India
Location
8 days
Duration
8/10
Physicality

“Holi” is small and beautiful valley town, on the banks of river Ravi, and famous for delicious red royal and golden apples and for walnuts too.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Holi/Chamba
TOUR DURATION 13 Days
TOUR ROUTE Holi–Laakewali-Dharadi-Lake Base Camp-Bara Bhangal-Khanar-Nayagram-Chamba

 

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Day 01: Holi – Laakewali

“Holi” is small and beautiful valley town, on the banks of river Ravi, and famous for delicious red royal and golden apples and for walnuts too. The trek passes through Kharamukh and Garola and you get to spend some time on the banka of Ravi River at Choli Bridge for relaxation. Then proceed for Holi. AT Holi, you visit the small Bazaar of Holi, Nayagram and Laakewali Mata which is 3 kms ahead from Nayagram. Lunch arrangements are at the Laakewali Mata temple. Spend the rest of the day for acclimatization.
Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.
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Day 02: Laakewali Mata - Dharadi

The Laakewali Mata to Dharadi stretch of 10 kms is quite interesting as the road ends at Laakewali Mata. From here you trek downhill for 500 mts and then cross a small suspension bridge, after which you again climb for about 1 km to reach a small village “Surie”. Rest at Surie for a while and then proceed for Urna village. The trail crosses through a small Nallah, near Urna and then goes to Khrudu through a ropeway. Lunch is at Khrudu after which you move ahead through Garonda Village, cross the Nala by a log bridge, climb over a 1km long steep spur to finally reach the remote village of Dharadi.
Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
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Day 03: Dharadi – Lake Base Camp

Today we cover a trek of 14 kms from Dharadi to Lake Camp. The trek crosses above the north side of the Ravi River, which has precipitous rock faces and tricky sections. It takes about 4 -5 hours to reach the Khanar village. Then there is steep climb of 2 – 3 kms stretch, through wooded slopes to reach the crest of a spur, called the ‘Gaddi shepherds’ encampment, which is a traditional resting place for travelers. The next stop Bara Bhanghal is only about 7-8 kms from here, yet it is advisable to camp overnight beside the lake.
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Day 04: Lake Base Camp - Bara Bhangal

Bara Bhanghal is the most remote area of Kangra District. From the lake base camp it’s a 10 kms trek to Bar Bhangal over grassy meadows. Bara Bhanghal is a small valley which 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 village is situated a little above the river while the newer one is seen on the right bank. Shepherds’ trails wind upwards in all directions. Set up camp outside the village along the Ravi River.
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Day 05: Rest Day at Bara Bhangal

Today is a rest day at Bara Bhangal. Relax, explore the one of the remotest village of Himachal Pradesh. Overnight stay in camp with local meals and campfire.
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Day 06: Bara Bhangal - Khanar

The journey back to Bharmour from Bar Bhanghal is through the same path. We stop at Khanar, a small destination between Lake base camp and Dharadi.
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Day 07: Khanar - Nayagram

Back journey to Nayagram is through a different path, the Bajol route. Bajol is small village where you rest before proceeding for Nayagram.
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Day 08: Nayagram - Chamba

Early in the morning, the trekkers proceed for Chamba in a taxi. Lunch at Chamba troop and the trek comes to an end.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Trekking
• Camping
• High Himalayan peaks
• Tribal villages
• Himalayan bird and wildlife
• Glacier walking

Triund trek
Nayagram - Chamba
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