Kalihani Pass Trek

Trip Details

  • Trip Type: Trekking

  • Region: Manali - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 09 days

  • Max Altitude: 4725m

  • Batch Dates: Custom Trips Only

Kalihani Pass Trek Overview

The Kalihani pass trek takes you deep into the Kullu valley, as we get to upper reaches of the Pir Panjal range we get excellent views of Hanuman Tibba, Indrasan and other peaks. Kalihani Pass also forms the pathway to the remote Bara Bangal village in the Kangra valley.


This is one of the best treks in the Kullu valley, the trek takes you to upper reaches of the Pir Panjal range with excellent views of Hanuman Tibba, Indrasan, Deo Tibba and other peaks. Kalihani Pass (4700m) also forms the pathway to the remote Bara Bhangal village in the Kangra valley. The Gaddi's of the Kangra valley regularly use this pass to cross over into the main Kullu valley.

Trip Cost

This is a custom departure tour and so please write to us for prices and more info on this trek. 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: The participants arrive in Manali.


Day 02: Manali - Lama Dugh (3017m) 

Duration: 5 hours

The climb is through thick forests. As one gains height in this steep climb, the distinct views of different faces of Indrasan, Deo Tibba and peaks of Bara Shigri glacier open up. In the last leg, the path turns to the right and one traverses the ridge horizontally and enters the campsite on an alpine plateau studded with a thick growth of alpine flowers.


Day 03: Lama Dugh - Riyali Thach (3400m)

Duration: 5 hours

The height gain on this day is approximately 1 km. The trek is through a steep ridge below Khanpari Tibba (4000m). From this point, one can have a magnificent glimpse of Manali, situated on the left bank of River Beas and the whole upper Kullu valley, which appears swathed in the different colors of the season.


Day 04: Riyali Thach - Base of Kalihani Pass (4010m) 

Duration: 6 hours

A longish day. The trail proceeds over open meadows initially followed by a steep descent to a stream. Crossing it, the path continues in a steep climb for about three hours till you arrive at the camp at the base of the Kalihani Pass. Make sure you catch the views of Deo Tibba and Indrasan peaks from the campsite.


Day 05: Base of Kalihani - Kalihani Pass (4725m) - back to Base

Duration: 8 hours

Today will be a long day with a steep climb to the pass crossing a stretch of scree, a moraine, and the Kalihani glacier. Take time off at the pass to get a splendid 360 degree view of hanging glaciers, the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar rangees. A steep descent will bring you back to the camp.


Day 06: Base of Kalihani Pass - Rani Sui (3400m)

Duration: 6 hours

The trail traces back to Riyali Thach and goes further to Rani Sui, where there is a small mountain pond.


Day 07: Rani Sui - Bogi Thach (3000m)

Duration: 3 hours

Today's is an easy walk downhill to the meadow at Bogi Thach. The path winds through thick pine forests with cedar and deodar trees.


Day 08: Bogi Thach - Panaga (2300m) - Manali

Duration: 3 hours

Continue downhill till the village of Panaga from where a vehicle will pick you up and drop you to the hotel in Manali. 


Day 09: Manali

Breakfast and departure. Trip Ends!

Cost Includes

  • All transfers in a non-ac vehicle as per the itinerary (Hotel - Hotel)
  • All arrangements for staying and camping while on trip 
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents/ hotel
  • All meals as detailed in the itinerary and safe drinking water ( meals in hotels not included) 
  • Guiding team, camp staff and cooks
  • Portage up to 10kg/person 
  • Insulated sleeping pads
  • All permissions where applicable

Cost Excludes

  • Sleeping Bags
  • Any food in hotels 
  • All expenses of personal nature like bottled water, drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
  • Personal Clothing
  • Medical and evacuation expenses, we strongly recommend purchasing a suitable insurance cover - asc360 provides adventure insurance in the Indian Himalayas
  • Transfers to and from hotels at the beginning and end of the trip
  • Transport to and from Manali at the beginning and end of the trip
  • Any expense incurred due to force majeure such as landslide, bad weather or reasons beyond our control

Things you need to get

- Backpack 40 - 50 Lt with rain cover - Goes on the horse/porter
- Day Pack 15 - 20 lt with rain cover-  to carry your camera, water bottle, trail layers, trail food etc.
-Trekking Shoes: Please do not wear sports shoes as on most treks, as we go higher it gets harder to use sports shoes. 
- 2 -3 pairs of trekking socks.
- 2 pairs of woolen socks - ideal to sleep in and best to use when in camp. We do not recommend them while trekking
- Pants: 3 pairs (including the ones you wear) - Ideal are the quick dry trekking pants. Alternatively, track pants are also comfortable to trek in. 
- T-shirts 3 pairs (including the ones you are wearing) - Preferably quick dry, full sleeve t-shirts  You can also choose to get T-shirts with collars, they offer extra protection for the neck from sunburns.
- Fleece Jacket 
- Rain & Wind Protection
- Down filled / Hollow fiber fill insulated Jacket
- Thermal liners - 1 pair upper and lower (optional).
- Warm Cap
- Gloves 
- Sun Cap
- Sunglasses with UV protection.
Other necessary things that we recommend you get:
- Toiletries - sunscreen SPF 40+, moisturiser, lip balm, soap, toilet paper.
- Repair Kit (needle and thread).
- Headlamp/ Torch.
- Camera.
- Water Bottle- Ideally keep two bottles 1 liter each.
- Trekking Pole - Optional.
- Plastic Packing covers. (Please pack all your gear in waterproof plastic bags so that your clothes etc do not get wet while on horses or porters. Also, carry extra plastic bags in case you need to pack wet clothes.)

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