit with diamox, aspirin, paracetamol, antibiotics for diarrhea, antiseptic, bandage and band aids, Please you bring your personal first aid kit with medicine you think to need necessity for you.
Vitamin tablets or similar. 
Extra passport photos.

"All great thanks ! The team looked after us beautifully, everyone worked so hard, weather was great, excellent trip ! Thanks so much for organizing."
Ms Rahat R. and group of 5 - SINGAPORE - 14th July 2016

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