Area: Himachal Pradesh
Duration: 11 Days (5 days travelling/6 days trekking)
Best Season: Mid June - Mid October
Total Trekking: 86 K.M
For those wishing to experience the ethereal beauty of Himachal Pradesh, the Bhaba Pass trek is an ideal trekking expedition to venture on to. The pass lies at an altitude of 15,200 ft. and connects the contrasting valleys of Kinnaur and Spiti in Himachal.
One of the most alluring treks in the Himachal region, the Bhaba Pass trek unfolds a new mystery at every turn and provides you with all the thrills and adventures you are looking for in this trek. Though, the trek is not a very challenging one but, it still requires a good understanding of snow conditions and a fair amount of physical fitness. To reach the pass, you will have to be mentally prepared to cross gurgling rivers, climb steep and snowy slopes, walk on glacial beds and pass through narrow gorges and rocky moraines. Needless to say, the divine beauty of snow-clad mountain peaks, charming hamlets, stunning apple orchards, dewy meadows, carpets of alpine flowers, virgin forests and gorgeous landscapes following you through the route will make your journey easy and rewarding. Once you reach the Bhaba Pass, breath-taking vistas of surrounding mountains, Kinnaur and Spiti valleys and Pin-Parvati Pass, will make you speechless and you will want to stay here till eternity. Descent from the Bhaba Pass takes you through the Pin valley that lies on the periphery of the Pin Valley National Park, giving ample opportunities to have a glimpse at rare Himalayan birds and animals including snow leopards, ibex, and Himalayan fox.
The Bhaba Pass trek, besides offering you an opportunity to soak your souls in exquisite scenic beauty and wildlife adventures, also offers you chances to interact with local Himachali people living in extreme cold conditions sometimes even braving atrocities of weather. You will also have an opportunity to witness a dramatic shift in landscapes, cultures, language, and people as you move from end of the pass to the other, leaving you amazed and astounded.
Usually commencing from the hill town of Shimla and ending at Manali via Kaza, Kunzum La and Rohtang Pass, the Bhaba Pass trek can be completed in 8-10 days.
The Bhaba Pass can be trekked anytime between May and October but, the ideal time is after the end of monsoon season that lasts from June till August. Though May does not face monsoon showers but, you can find snow along the route making the path slippery and tough to climb.
Bhaba Pass is the gateway between Kinnaur and Spiti valleys in Himachal Pradesh and is frequently used by local shepherds to crossover between two valleys.
The trek starts from Shimla, so one needs to reach this beautiful hill town to begin with the expedition.
By Air: You can book a domestic flight from Delhi or Chandigarh to the 'Jubbarhati Airport', located in Shimla. Private/shared taxis can be easily availed from the Shimla airport to reach Kafnoo, from where the actual trek begins.
By Rail: Kalka is the nearest railway station connected through Delhi and Chandigarh railway stations. To reach Shimla, Himachal state run buses or taxis can be hired from outside the Kalka station. A toy train also runs between Kalka and Shimla. If time permits, do take this option to have a memorable experience of a train journey that passes through winding hilly trails and tunnels.
By Road: Volvo, Himachal state run buses, Delhi tourism buses and taxis can be directly hired from Delhi and Chandigarh up till Shimla.
In the morning catch AC train for Kalka. On arrival at Kalka meet our guide and transfer to Shimla by road. Arrival at Shimla by evening and check in to the hotel. By evening walk on popular mall road and spend quality time for a last moment of shopping. Stay Overnight at the Hotel.
This refreshing day, troop will be ready to drive 282 kilometres/8-9hours from to Kafnoo and will enjoy a long early driving day with the valley of the Sutlej on the left side. The route will go ahead to Wangtoo the main town through crossing the bridge and make an adventures drive to the last hamlet of the Kinnaur valley to Kafnoo from where the trek will make a start. Along the path we will go through a hydroelectric Project. Another charm of the way will be a beautiful Lake. After camping Lake will have lunch. And enjoy dinner and stay overnight in camp. Next day, troop will start trekking to Mulling.
After having some energetic Breakfast, trail will walk on the left side through the stunning trek while crossing the hamlet of Homti. The narrow valley opens up the wide spaces as we will be supposed to reach the camp. Enroute the way towards Bhaba Pass Trek with the river .This is on the right of the trekking way. Trek upward a little higher crossing the cone bearing trees and vibrant sight of the nature. It will take 6 hours of trekking to reach meadow at Mulling along with the river. The beauty of the forest abounds. Enjoy the charming and amazing scene of meadows, green forest and Mystery Mountain through the trek way. An overnight stay in camp.
Trek a short journey from mulling which will take 3 hours to reach at Kara. Lap up the beauty of green beautiful valley while walking to Kara with the river. Follow the flower covered pathway and will meet with some shepherd's trail .The adorable scene will be captured in eyes for a lifetime. Next, take a walk to the right side to reach the small narrow meadow. After 3 hours of the steady climb stay will be at camp.
