Bharmour is located near Manimahesh Lake, Manimahesh Kailash and Chaurasi ancient temples. Bharmour is also known as the Abode of Shiva as it is also called Shiva Bhumi. This place besides being an aesthetic and scenic beauty is also spiritual in essence. Holi is small and beautiful valley town situated on the bank of Ravi River. move to Nayagram and further to Laakewali Mata. Acclimatize and overnight stay in the camp.
(Normal gradient of 10 kms trek)
Laakewali Mata -Dharadi 10 Kms trek is moderate and an interesting trek. Reach a small village, Surie and move further ahead to Urna village. After crossing a small Nallah near Urna then trail goes to Khrudu through ropeway. After lunch at Khrudu we move ahead through Garonda Village and after crossing the Nala by a log bridge locally called Trangdi the path climbs steeply for 1Km over a spur to reach the remote village of Dharadi, our camping site.
(Normal gradient of 14 kms trek)
Dharadi to Lake Camp is a little challenging 14Kms trek. A 4 -5 hours of trek brings us to the hamlet of Khanar Village. Then following a 2-3Km stretch, the path climbs steeply through wooded slopes to reach the crest, where one can catch a beautiful glimpse of huge conifer trees. This place is ideal for rest and recoup. The path is now well-defined and leads down through the trees to a small lake surrounded by green slopes; this is a Gaddi shepherds' encampment, a soothing place after two days of tough trekking through this rocky defile.
(Normal gradient of 10 km trek)
Bara Bhanghal is a remote area of Kangra District. 10Kms trek to Bara Bhanghal from the lake Base Camp is an undulating path that heads over to grassy meadows. Continuing North East along the Ravi River, after an almost level walk of 8 Kms we reach Bara Bhanghal. This is a small valley lies in a bowl at the base of three high ranges, and many glacier torrents join near the village to form the Ravi River. The location is best suited for camping.
General Info – Nikora Pass (4745m) crosses the Manimahesh North to Kugti in Budhil Valley; Asha Gali Pass (5033m) and Laluni Pass (5438m) cross the Bara Bhanghal North East to Tandi in Lauhal Valley. Two passes lead east to the Kullu Valley. The Dhauladhar can be crossed to Kangra Valley by Makori Pass (4605m), Gairu Jot (4664m) and Thamsar Pass (4624m).
(Normal gradient of 9 km trek)
Bara Bhanghal to Marhu is 9 Kms trek. Early in the morning after breakfast we will cross the river by a bridge about 200m upstream then turn south to cross the Thamsar Nala by a long bridge. After 5 Kms the path re crosses Thamsar and continues climbing through meadows. In 2Km the path becomes leveled and slopes nearby are carpeted with grass and dotted with boulders. Snow covered slopes and a V-shaped glaciated valley are seen in the background. We establish a camp here.
(Normal gradient of 7 km trek)
Marhu-Alyas of Thamsar Pass is a 7 Km trek. This trek is adventurous and will take 5-6 hours over rocks and snow slopes. As the pass is a long way ahead and the ascent steep, it is better to camp further on, nearer to the pass. There is a traditional camp place about 8Km from Marhu where a huge rock shelter is found. Up to late June the surroundings of this site are snow covered, but after the monsoons, between mid August and early October, the snows melt though the higher glacier remains.
(Normal gradient of 20 km trek)
Alyas Base camp to Panarthu Pass trek depends upon the weather and physical condition of trekkers. Generally the Guide will not take the risk or allow crossing the passes in bad weather conditions and will wait for clearing the sky. If the weather is clear then after a light breakfast and packed lunch we start moving ahead very early in the morning to ensure that the snow is frozen for easier walking and with an aim to cross the pass between 1200 - 1300 hrs.
Alyas of Thamsar Pass – Panarthu is 20 Kms trek. It is roughly 10Km, to the Pass-Panarthu. The ascent between two parallel ridges becomes difficult as height is gained over snow slopes to enter an upper glacier. About 3Km. from the camp ground pass a glacial lake. Poor snow conditions higher up will make progress quite hard. Two small peaks, Lantern (5067m) and Thamsar (5078m) can be seen on either side of the pass. Descend the ridge steeply for about 3Km to where the path crosses the glacier to its left and goes up to a huge rock shelter called Bharpal Got (4050m). A halt can be made here for the night. From here a rocky path makes a steep descent for 3Km to Panarthu. One finds some tea stalls in a rock shelter and the place is suitable for a campsite.
(Normal downward gradient of 28 km trek)
Panarthu - Beed 28Km a long section, mostly downwards; the path is well defined for 16Km as far as Rajgundha, from where a local bus can be taken to Beed. The trail from Panarthu follows the left side of the glaciated valley and the glacier continues down for several kilometers. A comfortable walk in the narrow valley leads to Palachak. Cross the river immediately after this place, then the trail climbs to a ridge above the West side of the river to reach Rajgundha (2625m). From here we reach Beed by our bus. Beed Is also known as Beed Khas and famous for paragliding. From here we leave for Dharamshala, last destination of the trek.