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Manali is the heart of trekking in Northern India and an excellent starting place for day treks as well as longer routes exploring the region. Here at Antrek, we can create endless options to suit you, from easy routes of two or three hours to week long, hard core trekking adventures. All of our day treks include local guides, lunch and transport from Manali and back while our longer excursions also include all meals, accommodation in local guest houses or tents and transportation of your belongings.

Here is one of our top itineraries:

bara bHangal trek : 14 days
  • Day 1: Manali-Lamadug (4-5 hours trekking)

    A little higher up to 2,3 km from Manali is a temple of Hadimba Devi (goddess) with four tiered pagoda shaped roof and the front doorway carved with figures and symbols, the trek starts here. Gentle climbing through thick forest after Hadimba temple. 2 hours later on arrive at a place from where Indrasan (6,220m.) And Deo Tibba (6,001m.) peaks can be seen. Overnight camp near the stream.
  • Day 2: Lamadung-Riyali Thach (5-6 hours trekking)

    Trek through steep ridge below Thanpari Tibba (4,000m) One can see the full view of Manali town and upper Kullu valley. Continue going upward arrive at Ranisui lake (small) and follow the trail which is going western top of mountain, by the afternoon arrive at the camping place of Riyali thach (thach means meadows called Locally.
  • Day 3: Riyali - Shangor (3,800m.) (5 hours trekking)

    From Riyali follow the trek in alpine forest until reaching a small stream, cross it and walk along the left side for few minutes. Continue stepping up where tree line finishes and you have a wonderful view of upper and lower Kullu valley. Overnight halt at Shangor camp.
  • Day 4: Shangor - KALIHANI PASS (4,640 meters.) Dhanko thach (6 hours trekking)

    Climb steadily on a rocky path, along a snowy glacier climb moderate slope to the foot of the pass. Then climb over glacier is an interesting. Finally arrive at top of the Kalihani pass (4,640m). From here view around the major peaks of Kullu and Lahoul valley. Crossing the pass, On the descent cross hazardous rivers in various ways: a stone bridge with rope handrail descent is over patches of ice, then follow the small stream which originate from the pass. Arrive at the campsite of Dhan ko thach.
  • Day 5: Dhan ko Thach - Lamba Parao (3,150 meters.) (5-6 hours trekking)

    Gradual descent into the valley for 1 ½ hour. Cross Kalihani stream by bridge, then follow the track along with the stream. Camp by the stream.
  • Day 6: Lamba Parao Suni Parao (3,000 meters.) (5-6 hours trekking)

    From the camp follow the trail on the right side of Kalihani stream, easy waking but one has to walk over boulders and occasionally on snow and ice patches.
  • Day 7: Suni Parao - BARA BHANGAL (2,540 meters.) 12 Kms (5 hours trekking)

    A good route again on right bank to Bara Bhangal village. Bara Bangahal is a mid-point of the trek, a village enclosed by the mountains. Gradual walking down in beautiful surroundings, before Bara Bangahal cross a bridge over Ravi River. Lastly arrive at village. Bara Bangahal is a tribal village inhabited by GADDIS (Shepherds) who claim themselves to be the descendant of Alexander the Great.
  • Day 8: BHangal - Marhi (3,850 meters.) Base of THAMSAR PASS (6-7 hours trekking)

    Gentle climbing after crossing a bridge near Bara Bangahal. After 2 hours walking through the forest, arrive the beautiful meadows at the base of Thamsar pass. Camp near the stream.
  • Day 9: Base camp - THAMSAR PASS (4,700 meters.) - Panihartu(3,600 M) 14 Km. (5-6h hours trekking)

    Not difficult but easy climbing through snow leads to the glacier. Thamsar pass at 4,700 meters with panoramic view of Dhauladhar range of Himalayas. After descending 5 kms arrive at Panihartu campsite.
  • Day 10: Panihartu - Rajgunda (2,850 meters.) 16 Km (6-7 hours trekking)

    From the camp follow the left bank of Uhl stream for an hour. Then walk through forest and cross bridge near Palachak Deota. Now follow the right side of Uhl, untill you arrive at Rajgunda.
  • Day 11: Rajgunda - Billing (2600 meters.) - Bir (2,000 meters.) 15 Km (5-6 hours trekking)

    Gradual walking down through forest, Billing is the famous for international Hang Gliding sports. 4 hours walking downwards by following a dry stream. Good view all around. Finally arrive at Bir Khas. Bir is inhabits by large number of Tibetan settlements in India, it has a beautiful monasteries.

    Billing - Palampur (1,100 meters.) 45 Km. Drive. Drive to Palampur.

    Palampur is a beautiful spot in Kangra valley surrounded by tea garden. Before palampur visit Baijnath to look 5,00 year old Mahadev temple. Finally arrive at Palampur. Overnight stay at hotel.
  • Day 12: Palampur to Dharamsala

    Palampur to Dharamsala is a short drive, the hill station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar range of Himalayas. On the way visit the Norbulinka Institute for Tibetan Studies. Since 1960, when it became a temporary headquarter of HIS HOLINESS H.H. THE DALAI LAMA. Dharamsala has risen to international fame as The little Lhasa in India. It is a best destination for those who want to study Tibetan Buddhism, arts and culture. Visit McLeodganj - an old Colonial hill resort, where the Tibetan government fled in exile / Excursion around Dharamsala. Visit Tibetan market and Dalai Lama residence. . It is an extremely energetic, dynamic and colorful town, with many Tibetan shops, all-petitioning for the freedom of Tibet from the Chinese.
  • Day 13: Dharamsala - New Delhi

    Drive to Pathankot the nearby railway station and board the train for Delhi. At Delhi our representative would receive you and transfer you to the International airport.


Our day treks include a local guide, packed lunch and jeep travel. Overnight treks include all food, accommodation, guides, transportation of your belongings and jeep travel. Do not hesitate to contact us with any queries or to book any of our incredible experiences.

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