Khanpari and Saurkundi Pass - 4 Days
Scenic route with peaceful camps, beautiful meadows with 360 view
Trip Route: Manali - Dungri - Lamadug  - Khanpari - Maylee Thach - Saurkundi pass - Daura - Longathach  - Barod - Manali

Trip Facts

Kullu & Manali region - Himachal Pradesh
Difficulty Level - Easy to Moderate, Max Altitude - 4000 m 
Trip Length - 6-7  days Delhi to Delhi, 4 days Manali to Bir, 4 days of Trek and 3 nights of Camp
Activity - Trekking / Hiking / Walking holidays, Best time - April, May, June to July,  Sept, Oct, Nov to Dec

Meals: All meal during the trek

Trip Introduction

Located on Pir Panjal range and the extreme west of Manali, this Saurkundi pass 3950m and Khanpari lies at an altitude of 4025m, is one of the best and perfect spot to view Beas River valley at once. To the West lies Kalihani pass at an altitude of 4830m Connecting remote Bara Bangahal village of Kangra district. During summer to late Automn this area is mainly inhabited by Shepherds and this pass is frequently used by them to go rain shadow of high grassland. Apart from Sheperds route this area has one of the best trekking route in 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 thick forest of Cedar and Oak. Climbing up through the Manalsu River valley the gentle slopes and lush green meadows of Lamadug appears. Later trek beneathe 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 Rhododendro, Birch pave on the way and wild flowers all around. Arriving at dome of Khanpari to have spectacular 360 degree view of Great Himalayan Range to the East, Dhauladhar to the West and Pir Panjal to the North. Keep your attention towards wildlife to see Monal, Fox and Bear.

Rohtang pass and peaks of Lahaul seen from Khanpari Tibba

Khanpari Tibba & Saurkundi 4 Days - Outline Trip Itinerary

 Day 1 : Manali (2040m)  to Lamadug (3050m), 5 hrs.
 Day 2 : Trek to Khan Pari (4025m) – Maylee Thach (3800m), 6-7 hrs.
 Day 3 : Trek to Rani Sui Lake - Saurkundi pass (3800m) - Longa Thach (3250m). 5-6 hrs
 Day 4 : Trek to Shaleen (2100m) 5 hrs, Drive to Manali.

Kalihani Pass Extension 6 Days - Outline Trip Itinerary
 Day 1 : Manali (2040m)  to Lamadug (3050m), 5 hrs.
 Day 2 : Trek to Khan Pari (4025m) – Riyali Thach (3300m). 5-6 hrs
 Day 3 : Trek to Shangor (3800m) / Base camp (4000m). 5-6 hrs
 Day 4 : Trek to Kalihani pass (4830m) - back to Shangor - Maylee Thach (3800m), 8-9 hrs.
 Day 5 : Trek to Rani Sui Lake - Longa Thach (3250m). 5-6 hrs
 Day 6 : Trek to Shaleen (2100m) 5 hrs, Drive to Manali.

Included in the Cost

  • All ground transportation to & fro as per the itinerary.

  • 3 - 4 season tent, sleeping bag, comfortable foam sleeping pad, trekking poles

  • All camping facilities: Mess tent, camp chair and table

  • All meals during trek from Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese and continental cuisine.

  • Support staff: Qualified & trained local guide, chef and camp boys.

  • Muleteer or porter  for portage of your baggage's.

  • Camping fee, trekking permits and fee, park fee.

  • Medical first kit includes medicine for high altitude sickness, mini oxygen bottles.

  • Includes GST  5%.

Not included in the Cost

  • Hotel accommodation in Manali

  • Day 1st breakfast and last day dinner.

  • Travel insurance.

  • Soft or hard drinks.

  • Tips for Guide(s), cook(s), camp boy(s), muleteer(s), porter(s) and driver.

  • Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra and beyond trip Schedule.

"Great professional team work. Team took special care of the needs of my children. Their first trek and camping experience was very good. They loved it. Thanks for doing a great job there. The food items were well prepared and the daily lunch box was always different, giving us a variety. I would always recommend Potala Adventurers to my friends. Great job. Keep up the good work ."

Ms Patricia K, Mr Marco K (Vaals - Netherlands), Mr M. S. Raman & family (New Delhi) - 10th June  2016

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Outline Trek Itinerary

 Day 1 - Manali (2040m)  to Lamadug (3050m), 5 hrs.
Setting off from near Hadimba we climb gently through 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 Lamadug appears. Beautiful campsite with wonderful view of surrounding.  Keep your attention towards wildlife to see Monal, Fox and Bear.

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 Day 2 - Trek to Khan Pari (4025m) – Maylee Thach (3800m), 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 Rhododendro, Birch pave on the way and wild flowers all around. Arriving at just below Khanpari we follow the trail which is going eastern top of mountain, by the afternoon arrive at dome of Khanpari to have spectacular 360 degree view of Great Himalayan Range to the East, Dhauladhar to the West and Pir Panjal to the North. Descent along the ridge to campsite.

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 Day 3 - Trek to Saurkundi pass (3800m) - Longa Thach (3250m). 5-6 hrs
After breakfast we trek continue over open meadows and take a trail which leads to tiny lake called Ranisui.  The trail climbs and descend along the ridge. The view toward east at the best in clear sky. Especially having Indrasan and Deo Tibba. We are always on a open meadows, crossing the pass continue descent to Longa Thach  for overnight camp.

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 Day 4 - Trek to Shalin (2100m) 5 hrs, Drive to Manali.
Trail descend to Shalin village through alpine forest where our jeep will be waiting for us here. We drive on a narrow link to Manali.

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