It was 1995 when a strong gentleman from Belgium with a huge rucksack pushed our office door and entered inside. Those days our office was situated on the way to Mountaineering Institute and often foreign trekkers used to step in seeking some services or maps. This gentleman was planning to go for around 50 days trek all alone and wanted us to drop his handful of post cards at post office which he had written to his family and friends. Next day, he found some Italians preparing for Bara Bhangal Trek and somehow he decided to join them and he came back to us again to get the trek organized for them. After this trek, he moved on his solo trek mission of 50 days in mountains.
This trek is limited to people experienced in travel in rugged backcountry and with solid know-how of hiking. This is a trek for the 'Himalayan hand', with an opportunity to absorb unrivaled views of the Pir Panjal, Bara Bhangal and Dhauladhar ranges. It was an estimate that around 50000 sheep traverse this pass every year. The Himalayan Shepherds of Bara Bhangal region live in this valley since the time unknown. Still the government drops food to this community by helicopters.
Today we start the trek and camp on an alpine plateau
Trek moves through a steep ridge , the view of wide Kullu valley and high peaks like Deo Tibba is an amazing experience.
This is a challenging day but extremely rewarding.
A nice trek to the origin of mighty Ravi River that flows in Chamba and later goes to Pakistan
The second glacier of the trek is crossed on this day which again is not less rewarding.
Through the Ravi River bed and deodar forests we enter the Shepherds Village Bara Bhangal.
Leaving the village we now head south across the hills towards the base of the Thamser Pass (4600 M).
A steep climb through forests we reach the top of the pass and enjoy the spectacular views.
Passing several villages enroute we reach a small village of Billing in the district of Kangra. Billing is also well known for its annual paragliding and hang Gliding competitions.
• Administrative coordination with local authorities wherever necessary
• Airport transfers on arrival & departure
• All transportation as per the itinerary
• Hotels from Delhi to Delhi with breakfast
• Trekking camps with all camping and kitchen equipment
• All meals during trekking/ camping
• Experienced guide
• 01 cook and kitchen helper
• Porters and ponies as per the requirement of trail.
• Campsite fees as applicable
• Supporting vehicles wherever necessary
• Any kind of government fees, visa fee
• Air travel
• Personal gears, clothing & tips
• Monument entrances
• Sleeping bags
Insurance –Insure yourself to get yourself insured
What can you book on additional cost/ rent?
• Insurance for your expedition.
• Oxygen cylinders and masks
• Small and medium size generators
• Solar battery chargers
• Satellite phones & walkie talkies
• Sightseeing of Agra and Rajasthan or any other place after completion of your expedition.
Payment can be made through cards/ online and wire transfer to our bank.We charge 25% of the total tour cost at the time of booking and rest 45 days prior to your arrival in India.
If cancellation is made before 60 days, full amount will be returned after deduction of applicable taxes and 5% processing charges. If cancellation is made before 45 days, we refund you 50% of your deposit and if the cancellation is made before/during 30 day prior to arrival, the whole payment deposit will forfeit.
No refund, cancellation or compensation will be paid back to the client in case of any reason caused by natural disaster, war, terrorism, weather etc.
Change in the itinerary
If you make any changes in the itinerary after booking of the tour, additional cost will be charged wherever and however necessary. This will imply even the itinerary is changed because of bad weather, cancellation of connecting flights, road blocks or any other natural / man- made situation.
Medical, rescue and evacuation
You must get your insurance done well in advance. In case of any land/ air rescue/ evacuation services provided by us will be charged from you. It may include hotels, transportation, food, doctors, helicopters, porters, hospital service etc. We don’t take any responsibility of your baggage and other belongings.
Your fitness and health
It is your responsibility to undertake our adventure services after examining your fitness at required level.
Your details are highly secure with us
We don’t share your contact details with anyone so whenever you communicate with us through query forms or while making online payments, rest assured about your data security.
Before leaving for the adventure, we require your consent and signature on duly filled liability and responsibility form which declares that you book the adventure for your own leisure and experience and take all responsibility of your health and your belongings.
Our services & travel tips
We provide 4/5 star hotels in Delhi and 3 star hotels in Bagdogra, Darjeeling, Ziro, Rishikesh, Nainital, Manali and Leh. The hotels in Uttarkashi, Almora, Gangotri, Zanskar, Kargil and other places will be mixture of best available hotels/ guest houses/ home stays. These are the cities and towns on the way to 90% of our journeys.
The hotels in Delhi will be offered on room+ breakfast basis and hotels in Himalayan cities will be offered on room + breakfast + dinner basis and in remote areas it will include all meals. The camping days will offer all meals. (We provide base camp food for 5- 7 days to the groups on climbing expeditions and all meals at BC to LO and cook + kitchen helper during such expeditions). Our cost includes food for the porters and horse/ mule handling persons too during trekking. Our cooks are trekking for more than 20 years with our groups and they are expert in serving you delicious and nutritious food during trekking. We have made certain experiences with Himalayan Herbs which keep the body warm at high altitude and the cooks offer you variety of cuisine, cakes and breads. If you have any special choice of food, you are welcome to send the list before the tour. If you need gluten free diet or any special requirement, kindly convey well in time.
We use different kind of transportation in different cities/ terrain starting from large and small AC coaches to Tempo Travelers, Toyota Innova cars and other 4WD cars. We offer powerful support vehicles for your luggage and our camping gears wherever necessary.
We have good experience of handling Cargo in India if you are planning to send equipment and food in case of big groups and expeditions from your country.
Porters / ponies/ horses
Our porters are trained in carrying trekking/ expedition material. Our High Altitude porters are experienced in climbing up with the teams and fix ropes. Low Altitude Porters carry your equipment and food till Base Camp. Every Low Altitude Porter group is led by a captain to avoid any kind of inconvenience during the trekking period. Horse- men are also experienced in the mountains and when there were no emails and phones in our region, they never forgot to reach to the loading points conveyed to them one year ago by the departing group tour leader.
Kindly click here to get whole list, you can consult your climbing instructors in your country and email us to finalize the list of equipment according to your expedition.
Guides and escorts
Our escorts and guides are passionate and trained. Trekking guides and exploratory trip escorts understand your requirements and at same time climbing guides and mountain Sherpas add all possible scope of success in your expeditions. Our climbing guides remain occupy in Indian peaks and Nepalese peaks equally so if you are not planning an alpine style expedition, it is always advisable to book you guide well in time.
We enjoy a great community back up and support in entire Himalayan region because we belong to these mountains and have best references everywhere. This community support works a lot in any last minute requirement, natural hazards or passing communication.