INR 12,950 PER PERSON* | CAMPING EQUIPMENT, FOOD, GUIDE, TREKKING STAFF AND MULES INCLUDED
The Bhabha Pass trek trail is heaven for shepherds due to extensive meadows and grasslands. The panoramic beauty in the Kinnaur and Spiti valley is an entrance to a whole new world of culture, religion, people, language and cuisines. Give in to your wanderlust with the moderately difficult six day Bhabha pass trek, climb as high as 15,960 feet and embrace the chance to explore a multitude of terrains and surroundings in a single Spiti Valley trek.
Every year as the rain gods transcend to the mountains, the shepherds of Kinnaur gather their sheep and leave for the higher pastures of Himalayas. Where many a grassland, and many a streams cutting through those grasslands challenge their journey. However, they walk through these mountains, crossing many a high mountain passes to reach Spiti, where the dry weather and the snow fed grass provides a good-quality nutrition for their sheep. And on their way, they leave behind their footsteps, forming a mystical trail that leads one from the barren landscapes of Pin valley in Spiti, to the lush green grasslands of Kinnaur.
Starting the Bhabha Pass trek from the last village of Pin Valley, Mud, one descends down to the level of boisterous and blue Pin river, before crossing it and walking along the multi-coloured mountains of trans-himalayan region, and continue on a five-day long Bhabha Pass trek. During this Spiti Valley trek, one gets a chance to climb up to a height of 15,906 feet, where standing at the snowclad pass, one can peep into the geographical variations of the Pin and Bhabha valley. Where on one side you’ve the barren mountains of Pin, on the other side are the lush green landscapes of Bhabha, being cut across by various streams.
On the other side of the Bhabha pass, lay the snowcapped peaks of Kinnaur, as you walk through the lush valley by the roaring Bhabha river, towards Kafnu and then on to the holiday town of Shimla.
However, during these six days of this Bhabha Pass trek, one gets the chance to experience the marvels of nature, while walking through the different landscapes, crossing mountains of various colours and dimensions, with sun shining down upon the barren valleys, to clouds gathering over the beautiful Bhabha valley, and who knows, while walking on these paths of Shepherds, you might come across the mystical folk tales to uplift your experiences, and add up to your own Bhabha Pass trek story.
We, at Spiti Holiday Adventure, value your time and money, and share your passion and excitement for the Bhabha Pass trek. Being a local Spiti Valley trek operator in Kaza, we organise all inclusive Bhabha Pass treks for solo trekkers or small groups who want to experience the best of Spiti Valley on an economical budget. Despite keeping our costs down, we do not compromise on the quality of this Bhabha Pass trek and offer our famous state-of-the-art service that international travel organisations including Lonely Planet recognize us for.
> JUNE 2017
June 30 – July 05, 2017 – With Abhinav Chandel: Available
> JULY 2017
July 24 – 29, 2017: Available
> AUGUST 2017
August 14 – 19, 2017: Available
> SEPTEMBER 2017
September 25 – 30, 2017: Available
> OCTOBER 2017
October 02 – 07, 2017: Available
If your desired batch is full or the dates are not as per your requirement, please contact us to open another batch for your dates. This Bhabha Pass trek can be customized as per your dates, group size and requirements and can be arranged as a private and exclusive trek.
DAY 1: Trek from Mudh to Mangrungse (16 km / 7 – 8 hours / 13,600 feet). Overnight at camps.
DAY 2: Trek from Mangrungse to Pin Bhabha Pass (16,100 feet) to Phustirang (11 km / 6 – 7 hours / 13,500 feet). Overnight at camps.
DAY 3: Trek from Phustirang to Karah (5 km / 5 – 6 hours / 11,600 feet). Overnight at camps.
DAY 4: Trek from Karah to Mulling (6 km / 5 – 6 hours / 10,600 feet). Overnight at camps.
DAY 5: Trek from Mulling to Kafnu (11 km / 6 – 7 hours). Overnight at camps.
DAY 6: Option to drive to Shimla.
DAY ONE: Trek from Mudh to Mangrungse (16 km / 7 – 8 hours / 13,600 feet). Overnight at camps.
On the first day of your Bhabha Pass trek, you’ll start from the last village of Pin Valley – Mud. A meandering path will take you down to the banks of roaring Pin river, where you’d cross a bridge to continue on the trail to Mangrungse. Your first check pint will be Bara Boulder, a gradual ascent through a moraine patch will take you there, while Pin river will be flowing on the right, a few hundred meters below. Slowly leaving the Mud village behind, you’ll venture further into the mountains, crossing a stream in between and ascending gradually as you’ll reach Mangrungse campsite point. On the other side of the valley, you’ll be able to spot the trail going towards Pin-Parvati Pass. We spend the night in camps.
DAY TWO: Trek from Mangrungse to Pin Bhabha Pass (16,100 feet) to Phustirang (11 km / 6 – 7 hours / 13,500 feet). Overnight at camps.
