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Bhabha Pass Trek Highlights

  • Witness the drama as the landscape changes from lush greens to deserted mountains
  • Enjoy the stunning vistas and the Kashmir-like meadows of Karah
  • Savour the enchanting sights of turquoise waters of Chandratal Lake ringed by high mountains
  • Travel through some of the remotest hamlets in the state of Himachal

Bhabha Pass Trek Overview

About Pin Bhabha Pass Trek-

Bhabha Pass Trek is usually confused with the Pin Parvati trek. Both the treks are equally difficult and stunning at the same time. The maximum altitude that you will attain while trekking to Bhabha Pass will be approximately 16,125 feet. Bhabha Pass trek becomes somewhat similar to the trekking in Kashmir with rough desert-like regions encircled by the towering mountains on all sides. But this Bhaba Pass trek also shows vast open grassland where you can camp, beautiful forests, and thrilling landscapes at some points.

While trekking from Mulling to Kara, you will go through some of the adventurous moments like river crossing and nature walk.

Bhabha Pass trek trail opens up to the ethereal charms of Himachal Pradesh. Proud peaks and stunning river valleys of the region appear as if it was made for adventure. Along with alpine adrenaline, the state also appeals to a rich Himachali culture and Buddhist monasteries.

Quick Facts:

Duration: 8D/7N

Maximum Altitude: 16,125 ft.

Difficulty Grade: Moderate

Total Trek Distance: 48 km

Temperature: 13°C to 18°C and Night: 0°C to -7°C

Best Time to Travel: Mid-May to September

Base Camp: Kafnu

Start point: Shimla

Endpoint: Manali

Nearest Railway Station: Shimla Railway Station

ATM: Rampur has the last ATM point before your trek begins.


How to Reach Kafnu:


By Air: Chandigarh International Airport is one of the major airports in North India. All Major Flights are connected from different states of India and International too.

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By Rail: The Chandigarh railway station is approximately 8 kilometers from the city center. The railway station has regular trains connecting it with different Indian cities. Jan Shatabdi, Shatabdi, and Himalayan queen connect it with New Delhi. Paschim Express, Chennai Express, Sadbhavna express, and Kerala Sampark Kranti are other important trains plying at the route connecting Chandigarh with other cities.


By Road: It takes about 04:00 hours to reach Shimla from Chandigarh. The buses from Chandigarh to Shimla run by RSRTC and are frequently available on daily basis.

Shimla to Kafnu drive is a 6-hour drive from Shimla and Kafnu is the base camp for your trek. Shared Cabs are available.


Inclusions:

1. Accommodation – You will be staying in tents for 7 nights of the trek (3 people/tent). Room/tent is separate for the male and female participants.

2. Meals – (Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner). We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek

3. Camping charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included for Indians.

4. Trekking equipment – High-quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.

5. Safety equipment – First aid kit, oxygen cylinders, oximeter, etc. will be with guide/trek leader and at the campsite as well to deal with emergencies.

6. Expert trek Leaders – All our trek leaders are at least qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering and first aid course.

7. Expert Trek support team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of certified guides, cooks, helpers, and porters.


Available Group Departures:

• May: 16, 22, 23, 29,30

• June: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

• July: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31

• Aug: 1, 7, 8, 14, 15. 21, 22, 28, 29

• Sep: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

• Oct: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24,30, 31

[ Note: If you are a group of 4 or more people then the dates can be customized]

More Details about Bhabha Pass Trek

Know Before You Go for Bhabha Pass Trek

  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • Consult a physician before undertaking the trek. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the trek.
  • Pay heed to the trek guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
  • The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travelers littering may be fined.
  • Do not encourage trekking during the night unless it is a part of the itinerary and a guide is with you; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government are to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitization and use of mask is recommended.
  • Professional guide(s) are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the package.
  • Carry dry snacks/food from home (you will save a lot of money). Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill.
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • Please carry a valid ID proof.
  • The exact location of the the starting point of the trek will be shared post booking.

