Altitude: 3,693 m
Duration: 10 Days
Time Period: June to October
Most of trail from Dharamshala 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 01: Arrival at Dharamshala and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing to his Holiness Monastery, St. John's Church in wilderness, Dal Lake, Bhagsu Shiva temple and water fall and overnight at hotel.
Day 03: After breakfast drive to Bir by jeep, about 64 kms. From Dharamshala, sightseeing in Bir. Overnight at rest house or camp.
Day 04: 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 Raj gond.
Day 05: Billing - palachak, 2,770m - 12 kms
Billing to Thamsar Jot and further to Bara Bhangal 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 Bara Bhangal for want of any transport facility.
Day 06: 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 07: 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 for camping.
Day 08: Marhu - Bara Bhangal, 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 200ft. above the river, the rest of the trek is normal.
Day 09: 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 Nayagaon where there is a rest house, Dhardi is being connected by a jeepable road from Nayagaon to facilitate the people of Dhardi and Khaner to reach Bara Bhangal comfortably.
Day 10: Nayagaon - Deol, 2,020 mts - 8 kms
an easy trekking trail, rather jeep-able 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, Bharmour or Chamba.
Tour & Services End.