The Bara Bhangal trek is one of the hardest and most adventurous treks in Himachal Pradesh. It is at a height of 4875 mts above ocean level. It is an elevated territory between the Kullu Valley and Dharamshala and is a fabulous and generally little-known area of the Western Himalayas. The Bara Bhangal journey offers you to observe the grand views of the Dhauladhar and Pin Panjal range. The major tourist attractions in transit are Lama Dough, Riyali Thach, Kalihani, Devi ki Marhi, Dal Marhi, Marhi, Plachak, and Rajgundha.

AREAKangra District, Himachal Pradesh
DURATION8-9 days
BEST SEASONMay – September
ALTITUDE4875 mts / 15,500
Keypoints of Bara Bhangal Trek

Highlights of Bara Bhangal Trek

  • Meet and greet the locals of Bara Bhangal town.
  • See the amazing views on the Thamsar and Kalihani Pass trek.
  • Go through the distant valleys of Himachal Pradesh-Kullu, Chamba, and Kangra.

Where is the Bara Bhangal Trek located?

 It is situated in Kangra district of Himachal state. The last destination of the trek, Bara Bhangal, is a far-off town, which is found 15 km from Thamsar Pass in the Kangra region. One can’t go on a trek in winter season as the path stays hindered because of snow.

Best Time To Visit Bara Bhangal Trek

May to September is a great time for the trip, as it disposes of cruelty of winters, and is a clear way for blossoming flowers and amazing greenery. It should not be advisable to do Trek during storms when mountains are more inclined to avalanches and can trap you.

How to reach the Bara Bhangal trek 

By Rail:

Take the New Delhi-Kalka train, which arrives at Kalka. From Kalka, there is local transport to Manali.

By Road:

Delhi to Manali is 547 km by road and requires around 12 h to reach. 

By Air:

Bhuntar airport is the nearest airport. From the aiYou can easily hire a cab or a taxi from the airport or destination.

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Itinerary for Bara Bhangal Trek

Day 1: Manali to Lama Dugh

The climb of the trek is through dense forests. After a narrow climb of the trek, you can see amazing views of various faces of Indrasan, Deo Tibba, and peaks of Bara Shigri glacial. In the last leg, the way goes to one side and one strolls through the edge evenly and enters the camping area on an elevated level studded with a thick area of alpine flowers.

Day 2 : Lama Dugh to Riyali Dhammakaya

Today’s trek is through a steep edge underneath Thanpri Tibba (4000m). Starting here, one can have a sublime look at Manali, situated on the left bank of river Beas, and the entire upper Kullu valley, which seems wrapped in the various shades of the season.

Day 3 : Riyali Thach to Kalihani Pass Base

The path continues over open knolls first followed by a steep plunge to a river. Crossing it, the way goes on for a climb of around three hours till you reach the Basecamp of Kalihani Pass. Enjoy the beauty of the Deo Tibba and Indrasan tops from the camping area.

Day 4 : Kalihani Pass base to Kalihani Pass to Devi ki Marhi

Today will be a drawn-out day with a steep climb to the pass crossing a stretch of scree, a moraine, and the Kalihani glacier. Get some rest at the pass to get a marvelous 360-degree view of hanging glacial masses, the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. A lofty plummet across another ice sheet and four delightful glacial lakes will carry you to the camp at the gaddi camping area of Devi ki Marhi.

Day 5 : Devi ki Marhi to Dal Marhi

The path first gets over the Kalihani Nullah and slides into the oak and birch forests. Most of the parts of the trekking level were full of ups and downs. There is a lofty trip, just before you reach the Dal Marhi camp.

Day 6 : Dal Marhi to Bara Bhangal

The path currently goes on down the Ravi river into the deodar forests, to the main huge town in the valley, Bara Bhangal.

Day 7 : Bara Bhangal to Mardh

Today, we will begin to move toward the enormous pass, Thamsar. The path ends up through pine, deodar, and birch forests with mountain rivers to break the dullness. The campsite in March is close to the starting point of the Thamsar glacier.

Day 8 : Mardh to Plachak via Thamsar Pass

One more day of steep climb over moraine, scree, and glacial mass. The trip is broken by a small lake just beneath the pass. On top of Thamsar, you will get your most memorable look at the rich of the Kangra valley. On the opposite side of the pass, it’s a precarious, long plunge till you arrive at the campsite at Plachak, well underneath the timberline.

Day 9: Plachak to Rajgundha for billing 

 The path is easy and simple, going through a pine forest with numerous mountain streams. The valley broadens and you get extraordinary views of the open Kangra valley. You can take a vehicle at billing and arrive at Bir or Dharamshala. Or you can also decide to do paraglide from billing to Bir.

Frequently Asked Questions for Bara Bhangal Trek

In which region is the bara bhangal pass situated?

Bara banal is situated in the Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh.

How much does it cost for a bara bhangal trek including all the accommodations?

It takes you around 24–27 thousand for each individual.

Which is the best season or time to go on a trek to bara bhangal?

October to June is the best time to go on a trek to bara bhangal.

Is the bara bhangal trek difficult to do?

A Yes bara bhangal trek is one of the most difficult treks. It is situated at a height     of 15,500ft.