Kalihani Pass Trek
Day 1-Manali to Sangchar , Sangchar to Jammu Paani.
- Report at Manali ISBT at 8 AM. After freshening up & breakfast in Manali, our vehicles will take you to Sangchar, 1.5 hours drive.
- The trek starts from the village of Sangchar with a continuous zig-zag trail. The trail leaving behind the entire town of Manali with splendid views of the Pir Panjal range.
- With a continuous ascent of around 2000 ft, the trail is decent in terms of difficulty.
- From the very first day itself, you will be gifted with a spectacular spread of colourful flowers like Anemone and Gearanium, a sight to behold for sure.
- With the trail taking you through tall blades of grass, thick bushes and meadows, we reach today’s campsite, Jammu Paani which is a clearing surrounded by oak trees on one side and dense bushes on the other.
- Retire for the night. Overnight in tents.
Day 2- Jammu Paani to Pani Dhar.
- Today’s trek will be a long one so we start early.
- The trail leads you through Maheli Thatch with dense oak trees on one side and meadows on the other.
- The left side of the valley presents you with spectacular valley openings and views of snowclad passes.
- A little beyond this point will be our lunch spot where you can enjoy the packed lunch provided to you.
- We ascend and descend a few times on the lush meadows before we reach Pani Dhar, a beautiful meadow campsite.
- Overnight in tents.
Day 3- Pani Dhar to Riyali Thatch.
- Today’s trek is relatively easier.
- With a small section of a steep ascent crossing a gateway of rocks supported by a rocky mountain and a stream piercing through it, the trail leads you to the campsite of Riyali Thatch.
- With lush slope of the mountain on one side, the Riyali Thatch campsite has a gigantic display of colorful pretty flowers.
- Overnight in tents.
Day 4- Riyali Thatch to Saghor.
- Today’s trek is an easy one. Leaving behind the Riyali Thatch campsite we will descend towards a snow bridge over a stream that is fed by the Kalihani glacier. The trail becomes steep until we reach a ridge.
- With the mesmerizing ridge walk with lush green meadows and bushes along with a wide variety of flowers etched on a mountain slope on either side of the ridge.
- On the right season, this section has an unparalleled display of 7 different types of flowers along with Juniper trees which add to the beauty of the landscape.
- The ridge ends with a zig-zag trail, a continuous ascent towards the Saghor campsite. With unobstructed views of the Pir Panjal range in front of you and the wonderful snow-capped passes behind you, the Saghor campsite is a sight to behold.
- This will be your Kalihani Pass basecamp.
- We will let our bodies acclimatize at this altitude as the proceeding day will be spent in climbing the pass. Overnight in tents.
Day 5-Saghor to Kalihani Pass and back to Saghor.
- We start early today by 4am so that we witness the beautiful sunrise from a good vantage point.
- The trail starts with a gradual ascent on a snow patch till you reach a waterfall which indicates the start of a steep trail to the pass.
- Standing right below the pass you get impressive views of Mt. Deo Tibba and Mt. Indrasan along with plenty of other peaks of the Pir Panjal range.
- The views are available to you all along the pass climb. The final section of pass climb includes some snowy slopes that are present as a wave that is a bit difficult to ascend.
- In spite of being so close to the pass, it still stays hidden from you. After the third snowy slope, we pass through a small gully and the Kalihani Pass now shows itself.
- With a thrilling climb to reach the Kalihani Pass you are presented with the mesmerizing views of Pir Panjal range on one side and the monumental Bara Bhangal region on the other side.
- After the pass we make our way back to the Saghor campsite with a steep descent over the glacier and moraines.
- Enjoy the rest of the day at the Saghor campsite. Overnight in tents.
Day 6-Saghor (13,123 FT) to Rani Sui.
- Today’s trail to the next campsite will be a gradual descend till you reach the snow bridge which comes between the valley.
- Then follows the gradual ascend to the Riyali campsite. We rest here for a bit before heading on towards Rani Sui, an elliptical lake surrounded by meadows which is considered sacred by the locals.
- At the lake, one can witness panoramic views of the Dhauladhar range. Overnight in tents.
Day 7 :Lamadugh to Manali
- After having breakfast, start your way down from Lamadugh to Hadimba Devi Temple in Manali.
- Once you start descending through a beautiful pine forest, the grand views of Manali will stay with you to the road head.
- So once you reach the road head continue your walk towards the Hadimba Goddess Temple, you can visit this temple and it will take merely 20 min to reach the Mall road of Manali which is right at the centre of the city.
- This is the end of this mammoth trek.
- Local Transportation throughout the journey
- All activities mentioned
- Entry fees
- Guide cost
- Personal expenses
- Anything not mentioned in inclusion