On the second day of your Bhabha Pass trek, today will be the most exciting day of the trek, as you’ll be crossing over the Pin Bhabha pass. Starting the day at Mangrungse, you’ll be ascending for 7 kms, where 5 kms into the ascent, you’ll have to take off your shoes and cross Pin river. However, the best thing about crossing a pass is that it’s akin to summiting a peak, however, since one doesn’t go with as high expectations, they’re always surprised as they’re hit by the supreme views at the top, and the best of both the worlds, the ones they came from and the one they’re going to. Leaving behind Pin valley, you’ll cross into Bhabha valley, and at the pass, from the saddle point, you’ll have panoramic views of the landscapes from both the regions. Later, you’ll be camping at Phustirang after a 4 Km descent. This campsite will provide a perfect vantage point to get a glimpse of three mountain passed, Nimish Khango, Tari Khango and Pin Bhabha pass, as in Wang Khango. We spend the night in camps.
DAY THREE: Trek from Phustirang to Karah (5 km / 5 – 6 hours / 11,600 feet). Overnight at camps.
On the third day of your Bhabha Pass trek, today being one of the shortest days of the trek, you can spend the earlier hours capturing the morning skies above Bhabha valley. As you’ll start with your 5 km descent from Phustirang, you’ll be approached by a lot of stream-crossing and humps, while it’s a day of descent, it’ll still be challenging as you’ll then come upon a region that will have lot of loose mud and stone, as you’ll descend down the steep slope, on your way towards Karah. At the end of the day, before reaching the campsite at Karah, you’ll be crossing a tributary of Bhabha river, and then we will spend another night under stars in a campsite at Karah. You can explore the region, as there’s lake near the campsite that provides stunning reflections under the sunlight. We spend the night in camps. We spend the night in camps.
DAY FOUR: Trek from Karah to Mulling (6 km / 5 – 6 hours / 10,600 feet). Overnight at camps.
On the fourth day of your Bhabha Pass trek, after packing up the campsite at Karah, we make a move from the stunning landscape of this region, leaving the water stream behind, we continue walking over the meadow, and passing it on our way to Muling. This is a short day, with gradual descents, which takes you to a gorgeous flowery meadow, and while walking through this region you’ll be crossing a subterranean river near Muling, where you can hear the water but wouldn’t be able to see it. After this, few steep descents will bring you to a waterfall on your left and a lush meadow before you reach your Muling campsite. We spend the night in camps.
DAY FIVE: Trek from Mulling to Kafnu (11 km / 6 – 7 hours). Overnight at camps.
On the fifth day of your Bhabha Pass trek, we start at Muling to descend towards Kafnu. While it’s a day of a steep climb of 5 – 6 hours, it’s also the day to hold on to your cameras, for the breathtaking scenery that’ll be welcoming you on the way, as the mother nature will alleviate your senses, and opens up some refreshing of the views in front of you. So, relax, breathe deeply, take in all the good vibes from the Bhabha valley, before we reach Kafnu village, walking from the lush green banks of Bhabha River. And this is where your trek will end. We spend the night in camps.
DAY SIX: Option to drive to Shimla.
On the sixth day of your Bhabha Pass trek, you can choose to drive back to Shimla – the capital of Himachal Pradesh. If you want, we can arrange a car from Kafnu to Shimla.
This shared Bhabha Pass trek costs INR 12,950 per person if booked 90 days before the start of the tour. If this tour is booked between 0 – 89 days, the cost of this tour is INR 13,950 per person.
The cost includes the following:
> Highly knowledgeable and experienced English-speaking local guide and trekking staff.
> All camping equipment including state-of-the-art high altitude minus-degree sleeping bags, waterproof tents, comfortable trek mattresses, kitchen tents, dining tents and toilet tent.
> Freshly cooked delicious multi-cuisine breakfast, lunch and dinner on from Day 1 to Day 5.
> Mules to carry the camping equipment and ration.
The cost does not include the following:
– Service Tax of 9%
– Porters / Mules to carry personal luggage
> Transfers from Kaza to Mudh and Shimla to Kafnu
– Snacks and beverages that are not mentioned in the list of inclusions.
– Transfers from Kaza to Manali
– Accommodation in Kaza / Mudh
– Any additional costs incurred in case of a medical emergency / natural disaster / breakdown of vehicle / acts of God.
– Anything not mentioned in the “What’s Included” section.
The Bhabha Pass trek is graded as a moderate Spiti Valley Trek. We will be treading on stunning, but difficult terrain for close to 5-7 hours everyday at an average altitude of 12,000 feet. While no technical knowledge of climbing / trekking is required, a moderate amount of fitness is essential for this trek.
However, if you are worried about the remote nature of this Bhabha Pass trek and what will happen if a problem arises, please give your worries a rest. Ramesh Lotey, the founder of Spiti Holiday Adventure has been leading and arranging several Spiti Valley treks including the Bhabha Pass trek for the last twenty-seven years.
His experience has helped him pick only the best and most reliable and adept English-speaking guides and porters.
These highly experienced staff members will be responsible for your well-being throughout this Bhabha Pass trek and making it a safe and extremely memorable experience. Their experience and knowledge about the intricacies of this terrain makes them capable of handling almost every challenge that this Bhabha Pass trek might pose.
