Duration: 10 Days
Time Period: June to October
Most of trail from Dharamsala pass through forests of Deodar, Pine,
Oak and Rhododendron, cross streams and rivers, and wind along vertiginous
cliff tracks, passing the occasional lake, waterfalls and glaciers.
Because the varied altitudes the snowline in this region is perhaps
more easily accessible than at any other hill resort and it is quite
possible to trek upto it after early morning's start.
Day 1: Arrival at Dharamsala and transfer
to the hotel. acclimatization walk
Day 2: Sight seeing to His Holiness Monastery, St. Johas
Church in wilderness, Dal Lake, Bhagsu Shiva temple and water
fall and overnight at hotel.
Day 3: After breakfast drive to Bir by jeep, about 64-kms.
From Dharamsala, sight seeing in Bir. Overnight at rest house
Day 4: Bir- Billing and Rajgaunda- 14-kms.
By road, Bir to Billing is along the road, the trek goes to the
North of Billing along a spur above the Uhi river with an easy
2-hour trail to Rajgaunda.
Day 5: Billing- palachak, 2,770m- 12-kms,
Billing to Thamsar Jot and further to Barabhangal is a mule track,
the Pass is comparatively higher than other passes of Dhauladhar
but it is most frequented and well marked and generally used by
the people of Baijnath and Barabhangal for want of any transport
Day 6: Palachak- Panihardu, 3,693m 9-kms,
it takes about 3-hours to reach Panihardu over some Meadows and
snowfields during May and June. There is steep climb at places,
tent pitching is advised at this place. During summer season the
local people put up tea stalls.
Day 7: Panihardu- Udeg/ Marhu, 3,690 mts-
17-kms, this is a long haul, one must take an early start to avoid
mid day winds and bad weather. The trek is arduous being steep.
There is a small glacial lake a little below the Pass, after about
4 hours strenuous climb one reaches Marhu, which has a flat land
Day 8: Marhu- Barabhangal, 2,550m 18-kms,
this is again a long trek, which descended steeply over rock cliffs.
Many steep ridges have to be negotiated before reaching Khaner
village, it takes about 3 hours to reach Dhardi village. There
is one short tricky rock face about 200-ft. above the river, the
rest of the trek is normal.
Day 9: Dhardi- Nayagraon, 2,245m- 14-kms,
a descent along the river at an easy pace and after 3-hours arrival
at a Dhaba or a small restaurant. The trek leads down towards
a steel cable bridge on the south bank one Kilometer above Nayagraon
where there is a rest house, Dhardi is being connected by a jeepable
road from Nayagraon to facilitate the people of Dhardi and Khaner
to reach Barabhangal comfortably.
Day 10: Nayagraon- Deol, 2,020 mts- 8-kms,
an easy trekking trail, rather jeepable path, to reach deol, The
Bus Head/ Deol is emerging as a big village with few shops and
eating-places. From Deol one gets bus to reach Kharamukh, Bharmaur