Things To Carry for Bhabha Pass Trek

  • Caps
  • Toilet paper & wipes
  • Back pack (50-60l)
  • Water bottle
  • Fleece jackets and thermals
  • Hiking shoes
  • Woollen cap, socks, mittens & scarf

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Top Reviews
12 Nov, 2014
Good
Kashyapi Rana
Bhabha Pass Trek was a really nice experience. However, what seemed to be a moderate level trek felt a little complicated. Thanks to the climate changes. The trek itinerary was scheduled nicely for 8 days starting from Manali back to Manali. It started on a great note. However, there was some unexpected rains plus a lot of hassles due to the rain. This also messed up the tent stay a big time. That being said, this trek was nevertheless nice and good experience overall to cherish.
+3
29 Nov, 2016
Excellent
Rahul Singh
Beauty can't be described in words but pictures do very well.
+2

Bhabha Pass Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Drive from Shimla - Kafnu (208km/7-8 Hours)
  • This refreshing day, you will meet at the decided place in Shimla by 7:00 AM.
  • Hop on to a vehicle and drive to Kafnu. Enjoy the long drive that makes its way through Narkandaand Rampur.
  • Kafnu is a charming hamlet in the Bhabha Valley, Kinnaur.
  • Check in to the hotel there for an overnight stay, for tomorrow your trekking Bhaba Valley commences.
Day 2
Trek form Kafnu – Mulling (3,100m)
  • Indulge in a hearty breakfast, after which you embark upon a stunning Bhabha pass trek route.
  • Amble amidst apple orchards and an easy to follow forested part. With a trail that is moderate in nature, it would take you around 6 hours to arrive at Mullingmeadows.
  • Once there, take in a natural beauty that abounds.
  • During the night, you will be sleeping in tents.
Day 3
Trek from Mulling (3,100m) - Kara (3,550m)
  • This exciting day of the Bhaba Pass Trek, brace yourself for some fun river crossings where you will have to make your way through natural bridges.
  • Enjoy the sights of vibrant alpine blossoms. You might also get to meet some local shepherds who adorn traditional outfits.
  • Arrive at Kara meadow after a steady climb. Once there, lap up the sights of stunning peaks that lie on the border of Kinnaur and Spiti.
  • Tonight you will be sleeping in tents.
Day 4
Trek from Kara (3,550m) - Phustirang (4,000m)
  • This day, start from Kara and enjoy the trek to Phustirang. Expect breath-taking sights as you make your way on the river's left bank to arrive at Phustirang.
  • Witness the mighty Hansbeshan Peak that perches at 5,840m.
  • Arrive at the camp ground during the earlier part of the evening and unwind.
  • Tonight, you will be sleeping in tents.
Day 5
Trek from Phustirang (4,000m) -Bhabha Pass (4,850m) - Baldar (3,900m)
  • This day, you begin by ascending the path that takes you to the Bhabha Pass
  • Be prepared for a steep path and heavy snow. You would have to put in more strength and treading on the snowy area can take more time.
  • Once at the top, you can feast your eyes on the great views that surrounds.
  • Witness many mountain ranges and the famous Pin Parvati Pass.
  • Take a short halt and start climbing down towards the Spiti side. Post some hours; make way on the stunning landscape that is distinctive of Spiti.
  • The terrain here is a mix of grasslands and mountains of various colours. Tonight you will be sleeping in tents.
Day 6
Trek from Baldar (3,900m) - Mudh (3,740m), Drive from Mudh - Kaza (3,800m) (2hrs)
  • Today, you delight in a light trek to Mudh. The terrain that surrounds you is breathtaking.
  • Witness purple-hued mountains, Pin river meandering and endless open spaces.
  • Enjoy the charming hamlet of Mudh, post which you will be driven to Kaza.
  • Once here, you will head to the hotel and get refreshed; overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 7
Drive from Kaza (3,800m) - Kunzum La (4,550m) (75km/2 Hours), Trek from Kunzum La - Chandratal (4,270m)
  • Relish in a winsome drive to Kunzum La.
  • Make way through some hamlets and witness their indigenous culture.
  • Once at Kunzum La, trek for around 3 hours and arrive at the campsite near Chandratal Lake.
  • Savour the enchanting sights of turquoise waters ringed by high mountains.
  • Enjoy the evening unravelling the surroundings; overnight stay will be in tents.
Day 8
Chandratal (4,270m) – Manali (2,000m) (Trek & 6-7 Hours Drive)
  • This day, the road situation will be gauged and based on that, you might trek for half an hour or 3 hours to get to the road head.
  • Once there, hop on to the vehicles and be driven to Manali via the well-known Rohtang Pass.
  • This marks the end of your Bhabha Pass Trek.

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Trek through some of the most dramatic landscapes as you will get to witness the lush green mountains as well as the barren lands.

Price Includes
  • Stay

    Stay in hotels/tents.

  • Meals

    All meals starting from dinner on Day 01 till breakfast on Day 07 (6 Dinners, 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches)

  • Activities

    Trekking

    Camping

  • Guide

    Qualified & experienced Guide.

Exclusions
  • Transfers

    Transportation from Shimla (start) to Manali (end) can be availed at an extra cost.

Bhabha Pass Trek Map

Starting Point
Shimla
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India