This refresh day will be started from Kara in the morning to Fustirang which is the base of the Bhaba Pass. Enjoy the trek with breath taking sight as troop will move to the left of the river .Get an opportunity to enjoy the meadow and interact with the Gaddi shepherds. The base of Bhaba pass is Fustirang. The charming scene of ice, glaciers and the proud peaks delight the path as we cross the base. So capture all the beauty in your camera and eyes as well to make it a memorable event of the life. Huge flocks of the sheep, narrow valley, glacier, peak and grazing grounds with horses are the most enchanting scene. Trekking time is about three hours. Overnight Stay at camp.
This is another starting day of trekking over boulders, rough terrain and scree with a rocky way to Bhaba Pass. The rocky way is lush green and further aids Kinnaur valley through the path. It was a bright and sunny day with the heart touching views of the valley with high mountains. All the way, we were delighted by the glaciers and snow. Amidst the way, the flocks of sheep and goats were our true companions. Now go downward steeply to Bara Buldar. We spotted terrains with mountains of various colours and grasslands. With the end of the trek troop will stay at camp.
This day will start after breakfast and walk towards the village Pharka through flocks of sheep and breathtaking purple hued mountain. Along the way troop will enjoy the beauty of the Himanchal state in its natural sight scene. Then the trail will cross the River Pin and will visit to Mudh Village (3811m). The population of the Mudh village is about 250 people and this is the last village in Spiti village. Enjoy the beauty of Monastery and bustling tea houses through back papers. Once you will finish trek and spend the night into the camp. Trekking time is counted about four hours.
Today is the best day to enjoy the local Tibetan food, heritage Monastery and small hamlets while on the way to Tabo (three hours). The historian Monasteries are thousand years old and the place has many small hotels and guesthouses. Get refreshment in a hot shower and delicious food. The troop will relish through the indigenous culture, hamlets and apple orchards. The apple orchards are spread through the way from Kinnaur to Spiti village.
Make a way through the beautiful Monastery and local shopping market when the taxi will move to a big town Kaza which is the capital of Spiti. Savour the enchanting scene of Dhankar Monastery along with the Spiti River. Overnight stay will be at hotel.
The taxi will drive a long way to Manali through Rohtang La (3980m) and (4590m) Kunzum La across the two high passes.The way is connected from Kunzum La to the Spiti Valley through Lahaul to Manali. Amidst the way the Lunch will be provided. After driving seven hours take an overnight stay at Hotel.
Make a drive towards Kalka and board the Kalka Shatabdi Train to Delhi. Departure is at 05:45pm and arrival will be at 09:55pm at New Delhi. This is the end of the Bhaba Pass trek with the fun and unforgettable moments.
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You should book Bhaba Pass Trek two months in advance so that you get ample amount of time to prepare well for the trek.
A pony/porter will carry your bag while trekking; you just need to wear a knapsack.
Once you book your trek with us we will give you a list of things to carry and the total weight should not cross 12 Kgs.
Our pick up and drop point for Bhaba Pass Trek is Delhi (Janpath/RK Ashram Metro Station/Majnu Ka Tila). You can board Bus from these bus stops to Manali. At Manali our guide will pick you from train station and then from there your tour will start.
We have an experienced trekking guide who leads the trek.
Our group size is minimum 2 people and maximum 12 people with mix of men and women.
Bhaba Pass Trek is a tough trek with a maximum altitude of 15900ft (4850m) minimum age required is 15 years.
In the month of mid June – mid October the temperature during the trek can go as low as 2 Degree Celsius during the night.
We plan our treks in such a way that after 6 hours of trekking we reach next camp around lunch time and normally trek a distance of 8 to 14 Kms.
If we have to extend the trek because of the reasons which is beyond our control then additional charges will be applied for hotel stay and food.
Diamox is indeed helpful when you have little time for acclimatization but we strongly advise to consult the doctor before taking Diamox.
Safety is of prime importance for us that is why the tours are managed by us personally and not by a third party. Thus, we assure that the trek is absolutely safe even for solo female trekkers, who can join us for fixed departure treks.
Trekking shoes with ankle support are a must for any trek in the Himalayas. Quechua Forlclaz 500 is good shoes with value for money.
We serve nutritious simple vegetarian food during the trek. We maintain variety in lentils, vegetable and breakfast. At times, we also treat our trekkers in the Himalayas with delicacies like Pakora, local dishes etc.
We serve nutritious, pure vegetarian food during the trek. We maintain variety in lentils, vegetable, and breakfast. At times, we also treat our trekkers in the Himalayas with delicacies like Pakora, local dishes, etc.
Yes, it's completely safe for drinking and even for cooking, but, to be on the safer side we always carry filters and chlorine tablets
Most of the Himalayan roads towards the trek are in bad shape, so a vehicle with high ground clearance like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, Tempo Traveller, etc. are used for transportation.
We guarantee that even if that there will one trekker we will go on that date.
Our trek leaders are certified mountaineers with knowledge of first aid in the wilderness and they carry necessary first aid medicine kit. At each camp, they assess your condition and can take appropriate action in case a rescue is required. In the case of the rescue, all the additional cost will be borne by the trekker.
Register for the trek and we will send you the details of the booking procedure.