The friendly local staff, coupled with delicious freshly cooked healthy food and Spiti Holiday Adventure’s international grade, state-of-the-art trekking and camping equipment including high altitude sleeping bags, spacious waterproof tents, kitchen tents and portable toilet pits, will help you safely traverse and conquer the Bhabha Pass trek with a hard-earned smile.
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For any reason, if you need to cancel a confirmed participation, please contact us by sending an email. Please find below our refund policy for cancellations:
|Intimation Period(days before tour commences)||Refund|
|30 days or more||90% of the total amount|
|Between 15 – 29 days||70% of the total amount|
|Between 8 – 14 days||35% of the total amount|
|Between 0 – 7 days||No Refund|
Book this fixed shared seven day Spiti Valley jeep tour with Spiti Holiday Adventure – The only local Spiti Valley tour operator to be certified by Lonely Planet.
>Best Local Prices. No Middleman. No extra commissions.
>Twenty Eight years of experience in arranging Spiti Valley tours and treks
>Women safety: Our handpicked and trained staff is sensitized about women safety. All single women get an independent tent on treks.
>24/7 on-ground personal, phone and online support before and during your holiday.
>Highly knowledgeable, adept, trustworthy English-speaking local guides and drivers
>Delicious multi-cuisine food cooked fresh on treks. Try healthy local cuisines at homestays.
>State-of-the-art trek and camping equipment wherever required to ensure your warmth and comfort.
>We care for you: Medical kits are included.
>Portable toilet pit tents on most of our treks wherever required.
>We care for Spiti: Your money is ploughed back into the development of the local community.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can occur to anyone at an altitude above 10,000 feet – which is the average elevation of Spiti Valley. Common symptoms of AMS are headache, disturbed sleep, loss of appetite, nausea, coughing, irregular breathing, breathlessness, lack of energy, difficulty in passing urine, lack of concentration and chest gurgles.
The experienced staff of Spiti Holiday Adventure has been well trained to handle travellers who suffer from AMS. Painkillers and extra fluids can usually reduce the discomfort of altitude sickness but if a traveller ever shows persistent symptoms, we always descend to a more comfortable altitude to be safe.
To avoid AMS, it’s extremely important to acclimatize well to the conditions and the altitude. Once you reach Spiti Valley, it is advisable to take complete rest for a day before commending any physical excursion. AMS can be alleviated or avoided by slowing the pace of ascent. It is for this reason that we usually recommend a minimum of seven days for a tour of Spiti valley. This gives the body plenty of time to adapt to the increasing altitude.
You could choose to pack the following items which will come handy when you go on your Bhabha Pass Trek:
1) Windproof Jackets (heavy / feather if you are coming before June and after October)
2) Pullovers / Sweatshirts
3) Warmers / Thermals
4) Woolen caps, mufflers, gloves and socks
5) Raincoat (not necessary – but good to have one)
6) Waterproof / snow-proof trekking shoes
7) An extra pair of shoes
8) Sleeping bag (if you are trekking on your own)
10) Personal Medicines
11) Water bottle
12) A flashlight
13) Solar chargers / Power banks
14) Lip guard
17) Inhalers (if you suffer from asthma)
18) BSNL Prepaid / Postpaid SIM Card
If you are buying new shoes for your Bhabha Pass Trek, please remember to use them for at least a month before you commence your holiday.
Spiti Valley is a high altitude Himalayan desert and experiences an extreme range of temperatures.
The summers (May – October) which are the best season to visit Spiti Valley, experience average temperatures ranging from a maximum of 25 degrees centigrade (77F) and a minimum of 5 degrees centigrade (41F).
The winters (November – April) are extremely cold and they’re not an ideal season to visit Spiti Valley. Temperatures can dip to as low as -30 degrees centigrade (-22F).
Kaza is Spiti Valley’s district capital. It can be accessed by two routes:
1) SHIMLA TO KAZA
Shimla – Kalpa – Kaza (2 days / 440 kilometres)
From Shimla, this all-weather route is usually open throughout the year and will take you about two days of driving if you drive for 10-12 hours a day. This route to Spiti Valley, often termed as “one of the world’s most beautiful roads”, will take you through the Hindustan – Tibet Highway. On the first day, one can break the journey and stay overnight at Kalpa or Reckong Peo.
2) MANALI TO KAZA
Manali – Rohtang La – Kunzum La – Kaza (10 – 12 hours / 220 kilometres)
This route is usually accessible from mid-May and it remains open until October end.
This route will take you through the famous Rohtang La (3980 meters) and through the legendary Kunzum La (4551 meters)
Spiti Holiday Adventure has its own cars and adept, reliable local drivers who have mastered the art of safe driving on the difficult terrain that Spiti Valley offers.
The most comfortable way to reach Spiti Valley is to take a comfortable car (Toyota Innova) through either the Shimla – Kaza or the Manali – Kaza road. Contact us to book a taxi at best local prices.
For travellers looking for budget options, Spiti Holiday Adventure has good reliable friends who drive shared taxis. To book a seat in a shared taxi, contact us and we’ll help you.
If all members of the group agree to the additional costs of these activities, the following add-ons can be included to your itinerary to make your Spiti Valley trek more authentic and memorable.
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